Black Cumin Seed Oil

3259810727_89be977d7c_m Used since ancient times as a cure-all and restorative, Black Cumin Seed Oil has quite a reputation to live up to.  While the oil cannot be proven as a miracle worker, Black Cumin Seed Oil does contain a wealth of nutrients and actives that may be the reason for its high regard within folk medicine.

Black Cumin Seed Oil has been taken internally to help improve the condition of hair, skin, and nails, and it is also used to treat these areas topically. Black Cumin Seed Oil can be used directly or incorporated into lotions, creams, conditioners, soaps, serums, or balms.  Black Cumin Seed Oil is known to be particularly effective at combatting auto-immune skin disorders, making it a natural choice for psoriasis treatment.  It can also help to soothe acne and various forms of eczema.  Black Cumin Seed Oil may also help relieve pain caused by arthritis or sore muscles and is an excellent choice for massage oil blends.

Containing a rich variety of vitamins including A, B1, B2, B6, Niacin and Folacin, Black Cumin Seed Oil is a nutritive addition to skin and hair care formulations.  It also contains an impressive array of minerals including calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, copper, phosphorus and zinc.  It is light brown in color and possesses an herbaceous aroma that is complemented nicely by citrus or other herbaceous essential oils and fragrances.

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