I’ve recently fallen in love with Black Cumin Oil. This oil has so many skin benefits that it makes your head dizzy. This oil has been used in healing for centuries and is said to be found inside King Tut’s tomb upon discovery – it’s that much of a precious, cherished ingredient. But what I love about it is that its excellent for blemish-prone skin. While I have a few oils in my arsenal for acne, this one is not just balancing and preventative but also purifying.
Black Cumin Benefits
Also, called Nigella Sativa (what a pretty name), black cumin seeds have been used as medicine in Ayurveda too. It is prized for its stimulating properties, which helps with increasing energy, anti-aging, supporting digestion and treating allergies. It has been used as a sort of natural anti-histimine as well as an anti-inflammatory. Even the Prophet Mohammad was quoted as saying, “There is healing in Black Seed for all diseases except death.” However, I have used the actual seeds in my pepper grinder and tried to use it in lieu of black pepper – its tastes a bit bitter so I don’t recommend it this way.
The Oil – Skin Therapy
For beauty, like many oils it helps seal in moisture and nourish depleted skin. But what I like it for is acne. Because of its purifying and redness reducing abilities, this oil is perfect for clarifying congested complexions as well as calming angry breakouts. I can feel a little stimulating for the first few minutes of application but its just the feeling of this fabulous oil doing its work. It doesn’t cause any inflammation so the slight tingling isn’t aggravating to sensitive skin. Saying this, its very subtle and some people don’t find it causes any sensation – so don’t be too worried!
It also helps to rebalance sebum-production and protect against bacterial infection leading to pimples. All round, this oil supports problem skin – but many that do not have acne-prone skin use it (even for anti-aging) so even if you don’t break out all the time, your skin can benefit from it.
I’ve also heard that it is great for strengthening hair and helping hair growth. I’ll be trying putting this to the test too. Is there no end to the fabulousness of black cumin oil?