The black seed has been around for ages, yet most people are only now beginning to learn about it.
What makes its allure more powerful when one first hears about this seed is the fact that black seed oil’s benefits are critically examined and fully studied all around the world.
It’s surprising to know how few are aware of its properties and benefits, however, we will do our best to enlighten you with what we’ve learned from studying this miraculous herb.
Black seeds (from the Nigella sativa plant) have shown tremendous potential and effectiveness for a wide range of uses, ranging from common hair shine to skin rejuvenation.
Many studies have also determined there are a number of things black seed oil cannot cure or treat ranging from certain skin complications to fungal infections.
The simple fact is that black seeds hold a complex blend of ingredients primarily composed of two major active pillars, Thymoquinone (TQ) and Thymohydroquinone (THQ).
These two great compounds, while they cannot treat major inflammatory issues and complications, have been found to support general bodily health in a variety of ways
Did I mention the healthy omega 3,6, and 9? How about its vitamins and other minerals?
What are Black Seed Oil Ingredients?
Extensive studies were done to identify the composition of the black seed, the ingredients of N. Sativa seed include fixed oil, proteins, alkaloid, saponin, and essential oil.
The ingredients of black seed oil enable it to act as a multi-purpose natural supplement for just about anything and everything. Take a look at some of the compelling properties of the black seeds.
The fixed oil (32-40 %) contains: unsaturated fatty acids which include:
stearic and myristic acid
sterol esters and sterol glucosides
The volatile oil (0.4-0.45 %) contains saturated fatty acids which include:
nigellone that is the only component of the carbonyl fraction of the oil
α and β-pinene
4-terpineol and longifoline
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Black cumin seed has two different forms of alkaloids: isoquinoline alkaloid that includes: nigellissima, nigellicimine n-oxide and pyrazol alkaloid that includes: nigellidine and nigellicine.
The nutritional compositions of N. sativa are vitamins, carbohydrates, mineral elements, fats and proteins that include eight or nine essential amino acids.
Black cumin seeds also have saponin and alpha hederin and in trace amount has carvone, limonene, and citronellol, as well as provide relatively good amounts of different vitamins and minerals such as Fe, Ca, K, Zn, P, Cu
When you start to peel back the layers of this black seed, you find a Fibonacci sequence of general health benefits which blows the mind away in its superiority to what we think we understand.
I think it’s safe to say that regardless of what you may believe or think, black seed oil is something we all have to research.
You may know black seeds from a variety of different names, depending on which part of the world you’re in or from.
This black seeds oil list shows a few other ways black seed oil is referred to around the world:
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Graine De Nigelle
Black Onion Seeds
black seeds kalonji
Where does Black Seed Oil Come From?
Black seed oil is simply an extracted oil substance produced by the squeezing and compression of black seeds. There are countless home appliances that will let you produce your own oil, or you can always buy some here.
It can also be found in variations such as organic black seed oil, black seed oil bitters, black seed oil capsules (or pills), black seed extract, and black seed powder to name a few.
The main origin currently of black seed is primarily in two places, India, and Turkey. Egyptian Black Seed Oil is also not uncommon to find. The seeds are grown annually and are shipped all over the world. All over the world is exactly where we searched to find the best and purest black seed oil. In its purest form black seed oil is very hard to come by, so make sure you do your research!
You can find black seed oil in our shop section as we have the highest quality cold-pressed black seed oil on the market.
You can find black seeds at natural health stores, make sure that the seeds are fresh before you buy. The benefit of using black seeds in its raw form is that you can use it with honey as a paste.
What Are Black Seeds?
The tiny, black, thick shaped cumin seed is most commonly referred to as ‘black seeds’ or ‘black cumin seeds’. They are slightly curved with a rough distinct texture that makes them unique and easy to identify.
Black seeds can be consumed in a variety of ways from bread toppings to cold pressing the seeds for the oil.
You can even combine black seed oil with honey and other natural oils (Remember to consult the appropriate licensed professional when combining oils for consumption)
What makes the seed version a benefit to some is that you can use it in a variety of ways. As for the DIY humans out there, you can also press the seeds yourself (although it’s a very hard process).
What is Black Seed Oil Made From?
Black Seed Oil is made from the Nigella sativa plant through a process that compresses the seeds and extracts the oil.
The purest black seed oils will not use a filler oil to increase the quantity of the oil, rather they will leave it as is and keep it pure.
You can tell if your black seed oil contains a filler oil by how easy it is to absorb through internal as well as external uses.
The black seed oil should not be too oily inconsistency. You will easily tell the difference when using a superior black seed oil by its easy absorption and strong effects.
The pure black seed oil holds a distinction in how dark it is, and the oil should be almost black as you will know you are avoiding fillers that can lighten the oil.
The seeds should be organic and traced to a fine source, this helps when the seeds are pressed, which will produce the best oils.
How do you Take Black Seeds?
You can take black seed oil in a variety of ways, from orally to topically, the applications are endless! In fact not only can you use and take the oil of black seeds, but you can also use and take the seeds themselves.
Please make sure to know the risks and use of the black seed and how it impacts your health. Always make sure to follow your physician’s suggestions as they are most qualified to treat, cure, or diagnose your issues.
Here’s a quick list of ways to take black seeds:
Consume a teaspoon of black seed oil
Mix teaspoon of black seed oil with honey
Consume black seeds plain
Boil water with black seeds, let simmer and consume (Black Seed Tea anyone?)
You can add black seeds to bread, food, and pastries
Swallow a capsule or two and wash it down with water.
What is Nigella Sativa Used For?
Nigella sativa is used for its many reasons and has been studied in research to determine if it has any effect on diseases and complications.
Nigella sativa is NOT to be used for the treatment and cure of many diseases and serious illnesses, which should be addressed by consulting with your physician.
What it can be used for is promoting general health and well-being as a nutritional supplement or topically applied to hair and skin.
“Nigella sativa” is just another name for black seed oil as is black onion seed oil.
You can find a variety of names for the black seed oil as they have traveled the world over and are renowned everywhere.
What it can be used for is promoting general health and well-being as a nutritional supplement or topically applied to hair and skin
Nigella sativa is in fact what makes it completely different from black cumin oil which you also might have heard of, as well as black onion seeds.
Black seed oil is superior to black cumin oil in the fact that black seed oil contains all of the powerful nutritional properties of the black seed.
The confusion with black cumin oil comes from the name usage mishaps online, so make sure to know the difference!
Most of the nutritional effects are due to quinine constituent, of which TQ is mainly abundant.
Take note that medicinal properties of black seed do NOT exist as they pertain to the curing of serious illnesses such as cancer and HIV which should be addressed with the appropriate doctor-prescribed measures
Black seed oil can be a natural support for your diet.