Black Seed Oil Uses & Benefits

Black Cumin Seed Oil Benefits

There are so many simple natural remedies with a long history of use that have been largely forgotten in modern times. From the health promoting (and hair-growing) properties of castor oil to the natural remedy uses for Apple Cider Vinegar, remedies found in nature have an important place in maintaining health. One of those is Black Seed Oil.

With all the wonderful advances in medicine & hygiene, a lot of these remedies have been pushed aside. Certainly, there is a time and a place for medicine, but research is now helping us understand the mechanism of these natural remedies that previous generations have depended on for so long.

Many doctors, especially functional medicine and naturopathic doctors, are finding success in combining conventional medical treatments with natural ways to support the body. One of these age-old remedies that has gained recent popularity is Black Seed Oil or Nigella Sativa.

What is Black Seed Oil?

Black Cumin Seed Oil (also often called Black Coriander Oil or simply Black Oil) comes from the Nigella Sativa plant that is native to Asia. Recent studies on this incredibly powerful seed oil show it may be helpful in combating super bugs like MRSA or h.pylori and in cancer patients.

The plant is technically part of the buttercup family and has small, black, crescent shaped seeds. Historical accounts of Black Seed use date back as far as the times of King Tut in Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra reportedly used black cumin seed oil for beautiful hair and skin and Hippocrates was fond of using it for digestive troubles.

There are now over 600 studies showing the effects of black cumin seed oil and there is promising research on the use of black cumin seed oil for dealing with autoimmune disease (which is why I’ve been experimenting with it). Its active compounds, crystalline nigellone and thymoquinone, are the most studied, but it also contains: myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, proteins and vitamins B1, B2,B3, calcium, folate, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorous.

Uses & Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Studies have also shown that black seed oil can be useful for:

Asthma & Allergies

Multiple studies have found that black seed oil has anti-asthmatic effects and depending on the cause of asthma, it was sometimes more effective than conventional treatment. (1) The same properties make it beneficial for relieving allergies for many people.

Eczema and Psoriasis

Black seed oil is also used for skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. It helps sooth inflammation and improve the speed and which skin heals. (2)

Digestion

Nigella Sativa seeds are carminative, meaning they aid in digestion and may decrease gas, bloating and stomach pain. Black seed oil is often sometimes used in remedies for intestinal parasites. In preliminary studies, it was also shown to inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells with no negative side effects. (3)

Candida and Fungus

Black seed oil was also shown to be helpful in battling candida and fungal infections in the digestive system and on the skin.

Cancers

Other studies have shown that a compound in black seeds and oil, Thymoquinone, helps induce apoptosis (cell death) in leukemia cells (4) and other studies have shown this same effect in breast cancer cells (5), brain tumor cells (6), pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, and even oral cancer cells and cavity forming bacteria (7). Black seed oil is also sometimes recommended as a natural protection against some of the danger from radiation and used in conjunction with conventional treatments.

Heart Health

Thymoquinone  in Nigella Sativa seeds has also been shown to have a protective effect on the heart (8), promote healthy cholesterol levels and help normalize blood pressure (9).

MRSA and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

A 2010 study found that black seed oil was effective for patients with h.pylori infections (without ulcers). Studies have also shown that Nigella Sativa was effective against MRSA. (10)

Immune Health

Nigella Sativa is unique it way of supporting the immune system. it contains antioxidants, beneficial acids and b-vitamins and supports the immune system, but acts different than herbs like elderberry or echinacea that require caution for those with autoimmune disease. Black seeds seem to balance the immune system- increasing immune function but not encouraging immune reactions against the body’s healthy tissue.

It has been used in alternative HIV protocols for years and it is often recommended on various autoimmune disease forums (with testimonials from those it has helped). I first found research on black seed oil when researching my own autoimmune thyroid disease.

Skin and Hair

It is also used topically in some cultures to naturally soften, strengthen and firm skin and help increase hair growth. Some studies even suggest that it may be a very useful remedy against scars and to prevent scar formation on wounds. (11)

Problems with Seed Oils

There can be problems with any vegetable or seed oil, including black cumin seed oil if it isn’t extracted, processed or packaged correctly. It can easily go rancid if any of these factors are not correct and it is also important that the oil is stored in a dark, glass bottle (preferably miron glass).

Black Cumin Seed Oil: What to Look For

Black cumin seed oil is the most absorbable and concentrated form, and from my research, the most effective way to consume black seeds. It is just important to make sure that it is from a quality source and preferably:

  • Organic
  • Pure pressed without chemical extraction
  • Contains no additives or diluting oils
  • Protected from rancidity by high quality light and air protective glass

This is the one I use because it is the only one I’ve found that meets all of those criteria. I even called the company and interviewed their founder to make sure that the oil met my standards. Black cumin seed oil is simply a food product that contains some concentrated compounds that may be protective of health. Just as with any food, make sure that whatever brand you use is high quality and free from harmful additives. There are some other great options, though even places like Mountain Rose Herbs, where I get the majority of my natural ingredients, don’t use the highest quality glass to protect the oil from rancidity.

How I Use Black Seed Oil

I take a teaspoon of this oil straight a couple times a day. It works great to add a teaspoon or so to an oil cleansing blend, I’ve also experimented with adding it to lotions, shampoos and hair detox, and skin products with great results and I’ll be sharing those recipes soon!

The Bottom Line of Black Cumin Seed Oil

Black cumin seed oil is an amazing food that has been used for thousands of hears for its ability to support health naturally. It isn’t a panacea or a miracle drug, just a potent natural oil. It is considered safe for culinary use (or in similar amounts-no more than a few teaspoons a day).

Use common sense. Black seed oil is a food, but a nutritionally potent one. You wouldn’t drink a gallon of coconut oil or eat five pounds of liver in one sitting (I hope), so consume black seed oil as you would any food- in moderate and healthy amounts. Anyone with a medical condition or who is pregnant/nursing should check with a doctor before using this or any substance.

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  1. Hi Katie,

    Great post. Love it. It’s by sheer coincidence that your post ended up in my drop box today.

    In the last week, one of my childhood friends, who was raised in Australia like me but spent some years of her adult life in Pakistan, recommended this to me for pretty much “everything”. Apparently, I have been told, this is not so well known in the western world and I quote one of the posts I read this week which is “Australia is behind the eight ball when it comes to black seed oil”..

    In fact, I had a hard time finding *accurate* information which was written about the health benefits and I only identified this as the seeds on Turkish bread (which I thought were black sesame seeds, if there is such a thing).

