7 Proven Black Seed Oil Benefits & Cures

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Of the 630 scientific peer-reviewed articles that have been published about black seed oil benefits, one fact is clear: there are few issues that it cannot help the body overcome. With virtually no side effects, the healing prowess of black seed is actually quite unbelievable and it boggles the mind that most Americans have never heard of it!


Unique Black Seed Oil Benefits

The uniqueness of the seeds from southwest Asia Nigella sativa is first realized by the many names that it is referred to: (1)

  • Black cumin
  • Black caraway
  • Black sesame
  • Onion seed
  • Roman coriander 

“Black seed” is actually more of a description than a proper name, yet is preferred because it helps to distinguish it from caraway and cumin. Many health experts claim that it is, indeed, a true panacea; able to help cure everything from allergies to hypertension. Quite possibly, the most promising research has been done connecting Nigella sativa to multi-drug resistant bacteria. This is a real big deal because these so-called “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health risk. According to the National Institute of Health: (2)

  • Virus Vs Immune SystemStrains of bacteria and viruses that are antimicrobial-resistant are becoming virtually impossible to treat; including HIV, staphylococcal, tuberculosis, influenza, gonorrhea, candida, and malaria.
  • Between 5 – 10% of all hospital patients develop an infection from superbugs.
  • More than 90,000 of these patients die every year, up from 13,300 patient deaths in 1992.
  • People infected with superbugs typically have longer hospital stays, require more complicated treatment and don’t recover as well.

A study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College researchers set out to determine just how potent black seed oil against some of these superbugs and pared it against several antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Gatifloxacin and Tetracycline. According to the study,

“Out of 144 strains tested, most of which were resistant to a number of antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the oil of black cumin!”

Next to oil of oregano, few things on the planet can boast this type of potency to microbes! The study uncovered that it was especially effective against multidrug resistant strains of P. aeruginosa and S. aureus.

The key to understanding why black seed oils benefits the body in this way is because it is rich in 3 key natural chemicals: thymoquinone (TQ), thymohydroquinone (THQ) and thymol.


The Power Behind Black Seed Oil Benefits: PhytochemicalsBlack Cumin With Essential Oil, black seed oil

In an effort to offer a solution to the growing antifungal resistant problem people have with yeasts and molds, a recent study was conducted with the purpose of determining if Nigella sativa seed oil could help. Published in the Egyptian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, scientists tested thymol, TQ and THQ against 30 human pathogens and were surprised to discover that: (3)

  • Each compound showed 100% inhibition for the thirty pathogens evaluated.
  • Thymoquinone was the best antifungal compound against all of the tested dermatophytes and yeasts, followed by thymohydroquinone and thymol.
  • Thymol was the best antifungal against molds followed by TQ and THQ.

What this study tells us is that Nigella sativa oil carries a very unique chemical constituency that is not only effective individually, but more importantly also collectively. Essentially proving that fungus and molds cannot exist in the presence of these phytochemicals, it is no wonder why researchers are seeking to solve the superbug problem with the mighty black seed!

Thymoquinone – An active ingredient in black seed, researchers have been investigating TQ since the 1960s. It is well known for its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that have been reported to help with encephalomyelitis, diabetes, asthma and carcinogenesis. (4) Interestingly, thymoquinone acts as a free radical or an effective superoxide radical scavenger, in addition to preserving antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase and glutathione-S-transferase. Both Glutathione peroxidase and S-transferase are heralded for being major detoxifiers and greatly aid in cellular antioxidant defense systems because they protect the liver from toxins. (4,5)

Thymohydroquinone – A kin to thymoqinone, thymohydroquinone is one of the most potent natural acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors on the planet. (6) AChE inhibitors are chemicals that stop enzyme activity, which increases the amount of time and the amount of the neurotransmitter acetylecholine remains active in the brain. To give you an idea of their usefulness, pharmaceutical-grade acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are used medicinally to treat a wide range of conditions including: (7)Grey Molecules Model

  • Apathy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Glaucoma
  • Dementia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neurodegenerative conditions
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Parkinson’s disease

Considering that the pharmaceutical approach to these diseases comes at a great cost to the patient, it offers much hope to literally millions to learn that safe, plant-based solutions are a viable alternative!

Thymol – The active ingredient that gives thyme essential oil its medicinal properties, thymol is a natural monoterpene that holds a number of useful qualities. For example, (8) (9)

  • It is commonly used as a tuberculocide and virucides to kill TB and various viruses.
  • It is used as a medical and general-purpose disinfectant.
  • It is a rapidly degrading, non-persisting pesticide.
  • It is also used in food flavorings, perfumes, mouthwashes, and even cosmetics.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (9)

Thymol is among those pesticides for which EPA believes a broadly reduced set of generic data requirements is appropriate for reregistration. The Agency, therefore, has waived most generic data requirements for thymol with the exception of studies that are considered essential, including additional information about chemical purity, and product chemistry studies.


Top 7 Black Seed Oil Benefits

Of the many ways that black seed oil benefits the body, the 6 that stick out in the scientific literature its ability to help prevent cancer, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, skin disorders and infections like MRSA.


No More Cancer, Fight against Cancer1. Cancer

Croatian scientists evaluated the antitumor activity of thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone in mice and discovered that the two phytochemicals in black seed oil can resulted in 52% decrease in tumor cells! (10)

Being rich in both chemicals, black seed is unique in that it can help prevent and treat cancer through a variety of mechanisms:

  • Anti-proliferation
  • Apoptosis induction
  • Cell cycle arrest
  • Reactive oxygen species generation
  • Anti-metastasis
  • Anti-angiogenesis

According to one study,

“The anti-tumor effects of thymoquinone have also been investigated in tumor xenograft mice models for colon, prostate, pancreatic and lung cancer. The combination of thymoquinone and conventional chemotherapeutic drugs could produce greater therapeutic effect as well as reduce the toxicity of the latter.” (11)


Human Liver Illustration2. Liver Health

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. Nearly every toxin gets processed through the liver, and the bile from the liver is the key to digesting fats and keeping your mind and body happy and healthy. For those that have struggled with poor liver function due to medication side effects, alcohol consumption, or disease, black seed oil could greatly speed the healing process. In a recent study scientists discovered that black seed oil benefits the function of the liver and helps prevent both damage and disease. (12)


Diabetes Word cloud3. Diabetes

Explained in a recent article published by the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research highlight that black seed oil “causes gradual partial regeneration of pancreatic beta-cells, increases the lowered serum insulin concentrations and decreases the elevated serum glucose.” (13) This is actually quite profound because Nigella sativa is one of the few substances on the planet that is suggested to help prevent both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

In fact, according to the study, black seed “improves glucose tolerance as efficiently as metformin; yet it has not shown significant adverse effects and has very low toxicity!” (13) This is HUGE because metformin, one of the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drugs, can cause a wide slew of side effects including: (14)

  • Bloating
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Gas/Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Headache
  • Nail changes
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomach pain

Losing Weight and inches, Women's Fitness4. Weight Loss

The Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders published a study last June systemically reviewing the literature for plants that have anti-obesity properties and discovered that black seed oil was amongst the most effective natural remedies on the planet. (15)

Not traditionally believed to treat obesity, Nigella sativa is a marvelous anti-inflammatory agent that is known to help people lose weight in the same way that it helps diabetics. Specifically, by decreasing these weight gain triggers, black seed oil has helped millions shed excess weight: (16)

  • Appetite
  • Glucose absorption in the intestine
  • Liver gluconeogenesis
  • Blood glucose levels
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Healthy Long Hair, Brunette Woman5. Hair

Probably one of the most unique black seed oil benefits is its uncanny ability to help restore hair loss. No one quite understands why it happens, but it’s not too hard to guess that it has something to do with its powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. By strengthening hair follicles, there is very good reason to see how black seed oil can help promote strengthened hair roots.


