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Black Cumin for Health

Updated: Feb 14

  • The healing properties of black cumin were known in Ancient Egypt, and even earlier, but they have been scientifically proven only in recent history, when the popularization of this extremely medicinal plant began. Other names for black cumin are black cumin, Roman coriander, turkey or chorokot. Black cumin seeds have an ideal chemical composition. They contain proteins, carbohydrates, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, iamine, niacin, folic acid, calcium, iron, beta-carotene, and many other valuable ingredients. Thanks to this, black cumin restores balance in all systems, and its action is not limited to individual organs, but it encompasses the entire organism through the immune system.

What diseases does black cumin cure?

  • Black cumin is often said to cure all diseases except death. Although this is not entirely true, the list of diseases that black cumin can positively affect is indeed long. The healing properties of superior black cumin typically cause skepticism in most people.

However, it should be noted that more than 200 studies have been conducted at various institutes and universities, which is a positive effect of black cumin in the following ailments and scientifically proven:

  • Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma and various other allergies,

  • chronic murder, elevated blood cholesterol, diabetes, hemorrhoids, varicose veins,

  • high blood pressure, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, skin fungal infections, lichens, neurodermatitis, acne, a headache,

  • toothache, bronchitis and cough, pneumonia, sinusitis point and muscle pain,

  • stomach and intestinal pain, intestinal fungi, bloating, diarrhea and colic,

  • liver damage and disease, kidney stones, herpes, cytomegalovirus, chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, insomnia and depression, poor circulation, strengthening immunity,

  • AIDS, cancer, reduces the harmful effect of radiation during radiological therapy, alleviates the difficulties caused by PMS, infertility and impotence.

Black cumin is also used for cosmetic purposes, helps strengthen hair and nails, prevents hair loss and dandruff. It also helps with sensitive skin prone to redness and inflammation, and is believed to work to reduce existing but also prevent the formation of new wrinkles.

Black cumin – dosage depending on the cause

  • Black cumin, as we have already mentioned, impacts immunity. Weakened immunity can be recognized by symptoms such as frequent inflammation and infections, weakness, exhaustion, fatigue and frequent headaches. In case you have the above symptoms, cumin is best consumed three times a day after meals. In the amount of 40 drops, You can consume the oil alone, or you can mix it with a little honey as it has a spicy and bitter taste.

  • Black cumin is especially useful in treating allergy sufferers. Long-term use of black cumin oil gives outstanding results when it comes to reducing the intensity of allergy symptoms. Black cumin oil shows the best results in the treatment of people who have allergic rhinitis, asthma and neurodermatitis. The treatment is approached in the same way as in the case of weakened immunity, i.e., 40 drops (one tablespoon) three times a day.

  • Black cumin oil treatment is best started a few months before the onset of allergy symptoms. Why is it important to start treatment earlier? The body needs some time to prepare for the high concentration of pollen in the air. Treatment should be continued until the symptoms begin to subside by the end of the allergic period. So far, several cases have been reported in which allergy sufferers have completely got rid of their symptoms.

  • Elevated cholesterol is never easy to lower. Elevated cholesterol levels are a problem most often responsible for years of unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits. Elevated cholesterol levels are brought to normal by therapy with various herbs. It is necessary to consume half a teaspoon of black cumin oil daily. The duration of therapy is 20 weeks. In folk medicine, black cumin oil is also used in the treatment of diabetes. It is necessary to take 3 teaspoons of black cumin oil 3 times a day.

  • Thymoquinone is one of the ingredients of black cumin. Thymoquinone, according to scientists, stops the growth of tumor cells in the case of pancreatic cancer. This is why black cumin can help people who have undergone chemotherapy and people who are at increased risk of developing cancer. Black cumin oil helps alleviate the harmful effects of radiological therapy. Studies have shown that black cumin oil alleviates and has a preventive effect on consequences such as:

  • skin damage,

  • edema,

  • scars,

  • fibrosis.

Black cumin is best used 20 times three times a day in case of cancer. The full effect of black cumin oil usually occurs after 8–12 weeks of regular consumption.

  • Black cumin vegetable oil has also been tested for fungi. It is effective on fungal infections of the skin, scalp, nails, genitals. It can be used dermally and orally. Additionally, therapy with tea tree and palmarose essential oil can be performed.

  • In addition to fungal skin diseases, black cumin oil has a beneficial effect on dry and scaly skin. For hair care, it can be used as a pack, or it is enough to rub two drops into the scalp and dry the hair after each hair wash.

Black cumin – application

  • Black cumin oil can be taken orally, after a meal. Black cumin oil has a spicy-aromatic taste, which is very well masked by natural sweet syrups, such as agave syrup or honey. The usual dose for adults is two teaspoons twice a day.

  • Also, black cumin oil can be used as a spice in cooking and for dermal application or application on the skin. It can most often be found on the market in the form of vegetable seed oil, and less often as an essential oil and in the form of capsules. Aqueous extracts of the plant have also been used in clinical trials, but they are not common in practical application.

  • Although it is medicinal and affects a wide range of ailments, black cumin oil is not suitable for oral use in pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children.

  • You can learn more about the effects of black cumin on the body from the black cumin forum experiences.


You can try black cumin in the form of seeds or oil, orally or topically.


Black cumin – seeds

  • Black cumin seeds are mostly used as a spice in India, Egypt, Turkey, Bangladesh and other Middle Eastern countries. As a spice, they are mainly used in the preparation of vegetable dishes, rice dishes, for flavoring salads and decorating in cooking. Black cumin seeds are also medicinal. They are a natural antiviral and antibiotic. Thus, they help in the fight against numerous bacterial and viral infections, colds, and other seasonal diseases. Black cumin seeds are also known to contain more than a hundred chemical substances that affect human health. You can consume them whole or ground, and you can add them to any dish or combine them with honey or garlic. You can read more about black cumin seeds in our article: “Black cumin seeds – why are they good for health?”. You can find black cumin seeds in specialized health food stores.

Black cumin – fat

  • Black cumin fat consists of cold-pressed black cumin and evening primrose oils. These are oils that are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Black cumin oil has an anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect and stimulates metabolism in skin cells. Black cumin oil helps calm the intensity of inflammation and stimulates skin renewal. You can find black cumin ointment in pharmacies or specialized stores.

Black cumin oil

  • Black cumin oil is obtained from black cumin seeds by cold pressing. It is rich in a large amount of vitamin E. Black cumin oil and black cumin seeds have been used in cooking and cosmetics for more than 3,000 years. When choosing an oil, it is always good to pay attention to the manufacturer and everything that is stated on the declaration. Black cumin oil should always be packaged in dark glass packaging, dark packaging is a reflection of premium quality. Black cumin oil should not contain any additional additives or flavor enhancers. Black cumin oil should not contain any added chemicals. Black cumin oil must be cold pressed. Black cumin oil is stored in a cool, dark and dry place. Lower temperatures can cause oil deposits to form and oil to darken. Store the oil at a temperature of 5-25 C. Do not use the oil on children under 3 years. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. You can find black cumin oil in specialized health food stores.

Black cumin – capsules

  • Black cumin capsules are among the almost highest quality dietary supplements. You can find them on the market in specialized health food stores, or you can order them through a verified seller. Black cumin capsules as you can find on the market today mostly consist of: black cumin oil, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid and vitamin D3. There are capsules of various qualities and strengths on the market. Always follow the instructions on the package. Do not exceed the daily dose of capsules. People taking the medication should first consult a doctor about consuming these capsules. The capsules should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women due to the potential adverse effects in these groups.

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