Black cumin seed oil is perhaps the most important oil you can use for your health. Native to Western Asia, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, black seed oil has been valued for it’s health benefits for centuries. In fact,
black cumin seed oil was found in Tutankhamen’s tomb, and was used by Cleopatra for its valuable health and beauty benefits.
Black cumin seed oil is believed to have over 100 ingredients. The main active ingredient in black seed oil is crystalline nigellone. It also contains myristic acid palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid (omega-6), linolenic acid (omega-3), arachidonic acid, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, copper, zinc, phosphorous, niacin, folacin, calcium, iron.
Studies at Thomas Jefferson University have confirmed the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of black cumin seed oil, as well as its anticancer effects on prostate and colon cancer.
Black Cumin Seed Oil and Cancer
Black cumin oil not only rebuilds the immune system and destroys cancer cells but it encourages the good cells to fight the cancer. Presently, there are 462 published studies on the efficacy of Nigella sativa. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=nigella%20sativa).
Several studies have found that a compound in black seed oil, Thymoquinone, helps induce cell death in leukemia cells, brain tumor cells, breast cancer cells, pancreatic cancer, and cervical cancer cells.
According to one study,
“The anti-tumor effects of thymoquinone have also been investigated in tumor xenograft mice models for colon, prostate, pancreatic and lung cancer. The combination of thymoquinone and conventional chemotherapeutic drugs could produce greater therapeutic effect as well as reduce the toxicity of the latter.”
Black Cumin Oil Can Treat:
Allergies and Sinusitis
Anxiety and Nervous Tension
Colds and Flu’s
Diarrhea, Indigestion and Heartburn
Headaches and Migraines
High Blood Pressure
Lethargy and Depression
Lowers bad cholesterol
Helps relieve backache, arthritis and rheumatism
Helps with Eczema
Fungal and other Infections
Lethargy and Depression Asthma
Increases flow of breast milk in nursing mothers
Stimulates menstrual periods
Increases healthy fat in the blood
Calms nervous system
Stimulates urine productionImproves respiratory problems/symptoms
Fights infectious disease
Prevent epileptic seizures
Nourishes the skin and helps in the regeneration of damaged cells
How to use black cumin oil
- For therapeutic effects, take three teaspoons of the oil a day mixed with half a teaspoon of raw honey or freshly squeezed juice.
- For beautiful skin, mix ½ teaspoon of black cumin seed oil into 1 tablespoon carrier oil, leave on for 50 minutes then rinse it off.
- To treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, apply the oil directly to your skin.
Article originally published on LivingTraditionally.com republished with permission