Woman with Healthy Skin6. Skin

Produced in the retina, choroid and epidermis, melanin are pigments that protect the skin from damage. You probably are most family with it being the main chemical responsible for giving our eyes and skin their individual color. Known to promote and inhibit melanogenesis (melanin production), black seed oil benefits on the skin and other cells are profoundly healing. (17, 18)

For example, in a recent study conducted by Iranian researchers, Nigella saliva was found as effective as the  skin cream Betamethasone in improving quality of life and decreasing severity of hand eczema. (19) When you consider that black seed oil has virtually no side effects, the benefits of Nigella, in fact, far exceed medical intervention!


Bacteria, infectons, MRSA 7. Infections (MRSA)

Of all the superbugs that black seed oil can kill, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most important. MRSA is plaguing hospitals and nursing homes across the globe because ordinary staph infections are becoming resistant to generic antibiotics. The elderly population is especially at risk because it is generally associated with invasive procedures such as surgeries, intravenous tubing, and artificial joints. (20) Primarily due to weakened immunity, the growing population of senior citizens has made MRSA a global public health risk.

Thankfully, one of the strongest black seed oil benefits comes to the rescue.  Pakistan scientists took several strains of MRSA and discovered that each one was sensitive to N. Sativa, proving that black seed oil can help slow down or stop MRSA from spreading out of control. (21)


Final Note:

With all of these health benefits, I cannot think of one reason why everyone on the planet shouldn’t have black seed oil in their medicine cabinets!

 

 


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  1. Wendy says:

    What is the best way to use black seed oil? Externally on skin? Internally? How much daily? I use it, but the taste is a bit strong. I have added it to smoothies and have added it to my morning oatmeal.

  2. Gary says:

    How do you use it? Certain amount per day? In food? General maintenance question. Thanks!

  3. Christy says:

    What’s the best way to consume it? What does it taste like?

  4. Helen Smallbone says:

    What an interesting article of an oil I have never heard of before! I am familiar with essential oils and their uses but you do not finish your article with how to use black seed oil? Please enlighten?

  5. Connie says:

    Do you have some recipes using this, Dr. Axe?

  6. Mitzi Kelly says:

    What is the best way to use the black seed oil?

  7. Ilona says:

    DR Axe!Where cabn you buy black seed oil?I live in Canada.
    Thank you in advance!
    Ilona

    • On amazon.com – If you go to the end of the article you will see my link to the brand I use and recommend.

    • Crystal says:

      Hi,

      I also live in Canada, Calgary and picked it up yesterday. I read someone comment that when ordered through amazon customs had opened it, so I was happy to see I could find it here at my local health food store. it was 37.00 for 8.oz but honestly it worked so well, this is definitely an investment.

      I’ve been battling yucky, morphing illness for a couple of weeks now. yesterday my sinus infection had moved to my head and was giving me sharp, quick pain in my head and face, ears hurt, you know how sinus infections go. I decided to go this route, reading so many awesome benefits about the oil. I took it yesterday at about noon, five oclock and before bed. by that time I could already tell it was helping the sinus infection, and today the sinus infection is gone. I still have a cough, but am confident that it will help with that too. I used the brand that Dr. Axe promotes – Amazing Herbs. I am looking forward to using this with my whole family, putting it on my son’s feet before he goes to bed to boost his immunity too. Good luck, I hope you find it close to you.

  8. Nicole Gollaz says:

    where can we find the “black seed oils” In what forms do they come in?

  9. teepsk8 says:

    Should this be used as a daily supplement or in cooking? Or just when sick?

  10. Nathalie says:

    How would you use the seeds themselves?

  11. Cyndy says:

    Intresting article. How do you incorporate this into your daily life?

  12. Lisa says:

    If someone could tell me the best way to take this to mask the taste I’m ready to hear about it! I’ve had it sitting in my refrigerator for a couple of months.

  13. Bonnie says:

    How would the regular person know how and when to use it? Do you incorporate it into our diets? We need advice on whether to use it when sick, or use it every day ? And in what wY?
    Thank you!

  14. Debbie Christensen says:

    How do you use black seed oil? Do you take it internally or use it externally? If internally what is the dosage?

  15. Tracy Trigg says:

    What are your recommended usage for Black seed oil? Liquid, capsules…dosage, etc. I have several conditions that seem would benefit from this such as diabetes and thinning hair, stomach issues, etc.

  16. Maggie says:

    Great article. Im wondering if this would be a better choice then frankincense? Which I read your article on couple of months back. (Especially the cancer aspect). Thank you

  17. Lori says:

    What’s your advice Dr. Axe on how to use this black seed oil for weight loss?

  18. Lauri Bollinger says:

    I have been taking black seed oil for a few months now 1 teaspoon in the morning, and one tsp at night before bed. For general health, and also for various medical reasons. Is it okay to take indefinitely? Also I am wondering, since it is such a powerful antibacterial, is there any evidence that it can upset the gut flora?

  19. Evalyn says:

    Would appreciate info how to use blackseed oil . Also are there any know sensitivities to it. Thank you

  20. Mandi says:

    where can you purchase this and how should you take it

  21. Rhonda says:

    Will it help to apply the oil to external mold problems on the skin?

  22. Debra Wilhelms says:

    Dr Axe – what is the best way to use the black seed! I have black sesame seed oil!
    Cheers
    Debra

  23. Cindy says:

    I am wondering what the therapeutic dosage is for this oil and how to take the liquid form as it has a really strong flavor and it is difficult to mask in foods.

  24. Penny says:

    Thanks for the information, this sounds like an amazing oil. Do I use it topically or ingest it and how much should I use? Thanks in advance.

  25. Andrea says:

    Does the same go for black seeds? I started consuming black seed last month should I be using black seed oil instead? Also does it help for neck arthritis/inflammation? Thanks Dr. Axe!

  26. Payal says:

    If you have any home remidies to reduce bleeding in manustral time or any hormonal control with some organic food/fruits.
    .
    I have 27 yrs old daughter, she always has trouble with her periods-too much bleeding for long time around 7-10 day every month

  27. Chelsea says:

    I have been giving my dog oil of oregano for her recent diagnosed cancer, orally and putting it direct on her bumps. It’s helping significantly. Is this black seed oil safe for dogs to ingest as well? Topically I can see a huge benefit. Also, with the hair health benefit, how do you suggest for use with hair?

  28. Beth says:

    Dr. Axe,
    As an almost 55-year-old woman who struggles with hormonal imbalance and stress, my weight has fluctuated up and down 15 pounds a year. Do you think the black seed oil will help me get this under control? Also, do you have a specific eating regimen in regards to high protein, etc? I do better with a detailed plan.

  29. Bobbi says:

    Is it as beneficial if I buy the seeds at my health food store and throw them in my morning shake? Should I put them through the coffee bean grinder first or just my regular blender with my shake or just buy the oil?