    My friend calls it Kalonji and she gave me a pack of seeds, saying that you could have it like you would have chia seeds. I was reluctant to use it because I don’t play around with products I’m not familiar with unless I’ve done my own research (due to my hypothyroidism).

    I have been unable to find other ways of consuming the seeds for health benefits. I will however try, as recommended by my friend, to use them as I would use chia seeds.

    Could you tell me if you have used the seeds and if so, how you have used them?

    Your timing is perfect and if there is anyone I have faith in when learning about natural health alternatives, it’s Wellness Mama so thank you for your timely post.

    • Thanks for the kind words. I haven’t had a chance to use the seeds yet, but I’ve heard the same. I’ve also heard of infusing them into apple cider vinegar to make an herbal vinegar.

    • I make a paste with the seed and eat it with rice and FYI that’s how most people eat them in Indian subcontinent.

    • Its best to be taken with honey…Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that the black cumin seed is a remedy for every disease except death…he also said its best taken with honey… there’s been studies done showing the added benefits of taking it with honey…

      • Do you grind the seeds and mix with honey, or just mix the seeds whole with honey? Does grinding improve absorbtion? thanks

        • I just mix the seeds with the honey… but you chew them,I dont swallow them whole so I guess you could grind them too.. but I know with the whole seeds, some peoples tummys are abit sensitive, so you should heat it on a slow heat for abit to remove that harshness , it doesnt affect the nutritional value. .or you could just the oil..

          • I just mix the seeds with the honey… but you chew them,I dont swallow them whole so I guess you could grind them too.. but I know with the whole seeds, some peoples tummys are abit sensitive, so you should heat it on a slow heat for abit to remove that harshness , it doesnt affect the nutritional value. .or you could just take the oil..

      • Do this help to cure nausea & migraine pain.

        • For migraine. . Try hijama / cupping.

      • Is this safe for kids as well? Mine are 2&4, if safe, what dose? Thank you

    • hola – just back from Marrakech – bought the oil and the seeds and I’m going to try implementing to see what happens. I’m terrible when it comes to regimes lol but keen to be well 😉

    • I think you are using a different seed. Kalongi is onion seed . While cumin is different seed.

    • I suffer with allergies but since I have began taking Black Seed Oil I feel so much better. Also, I have arthritis and the pain I use to feel in my joints have been minimized. Try it and see. This worked for me.

  2. So, how do work this into your diet and how much do you recommend daily? I assume you cook with it, can you also use it other ways (i.e., directly on the skin or internally ingested in a warm beverage or mixed in a vinaigrette)?

    • I use in salad dressings and toss into already cooked foods but don’t cook with it. I also just drink a teaspoon a few times a day.

      • Do you take it orally with food only or when you drink a teaspoon of it do you do that on an empty stomach? Is it best to work your way up to a few teaspoons a day or just go for it? I have some, I’ve been mixing in the hair regrowth recipe you posted, but have not started taking it orally yet.

      • Should it be take on an empty stomach or with food to be best digested? Thank you <3

  3. Great article. I keep forgetting about this tiny seed and the power it packs. I’m wondering if it can grow here in the US and which zones it might grow in.
    Like you, I’ve been working towards ‘fixing’ my Hashimoto’s Thyroid for 12 years. Finally this year, my thyroid is showing in the high range and I haven’t been on medication for 3+ years. It is possible. 🙂
    I began with taking 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice 2 x daily plus using turmeric in many dishes. I wanted to begin the heal from the inside. I knew people who had fet aloe vera had ‘cured’ their cancer. Don’t give up, the way I did it might not work for everyone and you have been a great inspiration and resource. Thank you.

    • Dee this is get news. I’ve been adding turmeric to my morning tea along with coconut oil and great lakes gelatin I learned about on this site. I’m going to try taking the aloe vera as well for my hypothyroidism.

    • I live in Utah and grown nigella. They reseed. I didn’t remember why I planted them.

    • I have Hashimoto thyroid for 19 years, can you share w me your remedy. Thk you. Carol

  4. I’m already putting an order through Mountain Rose Herbs and they also carry Black Cumin oil. I’m ordering to Canada and it costs me double what it would cost someone in the US to purchase so I try to combine my orders as much as possible. Would you say that their Black cumin is just as good?

    • It is organic, it just isn’t shipped in the same type of glass so it could become rancid more easily, but it would probably still be a good choice.

      • Would it work to order from Mountain Rose Herbs and then transfer the oil to a miron glass bottle for storage after it arrives? Amazon has the bottles, and I don’t see why a bottle couldn’t be dedicated to Black Cumin Seed Oil and used over and over.

        • While that does help, remember that you don’t know how long or in what conditions it will be stored prior to your purchase (not that I think that Mountain Rose Herbs is aging the stuff in full sun for 10 years or anything… )

      • I used black cumin seed oil, applied to my face twice daily for 8 + weeks. I put it on before bed one night and felt a slight tingle on my face but thought nothing of it. I put it on again the next morning and went out for the day. I came in later that day and had to wash my face as it was stinging. My face was really sore and red, it was also very, very dry and it feels very tight, rough and irritated . I dont know what has happened as my skin felt amazing for the time I had used it. I dont know what to do to fix this, any suggestions please.

        • Blckseed oil gave me a very bad rash on my face too. I continue taking it internally but it burns my throat, I don’t know if it’s normal.

          • I feel like I am having an allergic response to it also. Mouth feels inflamed with throat and eyes

        • I had bought the “Amazing Herb” brand and it had burned my throat. My mother told my to buy the “sweet sunnah” brand and have found it to be way more tolerable, even my teenage daughter takes it. My mother instructed me to use the other oil for my hair and skin instead. Both have been effective, the use of the amazing herb is better for my skin externally. And the other orally have been great!

        • Don’t leave it on your skin for over night. Only apply for 1 hour then wash your face with soap. Combine equal amount of olive and black seed oil and leave it on for only one hour. Then wash with gentle soap.

      • Hey Katie,

        I also have a thyroid problem and am always reading, researching and looking for new things to try.

        I’ve read that the oil from India is best/better than the oil from Israel, any thoughts on that?

        Too, I really would like to be clear on your thoughts about oils in amber bottles. Your thoughts are that they “may” not be protection enough, at least longer term, from light damage to this oil?

        Thanks so much!

    • Hi
      How are you. Black seed oil also call kalonji oil you can buy in canada also .

