black seed oil benefits

101 Black Seed Oil Benefits to Consider While Undergoing Life’s Wear & Tear

When ancient Egyptian kings, European queens, religious prophets and modern scientist come together on an issue, it’s probably worth hearing out. Although today we have more access to information than ever before, we still have a lot to learn from history.

From Hippocrates and Cleopatra, to King Tut and the civilizations that followed, a strange commonality they shared was the value they placed on a certain herb.

That herb is no other than black seeds.

So we decided to go ahead and learn for ourselves, and for our readers, in order to bring to light all the rumored and admired benefits of black seed oil.

You may know black seeds from a variety of different names, depending on which part of the world you’re in. Here are a few of the more popular one’s:

black seeds kalonji

Where does Black Seed Oil Come From?

Black seed oil is simply an extracted oil substance produced by the squeezing and compression of black seeds. There are countless of home appliances that will let you produce your own oil, or you can buy some on here too.

 What are black seeds? The tiny, black, thick shaped cumin seed is most commonly referred to as ‘black seeds’ or ‘black cumin seeds’. They are slightly curved with a rough distinct texture that make them unique and easy to identify.

These ingredients of black seed oil enable it to act as a multipurpose natural remedy for just about anything and everything. Take a look at some of it’s properties:

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-asthmatic
  • Anti-histamine
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-coagulant

Just to name a few. The 2 most potent chemicals it contains that cause it to be such an effective remedy is thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone. These 2 are the main responsible compounds that you can credit the wonderful healing effects to.

They assist your body’s immune system directly, giving it aid wherever needed. These powerful anti-inflammatory compounds were probably the main reason why King Tut was found to have a bottle of black seed oil with him in his tomb , wishing to take it to the afterlife.

They’re also the reason the Muslim prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that they can “cure anything except death itself.”

These 2 compounds are also responsible for striking wonder and awe in thousands of researchers’ minds with all the capabilities this little seed has.

Where do black seeds come from? Black seeds come from the Nigella Sativa flower, and are grown worldwide today.

It’s origins are from North Africa, Mediterranean/Europe, and Asia, and have since spread far throughout the globe and is regarded as one of the most effective natural remedies.


213 replies
  1. Samantha Reeve says:

    Nice post!

    My auntie uses black seed oil and swears by it, but I havent come across something with this much information about it.

    Right now I mainly use multivitamins and fish oil as supplements, but this seems like it will make an excellent addition in my kitchen!

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Hi Samantha,

      I’m glad to hear that black seeds are working out for you. Keep us in the loop on the progress as you use it more often and become more familiar with black seed oil as a whole.

      Look forward to hearing from you 🙂

      • Jen says:

        Hello, just wanted to remind you that babies under the age of 1 year cannot have honey, due to possible infant botulism. Therefore, you should never t mix black seed oil with honey for colic treatment.
        Thank you,

        • Frankie says:

          My name is frankie shahid.
          This stuff is a God send.
          Black seed has cured my respiratory issues and improve prostate also. Im a new man.
          A must have.
          I will regularly use this for the rest of my life.

          • HASSANA says:

            I have been using the black seed oil for 1 week. i noticed i don”t have any more pain. I have extremely deep sleep, which makes me question my sleep in the past. I have elevated energy. It seem like i have better bladder or kidney function, I urinate more, idk if that’s good or not i wasn’t aware of issues before. My Mood is very very good! My only problem is It brought my menstrual cycle back on and extremely heavy. it came on march 1st attempted to leave i started taking black seed oil and now it looks like it don’t want to stop!!!!! So i had my cycle for 15 days total… I Love the other benefits but Don’t want to stay on my cycle for life? other than stopping. Any suggestions? or have you heard of this before? Help!!! LOL!

      • Abdul Wajid says:

        Dear Brenda,
        Many many thanks for the great information provided by you here, as these black seeds can cure almost all disease except death (as said by our beloved prophet Muhammed SAWS) myself & my family members use it on a daily basis & are hale & healthy praise be to the Almighty lord Allah for creating this magical seed

      • Barbara says:

        I would take 2 teaspoons a day. Then rub all around the abdomen every night while lying in bed before going to sleep.

  2. Jonas says:

    Pretty interesting.. surprised I havent heard of this before.

