Uses Benefits and side effects of Black seed oil?

Now you’re probably wondering what black seed oil is. In simple terms, 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. There are many benefits of using black seed oil and it can be used to treat numerous conditions.

What are the uses of black seed oil?

For Hair

The black seed oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties which can help maintain scalp health and address issues, such as dandruff while keeping the scalp moisturized.

For Skin

Black seed oil is packed with vitamin A and amino acids, which are known to help reduce scars and treat acne. It contains anti- inflammatory properties which help to reduce redness in the skin and scarring caused by skin inflammations.

In Food and Drink

Black seed oil is suitable to use in food and drink. Those with Insomnia can take one teaspoon of black seed oil and one teaspoon of Honey in warm Milk, one hour before they go to sleep.

What are the benefits of Black seed oil?

May Help with asthma

Research has shown that black seed oil, and specifical thymoquinone in the oil, may help in treating asthma by reducing inflammation and relaxing muscles in the airway.

May Help with weight maintenance

Inflammation is a key driver in obesity, for instance, the anti-inflammatory properties of thymoquinone could support normal levels of inflammation and therefore aid weight loss.

May Help fight seasonal allergies

Black seed oil may help manage symptoms of seasonal allergies. In one study, patients with allergic rhinitis (aka hay fever) who were given black seed oil daily experienced a positive impact in nasal congestion, nasal itching, runny nose, and sneezing attacks within the first two weeks of treatment.

May help to soothe aching joints

In one study, women with aching joints who were given a 500-mg dose of black seed oil capsules twice a day experienced a positive impact on swollen joints and morning joint stiffness.

Are there any side effects of black seed oil?

There aren’t many side effects of black seed oil but there are a few. People have known to sometimes get headaches and rashes when black seed oil is applied onto the skin. However, there’s limited research on the long-term safety of consuming larger doses for therapeutic purposes.

Author and Posted By

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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