  30. Debra says:

    Is it safe for pets?

  31. Karen says:

    Dr. Axe, I struggle with immune deficiency. Will the black seed oil help me in this area? Thank you for any suggestions.

  32. Iris says:

    This oil tastes so nasty, but it has really helped me with my overactive bladder issues…I take 1 teaspoon daily mixed with water and a little honey.

  33. Lee says:

    Is it good for nerve pain in the foot mainly

  34. Norma says:

    I am already quite skinny and I want to put some weight on, so I will not use it internally. But I am interested for the external use on hair and skin. Do you think it will help to get an even and smoother complexion?

  35. coryann says:

    I wonder if this could help with acne? also for restoring hair loss is it best to take internally or run into scalp

  36. legsdickson says:

    I have been taking two tsp black cumin seed oil with garlic/ginger/lemon tea twice a day along with one tablespoon black cumin seed (freshly ground) with my flaxseed oil/cottage cheese (Budwig protocol) every morning to keep prostate cancer in check. Also, I have tried using black seed oil mixed with raw honey (1 tsp) upon arising every day. I read that the honey gets the cancer cell to open up and then the black seed oil “kills it” – Do you think this is just a “fairy tale” or is this a legitimate protocol?

  37. Bibi Sattaur says:

    I can’t find the link to the black seed oil. can you send it to me

  38. Lourdes P.David says:

    i have pain in my upper bottock right side,do u think taking this oil will relieve this pain?

  39. Alisa says:

    I agree with everyone who mentioned the taste – this stuff is foul! It completely ruined my smoothie…had to pour it down the drain because the oil made it simply unpalatable. I don’t know if trying another brand would be a solution…hate to waste money on more, when the taste will prevent me from using it.

  40. janet says:

    Have you any thoughts on Panaseeda Oil. Because of the processes used in most oils, I don’t know what to take anymore, so I do take whole freeze dried krill – its very pricey though. thank-you, Dr Josh

  41. syed says:

    i have concerned whether we have to eat black seed or use black seed oil ? what is the best out of that?

  42. Phyllis says:

    Are the gel caps as effective as the liquid?

  43. Cathy says:

    It sounds great, but like another response above, I’m concerned about it killing the beneficial bacteria in the gut. Do you find this to be a problem?
    Thanks!

  44. Sarah says:

    Please what do you recommend for endometriosis – my 22 year old daughter suffers from almost constant pain with really bad spells where she has to take morphine to calm the pain. Have tried curcumin but no effect. Any help much appreciated. Thanks

  45. Joy says:

    My problem I have thyroid..Help pls..

  46. marie says:

    How do you use it for hair loss?

  47. John says:

    Dr. Axe,
    How do you develop the patience to answer the same question, over and over, when it is printed in this exact same thread three inches above the person’s question? Bless you.
    :)
    John

  48. Randi says:

    Do you think it could help with Candida

  49. Franny says:

    I’ve been taking black seed itself, not the oil. I bought a large qty from amazon and I am putting it into capsules myself. Will I get the same benefit? I’m taking about 10 capsules per day. Thx

  50. corinne says:

    Dr. Axe,
    I read your wonderful article on the Black Seed Oil and all it’s benefits. One question I have is about its 57% omega 6 content while it has a mere 2% of omega 3. Isn’t omega 6 bad?

    • In high amounts, omega 6 fats are not good but are necessary…your body functions best at a 2:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats

      • Corinne says:

        Dr. Axe, please clarify; the omega 6 content of the black seed oil far exceeds the omega 3 (2% O3 to 57% O6). The omega ratios are not 2:1 at all (not even close).
        How is this still beneficial?

  51. Dee says:

    The benefits of Black seed oil sure sounds impressive. I have Vitiligo (autoimmune) As this oil helps in the production of melanin, I’m trying to figure out if it’s best, personally for me, not to take it. Please advise

  52. Jackie says:

    re Black Seed Oil – wondering what a therapeutic dose would be?

  53. Lorraine says:

    Hi Dr Axe, tnx so much for all the amazing help your site has been to me! I am only 70 but not too old to make many changes.
    I read that this oil is inclined to inhibit 2 enzymes which can affect prescription drugs.
    To be brutally honest here in South Africa I wouldn’t even consider asking a GP about this oil, they all frown on these so called home remedies.
    Is there any way you could perhaps try and help me which meds it would affect, seeing I am on a fair amount of medication. Would love to use it for several health issues that I have.
    Many blessings L.

    Re reading my request, this ol’ lady realises this is a ridiculous request, there must be millions of drugs out there!! Sorry no need to reply.

  54. Karnal Shaharear says:

    How do I eat “Black cumin seed” & how to use the “Black seed oil”?

  55. karen suddaby says:

    my son has autism and has had seizures in the past but not since we have done a GAPS diet but since his last seizure a year ago he has had hair loss would black seed oil be safe to use

  56. Fatima says:

    Salam ( Peace )
    Ask any Muslim about the benefits of this oil.
    The Prophet Muhammed Peace up on him said:
    Black seeds is a cure to EVERY DISEASE except DEATH

    Ibnul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, “The black seed helps against all types of cold ailments… when ground, blended with honey and drunk with some water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate…it increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk if it is drunk for several days… When it is heated with vinegar and placed on the stomach it will eliminate worms. It also clears up, decomposes and relieves cold symptoms when it is ground, placed in a rag and inhaled through the nose on a regular basis until the ailment is cured. Black seed oil… when twenty-five grams of it is drunk with water, it will help against gasping and hard breathing…”[Translated ‘Medicine of the Prophet’ by Ibnul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him)

    I hope I didn’t offend any non muslim. I wish a good Healing and Peace to everyone
    A lot of love and respect to Dr.AXE and his team and all the readers

  57. Kelli says:

    Thanks for the link Dr. Axe. I think the price is actually pretty good. I love Black Seed Oil. I take it regularly as a supplement and also use it in Psoriasis and Eczema cream that I make and also one of my conditioners formulas.
    The taste is very strong but you can work around it in different ways. The numerous benefits it offers makes it well worth it. I really do like the smell though. Very earthy and green in my opinion.
    If anyone wants to use it topically just mix a small amount of the Black Seed oil in with another carrier oil such as Sesame (not toasted), Coconut, Jojoba, Avocado or Castor Seed Oil. I use mostly Sesame and a little Coconut and then just add a small amount of Black Seed and Castor Seed Oil. Castor is very thick and sticky so you don’t want to go overboard on that one but it has amazing benefits for the scalp as well as numerous others. Coconut Oil is very comedogenic (something that causes comedones or blackheads in a relatively short amount of time) so I wouldn’t suggest it for general skin purposes by itself but it is great for hair. It has a high affinity for the proteins in our hair and is absorbed quite easily. You can google Castor or Coconut for hair and you will find some great information on all of the benefits they offer. For facial care and/or people with break-out prone skin I would just use Sesame (again,…..not toasted) and just add a little Black Seed Oil to this. Frankincense Essential Oil and Rose Essential Oil are also great for facial care and you only need a couple drops of these as they are very potent. More is not always better.
    These are just some suggestions for topical use but I really encourage people to google these and check out several reputable sites, not just one. I also strongly suggest doing a patch test of anything you may intend to use on a large area of skin/scalp. Put a little dab on your inner arm by the elbow and wait 30 minutes or so to make sure you don’t have a reaction to it. I put this on every label of every product I make and sell. Anyone can be allergic to something even if it is completely natural or 100% organic.

