Black seed oils


                                     Black Seed Oil Uses (Black Cumin, Nigella Sativa) )      Black Cumin Seed Oil Properties


Black cumin seeds are cultivated in multiple countries such as: Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, United States, Central Asia and the Mediterranean. This Eastern spice black seed is also known as “Nigella”, “Indian cumin”, “Cumin”, “Zira”, “Roman coriander”, “Giro”, “Kmin” and “Chabrier” throughout the world. The Nigella Sativa seeds are cold pressed to produce the black seed oil which can be used for culinary purposes and in healing multiple diseases.

According to modern archaeological research, people have used Nigella Sativa oil for more than 3,000 years for traditional medicine practiced in Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean region and in the Middle East. Black Nigella cumin oil has been a part of the medical treaties for Hippocrates and the ancient Greek pharmacologist Dioscorides. The inhabitants of ancient Egypt used black cumin oil as a natural cosmetic, antidote for snake bites, to improve digestion, get rid of worms, along with cleaning the liver, lungs and kidneys. Pure black seed oil has been mentioned in the Qur’an, when the Prophet Muhammad called Nigella Sativa oil as a “cure for all diseases except death”. Scientific works of Avicenna also argued that black cumin helps fight diseases and contributes to the “life force” to overcome fatigue and exhaustion.

There has been over two hundred (200) international university research studies conducted since 1959 that have been published and reported to the media that speaks about the importance of black cumin seeds. Additional research conducted in 1992 by Indian scientists has proven that organic black cumin oil is very effective against different types of pathogens. Research found that unlike artificially derived antibiotics, pure Nigella Sativa oil fights harmful bacteria without disturbing the beneficial intestinal microflora balance.

Egypt was among the first countries that discovered the secrets of Nigella Sativa seeds. Egyptians have developed uses of black cumin oil to help strengthen the immune system and incorporate it into cosmetics to better help heal and enhance skin beauty. Well-known pharmaceutical companies worldwide add Nigella Sativa seeds and oils to a variety of drugs. Currently, raw pharmacological black cumin is mainly being used in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Arab countries.

Cold pressing seeds of Nigella Sativa produces high-quality organic black seed oil which contains vitamins, minerals and biologically active substances. This seed is useful as an: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antifungal, antispasmodic, diuretic, analgesic, and other natural medicinal uses.  Ayurvedic and traditional medicine have also incorporated the use of black seed oil. Raw materials for the production of clean and healthy oil of black seeds are usually grown in clean ecological regions without the use of harmful chemicals that are generally used in the cultivation process.


Natural black seed oil contains more than one hundred (100) components; some of which are still unexplored. It’s composition contains unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, phospholipids, 15 amino acids (including arginine) and 8 of which are indispensable. Other essential components include: carotenoids (Vitamin A precursor), Vitamin E, D, C, Vitamin B (B1 , B2, B3, B6, B9), various macro and micro elements (potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, nickel, etc.), plant sterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol and et al.), flavonoids, tannins, polysaccharides and monosaccharides (glucose, xylose, etc.), alkaloids, enzymes, saponins, triterpene saponins and essential oil (1.3%).

Black cumin oil is rich and beneficial to the human body’s unsaturated fatty acids (85%). In sulfuric acid composition of this natural plant product the leadership position is taken by linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-6 (58%), a monounsaturated acid content of Omega-9 reaches 24%. Cumin oil composition contains other fatty acids: palmitic (14%), stearic (3.5%), arachic (1.2%), myristic (0.4%), linolenic (Omega 3) (less than 0.2%) and palmitoleic (about 0.1%).
Omega -6, Omega-9 and fatty acids contribute to the oil of black cumin composition.  This composition improves the cardiovascular, nervous, integumentary and digestive systems, help restore hormonal balance, normalize lipid metabolism, prevent inflammation, strengthen the immune system and help detoxify. Vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids found in black seed oil have anti-inflammatory properties, improve immunity, restore the skin’s water balance and improves circulation. In addition, the powerful natural antioxidant effect found in the seed oil of Nigella Sativa aids the musculoskeletal system by improving strength, endurance and in the human reproductive system by helping embryonic development.
The powerful wound healing ability of organic black cumin oil is largely possible due to the carotenoids it contains. Vitamin A synthesized from carotenoids promotes active regeneration of damaged skin and mucous membranes, stimulates the synthesis of collagen and helps stabilize blood glucose levels. Vitamin A is necessary for the full formation of bone and tooth enamel and production of sex hormones. Vitamin A, as well as vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids in the Nigella Sativa oil nutrition play an important role in strengthening the immune defenses of the human organism.
“Plant hormones” phytosterols, which have a high content in pure black seed oil are needed for the natural production of hormones, pro-vitamin B and bile acid by the human body.  These phytosterols have immuno-stimulant, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal actions. Phytosterols are often used as components of various drugs for the prevention and treatment of high glucose levels, managing cholesterol levels, prostate, cardiovascular and other endocrine disorders.


