Hundreds of scientific peer-reviewed articles have been published about a unique oil that comes from the tiny black seeds of the (Nigella sativa) plant.
If you’ve never heard of black seed oil, you’re not alone. It’s been a secret of distant lands for a long time.
Nigella sativa seeds come from a flowering annual plant of the same name. Also known as Black Cumin, Fennel Flower, Nutmeg Flower, Roman Coriander and Love-in-a-Mist, its name has been translated into nearly two dozen languages.
Even though it contains a multitude of active compounds including alkaloids, saponins, sterols, B vitamins, minerals and omega-3 and omega-6 fats, researchers have been able to isolate the various active compounds that make up black seed oil and believe its major actions come from three naturally occurring phytochemicals:
- Thymoquinone (TQ) – This acts as a scavenger for both free radicals and superoxide radicals.
- Thymohydroquinone (THQ) – THQ is a potent acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor that supports the activity of neurotransmitter acetylcholine for brain vitality.
- Thymol – This is the active ingredient in thyme essential oil shown to potentially enhance your respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Triple-Action Super Ingredients Work Together for Unbelievable Health Benefits
Studies show how each of these three active ingredients (TQ, THQ and Thymol) are effective by themselves. However, they appear to work even better when combined with one another as they are naturally found in black seed oil.
Years of extensive research on these compounds have yielded an astounding array of benefits, including how they potentially support:
- Metabolic health – Studies show TQ may support normal glucose tolerance, intestinal glucose absorption, and help to maintain blood glucose levels already in the normal range.
- Cellular health and an already normal inflammatory response – TQ has been shown in multiple studies to affect the expression of cytokines and to promote an already normal inflammatory response.
- Liver health – Your liver works hard to protect your body from toxins and heavy metals like lead and mercury. In the process, these substances can harm your liver enzymes and damage your liver. A study showed Thymoquinone, may have positive effects on liver health.
- Respiratory health – Studies have shown how TQ and THQ can have positive effects on respiratory and sinus health.
- Digestive health – TQ has been found to have a gastroprotective effect in a study by supporting a healthy inflammatory response and helping to protect your stomach lining from insults. TQ also promotes nitric oxide production which supports mitochondrial health, as well as endothelial function and heart health by dilating your blood vessels.
- Brain health and cognitive function – A study on mice demonstrated potential neuro-protective effects of Thymol on cognitive function.
- Hormonal and reproductive organ health – A systematic review of research done during a 14-year span shows that the antioxidant properties of TQ support male fertility by helping to protect against free radical and DNA damage.
Unfortunately, not all black seed oils are created equal, and some should even be avoided altogether.
Taking Organic to the Next Level
There are many organic black seed oil options available in the marketplace today, but now that my team has uncovered a phenomenal Biodynamic source, I wanted to provide a black seed oil at an even higher quality level than organic.
While Certified Organic is a high-quality standard that helps you avoid harmful synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and GMOs, your food may still lack important nutrients if the soil where it was grown lacks those nutrients.
Striving for a higher standard whenever possible, we worked exclusively with Demeter Certified Biodynamic® farmers to offer you a cold-pressed and extra virgin Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil, certified by the platinum standard for high-quality nutritious food.
A step above organic, Certified Biodynamic® farming utilizes regenerative farming methods with a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Let’s take a closer look at how Certified Biodynamic® compares to NOP’s (National Organic Program) Certified Organic standards:
|Allows imported organic fertilizers
||Reduces imported materials by utilizing nutrient-rich humus created within the farming system
|Allows imported organic pesticides
||Creation of biologically diverse habitat encourages balanced predator prey relationships
|Does not require the use of livestock
||Integrates livestock to improve soils
|Does not address the rotation of crops
||Promotes crop rotation and makes intensive use of cover crops (green manure) to add nutrients to the soil
|Organic feed for livestock can come from anywhere in the world
||50% of livestock feed must be grown on the farm
|No requirement for biodiversity
||110% of total farm acreage must be set aside for biodiversity
|Focused on crops and allows only one section of a farm to be certified
||Focused on farms and requires that the whole farm be certified
|Product certification focuses mainly on ingredients used
||Product certification uses 12 Biodynamic® processing standards so the agricultural ingredients used define the product
Avoid the Scams, and Select Only the Finest Black Seed Oil
As soon as black seed oil started to become recognized for all its potential benefits, it didn’t take long for products – both good and bad – to start flooding the market.
