If you’re looking for something to improve your hair and skin, the black seed oil is one of the best natural remedies you can come across. The black seed oil is extracted from the seeds of a plant named ‘Nigella Sativa’, which is a plant native to Southwest Asia. It has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries and is a well-known remedy amongst many people.
Recent studies have shown that Thymoquinone (TQ) is a chief bioactive constituent of black seed oil (Nigella sativa). TQ holds promising pharmacological properties against several diseases. It exhibits outstanding antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and other important biological activities which are helpful for both hair growth and skin care. Let’s study how.
HOW BLACK SEED OIL IS GOOD FOR HAIR?
When people mention hair remedies, a common oil that comes up in the conversation is black seed oil. Now you may be wondering what’s so special about it. Well, there are various different benefits of black seed oil for hair. Black seed oil contains an antihistamine called thymoquinone. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, the black seed oil is great when diluted with a carrier oil to soothe scalp conditions that cause inflammation, flakiness, and sensitivity. It also kills viruses and fungal infections, so those with lice can benefit from it.
When it is 100% pure, unrefined, and cold-pressed it is great when diluted with a carrier oil to soothe scalp conditions.
How to use
1 tbsp black seed oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
Mix equal parts black seed oil and coconut oil in a bowl (you can sub in olive oil if you wish). Before showering, work the oil into your scalp in circular motions, concentrating on any thinning areas. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then wash your hair like you normally would. Your locks will be softer, shinier, and hydrated instantly.
How to use black seed oil for skincare?
Everyone cares about their appearance and they like to keep their skin looking healthy and moisturized. Black seed oil is also a common remedy for skincare as it has many benefits and can help with a lot of different things. Packed with Vitamin A and amino acids, Black Seed Oil helps to reduce acne scars. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil reduce the appearance of spots and acne by vastly reducing the redness and scarring caused by skin inflammations.
It is also rich in vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) which is known to boost moisture and alleviate skin dryness by strengthening the skin barrier function. Black seed oil is also very beneficial for skincare problems as it helps to fight common skin infections, such as eczema. It can help fight these infections because the oil contains many anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. By using the oil you can help to keep your skin soft, moisturized, and looking healthy.
How to use
- Combine all ingredients in a small amber glass dropper bottle.
- To use, gently apply a few drops on a clean dry face.
- Or, apply as a spot treatment using a q-tip.
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DR. AKHLAQ AHMED– Sr. Consultant in Unani Medicine with more than 45 yrs. experience, Ex. Hon. the physician to President of India. Click Here to know more
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