- Black seed oil has a long history both medicinally and spiritually dating back 3000 years.
- This powerful seed and the oil it produces 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 seeds were 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... More info
Black seed is a true superfood
-- Used since Ancient times!
Black seed is a member of the Apiaceae family from the plant Nigella sativa. 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 seed has been the subject of many different studies at universities and laboratories.
The compounds in black 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 inflammatory 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.
Second, it may possibly support the inhibition of a variety of enzymatic systems that produce leukotrienes and prostaglandins like 5-LOX and COX1.
Third, it may possibly support the reduction of a precursor of molecular inflammation called 5-HETE.
Black seed 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.
Hair, skin and nails
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. 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.
26 different fatty acids
Much of the science with black seeds and skin health goes back to its ability to support the body 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 like palmitic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, epa, dha and eicosatrienoic acid.
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 Seeds 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 allergy response
May support healthy digestion
May support cardiovascular health
May support a variety of different regulatory pathways in the body
Possible antifungal and anti-yeast properties
Complex fatty acid profile
Complete body of science and history supporting its ability to nourish the body
Constituents of Black Seeds include:
Tricyclene, Camphene, β-Pinene, 2,4, nigellone, Dithymoquinone, Sabinene, β-Myrcene, 1,8-Cineole, α-Terpinene, Limonene, γ-Terpinene, cis-Sabinene hydrate, allo-Ocimenol, Linalool, Terpinolene, trans-Sabinene hydrate, Terpinen-1-ol, 1,5,8-p-Menthatriene, Nonane, Borneol, RI, MS, Pinocarvone, trans-Dihydrocarvone, Dihydrocarvone, Ocimenone (E), Thymoquinone, Thymol, Carvacrol, 2-Undecanone, n-Octyl isobutyrate, α-Longipinene, Citronellyl acetate, Thymohydroquinone methyl ether, Cyclosativene, tanethole, α-Longicyclene, 4-terpineol, beta sitosterol, (10)-Thujadiene, myristic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, Oxygenated monoterpenes, Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, Oxygenated sesquiterpenes, Diterpenes, Alkane, Alkenes, Fatty acids, Fatty acid esters, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous, Epa, Dha, α-Copaene, α-Longifolene, (Z)-Caryophyllene, β-Caryophyllene, Thymohydroquinone dimethylether, RI, MS, Aromadendrene, Thymohydroquinone, Davanone, 8-Heptadecene, Dihydrofarnesyl acetate, Pimaradiene, Palmitic acid, Pimara-8(14),15-diene, Octadecanoic acid, Quinones, Monoterpene
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I guess I thought they would crush too mix with honey and hot water. . They stay whole. DOS this cause problems for my gut or stomach lining ?. Am I getting any benefit from the seed thst just passes through me? I wish I had bought oil like a friend did.
Good quality seed. Fast shipping. Thank you!
I received it promptly and the seeds are fantastic!!!
Black Seed - Organic
Fast delivery and the packaging was beautiful
I guess I thought they would crush too mix with honey and hot water. . They stay whole. DOS this cause problems for my gut or stomach lining ?. Am I getting any benefit from the seed thst just passes through me? I wish I had bought oil like a friend did.
Good quality seed. Fast shipping. Thank you!
I received it promptly and the seeds are fantastic!!!
Black Seed - Organic