Cookies on fushi.co.uk
Five Benefits of Black Cumin Seed Oil
Mary-Claire Akinyemi, Health & beauty writer
Rumored to be the source behind Queen Nefertiti’s beauty, the much cherished Black seed, sometimes known the Blessed seed was referred to as the Oil of the Pharoahs for its unique ability to remedy almost all ailments. Once used extensively in Egypt, here are top five reasons why this health boosting oil should be an essential part of your beauty and health care regime.
1. It’s a chemical compound powerhouse…
Derived from the Nigella Sativa plant native to south and southwest Asia, the seeds of the black cumin plant contain more than 100 chemical compounds, including linoleic acid (or Omega-6), protein, vitamins B1 to B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorous and carotene- which is converted by the liver into Vitamin A. While Omega-6 fatty acid plays an important role in reducing inflammation in the body, iron and calcium help to build and repair muscles and bones.
2 And a Natural healer
Healing maladies for more than 2000 years, black cumin seed oil can play an important role in the improving the functioning of the liver, kidneys, immune system and overall digestion. It is also been credited with calming the nervous system, cleverly acting as a preventative measure to a host of illnesses.
3. It’s versatile and resilient
For centuries black seed cumin oil has been successfully used to:
• Bring luster to hair and nails
• Treat colds and flus
• Manage insomnia
• Soothe toothaches
• Alleviate nasal congestion
• Treat headaches
• Manage skin conditions from acne to eczema
• Stimulate the metabolism
• Relieve symptoms of common allergies
As little as teaspoon full of black cumin seed oil can be ingested on a daily basis or applied topically on the scalp, chest or wherever needed.
4. Colour should matter
Our Black cumin oil is a dark amber colour and a characteristic herbaceous aroma. Of course it is normal for the oil to differ between batches due to the natural and unrefined quality of the oil. Pure black seed oil has a rich green to amber colour. Unfiltered oil when shaken becomes darker and can have a dark green to black colour.
5. Only Organic
Pure and certified organic black cumin seed oil, as the name suggests, is entirely free from chemicals, parabens and preservatives. Opting for an organic version will not only ensure its maximum potency but also confirm this superb oil’s many health benefits.
- Carrot Oil for Face Which essential oil is best mix with carrot oil for face and body
- Carrot Oil for Face Hi Praise, Carrot oil, which is a carrier oil does have a slight ability to protect skin from the sun. However, it does not clear sunburn from your face or any of the oils you have mentioned. Coconut oil, Aloe Vera or Calendula oil might help. You can also apply essential oils that help sooth sun burn with either jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. The best essential oils for this would be lavender or peppermint. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Please, can I mix tumeric oil, carrot oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond to clear sunburn on my face
- Shatavari benefits for WomenHi D, indeed there is conflicting information on whether Shatavari can be taken during pregnancy or not. Some studies showed that Shatavari can affect milk supply during lactation, and that Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) has possible teratogenicity so it should be avoided in pregnancy. Other studies showed that Shatavari is an ingredient in most herbal teas which are recommended to be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding. I would recommend that you consult your GP or a qualified herbalist who deals with pregnant women before taking anything, in case you are already taking some supplements/ drugs or herbs to help with your pregnancy.
- Shatavari benefits for WomenHi, there's conflicting information whether this can still be taking during pregnancy. What do you suggest as I use your brand and trying to conceive?
- The Rosehip Oil Diaries- Entry 1Dear Fatima, thank you for your message. For your type of skin Almond oil is ok -- its comedogenic level is 2 out of 5, it means it's not going to clog your pores. If you are looking for something even lower on that scale, you should go for Argan, Rosehip, Grapeseed, Hemp -oil which are 0-1. I hope this helps.