Black cumin – Essential oil
Black cumin – Essential oil
Format: 5 ml
Nigella (or black cumin) is an aromatic plant and it is its black seeds that are edible. Its culture and its use go back to the time of ancient Egypt, often used in cooking as spices, it also has many medicinal virtues, more or less known. Black cumin oil is a dietary supplement indicated to replenish energy during the change of season.1
Many studies refer to it, its health benefits are widely demonstrated by science. Here are some of them: for example, many studies have confirmed the interest of using black cumin and in particular black cumin seeds in the management of type 2 diabetes. 2
Other studies have highlighted the healing effects of black cumin oil in particular on chemo- and radio-induced lesions (linked to certain chemotherapies and radiotherapy) and in particular on oral mucositis lesions. 3
The seed has a wide variety of compounds including thymoquinone which is considered its major but not unique bioactive constituent. New developments in nanoparticle-based oral delivery, nasal spray, and transdermal delivery may enable the clinical development of N. sativa and thymoquinone as therapeutic agents. This review 4 describes the pharmacological properties of N. sativa and thymoquinone and their broad potential application for a wide variety of human diseases. The article will focus on recent studies on the anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that make N. sativa and thymoquinone promising therapeutic agents targeting contemporary inflammatory and infectious diseases.
Analgesic, antiallergic, painkiller, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, calming, carminative, diuretic, galactogenic, relaxing, sedative, stimulating.
Olfaction, Oral use, Skin application, Cooking.
My botanical name: Nigella sativa
My family: Ranunculaceae
My color: Pale yellow to greenish yellow
My odor: Powerful, aromatic, spicy
Synergy: Lemon, Turmeric, Sweet orange, Mandarin, Petit grain.
Before using any product containing essential oils, please check and follow the precautions, warnings and contraindications.
Before using an essential oil, if in doubt, here is a tolerance test that allows you to check your sensitivity to essential oils. Simply place 3 drops of the essential oil mixture in the hollow of the elbow or wrist and wait a few minutes for a topical reaction, or up to 48 hours for an allergic reaction. Caution: do not use essential oils that are said to be dermocaustic or phototoxic, as they may cause burns on the skin.
Do not apply them pure on the skin or on the mucous membranes.
Avoid any contact with the eyes.
Respect the recommended doses.
Keep out of reach of children.
Note: the properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy. They are regularly found there and for many confirmed by observations in scientific environment. However, this information is given for information purposes only, and in no way constitutes medical information, nor does it engage our responsibility. For any use in a therapeutic purpose, consult a health professional.
Notice: although natural, essential oils are active products that require responsible handling. In no case will Maison Jacynthe be held responsible for the consequences of an incorrect or careless application of these products or the methods presented.
2. Kaatabi H, Bamosa AO, Badar A, Al-Elq A, Abou-Hozaifa B, Lebda F, Al-Khadra A, Al-Almaie Nigella sativa improves glycemic control and ameliorates oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: placebo-controlled participant blinded clinical trial. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 23;10(2): e0113486. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25706772/
3.Md Faruque Ahmad, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad, Syed Amir Ashraf, Hisham H Saad, Shadma Wahab, Mohammed Idreesh Khan, M Ali, Syam Mohan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Md Tanwir Athar. An updated knowledge of Black seed (Nigella sativa Linn.): Review of phytochemical constituents and pharmacological properties. J Herb Med. 2021 Feb; 25:100404. Doi: 10.1016/j.hermed.2020.100404. Epub 2020 Sep 19. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32983848/
4.Kaneez Fatima Shad, Wissam Soubra, Dennis John Cordato. The role of thymoquinone, a major constituent of Nigella sativa, in the treatment of inflammatory and infectious diseases. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2021 Jul 23. Doi: 10.1111/1440-1681.13553. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34297870/