Black seed oil , also known as black cumin oil is extracted from the Nigella Sativa plant that is native to Asia. Black seed oil offers many medicinal properties such as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, analgesic, and many more.Nigella Sativa Plant
Benefits of Black Seed Oil
- Boosts the immune system
Black seed oil contains powerful antioxidants, Vitamin B and acids which support the immune system. This oil provides remedy especially for people with autoimmune disease. It balances the immune system without encouraging an immune reaction against healthy body tissues.
- Prevents cancer
This oil is rich in thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone, which are known to fight cancerous cells using various mechanisms such as anti-proliferation, apoptosis induction, cell cycle arrest, reactive oxygen species generation, anti-metastasis, and anti-angiogenesis. High concentrations of this oil is used to treat leukemia, brain cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, brain cancer among others. It provides natural protection against the dangers of radiation.
- Treats type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Black seed oil causes gradual regeneration of pancreatic beta-cells, increases the insulin sensitivity of liver cells, and decreases the elevated serum glucose, which helps to prevent type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Improves digestion
Black seed oil is carminative in nature, hence it can be used to prevent digestion problems such as stomach bloating, cramps, and ulcers.
- Weight loss
It aids in weight loss by lessening appetite, improving glucose levels as well as glucose absorption. This helps overweight people to lose excess weight.
- Promotes healthy hair and skin
When added to moisturizers, black seed oil enhances skin moisture and hydration, contributing to a soft and firm skin. This can also be applied to human hair to soften it and promote its shine.
- Provides relief for allergies and asthma
It contains anti-asthmatic properties making it beneficial for relieving allergies and asthma symptoms. Its also reduces inflammation in the airways to help with bronchitis symptoms.
Black seed oil also facilitates wound healing by reducing inflammation and killing bacteria. Besides, it prevents scar formation on wounds.