Black Cumin Seed Oil is cold processed oil from the seeds and is part of the primrose family.
This oil has been tagged a miracle oil and is under instense study due to the benifits it has afforded people. It can be taken internally but we use it externally in our soaps, lotions and salves. It has a slight mild peppery smell and is a clear green tinged grey color. It contains over 100 chemical compounds. It’s primary ingredient is crystalline nigellone but it also contains thymoquinone, beta sitosterol, myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous. It is being used and studied in cancer therapy. Black cumin has been found to boost the auto immune system and is being studied to see how it can benefit medicine in this area also.
Black Cumin Seed Uses:
- Can help quiet itching and pain.
- Skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, acne, psoriasis and abcesses
- Anti-parasitic so may help ringworm
- Anti inflammatory and can help ease joint pain due to arthritis like conditions
- Tired and aching muscles Backache, arthritis, bruises, and rheumatism
- Skin fungus
- Antioxidant: Prevents or delays the damaging oxidization of the body’s cells – particularly useful against free radicals.
- Provides shine to hair.
Other various names: Ajenuz, Aranuel, Baraka, Black Cumin, Black Caraway, Charnuska, Cheveux de Vénus, Cominho Negro, Comino Negro, Cumin Noir, Fennel Flower, Fitch, Graine de Nigelle, Graine Noire, Kalajaji, Kalajira, Kalonji, La Grainer Noire, Love in a Mist, Mugrela, Nielle, Nigella sativa, Nigelle de Crête, Nigelle Cultivée, Nutmeg Flower, Poivrette, Roman-Coriander, Schwarzkummel, Small Fennel, Toute Épice, Upakuncika.