Wellness Wednesday: Black Seed Oil

Kinfolks! It’s “Wellness Wednesday,” where I share with you all things that I am doing or trying in an effort to live my best life. This week I will share with you a product that a good friend told me to try, it’s called black seed oil. You’re probably wondering what black seed oil is? I am here to tell you exactly what it is and how beneficial it can be in your life.

Black seed is derived from the black cumin plant(Nigella sativa), which is native to Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and Africa. It has been grown for centuries for its fragrant seeds that can be used as a spice or herbal medicine. It’s sometimes called black cumin seed oil and should not be confused with black pepper. Black seed oil is rich in three phytochemicals: thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, and thymol.

These three phytochemicals are very helpful benefits to overall health. There is an endless list of benefits and could be called a panacea of sorts. Here the top 9 benefits:

  1. Helps fight cancer
  2. Promotes liver health
  3. Combats diabetes
  4. Aids in weight loss
  5. Protect skin
  6. Benefits hair
  7. Treats infections such as MRSA
  8. Improver fertility
  9. Balances cholesterol

 

I have been taking black seed oil for about 2 months and I can say that I have been losing weight consistently in combination with diet and exercise. Also, my skin does have a glow to it, I am not 100 percent sure if it’s as a result of the black seed oil, but I do see a change. I purchased my black seed oil from Amazon for 14.99 in pill form. It can be purchased in the oil form as well I find taking the pills with my other vitamins easier than trying to use the oil from the bottle, but that is up to you.

I am not a doctor or health professional and I do not guarantee any of the claims made. You should consult with your physician before starting any over the counter medication or supplement. Go here for more in-depth information on black seed oil.

Try it out and let me know what you all think. Also, please share your experiences with black seed oil in the comments sections.

Whut, say you?

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

 

Whut, say you?