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Dealing with Loneliness in Summer

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Hey everybody!

Here in England we are having a heatwave, social media is full of people spending time with friends, and almost every night I can hear the sounds of BBQs! Usually this is a time when people get together, and because of this I think my loneliness is making itself known.

As you all know, I am working on myself very hard at the moment, meditating like mad and I am currently reading the bhagavad gita. I am trying my hardest to grow and learn and to come to be content in the moment and with the life I have instead of wanting and yearning for what others have. To be honest, I am changing a lot and I can feel how meditation and mindfulness is really helping my depression and anxiety. I am really proud of myself, but I know I still have a lot to learn but regular readers will know I love to learn new things.

However, I am mainly housebound, and with the heat I cannot take the dog out because I keep having dizzy spells. Just a few days ago my husband took me out for a drive in the car and a short walk and that was the first time I had left the house in nine days! This realisation really showed me that I am so very isolated in a lot of ways by society and that really makes me sad.

Last week, on the blog, I talked about how we all need to be kinder to one another and look out for people around us who need us. I wanted to try and encourage everyone to make sure the neighbours and family members around us are OK, but that is lacking in my life. I see people around me who don’t live far having fun and I need to be honest and say it makes me feel really left out and alone.

I have the most wonderful husband who is home as much as he can be, but he is out of the house 12 hours a day to travel to his job and work an 8 hour shift. This means most of my time is spent alone just me and the dog, who strangely enough keeps me sane. Now I would love it if my husband could be home all the time, but right now that is not really an option. So most of my waking life is spent alone, and I am sure that I am not the only one in the chronic illness community.

Now while doing research on loneliness I found that The Red Cross is running a Get Help with Loneliness Campaign because they have seen how being alone too much can affect a person’s mental health. I checked but there is nothing available in my area, but maybe there is where you live? If you are able to you can also volunteer just a few hours a week to spend with people like me who face loneliness and isolation from society. Let me know below if it is something you would use or if you would like to volunteer with them all the information is on the page above.

Namaste xxx

 

Let’s talk about fostering a world community

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Hey everybody!

So I have been thinking about this a lot, how can we improve our community and why it seems so fractured. This post was spurred on to be written though by Melissa at Mint Tea and Elephants, we were talking in a facebook group and I mentioned some of my thoughts and she said she would love to read it, so blame her haha!

I am not a news watcher, I stopped watching the news years ago because it always triggered my anxiety. I started to worry about the end of the world, what if zombies became real if we act like this now? Why do people get so lost that they commit crimes and turn to drugs and alcohol? Why is it that a few people seem to prosper while everyone else seems to think it is OK to just struggle alone and to turn down any help offered and not help others?

Just a few generations ago people did not travel far from where they were born, they grew up knowing everyone and helping one another when needed. We seem to have everything, with kids having mobile phones and iPad at young ages and yet children struggling with suicidal thoughts is on the rise! The more I think about it the more I wonder that it could be we are losing that community spirit we used to have. In the past people in a street would share the big ticket items like lawn mowers and TVs, Just think how many lawn mowers there are in just the street you live in and how often they are used!

Humans naturally are pack animals, we naturally long for approval and to fit in so that we will survive. It is a natural instinct, but it seems to have taken a turn, instead of trying to help the people in our street we are looking on Instagram, comparing ourselves to others and getting depressed when our lives don’t look like that! I often see people on social media saying they need to take a ‘mental health break’ from social media, it is as if living with comparing and jealousy is unhealthy for us.

I know I have fallen into this trap when it comes to this when it comes to my You Tube Channel and this blog, I see others making money at them, being shared and growing their subscribers and it can make me feel jealous. I think this mentality of numbers within the ‘influencer’ community is what can cause most of the problems. So I took a step back and realised that I was feeling upset that I share people’s blog posts and videos but they were not doing the same for me….

But should that be why I do it? Surely I should practice my beliefs and put them into my life in every way not just when it suits me! I try to practice the four types of yoga every day, and one of them Karma Yoga is what this is all about. Karma Yoga is the path of unselfish action, this means doing things to help others and to raise others up without expecting anything in return. I should do it because I want those around me to succeed, and not because I want them to do the same or I think because I shared that video my views and subscribers will rise!

Now just imagine if we all practice this, no matter your faith, what if we all did nice and kind things not expecting anything in return not even a thank you? Do you think if we all changed our hearts to try this that we would all get more success and be happier because I do! So I am challenging you to do these three things and let’s change the world and foster a little more community:

  1. Smile at a stranger
  2. Be kind expecting nothing in return
  3. Share blog posts you read, and you tube videos you watch

Below is my You Tube video where I discuss this and yeah I hope you will leave me a comment and let’s get talking

Namaste xxx

 

Future plans for putting your mind at rest

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In truth, we all have anxious times in which we can’t see where we’re going in the future. Some of us experience these periods more seriously than others, some us of can let it slide. But when you’re sometimes seized by the fear of the future, it’s clear we need to make ourselves aware of the steps to take for contingency. These are smart and safe thoughts.

 

Maybe you’ve just gone through a particularly bad period, and now that you’re out the other side, you know you want to change some things. And there’s nothing better for doing that than putting some plans in place to make you feel better about facing tomorrow. So here’s a couple of ideas for you to use now to make the next flare up a little less serious.

 

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Making Money

 

It’s something we worry the most about: being able to support ourselves. When everything in your life (your body, your mind etc.) seem to be working against you, it can be hard to try to commit to a ‘proper’ job and make the money you need. But thankfully there’s plenty of ways to make money than ever before, and we can use that to our advantage.

 

You don’t even need a traditional job to tide you over whenever you actually can work a shift. As long as you’ve got an internet connection, you’ve got a good way to keep a flow of money coming your way: there’s so many sites out there that’ll pay you for reading, writing, taking surveys, watching videos, playing games etc. The list honestly goes on and on. And it’s something anyone of any skill level can take under their belt, as long as you’re confident enough to keep at it.

 

Making Sure We’ll Be Taken Care Of

 

Having someone around to take care of us when we can’t do it for ourselves; it’s something a lot of people can spend a few moments crying about when they properly let themselves think about it. But it doesn’t have to be such a bleak prospect, and you’re never going to be alone when you know the programs available to you. There’s always going to be someone out there who you can connect with, and in more ways than one.

 

And whilst you’re might not be looking into Nursing Home Comparison sites just quite yet, you’re still going to want to surround yourself with friends and family who love you. Humans have always been taking care of each other, so let yourself rely on your neighbor: keep their number on a sticky note and call them over when you need help.  

 

Know How to Take Small Steps

 

If you want to work on your social skills, learn how to write an email with perfect form. If you want to be more creative, write a paragraph about a nonsensical idea day by day. If you’re productive like this, you’re going to feel a lot better in yourself. It’s all about the small steps.

Namaste xxx

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Feeling guilt with summer fatigue

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Hey everybody!

Feeling guilt with summer fatigue is so hard, it seems to take all the motivation out of me! I am trying so hard to keep up with things but all I want to do is sleep and it is not good at all!

