Black cumin seed oil has a long history both medicinally and spiritually dating back 3000 years ago. This powerful seed and the oil it contains has been used and spoken about from Hippocrates to Cleopatra and has also been referenced in some of the oldest herbal books in history, as well as, the bible. Black cumin seed oil was also found in Tutankhamen’s tomb because it was believed to be important in the afterlife. When the tomb was exhumed there were seeds found in the tomb preserved in honey and it was said to still be edible. This powerful seed not only has the history but the modern science to back it up.
Black cumin seed is a member of the buttercup family and its seeds are dark, thin and crescent shaped with approximately 100 chemical constituents present (some have not been identified). One of the constituents that has been studied by modern science as a major player in this food is thymoquinone. Some of the other identified constituents are beta sitosterol, myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous. Since 1959, black cumin has been the subject of more than 200 different studies at universities and laboratories.
The compounds in black cumin seed are a unique mixture that may have multiple supportive effects. Antioxidants which may support the body’s ability to reduce oxidation, support antioxidant systems on a cellular level and possibly prevent damage caused by free radicals. Compounds that may support the body’s ability to have a healthy inflammation response. It may do this in 3 possible ways. First, by possibly aiding in the suppression of NF-KappaB which is a master regulator of inflammation by preventing inflammation pathways from becoming over stimulated. Next, it may possibly support the inhibition of a variety of enzymatic systems that produce leukotrienes and prostaglandins like 5-LOX and COX1. Finally it may possibly support the reduction of a precursor of molecular inflammation called 5-HETE. Black cumin seed oil may have a possible direct effect on the body’s ability to have a healthy immune response by inciting an acute inflammatory response to infection.
It has been said that if you nourish what is on the inside it will show on the outside as well. It is believed that Cleopatra’s beauty came from the use of this powerful seed oil. Rich in nourishing compounds, vitamins and minerals necessary for the possible repair and recovery of one’s hair, skin and nails. Science has said that many of today’s skin issues have a direct connection to autoimmune issues. Much of the science with black cumin seed oil and skin health goes back to its ability to support the body in having a healthy inflammation and immune system response. This may be one of the links that puts it all together. Another possible connection is the very impressive essential fatty acid profile having 26 different fatty acids present with majority being the following: 8.51% palmitic acid, linoleic acid 42.76%, oleic acid 15.59%, epa 5.98%, dha 2.97% and eicosatrienoic acid 4.71%.
Here are a couple of interesting study results using black cumin seed oil for a variety of different issues, yet, all related to the body’s inflammation response. In one human study, 40 women with rheumatoid arthritis had a one month washout period where they took a placebo twice daily. This was followed up with one month of using 500mgs twice daily of the black cumin seed oil. The study used a standard 28 point scale to assess their results which showed improvement across the board. A total of 42.5% of the patients showed overall reduction in symptoms. Another study showed that animals that were supplemented showed improvement in both the lowering of LDL and raising of HDL levels.
Due to the variety of ways this food may support human health and the impressive body of science and history backing it up, we would not be surprised if you see much more to come from this powerful superfood. We strongly encourage you to make this an everyday staple in your life.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil may include:
● May support a healthy immune system response
● May support a healthy inflammation response
● May support a healthy antioxidant response
● May support the health of hair, skin, and nails
● May support a healthy histamine and allergic response
● May support healthy digestion
● May support cardiovascular health
● May support healthy response to invading bacterial infection
● May support a variety of different regulatory pathways in the body
● Possible anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties
● Complex fatty acid profile
● Complete body of science and history supporting its ability to nourish the body
Constituents of Black cumin seed oil include:
● Thymoquinone, carvacrol, tanethole, 4-terpineol, beta sitosterol, myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous, Epa, Dha
Suggested Use: For internal use mix 1 teaspoon (5 ml) with honey, cold or warm dishes, or pure before meals. For external use apply to dry skin, acne, eczema, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, minor wounds, rashes, bedsores and other minor skin irritations.
Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic turmeric root powder and piperine extract powder.
Botanical Name: Nigella sativa.
Other Names: Cumin seed oil, black onion seed, black caraway, and black sesame seed, black cumin oil, black seed oil.
Parts Used: Black Cumin Seed (oil only).
Ingredients: Raw Black Cumin Seed Oil.
Origin: Grown and cold pressed in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Organic black cumin seed oil is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic black cumin seed oil packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable glass bottles for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic black cumin seed oil in a cool, dark, dry place.
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