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Health Benefits of Black Seed Oil

The unmatched benefits of Black Seed Oil

As more and more natural remedies come along, it becomes glaringly obvious that nature has the remedy to nearly everything that ails us. Whether we use these remedies properly in conjunction with a healthy and holistic lifestyle is up to us, but there is very little debate that plants have been healing mankind for thousands of years. This would be second nature to us had the pharmaceutical industry not done an excellent job of brainwashing us into thinking men with white coats in sterile labs held all the answers.

One of the newest discoveries in North America, black seed oil, has enjoyed a surge of popularity but it is still relatively unknown in the health industry, and that’s unfortunate because its overall healing properties are nothing short of astounding.

What is Black Seed Oil?

Black seed oil, also known as black cumin, black onion seeds. black coriander, and black caraway, is derived from a small flowering shrub known as Nigella sativa that grows in Southwestern Asia, the Mediterranean, and Africa. This shrub grows tiny black seeds that have been used for remedies for thousands of years, with archaeologists even finding them in King Tut’s tomb which only further signifies their importance. Cleopatra also reportedly used the oil for her beautiful hair and skin and Hippocrates liked using it for digestive issues.

So why has black seed oil attracted so many people including royalty to use it over thousands of years? You’re about to find out.

The Health Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Many of black seed oil’s benefits have been confirmed in biomedical text, and has 656 published, peer-reviewed studies referencing it since 1964. There has been over 1600 natural compounds identified in black seed oil with a wide range of health benefits, including:*

  • Supports healthy liver function
  • Aids digestive system health
  • Supports healthy lung function
  • Supports immune system health
  • Promotes healthy heart function
  • Supports joint health
  • Supports commonsense weight management plans
  • Nourishes healthy skin and hair

How does one humble seed generate so much support in so many different areas? Much of it can be attributed to it’s antioxidant profile, with the active agents of thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, nigellone, and thymol being just a few of the plant compounds that provide us with so many health benefits. Black seed oil also contains a high level of amino acids including linolenic, oleic, palmitic, and stearic acid. It also contains a plant saponin known as melathin, as well as selenium, iron, calcium, and potassium.

How To Use Black Seed Oil

Some traditional food applications of black seed oil include adding it to soups, curries, stir frys, or grinding and mixing them with other seasonings to use on a variety of dishes.

To ensure the most medicinal benefits, taking it in straight supplemental form is often the easiest and most guaranteed way to enjoy it’s healing power. You could also mix it in with raw honey or fresh juice, to make it more palatable.

Sources include:

Greenmedinfo.com

Livestrong.com

Wellnessmama.com

Healthline.com

The Benefits Of Black Seed Oil

The term “black seed oil” may not be familiar, but it is the general label given to oil extracted from certain seeds, including black cumin, black sesame, black caraway, Roman coriander and onion seed. However, though many people may not be familiar with this term, it has been the subject of research in over 630 peer-reviewed articles due to its amazing health benefits.

The benefits of this oil largely stem from its active ingredients, potent phytochemicals, botanically-based compounds which give potent health benefits to their parent plants. One of these is thymol, which also gives essential oil of thyme its amazing medical properties. Read on to learn more about what including black seed oil can do for you.

Fights Cancer
Due to its high levels of phytochemicals, many of which have strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, black seek oil has been the subject of many studies for its ability to treat cancer. In one study out of Croatia, scientists studying the properties of two active ingredients of black seed oil, thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone, and found that they reduced the size of tumors by 52%.

Supports Liver Function
The liver is arguably one of the most important organs in the body, and one of the most significant of its functions is to help detect and remove toxins and other harmful substances from the body. It is thus important for overall human health. Use of black seed oil can help support good hepatic function and protect the liver from damage or disease.

Helps Treat Diabetes
In one study published recently in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that black seed oil can help to partially regenerate the beta cells in the pancreas. These beta cells are what produces insulin, the hormone which the body uses to take glucose out of the blood cells and deliver it to other cells of the body for insulin. This could make it important for both main types of diabetes.

Aids Weight Loss
Last June, the Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders published a literature review of plants which have been discovered to have anti-obesity properties. Black seed oil was discovered to be one of the most effective and potent on this list. It aids weight loss on a number of levels, including curbing the appetite naturally, regulating blood sugar levels and aiding in absorption of glucose by the intestines.

Restores Hair Loss
Perhaps one of the most unique features of black seed oil is its ability to restore hair loss. The method by which it is able to accomplish this is not quite clear, though researchers suspect that it might have something to do with the oil’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties. At any rate, is have been shown to have a positive effect on the hair follicles and to promote the growth of thick, healthy hair.
These are just five of the reasons to consider the use of black seed oil in your diet. The potent active phytochemicals help your body in all sorts of ways, and it is very likely that the full extent of their beneficial powers has yet to be discovered!
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