How To Use Black Seed Oil
The use of our black seed is versatile due to its three different strengths that may suit your individual needs. For beginners, those who are sensitive, and children, we advise you to choose either the mild or original black seed oil. If you decide to start out with the strongest oil, please be aware that you need to treat the product with caution, even if you consider yourself healthy. Nigella sativa has strong detoxifying [ref] and antimicrobial [ref] properties, and has the ability to address and get rid of foreign pathogens.
Black Seed Oil Dosage
With regards to dosage, please ensure you follow the stipulated guidelines. Too much of the oil when starting out could lead to complications. If you are interested in knowing more about the oil, please visit the benefits of black seed oil page for further information.
The starting dose for adults:
- For 1st day take a 1/4 teaspoon with food
- For the next 2 – 7 days, increase the dosage to ½ teaspoon twice daily
- Slowly build up your dosage in increments until you take up to 3 teaspoons per day
For children and infants:
- Children aged eleven and under could take half the recommended adult dosage
- Children under the age of five should only be given a drop or two, to begin with. Strong black seed oil is not recommended for children
Your dosage and progression depend on your individual response to the oil. A higher dosage from the start could lead to adverse reactions.
Your body is only able to rid itself of toxins and congestion at a given rate. Initial high doses and its action on your body could leave you feeling unwell. By building up your dosage gradually, however, you give your body time to adapt at each stage.
Dosage for Black Seed Oil Capsules
Not everyone is ready to accept the taste of black seed oil. Capsules, although more expensive, may be your answer.
With regards to dosage, start off with one to two capsules a day for three days, increasing your dosage to three capsules a day. Please spread your capsule consumption throughout the day.
After three days, add another capsule, slowly building up your dosage to six capsules per day, i.e. two capsules three times daily.
The black seed oil capsules can also be used for topical applications. You can do so by breaking open the capsule and then using the oil on your skin. Please note that eight capsules are the equivalent of one teaspoon of oil.
Once again, each of us is different, with some of us able to tolerate a higher dosage than others. It is, however, always prudent to start off with a small dosage in order to avoid any complications or adverse effects.
Topical Application Of Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory [ref] properties. It can be applied directly to any inflamed, injured, or irritated area, including:
- Painful joints
- Your chest area for coughs, colds, flu, congestion, etc.
- On acne
- On cuts/scratches/wounds
- Area where you experience arthritis
- On eczema
- On insect bites
- Areas of the skin where there is psoriasis
- On bruises
- Areas affected by Rheumatism
Black Seed Oil – Healing a World in Crisis
The different compounds in black seed oil have many healing properties and may help detoxify your body and get rid of foreign pathogens that could make you feel ill without you knowing why. They also have antimicrobial properties that actively work at getting rid of foreign bacteria and fungi. Studies on Nigella sativa show that black seed oil may also be of benefit to those suffering from diabetes [ref] or who struggle to lose weight [ref].