Here in the UK we are having something of a summer heatwave, and though I am sure a lot of people are really enjoying the sunshine and heat that we are having for a change it is very different for me. I have chronic illnesses that cause fatigue anyway, but when the sun comes out it can make my illnesses unstable and it very hard for me to keep up with the day to day tasks that I need to do.

Strong sunshine that pours through my kitchen is lovely, but if I am in there for longer than a few minutes I find myself fighting back a migraine. In fact, at the moment I have a halo of pain all around my head just threatening to hit me with a migraine at a minutes notice! I am having to use sunglasses just to get a glass of water at the moment and forget washing up where the sink overlooks the window!

Now I have been working hard recently on my mental health, on working with a therapist and with my faith to find ways of being kinder to myself. Things like mindfulness and chanting have made a huge difference to my negative thoughts and I am incredibly proud of myself. However, today I have basically slept most of it away and I feel like I have wasted a precious day I could have done some gentle yoga, maybe dusted the living room, but I have done nothing but watch Great British Bake Off like a Zombie!

Guilt is something everyone with chronic illnesses deal with, either it is pressure we put on ourselves or it is family or friends making comments. The pressure in society to be productive and to work, work, work is why most people now are coping with mental health issues I know this logically but when I am alone I still hear that voice in my head saying I should be doing more. I do hate it and I am trying so hard to be kind to myself and look after myself but I really need a little help!

I am determined to cope though because it looks like this hot weather is here to stay, and though I would love to stay inside like a hermit I have doctors and hospital appointments to get to. So I have been thinking about how best to stay cool and here are some of my ideas:

  1. Drink more water – might seem obvious but as it is hot I need to up my fluids intake and make sure I don’t get dehydrated
  2. Listen to my body – I need to slow down everything I do, I am not the fastest anyway, but I need to sit down more and make sure to listen when I need to rest
  3. Wear sunglasses – Yes even if I need them indoors it shouldn’t matter, I have to protect myself from migraines and keeping my eyes from being blasted by this bright sunshine is a great start
  4. Make sure to wear suncream if going outside – Many medications can make us more sensitive to the sun, but also I am mainly housebound so I need to remember I am not used to the sun and will burn easily
  5. Be patient – even people who are well are struggling in this heat so why do I think I won’t? I need to remember that and be patient with my body.

So wish me luck in working on the guilt that comes with not being able to help around the house, and if you have any tips and tricks for coping with this heat let me know down below?

Namaste xxx

A change is as good as a rest

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Hey everybody!

Well we have had quite the eventful week and I really thought it would leave me with a lacking in spoons and increased pain and overall feeling dreadful…I am still waiting for the bump! I guess a change is as good as a rest?

Not that my fatigue and pain are not increased, of course they are I still have the same illnesses. However, it is my mood that is different and my outlook, I find myself quite happy to rest instead of feeling like a useless lump and to be honest it is so shocking to me I have to talk about it!

Earlier this week we had a decorator come for three days to wallpaper and pain our hallway, it is now pink with birds all over it and I love it! It has made the hallway so welcoming and warm and it is so cheerful I just love looking up to see it. I will be honest though, having someone in the house did make my anxiety really high, but I managed to make small talk and felt really proud of myself.

I took the week off the computer, I rested and I even went to a Hindu meditation class where they introduced us the the different forms of yoga and it was really inspiring. I loved hearing about the Bhagavad Gita and how to apply it to my life it really helped me to feel grounded with my spiritual journey.

I am enjoying the journey and I am trying so hard to use the things I am learning, like chanting, meditation etc to battle my anxiety as well as feeling God around me much more. I am also really finding myself feeling more in control of my thoughts for the first time in a long time, and I feel actually happy…a strange feeling that I am really not used to and not quite sure how to deal with, which is kind of sad! I mean surely feeling happy should be how we feel most days, but since I was a teenager I have struggled to feel actually deep down contentment, but I have always longed for it.

I have always heard the saying ‘a change is as good as a rest’ but I guess with my anxiety disorder I always shied away from change and in fact usually it makes me lose control. But right now, I feel so much love and support from Lee who is on this spiritual journey with me, and from God who I feel is actually there walking beside me in a way I never felt before. It has been a difficult week I cannot lie about that, it is hard to be open to new things when most of the time the thought of going outside alone gives me a panic attack.

However, here we are, it is Monday and I am sat writing this to my friends and I am smiling! I know it is crazy to imagine because my upper back and neck are very painful and I feel tired but yeah I am smiling. I am incredibly proud of myself for facing these changes with faith and being as open to them as was safe for me. My husband was right by my side every day that the decorator was here, though he did not sit with me and left me alone so I could talk if I wanted to. He also went to the meditation class which I was so thankful for and I felt so supported and loved.

I hope if you all have change to face you can push passed the things that hold you back and keep moving forward so that you can make your dreams and passions a reality. Ill health does make it hard to be happy especially mental health issues, but finding faith, in God, a medication or a person then you can conquer the world!

Namaste xxx

 

Opening up to more

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Hey everyone!

A few days ago I went back to see my psychic again, she is so lovely and she answered everything I needed to know. If you didn’t know I am learning to be a psychic myself and to watch her work now after training and learning was so incredible. Angela is so talented and she really inspired me to keep working because my future is a lot brighter if I use my skills and keep opening up to the world.

When I look back to when I first became sick and had to leave nursing, I remember thinking that’s it then. I tried other jobs but nobody seemed interested in helping me stay employed and I kept losing jobs because I couldn’t remember things and I struggled to move fast enough. Eventually, I gave up trying and realised I was better staying home and trying to keep my body as healthy and keep it going as long as I could. Work was taking valuable energy and causing pain, it made no sense to keep trying just to be told it was not good enough.

Thankfully, jobs are not allowed to do that now and I hope that people coming up behind me are being treated better…yeah I can hope!

When I saw Angela though she spoke of my future in such a wonderful way, she answered my questions about being on the right path and she spoke about me and my husband possibly working together. She said I could help a lot of people if I apply myself and really learn all I can, I came away feeling as if she had once again opened up the universe before me. Now that might seem romanticised and silly, but after giving up and thinking I was never going to be useful to society, well that really inspired me and that is exactly how it felt.

I have been finding my world slowly opening back up over the last few years as I have begun a spiritual journey, started taking this blog more seriously, and started working on learning all I can about my psychic abilities. I have a lot of faith in God, I always have, and I know in the bible it says He has a path worked out for every one of us. For a while I forgot about that and lost sight of the fact that my soul need to flourish and grow in order to move forward.

I also was contacted last week to say that this blog was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 10 UK Fibromyalgia Blogs on the web which of course is incredibly inspiring to keep going and really boosted my confidence. You can check out the list and find other good Fibromyalgia blogs HERE.

So I see the world, the universe, well everything opening up before me, I feel excited and inspired by what could be in my future and I hope everyone out there realises our lives are full of unlimited possibilities if we just trust.

Namaste xxx

Is meditation and chanting changing my brain?

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Hey everybody!

Well I am starting to feel more like myself and less like someone who just wants to curl up in a ball and do nothing and speak to nobody.