  5. Just wondering about the black cumin seed oil at Mountain Rose Herbs since they sell organic if it meets your qualifications.

    • It is organic, it just isn’t shipped in the same type of glass so it could become rancid more easily, but it would probably still be a good choice.

  6. I have heard of the black cumin seed oil. My folks were sending me packets of Rain Intl, but then I ran out. I just ordered some organic Black Cumin Seed. Was going to experiment with breads and soaking the seeds (they do not sprout). Do you have any other suggestions of consuming just the seeds?

    • I’ve heard of infusing them into oils or vinegar but haven’t tried it.

    • I bought some black caraway seeds thinking it was the same as the nigella .seeds I read somewhere that it is not the same . I don’t bake so I don’t know what to do with them. What are they good for?

      • Black caraway seeds are very good for digestion, just put into your tea water, let them boil a few minutes, strain and drink tea. You can add to ur regular tea or make a separate tea with caraway, fennel seeds & honey & lemon. Enjoy!

  7. Hey Katie, would you mind sharing the details of exactly how you use black cumin seed oil (maybe one or two fo your favorite ways)? Would it be good to add to the oil mix used in facial oil cleansing? Or perhaps a couple drops in the clay detox for hair? Thanks for your time and amazing website!

    • Just updated, but it is great for oil cleansing and for adding to hair products. I also just take a teaspoon or so a couple times a day.

  8. I wish you would talk more about your thyroid and how you have used it to help your thyroid. For instance, I use it these ways and I have seen a difference that I could reduce how much thyroid medicine I need to take.

    • Yes, Please. I need to boost my thyroid production for the same reason. Also, will this help at all with adrenal health? My thyroid issues are driven by my adrenals.

    • I have problems with my bowel movement. I go to toilet 5 or 6 times a day. I am an ex-cancer patient and I was worried that the cancer might come back. I came across the benefit of black seed and I started taking black seed oil capsule. On the 10th day, my bowel movement back to normal.

      • That sounds like irritable bowel syndrome due to germ overgrowth in.colon. Black seed oil kills germ but its overgrowth usually due to inadequate production of hydrochloric acid. Supplements available at health food store.

  9. AWESOME!! My family and I just started on BSO and we love it. We use Dr. Roby Mitchell’s (Dr. Fitt) black seed oil.

  10. Hi, I was wondering how often you use black cumin seed oil? And does anybody else make organic, pure black cumin oil other than the link you’ve provided?

    Thank you

    • Tropical Traditions sell the oil, too.

  11. Thanks Katie! I don’t have a {known} thyroid problem but I know from research I have hormonal imbalance. Articles like these are so helpful even just as a mother of 6, to learn about effective remedies for the very reason you do what you do- to hopefully extend the lives of our children’s generation! ! ! I

  12. I’ve just recently purchased some of this BSO and would like to know how to take it….any ideas? It’s just for preventative measures and overall good health right now.

      • I purchased the brand in the link you provided. But I am having trouble taking it. It Burns my throat badly. I have a high tolerance for taking “gross” things but this actually hurts! Could it possibly be a bad batch? I had to drink lots of tea following to get rid of the flavor and burn.
        Thanks for any advice.

        • I’ve had that same problem with two different brands. I thought I was allergic to it. Not sure if its supposed to sting your throat.

          • That happened to me the first time I used it also. Took a teaspoon full and drank it down. Burned for hours. Then I started putting it into my grapefruit juice in the morning and just swigging it down. No more burning or after taste.

        • I had the same problem when I first took it. I took a teaspoon full and just swallowed it. The burning was crazy. Since then, I have been putting it into my grapefruit juice in the morning and just swigging it down in one shot. No burning or after taste

      • Helpful to massage directly into thyroid gland. Kills the Candida and reverses inflammation. Improves thyroid function.

        • What did you use with it to kill the yeast ?

      • Where can I purchase the oil?

  13. This is a great article! My mom was shipping some packets of Soul by Rain Intl and I decided after that use to just buy the seed itself. It does not sprout, but I am looking forward to trying it out in cooking and other things to help my family out!!!

  14. Thank you for your generous sharing of wonderful information and for helping to improve the lives of all.
    What do you think about the Black Cumin Oil from Mountain Rose Herbs?

    cheers!

    • The one from mountain rose herbs is high quality but it isn’t shipped in opaque/light protecting glass so it has a higher chance of going rancid.

  15. I love black seed oil! It’s my latest favorite that I’ve been using as a facial oil for the past few months. It has a slightly peppery smell that is not objectionable and the consistency is great. Good information on the internal use too. A few drops in orange juice is surprisingly tasty.

  16. Hi,
    Thank you for all the wonderful material!
    How do you think this oil compares to the one from Mountain Rose Herbs?

    Thank you!

    • The one from mountain rose herbs is high quality but it isn’t shipped in opaque/light protecting glass so it has a higher chance of going rancid.

  17. Just curious, it looks as if the oil MRH sells meets your same standards, am I missing something? Thank you!

  18. Ah! The comment above just came through for me. I’m thinking I’ll just make sure the bottle from MRH is kept in a brown paper bag in the fridge. Lol! Thanks!

  19. Nigella is used as part of the spice mixture paanch phoran or panch phoron (meaning a mixture of five spices) and by itself in many recipes in Bengali cuisine and most recognizably in naan bread.
    The seeds are “tempered with onion garlic & ginger” as a base for a curry before the Curry paste/powder is added.
    This is easily available in most Indian Grocery stores. It is very different in taste to Black Cumin Seeds.

  20. I appreciate this post. My friend’s grandmother just finished her chemo, and it would be nice to send her a care package of cancer-fighting food and oils.

    I do wish that more readers would read the entire post before asking questions. Many of the questions asked in the comments section are ones that Katie already provides the answers to in the article.

    • How kind and thoughtful of you.

  21. I’ve been using the one from Hemani and it has helped my overall well being. I don’t know if it meets your standard though. I also use in creams and face packs.

  22. A friend of mine that has healed from Chronic Lyme disease swears by this as a tick and mosquito repellant. I also heard it is very high in Glutathione which is really important for anyone with a chronic illness that needs detoxing.

  23. So happy to see this article! My hubby got some and suggested I use it. I just put a teaspoon into my morning smoothy-love the taste of it with mu greens and fruit! I’m keeping daily records of my BP for my doctor and have wondered why my BP is so “normal” some days and not others. I tried tracking caffeine intake- no pattern. Now I’ll watch for the days I DON’t use the oil and see if that’s the mitigating factor.