Some companies have been accused of diluting their black seed oil. Pure black seed oil is dark, and a lighter-colored oil should be suspect. You should also be aware that not all claims on black seed oil products are true. At least one company claims their black seed oil has much higher – as much as five times higher – levels of TQ – one of the most valuable compounds in black seed oil.
Here’s why that’s a false claim…
When you press black seeds, you get about 2% oil. Only about 0.25% of the 2% is thymoquinone. Therefore, you typically find about 0.45% thymoquinone in any pure black seed oil.
If you see advertised levels of 1%, or even 2, of thymoquinone, be very skeptical. Ask for substantiation and valid third-party testing results. Unlike the strict testing required in Europe and some parts of Asia, there are U.S. labs that will supply manufacturers with any lab results they want for a fee. So if the company in question can’t supply third-party, independent proof of its higher TQ levels, this may be why.
So how can you tell a high-quality black seed oil from one that’s not? Here’s what to look for when buying black seed oil. Make sure it’s…
- Made from the Nigella sativa plant and not cumin.
- Raw and cold pressed. Exposure to high heat can destroy the fragile compounds of black seeds.
- Not processed with hexane or other harsh chemicals.
- Not diluted – black seed oil should be dark in color.
- Produced without genetically engineered ingredients (Certified Biodynamic® provides that assurance).
- Made by a company you can trust.
By choosing a black seed oil that’s produced according to biodynamic standards, you’ll gain all the benefits of organic plus optimal environmental stewardship and quality. Certified Biodynamic® provides an extra layer of insurance that you’re getting authentic, high quality black seed oil from the best source, namely Egypt.
Premium High-Quality Black Seed Oil Sourced from Egypt
You can rest assured that our Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil is of the highest quality – it’s raw, cold-pressed, biodynamic, organic, not diluted and is made only from the seeds of the beautiful flowering Nigella sativa plant.
We source our Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil from an Egyptian community and organization that has been embracing sustainable development for more than 40 years.
Sharing our beliefs in ethical and fair business practices as well as environmental stewardship, this organization is Certified by the Egyptian Biodynamic® Association and applies Demeter International guidelines in its agricultural processes.
Best of all, it is supplying more than 20,000 local people with fair wages and a life-affirming livelihood. In 2015, it earned the Land for Life award from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
With your purchase of our high-quality Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil, you are also helping support this organization’s sustainable practices and its neighboring communities, and actively helping to combat local desertification and soil erosion.
How to Use Our Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil
The most common way to use Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil is like how the ancient Egyptians used it…
The Assyrians in ancient Egypt were reportedly the first to use black seed. They called it “tin tir” and used it externally to nourish their skin and took it orally to support digestion and overall health. Black seed oil was an important part of Egyptian daily life.
For internal use, you can take a tablespoon of it on its own as stated on the label, or you can take one teaspoon two to three times a day, as many experts recommend for a daily tonic. Ideally, take it on an empty stomach 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime.
Some people like to combine it with a small amount of raw honey. Alternatively, you can add it to yogurt, tea, smoothies, or drizzle over your favorite salad.
As heat may damage the valuable compounds, avoid using black seed oil for cooking. If you’d like to add it to foods, always do so after cooking and once the dish has cooled down.
For topical use, always dilute with a carrier oil, like our Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Argan Oil or Organic Jojoba Oil, before using.
Here are some ideas for using Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil topically:
- Add one or more drops to massage oils and lotions.
- Combine a few drops with your shampoo or conditioner for regular support of your scalp and hair health.
- For a deep conditioning treatment, combine with coconut or olive oil, and massage into scalp and hair; wait 30 minutes before shampooing.
For its supportive respiratory effects, add a couple of drops of undiluted oil to a vaporizer or essential oil diffuser.
Discover All This Incredible Oil Has to Offer, and Order Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil Today
With hundreds of research studies to back up its reported benefits, black seed oil is sure to impress – but make sure you’re getting the real deal.
You can now find black seed oil just about anywhere online. However, you’ll look far and wide to find one that can compare with our Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil from our award-winning Egyptian partner.
Whether you use it orally, topically or diffuse it, you’ll be sure to discover firsthand all this incredible oil has to offer.
And just like with all of our products, your purchase of Biodynamic® Organic Black Seed Oil is protected with our Money Back Guarantee (please see complete details below). Order yours today while supplies last.