Amazing Herbs - Black Seed Cold-Pressed Oil - 16 oz. (480 ml)
Amazing Herbs Black Seed Cold-Pressed Oil is freshly cold-pressed (first-pressing) using only the highest quality NON-GMO and organically sourced Nigella Sativa seeds and Guaranteed 100% Pure, Fresh, and Un-Refined. So unlike imported mystery oils, you will be happy know that Amazing Herbs Black Seed Cold-Pressed Oil is fresh and the highest quality available anywhere.
Amazing Herbs Black Seed oil is a valuable source of EFA's 3/6/9, the building blocks of cells that help the body produce Prostaglandin E1. Black Seed oil also contains two very powerful compounds Nigellone, an anti-histamine, and Thymoquinone, an anti-inflammatory. Additionally, analysis and scientific research show that our Black Seed oil contains more than 100 components, including some which still remain unidentifiable, that work synergistically to support the body's various functions.
Amazing Herbs now offers cold-pressed Black Seed oil in Two Types: Original and Egyptian. While the nutritional benefits and chemical composition of both types are identical, Amaxing Herbs Original Black Seed oil has a spicy and pungent flavor and is pressed from Indian or Turkish seeds, whereas Amazing Herbs Egyptian Black Seed oil has a milder flavor. Both are 100% pure and natural and are manufactured to the highest quality standards, free from pesticides, gluten, heavy metals, and preservatives.
Discover the Secret of Black Seed
Black Seed truly is an Amazing Herb! For centuries, the Black Seed herb and oil have been used by millions of people in Asia, Middle East, parts of Europe and Africa to support their health. An aromatic spice, small and similar in size to sesame seed, it has been traditionally used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support, and for general overall well-being.
Black Seed is grown in various countries and therefore known by many names such as Black Cumin (Egypt), Black Caraway (Turkey), Kalonji (India/Pakistan), Habbatul Baraka or the Blessed Seed (Middle East), among others. Its botanical name is Nigella Sativa. Ever since its introduction to the United States in the late 1980's, it has been commonly referred to as 'Black Seed' or 'Black Cumin' and often used as a spice in traditional Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern and Persian cuisines.
Black Seed's medicinal use has a very rich traditional history that goes beyond ancient Eygptian and Biblical times. Some sources suggest that a bottle containing Black Seed was found in Tutankhamen's tomb and a biblical reference to it is noted in the Old Testament (Isaiah 28: 25, 27). Another important ancient reference to Black Seed's use is from Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who had declared it "a remedy for diseases except death." (Sahih Bukhari 71:592). Deeper research suggest that it was used as early as the 5th century B.C. by Hippocrates and by Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides.
The first known study on Black Seed was published in 1959 and since then, hundreds of studies at international universities and articles published in various journals have shown remarkable results supporting the benefits and uses of Black Seed alone or combined with other complimentary herbs.
Amazingly Black Seed's chemical composition is very rich and diverse. Aside from its primary ingredient, crystalline nigellone, Black Seed contains 15 amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, both fixed oils (84% fatty acids, including linolenic, and oleic), and volatile oils, alkaloids, saponin, and crude fiber, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium and potassium. There are still many components in Black Seed that haven't been identified. But research is going on around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions About Black Seed:
What is Black Seed?
Black Seed is a traditional herb that has been in use for thousands of years by people living in the Middle East and some parts of Asia and Africa to promote health and general well-being. It is also known the "Blessed Seed".
What are the essential properties of Black Seed?
Black Seed herb contains over 100 components, many of which still remain to be discovered. It is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids and contains about 35% oil, 21% protein, and 38% carbohydrates. More than 50% of the oil are essential fatty acids. It's linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid content help form Prostaglandin E1, which helps the body to inhibit infections, balances the immune system, and regulates allergic reactions. Gamma-linolenic acid also helps stabilize the cell membrane. Black Seed also contains about .5-1.5% volatile oils including Nigellone and Thymoquinone which have been researched for anti-histamine, anti-oxidant, anti-infective, and broncho-dialating effects.
What are some of the traditional uses of Black Seed?
Traditionally, Black Seed has been used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal complaints, kidney & liver support, circulatory and immune system support, and to improve general health. Black Seed oil has been used topically for different skin conditions, dryness, joint and scalp massage.
What scientific research has there been on Black Seed?