As I have spoken about many times before on here and my You Tube Channel, I suffer a lot with my mental health, namely chronic depression and generalised anxiety disorder. Both of these illnesses conspire against me to keep me inside and lonely and not doing the things I love to do.

However, over the last couple of months, me and my husband have been working hard to learn more about other cultures and other ways of thinking. Here in the West it all feels very overwhelming, there is a lack of kindness and compassion, and people tend to work work work without taking the time to look after themselves properly. Both me and especially Lee had fallen into that trap and we had enough!

Lee started learning about The Secret, and I found out about The Power of I Am and looking more into other religions that are as old as Buddhism which I have been studying for a while now. The realisation that if I put in the work I could be in control of my thoughts and take some control back became something that I greatly wanted to make happen.

After finding a course on the Insight Timer App, I started to learn about Bhakti Yoga, which is a spiritual practice within Hinduism, that concentrates on devotion and love for any endeavour. I found this so beautiful, and started to take mindfulness, gratitude and meditation more seriously. I also discovered chanting could help me stay in the moment and provide short mantras such as I am safe I am protected, which definitely calm my anxiety! As soon as I changed my thinking from what I want and what other people do to gratitude for what I have my whole demeanour changed! I woke up happy, something that has not happened since I was about 14years old! I started to be thankful for the home I live in and to see what I already had instead of focusing on what I wanted to change.

I also found that old emotions and feelings came up that I had stifled years ago, but by chanting or praying through it I found that I coped much better with them. It became so interesting to me that just changing my way of thinking could change things so quickly, I wondered if there was any scientific basis to think that my brain had changed. I found that there were articles about this, but many were not scientifically based which annoyed me because I am experiencing the change surely it can be measured somehow?

I did find this one study on sciencedirect.com which basically confirms what I am feeling and seeing myself, unfortunately the study was only done on small groups. However, it did help me feel like this could be a long term change and not just something that will last a couple of months and then stop working…I mean people have been using these tools for hundreds of years they must have an idea it works right?

Namaste xxx

Pushing passed anxiety

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Hey everybody!

So lets talk about pushing passed anxiety to make your dreams happen and move forward in life. It is something I have been needing to do I have things I want to achieve in life and my anxiety always holds me back and this time I did not let it win!

So I am also a You Tuber and a few weeks ago I messaged one of my favourite You Tubers, Miss Mary Lu and asked her if she wanted to do a video together. I was so excited when she said yes because she is such a wicked cool person and she is someone I look up to because she has more subscribers than me.

However, as the time to upload came up I got scared, I started to doubt myself because my channel is slow growing, I am shy in person and I am not great at promoting myself. So I started to feel like I would look stupid or nobody would want to watch because my editing and lighting etc is not great and yeah it got me doubting myself so much.

BUT!!! Yes there is a but, because I took my time and I kept thinking about it being such a great opportunity and I would regret it if I backed out because of my anxiety. Today the video I posted went live HERE and I am so proud that I pushed through and I have already learned so much from this collaboration and I know that the more I push myself through then the more I will achieve.

My anxiety almost keeps me captive in life and I cannot stand that! I want to be a good blogger, and I want to do well on you tube and help people understand chronic illness and that we are just people living our lives and trying our best just like everyone. So this was a big week and it was hard for me, I realised how much I need to learn and grow and at first it got me down but then I realised that I have only been editing 8 months, I need to be patient with myself and kind to myself.

Now the video is out I am so proud of myself I love what me and Mary produced together and I hope it encourages everyone to go and try new things, and to take care of themselves. Self care is so important it helps both our physical and mental health so let me know down below is anxiety holding you back? And, what is your favourite self care?

Namaste xxx

Taking my time coming to terms with new diagnosis

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Hey everybody!

So a few weeks ago I was told I had two illnesses and you can read about them HERE, so I have just taken myself a little time to come to terms with them. On the one hand, Spondylosis was not a big shock I have been having a lot of upper spine pain and now I know what it is I am happy. I mean well, not happy happy, but now I know what it is I can look up things to help and get practical about things if that makes sense?

But with hEDS, I am finding a lot of anger and frustration because as I research and read up on this illness the more upset I am feeling. I am finding my being diagnosed fell at the right time because I found out at the beginning of EDS awareness month so there is no shortage of informative articles floating around like this one by the Mighty, or this one by Mystripeylife.com which I am extremely thankful for!

However, the more I read the more angry and frustrated I feel, and I think it is because I have so many of the symptoms and I find out decades after and I want to go shout at my old Drs “I TOLD YOU IT WAS REAL!” I didn’t walk until I was almost two and would drag my left leg when I crawled, my skin is very soft to touch and I bruise very easily, I was in so much pain as a child but when I went to the Dr they would tell me it was simply ‘growing pains’, I have always had balance issues, I had to have a lot of dental work and teeth removed as a child and the anaesthetic never worked as well as it should have…and I can go on!

Knowing I suffered so much to have nobody listen, to know that I just pushed through and forced myself to act like I was fine for so long ignoring the pain it upsets me. But what upsets me the most, is that younger me thought I was being dramatic or I was too sensitive everyone else gets by with these things! On top of that, I had family members make fun of me, and put me down because they did not believe me or understand that it was real…they believed the doctors they thought it was in my head.

Now I don’t want you thinking I blame those members of my family, because I don’t, they were simply misinformed and trusted doctors and dentists who themselves did not see the whole picture. General practitioners can often miss rare illnesses because they don’t get the time and there are so many rare illnesses there is no way for them to know them all. Logically I know this, logically I am thankful to now have answers and to have a way to move forward with greater understanding hopefully from the medical professionals I meet in future.

Yes I think it is legitimate to feel anger and frustration when you find this sort of information out, I need to be patient I need to allow myself time to feel these things. But, as I am a Christian and a Buddhist, I try to refrain from looking back too much and to be in the moment so I guess what I am saying is that from now on I will be updating my blog every Monday again! I gave myself time and I was patient, but this blog means so much to me, like my You Tube channel, it gives me a voice, it is a chance to connect with others and make friends.

So I guess I am incredibly thankful to people in the EDS community for welcoming me, answering my questions and giving me advice when I have asked. I feel so lucky my diagnosis came at the start of the EDS awareness month I am thankful I have a diagnosis that finally makes everything make sense…so yes anger and frustration is there but I am choosing to look at things with a grateful heart.

Namaste xxx

 

101 Black Seed Oil Benefits Plus Side Effects and Harms

The black seed has been around for ages, yet people are only now starting to learn about it.

What makes this alure more powerful when first hearing about this seed is the fact that black seed oils benefits are critically examined and fully studied all around the world.

It’s surprising to know how few are aware of its properties and benefits, however, we will do our best to enlighten you with what we’ve learned from studying this miraculous herb.

We will also cover any harmful aspects of black seed oil that you might experience while taking this oil, such as vivid dreams.

You should also understand that black seed oil is a supplement and not a treatment plan for any medical conditions you face.

Black seeds (from the nigella sativa plant) have shown tremendous use and promotes vitality against a variety of complications and issues, ranging from skin complications to fungal infections.

