It has been deemed the “remedy for everything but death” and is used all over the world for over 2000 years and highly regarded for its many medicinal benefits. I am talking of Black Seed Oil, derived from the Black Seed plant and was discovered in the tomb of King Tut. Most commonly used for headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, and intestinal worms, Black Seed Oil is a staple people should have in their “health/medicine” pantry. Read more about why you should be using Black Seed Oil daily!
Beneficial uses for Black Seed Oil:
1. It has also been used for “pink eye” (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), and parasites.
2. Black seed is used for treating digestive tract conditions including gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, and hemorrhoids.
3. Used for respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, cough, bronchitis, emphysema, flu, swine flu, and congestion.
4. It can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, treating cancer, and boosting the immune system.
5. Women have used black seed for birth control, to start menstruation, and to increase milk flow.
6. Black seed is sometimes used in combination with cysteine, vitamin E, and saffron to ease the side effects of a chemotherapy drug called cisplatin.
7. Some people apply black seed directly to the skin for joint pain (rheumatism), headache, and certain skin conditions.
Additional Benefits of Black Seed Oil
-Black seed oil is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy.
-As a result, it is often used to fight infections and strengthen the immune system.
-Helps against all types of cold ailments. Great natural alternative to flu medicines and antibiotics.
-When it is ground, blended with honey and drunk with some warm water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate and it is also diuretic.
-It increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk
-It also cleans up, decomposes and relieves cold symptoms when it is ground in a rag and inhaled through the nose on a regular basis until the ailment is cured.
-Rare incidents of overdose due to consumption of black seed oil. But due to a lack of research, little is known about the safety of long-term use of black seed oil when used in amounts higher than normally found in food.
-However, there’s some evidence that applying black seed oil directly to the skin may cause allergic reactions (such as a rash) in some individuals. I always suggest diluting with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, or unscented almond or sesame oil) when applying to sensitive skin or skin of babies and children.
Sources: WebMd.com, homeremediesweb.com, altmedicine.com, naturalfoodremedies.com, amazon.com, keepingbee.org