Black cumin / black seed oil (Nigella sativa), cold-pressed Ol’Vita
Black cumin (black seed) oil is cold-pressed and crude and it has strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, antihistamines and analgesic effect. It contains large amounts of essential unsaturated fatty acids (about 1% omega-3, 58% omega-6 and 25% omega-9) for proper functioning of the organism.
What is black seed oil
Black cumin (black seed) oil (Nigella sativa) was already used thousands years ago. It’s called "Gold of the Pharaohs", mainly because it was found in the Tutankhamun’s tomb dated 3300 before Christ. In Arab cultures, nigella sativa is called the "seed of blessing". In Islam the Prophet Muhammad said that it is "a remedy for all diseases except death". It is used, among others, in Muslim, Greek, Roman and Ayurvedic medicine.
The most beneficial components of black seed oil are thymoquinone and nigellon – strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and antihistamines substances; as well as melatin with analgesic properties.
Black cumin seed oil benefits
Due to its unique properties, black seed oil is known and can be considered as miracle and natural cure:
- It lowers the level of glucose in blood, reduces insulin resistance, and stimulates the generation of beta cells of the pancreas in people with diabetes.
- supports upper respiratory tract, helps in the fight against asthma and bronchitis and dilates airways;
- prevents the common cold, flu, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and relieves their symptoms (serve a spoonful of oil in hot herbal tea, e.g. chamomile and thyme)
- effectively relieves allergy symptoms, has antihistamines effect;
- supports the cardiovascular system, lowers blood pressure and due to its high phytosterols content, it reduces the bad cholesterol level and reduces its absorption (antiatherosclerotic);
- regulates liver and kidneys function, detoxifies, cures gastric ulcers;
- strengthens the immune system;
- has anticonvulsant properties. It significantly reduces the intensity and frequency of seizures in people with epilepsy, resistant to conventional treatment;
- is helpful with inflammation of the joints and with rheumatism, flarin arthritis;
- naturally relieves toothache, back pain, headache and muscle pain;
- regulates a menstrual cycle;
- stimulates the production of breast milk;
- relieves muscle spasms;
- kills bacteria resistant to antibiotics such as MRSA (staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin);
- treats poisoning after the use of chemical weapon, relieves respiratory signs such as wheezing or chest pain;
- enhances regeneration of organs;
- is helpful in the therapy and treatment of opioid addiction;
- calms, relaxes, increases resistance to stress and helps in the fight against insomnia (take one spoonful of oil mixed in a glass of water before sleep).
How to use black seed oil
Serve with cold dishes, use 1-2 spoons a day.
Black seed oil for skin
If applied externally, it:
- protects against sunburns;
- accelerates the healing of wounds;
- smoothes the skin;
- soothes dermatitis and allergic reactions on the skin; is helpful in the fight against psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis and urticaria;
- eliminates warts;
- is helpful for acne problems.
Black seed oil has a slightly bitter and spicy-peppery flavour and can be light and dark brown. Sold in dark glass bottles.
It needs to be stored in a fridge due to the content of unsaturated fatty acids, however, it will not quickly become rancid as it naturally contains vitamin E with antioxidant properties.
Read more about manufacturer Ol'Vita.
Please note that the manufacturer has changed the front label on 500 ml bottles. The new name on the front label: Egyptian Black Cumin Oil.
Some of the information is obtained from generally available sources.
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