The power of this seed makes one question how one seed can be so useful for a variety of complications and issues.

The simple fact is that black seeds hold a complex blend of ingredients with two major pillars, Thymoquinone (TQ)and Thymohydroquinone (THQ).

This two great compounds effectively are what makes black seed oil amazing. Not to mention the black seeds other powerful elements.

Did I mention the healthy omega 3,6, and 9? How about its vitamins and other minerals?

What are Black Seed Oil Ingredients? 

Extensive studies were done to identify the composition of the black seed, the ingredients of N. sativa seed includes fixed oil, proteins, alkaloid, saponin and essential oil.

The fixed oil (32-40 %) contains: unsaturated fatty acids which include:

  • arachidonic
  • eicosadienoic
  • linoleic
  • linolenic
  • oleic
  • almitoleic
  • palmitic
  • stearic and myristic acid
  • beta-sitosterol
  • cycloeucalenol
  • cycloartenol
  • sterol esters and sterol glucosides 

The volatile oil (0.4-0.45 %) contains saturated fatty acids which includes:

  • nigellone that is the only component of the carbonyl fraction of the oil
  • Thymoquinone (TQ)
  • thymohydroquinone (THQ)
  • dithymoquinone
  • thymol
  • carvacrol
  • α and β-pinene
  • d-limonene
  • d-citronellol
  • p-cymene
  • p-cymene
  • carvacrol
  • t-anethole
  • 4-terpineol and longifoline 

Black cumin seed have two different forms of alkaloids: isoquinoline alkaloid that includes: nigellicimine, nigellicimine n-oxide and pyrazol alkaloid that includes: nigellidine and nigellicine.

The nutritional compositions of N. sativa are vitamins, carbohydrates, mineral elements, fats and proteins that include eight or nine essential amino acids.

Black cumin seeds also have saponin and alpha hederine and in trace amount has carvone, limonene, and citronellol, as well as provide relatively good amounts of different vitamins and minerals such as Fe, Ca, K, Zn, P, Cu

When you start to peel back the layers of this black seed, you find a Fibonacci sequence of types which blows the mind away in its superiority to what we think we understand.

I think its safe to say regardless of what you may believe or think, black seed oil is something we all have to research.

You may know black seeds from a variety of different names, depending on which part of the world you’re in or from.

Here are a few other ways black seed oil is referred to around the world:

Where does Black Seed Oil Come From?

Black seed oil is simply an extracted oil substance produced by the squeezing and compression of black seeds. There are countless of home appliances that will let you produce your own oil, or you can always buy some here.

The main origin currently of black seed is primarily in two places, India, and Turkey. The seeds are grown annually and are shipped all over the world. We searched all over the world to find the best and purest black seed oil. In its purest form black seed oil is very hard to come by, so make sure you do your research!

What Are Black Seeds? 

The tiny, black, thick shaped cumin seed is most commonly referred to as ‘black seeds’ or ‘black cumin seeds’. They are slightly curved with a rough distinct texture that makes them unique and easy to identify.

Black seeds can be consumed in a variety of ways! From bread toppings to cold pressing the seeds for the oil.

What is Black Seed Oil Made From?  

Black Seed Oil is made from the Nigella sativa plant through a process which compresses the seeds and extracts the oil.

The purest black seed oils will not use a filler oil to increase the quantity of the oil, rather they will leave it as is and keep it pure.

You can tell if your black seed oil contains a filler oil by how easy it is to absorb through internal as well as external uses.

The black seed oil should not be too oily in consistency. You will easily tell the difference when using a superior black seed oil by its easy absorption and strong effects.

The pure black seed oil holds a distinction in how dark it is, the oil should be almost black and not lighter in color.

How do you Take Black Seeds?

You can take black seed oil in a variety of ways, from orally to topically, the applications are endless. In fact not only can you use and take the oil of black seeds but you can also use and take the seeds itself.

Please make sure to know the risks and use of the black seed and how it impacts your health. Always make sure to follow your physicians suggestions as they are most qualified to treat, cure, or diagnose your issues.

Heres a quick list of Ways to take black seeds:

  1. Consume a teaspoon of black seed oil
  2. Mix teaspoon of black seed oil with honey
  3. Consume black seeds plain
  4. Boil water with black seeds, let simmer and consume
  5. You can add black seeds to bread, food, and pastries

What is Nigella Sativa Used For?

Nigella sativa is used for its many reasons and has been studied for research purposes on many diseases and complications. “Nigella sativa” is just another name for black seed oil.

You can find a variety of name for the black seed oil as they have traveled the world over and our renowned everywhere.

Nigella sativa is in fact what makes it completely different than black cumin oil which you also might have heard of.

Black seed oil is superior to black cumin oil in the fact that black seed oil contains all of the properties of the black seed.

The confusion with black cumin oil comes from the name usage mishaps online, so make sure to know the difference!

Most of the pharmacological effects are due to quinine constituent, of which TQ is mainly abundant.

TQ possess:

  • anticonvulsant activity
  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-cancer
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal activity

Black seed oil can be a natural support for your diet.

These are just a few reasons why we have over 101 black seed oil benefits.

The 2 most potent chemicals black seed contains that cause it to be such an useful supplement is thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone.

These 2 compounds are the main responsible elements that you can credit the wonderful benefits too.

They assist in many ways to add an advantage to your diet.

These powerful compounds were probably the main reason why King Tut was found to have a bottle of black seed oil with him in his tomb , wishing to take it to the afterlife.

These 2 compounds are also responsible for striking wonder and awe in thousands of researchers’ minds with all the capabilities the little seed packs.

Black seeds come from the Nigella Sativa flower and are grown worldwide today.

Its origins are from North Africa, Mediterranean/Europe, and Asia, and have since spread far throughout the globe and are regarded as one of the most effective natural supplements around.

What Does Black Seed Oil Do?

Black seed oil has so many uses and benefits that we were able to come up with a list of over 101 black seed oil uses.

It should be noted that these 101 benefits and uses are not cures, prevention, and treatment for any health complications.

We will also cover the harmful aspects of black seed oil and how you should not ditch any advice your doctor recommends for your issues.

Be sure to get the recipes too for useful and delicious ways to take it!

The simple fact is that black seed oil supplements a lot!

When it comes to what black seed oil does for you, make sure to read the whole article to find a benefit and use for yourself.

101 Black Seed Oil Benefits & Uses


1. Heart Health

An unhealthy heart can be a result of a variety of reasons, but they all stem from a common denominator; not giving the heart the nutrients and attention it needs.

The rich and unsaturated Omega 6 & 9 acids as well as the phytosterols that black seeds contain might offer benefits and help reinforce being aware of taking care of your heart health.

Studies have also shown that in some cases N. Sativa can help glycemic control. (1)

Countless studies have been conducted to see if black seed oil has the ability to promote heart health and research will continue to happen down the line.

Black seed oil can have unwanted side effects if your currently taking medication for your heart, do not mix black seed oil with your medications. 

2. Fungal Infections

Bacteria and infections have been some of the most studied elements of what black can be tested on.

