For more than 3000 years healers in India, Egypt, and throughout the Middle East have turned to black seed and black seed oil as one of nature’s miracles
Ancient civilizations held this herb in high regard.
Archaeologists found black seed oil in Tutankhamun’s tomb…
Nefertiti used black seed oil as part of her skin regimen…
The Romans used black seed oil as a nutritional supplement….
The Greek physician Dioscorides praised black seed oil for its healing properties...
And sacred Muslim texts held black seed above all other herbs for its power and potency…
Now, please don’t take these statements as scientific proof of anything. Black seed oil doesn’t have magical properties as many ancient cultures believed — and it isn’t a cure for the common cold as some ancient physicians thought — but it is reasonable to ask…
What is it that has led this herb to be held in such reverence for thousands of years?
Well, it turns out that modern research shows black seed oil does have many compounds that provide natural support to some of your body’s most critical systems
Your body is an amazing, complex organism with countless responses built in to protect you from threats… environmental toxins, stress, viruses, fungi, parasites, bacteria…
When your body senses an invader or a threat, it produces an inflammatory response. You’ve probably heard that inflammation is bad. And in certain circumstances it can be. But a healthy inflammatory response is good! Life-saving, even. Your body’s natural inflammatory response helps fight off infection and is part of your body’s method for healing itself when an injury occurs.
However, if inflammation runs out of control or doesn’t stop when the threat has passed, bad things start to happen. Chronic low-grade inflammation undermines the effectiveness of your immune system and can damage and age your cells. As you get older, it gets harder and harder for your body to regulate its natural inflammation response. Often the result is chronic inflammation, the kind that attacks cells and makes it harder for your immune system to mount an attack when it needs to. This breakdown in inflammatory response puts your body at risk in many ways.
But there are bio-active compounds that can help your body’s immune system and inflammatory response function in a more balanced way.
Black seed oil contains a dizzying number of bioactive compounds. It contains proteins, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, and fiber. It delivers a variety of amino acids… glutamate, arginine, aspartate, cysteine and methionine. On the list of vitamin and minerals iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine, and folic acid all show up. It also contains hundreds of phytoconstituents, many of which are still being analyzed by scientists.
Because it has some many compounds that scientists want to understand better, researchers have begun to do studies on black seed oil…
And the results are promising.
Now, first, it’s important to understand that the research on black seed oil is in its early stages. Studies so far have been small, but most researchers conclude that black seed oil has exciting potential and that bigger studies are warrented.
So what have researchers found so far?
Most research has focused on how black seed works with the body to promote a balanced inflammatory response. In one small-scale study researchers examined how black seed oil affected certain markers of inflammation. The study was double-blind, randomized, and placebo controlled. It lasted for eight weeks. At the end the researchers concluded that black seed oil showed great potential for lowering inflammation and oxidative stress.
Another similar study found that when combined with a calorie-restricted diet, black seed oil helped lower key inflammation factors in the blood of participants by up 54% from levels before the study began, compared with a 21% reduction in the control group who also followed a calorie-restricted diet. This study was also double-blind, randomized, and placebo controlled.
A third study yielded similar results.
Each of these studies has been small — fewer than 100 participants — and has focused on people with conditions that tend to aggravate inflammation.
More research does need to be done, but the early results suggest that black seed oil can help your body maintain a healthy inflammation response… And when that happens your immune system will function closer to optimum. Which means a healthier you!
As someone who cares about your health and where your natural supplements come from, you almost certainly know the value of essential fatty acids to your heart, your brain, and your overall sense of well-being. And your immune system, too!
Black seed oil is a rich source of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 essential fatty acids. In our black seed oil, you’ll find these essential fatty acids in an optimal balance — 1:2:1.
This balance of essential fatty acids helps your body to work at its best on every level.
Black seed oil is versatile. And it’s safe.
You can take it as a nutritional supplement. Most people who use it this way choose to mix a teaspoon of black seed oil along with a spoonful of honey into their favorite tea. When you drink this tonic every day, you’ll support your immune system by helping it better manage inflammation. A stronger immune system can mean more energy and fewer sick days. Plus, your body will be better able to protect again the everyday damage done by stress, poor diet choices, environmental toxins, and aging.
You can also use black seed oil topically on your skin and hair. It’s restorative properties can give your skin a glowing, more even appearance. (When using any topical skin cream, it’s important to do a small test first to make sure it’s well-tolerated by your skin.)
Another topical use for black seed oil is as an additive to your favorite massage oil. Massaging sore muscles and joints is a good way to relieve aches and pains. Adding black seed oil can enhance the experience.
When you introduce black seed oil into your daily health routine, you will look and feel better, inside and out.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.