Amazing Black Seed Oil: Does it Cure Everything But Death and Make Your Hair Grow?

Black Seed Oil

My bottle of black seed oil
My bottle of black seed oil | Source

So Much About Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil is said to have amazing benefits. But does it cure everything except death? And will it really make your hair grow back - and eliminate gray?

When I came across an article about Black Seed Oil it was in a woman's magazine and it was listed solely as a beauty product. Or more specifically as a product to help regrow hair and restore color. Sold!

My Purchase:

I purchased an 8 oz bottle online (in photo) that is cold-pressed and unrefined. Instructions are to take 1-2 teaspoons daily with food.

First Some Research:

I was sold but before I purchased a bottle I did a bit research and came across a rather fascinating history of the oil. Including the saying that it will cure anything except death. The ancient Egyptians used black seed as a cure for diseases and even put a bottle in the tomb of Tutankhamen; It was known as the "Pharaoh's Oil."

Even the bible refers to Black Seed Oil.

Does Black Seed Oil Have Other Names?

Black Seed Oil is also known as Nigella sativa, and at least two very familiar names: Black Caraway Seed and Black Cumin. It has been used around the world for centuries by people from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Far East.

What is This About Curing Everything Except Death?

It was the prophet Mohammed who is reported to have claimed that Black Seed Oil will heal every disease but will not cure death. It has been used then for a multitude of ailments.

How is it Used?

The ancients used the oil for a multitude of ailments. However, it was mainly used to strengthen the immune system to prevent illness by improving:respiratory health, liver and kidney function and to provide circulatory support. Some of the illnesses treated include:

- Rheumatism and Backache

- Bronchial Ailments and Asthma

- Diabetes

- Coughs, Flu and Nasal Congestion

- Hay Fever

- Headaches

- Memory Loss

- Fatigue

- Hypertension and Stress

- Impotence

- Muscle Pain

- Gum Problems and Toothache

- Complexion Problems

- Athlete's Foot

- Psoriasis, Eczema and Ringworm

And About Hair Issues:

It is said to prevent hair loss and hair graying.

How I Used it for My Hair Restoration:

I admit that I did not follow the directions for restoring hair because I hate to read directions but it seems I am getting results - even though I am only using the oil occasionally. My hair is thickening around the hairline and the gray/white hair is darker.

Another thing of interest is that I have used several herbal hair colors around my hairline as the gray was coming in, including henna - and now have several different hair colors - but the Black Seed Oil seems to be evening out all those hair colors. A much less crazy look.

The Instructions in the Woman's Mag States:

- Massage into scalp where there is hair loss, and then shampoo

Instead, whenever I remembered I would rub some around my hairline - this is where my hair is thinning. I still have more than a 1/2 bottle left and I have been thrilled with the thickness returning around my hairline! And definitely I see a darkening of the gray/white areas.

Although the woman's mag gave those directions, information on the Internet suggests other ways to use, the way I have used it (but sporadically).

The Other instructions:

For Gray Hair - Massage into hair regularly wherever there is gray. Also regularly massage into hair to prevent gray.

For Hair Loss - After shampooing, on dry hair, massage Black Seed Oil into the scalp. Leave in. Drink a teaspoon of the oil mixed in your tea or coffee.

Will I Drink it?

Yes! When I first purchased it about 8 months ago - I did take the recommended amount of 1-2 teaspoons daily. Because I have traveled and been away for months at a time I now only use it for my hair because it may be too old for the nutritional benefits. When I order it again it will be for both purposes.

I keep it refrigerated.

What Does it Taste and Smell Like?

Drinking it straight was a bit difficult. It has a kind of linseed oil smell and I think that is what made it difficult to take as is. But if you don't sniff it you can take it down pretty easily.

How to Take for General Wellness:

If you cannot take it straight - one way is to mix a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil with 1/2 teaspoon honey. Take daily. You can also mix one teaspoon in whatever beverage you drink such as coffee, tea or orange juice. Or add a teaspoon to yogurt.