    It makes sense, with potent anti inflammatory properties it could be effective for a lot of different things.

    Where can I get seeds for a Nigella plant?

  3. Pearline. Hartley says:

    Ijust learn about black seed oil take some the Saturday night you don’t want to see the flem that comes up from my thoat on Sunday morning. Still taking it a week now haven’t taking any allergy medication since

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Black seed oil is definitely one of the most mysterious and potent herbs I’ve ever seen and used, you’re very welcome Jessica! 🙂

  4. Glenn says:

    Right now I’m on 7 different medications for arthritis an chronic pancreatitis I seen this post an thank the lord above I did I’m going to try this black seed oil an ill get back with u guys in thirty days to give u the results.

  5. SAMARA says:

    Please do Glenn! I actually just bought this oil cold pressed and natural from a local naturopathic shop as a recommendation from a friend about 5 days ago I’ve been mixing it in my oatmeal every morning. The funny thing is Imy trying it for basic anti inflammatory reasons for congestion BUT I’ve noticed a huge scar on my abdomen from a surgery a couple months ago has dramatically shrunk within 3 days. I’m shocked because it always felt like a huge lump and not its soft, flat and smooth. O and I’ve definitely had more energy, sexual drive, haven’t been congested, and feel more calm and balanced in a way. So with you being a new user id love to know your experience

  6. neema says:

    My children used to nose bleed and I gave them a teaspoon of blackseed once daily at night for a week and it has stopped completely!

    • Brendan Wade says:

      That’s great to hear Neema! Black seed oil is great for nosebleeds as well 🙂

      More and more to add on to this list!

  7. Jona Wilder says:

    I just started using black seed oil about three weeks ago and it’s been working beyond my expectations. I usually have horrible allergies and for the last two weeks my allergies have cleared. I’ve also experienced better mood and less sinus pressure and headaches. I’ve also used it on my skin since I have dark spots and within a week it started to clear up. Overall I’m glad I’ve found this supplement, will be keeping it in my kitchen for years to come!

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Hi Jona!

      I’m ecstatic to hear that great news! Black seed oil is a great natural remedy for allergies, and you’re another case that proves it!

      Many people don’t understand that the properties in black seeds make them a great natural remedy for pretty much anything.

      Keep us posted Jona 🙂

  8. Vikky says:

    If it does help, it’s not too noticeable. I tried it on my mom she hurt her ribs.
    It deff. Didn’t do any harm.
    I know it grows hair and slightly darkens it too.

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Hey Vikky,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Black seed oil is known to help with hair growth as well as darkness. Let us know of how your opinion changes as you use it more often 🙂

  9. Jacqui Thomson says:

    I started taking the seeds, 2 x teaspoons, morning and night, just 2 weeks ago.. I heat the seeds in a small pan and just as they show a little smoke coming off, I slip a tablespoon of water on them, to prevent them from burning. When the water has all gone, and the seeds are mostly dryish, I put them in a dish with a good teaspoon of honey, mix them well and eat them.
    My hayfever is gone now- I used to suffer in the winter with the birch tree pollen, and then every other pollen coming in. My asthma is virtually non-existent now, even though I have a virus at the moment (caught from husband).
    So I can say it has definitely worked, so is worth carrying on with. Not the best taste in the world, but hey.

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Hey Jacqui,

      Thanks for sharing. That’s great to hear! I’m glad you were able to benefit from black cumin seed oil 🙂

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Most people usually take 1 tablespoon per day and rub a small amount on the affected areas (for example, if meant for arthritis on the wrists/ankles, then simply rub some black cumin seed oil on your palms and massage onto affected area).

  10. Simone says:

    I just buy a bottle of the cold press oil because I was told it is good for asthma and weight loss, is this true and also can I use this cold pressed oil on my skin because I have extremely dry skin. I work in an environment where it is windy and dusty and it goes from extreme winter to extreme summer no in between. any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Hi Simone!

      Yes you are correct! Black cumin seed oil is extremely good for asthma and those looking to lose weight as well. In regards to your skin, most people just rub some wherever the affected areas are and see results.

      Let us know how it’s going for you!