Fungal infections occur when bacteria grow on top of your skin, resulting in a variety of different diseases and rashes.

Research shows that fungus and mold can be impacted by compounds found in black seeds, leading many scientists to continue research on this powerful herb.

The research indicated that black seed helps promote antifungal and anti-bacterial properties against bacteria and infections.

Black seed oil should not be used in place for any antibiotics or medications your doctor prescribes you.

3. Allergies (Sinus Infections)

Many of us develop allergies and sinus infections, which could signify a weak immune system that could need immediate help.

Having strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds will help with sinus infections, be sure to connect with your health care professional for recommendations on treatment.

Black seed oil can be rubbed around the sinus or taken as a dietary supplement.

The immunomodulatory effects of N. sativa may be another reason for its beneficial effects in sinusitis.

Oral N. sativa seed fixed oil enhanced humoral immune responses by the reduction in IgA, IgM, and C3 level 27.

The immunomodulatory effects of N. sativa seed fixed oil are not related to the effects on Th1 and Th2 cell responsiveness to allergen stimulants 28.

4. Skin

From tone to texture, there are many reasons for someone wanting healthier skin.

With all the essential fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acid, black seed oil makes perfect all-around daily skin moisturizer.

Not only is it great for applying (for sunburn, etc.), but it can also help with wrinkles.

You can also read more on black seed oil for skin. (ps you can also read up on coconut oil benefits here, they’re also amazing for your body & skin!)

5. Skin Cancer (Melanoma)

Cancer is a result of DNA mutations multiplying too quickly for your immune system to catch up. Caused mainly by inflammation, the thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone properties of black seeds have been found to be effective in combating some forms of cancer in mice.

A study conducted by Nutrition and Cancer in 1991 showed that topical application of N. sativa extracts inhibited two-stage initiation/promotion [dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)/croton oil] skin carcinogenesis in mice.

Known mainly for its anti-inflammatory properties, black seed oil has benefits in the use of many different challenges, including topical application on skin.

No results yet have concluded that black seed oil can cure skin cancer but future studies on this issue will still need to be explored.

6. Acne

Black seed oil for Acne is a common search topic because everyone wonders how to deal with acne.

One of the reasons acne occurs might be caused by inflammation of the skin, which causes people to break out.

A study conducted by AJTCAM showed detection of the antibacterial effect of Nigella sativa ground seeds with water. (2)

Black seed oil might have antibacterial benefits for your acne.

Black seed oil can be topically applied to your skin.

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7. Infection

Infections of all types are fought off by the immune system, specifically white cells.

Black seed oil helps your body benefit from head to toe.

This is a unique property that black seeds were known for throughout history, and they stood the test of time.

8. Fertility

Infertility can have a variety of different causes and is best consulted with a doctor.

Antioxidant components in medicinal herbs such as Nigella sativa (NS) have been indicated to improve spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis.

A study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine aimed to study the effects of Nigella sativa on male infertility.

The outcome of this study indicated that NS can positively influence sperm parameters, semen, Leydig cells, reproductive organs and sexual hormones.

The main potential mechanism is through the antioxidant properties of NS. Thymoquinone (TQ) and unsaturated fatty acids are the main antioxidant components of NS. NS and TQ derived from NS can improve male fertility parameters through promoting antioxidant defense.

Although the findings of this review suggest that NS is a good candidate for male infertility treatment, there is insufficient evidence to make recommendations for its use as an adjunct therapy in infertile men.

More clinical trials are recommended to demonstrate the efficacy of NS on male infertility.

9. Good for Your Hair

From thinning hair to dryness, there are countless of reasons which can cause hair issues, mainly by not taking care of your health.

Even if you do take care of it, ironically many of the hair products in the market actually cause more damage than said.

One of the more popular uses of black seed oil is for hair improvement and promoting overall hair shine.

Although it’s really not concrete as to why exactly black seeds help with hair, one can assume that it stems from its potent properties.

Those properties are also combined with healthy fatty acids such as omega 3,6, and 9, that have shown to improve hair follicle and strength.

Black seed oil has can also be useful for applying on premature gray hair.

For more details, check out black seed oil for hair.

10. Flu and Fever

Another arising issue directly related to a weak immune system is flu or fever can cause serious even more damage to your immune system.

Not having a way to help your body can leave you in bed for days if not weeks.

Since the black seed is anti-inflammatory, you can use black seed oil for cases of flu and fevers for quick relief.

With immediate aid to your immune system, your body will feel the potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties of black seed oil go to work.

A suggested recipe is mixing honey and black seed oil in a cup of warm water. Doing this daily will not only get rid of your flu and fever but improve your overall well-being.

11. Boils and Carbuncles

Whether it’s a single boil (furuncle) or a cluster of boils (carbuncle),  black seed oil is a great way to find out if it can work for you.

As long as the boil/s are smaller than a half inch, black seed oil might help it disappear.

Boils are caused by bacteria which the potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of black seeds TQ contain.

If the boil is any larger than half an inch, you must seek immediate medical attention.

12. Coughs and Asthma

With the inflammation of bronchial tubes (the body parts that allow you to breathe easily), it can cause quite a stir and inconvenience gasping for air, breathing deeply but not getting enough oxygen to your lungs.

The anti-inflammatory properties of black seeds make it one of the most ideal diamond herbs.

Black seed oil targets your immune system and its antibacterial properties fight off any bacteria and virus.

It’s great for anything that’s caused by inflammation. Specifically bronchitis and asthma, two of the more prominent uses of black seeds.

It has even been recorded in history that the one of the main uses the Ancient Egyptians had for it was helping improve cardiovascular health.

13. Diarrhea

Since most diarrhea is a result of a viral infection, the anti-inflammatory properties of black seed makes a perfect home remedy for it. It balances your digestion and intestines, allowing your body to become less constipated.

Many suggest mixing 1-2 teaspoons of black seed oil with yogurt for 2 days before the diarrhea is completely gone.

14. High Blood Pressure

Black seed oil for high blood pressure is one of the most common uses of black seed oil today. Although it’s not recognized as an official treatment, many high blood pressure patients noticed a significant drop in their blood pressure levels when taking black seed oil. Studies like these have led many to start taking black seed oil as a natural remedy for reducing high blood pressure.

15. Insomnia

Studies have shown that taking black seed oil for insomnia and other sleep disorders can be very effective. Many have claimed that it has helped them eliminate their sleeping disorder altogether.

On top of this, it’s also great for promoting natural deep sleep for everyone.

Also Read: How to Get Rid of Bruises Fast using Natural Remedies

16. Muscle Cramps and Spasms

The antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory agents in black seed oil make it very helpful in preventing and easing muscle cramps/spasms. You can either consume it orally or rub some oil on the affected areas to see near-instant results.

17. Nausea and Upset Stomach

Black seed oil for nausea and upset stomachs are another notorious use of black seeds. The reason why it makes for such a powerful remedy is due to the fact that it stimulates your body’s digestion and induces the expulsion of gas.

