356 – The Amazing Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Dr. Cass Ingram discusses the benefits of Black Seed.

Black Seed – Photo by Brian Valentine

Dr Ingram is one of the most influential champions in the natural products industry. Dr. Ingram introduced the health benefits of wild spice oils starting with oregano oil. For decades he has been the single voice for these powerful compounds that are found in natural spice oils.

Dr. Ingram is also the author of the book The Black Seed Miracle. Dr. Ingram speaks so highly of Black Seed Oil as beneficial for so many of the health issues that people face. Dr. Ingram describes the conditions that may be positively affected by black seed oil. In his book The Black Seed Miracle, you can learn about black seed and its beneficial oil:

  • diabetes*
  • heart disease*
  • cancer*
  • high blood pressure*
  • digestive ailments*
  • skin disorders*
  • inflammation*
  • immune disorders*

The benefits Dr. Ingram describe seem almost too good to be true. What does the science say? Are Dr. Ingrams claims backed up by significant research? I was astounded by what I learned.

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar

I am a big fan of using Google Scholar to look into the scientific evidence. Black seed is one of the most widely studied natural products I have ever explored. Dr. Ingram is not exaggerating. Here are my results from searching the term “black seed” on Google Scholar.

  • black seed all time results = 2,830,000
  • black seed since 2020 = 20,400
  • black seed since 2020 + lung = 3,580

This is a very significant level of research. As an example here is the abstract of one study published in 2013 in the Asian Pacific Journal of Biomedicine. This is a good study to look at because it covers a lot but is fairly easy to read; even if you only read the abstract.

A review on therapeutic potential of
Nigella sativa: A miracle herb

Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (Family Ranunculaceae) is a widely used medicinal plant throughout the world. It is very popular in various traditional systems of medicine like Unani and Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha. Seeds and oil have a long history of folklore usage in various systems of medicines and food. The seeds of N. sativa have been widely used in the treatment of different diseases and ailments. In Islamic literature, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. It has been recommended for using on regular basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine).

It has been widely used as antihypertensive, liver tonics, diuretics, digestive, anti-diarrheal, appetite stimulant, analgesics, anti-bacterial and in skin disorders. Extensive studies on N. sativa have been carried out by various researchers and a wide spectrum of its pharmacological actions have been explored which may include antidiabetic, anticancer, immunomodulator, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, hepato-protective, renal protective, gastro-protective, antioxidant properties, etc.

Due to its miraculous power of healing, N. sativa has got the place among the top ranked evidence based herbal medicines. This is also revealed that most of the therapeutic properties of this plant are due to the presence of thymoquinone which is major bioactive component of the essential oil. The present review is an effort to provide a detailed survey of the literature on scientific researches of pharmacognostical characteristics, chemical composition and pharmacological activities of the seeds of this plant.”

Here is the link to the full article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

It seems that Dr. Ingram has every reason to be enthusiastic about black seed.

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Dr. Cass Ingram

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Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written 24 books on natural healing. His research and writing have led to countless nutritional discoveries. Dr. Cass Ingram presents 100’s of health tips and insights in his many books on health, nutrition, and disease prevention. Dr. Ingram is one of North America’s leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. such as oregano oil. He now travels the world promoting health – the natural way.

North American Herb and Spice

Founded in 1999 by Judy Kay Gray, MS to develop unique products from naturally powerful ingredients. From the remote mountains of the Mediterranean to the valleys of the Amazon rain forest, North American Herb and Spice sources the finest fruits, herbs, and spices in the world. Wild handpicked spices are the cornerstone of our products. The end result is the purest, most powerful spice extracts made from the best pesticide-free, chemical-free, and solvent-free ingredients.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Knut siegfried July 11, 2020 at 8:53 am

I’m having a bad reaction When i applied some oregano oil ,undiluted to my feet. I don’t know how to fix it. Please let me know where to ask


2 Steve Lankford July 11, 2020 at 9:19 am

Depending on how bad of a reaction. You could see your doctor. You could contact the store where you purchased the product and/or you could contact the company who made the product. You may have an allergic reaction or something else.
You could treat topically with soothing or healing lotion and see if that helps. Aloe vera is one product you could try for example.


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