How Black Seed Oil works

Benefits Of Black Seed Oil

How black seed oil works has still not been completely realised with researchers constantly stressing the importance of more research to be done due to the incredible results that have been found.

Research has found that this ancient home remedy works for a huge amount of illnesses. Not only is the product ideal and safe enough to have as a home remedy for many ailments. It is also powerful enough to be used at a practitioners level with astounding versatility.

Immune System

Blackseed oil is significant for solving many illnesses by supporting a weak immune system. For those of us who are prone to always getting ill most probably suffer from a weak immune system. Many people take the blessed seed oil to keep their immune system strong, especially in the winter season.

It also rebalances an over reactive immune system which is the cause for many allergies. Black seed has powerful anti-inflammatory, bronchial-dilating and anti-histamine properties, and as such is an excellent agent against allergic reactions and states.

The Perfect Home Remedy

This product is ideal to have in the home as a first aid. Ideal for those with children who are always getting into knocks and bumps. Apply the oil directly for burns, stings, bumps and bruises. It also helps with many dıgestion complaints and the results can be very fast. This oil is well known in middle eastern countries where most households will have this product in their first aid.


Fatty acid analysis of the extracted oil:

  • 56% linoleic acid
  • 24.6% oleic acid
  • 12% palmitic acid
  • 3% stearic acid
  • 2.5% eicosadienoic acid
  • 0.7% linolenic acid
  • 0.16% myristic acid

Omega 6 and 3

For a perfect balance in the body the omega 6 and omega 3 should be in a ratio of 3:1 respectively. While black seed does not maintain this ratio it has the same desired effect of creating the production of Prostoglandin E1. Studies have determined this is probably brought about by the component thymoquinone.


is an antioxidant, which inhibits the formation of undesirable prostoglandins, is anti-inflammatory and has a pain killing effect. It has a choleretic effect (stimulates the production of bile) and is good for fat metabolism and detoxification.

Has a bronchodilating effect, is protective against asthma attacks.

It has been reported that it inhibits the secretion of histamines and could be a true alternative to cortisone based therapies for certain allergy sufferers.

Thymoquinone is proven to be a natural anti-oxidant, when oxygen isn’t broken down completely in the cell membrane, which can be due to alcohol intake, drugs, bad diet and environmental pollution which results in the formation of free radicals.

This can lead to:

  • cataract
  • heart disease
  • weakened immune system
  • parkinsons disease
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • alzheimers disease
  • strokes
  • diabetes
  • cancer

Production of Prostaglandin E1

work1The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research done on prostoglandins in 1982. The fatty acids are up to 50% polyunsaturated and therefore essential for human beings.

Blackseed oil can be compared to Borage and Primrose oil for this high essential content yet it has further healing components and is more versatile. It is the essential fatty acids combined with the volatile oil that play the vital role of forming prostoglandin E1 that harmonizes the immune system.

Prostaglandin E1

  • Has a regulating effect on the brain functions, nerve conduction, and release of transmitter substances and messenger substances.
  • Contributes to lowering the blood pressure and vasodilation and prevents the clumping of the little blood platelets (thrombocytes)
  • Regulates the immune system and activates the T-lymphocytes, which are essential for the body’s defense against illness.
  • Inhibits allergic processes
  • Normalizes inflamed skin
  • Has a bronchodilating effect
  • Increases hormonal secretion for the thyroid hormone and insulin, for example.
  • Regulates the female sexual hormones, above all during the corpous-luteum phase of the cycle, pregnancy and menopause.
  • Has an anti-inflammatory effect by preventing the release of certain enzymes that participate in the creation of inflammations.

Prostoglandin E1 has a regulating and harmonizing effect on the immune system. This creates a calming effect when there is an over reaction, as is the case with allergies and asthma, which blackseed oil’s thymoquinone also supports the anti-inflammatory, bronchodilatory, and secretagogic effect of prostoglandinE1.

Similarly, Black Seed oil also regulates the weakened immune system by increasing its capability of eliminating free radicals, tumours and cancerous cells.


Also bronchodilatory has an antispasmodic and warming effect therefore can treat respiratory disorders such as asthma and whooping cough. Research has also confirmed it has anti-histamine qualities comparable to thymoquinone.

Saponin Melathin (Anti Parasite)

has strong cleaning properties and is used as a laxative and for destroying parasites. It is suitable for destroying parasites in infants where most herbal remedies would be too extreme, for example, a common herbal treatment is wormwood, a severe cleansing herb and cannot be used in sensitive applications.

In food it promotes the absorption of nutrients. It increases secretion and is considered mucolytic and expectorant providing liquefication of bronchial secretion and quick removal of bronchial mucous.

It supports the bitter principle nigellin’s curative effect on metabolism for stimulating the appetite and as a digestant aid (this is due to the increased secretion of gastric juices). It promotes intestinal cleansing and encourages an overall eliminating action.


work2known for sinking cholesterol level and aids secretion.

Essential oils have the holistic effect by smells triggering release of hormones and messenger substance. Also they are digested directly through the lymphatics clearing any congestion in the lymphatic system, which then leaves it free to perform it’s function of purifying the blood (essential during any illness).

Vitamin B2

Is required by the body to use oxygen and the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates.

Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
One of the B complexes. It plays an important role in helping the body convert carbohydrates and fat into energy. It is essential for normal growth and development and helps to maintain proper functioning of the heart and the nervous and digestive systems.

Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Another B complex is essential in the breakdown of fats and protein. It maintains muscle tone along the digestive tract and promotes the health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.

Some studies indicate that mortality (death) from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher selenium blood levels or intake.

Antioxidant selenium is believed to reduce the risk of cancer, prevent blood clots, to be antiviral, anti-bacterial and inhibit chromozone damage. It is also said to counteract toxins and heavy metals.

Selenium is used for standard external preparations for skin problems to experimental and theoretical applications in nutrition and internal medicine. Naturopaths use selenium supplements to treat asthma, acne, tendinitis, infertility problems in men, and postmenopausal disorders in women.

Some studies indicate that mortality (death) from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher selenium blood levels or intake.


B-Carotene is converted by the liver into vitamin A, the vitamin known for its anti-cancer activity.


which is essential for infant growth.

Fifteen amino acids

make up the protein content of the black seed, including nine of the nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised within our body in sufficient quantities and are thus required from our diet.

The Black Seed is also a source of calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Required only in small amounts by the body, these elements’ main function is to act as essential cofactors in various enzyme functions.