For nausea, a common recipe is mixing a teaspoon of black seed oil with a teaspoon of ginger juice (twice daily).

18. Toothaches

Another effective remedy for toothaches is black seed oil. To relieve the pain and soreness, all you do is rub the oil on your gums for 20 seconds. Then sit back and feel the antioxidants go to work.

19. Leukemia Cells

Studies showed that black seeds had antiproliferative effects in human myeloblastic leukemia HL-60 cells. This again can be traced back to the thymoquinone it contains that makes it such a powerful remedy.

20. Breast Cancer

Black seed oil showed a continuous ability to suppress breast cancer cell reproduction when taken for long-term treatment. Studies showed that larger doses resulted in more powerful suppression.

Also Read: Benefits of Turmeric

21. Colon Cancer Cells

black seeds thymoquinone & antioxidant properties make for powerful scavenger abilities. They are not only useful for tons of other ailments, but they are a key ingredient in the suppression of cancer cell growth.

Their ability to inhibit cancer growth is so impressive that many doctors have stated that it’s an effective natural alternative for colon cancer treatment.

22. Psoriasis

Caused mainly by inflammation, Psoriasis is an unpleasant condition of the skin that millions are affected by worldwide. Since black seed oil exhibits anti-psoriasis properties, it thereby benefits primarily diseases caused by inflammation. This makes it for a great natural alternative to many of today’s prescription recommendations for psoriasis.

Simply consume the oil or capsule orally daily to see results. You can also rub some directly on affected areas.

23. Eczema

Suffering from Eczema can be a painful experience. Finding that much-needed relief can be hard, which will make you appreciate black seed oil that much more. Eczema is caused by, you guessed it, inflammation. This causes unpleasant red rashes to show up and cause swelling throughout the body.

Using black seed oil for Eczema is one of the most preferred natural alternatives to treatment today. Simply consume 1-2 teaspoons daily for immediate relief.

24. Weight Loss

Black seed oil’s weight loss effects stem from its blood sugar lowering properties. On top of being a natural antioxidant, it also aids in speeding up your metabolism and lowering your appetite. This especially helps when trying to gain back control of your diet.

See more on black seed oil for weight loss.

25. Diabetes

What made black seed oil for diabetes such a powerful natural remedy? It’s ability to significantly lower blood pressure and help both insulin and noninsulin dependent diabetes patients. It’s not only for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but it’s helpful in improving your overall blood health.

26. Seizures (Epilepsy)

Most of today’s medication and treatment for seizures come with a long list of side effects (that’s if you’re one of the few with access to treatment). Luckily for you, black seed oil is an effective anticonvulsant. This makes black seed oil an effective treatment for Epilepsy.

Some studies have shown seizure free behavior in patients who took black seed oil daily for 4-6 weeks along with their current medication. Many researchers have concluded that this was mainly due to the potent effects of thymoquinone found in black seeds.

27. Tonsil Inflammation (Acute Tonsillopharyngitis)

Black seeds have been proven to relieve users from throat pain caused by inflamed tonsils and alleviate the need for painkillers. Studies prove it to be one of the most effective natural remedies for throat pain. They’re also a great natural remedy for sore throats.

28. MRSA 

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) has plagued hospitals and treatment centers worldwide due to the fact that staph infections are becoming more and more resistant to generic antibiotics. Caused by a weak immune system, the anti-inflammatory agents of black seeds make it a great alternative to many of today’s antibiotics. Of all the infections that black seeds are known to help treat, this is probably one of the more important ones.

More problematic for elders (since it involves surgery in some cases), MSRA can be harvest a lot of uncontrollable pain throughout the body. The upside is that studies have shown black seed oil compounds to be an effective way to inhibit the spread and remove MRSA altogether.

29. Opiate Addiction 

Using black seed oil to treat opiate addiction and withdraws is another proven effective benefit of black seeds. In studies, it has proven to rapidly improve the symptoms of acute opiate withdrawals. Additionally, it was observed that black seeds prevented relapse in some cases as well.

30. Scars 

Whether they are post-surgical or not, black seed oil makes a great remedy for clearing scars away. It is one of the only few natural herbs that have been proven to remove & heal scars permanently.

31. Cervical Cancer

Another cancer that black seed oil has been proven to be effective in treating is cervical cancer. Mainly due to the thymoquinone, it contains, studies have shown that it helps in boosting white cell count and suppressing the cancer cells from reproducing.

32. Radiation Damage

Studies show that black seed oil that was used on patients who were exposed to gamma radiation had far less damage than ones who didn’t consume any. The conclusion showed that people who had radiation exposure could treat and prevent damage to black seeds.

A significantly stronger immune system was found on patients who were consuming black seed oil. There are also studies that prove black seeds to be helpful for cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment.

33. Lead Poisoning

Known as one of the most toxic sources worldwide, lead can interfere with a number of your body processes and can cause harm to your heart, intestines, kidneys, nervous system, bones, and even your reproductive system. Research has shown that black seed oil has been effective in protecting and reversing the damage done to the brain due to lead poisoning.

34. Beard 

Studies have shown that black seed oil can improve the thickness and quality of your beard and increase the growth rate. Although not its primary benefit, you can apply it directly on your beard and it will provide moisturizing benefits as well.

35. Bee and Wasp Stings

Crushed black seeds mixed with water are an effective natural remedy for bee and wasp stings. Simply rub on the affected areas and repeat this twice a day.
 
36. Chest Congestion

Simply rub black seed oil on your chest to remove and clear up congestion and build up. It’ll work wonders when mixed with honey. You can also opt to take them orally as well.

37. Earaches

Black seed oil mixed with olive oil (1/2 teaspoon each) that are warmed and dripped into the affected ear is a natural way of getting quick relief from ear pain. You should place a hat or scarf over the ear after dripping for 2 minutes and let it sit.

38. Eye and Vision

The oil is also used to treat eye infections as well as improve eyesight and vision. It has also been used by many to treat their pink eye infection. To do so, one should gently rub some oil around the eyes before going to sleep. Can be taken daily for quicker results.

39. Facial Paralysis

When suffering from facial paralysis, black seed oil can be a great treatment for curing it altogether. Simply place a small amount of black seed oil in a container and hover over it with your nose, gently sniffing above the surface of the oil. Take 10-20 deep breaths and repeat daily.

40. Nasal Congestion

It’s also helpful in treating nasal congestion and build up. It’s arguably one of the fastest natural remedies for nasal congestion out there, and one of the more popular uses of this awe-inspiring herb.

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41. Gallstones

Taking black seed oil for gallstones is a sure way to reduce the pain and remove the gallstones altogether. The potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of black seeds make it ideal for treating gallstones naturally.

42. Liver Stones

Similarly like gallstones, liver stones can also cause immense pain and have costly side effects when taking the prescribed mainstream medication. The properties of black seeds reduce and suppress liver stones until they’re completely removed. Take daily with honey for better results.

43. Gas and Flatulence

Black seed oil aids in your body’s indigestion, thereby helping you control your gas. It’s also proven to be useful in relieving stomach stress and gas buildup.

