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VIDEO: 3 Simple Ways to Add Black Seed into Your Regimen

Thursday July 25, 2019
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Supported by ancient history and modern research, Black Seed has been used for a variety of applications throughout the ages. Studies have shown that Black Seed can be beneficial when consumed or applied topically to the affected areas.  Looking to incorporate this nourishing seed into your health routine? There are plenty of options to choose from depending on your health goals:

Method 1: Adding an Organic Black Seed Oil to Cold Food or Drink


Dress a Salad 

Best for: Those seeking maximum potency of bio actives in a minimal dose.


Benefits: Rich in thymoquinone, an organic Black Seed oil is a great way of obtaining its sought-after beneficial compounds in a compact dose. Thymoquinone has been shown to improve allergic symptoms and respiratory conditions in research. Additionally, thymoquinone is known to exert anti-inflammatory effects, which can help remedy a myriad of conditions.  

When to use it: Hay fever, cholesterol imbalances, immune support, respiratory support, cardiovascular support, inflammation, weight management. 


Method 2: Taking Milled Black Seed

Taking Milled Black Seed


Best for: Those seeking the broad spectrum of nutrients that the seed has to offer. 

Benefits: In addition to thymoquinone, Black Seed contains fibre, iron, zinc, phosphorus, folic acid, and b-vitamins (1). Using Black Seed in your food or taking a milled Black Seed supplement can be a great daily boost of nutrients and antioxidants. If the oil is too strong for you, organic, milled Black Seed is another way of receiving the benefits.  

When to use it: Hay fever, cholesterol imbalances, immune support, respiratory support, cardiovascular support, inflammation, weight management.  


Method 3: Applying Black Seed Topically

 Black Seed Oil - Topical

Best for: Sufferers of pain and inflammation that would like topical support. 

Benefits: Due to the thymoquinone content, topical Black Seed oil can be very soothing and nourishing. Studies have shown that topical Black Seed can also promote pain relief in arthritic patients, when applied to the affected joints (2). In addition, Black Seed’s anti-inflammatory properties may soothe the skin in sufferers of psoriasis, eczema and acne by reducing irritation and hydrating the skin.   

When to use it: Acne, carpal tunnel syndrome, eczema/psoriasis, joint health, vitiligo. 

Author: Salma Dawood is a Technical Advisor at Viridian Nutrition. She holds a BSc honours degree in Human Nutrition.


Takruri, Hamed & A F Dameh, Majdoleen. (1998). Study of the nutritional value of black cumin seeds (Nigella sativa L). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 76. 404 - 410. 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0010(199803)76:3<404::AID-JSFA964>3.0.CO;2-L.

Halil Ibrahim Tuna, Burcu Babadag, Ayse Ozkaraman (2018) Investigation of the effect of black cumin oil on pain in osteoarthritis geriatric individuals. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Volume 31, Pages 290-294


Related blogs: 

Black Seed: A Prevailing Ancient Remedy

The History of Black Seed 

5 Health Benefits of Black Seed - Internal Use

5 Health Benefits of Applying Black Seed Oil Externally

5 Tips when choosing Black Seed Oil


The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.


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