- Hydrates and nourishes the hair. It is very useful for hydrated, silky, smooth strands.
- Keeps dandruff at bay. This has been proven by scientific studies that Nigella or black seed oil helps decrease the growth of fungal organisms due to its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
- It helps promote hair growth due to an antihistamine called Thymoquinone.
- Omega-3 and 6 help blood circulation in the head, promoting hair growth. Also rich in Omega-9.
- Pure Cold press Black seed oil or Nigella oil helps ailments such as Asthma. Even clinical studies of people using this oil regularly have shown improvement in different Asthma outcomes, pulmonary functions, and laboratory parameters.
- Aids in reduced cholesterol levels and also weight loss.
- Helps boost immunity.
- It is very beneficial for the skin and helps cure acne. Pure Cold press Black seed oil helps make the skin smooth and young.
- Lowers blood sugar to a normal level.
- Nigella is great for brain health.
- Also provides relief during colds and coughs.
- Provides energy to the body as it is a rich source of nutrients.
Direction of Uses
Applications on hair
- Acne care – Applying a lotion prepared with 10% black seed oil significantly reduces the incidence of acne after two months.
- Hydrating hair – Nigella is applied to human hair to soften it and promote shine.
- Reduction in hair fall – A study in 2017 found out that the reduction in hair fall after applying Nigella oil regularly was 76%. After regular massaging of this oil on your hair, the dormant hair follicles are stimulated and fortified to reduce hair fall. It also helps the mind stay relaxed and calm. Due to reduction in anxiety both among men and women, it leads to lesser hair fall.
- Promotes hair growth - If you are suffering from hair loss applying Sesame oil on hair and scalp helps in hair growth and prevents baldness. Likewise, it prevents premature hair greying. One should warm the oil and apply it to the scalp.
The following are the detailed steps to apply Nigella oil to the scalp
- Start by heating two tablespoons of oil in a bowl.
- Dip a clean cotton pad in oil and apply it generously on your scalp.
- Massage the oil into your scalp for five minutes, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for an hour.
- Wash with cold water and a mild shampoo.
Applications on skin and wounds
- Softening skin – Black seed oil is added to skin moisturizers to improve moisture and hydration.
- Healing of wounds – It is applied to wounds to reduce inflammation and aid wound healing.
Use in food
- Can be applied on flatbreads like Naan.
- Can be sprinkled over biscuits.
- Added to soups and curries.
- It can be consumed raw because of its strong taste. It can be mixed with lemon juice or honey.
- Can be mixed into tea, smoothies, and coffee one teaspoon at a time.
- Black seed or Cold pressed Nigella oil can be sprinkled over salads. Avoid overheating so as not to lose its nutrients.
Calming effect with aromatherapy
- It can also be used in aromatherapy. It calms down the brain nerves and alleviates the effect of stress. Also ends sleep disorders.
The seeds of medicinal plant Nigella Sativa L. (NS) are used in Nigella oil. It is one of the traditional herbal medicines. India is known to be the largest producer of Nigella in the world. Pure cold pressed Nigella oil has Alpha Linolenic Acid [ALA], Vitamin A & E as major components.