  58. Sarah says:

    Hello all and Thankyou Dr. Axe,
    1500 years ago, the prophet of Islam, Prophet Mohammed reportedly used 4-5 seeds of the black seed daily with few drops of honey daily first thing in the morning and told the followers that it could cure everything except death itself.
    Isn’t that amazing!

  59. Cindy says:

    I noticed Black seed oil may be used for APATHY. Any other additional suggestions for apathy? I don’t understand why I lack the will to live. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  60. Terry says:

    I’m taking it in gel caps is that just as effective? and is it ok to take with metformin?

  61. Sandra says:

    Dr. Axe,
    Looked on Amazon at the brand you like and would like to get your opinion on the soft gels. Same brand. Would rather take the soft gel but want to do what is the best for health. Thank you for letting us know about this product.
    Sandra

  62. Rita says:

    Could you take capsules since the taste is not too great.

  63. Silvia says:

    I can only get the black seeds here in Ireland – what is the best way to take them. Thank you for a wonderful informative site,

  64. Mythili says:

    We use black sesame seeds in indian cooking.I add these seeds in snacks and chutney powders.We make sweets frying these seeds and mixing with jaggery or brown sugar ..The seeds can be fried with little red chillies and powdered with little jaggery and can be added to rice.Black sesame seeds are available in Indian grocery stores

    • Kelli says:

      Black sesame seeds are fantastic!! They also have some amazing health benefits however, they are not the same thing as Black Cumin Seeds or Black Cumin Seed Oil.

  65. cecile says:

    how do you remove the Phytic Acid from all the seeds
    are they fermented

  66. Sparky says:

    Dr. Axe, thank you so much for the wealth of information – – on literally everything! I just came across your website yesterday and I have already learned so much.

    Thank you! Thank you!

  67. Cathy says:

    Great article and very informative. I am wondering if you know the ratio of Omega 3:6:9 in this oil Dr. Axe? I am thinking it will be high in Omega 3, but do you know for certain? Thanks

  68. Terry A says:

    Their is only cumin, current black seed oil here in Prince Albert, SK at the health food stores. Please advise if these oils are just as good as that Amazing Black Seed Oil if not can you advice me as to where i purchase this. Thanks in advance as I’am looking for a cure for Candida, allergies and a low immune system. Sincerely Terry

  69. Antonia Ross says:

    Dr. Axe,
    My main concern is that the Black Seed oil you recommend (Amazing Herbs) on your info, looks as though it is in a plactic bottle. Their ad stated it is (the bottle) HDPE but what is that? I have tried to contact them however they are very hard to reach. Is there another brand that you would say is just as good or better that bottles in a glass or BPA free bottle. I am so wanting to try the black seed oil for my thyroid and blood sugar problems. Please reply.
    Thank you,
    Antonia

  70. Deb says:

    Hi
    I purchased 2 bottles from the site you recommended. The first day I took it I noticed my breathing was not so labored. I have Asthma and has seem to help a lot. I also have noticed it has helped with some inflammation problems I have also. This is just after a few days of use ! The bottle says 1-2 teaspoons daily. Is it save to take it more than that ? Would it be ok to take it TID ? (three times a day)
    Thanks You. I also want to say I love your Greens also ! Thanks again.

  71. Galina says:

    Could you use this oil in place of your normal cooking oil? Is it sensitive to heat?

  72. friend says:

    Black seed or Black seed OIL really help to recover from HIV and AIDS ?

  73. Deedee says:

    Dr. Axe, I just purchased a bottle of Black Seed Oil and took a tsp. this a.m. Now I keep burping up the oil taste. Any way to rid this? I’ve been reading many of the comments. Would taking it with raw honey help? That is, if you know the answer. Many thanks.

  74. Jo says:

    Love your recipes however, so many call for honey, dates, etc for sweetener. Every alternative cancer advice reads NO sweeteners of any kind including the sweet fruits like dates & raisins. Is there any other sweetener besides stevia that could be used. It is difficult to calculate how much to sub for such as 1/2 cup of honey, also how it affects the cooking & final product of the food. Not so great in taste either. Any suggestion?

  75. John Power says:

    How can friends and relatives get black seed oil to prevent and restore hair loss?

  76. Gloria Maddock says:

    My husband is in 4th stage concur and literally dissipating right before my eyes. He has stomach cancer. I wonder if it isn’t too late to start the black oil spoken about above.

  77. Nikke says:

    Hi Dr. Axe can you please suggest a protocol for using black seed oil ? Thank you !

  78. Stephanie says:

    Dr Axe,
    My husband has Type II Diabetes. He’s on so many medications. One is metformin. He has several of the side affects you describe in your article. We would love to get him off all his meds if possible. Our question is what dosage would he take of the Black Seed Oil. He weighs 230 lbs, 57 yrs old. Our daughter is taking and is having great success. It does taste terrible, but are willing to overlook that. Thanks for all your great info!
    Stephanie

  79. rosemary says:

    how can the black seed be used in the treatment of candidia? can I also mix it with lime and lemon?

  80. Aleatha says:

    Where can I get the right king of stevia? Is that which is in the grocery store the right kind?

  81. Daniel Goodwin says:

    Dear Dr Axe,
    We would like to offer our product for you to review. We at the bleesed seed offer the strongest black seed oil in the world with a content of 2% thymoquinone.You may try the products and are under no obligation to comment on them. Only if you wish.
    We hope to get a positive response.
    Kind regards
    Daniel

  82. Vicki says:

    It says 144 comments – where are the rest of them? I’d like to see if the unanswered questions get/got answered. I looked around but didn’t find any mention of how to get to the rest of them. Thank you!

  83. Keith Wilson says:

    Is there anything wrong with mixing a teaspoon of the black seed oil with a morning protein shake to improve the taste or should it be taken standalone ?

    Thanks

    keith

  84. Melissa Walker says:

    I am intrigued by this website and love that you say Food is Medicine. I enjoyed reading the information on Black Cumin seed oil. I have recently discovered a product that I take daily called Soul. It is made my Rain International. It has black cumin seed, grape Chardonnay seed, black raspberry seed and D-ribose. This product and it’s results are amazing. It is new to the U.S. but fairly popular in Asia. It also tastes delicious.

  85. Sam says:

    Hi Dr Axe, My son is suffering from severa allergies like itchy noise , red eyes and eczema in the ears , private …please I read your article about black seed and how it will work for allergies. So how much I have to give him ? . He is 10 years old . does it have any side effect ? And for how long? Thanks .

  86. Hamzat Abdulrahman says:

    please i want a comprehensive list of diseases and their remedies using black seed oil and the powder

  87. Mary says:

    Is blackseed oil OK to apply on skin or consume if I have hyper pigmentation?

  88. terese says:

    I have diabetes and am having problem with my kidney not that bad I need some that is going to help me

  89. Missy says:

    Thank you for this article! I am intrigued that it can kill MRSA. It is horrible to hear what MRSA does to a persons body. What method are you to take the black seed oil. How much? How Often? And What brand do you recommend?
    Thank you!! :D

  90. Dennis Banda says:

    Thank u so much Doc Josh for the knowledge about Black seed oil, how can i purchase even some of your products?
    I am a complementary & Alternative Medicine Practioner in Zambia.

