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Black Seed: Effectiveness and Uses of Natural Black Seed

Black Seed
Black Seed has been in existence for centuries and its botanical name is Nigella Sativa, this plant naturally possess immense potentials as a healing agent. Nigella Sativa like the English man would call it, black seed has also been traditionally used to treat various health conditions like stomach pains, liver, and kidney, boosts the immune system, and respiratory health.

Black seed is also mentioned in the bible as black cumin, you can find this in the book of prophet Isiah chapter 28 verses 25 and 27
Black Seed can be referred to in many names such as:
  • Black cumin
  • Black caraway
  • Roman coriander
  • Habbat-ul-Baraka 

Health experts agree that black seed and its oil is, indeed a remedy to help treat resistant fungi infections such methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, it also reduces allergic reaction like catarrh, sore throat and also effective in the management of high blood pressure. Read on

Recently, research on the black seed shows that it works as anti-biotic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, detoxifier, anti-histaminine, anti-fungi, anti-bacterial, anti-bronchial, anti-oxidant and immune boosting agent.

Black seed is found to possess these three chemical components below:
  • Thymoquinone
  • Thymohydroquinone (THQ)
  • Thymol.
These chemical components are used to treat the following ailments. 
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Organic Black Seed Oil Suppresses and Kills Cancer Cells

Medically, thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone  extract from natural black seed suppresses and kill cancerous tumor and cells such as:
  • Breast Cancer Growth
  • Brain Cancer Cells:Kills Leukemia Cells: 
  • Suppresses Liver Cancer Growth
  • Suppresses Cervical Cancer Cell Growth
  • Kills Oral Cancer Cells
  • Colon Cancer

Prevents Post-Surgical Adhesions

Applying black seed oil on the surface after surgery is effective, it helps prevent surgical adhesions. 

Black Seed as a Detoxifier

Liver and Kidney

The liver and Kidney are of the most vital organs in the human body. Black seed oil is very effective in the flushing toxin from alcohol and chemicals inhaled or consumed in order to maintain a healthy liver. Recent research study revealed that thymoquinone extract from black seed oil helps regenerate both kidney and liver and also protects them against damage. 


It is quite profound that the chemical agents contained in black seed regulates, stimulates and regenerates dying cells. Nigella sativa regulates the blood sugar in the system, reduces the glucose, thereby lowering the level of insulin in the entire human body. It is evident that black seed oil is very effective in preventing and managing type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. 

Weight Loss

Black seed oil contains dietary fiber, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium. This dietary fiber discovered in black seed oil is effective in that it helps people shed excess weight naturally. 

Black Seed as Anti-fungi and Anti-inflammatory Substance

Black seed oil can kill Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is on record that ordinary staphylococcus infections are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Black seed is suitable for relieving arthritis pain and for treating rheumatism, boils and other related inflammatory diseases.

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Black Seed as Anti-histamine
Relief for Cough, Asthma, Flu, Fever and Reduces High blood pressure
Black seed oil when orally taken, acts as anti-histamine helps in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma.

The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of Black Seed Oil help treat the symptoms of acute asthma and dry coughs.

How to use
For asthmatic condition and nasal congestion, drop a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil hot water and inhale the vapor twice daily.
For dry coughs, mix a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil into a cup of ginger tea and drink this twice a day, take a little and massage evenly on your chest.

Black Seed Oil has been found to help reduce fever, stimulate the release of toxins.

The potency of black seed oil have been found to be effective in reducing high blood pressure. 

Black Seed Boosts Sperm Quality in Men

Nigella Sativa has been clinically tested and established that daily intake black seed oil 5 mil for two months improves abnormal semen quality in infertile men.  

Black Seed as Immune Booster

Germany, where Black Seed supplements are sold in most health stores and it is popularly regarded as an effective alternative medicine. It also has been the subject of intensive scientific research indicating that it strengthens and stabilizes the immune system. Black Seed could play an important role in the management of HIV Aids, and help maintain healthy immune resistance and cell protection.

Black Seed as Anti-oxidant and Anti-bacterial

Repairs and Restores Hair Loss
Anti-oxidants helps to slow cartilage degeneration, one of the benefits of Black seed oil to women, is that it has the ability of restoring loss when evenly applied unto the scalp and massaged  after washing of the hair. The anti-bacterial content in black oil also helps stimulate the scalp thereby repairing and supporting hair follicles.


Black seed oil benefits on the skin it is known to be as effective as Betamethasone, it heals other skin problems such as psoriasis, acne, eczema e.t.c.
Black seed has been proven to be effective against food allergy such as upset stomach and diarrhea.

NOTE: Black Seed Oil or Seed can be taken to reduce gas stored up in your stomach, thereby helping reduce big tummy.
Some women use black seed as birth control.
Black seed can be used to induce menstruation.
Black seed can also be used to increase milk flow in nursing mothers.
Black seed does not interfere with English medicine and no adverse reaction.
Black Seed is available as pure oil, capsules and naturally seeds as it is or powdered form.
Black seed oil can be found in health stores or online on AmazonKonga or jumia

The black seed is grown in these countries Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, Oman, Ethiopia, Middle East, Far East, India, Bangladesh, France, Germany and Syria.

Nigella Sativa is known know in Nigeria by hausa’s as Habbatu-sauda.

Most international universities and articles published in various journals have shown remarkable results supporting its traditional uses.
For more biomedical research updates of Nigella Sativa log on to: Greenmedinfo 

Hope this piece of article on the power of natural black seed was helpful? If you have any question, please leave us your comment and we will be glad to reply.

Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. Came across this while researching the black seed oil. Thanks for the write-up. Oyin.

  2. Hi i was just wanting to know how do i know if my black seed oil is 100% even if it says it is, what do i look for? Please i need to know so i can give it to my baby

    1. My dear, it is very good to be careful what your baby takes in, Hemani products are nice but i usually prefer buying Hemani black seed oil in a sealed blue steel container with the bottle of oil inside. Another safer option is to buy the seed and grind it to powder, that way you are sure it is 100% black seed; a tiny pinch in your baby's food/pap will is ok.

  3. Can I give this to my 23 months old daughter by mouth??

    1. Yes you can. As long as your baby is up to a year - it is safe.

  4. Can it be given to a two month old?

    1. I am not certain if it can be given to a 2 months old baby but i know it contains Carotene. Carotene is one nutritional component that is very essential for growing kids - infants and toddlers alike. Regular use of black seed gives kids that immunity needed to fight childhood illness and energy to stay active at all times.

  5. Hi can I give black seed crushed to my 8month old and what is the dosage

  6. Can I give it to one month old baby & it's mother will breastfeeding the baby?

    1. I would advice that you do not give it to any baby below a year without your physician's go ahead. The blessed black seed oil is highly potent and it may be too strong for toddlers.

  7. Hi,
    Does it cure liver cirrhosis and gall stones ? If so please mention how to use it for liver cirhossis patients. It's very urgent.

    Thank you very much.

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  9. Hi..please can i take tsp of black seed oil every other day as a breastfeeding mom and my baby subtly gets its nutrients from my milk? I have read its good for colic, lactation and swollen tummy.

    Also can i rub it directly on her scalp for some minutes before washing off during her bath to help heal cradle crap and promote healthy hair?

    Thanks. Hope to hear from you soon.

  10. Can a pregnant woman take black seed and the oil?


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