10 Black Seed Extract Capsule Benefits
Black seed Extract Capsule, also known as black cumin oil, has a long history of many uses.
Described in an ancient text as “a cure for every disease except death,” black seed Extract Capsule, also called black cumin Extract Capsule, has a long history of many uses. The seeds are a traditional Middle Eastern spice used in pastries, dairy products, salads, and other foods. And for thousands of years, the oil has been applied topically and taken internally for virtually any ailment, from bruises, bad hair, colds, and snake bites to headaches, indigestion, and a variety of skin conditions, including leprosy.
Since 1965, nearly a thousand scientific articles have been published on Nigella sativa, the Latin name for black seed, documenting anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, and immune-enhancing properties. In the past few years, human studies have pinpointed some specific benefits.
Here are 10 Benefits of Black Seed Extract Capsule
1. Fighting Bacterial Infections
Black seed Capsule has an unusual ability to fight bacterial infections, even drug-resistant ones such as MRSA. “Certainly not all Extract Capsule or supplements are going to have that kind of antimicrobial benefit,” says Trevor Cates, ND, author of Clean Skin from Within. “We’re always trying to look at ways that we can reduce the use of antibiotics and just use them when they’re specifically indicated,” she says. “And a lot of times we can get by using natural things that have antimicrobial benefits.”
2. Reducing Scars
To prevent scarring from a minor cut, Cates recommends applying black seed Extract Capsule topically once the cut has started to heal. “It’s not something you would put on when you have an open wound, but once it starts to heal, to make sure it heals properly,” she says.
3. Relieving Allergies
In studies of 152 people suffering from various allergies, black seed Extract Capsule relieved both respiratory symptoms and eczema. Effective doses ranged from 1/2 Extract Capsule per pound of body weight per day.
4. Enhancing Weight Loss
A study of 90 obese women found that adding black seed Extract Capsule to a low-calorie diet produced more weight loss than the diet alone. And a study of 250 men found that black seed Extract Capsule by itself, or in combination with turmeric, produced some weight loss and reduced risk factors for diabetes.
5. Relieving Breast Pain
Cyclic mastalgia—breast pain that may be a symptom of PMS—can be relieved with the topical use of black seed Extract Capsule, according to a study of 52 women. The Extract Capsule, applied to painful areas twice a day, was as effective as diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug.
6. Reducing Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Taking 500 mg of black seed Extract Capsule in capsules, twice per day, reduced swollen joints and morning stiffness in a study of 40 women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The disease is an autoimmune reaction, and the Extract Capsule helps modulate the immune system.
Taking 500 mg of black seed Extract Capsule twice per day can relieve joint pain and morning stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
7. Relieving Indigestion and Heartburn
Black seed Extract Capsule can relieve dyspepsia, a combination of symptoms that can include indigestion and/or heartburn. A study of 70 people suffering from the condition found that 5 milliliters of the Extract Capsule daily brought relief and reduced infection from H. pylori, a bacterium that can lead to ulcers.
8. Improving Memory
A study of 20 healthy volunteers found that taking black seed oil daily improved memory and attention. The dose was 500 mg, twice daily. Researchers concluded that it should be studied for its potential to prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
9. Enhancing Men’s Fertility
Black seed Extract Capsule is a traditional treatment for male infertility and a study found that it is, indeed, effective. In a group of 64 men with fertility problems, the oil significantly improved sperm count and other fertility markers.
10. Lowering Cholesterol
Black seed Extract Capsule lowered cholesterol in a study of 88 adults with levels above 500 mg/dl, with total cholesterol dropping by an average of 4.78 percent, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by 7.6 percent, and triglycerides by 16.65 percent.