What Makes Black Seed Oil So Healthy?

The seed of the Nigella Sativa has many esters of an unsaturated fatty acid, it contains 15 amino acids, carbs, alkaloids, fiber, and fatty acids that include oleic and linolenic. Also minerals that include iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, sodium and vitamins A, B, and C. It contains over 100 nutrients. Researchers are now calling it a super-food.

Recent research has also shown great promise for improving health because of its properties that are ant-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-bronchial, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic and antibiotic. It also helps to stimulate menstrual flow and lactation.

Research on Cancer is being done at the Immune-Biology Laboratory of South Carolina. Studies have shown Black Seed Oil to be helpful in encouraging the production of bone marrow and the cells of our immune system while helping with the production of interferon.

Will I Continue to Use Black Seed Oil?

I'm going to work with Black Seed Oil for awhile. I do tend to vary everything I eat and use because I often think about being loyal to a particular food only to find out it has been tainted or recalled. Regular use would then make me more susceptible to its toxins. But this sounds promising and certainly less toxic than a pharmaceutical.

For more healthy hair care suggestions see the links below:

Would You Try Black Seed Oil?

  • Yes, sounds promising!
  • No, not interested!
  • Maybe, but I have to think about it for awhile.
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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Anything to do with health perks my ears..I enjoyed reading this and the benefits. Thanks for the research and testimonial.. Voting up and sharing and pinning.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Wow! Black seed oil to prevent gray hair it sounds a helpful oil to many ailments. I didn't hear of this oil but now have learned about something new. An informative hub, voted up and interesting


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prettynutjob30 3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

Great hub, voted up and shared, I will have to give this oil a try to see how it works. I love using natural herbs and oils for health restoration.


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Gypsy Willow 3 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Never heard of it before but definitely worth a try! Thank you for telling us so much about it.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Loved your title, BK - it reminded me of an old Johnny Carson joke. 'When you die, your nails and hair keep growing but your phone calls taper off.'


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

carol7777 - I'm the same way. So when I saw this in the magazine and had never heard of it it was time to research.

DDE - it is working for me. I just have to be disciplined enough to do it everyday. I think the comments will help me remember. I will use it today.

prettynutjob30 - I think you may be pleasantly surprised! And I am all for natural too.

Gypsy Willow - it was new to me too. I am surprised I missed it because of all the active research going on out there.

drbj - I thrive on your sense of humor. Love the quote. Thanks!

And thanks all for the many votes. I enjoy doing research like this - and most of all trying new things that I can personally share. Hmm! What next?


Jo 3 years ago

Anything to do with hair lost growth and prevention, sounds great to me, I can do the rubbing /shampoo, but to take by mouth doesn't sound like something I would do especially if it is bitter and I am not fond of honey, so yes, I will try for hair lost and graying...


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Jo, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. And I just decided that I would take a teeny bit each day or when I remember and see what happens. I did today and I think I feel a bit better - more energetic. Hmmm.


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creativelycc 3 years ago from Maine

This is great BkCreative. I'm starting to lose my hair since I started chemotherapy for breast cancer. I'm going to use this after my chemo treatments are over to help my hair grow back. Thank you!


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So good to hear from you creativelycc! And you are welcome. I hope this works for you both internally and externally. It's good to know that there have been so many improvements in the treatment of breast cancer from when I found a lump 20 years ago. I hope to hear back from you!


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healthylife2 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

I found this fascinating. I appreciate you sharing this information since I'm not at all familiar with black grape seed oil. I think I will have to experiment and see if it really does reverse grey hair. Voted up!


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm glad you liked the article healthylife2! Make sure it is black seed oil without the grape part. Hope you do get a chance to experiment and like the results. Thanks for the vote!


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passionate77 3 years ago

very nice and informative post, BkCreative, thanks for sharing, stay blessed!


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you passionate77! Glad you liked the post!

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