A brief introduction to black cumin oil
If you don’t like the taste of cumin, you can breathe easily, because black cumin is unrelated to either cumin or cumin. In North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia, where the plant is native, the black seed is consumed regularly and is an ingredient in many traditional dishes. The seeds of the plant are useful as a spice and give the dishes a strongly ethereal nutty flavor with notes of thyme and savory. In its native region, the pitch-black seeds of black cumin have been an integral part of life for over 3,000 years and play a special role in medicine. The seed oil is used in naturopathy for its beneficial properties for health administered and should a healthy digestion promote, strengthen the immune system and particularly effective for a healthy skin And shiny hair to be. Black seed oil contains important nutrients such as
- amino acids
- Vitamin A
- unsaturated fatty acids
- C vitamin
tips and recommendations
If you incorporate black seed oil into your diet, you can benefit from many beneficial health effects. The anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive oil is now also readily available in Germany and can be found in supermarkets, health food stores, pharmacies and health food stores. When buying, pay particular attention to the color of the oil. The lighter the black seed oil, the more healthy fatty acids it contains.
Kräuterland Organic Filtered Black Cumin Oil is guaranteed fresh from the mill, vegan and cold pressed from Egyptian black cumin.
Naturzade Organic Black Cumin Oil is also freshly ground and cold pressed, but is bottled unfiltered. The cloudy and suspended matter it contains gives the oil an intense taste.
You can also easily take black seed oil as a dietary supplement in capsule form. Natural Elements Black Cumin Oil Capsules contain 500 milligrams of oil per capsule and can be taken up to twice a day.
Black cumin oil should always be stored in a dark and cool place, away from light to preserve its ingredients and taste. Compared to other oils, you can store black seed oil in the refrigerator because it doesn’t solidify. Make sure your oil bottle is always tightly closed. When it oxidizes and comes in contact with air, it darkens and tastes rancid.
Use black cumin oil – here’s how it works
black cumin oil in food
You can black seed oil apply externally or let it work from the inside, ingesting it with other foods. The oil has a very intense taste and quickly spreads its ethereal aromas in the mouth and nose. If you are new to oil, you should start with small portions first. Take a teaspoon of oil once a day. Once you get used to the taste, you can also take one to two tablespoons of black cumin oil a day. Of course, you can also add oil to your foods, mix it with yogurts or add it to finished dishes as an intensely aromatic note.
External use: skin and hair care
You can also use natural essential oil direct and undiluted apply to the skin or as a hair care put your hair on. Since allergic reactions to the natural product are possible, test first how your body reacts to the oil on an inconspicuous area of the skin. If you don’t notice redness, swelling, or itchy allergic reactions, you can use the oil to relieve inflammatory skin conditions, acne, psoriasis, or eczema. Put some oil on your palms, scrub thoroughly and massage slowly into the skin.
For colds: prepare your nasal spray with black cumin oil
Black seed oil is also good for you inhalations or nasal sprays. For colds or sinus infections, you can add a few drops of oil to boiling salt water and inhale the hot vapors. Complaints such as a stuffy nose can be relieved and inflammation is fought. You can also use sea salt and black cumin oil to make your own cold nasal spray. You just need
- table salt or sea salt
- black seed oil
- sterile spray bottle
Boil about a liter of water in a saucepan for at least 5 minutes to kill all bacteria and germs. After boiling, remove the water from the heat, add about two teaspoons of salt and one or two teaspoons of black cumin oil. Mix the ingredients in the water until they are clear. Now let the salt water cool completely. The lid should remain on the pot so that no contamination occurs in the water. Then pour it into the spray bottle.
These are the effects of black seed oil
1. Anti-inflammatory effect
Black cumin oil contains the effective antioxidant Thymoquinone, which not only neutralizes free radicals, but also one anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect Has. This allows black seed oil to fight inflammation in the body and has been shown to be potentially helpful in relieving pain in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. Foods with antioxidants generally have very positive effects on the health of our cells. Free radicals from the environment are aggressive oxygen compounds that bind to the cells of our body and cause oxidation there. This damages cells and cellular DNA. Antioxidants like Thymoquinone eliminate and eliminate these highly reactive free radicals in our bodies before they can cause damage.