ARTICLE: All the ways to consume nigella seed for health and well-being

Cutaneously: In local applications, Nigella oil is used as a treatment oil:

On the skin : Heat a small quantity of Black Seed oil in your hands and apply it to the face, body, or to the part to be treated, massaging gently to make it penetrate.

As Nigella oil has a high essential oil content, it is preferable, for people with sensitive skin, not to use it pure, but in combination with other vegetable oils (sweet almond, coconut, argan, etc.). ). It should not be applied to the eye area and mucous membranes as there is a risk of irritation.

On hair, scalp and nails : Apply a few drops to the affected area like a beauty oil.

Regular use allows you to find soft and hydrated skin and silky and vitalized hair.

Nigella, by its scientific name Nigella Sativa , also called nigella, Habba Sawda, Habbat al baraka or black cumin, is asmall black seed with many benefits for health and well-being . (which you can find in this article )

This seed, once widely used in food, is unfortunately neglected in modern cooking.

It is increasingly recommended by alternative medicine professionals, such as naturopaths. It is sometimes consumed as a complement to heavy treatment or to boost weak or compromised immunity.

There are multiple ways to benefit from the multiple virtues of black seed.

Discover all these ways to consume nigella to effectively benefit from all its benefits. This way for find quality nigella seeds , Nigella sativa, essential for making all the remedies in this article.

How to use whole nigella seeds?

  • Take the seeds as they are

Consuming the seeds directly, without extracting the oil, is a guarantee of freshness and purity , because over time, the oil ends up oxidized and the properties of black seed disappear.

Nigella seeds digest well, but for them to be effectively assimilated, you must at least chew them well.

Advantages : it's probably the simplest and quickest way to do it, no preparation, it's direct. If you like nigella, it will also be very pleasant.

Disadvantages : their taste is quite strong, which is why it is not very widely used. This is also not the most effective way to benefit from the benefits of nigella, because even if you chew the seeds well, some of them will still be digested without being assimilated by the body; ideally you should grind them first.

Method : ideally, put the seeds in a blender, then eat the powder directly in the prescribed quantity, usually a teaspoon morning and evening. If you are not grinding the seeds, chew well before swallowing.

  • Consume the ground seeds mixed with honey and lukewarm water

According to a recent study, the best way to take black seeds with honey is to mix them with warm water. The water activates the living nutrients in raw organic honey and amplifies the effect it has inside the body.

Pass the quantity of nigella seeds for your treatment through a coffee grinder, keep your powder in a glass bottle.

Every morning, take a teaspoon of raw organic active honey and mix in a glass of lukewarm water (maximum 37°C). Add a teaspoon of seed powder , then drink on an empty stomach 30 minutes before breakfast.

The 30 minutes allows the honey and black seed mixture to be fully absorbed into the body before anything else enters it.

  • Incorporate seeds in cooking

In oriental and North African cuisine, we still find the use of seeds such as nigella seeds,

You can add it to your culinary preparations such as: bread, brioches, salads, soups...

  • Infuse the seeds

To do this, you need to boil water. Then when it boils, put the seeds to infuse for about 10 minutes, covered.

  • Prepare an oily macerate from seeds

Unlike black seed oil, which comes from the pressing of oilseeds, macerate is made by the maceration of black seed seeds. The seeds thus release the active ingredients in the oil used.

So, to make an oily nigella macerate, we first need a quality vegetable oil.

We can judge the good quality of a vegetable oil with the mention "first cold pressed" and organic manufacturing because many chemicals or pesticides are fat-soluble, be careful they are therefore soluble in oils.

Currently, sunflower or olive oils are most used to make macerates.

If you would like to know how to make an oily macerate, consult our article entitled: “ How to make an oily macerate

How to use ground nigella seeds?

Nigella powder is available commercially, but you can obtain it by putting the seeds in a blender.

The advantage is that you would have removed any impurities beforehand. In addition, the nigella powder will be fresh.

As a treatment, no more than 3 months, take 1 teaspoon of powder in the evening and in the morning on an empty stomach before breakfast or if you don't like its taste, mix it with a little honey.

How to use black seed oil?

Internally:

In treatment: Take a 1 teaspoon pure or diluted in another virgin edible vegetable oil (olive), in pure honey, or lemon, in the morning, on an empty stomach, for a maximum of one month.

It can be consumed at any time of the day: morning, noon or evening.

It does not cause insomnia or any particular constraints.

Cutaneously: In local applications, Nigella oil is used for the skin, hair and in muscle or joint massage.

On the skin : Heat a small quantity of Black Seed oil in your hands and apply it to the face, body, or to the part to be treated, massaging gently to make it penetrate.

As Nigella oil has a high essential oil content, it is preferable, for people with sensitive skin, not to use it pure, but in combination with other vegetable oils (sweet almond, coconut, argan, etc.). ). It should not be applied to the eye area and mucous membranes as there is a risk of irritation.

On hair, scalp and nails : Apply a few drops to the affected area like a beauty oil.

Regular use allows you to find soft and hydrated skin and silky and vitalized hair.

We offer you nigella sativa seeds and "lentil" nigella seeds from Saudi Arabia ready to be consumed on our sales site https://www.bioriental.com/ . We also have food grade black seed oils as well as black seed products such as honey, soaps, massage creams, shampoos...

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