  24. I don’t have much experience yet (and can’t speak to how effective this might be), but I did want to note a few things for anyone who wants to try using the seeds directly. First, while nigella sativa is often called “black cumin” or “black coriander,” the seeds are different. The picture Wellness Mama has at the beginning of her post shows the correct seeds (they’re small coal-black, irregularly shaped seeds like the ones pictured, not the darker cumin seeds which are also sometimes called “black cumin”). Secondly, traditional preparation calls for dry roasting the seeds to cut back on the sharpness (cook to taste) and then mixing the seeds into a paste with honey.

    • Marcella,

      Could you please give me the name of the seeds I should buy since you say the nigella sativa is not the correct one? At our house, we grind up the Chia seeds into our yogurt smoothies. I would like to try using the black cumin seeds, too.

      Thanks for your help.

      • From my understanding, it IS Nigella sativa–she was saying that it is NOT “black cumin” or “black coriander”, although sometimes called by those names.

  25. My mom bought Black Seed Oil for my brother for calcification issues. Then she started using it for parasites. I never knew it helped with so many other things! I think it is so important to take preventative measure before medication is needed. Thanks so much for so many great posts!
    One question: I have a different brand than the one you mentioned; my black seed is by The Blessed Seed. Does this brand live up to your standards? Thanks again!

  26. In the religion of Islam, black seed is known to have a cure for all diseases. My sister-in-law takes a tsp of black seeds a day for her migraine. Another one takes a tsp of black seed oil in her tea for thyroid disorder. I will be putting my mom on it for her High BP issue. In India we use it quite a bit for culinary and medicinal purposes. There’s an effective ayurvedic remedy using black seeds and some other spices for diabetes which has put my brother off from the allopathic diabetic medications.

  27. I have been taking Black Seed Oil capsules for the past few months. Are the capsules not as effective as just straight oil? I did just discontinue taking them this weekend since I felt some of my medications were not working as well. I’m not sure if it metabolized them quicker.

    • Yes, I have the same question. Are the capsules as potent as just drinking the oil? Thank you

  28. Thanks for all the information you provide. Just wondering, can you suggest an alternative to this expensive brand. I would like to try it but the brand you use is too much for me.
    Thanks~Cindy

  29. I just ordered some Black Seed oil after hearing about it in the Diabetes Summit. Sayer Ji mentioned a study that showed it to be a beta cell regenerator. My 4 yo son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on February 26th of this year. We went gluten free almost immediately and are working toward going toward the autimmune protocol (we have 5 kids, so it’s been a struggle, but we are persevering), needless to say I’m insanely grateful for your website!!! I was already a big fan of yours, you can imagine how happy I am that I was already on this road when we were stunned by this diagnosis. I’m having a hard time getting my son to take the black seed oil, I’ve mainly just put it into a small amount of warm tea with a little honey. Oh, and I want to mention – my son was on insulin for 12 days before he entered into the “honeymoon period” where he has not taken insulin for almost 5 weeks. We know this to be normal, but also feel that tightly controlling his carb and sugar (mainly from fruit) intake to also have played a role. We are hoping to prolong his honeymoon period as long as possible, even though we are not opposed to giving him small amounts of insulin to avoid organ-damaging high blood sugars. If anyone in this community has experience with anything along these lines, or has any resources to point me toward, please share! Thank you from my heart of hearts, Katie for what you do here! I’m tearing up now, but your work sincerely has assisted me in creating better health for my precious family and I just can’t thank you enough for that! My little T1D boy actually LOVED making lotion bars and lip chap with me just the other day! May your family be blessed as you bless others’! <3 <

  30. Hi Katie,

    I’d like to see you respond to the person who said that black cumin seeds are completely different, with a very different taste, from nigella seeds, both of which I use in cooking for flavour. And cumin is certainly different from coriander!

  31. I too use this for migraines/hormonal imbalance and it has been very effective for migraine prevention.

  32. Thanks for all you do, Katie. Enjoying your podcasts. Just found Black Seed Oil locally but it’s not organic. Is it a sprayed crop? How important is the organic certification?
    thanks!

  33. Hi Katie,
    While browsing the Tropical Traditions site I noticed they carry Black Cumin Seed Oil as well. The description indicates it is packaged in “tinted glass bottle, to protect it from plastic and sunlight exposure”. It seems to cover all the points on what to look for when purchasing this oil. Do you have any experience with the quality of their product?

    • i too saw that one and ordered now

  34. Thank your for all your wonderful information; I love reading your posts and learn something new all the time. I am surprised that you think women only lose their hair after pregnancy. There are millions of women with female pattern baldness; I should know, I am one of them. I have tried your hair growth serum along with the castor oil and amla oil with no results. I am excited to try the black cumin seed oil. I have already ordered it. Thanks again for the wonderful info!

  35. Years ago my dr told me to use cumin powder on my protein foods. But it isn’t black. It is med brown in color. Is this the same thing. i want to start using it again. I have kept it in a dark glass jar and want to make sure i get the right thing. Are there two different types of cumin?

  36. There must be something wrong with me. I just bought some black cumin seed oil (in tincture form) and it tastes terrible. I really can’t stand it. Do you have any tips for hiding/masking the strong taste of oils? I feel like a little kid who refuses to take medicine now. Lol.

    -Zoe

    • Hello, I just bought some black seed oil last week. I have been taking a teaspoon (straight) twice a day. Mine taste terrible too. I usually try to drink or eat something immediately after swallowing it to kill the bad taste. I either drink grape juice or eat a piece of chocolate. I bought the Amazing Herbs brand in a tinted bottle and it’s 100% cold pressed. I am taking it to try and cure my recurring hives which I believe are caused by a histamine intolerance.

    • You can find most of Indian/Asian /Somalian stores all around the country in Maine,CT,and some other states, I don’t know how effective it would be since it is export,
      I use the black seed oil,teaspoonful and after that I take another teaspoonful of honey and then drink water or tea,it takes the funny taste away.I hope that helps.

  37. Thank you for you good info. I once had a nutritional health care professional who gave me herbal info. But now no access to one.

  38. Hi Katie,
    You are so awesome and I so love your intelligence to guide us to be the healthiest we can be! I took your research info on the Fermented Cod Liver Oil and the Butter Oil and have been taking!!!!! WOW!! It totally cleared up my dermatitis……AMAZING!! Such great healing products! Do you take the Black Cumin Oil along with the Cod Liver and Butter Oil? I can’t find info on taking them together. I’ve had more than my share of antibiotics in my life time and wondering if the Black Cumin Seed Oil could help with that. Have you ever known of anyone giving one or all three products to an elderly dog?