44. Hemorrhoids

A painful congestion rooted problem with few treatments available, hemorrhoids can be painful to experience especially when considering the side effects of most of today’s’ hemorrhoids prescription medication. Black seeds, on the other hand, offer immediate relief, and studies have shown it to actively prevent the spread of hemorrhoids.

45. Headaches and Migraines

Another more notorious benefit of black seed oil, using it to treat headaches and migraines is one of its most praised uses. For centuries, Arabs and Europeans have used it by applying it around their eyes, nose, and forehead. This gave them immediate relief from the throbbing pain, and it can do the same for you.

46. Immunity

You can also use black seeds to improve your overall immune system, thereby improving your body’s defense mechanism and protection to bacteria. Since most of today’s common ailments are caused by inflammation, black seeds make a perfect herb to tackle many diseases that people suffer today.

47. Breast Feeding and Lactation

Not only does black seed oil help you breastfeed by improving lactation, it can also be used for nipple skin protection when applied prior to breastfeeding.

48. Dementia

Research has shown that black seed consumption enhances your memory, cognition, and attention. It’s recently been proven to increase sharpness and even improve your ability to remember both short and long-term.

49. Moles 

One of the less known skin benefits of black seed oil, they can help in the removal of moles by repressing their development and clearing up your skin.

50. Insect Bites

Whether you were recently bitten by mosquitoes or any other insects, applying black seed oil on the affected area can help relieve pain and itchiness instantaneously. This is one of the more prevalent uses of black seed oil, and it’s arguably one of the best natural remedies for insect bites.

51. Peeling Lips 

Can also be used as an alternative to lip balm, the essential oils found in black seeds are proven to help regenerate the skin on your lips as well as give it it’s radiant color.

Also read: Green Tea Extract Benefits

52. Constipation

Similarly to how it helps your digestion, it also aids in relieving constipation. Just take daily (1-2 teaspoons) after your lunch or dinner and repeat daily for immediate results.

53. Back and Muscle Pain

You can reduce the need for painkillers for your back and muscle pain by applying black seed oil right on the points of pain. You will instantly feel relief as the powerful compounds go right to work.

54. Rheumatic Pains

The potent anti-inflammatory agents found in black seeds make it one of the most efficient natural remedies for rheumatic pains. Take daily (1-2 teaspoons) with honey for maximum relief.

55. Stomach Pain

For most stomach related pains and issues, black seeds are a great natural remedy for quick alleviation. It’s one of the more well-known benefits of black seeds and is still used worldwide today. Take 1-2 teaspoons daily after meals for quick results.

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56. Gum Infections

Particularly Gingivitis, black seed oil is one of Nature’s most potent natural remedies for suppressing and healing gum infections. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties found in it have proven to clear the gums from bacteria and provide immediate pain relief.

57. Bladder Infections

You can find relief and a cure for most bladder infections by taking black seed oil. Specifically, urinary tract infections, which is a more common bladder infection, can be treated effectively with daily consumption.

58. Dry Mouth

To treat a Dry mouth, simply take 1-2 teaspoons of black seed oil and keep it in your mouth for 30 seconds. Let the oil touch as many areas before spitting out (if not swallowing). Then wash down with a strong drink to remove the bitter taste.

59. Nose Bleeds

A more traditionally known use stemming from the hot summers in the middle east. black seed oil can cure nosebleeds simply by putting a few drops (1-3) into your nostrils. Then sit back and feel the power of this natural herb.

60. Burns

Applying black seed oil on burns has proven to aid in the healing and reproduction of your skin (specifically 2nd-degree burns). Simply rub some on burned areas for immediate relief from pain and clearing of the skin.

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61. Dandruff

Not only is black seed oil great for your hair, but it also promotes hair follicle growth and even prevents dandruff. All you need to do is apply some to your hair and leave on for 30-60 minutes.

62. Joint Pain

Of the more popular benefits and uses, treating joint pains with black seed oil is a sure way to get immediate relief. Since most of the joint pain is caused by inflammation, it makes a perfect natural remedy for it. You can apply it directly onto the skin of the pained area.

63. Damage Associated with Diabetes

On top of being great for diabetes and lowering blood pressure and sugar levels, black seed oil also prevents kidney damage that stems from diabetes. The underlying reason for this is due to the potent compounds contained in the nigella sativa extract that’s known as black seeds.

64. Menstrual Cycles & Periods (Black Seed Oil for Women

It also plays an important role in managing and treating a variety of different gynecological disorders. From leucorrhoea, menses discharge and white discharge to uterus problems, stomach pain, and even sexual weakness. It is especially useful for regulating the menstrual cycle after the stoppage of the menses.

65. Black Seed Oil for Pregnancy

Although it is strongly recommended to consult with your doctor on an individual basis, there have been some studies that show positive results when taken during pregnancy. However, there has not been enough concrete evidence to draw any conclusions, especially since in some cases it can affect the smooth muscle contractions of the uterus.

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66. Arthritis

Black seed oil has proven in numerous studies to be highly effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis and other highly flammable conditions. Once again this is due to the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of black seeds which make it such a potent natural remedy.

67. Ulcers

It’s one of the most dynamic natural herbs that treat ulcers, making it only part of a handful. Multiple studies have proven black seed oil to be effective in treating ulcers of all types.

68.  Pain 

In many cases, black seed oil can substitute some of today’s most common painkillers. The anti-inflammatory properties it contains make it ideal for treating pain throughout every inch of your body.

Also Read: Benefits of Fish Oil

69. Brain Cancer Cells

Black seeds are great for controlling and suppressing tumors and cancer cells in your brain. Groups of researchers have concluded that black seed oil is a legitimate natural remedy and treatment for brain cancer and brain tumors.

70. Anxiety

We know that inflammation has negative effects on psychosis and many other psychiatric problems. Studies have shown black seed oil to be far more effective in stabilizing your mood and lowering anxiety levels after daily use for 30 days. This has led many to recommend anti-inflammatory treatment instead of antidepressant drugs for helping ease anxiety.

71. Depression

Multiple studies have shown people who had taken black seed oil were naturally happier and less depressed. This black seed oil benefit is among the most valuable, as millions are suffering from depression which can ruin lives.

Very few herbs tackle psychological issues, making black seed oil that much greater.

72. Dizziness

Although this benefit comes from history, it’s still a useful and effective remedy. Black seed oil is known to help with dizziness and all you have to do is rub some on your neck and cheeks.

73. Heart Burn

Another great benefit of black seed oil is that it’s a natural remedy for heartburn. Although there have only been a few studies to support this, history lets us know that it’s been used for treating heart burns for years.

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74. Stress

Black seed oil has been proven to be effective in reducing stress levels, as well as many other cognitive benefits. The studies showed that when the oil was taken, subjects had significantly lower stress levels than the rest who hadn’t taken any.

75. Alzheimer’s 

There have been numerous recent studies that revealed black seed oil as being an excellent natural supplement for preventing and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in individuals. Results showed that taking daily doses (1-2 teaspoons) yielded best results.