  91. j says:

    what is better the whole seed or the oil

  92. Iqbal Ghani says:

    I am a diabetic patient. Can I take black seeds on regular basis to cure from diabetic.

  93. Roberto Carrillo says:

    Yes Dr Axe, Black seed is an amazing food. I am a vietnam vet and 14 months ago I was with chronic left shoulder pain waking me up from sleep. I do not do pain killers because they are addictive and to many people are dying. I went online an found out about this seed extract formula made with Black Seed and other seeds. I placed my order and started on this seed extract formula and in 3 to 5 days I was pain free. I also had an inflamed prostate and weak bladder having to pee all night long. After 30 days on SOUL I no longer have this problem. I was also burning food in my kitchen. I was becoming very forgetful and would forget that I had the stove on. I don’t have this problem anymore either. So yes, I have been back to cooking for months now. This product had been a life savor for me. Most people have never heard of Dr Leonard a pediatrics oncologist that for 20 years he researched many seeds to create a seed extract formula to help children rebuild their immune systems after chemo and radiation. His choice for the formula was Black Seed, Black Raspberry seed, and Grape Seed. Then they added Dribose and what we now have is a very powerful seed extract that is 281 times stronger than aspirin for pain and inflammation. To learn more about this formula google (seed nutrition recover health now ) then help us get the word out.

    • Mike says:

      Roberto mentions 30 days on SOUL..I am lost as to what it stands for..My significant other has been suffering from Liver damage and recently has had dry heaves and always tired even shortly after she wakes..Her plates sorry not spelled correctly are at 40 count and we’ve been in and out of Hospital this past weekend they also think she may be bleeding internally.. I was with a friend today that is an herbalist and said try Black Seed Oil..I’ve been looking and reading about things on the computer and came across this article..Thank You for your Valuable Time…

  94. Terri says:

    I’ve read that the proper proportion of Omega 6 to Omega 3 should be 3 : 1 yet black seed oil is overwhelmingly Omega 6 with a small proportion of Omega 3. Isn’t that imbalance more likely to cause the inflammation in the body that it is touted to remedy?

    • Black seeds benefits don’t come from the omega ratio but rather other amino acids and antioxidants. If the rest of the diet is healthy it shouldn’t be an issue

  95. Terri says:

    Isn’t the Omega 6 to Omega 3 out of balance with these capsules? I’ve read that the ratio should be 3 : 1.

  96. Donna Reynolds says:

    Is it ok to add the black seed oil to your detox drink recipe?

  97. Pete says:

    You should try Black Cumin Seed Extract by Keter Wellness. The problem many people have with taking black seed oil is the taste, even in the oil capsules. The extract capsules provide a strong form of the Black seed without the nasty taste.
    I agree that EVERYONE should be taking black seed, everyday. I did read that it may not be the best for pregnancy though, so my wife is currently not taking it, but I am!

  98. Maruita Kupoluyi says:

    I have never heard of Black Seed Oil until a few hours ago. I decided to research the information on the internet. I wonder if this precious oil will help with my chronic stuffiness. Sometimes I struggle to be able to breathe. I am desperate for help; the nasal sprays are ineffective.
    Thank you for the information provided.

  99. Nike says:

    I got some black seed oil capsules in Turkey out of curiosity. How do I use it. Do I have to open the capsules or just swallow it with some liquid.

  100. jyoti says:

    I want to lose weight with black seeds pls recommend me how to use it ?? n also in how much quantity ? should I use black seed oil or seeds ?? I am eagerly waiting for ur reply . can u also tell me that in how much of time the result starts showing.

    Thanx

  101. Katie says:

    What processing goes into making this supplement? Is there a superior form to get this supplement in? Like cold pressed? Or organic, etc..?

  102. Helen J says:

    Does black seed oil intafer with the female hormones and is it safe to take after removing my thyroid .

  103. Jabzin says:

    I’m confused.My dr told me that the cold-pressed oil does not have the medicinal ingredients required for hiv that the Essential oil of Black seed has.
    I don’t understand what it means?
    What kind of oil must I take?
    Here in South Africa,the brand I would trust is Viridian since we don”t have any of those great brands in the UR.
    Is that a goog brand?

  104. Thomas says:

    I have pancreatic (mild) and just diagnosed diabetes A1c 6.6 can I take this black seed oil please email me thank you

  105. mercy joeph says:

    there is no idea of dosage for each ailment where can i get it for hyper tension , diabetes obesity ect also how to use

  106. Amos Kofi Forson says:

    Can black seed/oil when used gain my sight? Please l need urgent response. thanks

  107. Aisha McCain says:

    what can I take for black mold. I need to help my breathing. ???

  1. Wendy says:

    What is the best way to use black seed oil? Externally on skin? Internally? How much daily? I use it, but the taste is a bit strong. I have added it to smoothies and have added it to my morning oatmeal.

  2. Gary says:

    How do you use it? Certain amount per day? In food? General maintenance question. Thanks!

  3. Christy says:

    What’s the best way to consume it? What does it taste like?

  4. Helen Smallbone says:

    What an interesting article of an oil I have never heard of before! I am familiar with essential oils and their uses but you do not finish your article with how to use black seed oil? Please enlighten?

  5. Connie says:

    Do you have some recipes using this, Dr. Axe?

  6. Mitzi Kelly says:

    What is the best way to use the black seed oil?

  7. Ilona says:

    DR Axe!Where cabn you buy black seed oil?I live in Canada.
    Thank you in advance!
    Ilona

    • On amazon.com – If you go to the end of the article you will see my link to the brand I use and recommend.

    • Crystal says:

      Hi,

      I also live in Canada, Calgary and picked it up yesterday. I read someone comment that when ordered through amazon customs had opened it, so I was happy to see I could find it here at my local health food store. it was 37.00 for 8.oz but honestly it worked so well, this is definitely an investment.

      I’ve been battling yucky, morphing illness for a couple of weeks now. yesterday my sinus infection had moved to my head and was giving me sharp, quick pain in my head and face, ears hurt, you know how sinus infections go. I decided to go this route, reading so many awesome benefits about the oil. I took it yesterday at about noon, five oclock and before bed. by that time I could already tell it was helping the sinus infection, and today the sinus infection is gone. I still have a cough, but am confident that it will help with that too. I used the brand that Dr. Axe promotes – Amazing Herbs. I am looking forward to using this with my whole family, putting it on my son’s feet before he goes to bed to boost his immunity too. Good luck, I hope you find it close to you.

  8. Nicole Gollaz says:

    where can we find the “black seed oils” In what forms do they come in?

  9. teepsk8 says:

    Should this be used as a daily supplement or in cooking? Or just when sick?

  10. Nathalie says:

    How would you use the seeds themselves?

  11. Cyndy says:

    Intresting article. How do you incorporate this into your daily life?

  12. Lisa says:

    If someone could tell me the best way to take this to mask the taste I’m ready to hear about it! I’ve had it sitting in my refrigerator for a couple of months.

  13. Bonnie says:

    How would the regular person know how and when to use it? Do you incorporate it into our diets? We need advice on whether to use it when sick, or use it every day ? And in what wY?
    Thank you!

  14. Debbie Christensen says:

    How do you use black seed oil? Do you take it internally or use it externally? If internally what is the dosage?