Since 1959, there have been over 200 studies at international universities and articles published in various journals showing remarkable results supporting some of its traditional uses. In 1960, Egyptian researchers isolated that Nigellone, which is only found in Black Seed and responsible for its broncho-dialating effect. Recently scientists in Europe studied the anti-bacterial and anti-mycotic effects of black seed oil. Scientists at the Cancer and Immuno-Biological Laboratory reported in a study that Black Seed may stimulate bone marrow and immune cells and may raise the interferon production, protect normal cells against cell destroying effects of viruses, and raise the number of anti-bodies producing B cells.
What about the effects of Black Seed and Prostaglandin E1 on the Immune System?
Through the formation of Protaglandin E1, the complete immune system is harmonized and the body's over-reactive allergic reactions are stabilized. By also inhibiting infection, the immune system is able to prevent and control chronic illnesses. Healthy cells are protected from the damaging effects of viruses, inhibiting tumors. As a result Interferon cell protein is formed, inhibiting growth of damaging micro-organisms. Recently independent clinical studies in the Archives of Aids described the possible effects of Black Seed on the defense system by improving the ratio between helper T-cells and suppressor T-cells by a significant amount while also enhancing the natural killer cell activity.
What are some of the other Effects of Black Seed?
Black Seed may support metabolism and improve digestion. There have been studies published that show Black Seed may have a lowering effect on blood sugar levels and may useful in the treatment of diabetes melitus.
What are the overall benefits of Black Seed?
Black Seed is a multi-faceted herb with many benefits, especially when it comes to maintaining a strong and healthy immune system. It is also very useful for respiratory complaints and seasonal allergies, weakened or over-stimulated Immune system, kidney or liver problems, digestive and stomach complaints, and joint and circulation related issues. Black Seed is a safe herb that can be used by anyone. It has no known side effects and has a long history of use for several thousand years.
What is more effective, Black Seed herb or oil?
Both are equally effective, but Black Seed oil is more concentrated and contains greater amounts of essential fatty acids. Caution should be taken when using low quality imported black seed oil because many oil products are imported and be adulterated or mixed with carrier oils. Some oils coming from the Middle East are extracted with heat and hexane, a petroleum by-product. Always use a product that is labeled as 100%, cold-pressed, solvent free, and packed and sealed by machine.
About Amazing Herbs
When W. Goreja was growing up as a young boy in the US, he would always hear stories about a miraculous little seed that his parents and grand parents would use to boost their immunity and overall health in their native homeland of Pakistan. They would say that by chewing a few grains daily, it would ward off all sorts of illnesses. As he became older and started to inquire about this herb, he discovered that it was called Black Seed or Blessed Seed because it was regarded as a "blessing for all illnesses". What he also discovered is that Black Seed was not only used by his elders but that it had been used for thousand of years in Asia, Middle East and Europe, and was still being used by people in throughout the world as a spice and remedy. When he realized that it might have even greater healing benefits, he began searching for a source of Black Seed in the United States, but soon discovered that nearly no one in the natural health industry had heard of it.
What amazed him was that although no one had heard about Black Seed, there was already research going on in the United States, Europe, and Africa about the health benefits of Black Seed and Black Seed Oil, some going as far back as the 1950's. All of the research showed remarkable results, especially for Asthma and Allergies, Immune Support, and Ant-viral properties among others.
Seeing an opportunity to introduce a unique product to health conscious consumers, W.G. and his late father started producing and marketing nutritional supplements made with Black Seed in 1990. When the first few products were introduced into the market, they discovered that there were practically thousands of people in the US who were aware about the benefits of Black Seed but had no access to it until now. Although, they had originally planned to target the natural health market alone, they found that there was also much interest in Black Seed in various ethnic markets because they were already familiar with its history. Within the next few years, interest in Black Seed grew and more products were added to the line, including cold-pressed Black Seed Oil, a concentrated form of Black Seed that is also a rich source of essential fatty acids.
In early 2000, they launched AmazingHerbs.com. This was a major step for Amazing Herbs as it put their products into the hands of consumers throughout the world, with customers as far as United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. At the same time, an increased interest of Black Seed in the U.S. created an opportunity for Amazing Herbs to expand its products into more retail stores. By 2010, there were more than 6000 retail stores in the U.S. carrying Amazing Herbs brand Black Seed nutritional supplements and over 30,000 individual customers using the product annually.
Amazing Herbs is the worlds leading manufacturer and distributor of Black Seed and other Health & Nutritional supplements. Aside from being one of the first nutraceutical company's to introduce Black Seed to the health and nutrition industry in the United States, it has also been vital in promoting the remarkable health benefits of Bitter Melon for Diabetes and Tongkat Ali root for stamina and sports performance.
Amazing Herbs prides itself in manufacturing the highest quality products, that are all manufactured in the USA under strict GMP guidelines and FDA registered facilities.