An Ancient Oil You Need to Know About
From healthier skin to lowered blood pressure and protection against heart disease, the benefits of black seed oil are almost endless. These benefits have even been recognized since ancient times. The earliest record of the use of black seed oil can be traced all the way back to 3000 years ago when it was found in Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb.
What is black seed oil?
Roman coriander, black caraway, black sesame, onion seed, kalonji oil, and black cumin are some of the various names with which black seed has been identified. Today, it is simply known as black seed, which accurately describes its appearance.
Black seed is harvested from the Nigella sativa, a flowering plant native to Western Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The seeds of this plant are traditionally ground for use as a condiment or pressed to extract its oil, which for thousands of years has and continues to provide a ton of health and beauty remedies.
Why do we need it?
All the various benefits of black seed oil couldn’t possibly fit into this post, but one of the best things about black seed oil is that is packed with various natural and health-promoting phytochemicals (chemical compounds from plants) which are key micronutrients needed for the body’s immune system. Taking black seed oil has been shown to give the immune system a natural and healthy boost.
Another great thing about the distinctive and aromatic black seed oil is that it is made up of over 70% unsaturated fatty acids which include linoleic acid, oleic acid, gamma linoleic acid, eicodadienoic acid, and dihomolinoleic acid and less than 30% of saturated fatty acids including phytosterols. Now the reason this is so great is that the high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids in black seeds help to reduce the risk of high blood cholesterol levels, and have other health benefits when they replace saturated fats in your diet.
Black seed oil also has healthy immune response-promoting properties, it contains certain antioxidant lipids such as Nigellone, Thymoquinone (TQ), and Thymohydroquinone (THQ). Extensive research has shown that these antioxidants provide digestive and respiratory health-promoting properties. These powerful antioxidants have also been shown to help reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and modulate digestive health.
Although the two are often confused, black seed (Nigella sativa) oil is 35% more concentrated than raw black cumin seed and is very rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs consist of alpha-Linoleic acid (omega-3) and Linoleic acid (omega-6), which are substances that cannot be manufactured by the body itself, and thus must be consumed through high-EFA foods or supplements such as the Black Seed Oil from Health Logics.
Given its many benefits, the black seed is aptly referred to, as “the seed of blessing” in certain cultures and that is why Health Logics is proud to bring you their renowned quality black seed oil sourced from the seed of the Nigella sativa. Health Logics Black Seed Oil is extracted fresh using the “cold-pressed” method, which is the best way to ensure maximum nutritional value and to provide a finished product free of chemicals, alcohol or heat and helps preserve the active ingredients that make black seed oil so unique and beneficial.
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