76. Meningitis

The potency of this marvelous herb has even proven to be useful in the treatment of meningitis. Some studies have shown that it’s one of the best natural remedies for the treatment known to date. Simply take 1-2 teaspoons daily for relief.

77. Kidney 

From kidney disease to kidney stones, black seed oil has proven to be an effective natural alternative for treatment. Consume daily (1-2 teaspoons) for optimal results.

78. Sperm Count (Black Seed Oil for Men) 

On top of improving fertility in both men and women, it also boosts semen count for men. Based on multiple studies, research shows that it can improve abnormally low semen counts in only 2 months when taken daily.

79. Bone Marrow 

Research has shown black seed extract to increase the bone marrow cells’ growth rate by an astonishing 150%. This is according to numerous studies conducted on multiple people. What’s even more amazing is that it’s shown to inhibit the growth rate of nearly all tumors by at least 50%.

80. HIV

The use of this marvelous oil has been a useful tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS. According to recent studies, black seed oil has proven to be an aid in the treatment of HIV.

This natural alternative has offered relief to many suffering from the horrible symptoms.

Do not leave your HIV/Aids medications for black seed oil, as there have not been any conclusive evidence that supports the claims that black seed oil cures HIV or AIDS.

81. Colic (for babies)

Having a child that’s suffering from colic can be a really stressful time in your life. Although the cause of colic is still generally unknown, what is proven is that black seed oil has been proven to be an effective natural cure. It’s important to start with small amounts and increase gradually. The ideal situation, in this case, would be to make some tea with honey, lemon, and a few (3-5) drops of black seed oil.

82. Bronchitis

Of all the respiratory conditions that black seeds treat, it’s especially been efficient in the treatment of bronchitis. This again is due to the powerful anti-inflammatory properties they contain. Simply take 1-2 teaspoons of the oil daily for best results.

83. Prostate 

Prostate health is a big concern for millions worldwide and finding healthy ways to improve it can be a stressful challenge. Luckily, black seed oil has been used for centuries to regulate and promote prostate health. Studies have shown it to also be effective in the treatment of prostate cancer.

84. General Weakness (lethargy)

Many of us experience emotional and mental lows in our lives, on top of the physical ones. For a boost in spirit, energy and overall mood and health, nothing beats black seed oil. It’s one of the most potent natural remedies known to improve the overall state of health, both mental and physical.

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85. Chronic Fatigue

Running on the previous, it’s also been efficient in the treatment of chronic fatigue. Although the causes for it very, researchers concluded that black seed extract is helpful in re-energizing the body.

86. Urine Production

Another benefit of black seed oil is its ability to stimulate and promote urine production. Prostate and bladder issues have been treated for over 2,000 years with this awe-striking herb, and studies have recently affirmed those benefits with clinical results showing major improvement in prostate health and function.

87. Heart Attack

Today we know that one of the major reasons why we have heart attacks is due to chronic inflammation. Research has shown that black seed oil can significantly lower inflammation as well as improve many other cardiovascular problems.

88. Morphine Dependence/Toxicity

If you or someone you know is suffering from opiate addiction, know that black seed oil has proven to reduce tolerance and overall addiction. It accomplishes this by lowering indications of morphine intoxication.

Also read: Argan Oil Benefits

89. Anemia  

Many of us are at risk of blood deficiency (anemia), and it can put our bodies and health at serious risk. Once again, black seeds come to the rescue; they’ve been known to prevent and treat anemia, removing it completely in many cases and studies.

90. Parkinson’s Disease

The thymoquinone extract found in this wonderful herb has been proven to protect neurons in our brain against synaptic toxicity (which is caused by a pathology related to Parkinson’s disease and dementia).

91. Parasites

Known for its anti-parasitic properties, black seeds extract is a great way to clean your body from parasites, wherever they may be. It does this by intoxicating the parasites and making them easier for the body to destroy.

92. Obesity

Since obesity is usually associated with increased incidence of immune dysfunction, insulin resistance, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, black seed oil makes a perfect natural remedy for the cure. It has proven to contain anti-obesity properties in many studies conducted by researchers worldwide.

93. Oral Cancer Cells

Studies have shown black seed extract to be very effective in suppressing oral cancer cell reproduction and even curing it all together in some cases. It does this by improving the overall health of your immune system and damaging the resistance of the cancer cells.

94. Liver Cancer 

Another benefit of black seeds is that it also suppresses liver cancer growth naturally. When comparing to all the side effects from modern medicine, it’s important to note the tremendous value this natural remedy offers when it comes to the treatment of liver cancer.

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95. Liver 

In conjunction with the previous point, it also promotes overall liver health and boosts function and immunity. It’s a great idea to take it if your family history has experienced problems with their liver.

96. Pancreatic Cancer

It’s also been proven to be effective in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, making it one of the only natural remedies to have such positive impacts on so many different cancers.

97. Lymphoma

Lymphatic cancer (another name for Lymphoma) is a painful disease that affects millions worldwide. There have been numerous studies that show black seed extract to be efficient in the removal of lymphatic cancer cells. Research tells us to take daily servings (1-2 teaspoons) for best results.

98. Detoxifies Body

Toxicity is a major concern for many, and finding a natural way to do it can seem impossible. Luckily, black seed oil has been used for detox for years, and studies prove that it can lower toxicity levels throughout the body significantly.

99. Bone Cancer

Another great remedy of black seed oil is its ability to suppress bone cancer cell growth and inhibit it all together in some cases. It’s a nice natural alternative to the harmful medication that modern medicine prescribes millions of people.

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100. Deep Clean Your Pores

One of the results of a weak immune system is the buildup of excess sebum which clogs up your pores. Simply consume orally or apply onto affected pores after a hot shower for best results. You will see an immediate improvement and your pores will be fully clear within 2 weeks of daily use.

101. Schizophrenia

Far from both being last and least, the thymoquinone in black cumin seed oil extract is beneficial for reducing inflammation and helping you treat schizophrenia. Studies have shown an improvement in patients who have taken black seed oil as a natural remedy when compared to those that haven’t.

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Conclusion

It’s easy to see that the number of benefits black seed oil has to offer can overwhelm some while exciting others. While you might think it’s impossible for a natural herb to provide such treatment for so many different diseases, what we do know is that the facts speak for themselves.

The amount of value that’s offered in exchange for almost nothing is what amazes most people.

Just the thought that pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions in developing long treatment cycles for most of the ailments discussed above is sickening to many.

Not only that but finding effective treatment with the limited options provided by most health insurance companies can be very difficult (and that’s not counting the harmful side effects most modern treatments have).

Luckily for you, you now know 101 benefits, uses, and cures that black seed oil can treat and cure.

What’s even better than that is that you don’t even have to leave your kitchen to find relief.

This magnificent herb will remain in our books to be one of the most potent and effective natural remedies known to man.

Namaste xxx

Contributed post: Diamond Herbs

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Hi there I am Beverley, I am a Buddhist Christian trying to find a way to live with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, spondylitis, Depression and General Anxiety Disorder. I live with my Husband Lee and our dog Gizmo and our budgies Rey and Finn. I live in England and look forward to getting to know you better. I will be updating once a week, usually a Monday.

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