Black seed as known as “Black Caraway” or “ Black Cumin Seed” Medically called “Nigella sativa” and in urdu “Kolanjil” is a herb used all over the world for its amazing medicinal properties. Black seed is very famous in various traditional fields of medicine like Tib e Unani, Ayuveda and Sidha. Black seed Oil is extracted by cold pressing the seeds of Nigella sativa, a little plant with purple, blue or white flowers that grows in different parts of the world including Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Middle East.

People use Black seed and Black seed oil from centuries as a remedy for different ailments. These seeds are also used in cooking and various types of pickles for flavor.

Black seed oil is very useful due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has numerous benefits to human beings.

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Restricts Hair Fall

Filled with fatty acid, zinc and other nutrients black seed Oil strengthen hair follicles, encourage hair growth and prevent hair fall. Black seed oil moisturizes the scalp reduces dryness and dandruff thus makes hair healthy, shiny and long.

1-    Massage Black Seed Oil gently in scalp two to three times in a week for half an hour then wash off. 

2-    Mix Black seed Oil with Apple cider vinegar or olive oil, heat the mixture a little and then apply it in your scalp, leave it for a few minutes then wash off your head.

Nourishes the Skin

Black seed oil is an excellent remedy for all skin problems. Black seed oil contains vitamin B, which moisturizes the dull and dry skin and makes it glowing and shiny. Black seed oil contains fatty acids, which flush out oil from oily skin. Black seed oil is beneficial for acne
Due to its anti-oxidant properties, Black seed oil reduces the signs of aging. Black seed oil reduces the wrinkles and makes the skin elastic.

1-    Take a teaspoon of Black seed oil, massage it gently on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, and leave it overnight. You can mix a teaspoon of black seed oil in a half cup of orange juice for better results.

2-    Take a teaspoon of Black seed oil and a teaspoon of honey, mix the both and gently massage on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes and leave it overnight, then clean with face wash in morning for fair and glowing skin.

Supports Weight Loss

Black seed oil is one of the most powerful natural remedies in the world for shading fat. It works by suppressing the appetite, reduces cholesterol and blood sugar. Black seed oil contains many healthy compounds, which fight off all kinds of diseases and infections.

Take a glass of water
A teaspoon of Black seed oil
A tablespoon of Organic raw honey
A teaspoon of Cinnamon powder

Mix these ingredients in a glass of water, drink 30 minutes before the breakfast, and then drink it again before going to sleep at night. Within days, you will begin to lose weight. Continue to take this recipe for a few weeks for rapid weight loss.

Cures Asthma

The Anti-inflammatory properties of Black seed oil help in improving the condition of asthma. Asthma cannot be cured; But It can be controlled by avoiding the conditions that trigger asthma attack.

Take a teaspoon of Black seed oil and a teaspoon of organic raw honey, mix both in warm milk and take it 3 times a day for a week.

Boosts Immunity

Due to Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory properties and rich amount of fatty acids in black seed oil, it is a powerful immunity booster. Black seed oil enhances the body’s capacity to fight with external and environmental factors, which cause diseases.

Take a teaspoon of black seed oil and two crushed garlic cloves, mix them well and take this mixture on a regular basis in winters.

Treats Infertility

Black seed Oil is a potent tonic for male and female infertility. It motivates sperm movement, increases sperm count and semen quantity.

1-    Mix 8 to 10 drops of black seed oil in a teaspoon of organic raw honey and take this mixture before going to sleep.

2-    Take two garlic cloves, crush them, add 8 to 10 drops of black seed oil and equal quantity of ginger essential oil mix them and take this mixture at night.

 Relieves Cough

Using black seed oil in cold and cough conditions prove to be very effective. Cough is a response by human immune system combat external and environmental impurities. Cough protects and clears respiratory tract from mucus, fluids and other irritants.

1-    Massage Black seed oil on your chest before going for sleep and keep it covered after massage.

2-    Crush an inch long piece of ginger and boil it in water for 15 to 20 minutes, then pour it in a cup and add 8 to 10 drops of black seed oil in to it. Consume it couple of times in a day.

 Reduces Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is the inflammation of joints and muscles. It is a painful condition and many people, especially old people suffer from it. Arthritis can even strike children. However, thanks to anti-Inflammatory and anti-Rheumatic properties of Black seed oil, it proves to be one of the best remedy for Arthritis or Joint pain.

1-    Take Camphor Essential Oil and Black Seed Oil in equal Quantities, prepare a mixture and massage over the affected area.

2-    Take a cup of Black seed oil, add a teaspoon of carom seeds and 3 to 4 crushed garlic cloves, heat the oil on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, now let it cool and apply it on affected areas at night.

3-    Make a paste of some turmeric pieces, add a tablespoon of Black seed oil in it, mix them well, now keep them on a low stove for 5 minutes, now massage this mixture on your joints.

Side Effects and Precautions

Taking Black seed or Black seed oil have no major side effects and it is considered safe if use rationally.

1-    Please consult your health provider before using black seed oil on skin. It may cause some allergic reactions like rashes etc.

2-    It may cause vomiting, stomach disturbance and constipation in some cases.

3-     Taking in high doses during pregnancy or breast-feeding is not recommended.

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