What are the benefits of black seed oil?

The black seed oil has been used for over 2,000 years, most notably in Egypt, where it was called "the gold of the pharaohs." We often hear about its action on the skin or the hair. What are these benefits?

What are the benefits of black seed oil?
The benefits of black seed oil

Black cumin oil, also called "black cumin", has been used for millennia. Formerly called "gold of the pharaohs" in the land of the pyramids, the Egyptians now call it "the blessed seed" because of its many virtues. 

False cumin also owes its fame to prophetic medicine, controversial in France, which speaks of this black seed as a "cure for all diseases except death." »It is used for the skin, the hair, or the nails and is said to be a natural remedy for many ailments. Black seed oil is an oil that is called vegetable because it is obtained from oilseeds.

Soothing, purifying, and nourishing

The black seed oil has many beneficial uses including that on the skin. It helps rebuild lipids, fatty acids that play an energy role and limit water loss from the epidermis. It is often used on problematic and even acne-prone skin. 

It helps soothe, purify and calm irritation. It works, in addition to special drug treatments, on dermatological problems such as psoriasis and eczema. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, it helps fight against skin aging and nourishes dry skin. For its anti-wrinkle benefits to be effective, of course, it is necessary to act before the effects of age are already noticeable.


And that's not all, what we nickname black cumin, not to be confused with real cumin, strengthens nails, hair and calms itchy hair. But beware, black seed oil should under no circumstances be used in its purest form as it is extremely concentrated in essential oils. It is therefore absolutely necessary to dilute it with another vegetable oil. For example, for your scalp and nails, it can be mixed with castor oil, used for thousands of years, and also known to strengthen.

Watch out for contraindications

That said, black seed oil cannot be used in pregnant women and young children because, again, it is highly concentrated in essential oils. Care must also be taken in its application to avoid irritation around the eye area and mucous membranes. Also, remember to test it in the palm of your wrist before applying it elsewhere on your body or face. 

If you have no skin reaction after a few hours, in theory you are not at risk of an allergy. Black seed oil is on sale in pharmacies and drugstores, but also in organic food stores. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before starting to use it.

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