Black cumin seeds have yet to enjoy their time in the wellness limelight, and we think that’s a shame. Consumed in powder form or in a concentrated oil, they offer many anti-inflammatory benefits. But they also have a history of some pretty serious beauty claims.
Studies show that black cumin extract can be used to treat stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders, while also having an effect on memory enhancement. This is due to a compound in the oil called thymoquinone, which is known to treat an array of neurological disorders, as well as strengthen the central nervous system. This compound is often used in the treatment of memory impairment, epilepsy, neurotoxicity, pain, and more.
Thymoquinone is also widely used for the treatment of disorders and pain that stem from chronic inflammation. Many chronic illnesses are a result of prolonged inflammation, like cardiovascular disorders, cancer, diabetes, and even infertility, as well as various infectious diseases due to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections. Taking a strong dose of black cumin seed oil daily can help with joint pain and even recurring headaches.
Many claim that black cumin seed oil shows significant results in hair regrowth, as well as restoring color to grays. While there isn’t substantial information testing the theory about restoring color to gray hair, there are studies that show black cumin seed oil mixed with coconut oil is effective in promoting new growth. Black cumin seed oil is highly effective in locking in moisture, and a hydrated scalp is a happy one. It’s also a stimulating oil, which perhaps stimulates dormant follicles. Either way, it’s easy, natural, non-toxic, and beneficial, so what have we got to lose?
Black Seed Oil
Consume this internally by taking it straight, adding a few drops to your salad dressing, or on meals. It can have a strong taste, so we suggest it on savory dishes, but it can be masked in some seriously flavorful smoothies!
Cold Drop Serum with Super Black Seed
In this potent serum with an anti-inflammatory punch, black cumin seed is the main character. Fight redness and aging in one fell swoop.
Black Cumin Seed Oil Softgels
Popping a gel cap is the easiest way to get this powerhouse in your body. Just make sure not to do it on an empty stomach as it can sometimes be a bit much. A meal or even a snack like a handful of nuts should do the trick.
Pure Ground Black Seed
Add these to salads or grain bowls for a little extra flavor and nutritive benefits for joints, skin, and hair. You can even make it into a paste for a leave-on spot treatment mask.
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Virgin Organic Cold Pressed Black Cumin Oil
This sized bottle is great for external applications. Rub it into sore joints and inflamed skin, or massage into the scalp diluted with some coconut oil for a super hydrating, growth-promoting treatment.
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