About Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil comes from Nigella Sativa, a small plant with pale bluish purple or white flowers. This flower forms small black seeds with a rough surface and an oily white interior, the seeds are then pressed to create oil. Black seeds grow in a number of places, the best seeds can be found in Ethiopia, Turkey, Egypt and India. Black seeds are also known as black cumin or kalonji.
Black seed oil has been used for over 3000 years; this superfood has often been referred to as “liquid gold” due to all the health benefits. Muslims have a belief that these seeds have healing powers as the Prophet Muhammad stated: “use this black seed regularly, because it is a cure for every disease, except death”.
Benefits of Black Seed Oil
- Asthma – It helps to reduce inflammation in the airways due to the anti-inflammatory properties in the black seed oil. It may also help with bronchitis symptoms.
- Joint pain – Black seed oil contains Thymoquinone which is a natural pain killer and therefore helps reduce pain. You may drink it internally to help joint pains as well as rubbing this oil on the joints
- Insomnia – the essential oil helps to relax the body and eases tension
- Hair growth – this oil is known to stimulate hair growth
- Acne – black seed oil contains fatty acids that flush out the excess oil and dissolves the fat deposits in your pores that cause acne. These fatty acids can also help with acne scarring.
- Weight loss – it may help lower BMI levels
- Diabetes – black seed oil may have anti-diabetic properties and improve blood sugar levels.
- Breathing issues due to Corona Virus – The reason I found out about black seed oil was through a few of my friends who had unfortunately caught coronavirus and experienced breathing issues. They had tried this oil to help ease the tightness in their chest and loosen up their breathing difficulties from the virus, they had all reported black seed oil had helped their breathing a lot. (Please note this is not medically proven but a natural remedy that has been passed on from those that have tried and tested.)
The list of health benefits goes on to rheumatoid arthritis, nasal inflammation, digestive issues, headaches and so much more.
The Blessed Seed Oil
The Blessed Seed Oil is one of the best black seed oil specialists on the market. They source the finest quality organic black seeds from Ethiopia, Turkey, Egypt and India. They produce their black seed oil with the best care buy cold pressing the black seeds themselves instead of a big manufacturer. This allows them to have the closest eye on every step of the process and ensuring they can meet the best cold pressing temperature at no more of 104 degrees
How to use
Internally – You can consume this on its own, in any drink or as a salad dressing
Tropically – rub it directly on to your skin or hair
Inhalation – few drops to be added in a bowl of warm water and breath in the vapor.
My thoughts/experience on The Bless Seed original black seed oil
I had wanted to try black seed oil to help my asthma, skin/acne, hair and general well-being.
100ml contained in a brown glass bottle opposed to plastic. This helps to protect and preserve the oil as the dark glass keeps the temperature low.
This oil also comes with two types of lids, a normal screw-on cap and a small pourer type of lid. This ensures you do not waste any product. I really love this idea – it makes it easier to pour!
Product details – The Original Black Seed oil
- 100% pure virgin black seed oil
- Correctly cold compressed
- 1.7% Potency
- 66% Thymoquinone – natural pain killer / reduces inflammation
- Contains Omega 6 and Omega 9
The original Black Seed oil costs £9.90 (they currently have 10% off)
I first wanted to try this internally. If you are new to black seeds then please ween yourself into the product, do not rush to take high doses, as this may cause more harm than good. I began with taking ¼ teaspoon and then over the days increased this a little more. Once your body is used to this, you can increase it as much as 5ml 3 times a day. This will be to your preference and how your body is reacting to it. More instructions on dosage are stated on their website.
Tip – It is easy to measure 5ml with a medicine spoon (I always have one lying around the house)
Now I will not lie and say this is the tastiest thing I have consumed. The first time I tasted this I found the taste quite strong, however after this, I had decided to have this with honey and this was much better, and you eventually get more used to the taste. I will next try this as part of my smoothies. If you still dislike the taste then try the capsules.
I am just on the beginning of my journey with using Black Seed Oil and therefore have not experienced any huge differences with health benefits as of yet, but I have noticed small benefits already. The main reason I wanted to try this oil was to help with my asthma and just within a few days of use I would say I am starting to feel a little improvement already, my chest is less tight and I am taking my inhaler less. In regards to general well-being- I am feeling a little more energetic. I have also noticed my hair and skin are starting to feel softer.
I will provide a further update on this product once I have used it longer.
Which black seed oil to pick?
The Bless Seed sells black seed oil in 4 different potent levels – Mild, Original, Strong and Extra Strong. This is great as it can suit anyone from beginners to advanced users. I would suggest newbies to start with the mild or original versions and then move your way up. It is also very impressive that they sell one of the strongest black seed oils in the world.
Some forms of black seed sold by The Bless Seed:
- Oil – this is probably the most potent out of all the forms as the oil is cold compressed which allows all the nutrients from the seed to still be active.
- Capsules – if you do not like the taste of the oil, then capsules would be a good choice
- Honey – why not have some black seed benefits whilst consuming your honey. It also brings a sweeter taste to the black seed.
- Raw seeds – you can use these seeds when cooking and you can also soak these seeds in water, drain the seeds and then drink the water.
I am currently enjoying using this “liquid gold” oil. I have heard many great benefits of black seed oil and I have personally started to notice a few of these benefits already. Therefore, I would highly recommend this product. There is nothing to lose trying a natural product with little side effects. I will continue to use this as part of my daily routine.
You may purchase this product from – The Blessed Seed
Disclaimer: I was sent this product from the blessed seed; however, this review is in my honest opinion.
Thank you for reading
xo Bhavi ox