    Thanks so much for your hard work,
    Victoria

  39. Just purchased the Panaseeda Black Cumin Oil last week. I was introduced to Ian Clark through your podcast, Katie, and am really impressed by Activation Products. I purchase the Marine Phytoplankton first and once I worked up to 7 drop I felt a marked increase in my mental clarity and energy levels. I had been curious to try the Panaseeda line and decided to start with the Black Cumin due to our family’s candida and suspected parasite issues. Hoping that this will help support our road to recovery. Thank you for having Ian on your podcast. Even his free tip for putting your legs up for sleep has helped tremendously.

  40. Hi Katie,

    Was still wondering if you take the black Cumin Oil along with fermented cod liver and butter oil? The cod liver and butter oil have cleared up my dermatitis totally. Does the Cumin Oil have hot spicy black pepper in it? Anyone with Rosacea or Dermatitis issues must definitely stay away from any hot or spicy foods. Just wondering before I order?

    Thank you Katie and God Bless you and your family
    Victoria

  41. I am wondering if something like this might a solution for what seems to be a very mild, allergy triggered pediatric asthma (I’m having her checked by a doctor today). What could I mix it with to be more palatable to a kid without hindering its beneficial properties? Do you think the doctor would be open to trying this instead of conventional treatment?

    • Hope you are able to find a natural remedy!! Two things that have worked well for our kids are the Hyland’s brand kids homeopathic allergy liquid (can purchase online or at CVS or walgreens) and also the use of cod liver oil.

      We used Zyrtec in the past but the ingredients were concerning. The Hylands works for both of my kids but we do have to use it more than once in a day sometimes. No more asthma type symptoms!

  42. Thank you very much for the kind advice. We just visited the doctor and he warned me that I shouldn’t be “anti-medication” and I am open to that but because this website has been so helpful to me in many areas I naturally thought to turn to this community as well. In this case, we don’t seem to have a chronic or severe issue so I think I’ll try the Hyland’s and see how it goes. Many thanks for your time and insight.

  43. Are there other brands that would be a great purchase? The one you listed is a bit on the pricey side and the website seems a little pushy on the sales pitch.

    • That’s what I thought!

  44. I’m using black seed oil from Tropical Traditions. The bottle is very dark, darker than any olive-oil bottles I’ve seen other than the steel ones. I’ve been taking a teaspoon/day, ALMOST every day for 3 months. I don’t have any diagnosed issues. Whenever I go to the doctor, I’m told everything looks fine. I do have heartburn which has been under much better control since I stopped drinking sodas and other culprit-foods (as well as a 14-day run of omeprazole a few years ago). So, unfortunately, I can’t give a glowing testimony, but I continue to take it as a preventive. I do find it strong, almost licorice-flavored, but I spoon it in after mixing with 2 teaspoons of local, raw honey and 1/8-tsp. Ceylon cinnamon.

  45. Hi.
    I noticed that some woman use Black Seed Oil as a contraceptive and others use it for fertility. (Some blogs indicated) I am TTC and is a little scared to use it as there is no indication on how much to take for TTC and how much as a birth control.
    Can you please help me? My husband is on 10 ml a day. I read that a study was done in France on 34 men over a period of two months. The dosages was only 2.5ml per day and the results was remarkable.
    I would love to take it, just not sure how much I should take?

  46. thank you, that’s very helpful information. From your description, it sounds like it might not be too hard to give to the family. Good health!

  47. I have been taking black seed oil for around 5 months now and my experience has been excellent it tasted awful at first nearly threw up first few times but stuck with it and now doesn’t bother me. It’s helped with anxiety, stomach problems, my breathing has gotten alot better, I have alot more energy and it’s helped with lower back problems. I take three teaspoons morning afternoon and evening. Remember it takes time for it to start taking real effect I would say 3 weeks or more. It has thymoquinone which is a very powerful ingredient fights off the most severe cancers and metabolic diseases. Great article by the way

  48. Wonderful news to share for those who have terrible long hot flashes. I would have up to 4 or more an hour last 3-5 minutes. Such a horrible experience and really affecting me as I would have never anticipated (negatively). Days and evenings so miserable. After many hours of research and many failed attempts. I came across Black Cumin seed oil as a hormone “adjuster”. At my age knowing this was the issue it was certainly worth my effort. First purchase made off Mountain Rose Herb. Thick and flavor not good yet very doable. I took 1 tsp 3 times a day for 1 month. Then tapered down to 2 tsps daily 1 in AM and 1 in PM. AMAZING RESULTS. Im so thankful (I truly prayed for relieve with my issue and I am one who can take on alot). The first day within a couple of hours relief had arrived. This is a true experience, I have perhaps 3 a day and they are mild with a time of a minute or two. THANKFUL for feeling normal again. After that bottle ran out I purchased from Piping Rock website their Blackseed Oil. Cold pressed, solvent free, 100% pure, Omega-3 3%, Omega-6 58.8%, Omega-9 22%. Under ingredients it states unrefined, freshly cold pressed virgin black cumin seed oil (Nigella sativa). This has a bit more flavor (lol and I’m not saying better) lasts a bit longer on tonuge (just moments). To remove the flavor (I have just taken drinks of water and its goes away in few minutes) I now take a tsp of apple cider vinegar (since its good for me too). These both have provided the same wonder results and I will be forever grateful the Lord led me to this product. The flavor will never be a hindrance as the result out weighs the taste (which doesn’t last long at all). I have a thyroid issue and taking medication. When I take myself off to experiment with this and other products (natural) I will post my results. Truly hope anyone with same issue as mine will give this a shot.

    • Hi Terri the Lord must have led me to read your post because I was looking to read how black seed oil can help with hot flashes. I have TERRIBLE hot flashes that I have been suffering with since 2000!. Have tried so many, things but nothing works. I can’t wait to purchase a bottle.

  49. Hey Katie and all others that could help!

    My brother in law has bad edema. I saw in your article that you could use this to treat eczema and asthma.

    What is your receipe and have you seen anything on Neem oil?

    Thank you!

