Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil, extracted from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant, has a long history as a traditional remedy. Originally native to the Middle East, it is now used worldwide due to its many health benefits.

Black cumin seed oil contains active ingredients such as thymoquinone, which have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain-relieving properties. However, it is important to ensure that you use a high-quality product to ensure its effectiveness.

Black Seed Oil Effect

The effects of black seed oil have been investigated in many studies.
In addition to essential fatty acids, black cumin oil also contains important minerals such as zinc, selenium, magnesium and vitamins from the B group. Additionally, it contains phenols and saponins, which are secondary plant substances and have antioxidant properties. However, most of the therapeutic properties of black cumin seed oil are due to the presence of thymoquinone, which is therefore the most famous active component of the essential oil.

Black seed oil has been shown to have the following effects:

  • Anti-inflammatory property
  • Analgesic effect
  • Antioxidant effect, reduction of oxidative stress
  • Lowers blood sugar levels and is effective in diabetes (antidiabetic)
  • Anti-cancer effect
  • Has a balancing effect, boosting the immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure and positively affects the heart and blood vessels
  • Protective for the stomach
  • Protects the liver and kidneys
  • Protects the lungs and has an effect against asthma
  • Promotes digestion and combats constipation
  • Regulates the fat metabolism
  • Has an antibacterial effect (against harmful bacteria)
  • Has an antifungal effect (against fungal infections)

Taking Black Seed Oil

The combination of its wide and long use in traditional medicine and ongoing scientific research makes black seed oil a fascinating natural product.
Black cumin seed oil can be taken orally as pure oil or in capsules.
When taken orally, black seed oil shows low toxicity. An adult weighing 70 kg can take up to 2 tablespoons of black seed oil per day.
However, black cumin oil can also be applied externally to the skin, allowing the ingredients to be absorbed transdermally through the skin.

Before taking it orally or applying it externally, it is essential to consult an experienced doctor for clarification and an accurate diagnosis.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

Black seed oil has many health benefits. However, before use, it is important to have a personalised diagnosis by a doctor in order to avoid a physical imbalance.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

Further information

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