Nigella sativa - Egypt - Organically Grown
One of the top essential oils to help boost and strengthen the immune system. Because it helps protect your respiratory tract, it helps you prevent/treat colds and coughs. Black cumin has helped treat bronchial spasm, spasmodic coughs, and colic. Some studies have shown it can help protect the lungs from being damaged by airborne chemicals.
Is often used in the treatment of cancer. The Cancer Immuno-Biology Laboratory of South Carolina ran a series of experiments in which mice were infected with tumor cells. Two thirds of the animals treated with Black Cumin oil were still alive thirty days after being infected. In contrast, all of the mice that did not receive Black Cumin treatment died within thirty days.
It helps stimulate the bone marrow to produce immune cells, increases interferon production, protects the body against viruses, and inhibits infection. It stands without question that if the immune system is strengthened, numerous ailments and illnesses can be alleviated, as well as prevented.
• It also helps you treat headaches and toothaches.
• It can help lower blood glucose.
• It helps you treat a variety of infections including prostate and urinary tract infections.
• Is an excellent digestive aid.
• Can help you treat numerous skin conditions ranging from acne to psoriasis.
• May be useful when treating hepatitis.
• Can help treat hypothyroidism.
• Oil may be red or light yellow in color, due to the color of the seeds when the oil is extracted.
Found in: All Around, Arthritis Plus, Defense, Fortify, Revitalize,
Scent: It has a pungent, spicy, almost peppery scent to it.
Also Known As: Black Seed, Black Caraway, Roman Coriander
Caution: If the oil is red, it might stain white fabric so be mindful of that when using the oil for massage.
Extracted by: Distilled through pressed seed extraction
It helps treat muscle pain, osteo-arthritis, and rheumatism.
Black Cumin can help reduce the accumulation of fluid or toxins, and help reduce lymphatic congestion.
It helps treat mumps, glandular swelling, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, colitis, indigestion, and constipation.
With some people, it has helped them deal with debility from illness, as well as tiredness, nervous exhaustion, insomnia, and lethargy from everyday life.
Can also help normalize menstrual cycles and reduce testicular inflammation.
History: The plant was cultivated by ancient Egyptians and used as a spice and for medicinal purposes. The Romans used the seeds to flavor food. The French use the seeds as a substitute for pepper. Seeds were often used to stimulate milk flow in new mothers and to help warm the body.
Black Cumin is:
Blends well with: Lavender, Rosemary, Galbanum, Rosewood, Cardamom and Oriental type fragrances.
Ways to use: You will need to blend with a carrier oil before using topically. A general guideline is 4-8 drops in ½ teaspoon of carrier oil for adult topical use. Once you have tried it, you will know if you need to blend more or less. A general guideline for blend rates for children can be found here:
Always test on a nickel sized portion of skin first. Make sure your skin can handle the oil/blend before using.
Diffuse a drop or two to help boost immune system. Massage a drop or two in carrier oil into your chest and shoulders during cold and flu season. During emotional trials, vaporize 1 drop Black Cumin and 4 drops Cardamom.
Combat Infections Bath
• 1 drop Black Cumin
• 2 drops Tea Tree
• 2 drops Lavender
• 1 tablespoon Carrier Oil
• ½ cup Sea Salts
Dissolve all oils into Sea Salts then add to warm/hot bath. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes.
• 2 drops Black Cumin
• 1 drop Rosemary
• 2 drops Melaleuca
• 6 drops Lemon
• 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
• 1 teaspoon FCO
Mix together and massage into chest and throat every night and morning when flu symptoms set in.