  15. Tracy Trigg says:

    What are your recommended usage for Black seed oil? Liquid, capsules…dosage, etc. I have several conditions that seem would benefit from this such as diabetes and thinning hair, stomach issues, etc.

  16. Maggie says:

    Great article. Im wondering if this would be a better choice then frankincense? Which I read your article on couple of months back. (Especially the cancer aspect). Thank you

  17. Lori says:

    What’s your advice Dr. Axe on how to use this black seed oil for weight loss?

  18. Lauri Bollinger says:

    I have been taking black seed oil for a few months now 1 teaspoon in the morning, and one tsp at night before bed. For general health, and also for various medical reasons. Is it okay to take indefinitely? Also I am wondering, since it is such a powerful antibacterial, is there any evidence that it can upset the gut flora?

  19. Evalyn says:

    Would appreciate info how to use blackseed oil . Also are there any know sensitivities to it. Thank you

  20. Mandi says:

    where can you purchase this and how should you take it

  21. Rhonda says:

    Will it help to apply the oil to external mold problems on the skin?

  22. Debra Wilhelms says:

    Dr Axe – what is the best way to use the black seed! I have black sesame seed oil!
    Cheers
    Debra

  23. Cindy says:

    I am wondering what the therapeutic dosage is for this oil and how to take the liquid form as it has a really strong flavor and it is difficult to mask in foods.

  24. Penny says:

    Thanks for the information, this sounds like an amazing oil. Do I use it topically or ingest it and how much should I use? Thanks in advance.

  25. Andrea says:

    Does the same go for black seeds? I started consuming black seed last month should I be using black seed oil instead? Also does it help for neck arthritis/inflammation? Thanks Dr. Axe!

  26. Payal says:

    If you have any home remidies to reduce bleeding in manustral time or any hormonal control with some organic food/fruits.
    .
    I have 27 yrs old daughter, she always has trouble with her periods-too much bleeding for long time around 7-10 day every month

  27. Chelsea says:

    I have been giving my dog oil of oregano for her recent diagnosed cancer, orally and putting it direct on her bumps. It’s helping significantly. Is this black seed oil safe for dogs to ingest as well? Topically I can see a huge benefit. Also, with the hair health benefit, how do you suggest for use with hair?

  28. Beth says:

    Dr. Axe,
    As an almost 55-year-old woman who struggles with hormonal imbalance and stress, my weight has fluctuated up and down 15 pounds a year. Do you think the black seed oil will help me get this under control? Also, do you have a specific eating regimen in regards to high protein, etc? I do better with a detailed plan.

  29. Bobbi says:

    Is it as beneficial if I buy the seeds at my health food store and throw them in my morning shake? Should I put them through the coffee bean grinder first or just my regular blender with my shake or just buy the oil?

  30. Debra says:

    Is it safe for pets?

  31. Karen says:

    Dr. Axe, I struggle with immune deficiency. Will the black seed oil help me in this area? Thank you for any suggestions.

  32. Iris says:

    This oil tastes so nasty, but it has really helped me with my overactive bladder issues…I take 1 teaspoon daily mixed with water and a little honey.

  33. Lee says:

    Is it good for nerve pain in the foot mainly

  34. Norma says:

    I am already quite skinny and I want to put some weight on, so I will not use it internally. But I am interested for the external use on hair and skin. Do you think it will help to get an even and smoother complexion?

  35. coryann says:

    I wonder if this could help with acne? also for restoring hair loss is it best to take internally or run into scalp

  36. legsdickson says:

    I have been taking two tsp black cumin seed oil with garlic/ginger/lemon tea twice a day along with one tablespoon black cumin seed (freshly ground) with my flaxseed oil/cottage cheese (Budwig protocol) every morning to keep prostate cancer in check. Also, I have tried using black seed oil mixed with raw honey (1 tsp) upon arising every day. I read that the honey gets the cancer cell to open up and then the black seed oil “kills it” – Do you think this is just a “fairy tale” or is this a legitimate protocol?

  37. Bibi Sattaur says:

    I can’t find the link to the black seed oil. can you send it to me

  38. Lourdes P.David says:

    i have pain in my upper bottock right side,do u think taking this oil will relieve this pain?

  39. Alisa says:

    I agree with everyone who mentioned the taste – this stuff is foul! It completely ruined my smoothie…had to pour it down the drain because the oil made it simply unpalatable. I don’t know if trying another brand would be a solution…hate to waste money on more, when the taste will prevent me from using it.

  40. janet says:

    Have you any thoughts on Panaseeda Oil. Because of the processes used in most oils, I don’t know what to take anymore, so I do take whole freeze dried krill – its very pricey though. thank-you, Dr Josh

  41. syed says:

    i have concerned whether we have to eat black seed or use black seed oil ? what is the best out of that?

  42. Phyllis says:

    Are the gel caps as effective as the liquid?

  43. Cathy says:

    It sounds great, but like another response above, I’m concerned about it killing the beneficial bacteria in the gut. Do you find this to be a problem?
    Thanks!

  44. Sarah says:

    Please what do you recommend for endometriosis – my 22 year old daughter suffers from almost constant pain with really bad spells where she has to take morphine to calm the pain. Have tried curcumin but no effect. Any help much appreciated. Thanks

  45. Joy says:

    My problem I have thyroid..Help pls..

  46. marie says:

    How do you use it for hair loss?

  47. John says:

    Dr. Axe,
    How do you develop the patience to answer the same question, over and over, when it is printed in this exact same thread three inches above the person’s question? Bless you.
    :)
    John

  48. Randi says:

    Do you think it could help with Candida

  49. Franny says:

    I’ve been taking black seed itself, not the oil. I bought a large qty from amazon and I am putting it into capsules myself. Will I get the same benefit? I’m taking about 10 capsules per day. Thx

  50. corinne says:

    Dr. Axe,
    I read your wonderful article on the Black Seed Oil and all it’s benefits. One question I have is about its 57% omega 6 content while it has a mere 2% of omega 3. Isn’t omega 6 bad?

    • In high amounts, omega 6 fats are not good but are necessary…your body functions best at a 2:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats

      • Corinne says:

        Dr. Axe, please clarify; the omega 6 content of the black seed oil far exceeds the omega 3 (2% O3 to 57% O6). The omega ratios are not 2:1 at all (not even close).
        How is this still beneficial?

  51. Dee says:

    The benefits of Black seed oil sure sounds impressive. I have Vitiligo (autoimmune) As this oil helps in the production of melanin, I’m trying to figure out if it’s best, personally for me, not to take it. Please advise

  52. Jackie says:

    re Black Seed Oil – wondering what a therapeutic dose would be?

  53. Lorraine says:

    Hi Dr Axe, tnx so much for all the amazing help your site has been to me! I am only 70 but not too old to make many changes.
    I read that this oil is inclined to inhibit 2 enzymes which can affect prescription drugs.
    To be brutally honest here in South Africa I wouldn’t even consider asking a GP about this oil, they all frown on these so called home remedies.
    Is there any way you could perhaps try and help me which meds it would affect, seeing I am on a fair amount of medication. Would love to use it for several health issues that I have.
    Many blessings L.

    Re reading my request, this ol’ lady realises this is a ridiculous request, there must be millions of drugs out there!! Sorry no need to reply.

  54. Karnal Shaharear says:

    How do I eat “Black cumin seed” & how to use the “Black seed oil”?