  50. Hi Katie,
    I tried the Panaseeda Black Cumin Seed Oil and developed Contact Dermatitis on my neck. My use of the oil coincided with the start of the gardening season, so initially I thought I was reacting to something in the garden. It took some time to determine the red welts and itching were due to the oil. I’ve since discovered that Contact Dermatitis has been noted as a side effect/allergic reaction. I’m glad it works for other people, but think it’s important to report adverse reactions as well.

    • I took the same brand you spoke of. Its burning me too and I don’t know how to get rid of the burn. I took it with honey. It’s burning my bronchial area and it made me phlegm up and I hear a wheezing noise when I take a breath.

  51. I am really interested in getting some of this black seed oil, can you advise where would be the best place to get the best quality product? 🙂 thanks 🙂

  52. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XY6NAE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000XY6NAE&linkCode=as2&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=MEGCMFYTEVKW3VRF

    I purchase Sweet Sunnah from amazon.com. It is cold processed, organic, solvent free and bottled in dark glass. When its opened its kept in the refrigerator. Another company, Amazing Herbs, packages their Black Seed Oil in dark plastic bottles except for the largest size that can be ordered in glass for a little more cost.

    This past year I had a small Basal Cell Carcinoma lump diagnosed on my face, about 1/4 inch from my eye. Rather than do a “slice and dice” surgery I mixed about 1/4 tsp. of Black Seed Oil with 1/2 tsp powdered, buffered Vitamin C into a paste in a small shot glass and applied this mix over the areas on my skin about 3 to 4 times a day and at night. It cleared up the Basal Cell Carcinoma. When I returned to the skin specialist he was amazed that there was no scarring. This process can take from a few weeks to longer depending on the severity. Thankfully mine was not severe. There are many sites including the one below –
    http://www.cancertutor.com/black_cumin/

    The Nigella Sativa flower is so beautiful. I have been growing these lovely flowers in my garden for many, many years. They simply reseed themselves and grow more and more every year. I collect the dry seed pods then harvest the seeds and add a spoonful to my yogurt/fruit/nut blend in the morning. The seed can be roasted and used with many recipes.

  53. Hi Katie,
    I listened to your podcast about phytoplankton and your interview with Ian. It sounds promising. My question is, do you take the oil blend with the five different oils as well as the black seed oil, or do you not do both? I am interested in the blend, but was wondering if it’s something your doing and have seen results with. I already ordered and received my phytoplankton. Thanks!

    • I usually just take the five seed but have the cumin seed on hand for occasional use.

  54. Dr.Fitt.com has a beautiful BSO that’s incredible quality and affordable. Dr. Roby Mitchell is a local alternative health care Dr here in Amarillo and it’s his product line. I am not an associate, just a dedicated customer.

  55. how can you tell if this remedy is working on you? being effective?

    • That’s a good question that I’ve seen posted about several different supplements. If an antioxidant protects you from or even reverses some of the damage of free radicals, evidence would be difficult to perceive. I work night-shift, so the only evidence to which I can attest is that if I miss a couple of servings, I get nasal congestion or rhinorrhea. Then, when I get back in the routine, those subside.

  56. Hello,
    I didn’t make it through all the comments – could someone please help me understand the difference between the cold pressed oil and the essential oil? Is the essential oil as effective? Would it be safe to use internally too (in smaller quantities)?

    • I personally would not take any essential oil internally, especially regularly. The two would have some similar properties, but for internal use, I would stick with cold pressed oil.

  57. Hi Everyone,
    I was curious if anyone uses Black Cumin Oil for pulling? And if so, have you seen any results?

    Thank You,
    Melanie

    • I’d have a hard time holding it in my mouth that long. Very strong-tasting. Plus, it’s not cheap, and I think the benefits of ingesting it outweigh any you would achieve by oil-pulling. IMHO, coconut-oil is best overall for pulling.

  58. i just bought a bag of the seeds in the indian section of my grocery store. i recently roasted small beet from my CSA and added a generous handful of nigella seeds, sesame seeds, pepitas, olive oil and coarse sea salt. i served them with chevre and mint leaves and it was a hit of the party. the nigella seeds are amazing against the sweetness of the beets. highly, highly recommend!

  59. I also would like to know if you can put them in gel caps? I bought just the seeds and was wondering now if I need to process them to an oil. My tolerance for things that don’t take very good is not high lol. I have overcome it with a few things but since I have the capsules I’d like to know thano you!

  60. Hello, I am wondering what your experience is now, taking the oil you recommended, since you started in April. Thank you!

  61. Hi I wonder if anyone can help. I have been diagnosed with CA-MRSA and have had 4 painful outbreaks since July, the most recent on my face, I have been on the strongest of antibiotics mixed by a microbiologist and it keeps returning, does anyone know or has had any experience eradicating this and how does black seed work, what is the difference in seed, oil, how do I use it and where do I buy it, I contracted this after my hysterectomy last year, I am 48 and live in the UK, any help would be good as I am at my wits end, I also have read that MRSA lives off sugar? Senga