      • Simone says:

        It works well for my skin I mix it in my lotion and body wash. I will have to find something to mix it with to drink it because I don’t like the oily taste. Another thing I want to ask is it good for herpes

      • Nancy Russell says:

        Hi Brendan,
        Have you heard of black seed oil helping to lighten up skin after radiation treatment? Also, does the tablets have the same affect as the oil? Thank you.

  11. fortune says:

    Please what is the mode and dosage for using Black seed oil and its capsules for HIV?
    I do need to know so i can safely calculate a 2 – 3 month supply for a start.
    Your quick response is highly appreciated.

      • aisha says:

        Hi! How long can it be taking in diabetes, HIV and high blood pressure? Can it be combined with conventional drugs? Or d conventional drugs to be withdrawn ? Tks n need ur urgent reply please.

  12. lou johnson says:

    Hi, my name is Lou and I’m suffering from discoloration/ pigmentation. I’ve tried everything, do u think that black seed oil can help me.

  13. clara says:

    I just learn about it now .my baby always have allergies n cold how can I get the pure undiluted black seed oil please.I am from northern Nigeria n does it really cure HIV?

  14. adiru tamali says:

    Hi am tamali have ovarian cyst and infertility history what would be the perfect does. I mean can black seed oil help

  15. Aileen says:

    I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis a couple of months ago and my Dr prescribed Metrogel (which didn’t work). I would rather treat this holistically vs medicinally anyhow. Can you advise if Black Seed Oil applied topically would help clear this dreaded rash? I’ve also taken steps to change my diet by going gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, etc.. as I want to get to the root cause of this. Thank you in advance for any insight you might have.

  16. Mzbasketballmom says:

    Yes Blackseed oil is definitely a miracle from the heavens. I took it when I had a headache. My headache was gone and l slept like a baby.


    • Mzbasketballmom says:

      I just started using it as oral oil pulling for my gums. I hoping it would help with my bleeding gums but I know it will make a difference

      • Favor says:

        I’m actually doing the the same as I type! I already have a history of gingivitis.. now I’ve got some bacterial/viral thing going on in my mouth. I’m pulling with it now as well as taking 2 teaspoons a day to see if it’lol go away. I already went to urgent care this morning & they said it wasn’t strep.. but still waiting for the lab tests to come back.

        Either way whatever this is, I hope it goes away for good! I’ll truly believe in the miracle of black seed oil if this mouth infection goes away.

        I’ll make sure to come back to post an update. But so far this is my 2nd day consuming + pulling with it. Wish me good luck!

  17. Anna says:

    hi, any research done on black seed oil and nasal polyps? I wonder if it would work in a nasal rinse with a neti pot?

  18. Abdul says:

    WOW! Just yesterday. I googled for colic pain which I have been suffering from for a while. It lead me to this wonder: BLACK SEED OIL. We have it in our pantry. In less than 24 hours with 1 teaspoon three times till now, pain is gone. I’ve never had such feeling. It is a wonder indeed.

  19. Deon says:

    Learned about this Saturday, mainly because I was looking for something to help with HIV. PRAY to God i didn’t catch. Did research and learned about this and its other benefits, hopefully it’s all true because I wont insured until November. I have a feeling it is because you can’t find in stores with medicines that cure your wallets of money.

    • Sarah says:

      great question jack wouldn’t hurt to try. I use to have outbreaks almost every week and then I started using Dmso and oregano oil pills for one month and I haven’t seen an out break in years. however the end goal is to eliminate it not suppress it I will be buying the black seed oil my friend swears buy it.

    • Mirely says:

      I just used it on a cold sore a few days ago. It worked much like Abreva in that I had to apply it for about three days or so but the sore never broke out in full. It kept it at what a white head looks like. It did nothing to stop the itching that comes with the cold sore, though. Mind you, I was already taking the black seed oil orally and then the sore popped out of nowhere.

    • Nevada Smith says:

      You can. There are some clinical studies that give evidence of it’s effectiveness for tumors in the colon. But without proof positive, I wouldn’t relybon anything to get rid of tumors by itself. Go to cancer tutor dot com.

  20. Ronda says:

    These are only a few of the hundreds of thousands of names that it was given throughout history. When one weighs the amount of benefits this seed has alongside the rest of his/her diet, there’s really no competition. The black cumin oil’s potency in antioxidants and promotion of overall good health is one of the main reasons millions around the word make this part of their everyday diet.

