Black seed, which is becoming more and more popular, is a plant with potential healing properties.
The most popular form is the seed oil.
Black cumin is a well-known raw material in folk medicine. It has been used in many disorders of the body, including digestive disorders, intestinal inflammation, allergies, lipid disorders or carbohydrate metabolism.
How does it work?
SUPPORTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Black seeds modulate the body’s resistance, but also have a strong antibacterial effect, reducing the likelihood of infections. Black seed can also increase the activity of some of the cells of the immune system, striving to remove the threat, among others cancer cells, and on the other hand, it can reduce inflammatory processes in the event of excessive activation of the immune system.
SUPPORTS THE WORK OF THE THYROID
Black cumin can normalise the functioning of the thyroid gland, thanks to which the level of its hormones (T3) increases, while TSH is decreased. This may be a hint for people who struggle with low levels of thyroid hormones in the blood.
IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF THE SEMEN
In men who regularly use black seed oil, an improvement in the overall quality of semen can be noticed: an increase in the number and motility of sperm, the volume of semen and an improvement in the morphological sperm morphology.
REGULATES THE LIPID AND CARBOHYDRATE ECONOMY
The use of black cumin oil significantly reduces the level of fasting glucose, but also reduces the parameters of the lipid profile – total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. Black seed oil can therefore support the treatment of metabolic syndrome (if you want to learn more about it – CLICK).
IT IS A GREAT ANTIOXIDANT
By looking at the chemical composition of black cumin, we can see the wealth of plant antioxidant substances. Thanks to them, the action of black seed oil includes reducing oxidative processes in cells and increasing the activity of antioxidant enzymes, which constitute our internal oxidative protection.
It should be mentioned here about the multitude of bioactive compounds (especially thymoquinone) contained in black cumin seeds, having a strong anti-inflammatory effect. Black cumin oil also contains a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are also known to regulate inflammatory processes in the body. This effect has been documented in people with rheumatoid arthritis and with elevated inflammatory parameters.
HELPS FIGHT AGAINST ALLERGIES
The use of black seed oil reduces allergic symptoms, especially rhinitis and sinusitis and the associated runny nose, itching and congestion. This is associated with the anti-inflammatory effects of black cumin oil.
CONTAINS VITAMIN E
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, so its content in black cumin oil is related to its good absorption. The antioxidant properties are great for protecting cells against excessive oxidative stress, e.g. by excessive energy intake (excessive amount of kcal), by exposure to environmental pollution, but also during the aging process.
So is black cumin oil an elixir of youth? It certainly doesn’t have the power to turn back time, but it can help cells fight premature aging by inhibiting cell-damaging processes. It can be a kind of “supplement” caring for the longest functioning in health.