Things to know about black seed oil

16 Jan 2019, 13:07

NTV Online

Black seed oil is full of health benefits, which is known to us all. However, the available black seed oil in our markets is rather harmful for human health. Astounded? Tests conducted by Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) show such amazing result.

Experts have suggested not to consume such so called black seed oil bought from local markets or roadside vendors. They say these oils would lead to stomach ache and other diseases. Besides, directly consuming oils would cause heartburn, gastric, ulcer and other health problems. However, taking properly prepared black seed oil is indeed nutritious for human body. 

An enteric coated soft gelatine capsule of black seed oil mae by Purnava Limited (A subsidiary of Renata Limited), a local company, is all set to marketize. The capsules contain 100% pure, strong cold-pressed natural black seed oil. The capsules will provide with all health benefits of black seed oil and most importantly the capsules are not giving any heartburn. As a result one can take the capsules without worrying about anything. Before bringing in markets, Purnava Limited using ultra-modern technical skills has scientifically ensures and confirms the capsules are side-effect free. The research confirms the health benefits of the capsules are —

  1. It reduces harmful cholesterol such as: low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglyceride (TG) and at the same time increases good high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol that effectively controls body fat rate.
  2. It helps controlling excessive blood pressure.
  3. It increases haemoglobin, hematocrit , red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
  4. It lowers the thyroid hormone rate thus improves hypothyroid status.
  5. It reduces serum creatinine controlling kidney-related diseases.
  6. It is effective in increasing male progesterone production rate.

Because of its contents the health benefits of black seed oil are intrinsic. It contains 21 per cent protein, 38 per cent carbohydrate and 35 per cent edible oil and fat. The black seed also contains nigelon, thymoquinone and mixed oil. Besides, it has other necessary ingredients including fatty acid.  

Besides, black cumin seed oil contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium,   selenium, vitamin-a, vitamin-b, vitamin-b2, niacin and vitamin-c. Besides phosphate, iron, phosphorus, carbohydrate it also has anti-germ ingredients. It has cancer-preventive carotene and powerful hormone, ingredients preventing urinal diseases, digestive enzyme and anti-acid ingredient and preventive ingredients for acid reflux diseases.  

Be it modern medical science or having religious lineage, black seed oil shines alike for its health benefits. Muslims believe back seed oil has great healing power. Let’s look at two references from Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith:

 Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.591 Narrated by Khalid bin Sad

We went out and Ghalib bin Abjar was accompanying us. He fell ill on the way and when we arrived at Medina he was still sick. Ibn Abi 'Atiq came to visit him and said to us, ‘Treat him with black cumin. Take five or seven seeds and crush them (mix the powder with oil) and drop the resulting mixture into both nostrils, for Aisha has narrated to me that she heard the Prophet (saws) saying, 'This black cumin is healing for all diseases except As-Sam.' Aisha asked 'What is As-Sam?' He (the Prophet (saws)) replied 'Death.'

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.592 Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, ‘There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death.’