For very sensitive people and children we recommend, to begin with, the mild oil. For beginners and sensitive people, you may choose between the mild and original. Those who want, to begin with the strongest oil need to know this product needs to be treated with respect and caution, even for those persons who consider themselves to be healthy. The detox that can take place can be quite severe. While this product is not known to have any adverse effects with other medication one should always contact your healthcare practitioner.
This should not be taken during pregnancy
You may use this as a guideline for taking the blessed seed oil outlined by medical herbalist, Mr. Pouget.
This guideline is given because ocassionally though rarely (we have had 4 cases over a period of 13 years) those with extreme allergies may find their symptoms may get worse when taking blackseed oil. The reason for this is that you may be taking too much of a dose for the body to be able to cope. The detox that may occur may be too severe for the body and therefore one should be cautious when beginning to take the oil.
Always start slowly with herbal supplements on a low dose and gradually build up the dose.
The black seed oil dosage.
Our suggestion with black seed oil…. for just about anything, (children 11 and under should take half the dosage. Children under 5 should administer in drops, to begin with.)
Start on a low dose….1/2 tsp 1 x per day for 2-7 days then 1/2 tsp 2 x per day for 2 -7 days building it up to 3 tsp per day.
How fast to progress, and how high a dose to take depends on how the patient responds.
A common cause of adverse effects with herbal supplements is taking too much of the right dose too quickly…. as your body can only clear out toxins and congestion at a given rate.
By building up the dose gradually, this is avoided… or at least the threshold of your capacity to clear out is realized.. the dose lowered so as to work within your capacity.
For external applications, one may apply the oil directly onto the affected area. (burns, bumps, acne, eczema, psoriasis etc).
Black Seed Capsules dosage.
Capsules are an expensive way to use blackseed oil. It’s better value to buy the oil un-encapsulated as you otherwise just pay for the encapsulation process. If the taste is too much then capsules are the only way.
Start on 1 or 2 capsules a day for 3 days then increase the dose to 3 capsules a day (spread doses through the day) this can then be increased after 3 days add 1 more capsule to the dose. Up to about 6 capsules (taken as 2 capsules 3 x daily) after that, you should use the oil from the bottle.
One may also apply the oil directly onto the affected area, break open a capsule (for psoriasis for example.) and administer onto the affected area.