Black seed oil has been used to treat a variety of health conditions. It is high in antioxidants, research has shown that black seed oil, and specifically thymoquinone in the oil, may help in treating asthma by reducing inflammation and relaxing muscles in the airway, may assist with weight loss, lower levels of blood sugars, cholesterol and blood pressure and protect your brain cells. It is also known for fighting acne, eczema, psoriasis, improving hair by hydrating it.
Black seed oil may have other benefits for health, including:
Anticancer effects. Test-tube studies have shown thymoquinone in black seed oil to help control the growth and spread of several types of cancer cells (39Trusted Source, 40Trusted Source).
Reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, limited research suggests that black seed oil may help reduce joint inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis (41Trusted Source, 42Trusted Source, 43Trusted Source).
Antifungal. Black seed oil has also been shown to have antifungal activities. In particular, it may protect against Candida albicans, which is a yeast that can lead to candidiasis (46Trusted Source, 47Trusted Source).