Sangati Jogwar

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  • Black cumin seed oil is rich in antioxidants.
  • It can improve immune function thereby boosting the defense mechanism of the body against diseases.

Black seeds or black cumin seeds offer immense health benefits. It is a nutrient-dense seed known to mankind since ancient times. India is the largest producer of black cumin which is rich in a bioactive compound called Nigella sativa.

Different types of metabolites both primary and secondary enriched with different chemicals such as terpenes, terpenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols, tannins, and phenolic acids are present in black cumin.

More often black cumin is incorporated in Ayurvedic and Arabic health therapies in the form of oil. Also known as Nigella sativa oil, black cumin seed oil has been used since ancient times as it contains many health-benefiting compounds like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and thymoquinone that were not much known earlier but have now gained importance during modern times.


Studies have shown that black cumin seed oil can reduce inflammation and hence benefit certain skin conditions as well as arthritis and several cardiometabolic diseases that are caused due to inflammation in the body.

Antioxidants in black cumin seeds offer immunity

Black cumin seed oil is rich in antioxidants and can improve immune function thereby boosting the defense mechanism of the body against diseases and infections.

Improves respiratory health

The oil derived from black cumin seed improves symptoms of respiratory issues such as bronchitis, allergies, and asthma. Consuming the seeds orally can improve coughing, wheezing, and breathing-related issues. It can be effective in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) when taken along with the medication.

Improves digestion

Black cumin seeds promote digestion and lower symptoms related to digestive issues. It has anti-ulcer properties that can fight against Heliobacteri pylori. The thymoquinone present in black cumin seeds is helpful in the prevention of necrotizing ulcerative colitis.

Lowers bad cholesterol, improves heart health

Omega-3 fatty acid present in black cumin seed oil reduces cholesterol levels and regulates blood pressure thereby improving overall cardiovascular health

(Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.)