  21. Roberto says:

    Another interesting piece on black cumin seed oil I found below:

    There are almost 200 million people worldwide suffering from diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of death today. The root of this global epidemic can be traced down to only one thing; your diet. Nearly 10% of the population in the United States is affected with this disease and studies are estimating this figure to double by 2030.

    The 2 main agents in black cumin oil extract (thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone) act as powerful anti inflammatory and anti bacterial agents which have enormous medicinal value. The extracts help your intestines inhibit the absorption of glucose, which has proven to help prevent and treat diabetes. Studies have also shown that a daily intake of black cumin oil has significant impact on your body’s glucose tolerance and overall immune system health.

  22. janice j. Sands says:

    I was having issues with muscle pain ,low back pain ,constipation, joint pain, high cholesterol, thyroid (low),fatigue,stress, insomnia; it was unbelievable how if fought everyday just to get my job done as a home care nurse. In two days i noticed my hands weren’t stiff and my leg and back pain were tons better. I cant wait to see how my other issues improve.

  23. Pascal Agbo says:

    I started to use this before. But now I know more about this wonderful oil of black seed. I will continue the usage. Thanks.

  24. Makingat James says:

    please can someone really confirm for me for total cure of HIV and diabetes from these wonderful cure for all seed

    • max says:

      I would give my testimony on all the use cases of black seed or its oil I experienced myself.
      I concocted a mixture of cumin seeds (Nigella sativa) ground + honey (1 part seeds to 5 parts pur honey)(parts by weight)
      -I Started taking 5 July 2016; 1 teaspoon morning and evening; Each teaspoon contains about 1-1.1 g of raw seeds (unground). Wanting to test the safety of these seeds, 09 / July I begin to take 3 tsp (1matin, afternoon, evening) and this for 1 month and then I reduce the dose to 2 teaspoons / d as from the July 5th.
      Before taking the concoction, I was prone to allergic rhinitis (always cold), always tired with back pain on waking, insomniac with at least 1 to 2 hours before going to sleep and more awakenings at night.
      Since my cure, I have none of it !!!! No more handkerchiefs, repetitive sneezing, fatigue, back pain. I sleep like a baby, I feel a well being. No flu while all in the house were in.
      -my colleague had a cervical spondylosis he cured through 1 tsp nigella oil morning and evening.his doctor was amazed.
      -fort of this testimony, I recommended it to my uncle who also has a cervical spondylosis and takes every day raldol to soothe his pain; after 3 days and took only 1 tsp of oil, it eradicate the pain and stop taking raldol. That makes two weeks that he continues his treatment and increased to 1 tsp morning and night.
      -a doctor friend (specialty anesthesia / resuscitation) occurred in a patient who had 4g of glucose; she had for over a month: headaches, nausea, blood sugar not less than 1.3g despite conventional medicines, asthenia, incurable urinary infection despite the use of more antibiotics. He made the first emergency care, infusion ….
      After having spoken of nigella seeds, the next day, and having shown him the scientific papers on this, he proposed to his patient to take at the rate of 1g morning and 1g evening (seeds to chew). Agreeing, the patient made it the same day; results after 3 days: headache, asthenia, nausea, and urinary tract infection, all gone !!!!! blood sugar that day was 0.9g. the patient continued to take it 10 days, the rate still varies between 0.85 and 0.9g.
      I advised the seeds to another type1 diabetic who had slept badly and joint pain. After one week, the person felt much better and said he will never stop nigella seeds.
      -my sister had redness and some buttons across the inside of the arm one day after work (that the itch). the evening before sleeping, she applied black seed oil. The next morning, no trace or redness or button; it was magical, because we could not even distinguish any sign of redness or button; the skin was uniform, homogeneous.
      -a few days after taking the seed mixture + honey, roundworms are dead !!
      -I have applied the oil on a finger injury that I left dragged two days and that became infected and inflamed; finger hurt. In the evening I have applied oil for 2 minutes and apply an empty dressing neutral story to protect the injury. The next morning, more inflammation or pain and the wound was closed !!!!!!! It was impressive !

