Black Seed Oil

About Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil or commonly known as habbatus sauda in Malaysia, is extracted from the seeds of the fennel flower (Nigella Sativa). This plant is natively found from North Africa, to Middle East & right to India. Black seed oil has been used for thousands of years, since the Egyptian Pharaohs era to remedy various diseases. It has natural anti-inflammatory to soothe inflammation, anti-histamine for allergy rashes, anti-bacteria & also anti-fungal properties to remedy infections. Due to its wide spectrum of benefits, black seed oil is among the top ranked evidence based traditional medicine in today’s modern world. Plus, it’s one of the most extensively researched ingredient for various chronic diseases today.
Black seed oil is yellowish in color. It has a mild herbal scent. The oil does not clog pores. It can be applied throughout the whole body, including hair, scalp & face as it absorbs easily into the skin without leaving greasy residue behind. A good quality black seed oil should not clog your pores.
  1. Powerful antibacterial properties. Black seed oil has been clinically proven to be able to kill more strains of bacteria that are already resilient towards commonly used antibiotics.
  2. Natural antihistamine properties. This is one of its unique benefits, a must have for anyone with allergies. This oil breaks down histamine build ups. Thus, providing relief during an allergy reaction.
  3. Amazing antifungal properties. Black seed oil has one of the strongest antifungal properties. It’s effective in treating fungus infections such as ringworm & athlete’s foot.
  4. Immune regulator or immunomodulator. For those with weak or hyperactive immune system, black seed oil is able to regulate the immune system to a healthy level.
  5. Reduces inflammation. One of its best phytochemical; Thymoquinone (TQ), has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to treat many diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, rashes & more.
  6. For breastfeeding mothers, regular consumption of black seed oil can boost lactation.
These are some of the clinically proven benefits of black seed oil. Each year, more & more research is being conducted to study the therapeutic properties of black seed oil. We’ll add more into the list as we discover more about black seed oil.

For nasal allergies or rhinitis

It’s proven that black seed oil helps to treat nasal allergies or rhinitis (Boskabady, 2011). It helps to lower the lung inflammation & ease breathing. Not only that, it’s also more effective than a commonly prescribed corticosteroid nasal spray (Keyhanmanesh, 2010).

For asthma patients

Asthma attacks or disease can be reduced with black seed extract (Boskabady, 2007). From the clinical test, the usage of inhaler, oral corticosteroid, oral theophylline & even inhaler corticosteroid has decreased after just 2 months of taking black seed oil daily.

For rheumatoid arthritis

Black seed oil is effective for managing rheumatoid arthritis (Gheita, 2012). Due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, the number of swollen joints & morning stiffness significantly decreased after consuming the oil for 1 month.

For infertility

Daily intake of 5ml (1 teaspoon) black seed oil for 2 months improves abnormal semen quality in infertile men (Kolahdooz, 2014). Hence, men can boost sperm count or semen volume by consuming black seed oil.

For high blood pressure or hypertension

Daily intake of 5ml (1 teaspoon) black seed oil for 2 months lowers blood pressure significantly without any negative side effects (Fallah HH, 2013). Thus, confirming black seed oil as a suitable remedy for hypertension or high blood pressure.

For diabetic patients

Black seed oil improves glucose homeostasis and enhances antioxidant defense system in diabetic patients (Kaatabi, 2015). It helps to lower the blood glucose, lipids & plasma insulin level in diabetic patients. At the same time, black seed oil improves the antioxidant enzymes in the body too. Hence, confirming the antidiabetic properties of black seed oil.

For eczema patients

Since eczema is an autoimmune disorder, black seed oil’s immunomodulator & anti-inflammatory properties have been proven to be helpful in managing eczema (Kalus, 2003).