8 Benefits Of Black Seed Oil

A board-certified dermatologist at La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Centre in California, Azadeh Shirazi, M.D., says black seed oil's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties may help psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and acne symptoms.  

1. Skin condition

Eczema causes dry, itchy skin, blisters, scaliness, and infections. One study found that black seed oil may treat hand eczema as well as topical steroids and OTC creams .  

2. Eczema  

black seed oil's anti-inflammatory properties may help treat dry, flaky scalps (seborrhoeic dermatitis or outbreaks around hair follicles). Some say it helps with hair loss, although research is scant.  

3. Hair health

Black seed oil may lower diabetic blood sugar, according to the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. Black seed oil decreases fasting blood sugar and A1c, according to infectious disease expert.   

4. Diabetes

Black seed oil decreases hunger, which may aid weight loss. A randomised, double-blind trial found that obese women on a low-calorie diet had better body mass index and hunger with black seed oil. More study is needed.  

5. Weight loss

Thymoquinone in black seed oil inhibits illness. Some researchers believe black seed oil, a phytochemical produced by plants, inhibits cancer cell growth and kills melanoma cells. However, there is little peer-reviewed data.  

6. Cancer

Smooth muscle relaxation in black seed oil may reduce asthmatic airway inflammation. The Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences found that asthmatics using 500 milligrammes of black seed oil capsules twice a day for four weeks had better lung function and asthma management.  

7. Asthma

Black seed oil may also help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. One study found that eating 2 tablespoons of black seed oil at breakfast for six weeks lowered LDL (bad cholesterol).  

8. Cholesterol

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