  55. karen suddaby says:

    my son has autism and has had seizures in the past but not since we have done a GAPS diet but since his last seizure a year ago he has had hair loss would black seed oil be safe to use

  56. Fatima says:

    Salam ( Peace )
    Ask any Muslim about the benefits of this oil.
    The Prophet Muhammed Peace up on him said:
    Black seeds is a cure to EVERY DISEASE except DEATH

    Ibnul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, “The black seed helps against all types of cold ailments… when ground, blended with honey and drunk with some water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate…it increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk if it is drunk for several days… When it is heated with vinegar and placed on the stomach it will eliminate worms. It also clears up, decomposes and relieves cold symptoms when it is ground, placed in a rag and inhaled through the nose on a regular basis until the ailment is cured. Black seed oil… when twenty-five grams of it is drunk with water, it will help against gasping and hard breathing…”[Translated ‘Medicine of the Prophet’ by Ibnul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him)

    I hope I didn’t offend any non muslim. I wish a good Healing and Peace to everyone
    A lot of love and respect to Dr.AXE and his team and all the readers

  57. Kelli says:

    Thanks for the link Dr. Axe. I think the price is actually pretty good. I love Black Seed Oil. I take it regularly as a supplement and also use it in Psoriasis and Eczema cream that I make and also one of my conditioners formulas.
    The taste is very strong but you can work around it in different ways. The numerous benefits it offers makes it well worth it. I really do like the smell though. Very earthy and green in my opinion.
    If anyone wants to use it topically just mix a small amount of the Black Seed oil in with another carrier oil such as Sesame (not toasted), Coconut, Jojoba, Avocado or Castor Seed Oil. I use mostly Sesame and a little Coconut and then just add a small amount of Black Seed and Castor Seed Oil. Castor is very thick and sticky so you don’t want to go overboard on that one but it has amazing benefits for the scalp as well as numerous others. Coconut Oil is very comedogenic (something that causes comedones or blackheads in a relatively short amount of time) so I wouldn’t suggest it for general skin purposes by itself but it is great for hair. It has a high affinity for the proteins in our hair and is absorbed quite easily. You can google Castor or Coconut for hair and you will find some great information on all of the benefits they offer. For facial care and/or people with break-out prone skin I would just use Sesame (again,…..not toasted) and just add a little Black Seed Oil to this. Frankincense Essential Oil and Rose Essential Oil are also great for facial care and you only need a couple drops of these as they are very potent. More is not always better.
    These are just some suggestions for topical use but I really encourage people to google these and check out several reputable sites, not just one. I also strongly suggest doing a patch test of anything you may intend to use on a large area of skin/scalp. Put a little dab on your inner arm by the elbow and wait 30 minutes or so to make sure you don’t have a reaction to it. I put this on every label of every product I make and sell. Anyone can be allergic to something even if it is completely natural or 100% organic.

  58. Sarah says:

    Hello all and Thankyou Dr. Axe,
    1500 years ago, the prophet of Islam, Prophet Mohammed reportedly used 4-5 seeds of the black seed daily with few drops of honey daily first thing in the morning and told the followers that it could cure everything except death itself.
    Isn’t that amazing!

  59. Cindy says:

    I noticed Black seed oil may be used for APATHY. Any other additional suggestions for apathy? I don’t understand why I lack the will to live. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  60. Terry says:

    I’m taking it in gel caps is that just as effective? and is it ok to take with metformin?

  61. Sandra says:

    Dr. Axe,
    Looked on Amazon at the brand you like and would like to get your opinion on the soft gels. Same brand. Would rather take the soft gel but want to do what is the best for health. Thank you for letting us know about this product.
    Sandra

  62. Rita says:

    Could you take capsules since the taste is not too great.

  63. Silvia says:

    I can only get the black seeds here in Ireland – what is the best way to take them. Thank you for a wonderful informative site,

  64. Mythili says:

    We use black sesame seeds in indian cooking.I add these seeds in snacks and chutney powders.We make sweets frying these seeds and mixing with jaggery or brown sugar ..The seeds can be fried with little red chillies and powdered with little jaggery and can be added to rice.Black sesame seeds are available in Indian grocery stores

    • Kelli says:

      Black sesame seeds are fantastic!! They also have some amazing health benefits however, they are not the same thing as Black Cumin Seeds or Black Cumin Seed Oil.

  65. cecile says:

    how do you remove the Phytic Acid from all the seeds
    are they fermented

  66. Sparky says:

    Dr. Axe, thank you so much for the wealth of information – – on literally everything! I just came across your website yesterday and I have already learned so much.

    Thank you! Thank you!

  67. Cathy says:

    Great article and very informative. I am wondering if you know the ratio of Omega 3:6:9 in this oil Dr. Axe? I am thinking it will be high in Omega 3, but do you know for certain? Thanks

  68. Terry A says:

    Their is only cumin, current black seed oil here in Prince Albert, SK at the health food stores. Please advise if these oils are just as good as that Amazing Black Seed Oil if not can you advice me as to where i purchase this. Thanks in advance as I’am looking for a cure for Candida, allergies and a low immune system. Sincerely Terry

  69. Antonia Ross says:

    Dr. Axe,
    My main concern is that the Black Seed oil you recommend (Amazing Herbs) on your info, looks as though it is in a plactic bottle. Their ad stated it is (the bottle) HDPE but what is that? I have tried to contact them however they are very hard to reach. Is there another brand that you would say is just as good or better that bottles in a glass or BPA free bottle. I am so wanting to try the black seed oil for my thyroid and blood sugar problems. Please reply.
    Thank you,
    Antonia

  70. Deb says:

    Hi
    I purchased 2 bottles from the site you recommended. The first day I took it I noticed my breathing was not so labored. I have Asthma and has seem to help a lot. I also have noticed it has helped with some inflammation problems I have also. This is just after a few days of use ! The bottle says 1-2 teaspoons daily. Is it save to take it more than that ? Would it be ok to take it TID ? (three times a day)
    Thanks You. I also want to say I love your Greens also ! Thanks again.

  71. Galina says:

    Could you use this oil in place of your normal cooking oil? Is it sensitive to heat?

  72. friend says:

    Black seed or Black seed OIL really help to recover from HIV and AIDS ?

  73. Deedee says:

    Dr. Axe, I just purchased a bottle of Black Seed Oil and took a tsp. this a.m. Now I keep burping up the oil taste. Any way to rid this? I’ve been reading many of the comments. Would taking it with raw honey help? That is, if you know the answer. Many thanks.

  74. Jo says:

    Love your recipes however, so many call for honey, dates, etc for sweetener. Every alternative cancer advice reads NO sweeteners of any kind including the sweet fruits like dates & raisins. Is there any other sweetener besides stevia that could be used. It is difficult to calculate how much to sub for such as 1/2 cup of honey, also how it affects the cooking & final product of the food. Not so great in taste either. Any suggestion?

  75. John Power says:

    How can friends and relatives get black seed oil to prevent and restore hair loss?

  76. Gloria Maddock says:

    My husband is in 4th stage concur and literally dissipating right before my eyes. He has stomach cancer. I wonder if it isn’t too late to start the black oil spoken about above.

  77. Nikke says:

    Hi Dr. Axe can you please suggest a protocol for using black seed oil ? Thank you !

