Health Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil, also known botanically as Nigella Sativa, or black cumin seed oil and “heba sooda” in Moroccan Darija, is famous cure-all oil used for just about anything you can imagine, from fighting cancer to stopping hair loss.

It is especially well known among muslims as the Prophet Muhammad mentioned that black seed oil is “the cure for all except death.”

It contains over 100 beneficial nutrients and chemical components. Black seed oil can be used externally or ingested orally. Let’s take a look at a list of its benefits:

black seed oil

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Anti-cholingeric
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-viral
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-cancer (has phytochemicals that protect body against cancer)
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-hypertensive
  • Renoprotective (protects kidney)
  • Hepatoprotective (protects liver)
  • Hypotensive
  • Insulin sensitizing
  • Leukotrene antagonist
  • Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor
  • Protects health cells and stimulates production of natural interferon
  • Prevents damage by providing protection against toxins
  • May aid in weight loss
  • Aids in recovery from drug abuse
  • Protects brain cells from damage
  • Aids in digestion
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-insomniac
  • Bronchodilator, helps asthma and other respiratory problems
  • Fights flu and nasal congestion (Insert a few drops of black seed into each nostril to relieve nasal congestion.)
  • Painkiller, helps with muscular pains and back aches (Heat up oil and rub on afflicted area and drink 1/4 a tsp every morning with glass of water.)
  • Fights hair loss (Massage into scalp and leave for at least an hour before washing.)
  • Helps tooth aches (Apply directly to affected tooth for relief.)
  • Increase breast milk supply
  • Helps with vomiting
  • Improves complexion (Mix black seed oil with olive oil and massage onto face. Wash after an hour.)
  • Improves memory
  • Relieves constipation



Warning: There are not many sources that speak on the side affects of black seed oil. Do not exceed in ingesting more than 25g of black seed oil a day. As always, consult your doctor first, especially if you have a major illness, because it can cause a drop in blood pressure. Not suitable for pregnant women.