A few weeks ago I started taking Premium Black Seed Oil from Cocorass for my general health and well-being as I’ve heard that it’s very beneficial for quite a number of things. I must admit, the first time I consumed a teaspoon of the oil the taste wasn’t pleasant but within a week and a half I sort of got used to it.  In ancient text, it is described as a cure for every disease except death and has a very long history of many uses. It is also known as Nigella Sativa or Black Cumin, black coriander oil or simply black oil. It comes from the Buttercup family and is native to Asia.  The Ancient Egyptians knew of its beneficial properties and Tutankhamun is even believed to have a bottle of black seed oil in his tomb! In Middle Eastern Culinary it is used in pastries, dairy products, salads and other dishes.  The oil has been used topically and taken internally for virtually any ailment from bruises, hair problems, colds, snake bites to headaches, digestive problems and skin conditions.

Here is a list of 13 ailments this amazing oil can treat.

13 Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Fights Bacterial Infections

Ordinary infections are becoming resistant to generic antibiotics, making MRSA very dangerous to the elderly but according to research, black seed oil may help. Scientists in Pakistan have studied that several strains of MRSA was sensitive to black seed oil.  This proves that it can help slow it down and stop it from spreading.

Reduces Scars

Black seed oil is excellent for treating scars.  It’s one of the only few natural herbs that have been proven to remove and heal scars permanently.

Nausea and Upset Stomach

Black seed oil can help aid in digestion and many decrease gas, bloating and stomach upsets. It is also sometimes used in remedies for intestinal parasites and H. Pylori.

Heart Health

Thymoquinone one of the active compounds found in black seed oil is shown to have a protective effect on the heart found in a study from Saudi Arabia.  It also promotes healthy cholesterol levels and helps normalise blood pressure.

Muscle Cramps and Spasms

The anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory compounds found in black seed oil make it very helpful in preventing and easing muscle cramps and spasms.  You can consume it orally or apply it topically directly on the affected areas for quick results.

Reducing Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Black seed oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help suppress chronic inflammation and has been proven to reduce symptoms of swollen joints and morning stiffness. The oil helps control the immune system.

Helps Fight Cancer

The phytochemicals found in the oil may help naturally treat cancer by killing tumour cells.  It also contains antioxidants that research shows that contain cancer-fighting properties. Antioxidants help reduce the number of free radicals within the body that damage healthy cells and stop new cell growth allowing cancerous cells to grow and spread.  Reducing these free radicals helps healthy cells to generate normally.

Promotes Liver Health

Compromised liver function due to side effects of drugs, alcohol or medication impacts on the organ’s filtering capabilities.  Black seed oil can help speed up the healing process of a damaged liver so it can return to efficiently removing toxins and filtering fats.  It may even help reduce the risk of liver disease and fatty liver.

Enhances Men’s Fertility

Black seed oil is a traditional treatment for male infertility and one study found that it’s very effective.  The oil improved sperm count in male subjects with fertility problems.  Black seed oil can positively influence sperm and semen production, enhance the health of reproductive organs and regulate sex hormones.  Always consult your GP before taking black seed oil as a fertility treatment.

Helps with Women’s Health

Can be applied topically to the breast to reduce pain during menstrual cycle  It can also help with lactation and nipple skin protection. It also helps regulate menstruation cycle keeping it under control ensuring a more even blood flow.  Black seed oil can also reduce the size of Uterine Fibroids. Although they are not cancerous, they are still classed as tumours.  Regular doses of  Black Seed Oil may reduce their size and in some cases get rid of them altogether.

Lowers Cholesterol

Regular consumption of black seed oil can help lower bad cholesterol while naturally allowing levels of good cholesterol to increase.  For those who suffer with high blood cholesterol the reduction of bad cholesterol has a connection with a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack.

Helps to promote Healthy Hair

Black seed oil contains antihistamine called nigellone, which can help with androgenic alopecia or alopecia areata conditions that result in hair loss.  It may improve scalp health, reduce inflammation, and increase the strength of the hair follicles.  The skin-calming effects may ease itching and dandruff.

Helps promote Healthy Skin

Black seed oil has many benefits when you apply the oil topically.  It has the ability to restore the look and vibrancy of your skin.  It provides vitamin A, B and C and contains minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also aids oily skin and clogged pores.  Like many natural oils, black seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids and provides good moisture for the skin.  These fatty acids also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Regular application will help reduce dark spots.  Vitamin A and amino acids together with fatty acids help keep your skin supple and youthful looking.

Which Black Seed Oil to Choose?

Consuming black seed oil can sometimes lead to digestive problems such as stomach upsets, constipation and vomiting or skin irritation and blisters if applied topically to avoid this, always opt for high quality premium organic black seed oil that is 100% pure. Try adding a little oil to your food everyday or drink the oil though you may want to mix it  water or with a little honey which enhances the health benefits as both contain antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti cancer properties. You can purchase Premium Black Seed Oil at Cocorass Store on Instagram.  This oil is handmade with love and produced in the UK.

Always consult your GP if you are taking any other medication before consuming black seed oil.

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