Black cumin seeds have been valued from ancient times for their medicinal properties – used by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks in the West, it has been equally valued in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic traditions. Now modern science is studying it and confirming much of its medicinal value. Its health benefits are discussed below.
Treatment for Nutritional Deficiencies
For those with nutritional deficiencies, black cumin seed oil may be an excellent choice to help restore the body to better health. It is a rich source of Vitamin B as well as minerals like calcium, copper, iron and zinc and contains other healthful nutrients like folic acid, phosphorous, and fatty acids. It also is a good source of protein. It is, in short, a nutritional powerhouse.
Another of cumin seed oil’s active ingredients, thymoquinone, has been shown in multiple studies to be an excellent cancer fighter. It works against cancer in many ways, by inhibiting tumor growth, stimulating the production of bone marrow (which helps strengthen the immune system), protecting the body against the effects of chemotherapy and radiation and also even deactivating certain types of cancer cells.
The effects of cumin seed oil on the body’s immune system are massive and extremely beneficial. The active ingredients in this oil stimulate the production of bone marrow cells and other important cells in the immune system, as well as interferon. It also supports healthy liver function and the more efficient detoxification of the body. Because of this effect on immunity, there are many illnesses and conditions which this oil can be good for, including respiratory infections, allergies and sinus problems, gastrointestinal issues like indigestion and diarrhea and emotional issues like anxiety and depression.
Those who consume black cumin seed oil on a regular basis also report that their hair, nails and skin are noticeably healthier and more beautiful. This oil can treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the skin, treat conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis, and is even good for more serious issues like burns. Many of the same properties which make it such an excellent skin treatment will also help to strengthen and beauty the hair and nails.
You can find black cumin seed oil in many health food stores or even buy it online. It is recommended that you take one teaspoon of the oil twice a day before meals and it can be taken as is or mixed with juice or even added to a tea. If you are not found of the flavor – which admittedly is strong and pungent – it can also be taken in a pill form and you can reap the same amazing health benefits described above. Buy it today and see what it can do for you!
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