Black Seed Oil
is what I have been using since August 2020. It is an oil from the Nigella Sativa seed and is also called kalonji. It originates from Egypt, South Asia and the Middle East
I first heard what this oil could do while researching online how to alleviate a stubborn patch of eczema on the back of my neck. Udo’s oil is great by is composed of several types of oils including coconut oil and evening primrose oil. I was looking for a single ingredient oil and discovered that Black Seed oil is good for skin rashes such as eczema and psoriasis.
The Blessed Seed Company:
sells different strengths of this oil ranging from Mild, Original, Strong to Extra Strong.
To be on the careful side, I bought one bottle of the Strong version of Black Seed oil. Just to see if the reviews I had read were true. After one month of using this oil, my skin became smoother and the rashes cleared up.
Benefits of Black Seed Oil
1. As it contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids in perfect ratio, my skin became smoother within one month of using it.
2. I also had clearer dreams each night. I normally eat a healthy diet full of vegetable juices, avocado smoothies and bean soups, so have dreams anyway. However, on this oil, I would get 3 to 4 dreams each night and also remember the last 2 dreams when I woke up the next morning. Some of them were even in technicolour!
3. My hair grew faster and thicker. I did a Big Chop at the end of April 2021. Fast forward to September 2021 and my hair has grown 2 inches in the front and middle of my head. 1 inch at the sides and 1/2 inch at the back.
4. I discovered a lump in my breast in April 2021 and it was quite painful to touch. I increased my dose of black seed oil to 2 tablespoons a day and the pain disappeared. I went to see a nurse in my GP surgery and she booked a referral appointment to see a doctor in the nearest hospital. I managed to get the appointment 2 months later.
When the doctor checked for the lump, all he found was breast tissue. It was probably breast tissue in the first place, but it was lumpy and really painful before I took the oil. I’m not saying that the lump disappeared because of black seed oil…Rather that the pain definitely went.
I also took wheatgrass juice – 2 1ml sachets a day for 60 days. And at least 4 glasses of vegetable juice every day. I also prayed every day saying these words “Lump shrink, Shrink lump” This regime worked. And I have no need to worry any more.
Black seed oil is very potent and should only be taken in small doses of between 1-3 teaspoons. That equals half a tablespoon to one and a half tablespoons.
For mild eczema, I only took one teaspoon twice a day. I took one more teaspoon when I discovered the lump. You are meant to take this oil with a little honey or yoghurt. I took mine neat with no problems.
The oil has a bitter taste, but it does not linger on your tastebuds. You can add a drop of lemon juice to it, for the flavour to be less bitter.
Important: If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, it is wise not to take this oil, but use the seeds in cooking soups and stews instead. As the seeds are milder in potency and also used in cooking.
Black seed oil strengthens the immune system and can aid in a variety of ailments and diseases. It is helpful in treating headaches, nasal congestion, toothache and intestinal worms.
It is used greatly among Middle Eastern and South Asian cultures.
Despite it’s wide use in these cultures, it is only recently that the seed has been studied by those in the Western parts of the world. Scientific research is still beginning to catch up, hence benefits have not yet been directly linked and supported by the use of this oil.
It is best combined with the body’s natural defense systems. When it’s nutritional properties are used together with the body’s, black seed oil helps in maintaining health and overcoming illness.
1. Black seed oil should not be taken on a full stomach.
2. It is toxic at high doses so should only be taken at a dose of up to 3 teaspoons daily. Which I mentioned earlier.
I currently take one tablespoon (2 teaspoons) a day. I started on the smallest dose of one teaspoon daily and started taking 2 teaspoons, (1 tablespoon) this year.
As I am of average height, I figured that 2 teaspoons was alright for me.
3. I tried using a little oil on my arm, but my skin is sensitive and I found the oil left a small mark. As a result, I only take this oil internally as it works slower and yet is still effective.
How Much Does Black Seed Oil Cost?
Black Seed oil varies in price according to how strong the volatile component of the oil is. It also varies according to the size of bottle ordered. I bought the Strong version of the oil for £12.99.
Why I Recommend Blessed Seed Black Seed Oil
The Blessed Seed Company found that the strength of black seed oil can vary considerably depending on various factors.
1. They discovered that the strength is measured from the amount of volatile oil present.
2. The volatile oil differs depending on the hybrid and where the seed is grown. For countries with extreme heat, the content of volatile oil is increased.
Blessed Seed brand is 100% pure virgin quality cold-pressed black seed oil.
However, they do have a disclaimer saying that their products are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.
I would like to add that you should remember that all supplements natural or otherwise must be taken alongside a varied, balanced diet that is rich in vegetables, beans, lentil and natural, whole foods.
Having used Black Seed oil for almost a year, I can say that I have found the oil very useful for keeping my skin clear of rashes. It also was useful in getting rid of my breast lump pain.
Though I am normally skeptical of reviews I see online, unless I had not tried using this oil for myself, I would not have believed how useful this oil could be.
If you are skeptical like me, go on and get a good brand of oil like Blessed Seed. Try the Mild version of their oil and try it for yourself.
I have told you the right, safe dose to take, so you are in safe hands.