There have been scientific studies conducted in laboratory and clinical settings proving that black cumin seeds found in Nigella Sativa oil eradicate about 80% of cancer agents by activating essential genes which help fight tumor growth. Thymoquinone is an antioxidant found in black seeds and aids in preventing inflammation and treats malignant tumors. Thymoquinone also has anti-proliferative effects and promotes programmed cell death. After performing thes tests, doctors discovered that thymoquinone caused genetic changes in pancreatic cancer cells and transformed the DNA structure. There are scientists who also agree that black seed oil is able to fight cancer throughout different stages.


Natural black cumin seed oil is beneficial in:

Weak immune system: Pure Nigella Sativa oil is a great immunopotentiator.  A high immune system allows us to better fight diseases and viruses that are common in autumn and winter, during flu seasons.

Cancer prevention: Rich in antioxidants, the Nigella Sativa seed oil stimulates the Lymphatic system to increase immunity.
Prophylactic purposes:  Its used to help restore individual organs and systems of the body, such as liver, intestine or vascular system functions. Black seed oil is a very strong prophylactic against colds.
Patients with diabetes: The black cumin oil includes substances that regulate blood sugar level and takes a great involvement in the synthesis of natural insulin.
People battling obesity: This oil contains polyunsaturated omega-6 and omega-9 acids and other biochemical components that actively help to improve lipid metabolism.
Women during breastfeeding: regular use of Nigella Sativa in food significantly strengthens lactation – the formation and accumulation of milk in the mammary gland.
Diseases of the respiratory tract: Organic Black seed oil for internal and external application is effective in the treatment of bronchial asthma, seasonal allergies, pneumonia, bronchitis, rhinitis and sinusitis.
Reproductive system dysfunction: Vitamins A and E, phytosterols, zinc, manganese and selenium (which are essential components of black seed oil) help enhance libido potency, help normalize the production of testosterone, causes a positive effect on the process of spermatogenesis, as well as improve blood flow to male genital organs.
Menstrual cycle: Plant hormones in black seed oil help eliminate hormonal disorders, develop a healthy cycle, reduce menstrual pain, and in some instances help reduce some unpleasant symptoms of menopause.
Human strength restoring: Black cumin seed oil is useful in reducing exhaustion, strength loss and fatigue. It gives energy and increase vitality.
Heart and blood vessel: Strengthens and improves the elasticity of blood vessels, removes excess cholesterol, combats atherosclerosis, relieves vascular spasm and overall creates better blood circulation.
Gastrointestinal tract: Nigella Sativa seed oil contributes to the normalization of gastric acidity, normalizes digestion and removes phenomena such as belching, nausea, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhea. It helps relieves the uncomforting symptoms of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Mental performance and nervous system improvement: Natural black seed oil is very rich in phospholipids, zinc, vitamins of group B, which are improve brain and nervous system functionality.
Skin disease: Organic black cumin oil is bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal and anti-allergic. It is effective in treating acne, fungal skin diseases, eczema, dermatitis, allergic irritations, warts and many other skin discomforts.
Hair strengthening and baldness protection: Black seed oil is rich in Vitamin B, macro- and microelements, and helps prevent hair loss.


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