    • This is a reply to Senga regarding mrsa. Hopefully i’m posting it correctly as to avoid any confusion.
      Hi Senga, maybe I can help. I had a staph infection for over 3 months in Guatemala a few years ago. I was determined to treat it naturally and finally succeeded. I don’t know what “type” of staph infection it was. It may or may not have been mrsa. I never went to a doctor. The outbreaks were like volcano shaped sores that would erupt with puss. I stayed away from sugar and bread. Ate a lot of avocados, tumeric and what finally did it was eating coconut oil (i probably ate 2 tblspns per meal) and also applying coconut oil to the outbreaks. I had 20 something open sores in various places on my body. I still have scars from some of them. After only a few days of eating and applying the oil, I went through a sleepless night of shivers and chills and in the morning I could feel that the body was overcoming the infection. A few days later (continuing with oil, tumeric) the infection was gone.
      To recap, what worked for me was mixing coconut oil and tumeric for topical application on the sores and eating also. I was on a vegetarian diet but cutting out sugars (including cutting out fruit, but ymmv here). I also ate some other “superfoods” like moringa which I would mix into a guacamole. I was also applying goldenseal and various other “natural remedies” to the outbreaks which maybe helped, but I absolutely guarantee that what remedied the staph was plain old coconut oil. I have read since that heating tumeric in coconut oil helps the body to absorb the beneficial properties in the tumeric when eating it. Thus it could be combined easily into a recipe. You could probably give that a try too. I hope that this will help you. Staph is miserable.
      I would also be sure to make and eat homemade sauerkraut and lots of fibrous veggies to build up pre and probiotics after the onslaught from antibiotics. If the antibiotics aren’t working anyways I would personally drop those as they are essentially killing the natural immune system.
      Eat as much coconut oil as you like but there is probably no point in over doing it. More is not always better, especially if the body is not used to it. It’s easy to get carried away especially when one is desperate for a cure. Take care.
      As a side note here, also while traveling/living in central America I had the opportunity to have a close relationship with stomach parasites. Bloated belly, no energy, nasty “eggy” tasting burps and diarrhea for weeks… Long story short, raw eggs. Yes that’s what I said. Raw eggs. and 15 mins after downing a few raw eggs, bam. Solid stool. The eggs digest faster than the parasites can utilize them, essentially starving the parasites out. Thus, the protocol must be kept up for a few days to a week depending on the severity. Slightly off topic but just another natural remedy. (Don’t be scared by off by the “rawness” and the salmonella fear. Like any food, try to pick the best quality. If still scared, look up homemade mayonnaise recipe. (As an example of eating raw eggs, not suggesting it as a cure here)There are many people eating raw eggs out there). Oh, actually tossing a couple of raw egg yolks into a guacamole is a nice way of eating them. It makes the guac creamy and is easier for the uninitiated raw egg eater.
      Wait, weren’t we talking about black seed oil here…? Yes, as a remedy.
      Take care,
      Ben
      (Had I known about eating raw eggs during my staph infection I would certainly have done that also. The raw yolks are really a superfood. I have since eaten hundreds. I was on a 16000km bicycle journey during this time and can attest for their nutritional value. Again, not because I read it but because I ate them multiple times daily after the parasite episode. And when pedaling a fully loaded bicycle daily through the mountains of central America and mexico, the food consumed is important. One of the most beneficial foods for me became raw eggs)
      ps, the standard caveat applies here…this is not medical advice, just real life experience

  62. The best working that I would recommend are either oil of oregano or colloidal silver….research it and you’ll see. The plus is that they will not destroy the good bacteria.

  63. Hi! Could I ask MRH to put the BSO in the correct bottle? Do you think “The Blessed Seed ” is a good brand? I saw someone asked you about the company and you didn’t get a chance to answer them. Thank You, Lola

  64. I reviewed the studies posted and am curious about one thing… how are you saying that black seed oil hosts all of these benefits but the studies use alcohol extracts? Can you clarify how an oil is the same as an alcohol extract. Some of the components that are extracted and deemed beneficial for health are only able to pulled out with alcohol, not oil. This post is somewhat misleading. Can you please clarify?

  65. This thing does wonders I mix one teaspoon of cumin seed oil with one glass of milk everyday and am starting to see changes in my chronic reflux disease hopefully it eliminates it once and for all.

  66. Just to put it out there, because I see a lot of confusion by people when going to buy this product, what you are seeing in the picture above is NOT black cumin seed. It is black caraway seed, otherwise known botanically as nigella sativa. Black cumin seed is botanically known as bunium bulbocastanum. Black cumin has a smoky, rich kind of flavor, while black caraway has a bitterness to it. Black caraway is what is shown in the picture above, and it is what you want. I am just clarifying this because some people will go to a store that has both and buy the wrong thing.

  67. I just bought my first bottle of black seed oil because of the benefits I read it provided. However the taste and smell put me off ( it smells like a newly sharpened pencil) so to counter the taste I swallow a spoonful of peanut butter. It costs the mouth and throat so the BSO goes down much easier.

    • Also, try putting a T. BSO in a small cup/shot glass, add 2 T dark cherry/pomegranate juice. The oil floats so the juice is the last thing that hits your mouth and completely cuts the taste, plus the juice itself fights inflammation. Another method is putting the T. BSO with 1 T. Blackstrap molasses, small amount warm water and 1/2 t. cinnamon. Mix and drink. The molasses is great for iron, is great for pairing with the cinnamon in fighting blood sugar instability. Honey may be subbed for molasses but molasses is better for anyone with blood sugar issues. You’ll be killing even more critters this way and not feeding the yeast.

  68. Is this oil beneficial in killing basal cell carcinoma?

  69. Why do my bottle i ordered say andreas seed oil at the bottom instead of activation? Also what color is it suppose to be? Mine is like a brownish black color after i shook it.

    • Activation is the company and Andreas Seed Oils is the brand of oils they make. Mine is that color as well.

  70. I have also read that it is used to prevent pregnancy–do you know anything about that use?

  71. I ordered a bottle of Panaseeda, Black Cumin Seed Oil, three weeks ago. I started taking one teaspoon in am and one teaspoon in pm. My hair is healthier and not shedding as much as I had been. I am 56 years old and my period started today for the first time in five years. Yikes! I am assuming due to the black seed oil.

    • Woh thats cool. The oil has made me more energetic and healed a deep abdomial scar/wound after using for 3 days that was there for 4 months. I dont know if you getting your peiod is a good thing or bad thing lol but i guess a good sign that your hormones are being regulated which the oil also does

  72. Katie,
    Do you know about the product Soul? By Rain Intl, is it of a high quality? They have black raspberry seed oil and Chardonnay grape seed oil in Soul too, also some natural flavor and cane juice.

    Thank you for your help and awesome blog.

    • I’m not familiar with that product and haven’t tried it personally…

  73. does it help in remedying the problem of premature ejaculation, and low sex functionality in men?

  74. I have tried it and it tastes good but I’m not sure it’s worth the price. It’s an MLM, which inflates the price already, but I use Dr. Fitt’s BSO which is more potent for our needs and much less $.

    • Just wanted to clarify… the black seed oil I linked to in the post (from activation) is not an MLM and I don’t link to any MLMs on this website.

      • I realy don’t understand why you should’nt link to an MLM-product wich is better than any BSO in the world…
        BSO is however very dangerous for pregnant women. It causes unwanted abortions when overdosed.

      • My comment was directed at the Rain Soul product.

    • I didn’t think Dr Fitt was an MLM, I know he has wholesalers, he also sells in health food stores. I didn’t think MLMs did that. Just curious, cause I’d like to know. I just bought a bottle of it yesterday and saw it at my natural grocer. It’s pretty potent stuff and does not taste good at all. I chased it with a honey/lemon burts bees cough drop and that seemed to do the trick. Prob not the best chaser, but it’s what I had.

