Updated: May 16, 2019
One of the most requested items in my shop is Black Seed Oil. Black Cumin Seed oil is not always easy to find in herbal literature or textbooks. Many times, a person looking for this supplement may have heard unsubstantiated claims about its benefits. Despite its relative obscurity and word-of-mouth popularity, Black Seed Oil may be a beneficial addition to any natural health regimen as long as it is used properly.
Studied and used more in the Middle East and Africa, Black Seed Oil has shown promise in in treating H. Pylori infection when combined with an antibiotic. Another study showed promise for H. Pylori sufferers when they combined Black Seed Oil and honey for treatment. In 2006, the journal Phytotherapeutic Research revealed that there were significant improvements in asthma patients who used Black Seed Oil. Yet another study published in the Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin reported that menopausal women saw improvements in cholesterol levels after taking Black Seed Oil . With such a varied list of benefits, it’s easy to see how people could jump on the Black Seed Oil bandwagon without first understanding how it works.
Of the hundreds of studies on Black Seed Oil, most show that it has anti-inflammatory properties. This is why it seems to be beneficial for so many different issues. Cumin is also a known anti-oxidant. For thousands of years in the Middle East, cumin has been used not only as a spice, but the oil of the cumin seed has been a regular ingredient in skin ointments, shampoos and massage oils. Ask your doctor if Black Cumin Seed Oil can be combined with your medications before trying this powerful oil remedy.