Black Cumin Seed Oil, a Powerful Medicinal Fat
Health Matters, January 2024

Black Cumin Seed Oil, a Powerful Medicinal Fat

By Shelley Headley and Tristan Carbery

We have learned a lot about “fats” over the years – what’s healthy for us, what’s not – and many have come to understand that heavily processed and refined oils, such as corn, canola, soybean, and sunflower, should be avoided. At the same time, there has been a wave of hype around more healthful oils like coconut, medium-chain triglyceride, and olive, and even ghee and butter.

But did you know there are powerful, medicinal seed oils that are proven to support health by providing protection against metabolic, cardiovascular, digestive, hepatic, renal, respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic disorders, and even cancer? The benefits of seed oils are taking the natural health and healing space by storm, with mounting evidence supporting the potential benefits of functional foods or nutraceuticals for human health and diseases. While several organic seed oils have proven health benefits, we are going to focus on one, black cumin (Nigella sativa Linn.), a highly valued nutraceutical herb.

Nigella sativa is an annual herbaceous plant native to Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran. Black cumin seed oil is considered one of the most important medicinal plants in the world and has attracted growing interest from health-conscious individuals, as well as the scientific and pharmaceutical communities.

The pharmacologic effects of black cumin, and its main bioactive component thymoquinone, include the ability to attenuate oxidative stress and inflammation and to promote immunity, cell survival, and energy metabolism. This provides diverse health benefits, like supporting normal blood sugar levels, maintaining a healthy bacterial balance, promoting healthy inflammatory response, supporting strong immune and cardiovascular systems, keeping your liver healthy, and maintaining healthy lung capacity and function. Furthermore, black cumin acts as an antidote to mitigate various toxicities.

Nigella sativa seeds and oil have been used for centuries in the treatment of different diseases. Because Nigella sativa seeds are also a significant source of high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and phytonutrients, its byproduct – press seed cake – can be added to formulate and balance rations for farm animals, providing many of the same benefits to them that the oil provides for us.

Never before promoted in the U.S., Headley Holistics on Vashon are the first to bring this valuable product to market, and we are seeing amazing results in horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and even dogs! When fed to animals, the benefits of this potent superfood are numerous: superior skin, hair, and hoof health; a reduction in symptoms of metabolic issues; it also acts as natural feed-through fly and flea control. In addition, black cumin seed oil is known to be energetically cooling. We have found that, when fed daily, seed press cake produces a mild calming effect, and when combined with other natural ingredients, like high-quality CBD isolate, produces significant anxiety-reducing relaxation in horses and dogs that lasts for hours.

When shopping for medicinal seed oils and seed press cake products, remember that not all are created equal. We are proud to use, recommend, and sell the highest-quality seed oils and seed press cakes available. Andreas Seed Oils holds several patents on the most advanced oil seed presses in the world. His technology allows for the raw ingredients to be pressed in their whole form, and his seed oils and press cakes are potent, uncorrupted, and always 100% organic. The seeds are never ground or oxidized, and his meticulous process and attention to detail is unsurpassed.

As the exclusive distributor for Andreas Seed Oils and Organic Seed Press Cakes, we have worked tirelessly to brand and bring these valuable ingredients to market. Launching with great success here on Vashon Island three years ago, these products are now available nationwide, and the positive reviews are streaming in! Let 2024 be the year you turn your health trajectory around. Experience the power of organic black cumin seed oil for yourself and press seed cake for yourself and your animals today.

Shelley Headley and Tristan Carbery, Co-founders of Headley Holistics, have dedicated their careers to advancing holistic care for both humans and animals. They pride themselves on being a resource for folks who want to choose a holistic path for themselves and the animals they care for.

January 8, 2024

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