    • KM says:

      Just learning about this oil, but I do know about Collidal Silver and it’s a virus killer. Look it up and if u can you should make it yourself.

  25. Annalise kleine says:


    I’m suffering ptsd, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
    Bouggt some black seed oil.. how long before it works pls… im also taking brahmi and ashwaghanda as they are anti adaptogens.
    I cant function with this anxiety

    I look forward to your response

    Anna Australia

    • max says:


      you can try black seeds. 01 part ground black seeds+ 5 parts honey
      take 01 teaspoon morning and 01 teaspoon evening
      i test it

  26. Eneshal says:

    Its been 30days I purchased the Nigella seed

    I’m forty years old, I have anemia and the iron supplements have never worked May 20th I went into a local market and asked for the black seed we looked everywhere because the clerk called it cumin or black onion seed so many different monthly cycle and hormones have miraculously cured.
    My husband stomach aches and energy level back.
    My son’s allergy asthma symptoms gone
    Thanking nature

    I tried it with green tea,
    Then in my food and few seeds three times a day with honey

  27. Daniel Goodwin says:

    Yes, very nice article I read ever on black seed oil. It also known as black cumin oil and also works very well for Anti-spasmodic, Anti-Microbial, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Digestive for kids. But anyone can be used to with black seed oil for any kind of complex diseases and that’s why Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) once said:
    “Hold on to the use of the black seed for it has a remedy for every disease except death.”
    Black cumin seed oil contains 100 healing components. This ancient healing remedy has only recently caught the attention of researchers and due to the high success of the research so far made, there is call for more to be made.

  28. Francis says:

    Hello I started using the oil for 15 days now for immune booster though I haven’t notice any difference in that aspect but I noticed my early morning erection just started recently of it haven’t been feeling it for a very long time now. But am taking 1 tsp morning and evening, is the dosage ok or should I increased?

  29. kawtarr says:

    Hie every body
    I am kawtarr i suffer from tinnitus for almost two year i notice that the change in atmospheric pressure will make my tinnitus worsen .I asked many physicians all of them convinced me that this discomfort has no drugs could stop it do you think that black seed oil work for me. I appreciate your help and reply.

  30. Willie says:

    Just had a MRI done and results showed a stable abnormal bone marrow signal within S1 vertebra. I’m hoping taken black seed oil capsules will help stimulate
    bone marrow cell growth and I pray there is no tumor growth.

  31. Nik says:

    Hi. My name is Nik from Malaysia. I am a male, 30 years old. Last year around september I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. The diagnosis was done when I went to the hospital for a curbuncle in my groin area. I was so sad knowing that I am diabetic when I still young. When I was discharged from hospital I was given a month of diabetic medicine by the hospital.
    I’d never took the medicine and has took 2 spoon of black seed oil daily along with less sugar diet. After 3 month my hba1c test shown that I am free from diabetic. The doctor was shocked as I have reversed the diabetic which he thinks its impossible.

    Till now I’m taking this oil daily and enjoy less sugar diet. My sugar level is normal like a healthy person.

    For diabetic I am suggesting to take black seed oil and arabic gum (powder type dilute in water) for sugar level control. You may avoid the diabetic drug slowly as it is high toxic which may damage your kidney.

    • rahul says:

      hiii nik.. i am also 30 yera old i am suffering from diabetic type 2as per your suggestion i am also taking black seed oil 2 time 1/2 tea spoon with black tea.
      can you suggestion how many day have i take ?
      and quantity 1/2 tea spoon or one spoon?
      whats about arabgum?
      plz..friend sugg…for cure my diabetic.

  32. Sudha says:

    Can I use the black seed as whole instead of the oil? How much can I take on a daily basis for general health?
    Thanks in advance.

  33. Otunba Tokunbo(baba1) says:

    Just read about benefits of the black seed oil and would like to know the quantity for weight loss,gas and obesity. Looking forward hearing from you.
    Thank you.

  34. Lori says:

    Hello everyone Thank you to all for posting, I’m having a hard time taking the Black Seed Cumin Oil because it’s so strong , I have mixed with everything & still having difficulty taking it orally .
    Any thoughts ?? I’ve done the honey thing, Tea, smoothies, juice I just cannot take how strong the taste is , pls help someone.
    Thank You

    • 1st Lady says:

      I drink coffee every morning so i pour the black seed oil in a small portion of coffee that I have already prepared with creamer and pure cane sugar.
      Not the whole cup, about an ounce. That’s how I stay on track.

