Move over Hemp Seed Oil, there’s a new hero in town… my hero ingredient Black Seed Oil. Known as a versatile natural “cure all” across the Middle East and deemed as “a cure for every disease except death” by Prophet Muhammed, Black Seed Oil is extracted from the tiny black seeds produced in the seed pods of the Nigell Does black seed oil make CBD better? Read on for information from TONIC to see exactly why and how our CBD is best.
Why is Black Seed Oil my Hero Ingredient?
Move over Hemp Seed Oil, there’s a new hero in town… my hero ingredient Black Seed Oil.
Known as a versatile natural “cure all” across the Middle East and deemed as “a cure for every disease except death” by Prophet Muhammed, Black Seed Oil is extracted from the tiny black seeds produced in the seed pods of the Nigella Sativa plant.
Generally known as black seed or black cumin, though still relatively unknown in the western world, civilisations across the world have been using Black Seeds, and their oil, for medicinal remedies for thousands of years. In fact, it was so revered in the time of the Ancient Egyptians, that King Tutankhamun was buried with a vat of it in his tomb.
“a cure for every disease except death”
Today, because of the many health benefits they offer, black seeds are “widely used in the treatment of various diseases like bronchitis, asthma, diarrhea, rheumatism and skin disorders. It is also used as liver tonic, digestive, anti-diarrheal, appetite stimulant, emmenagogue, to increase milk production in nursing mothers, to fight parasitic infections, and to support the immune system.” 1
Why are Black Seeds so special?
Containing one of the world’s richest natural sources of Thymoquinone, Black Seeds possess an array of vitamins, minerals, proteins and a high concentration of essential fatty acids. It is thought that the combination of these and other components work in a unique synergy to give Black Seed Oil the power behind its tremendous potency and unique function.
How can Black Seeds help?
Though the healing benefits of these tiny black seeds have not been studied extensively until more recently, it is pleasing to see that science is backing up the potent medicinal effects known and practiced by traditional medicines for centuries. Recent studies 1, 2, 3, 4 have shown that Black Seeds offer the following beneficial properties:
- anti-inflammatory (including acne and psoriasis)
- antimicrobial (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, & antiparasitic)
- wound healing
- improved the skin hydration
- reduced hypersensitivity reactions (eczema)
- anti-asthmatic and bronchodilator
- anti-cancer and immunomodulatory
- spasmolytic (antispasmodic)
- hepato-protective (prevents damage to the liver)
- renal-protective (prevents damage to the kidneys)
Although western medicine dictates that further studies and clinical trials are required before being accepted as a modern medicine, given that there are very few known toxic effects 1, 2, 3 associated with Black Seeds, it’s little wonder why these miraculous tiny black seeds have been used so extensively throughout history to remedy so many different conditions.
“Not only did Black Seed oil become the hero ingredient for my products, but it also became the inspiration for the Oasis Black name.”
After first learning of the tremendous healing power in these tiny black seeds, and after much research and trial and error of my own, I knew that I needed to share their magic with the modern world. From that moment, not only did Black Seed Oil become the hero ingredient for my products, but it also became the inspiration for the Oasis Black name.
Like any natural remedy, care does need to be taken when selecting which Black Seed Oil to use.
As the seeds alone offer so many beneficial properties, ideally you want an oil that resembles those seeds as closely as possible. The more an oil is processed and refined, the less beneficial properties it will possess.
Therefore, to deliver as much nutritional value as possible to your skin, I’ve deliberately chosen to only use 100% cold pressed and organic Black Seed Oil in my products.
Can black seed oil make CBD better?
We certainly think so! That’s why black seed oil is the foundation of our flagship Doses – Flex, O.G., and Chill – and why it’s going to play a big role in our new skincare line (launching December 2020!). It has been revered for centuries as a cure for “everything except death”. Ancient Latin texts referred to black seed oil as a “panacea” (cure all), while Arabic cultures that deeply respected the plant and its power referred to it as “Habbah Sawda” (Seeds of Blessing). The seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant were so highly revered in ancient middle eastern cultures that Pharaohs were even buried with it in their tombs! Reference to the therapeutic benefit of cold pressed black cumin seed dates back to some of the oldest medical texts on record, but does the hype hold up in modern times?
Modern research has validated black seed oil’s traditional use, proving that the oil contains unique and powerful therapeutic compounds that provide anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and immune-boosting effects.
What are the benefits of black seed oil?
Black seed oil is derived from the Nigella Sativa plant and has a wide array of benefits for both internal and external use. The primary uses of black seed oil include reducing inflammation, fighting bacteria and damaging free radicals, supporting optimal immune system, gut and liver function, regulating blood sugar and blood pressure, and speeding the healing process for wounds and skin conditions.
Results of various studies have demonstrated that black seed oil and its active ingredients, specifically thymoquinone, possess pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, supporting the common folk uses and anecdotal evidence for Nigella Sativa. “Many protective properties are attributed to reproducible radical scavenging activity as well as an interaction with numerous molecular targets involved in inflammation, including pro-inflammatory enzymes and cytokines”.
Thymoquinone (TQ) leads the charge against inflammation, free radicals, bacteria and sluggish liver and kidney function with the help of 100+ synergistic phyochemicals that support TQ’s action throughout the body.
Why combine black seed oil with CBD?
Black seed oil carries a lot of the same beneficial properties as CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained wild popularity over the past couple of years due to its ability to provide natural support for common ailments like pain and anxiety. Cannabinoids, like CBD, have been patented by the US government for their antioxidant effect. Like black seed oil, CBD interacts with many different targets throughout the body in order to accomplish an array of effects, especially when it comes to immune function, inflammation and overall feelings of wellbeing.
When you combine the two, they are able to double down on each other’s effects. Black seed oil is able to enhance the “neck down” effects of CBD. In other words, it helps to carry out the physical benefits of CBD in a more integrative, consistent and effective way.
Ancient cultures and traditions like Ayurveda claim that black seed oil is able to increase the bioavailability of other herbs that are taken with it. The benefits of black seed oil on its own are outstanding, but when mindfully combined with other therapeutics black seed oil can become the catalyst for next-level healing.
Integrative Approach, Targeted Results
TONIC’s thoughtfully crafted botanical blends don’t just rely on CBD doing all of the heavy lifting. We take an innovative, integrative approach to ensuring that you are getting the support you need with every Dose.
Flex TONIC includes 1000mg CBD from our full spectrum hemp extract and a 33% concentration of black seed oil to help you recover faster and feel better.
The O.G. TONIC builds on that combo by adding adaptogenic ashwagandha root, which is known for its ability to lower cortisol, defend against stress and improve mental clarity.
Chill TONIC takes the stress-relieving properties of O.G. to the next level with the addition of lemon balm and passionflower: calming herbs that allow your nervous system to relax, helping you fight off anxiety and get a better night’s sleep.
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