  78. Stephanie says:

    Dr Axe,
    My husband has Type II Diabetes. He’s on so many medications. One is metformin. He has several of the side affects you describe in your article. We would love to get him off all his meds if possible. Our question is what dosage would he take of the Black Seed Oil. He weighs 230 lbs, 57 yrs old. Our daughter is taking and is having great success. It does taste terrible, but are willing to overlook that. Thanks for all your great info!
    Stephanie

  79. rosemary says:

    how can the black seed be used in the treatment of candidia? can I also mix it with lime and lemon?

  80. Aleatha says:

    Where can I get the right king of stevia? Is that which is in the grocery store the right kind?

  81. Daniel Goodwin says:

    Dear Dr Axe,
    We would like to offer our product for you to review. We at the bleesed seed offer the strongest black seed oil in the world with a content of 2% thymoquinone.You may try the products and are under no obligation to comment on them. Only if you wish.
    We hope to get a positive response.
    Kind regards
    Daniel

  82. Vicki says:

    It says 144 comments – where are the rest of them? I’d like to see if the unanswered questions get/got answered. I looked around but didn’t find any mention of how to get to the rest of them. Thank you!

  83. Keith Wilson says:

    Is there anything wrong with mixing a teaspoon of the black seed oil with a morning protein shake to improve the taste or should it be taken standalone ?

    Thanks

    keith

  84. Melissa Walker says:

    I am intrigued by this website and love that you say Food is Medicine. I enjoyed reading the information on Black Cumin seed oil. I have recently discovered a product that I take daily called Soul. It is made my Rain International. It has black cumin seed, grape Chardonnay seed, black raspberry seed and D-ribose. This product and it’s results are amazing. It is new to the U.S. but fairly popular in Asia. It also tastes delicious.

  85. Sam says:

    Hi Dr Axe, My son is suffering from severa allergies like itchy noise , red eyes and eczema in the ears , private …please I read your article about black seed and how it will work for allergies. So how much I have to give him ? . He is 10 years old . does it have any side effect ? And for how long? Thanks .

  86. Hamzat Abdulrahman says:

    please i want a comprehensive list of diseases and their remedies using black seed oil and the powder

  87. Mary says:

    Is blackseed oil OK to apply on skin or consume if I have hyper pigmentation?

  88. terese says:

    I have diabetes and am having problem with my kidney not that bad I need some that is going to help me

  89. Missy says:

    Thank you for this article! I am intrigued that it can kill MRSA. It is horrible to hear what MRSA does to a persons body. What method are you to take the black seed oil. How much? How Often? And What brand do you recommend?
    Thank you!! :D

  90. Dennis Banda says:

    Thank u so much Doc Josh for the knowledge about Black seed oil, how can i purchase even some of your products?
    I am a complementary & Alternative Medicine Practioner in Zambia.

  91. j says:

    what is better the whole seed or the oil

  92. Iqbal Ghani says:

    I am a diabetic patient. Can I take black seeds on regular basis to cure from diabetic.

  93. Roberto Carrillo says:

    Yes Dr Axe, Black seed is an amazing food. I am a vietnam vet and 14 months ago I was with chronic left shoulder pain waking me up from sleep. I do not do pain killers because they are addictive and to many people are dying. I went online an found out about this seed extract formula made with Black Seed and other seeds. I placed my order and started on this seed extract formula and in 3 to 5 days I was pain free. I also had an inflamed prostate and weak bladder having to pee all night long. After 30 days on SOUL I no longer have this problem. I was also burning food in my kitchen. I was becoming very forgetful and would forget that I had the stove on. I don’t have this problem anymore either. So yes, I have been back to cooking for months now. This product had been a life savor for me. Most people have never heard of Dr Leonard a pediatrics oncologist that for 20 years he researched many seeds to create a seed extract formula to help children rebuild their immune systems after chemo and radiation. His choice for the formula was Black Seed, Black Raspberry seed, and Grape Seed. Then they added Dribose and what we now have is a very powerful seed extract that is 281 times stronger than aspirin for pain and inflammation. To learn more about this formula google (seed nutrition recover health now ) then help us get the word out.

    • Mike says:

      Roberto mentions 30 days on SOUL..I am lost as to what it stands for..My significant other has been suffering from Liver damage and recently has had dry heaves and always tired even shortly after she wakes..Her plates sorry not spelled correctly are at 40 count and we’ve been in and out of Hospital this past weekend they also think she may be bleeding internally.. I was with a friend today that is an herbalist and said try Black Seed Oil..I’ve been looking and reading about things on the computer and came across this article..Thank You for your Valuable Time…

  94. Terri says:

    I’ve read that the proper proportion of Omega 6 to Omega 3 should be 3 : 1 yet black seed oil is overwhelmingly Omega 6 with a small proportion of Omega 3. Isn’t that imbalance more likely to cause the inflammation in the body that it is touted to remedy?

    • Black seeds benefits don’t come from the omega ratio but rather other amino acids and antioxidants. If the rest of the diet is healthy it shouldn’t be an issue

  95. Terri says:

    Isn’t the Omega 6 to Omega 3 out of balance with these capsules? I’ve read that the ratio should be 3 : 1.

  96. Donna Reynolds says:

    Is it ok to add the black seed oil to your detox drink recipe?

  97. Pete says:

    You should try Black Cumin Seed Extract by Keter Wellness. The problem many people have with taking black seed oil is the taste, even in the oil capsules. The extract capsules provide a strong form of the Black seed without the nasty taste.
    I agree that EVERYONE should be taking black seed, everyday. I did read that it may not be the best for pregnancy though, so my wife is currently not taking it, but I am!

  98. Maruita Kupoluyi says:

    I have never heard of Black Seed Oil until a few hours ago. I decided to research the information on the internet. I wonder if this precious oil will help with my chronic stuffiness. Sometimes I struggle to be able to breathe. I am desperate for help; the nasal sprays are ineffective.
    Thank you for the information provided.

  99. Nike says:

    I got some black seed oil capsules in Turkey out of curiosity. How do I use it. Do I have to open the capsules or just swallow it with some liquid.

  100. jyoti says:

    I want to lose weight with black seeds pls recommend me how to use it ?? n also in how much quantity ? should I use black seed oil or seeds ?? I am eagerly waiting for ur reply . can u also tell me that in how much of time the result starts showing.

    Thanx

  101. Katie says:

    What processing goes into making this supplement? Is there a superior form to get this supplement in? Like cold pressed? Or organic, etc..?

  102. Helen J says:

    Does black seed oil intafer with the female hormones and is it safe to take after removing my thyroid .

  103. Jabzin says:

    I’m confused.My dr told me that the cold-pressed oil does not have the medicinal ingredients required for hiv that the Essential oil of Black seed has.
    I don’t understand what it means?
    What kind of oil must I take?
    Here in South Africa,the brand I would trust is Viridian since we don”t have any of those great brands in the UR.
    Is that a goog brand?

  104. Thomas says:

    I have pancreatic (mild) and just diagnosed diabetes A1c 6.6 can I take this black seed oil please email me thank you

  105. mercy joeph says:

    there is no idea of dosage for each ailment where can i get it for hyper tension , diabetes obesity ect also how to use

  106. Amos Kofi Forson says:

    Can black seed/oil when used gain my sight? Please l need urgent response. thanks

  107. Aisha McCain says:

    what can I take for black mold. I need to help my breathing. ???