Health Benefits and Side Effects of Black Seeds

Black seed is a flower, delicate and usually colored pale blue and white, with five to ten petals. It is also known as black cumin, nigella, kalojeere, and kalonji.

The name of the flower is Nigella sativa and the genus name Nigella is a diminutive of the Latin niger (black), referring to the seeds.

Black seed has many medicinal qualities and used for more than 2000 years for its amazing benefits. The black seeds can be taken in the form of capsules or can be for external use by applying on skin or hair in the form of oil and even used for cooking or baking.

Black seed is used by people for so many years so there must be something which is special about these seeds.

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Let’s check out the benefits of Black seeds

  1. Improve Acne: Many research shows that Black seed oil application on skin improves Acne. Its antimicrobial properties help but its actual effect may take months to show proven signs.
  2. Improve hair growth: Application of black seed oil can energies your hair root and in some cases show signs of reducing hair fall. It also helps to keep hair shiny and prevents premature greying.
  3. Shiny smooth skin: Everyone want good skin but mostly we end us buying expensive products that are just driven to buy more and more. Try black seed oil to keep your skin glowing and smooth.
  4. Fight cancer: Thymoquinone is a phytochemical compound found in the plant Nigella sativa. In laboratory experiments in cells and in animals, it has shown antiinflammatory and antioxidant effects, and has been studied in models of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and stroke, and cancer.
  5. Diabetes: May improve the sugar level.

You must be thinking about how to include black seed in your diet rather than having capsules. Well, you can have it in toasted on a naan, bread or soups. Just the way you like it.

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There are few side effect of black seeds

  1.  It can cause rashes to people who are allergic to black seed.
  2. While intake it can cause stomach upset or vomiting. So care should be taken if symptoms appear.

Disclaimer: Above Article is only for education purpose only. Consult a medical practitioner for specific health problems.


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