Black Seed Oil, also called black caraway, black cumin, black onion seed, and kalonji comes from Nigella sativa, a flowering shrub that grows in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
“It contains chemical compounds called thymoquinone and caryophyllene that have been linked to certain health benefits.” - APJTB
In addition to its culinary use, this oil is known for its medicinal properties. This oil has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, inflammation, cough, headache, eczema, fever, flu, allergies, obesity, and digestive disorders. Also, it is known to boost the immune system, reduces inflammation, and fight infections. This oil is used topically for skin and hair concerns, such as acne, dry hair, psoriasis, hair growth, and dry skin.
Also, avoid mixing this oil with tea or liquids. Oil and water don’t mix well at all, and the oil typically leaves a lasting residue on the walls of your drinking glass. Oil is left behind after you finish the drink, so you’re not getting a full dosage when you do this. Plus, if you plan on reusing the drinking glass, you’re still going to have some of the oil taste because some of it has been left behind. Because of its strong taste, you may want to mix it with something to cover it up. There are a variety of ways to mask or enhance the flavor.
“Avoid heating the oil to preserve its nutrients since at too high temperatures the fatty acids and the main compounds can break down and lose their properties.” - Jonathan Ritter
This product is safe for consumption as long as you are taking the recommended dosage. You can take it before/after food or with food, but it is recommended that you take it raw to take full advantage of its benefits. Heating this oil can lead to compounds denature, just as we mentioned before. However, studies and experts recommend this oil should be taken on an empty stomach before meals and bedtime. There is a reason why it should be done in this way. Some foods or drinks can slow down the effectiveness of this oil or can interfere with its work.
This product seems to be safe in food amounts during pregnancy. But taking the larger amounts found in medicine is LIKELY UNSAFE.
This oil can slow down or stop the uterus from contracting. Although more research is needed, we encourage you to stay on the safe side and consult with your doctor.
It might lower blood sugar levels in some people. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use black seed.
This product might slow blood clotting, reduce blood sugar, and increase sleepiness in some people.
In theory, this product might increase the risk of bleeding and interfere with blood sugar control and anesthesia during and after surgical procedures.
Stop using black seed at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
When choosing an oil, you should buy a product that is cold-pressed and organic to make sure that the oil is in its most natural state. Read labels carefully and check that other ingredients haven't been added to the product. You can find black seed oil online and in health stores and natural food grocers. Certain brands will contain higher levels of the good-for-you chemical compounds (thymoquinone), so check labels carefully before purchasing.
Mother Nature Organics stands behind the quality and potency of our Black Seed Oil products. Along with our complete selection of superfood supplements and our commitment to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. We are proud of offering the highest quality products from nature.