Black seed oil has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine and it is clear this wonderful oil can help the body overcome a number of health issues.
Black seed oil is made from the seeds of the black cumin (Nigella sativa) plant, which belongs to the ranunculus family (Ranunculaceae). The black cumin plant is native to southwestern Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa.
Brand Zero's Black Seed Oil is produced from Nigella Sativa seeds grown organically in Egypt.
Research indicates that Nigella sativa can be a potent force to help with antimicrobial-resistant illnesses including HIV, staphylococcal, tuberculosis, influenza, gonorrhea, candida and malaria.
A study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in India determined just how potent black seed oil is against superbugs and paired it against several antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin, Gatifloxacin and Tetracycline. According to the study, “Of 144 strains tested, most of which were resistant to a number of antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the oil of black cumin.”
Of the many ways that black seed oil benefits the body, nine stick out in the literature for its ability to help prevent cancer, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, skin disorders and infections like MRSA.
Black seed oil has shown promise in treating common health conditions including high blood pressure and asthma. It also shows strong antifungal activity against Candida albicans yeast that can overgrow in the body and lead to candidiasis. Other black seed oil health benefits include:
- Reducing high blood pressure
- Reducing high cholesterol
- Improving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
- Decreasing asthma symptoms by reducing inflammation in the airways
- Reducing stomach upsets, gas, bloating and ulcers
Black seed oil is also thought to have anticancer properties. It may help fight against skin cancers when applied topically. (Note: Black seed oil shouldn’t be used as a substitute for conventional cancer treatments).
Black seed oil has several beauty applications and benefits, including:
- Fighting acne and psoriasis
- Hydrating hair
- Softening skin
- Wound healing by reducing inflammation and the presence of bacteria