Many of you have reached out to me to ask about a product that is getting a lot of attention: black seed oil. While you might think of black seed oil as a hot new trend, it has in fact been used for thousands of years as an all-natural wellness and beauty support.
Black seed oil is pressed from the seeds Nigella sativa, a flowering plant that grows in India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and Northern Africa. It is said to have been used by Egyptian royalty, including Cleopatra.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BLACK SEED OIL?
The potential benefits of black seed oil, or blessed seed oil, are considerable. I am fond of calling it a holistic wellness powerhouse!
Black seed oil has both beauty and wellness benefits. On the beauty front, Black Seed Oil can support healthier, more radiant skin and lustrous hair – which is what Cleopatra supposedly used it for – and may diminish the signs of acne, psoriasis, and vitiligo (loss of pigmentation in the skin). It may also help wounds heal faster and support stronger nails.
Black seed oil supports overall wellness as well. One loyal customer told me that before using our oil, she felt pain in her joints every time it was about to rain. Now, she feels no joint pain at all. This is in keeping with what many others who use black seed oil have reported. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, the oil can support joint comfort and mobility, as well as cardiovascular health.
These same anti-inflammatory properties have other benefits as well. Inflammation can lead to conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer – so preventing inflammation is very important.
While it is not clear exactly how black seed oil supports weight loss, there does appear to be a connection. This may have something to do with the fact that black seed oil is carminative, which means it can support digestion and decrease digestive problems including gas, bloating, and stomach pain.
WHAT KIND OF AYURVEDIC PERSONALITY CAN BENEFIT FROM BLACK SEED OIL?
Are you extremely creative, yet often on edge? Do you find it easy to come up with big ideas, but harder to follow through? Do you have a hard time sleeping, feel like your heart is racing, gain and lose weight frequently, have digestive issues, and always feel cold?
If these things are true for you, you have what is called a Vata personality in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian art of holistic wellness – and black seed oil is the panacea you’ve been looking for.
WHY IS GURUNANDA BLACK SEED OIL BETTER THAN THE REST?
GuruNanda Black Seed Oil, like all essential oils I make, is 100% pure and natural, and sustainably and ethically sourced. We buy seeds from Madya Pradesh, Gujarat, and cold-press them hexane-free in our own Indian facility.
In that way, I ensure that our oil benefits everyone from the local farmers who grow the plants we use to the customers like you who buy the finished product. But the specific benefits of our black seed oil go far beyond that.
Unlike other black seed oils, GuruNanda Black Seed Oil is fortified with 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 and 100 Mcg of Vitamin K2 along with other natural ingredients such as sunflower oil and MCT oil. Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” Vitamin D3 has innumerable benefits, including supporting stronger bones, improved brain function and mood, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, and improving immune function. Believe it or not, there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in America. Americans, myself included, work too many hours indoors, limiting our exposure to natural sunlight. Obese people, as well as people with darker skin pigmentation, may struggle to absorb enough vitamin D from the sun as well. My black seed oil is fortified with Vitamin D3 to help address this issue.
Vitamin K2 is also an important vitamin. It contributes to skin health and bone metabolism while protecting against blood vessel calcification. Vitamin K2 helps transport the calcium absorbed by the D3 absorbed by the intestines to the right place: your bones. D3 and K2 are both fat-soluble and when ingested as part of a mix with black seed oil under the tongue, they bypass the regular digestive route and are absorbed much more efficiently.
Sunflower oil can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, while MCT oil can be a healthy source of grounded energy while supporting weight loss.
Fortified with these essential vitamins, GuruNanda Black Seed Oil has numerous overall health benefits.
WHERE CAN I BUY GURUNANDA BLACK SEED OIL, AND HOW SHOULD I TAKE IT?
GuruNanda Black Seed Oil can be taken orally or topically. To ingest it, simply shake the bottle, then take the full dropper (1 ML) twice daily. The oil can also be applied topically under the eyes to fight bagginess and dark circles as well.
GuruNanda Black Seed Oil is available online and at Walmart stores nationwide. I hope you will make a regular addition to your daily routine so you can enjoy all the wellness benefits, just as I do.