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The Natural Wonder: Black Seed Oil

Ayman Alwan

Posted on May 28 2018

Two shots of black seed oil

The Natural Wonder that is Black Seed Oil

Also known as Black Cumin, Black Seed oil is a substance with an incredible amount of medicinal qualities that has yet to fully take hold in the western world. It is a completely different case in the Asia however, as it is created from the Nigella Sativa plant, which is indigenous to the area.

Once cultivated, the plant can be used for a range of medicinal purposes, which we will go into shortly. First however, we look at the origin of organic Black Seed oil and how it was used during the ages.

The History

Records of the use of pure Black Seed oil for medicinal reasons goes back more than 3,000 years, with references of the oil being found in use in ancient Egyptian times. The Assyrians called Black Seed oil ‘tin tir’, drinking it for an upset stomach and applying it topically for a range inflammatory conditions of the nose, mouth and eyes. Such were the panacean qualities of the oil, it could also be used for sores, bites and rashes.

In fact, all through the Egyptian reign, the many health benefits of organic Black Seed oil were well known to the people, with the substance being treated as an essential part of daily life. Its healing and protective nature was so well regarded that there weren’t many ailments that it couldn’t help to treat.

The Romans

As we moved into the era of the Roman empire, ‘tin tir’ was still widely used to promote health, but with the new name of ‘Greek Coriander’, which the people of the day would consume as dietary supplement.

The oil would even become mentioned by the Great Mohammed in Islam, being described as being able to ‘cure everything but death’. If any more evidence were needed that the people of some of the world’s greatest civilisations held pure Black Seed oil in high regard, then knowing that there was even a bottle of it in King Tutankhamun's sarcophagus makes it even more clear.

 

So, what was it that made all of these great people revere it as much as they did?

The truth is something that is still helping people live healthier, happy lives today in that it is still one of the most beneficial oils in existence for the promotion of health. The width and breadth of the ailments and illnesses that organic Black Seed oil is able to treat is quite staggering and not something that has an equal in modern medicine.

 

The Benefits

 Quality Black Seed oil offers a wide array of health benefits that can help with the treatment of a number of different conditions, such as:

 

Psoriasis and Eczema

With as much as 3% of the world’s population suffering with either eczema or psoriasis, organic Black Seed oil could be used to help many, as it not only increases the rate at which skin heals, but also soothes inflammation.

 

Allergies & Asthma

Other ailments suffered by millions include a myriad of types of allergy and asthma, which can be alleviated through oral application and is often more effective than conventional types of treatment. The whole of the operation of the sinus and bronchial systems can also be complemented by quality Black Seed oil, meaning it offers effective relief of the symptoms of colds and flu.

 

Hair and Skin

Black Seed is sometimes used in cultures that can be topically applied to firm up skin and increase the growth of hair. It’s even used to great effect in the prevention and removal of scars.

 

Fungi and Candida

The symptoms of fungal infections and candida can also be alleviated by the topical application of organic Black Seed oil. As well as fungal infections on the skin, the oil can also be used to treat those found in the digestive system when taken internally.

 

Digestion

Their benefit to digestion doesn’t stop there, as problems such as wind, stomach pain and general bloating can be helped, as Nigella Sativa seeds are known to be ‘carminative’, meaning they have a soothing effect on the gut. Intestinal parasites can also be dealt with effectively, as well as offering a meaningful treatment for colon cancer, as preliminary studies have found that it can actually inhibit cancer cell growth. That’s with no known side effects, something that conventional cancer treatments can’t offer.

 

Cancer

Other studies in the field of oncology have show that one particular compound found in Black Seeds and oil known as Thymoquinone, is believed to cause cell death in leukemia, pancreatic cancer, brain tumors and breast cancer cells. The irony is that pure Black Seed oil is often prescribed as a protective measure during radiology treatments, which shows that even conventional medicine knows that it helps in the treatment of cancer.

When you also consider organic Black Seed oil’s efficacy in the promotion of heart health, normalising of blood pressure, and the treatment of HIV and of previously almost impervious ‘superbugs’ like Helicobacter pylori and MRSA, you start to see that quality Black Seed oil is still something that we, as westerners, should be turning to in the case of illness and the promotion of general health, even in the modern day.

 

So, why buy from Nature’s Blends?

Well, that’s an easy question to answer. We know that our pure Black Seed oil is special, because it comes from seeds that were grown in the optimal soil conditions and supported by the most perfect weather conditions.

The seeds are grown in Ethiopia, cold pressed and the extracts are drawn out in a completely natural way, meaning that Nature’s Blends oil contains on average 3.9% volatile oil, when compared with the market average of between 1-2%. It also contains 0.7% of the active ingredient Thymoquinone, far more than the usual 0.4-0.45% range found. Our oil simply contains more of the elements that promote health and fight disease.

We stand behind our product, because we know it is superior to anything else on the market, not least because it is produced the way nature intended, protecting all of its natural goodness from ravages of modern food production processes.

If you would like to know more about organic Black Seed oil and the entire range of natural products we offer, you can visit our website www.naturesblends.co.uk where you’ll find everything you need to know. You can even talk to one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members via live chat.

Order on our website and you’ll receive your products within 5 working days, wherever you are in the world and in as little as 2-3 working days in the UK, as well as free UK delivery on orders over £40.

Our flexible delivery options mean that you won’t have to wait long until you too could be enjoying the benefits of pure Black Seed oil like people have for time immemorial.

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