    • halifz says:

      to lori and everyone,

      if u cant stand the odor n taste, use or put it in a capsule. For those who ask for the dose, whatever disease u have , u can consume it twice daily, one teaspoon each and up to two tablespoon daily. There are no limits as gat as i am corcern, but as general rules, never consume anything so much. I have been taking black seed oil for more than 10 years and so do my kids and those doses i gave u is just fine, for any type of disease. Tq. Insya Allah.

    • Sidney says:

      I have found that it works?best for me to gulp the teaspoon oil plain. then take a teaspoon of honey. takes the bad taste away immediately. have taken it that way for about a week. the taste of the oil is not so bad now.

      • Cass says:

        That is SO GOOD TO KNOW!! Thanks so much for that suggestion… the taste & odor is– Ughhhhh lol I put it in pot with tea once & let it simmer for like 5 min.. & My whole house smelled like it for a WEEK STRAIGHT!! Never again.

        So thanks again!

    • cat says:

      I use a dropper full under my tongue in the morning. It starts to absorb into your system faster. I leave it there for around 10 seconds then drink it down with some water. The water dilutes the taste and it goes down well.

    • Miss says:

      Put it in a capsule. This is how i take anything that has a strong taste. Just make sure to make them as needed. Not in advance the capsule will melt.

    • Man says:

      If you pinch your nose and hold it while taking the black seed oil (you must not smell the odor) you will have no problem taking the black seed oil. My first time taking it, I did not pinch my nose and I almost vomit.

  35. Ibrahim says:

    Hi Mr. Wade & everyone,

    It took me few hours to read online “in arabic” about the black seed. Then to come up with a copy from an online english summary regarding it. This is basically summs up the interpretaion of what the Prophet Mohammed said about it by Muslim Scholars centuries ago. I hope i can come up with what they have written on “how to consume or use the black seed”.

    Al-Bukhaari (5688) and Muslim (2215) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that he heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say concerning the black seed: “In it there is healing for every disease, except as-saam.” Ibn Shihaab said: As-saam is death.

    There are two scholarly views concerning the words “healing from every disease”. It was suggested that it is to be understood according to the general meaning, so it includes all diseases, or that it is general in wording but specific in meaning, so what is meant is some diseases.

    Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

    It was said that the words “every disease” refer to every disease that could be treated with it, because it is beneficial in the case of cold diseases; as for hot diseases, it is not.

    Al-Khattaabi said:

    The words “From every disease” are general terms but what is meant by them is something specific, because there is no medicine made from plants that could be used to treat all diseases; rather what is meant is that it is healing for every disease that is caused by moisture.

    Abu Bakr ibn al-‘Arabi said:

    According to physicians, honey is more likely to be a remedy for every disease than the black seed. Nevertheless, there are some diseases that if a person drinks honey, it will make matters worse. If what is meant by the description of honey as something “wherein is healing for men” [an-Nahl 16:69] is that it is healing for most diseases, then it is more appropriate to say that with regard to the black seed. End quote.

    Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

    The words “healing from every disease” are like the verse in which Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Destroying everything by the Command of its Lord” [al-Ahqaaf 46:25]. That is, it (the storm or wind referred to in the previous verse) destroyed everything that could be destroyed, and the like. End quote.

    Zaad al-Ma‘aad (4/297)

    Shaykh Abu Muhammad ibn Abi Jamrah said: Some people commented on this hadith and made its general statements specific, referring it to the views of people who have medical experience, but the one who says that is obviously mistaken, because if we believe the physicians – whose knowledge is based on experience, the foundation of which is what is most likely to be right – then to believe the one who does not speak on the basis of his whims and desires [i.e., the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)] is more appropriate [than believing the doctors].

    End quote from al-Fath (10/145).

    Al-Karmaani said:

    It may be that the general meaning is the intended meaning, that it may bring healing for all diseases, but that is on condition that it is put together with other ingredients, and there should be no haraam component. Rather the general meaning of the text must be what is intended, because the fact that an exception is mentioned indicates that it is general in application. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said it intending that general meaning; the evidence for that is the fact that he made an exception. Therefore we must accept that it is general in meaning. End quote.

    ‘Umdat al-Qaari (31/301)

    The fact that the general meaning is what was intended is obvious, because the wording indicates that. It is also indicated by the exception in the phrase “except as-saam (death).” If the general meaning had not been intended, there would have been no need to mention the exception. The fact that an exception is made for death indicates that for all other diseases, black seed may be useful as a remedy, but that is dependent upon there being no impediment and upon the conditions being met.

    • maha says:

      peace and blessings on to you brother Ibrahim, Thanks so much for this very accurate,.informative, religious, medical saying of the prophet Mohamed peace and blessing be upon him and the explanation of its contents. From the hadeith, I understood that in the black seeds, there is a cure for every disease. You have posted the issue perfectly, May Allah SWT reward you in this life and in the hereafter…….Amen

    • Josphine Mwikali Mbwii says:

      Am from Kenya and I was asthmatic I used drugs for more than 7yrs without improvement. But when I used the black seed oil it cleared totally

    • Joann Smith says:

      yes given in a child’s syringe with a fruity juice feel the syringe with both equally 1tsp and the rest juice mix and give to the child this is God’s nature medicine that will not harm any one it is like giving you child seasoning out of your cupboard..

  36. hassan says:


    2 years before my brother had lost his memory as several damages in his brain after effecting viral meningitis with encipilites as doctors said…

    In this case I wanted to know the best way to use black seeds…..

  37. Black seed oil says:

    Hello All,

    I also wanted to share my personal experience of black seed oil that is very effective to get rid of hair dryness.
    I am using it from last few months.

  38. Hope says:

    I was diagnosed with gastritis for over a year ago. I am currently on black seed oil. Do I need to add another thing to it???

  39. Ernest Ghana Kumasi says:

    I have seen an extreme development in my hair.I am just 30 and was developing bard head which is so embarrassing.I just look through a mirror with reference from this blog.i have used black seed for only 10 days and it works like magic to me.Growing hair again my head is just like a miracle.

  40. Angela says:

    Great article packed with information on this seed. I’m using it for my son with Autism. It has really improved his system. His OCD issues have disappeared. I do wish you had a human editor tho. There are so many auto-correct mistakes in this, that it distracts from the legitacimy if the article.

  41. Adesanf says:

    Can you please give me information about how black seed oil can treat hepatitis B, ascites, and liver tumor . I am currently taking this oil which was prescribed by a friend .

  42. Irfan Akhtar says:

    I treated acute vitiligo of my 10 year old son with regular use of black seed and fig. Both helped a lot in pigmentation of the affected area. He is now 14 and have literally no scars left.

  43. Bea says:

    I suffer with fybromyagia, chronic pain, Carol tunnel, lesions in my brain, rhynitis and have allergies to honey as well as other thing! What would be an alternative to honey be?

  44. Amman says:

    I am from Ethiopia and I use it as a general preemptive tonic to fend off everything. Some long-time users of the oil don’t seem to age either. There are local brands and an imported brand – the local brands appear to be much better.

  45. LisaLe says:

    I just started using bso a teaspoon twice a day and i rub in on my face, neck and chest. i apply it heavily to my knotty thyroid….and i am AMAZED that my thyroid has become smaller in size! of course am i continuing convention medicine but cant wait to see my doctor next week! i have many…illness….LSE, MS Diabetes. Hashimotos and I;m just willing to try anything before they find something else. I had open heart surgery a year ago july. i have four buldging discs in my neck and digenerting discs in my lower back…but i go to physical therapy..and im up and attem every day. and i really believe the black seed oil is giving me energy and helping to chase my blues away. i feel more like myself than i have since May 15. I do NOT feel like giving up. Im so exciting about life!

  46. Jojo says:

    I’m trying to research to find out if black seed oil can be used as a poultice as castor oil is over different organs of the body. Castor oil packs are shown to heal inflammation of internal organs. Wouldn’t black seed oil be even better?? Does anyone have any info on this?

  47. Inga says:

    Hi, please I need to know will Black seed oil help get rid of and Cure Genital warts? Can it get rid of the virus FOREVER? It was given to me by a guy years ago, I got it lasered off and it came back 4-5 months later, so I lasered it again. Haven’t seen it since but heard there is no cure for the genital warts virus n outbreak. I’ve been extremely miserable and been sexless for years too. Even more miserable being/ feeling LONELY! How much tsp/tbsp a day if so? Also have terrible strong body odor, armpit odor too, No deodorant works, not even men’s. Discoloration all over my skin in the upper body due to me using tea tree oil a few yrs ago smh. Please can you help me, beyond miserable here …

  48. Lady J says:

    For those looking for it in Nigeria, I came across it at Sahad stores (the one close to Bolton white Hotel-Area 11) in Abuja. They have plenty of it and very affordable too. Although I have never used it before. I also do not hope to ingest it but may rather use it topically.

  49. Mr.H says:

    Just read your article on black oil.On the strength of claims ,I have ordered a bottle to try. I’ve had angina for several years now and was given 80 mg. of statins. I have now been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and after talking to Dr.Google,I think that these chemicles are causing most of my problems. Since being prescribed metformin and statins my feet and legs are quite numb..(peripheral neuropathy ?) asked my doc and he said because of my job it’s cause is standing for long periods! I’ll post again in a months time with any results. Regards H

  50. Albert says:

    Hello, I’ve read all the testimonies, is it the SEED, CAPSULES and OIL: which are we really referring here as doing these magic works or, all of it, which?

    • Brendan Wade says:

      Hey Albert,

      Thanks for reading. The seed, oil and capsule all come from the same base – the black seed. The oil is made when the seeds are pressed, and the capsules are made from the oil.

      Hope I answered your question 🙂

  51. Willie says:

    I am a little concerned, not about Black seed oil, but about the source, the site once recommended the company Amazing Herbs, now this new source, they are very expensive and without explaining to us, whom have come to trust you, the difference, so that we can make decision if you purposely are suggesting that we which brands or if there is a difference!

  52. Andrea says:

    Can i use the capsules and still get the full benefits? Plz give answer asap….and do i have use the oil for my face or will the capsules taken by mouth will help with my face?? Please give me answer right away…thanks

  53. Nma says:

    Pls I just want to know if this oil can cure bacterial vaginosis. My discharge smells like rotten fish or meat. Someone should pls reply me.

  54. Sarah says:

    Can black seed oil heal stretch marks over time? Taking it orally and massaging it directly into the skin… any reports of such cases?

    Thanks so much!

  55. Sylvia says:

    Wow!…very encouraging results. Thank you all for sharing your experiences with black seed oil.
    In my family I am hoping to see the improvement in the following:
    Skin condition(s), blood pressure, weight loss, and bowel issues. I am ordering it now, so I should get in a week or so.
    Then after taking it for a couple of weeks, I will come back to post on any positive (or negative) outcomes.

  56. daisy says:

    Is Black See Oil good for removal of Gallbladder stone? I used it and it made me upset as a result I vomit and it also caused me to get defecate watery.

  57. Mary says:

    I have chronic back problems and diabetes. Also bladder and kidney problems. What is best the seeds or oil. And how much do I take daily. Also how long do I use to see some results.

  58. Esther Uwaifo says:

    I have just started using Black seed oil, For Diabetes, I am hoping for a cure .I read the 101 benefits of this great herb and i am looking forward to great health in Jesus name.Amen. And I will keep you posted in two month. Thank you.

  59. Anum says:

    I just came across this article now, I really want to know if it takes care of fibroids, if yes , is it the powder or the oil and how is it use

  60. Kalyani says:

    My friends daughter is suffering from tuberculosis. Please suggest how she has to take kalonji/ Black seeds oil/ powder to recover fast??????

  61. Mr.H says:

    Been using black oil now for nearly 3 months,haven’t noticed any benefits as yet.(2 teaspoons a day with honey,to take away the diesel taste.

  62. laura says:

    How do you use it to prevent nose bleeds. I keep getting them and Dr / Ent/ Allergist don’t have any more ideas to make them stop. Any advice welcome!!

  63. siru says:

    hello all greetings to u.
    could the black seed oil be cure for headech? if so,how could i Take it?
    am waiting for ur response


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