      • No, I had responded to the Rain Soul comment. They’re an MLM. Dr Fitt is not. Advice on taking his BSO. Put 1 T in a shot glass, add 1 T dark cherry juice. The last thing on your tongue is cherry juice and it wipes away the turpentine flavor. 🙂

  75. Anyone tried black seed oil and cod liver oil same time or same day? Is it ok? Please someonr let me know asap

  76. I was wondering if you were taking the black seed oil when you were pregnant or trying to conceive?

    • I did not take it while pregnant and just occasionally used small amounts for taste in salad dressings or in culinary uses…

  77. The best black cumin seed oil I have found is by Andreas Seed Oil co. Its the only one that comes in ultraviolet miron glass bottles. I have had a bottle of Black Sesame Oil from Activation Products with a press date of 2011 and the oil is STILL good. Their oils are pressed and worth the money. An 8oz or 250ml bottle is around $69. You can find them online and on Amazon. You typically take 1 tsp a day. If you want it for rheumatic or autoimmune, I highly suggest you take it with a tablespoon of reputable Manuka Honey. Manuka Honey is medicinal, not for the flavor, although many like the flavor of it. When you mix the BSO oil with the Manuka, you have an auto-immune BOMB!!!! Its amazing and really does wonders. Manuka Honey is amazing to use for the face, wounds, burns, ulcers – you name it.

  78. I’ve used the one you mentioned and also the one from Tropical Traditions, both very good!

  79. I bought the Black Cumin seeds from MRH, my questions are; are the seeds from MRH ok to use, how to use them, and how much should be used per day, is the amount per day spread out throughout the day?
    Thanks for your time

  80. I just started taking the black seed oil 2 days ago. I’m in great health, and want to stay that way, so I thought to take just a small amount. I used about 10 drops in a gelatin cap, because I could tell from the smell of the oil I wouldn’t like the taste!
    I do find, however, that my belly is a little upset today. It could be totally unrelated, or maybe because I took the pill on an empty stomach? ( I bought very good quality BSO, organic, in a very dark bottle, from a very reputable source)

    • Also i am getting black seed oil from Egypt . they have amazing product for health .

  81. I just want to know if you get the same results from swallowing the seeds whole or if you need to chew them for absorption?
    Thanks in advance

  82. Hi
    Please I have an overactive thyroid.. hyperthyroidism (graces disease). Please has anyone treated it with black seed oil help please as the symptoms are driving me crazy pls

  83. Hello, I just started taking black seed oil in capsule form. I have been going to the doctor’s for two + year’s cause of stomach problems. I have been taking this for about four or five days and have noticed some really great results so far. I have a lot more energy and my sexual performance has really increased. My stomach pains have almost completely gone away. Will continue on these pills .

  84. I can personally recommend black cumin seed oil for sunburns. We were at the beach a couple of years ago and my 6 year old son got a bad sunburn on his face one day. I tried putting drugstore aloe vera gel on it and he cried and said it burned worse. So I washed off the aloe gel and out of desperation searched through my toiletries bag and found some black cumin seed oil. Patted some on his face and he said it felt better. The next morning his bright red burn was GONE. I couldn’t believe it! I’ve never seen sunburn heal that quickly. It’s sticky stuff, much like vit E oil, so it stayed on well, even while he slept.

  85. I am using black seed powder with honey half spoon am and pm for two month now, it has healed my ulcer and hemorrhoid.

  86. I have a different brand than the one you mentioned; my black seed is by Amazing Herbs. Does this brand live up to your standards? Thank you!!! Yolie

  87. Do you give the BSO to your kids? I’m wondering if it’s okay for a 12 month old and if so, how much per day? I’m looking for immune support as he’s already on his 4th bout of antibiotics (since he was born) for various infections.

    • BSO safe and will help but most likely cause is insufficient production of hydrochloric acid. This is our body’s most potent natural antibiotic. Can take a few years for production to ramp up and they “grow out of” this and conditions such as asthma.

  88. Do you give this oil to your babies and toddlers? If so, how much do you give and is it okay to mix it in food? My 12 month old has had several infections this year requiring antibiotics and I’d like to strengthen her immune system.

  89. Found a great black cumin seed extract that doesn’t taste so bad. The hardest part about taking Black Cumin Seed is the fact that it tastes like motor oil and leaves yucky burps, similar to fish oil, but worse. This supplement I found is a powder extract in a capsule. http://amzn.to/29kH0e3

    • Hi Peter, if you heat up the seeds and then grind them into a powder form there is no bitter taste.Infact it starts to taste like roasted sesame seeds.

  90. Hi all,
    A week ago I was told that I have h.pylori along with a 4 cm cyst on one of the ovary and another on the liver.As you can imagine I was in a lot of pain.Started Natural therapy by heating up some black seed (5 mins) in non stick pan,cool ,grind and add to equal amount of honey.My initial dose for first 3 days was one heaped teaspoon of this paste once a day.Increased it to 2 times for next 3 days and then 3times 6 days after starting treatment.After a week of just taking this paste I added black seed oil to the routine.1/2 tsp oil and 1/2 tsp seed and honey paste.2 weeks on the pain from cysts in ovary and liver is occasional instead of constant. I have Lotss of energy.Feeling very optimistic a few more weeks and hopefully the ultrasound will show both cysts and bladder debris are gone.Will try and update here ?. Please don’t let the taste deter you from continuing to take this miracle cure.Its a bit slower but does the job with no side effects.

  91. Hello! I was reading the reviews of black cumin oil (a cold pressed oil from a brand called Amazing herbs) and it stated that it was an “Emmenagogue: Stimulates menstrual flow and activity.”

    Which if it means what I think it means, may not be such a great thing for girls right? As it stands theres so much worry about precocious puberty and this generation is exposed to so much junk already! Does anyone have any more info on the estrogenic properties of black cumin?

    thank you!
    Jenny

  92. I just opened a new bottle of Panasonic black cumin oil and it is different from my first bottle. First bottle had yellow oil, very strong tasting and the new bottle has gray black oil, much milder tasting. I was wondering if the new bottle is bad?

    • Product can vary due to soil/climate differences with each crop.

  93. I used black seed oil, used it on mine forehead , where it looked like skin cancer….after the 3. day I applied on my
    thyroid and colon only on the skin, it gave me high blood presser after that.I used also ginger tee,I am asking is this
    some kind of reaction or was it to quick, needs more time. Thy say it is lowering the blood presser…
    Does some one know or had some similar process…..

    Please give me some help….

  94. Here is a must read which says that heating the seeds in preparation make much difference.

  95. Order it in gel cap form. That’s how I take it.