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Black Seed Oil Health Benefits

What is Black Seed Oil?

Black Seed Oil Health Benefits

Black seed oil is an oil derived by pressing the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. The seeds are also commonly referred to as black cumin. The nutrient-rich oil of black seed has been used for hundreds of years in the Middle East and South Asia as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments.

What are the Benefits of Black Seed Oil?

Studies have shown that black seed oil is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a result, it is often used to fight infections and strengthen the immune system, which is suitable for treating the following conditions:

  • headaches
  • toothaches
  • nasal congestion
  • colds and flus
  • digestive and gastrointestinal problems
  • hair and skin problems
  • allergies
  • diabetes

Black seed oil has also been found to be effective at promoting menstruation and increasing milk production. For most ailments, the recommended daily dosage is one teaspoon of black seed oil per day. The oil can be mixed in warm or cold drinks, or it can be added on top of many foods right before consuming. It can also be used topically as a chest rub for respiratory problems.

Uses of Black Seed Oil


Black Seed Oil acts as an antihistamine which helps to reduce the common symptoms of allergies (watery eyes, sneezing). Simply take half a teaspoon of oil twice a day when allergy symptoms begin to appear.

Flu and Fever

Black Seed Oil has been found to help reduce fever, by inducing perspiration which helps the body cool and stimulate the release of toxins. Take one teaspoon of Black Seed Oil once a day when flu/fever systems occur. Also be sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.

Boils and Carbuncles

Studies have shown that the anti-fungal properties of Black Seed Oil and its active component Thymoquinone help strengthen the immune system and cure many common skin infections including boils and carbuncles. Simply take half a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil twice daily (you can mix it into a hot or cold beverage).

Cough and Asthma Relief

The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of Black Seed Oil help treat the symptoms of acute asthma and coughs by relaxing bronchial muscles. For asthma, mix a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil in boiling water and inhale the vapor twice a day. For dry coughs, mix a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil into a cup of ginger tea and drink this twice a day. For other types of coughs, massage a small amount of the oil over the center of your chest.


Black seed oil is also an effective natural remedy for diarrhea.

High Blood Pressure

The active ingredients in black seed oil have been found to be effective in reducing high blood pressure.


Studies have shown that Black Seed Oil can help eliminate sleep disorders. Simply mix a teaspoon of black seed oil into a hot drink one hour before bed time for a good night's sleep.

Muscle Cramps and Spasms

Black Seed Oil has been found to contain strong anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Therefore, it is effective at preventing or easing muscle spasms and cramps. Simply massage Black Seed Oil onto the affected area once in the morning and once before going to bed. You can alternatively add one teaspoon of Black Seed Oil in a cup of chamomile tea and drink it at night.

Nausea and Upset Stomach

Studies have shown that Black Seed Oil acts as a wonderful remedy for stomach ailments by stimulating digestion and inducing the expulsion of gas. For nausea and upset stomachs, mix half a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with half a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil and take this twice a day.


Black seed oil's anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are great for treating toothaches.

What are the Side Effects of Black Seed Oil?

There are no known side effects of Black Seed Oil if it is taken moderately. However, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Where and How to Buy Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil is available at most health food stores, as well as through online shops (see below). The oil should appear dark yellow or amber in colour. It can also be found in seed form or as capsules.

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  1. on said:

    I battled inflammation in my body for over 20 years and with a careful diet, supplementation and exercise regimen, I have been able to control much of the swelling. However, I was able to discover that a vegetarian diet does not always help with chronic inflammation. So I have continuously made adjustments in diet and every area but now I am faced with another constant form of stress which attributes to constant swelling. I want to know what are the side affects of exceeding the one teaspoon recommended dosage?

  2. on said:

    Black seed oil is the most effective and powerful remedy that I have ever used

  3. on said:

    For a better health, you should make sure that you are on leafy greens, fruits & vegetables, high fat, whole grain (not too much - just enough to power muscle with carbs/glycogen for daily activities), nuts & seeds, no sugar (only on very rare occasions have organic sugar which is truly unprocessed), no processed foods, and completely non-GMO healthy diet first - organic, local as much as possible - if grocery bought, carefully wash all produce with some kind of organic soap. You may also consider gin soaked raisins (10 days), ginger in root or powdered form (to make tea, or use in other dishes) - and I highly recommend juicing it. Massaging lavender essential oil is good. Of course you will need daily proper prayer meditation and exercise, friends that love and love. Also if you have pets they should be clean, healthy and be patient - life goes on! Shalum.

  4. on said:

    Can black seed oil help you to reduce weight or slim down?

  5. on said:

    Thank you I started using Black Seed Oil a few weeks ago and it is really good.

  6. on said:

    Thank you very much for this article. It is very helpful!

  7. on said:

    Can I take Black Seed oil twice a day?

  8. on said:

    I have arthritis /tendonitis symptoms for a couple of years. I have tried using black seed oil orally for a month with no relief. Please advise what to do?

  9. on said:

    Can black seed oil fight and protect the immune System of an HIV Patient.

  10. on said:

    Peace be unto you fellow humans. We use black seed oil (Nigella sativa). It has to be organic and cold pressed. There are a lot of products on the market which people sell to make money. Onion seeds and oil are 100% similar to nigella sativa seeds and oil. We use black seed oil in the morning empty stomach with honey. You can use it three times a day. Children 2 years and under and pregnant women can't use it. It is a remedy for all diseases apart from death. It builds up the immune system and cleanses the stomach and colon. You can use it in your ears and nose as drops to chelate chemicals.

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