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THE HISTORY OF BLACK SEED!
THE HISTORY OF BLACK SEED!
By Jade Ellis
Black cumin seed oil is actually known by many different names. Black cumin is commonly referred to as black cumin seed oil, black onion seed, black caraway, and black sesame seed, Nigella, love-in-a-mist, fennel flower, black cumin, black coriander, but only Nigella Sativa is true black cumin. This causes confusion amongst people, but black seed has just been given different names in the western world.
Black cumin oil contains powerful antioxidants as well as beneficial B vitamins and acids, it helps to support the immune system.
Black Cumin seed oil is rich in omega 6 and 9, vitamin B1, B2, B3, folic acid and many minerals including iron and calcium. Nigella Sativa seeds are carminative, meaning they aid in digestion and may decrease gas, bloating and stomach pain.
For a healthy heart, black cumin is also extremely beneficial due to the rich unsaturated omega 6 and 9 fatty acids and phytosterols. They can help increase the elasticity of blood vessel walls, decrease capillary fragility, prevent blood clots and decrease artery pressure.
THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF BLACK CUMIN SEED!
There are infinite benefits of Black seed oil!
- Black cumin oil has also been known to have anti-cancer properties, support the liver, help diabetes, infections, aid in weight loss, and be good for the hair and skin.
- Black cumin oil is very beneficial for the skin and hair. This oil has a unique benefit where it has the ability to help restore hair loss. This may be due to the powerful antioxidant content and antimicrobial properties. Black cumin seed oil is known to promote melanin production in the skin, which is known for protecting the skin from damage.
- There is an active ingredient in black seed called Thymoquinone, which researchers have been looking into since the 1960’s. This ingredient is well known for its ant-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties! Thymoquinone in Nigella Sativa seeds has also been shown to have a protective effect on the heart, promote healthy cholesterol levels and help normalize blood pressure.
- Thymoquinone is also known to help the liver process toxins. The liver is one of the most important organs in our bodies as almost every toxin gets processed there and bile from the liver is the key to digesting fats and keeping you healthy. Black seed oil can greatly help with problems with the liver such as disease, alcohol consumption or medication side effects.
- Black cumin oil is used for a variety of complaints and has also been used for anorexia, and several nervous system disorders.
- Black cumin is known to have a positive effect on a weak labour, as a result of its uterus contracting effect, however it is warned against taking black cumin during pregnancy.
HOW TO TAKE BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL!
- Traditionally Black cumin seed was taken with honey or fluids. For internal use we recommend 1-3 teaspoons daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional. You can also blend this oil into a smoothie, use as a salad dressing or simply take by the teaspoon.
- For external use and skin conditions you can massage a small amount into the affect area, and rub onto the skin until it is absorbed. It is best to not take this oil if you have a condition that may interact with the side effects, such as pregnant women, people with low blood pressure and those with bleeding conditions.
- Fushi’s Black cumin seed oil is organic certified and free from any chemicals, parabens and preservatives. This will ensure maximum potency and health benefits. How to tell a good quality black cumin seed oil from a bad one is through the colour of the oil. A faint, almost translucent yellow colour is a sign of poor quality, and anything other than a dark hued black seed cumin oil should always be avoided!
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
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- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks