Black Seed: Are There Health Benefits?
- High Cholesterol
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Autoimmune Disorders
Black seed oil can also be applied topically. Small scale studies have demonstrated positive effects for eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
That said, more research is needed to evaluate both the potential benefits and complications of using black seed and black seed oil.
One teaspoon of black seed oil contains:
- Calories: 45
- Protein: 0 grams
- Fat: 5 grams
- Carbohydrates: 0 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
Black seed is a good source of:
- Folic Acid
The medicinal benefits of black seed are mainly due to its main active compound called thymoquinone, which has shown antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and other therapeutic properties that protect the body from cell damage and chronic diseases.
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