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The importance of Black Seed Oil and why you need to take it daily!


Case Studies at the bottom in references

Benefits of Black Seed Oil:

Before we dive straight into counting the health benefits of black seed oil, it’s important to know about its interesting history. Black seed, also known as Nigella Sativa, is considered a product of the Mediterranean region, but over the years, it has spread through Africa, Asia, and Southern Europe. Black seed oil finds application in Culinary and medicinal uses. Since the plant which produces black seed is very sensitive to soil conditions and climatic conditions, it has thus thriving production only in limited regions of India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt (History, n.d.).

Even in ancient times, black seed oil was thought to have many benefits and with the passage of time, these benefits have been proven medically as well. Black seed oil helps to enhance the immune system. It balances the cholesterol level in blood and blood vessels. It also helps the stomach fight harmful pathogens residing inside. Black seed oil can decrease inflammation and counter a couple of gastric problems. It can also help combat type 2 diabetes. Skin is improved with continuous usage and also, eye health is ensured. These were few benefits that I have studied myself and I remember on fingertips. Let’s study the proven health benefits of black seed oil.

Black Seed for Improving the Immune System:

There are two variants of black seed oil available in the market. The spice and the concentrated oil. They can enhance the immune system functioning to a modest degree. They boost white blood cell production. Since white blood cells are responsible for fighting disease-causing bacteria thus they can be beneficial to the immune system. Research suggests that black cumin oil is responsible for balancing inflammatory factors of the body. A broad range of conditions is battled through this delicate effect. These conditions include asthma, cancer, allergies, cardiovascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes (Bronwell, 2013).

Effectiveness in Combating Obesity:

Black seed has good fats present in it. It not only has an antidiabetic effect but also tends to control the cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is considered as a good cholesterol while LDL as bad. With regular usage of black seed oil, the HDL to LDL cholesterol ratio in the blood is reduced. Consequently, it helps reduce high blood pressure and increases the metabolism of fats. Cholesterol also has other adverse effects on human health apart from obesity (Hasani & Jouyandeh, 2013). Atherosclerosis which is a health condition in which plaque is built up in vessels, thus blocking them. This can also result in damage to the cardiac system. It is thus important to keep the cholesterol level low (Dehkordi & Kamkhah, 2008).

Role in Digestion:

The oil from black seed has a carminative effect and thus helps in digestion. Black seed can decrease gas and stomach pain. Intestinal parasites can be eradicated by the consistent use of black seed oil. It also slows down the growth of cancerous cells in the colon with surprisingly no side effects (Salim & Fukushima, 2003).

Combating Cancer:

Thymoquinone is an active compound in black seed oil. It has several benefits for health. Primarily, it has anti-cancer properties along with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. This compound can help combat encephalomyelitis, asthma, diabetes, & carcinogenesis. It acts as a free radical and scavenges inside the body for superoxide radicals. They also preserve antioxidant enzymes such as S transferase and glutathione peroxidase, both of these are great detoxifiers and aids in the defense system via cellular antioxidant action and hence protect the system from toxins (Woo, Kumar, & Sethi, 2012).

Benefits for Skin & Hair:

Black seed oil bears benefits for both skin and hair and is used very extensively in quite a few cultures. It is one of the natural ways to condition hair and improve scalp health. It also contains nigellone which is an effective antihistamine. This compound helps with hair loss due to alopecia areata. With the anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties, it can keep hair healthy in general and discourage dandruff and dryness in hair (Wienkötter, Höpner, & Schütte, 2008).

For skin, it can act as a remedy against scars and its formation on wounds. Melanin is a biological compound present in superficial tissues, it is useful for saving skin from low and high-level radiation. Thus, sunburn which is low-level radiation and sunbathing which is excessive exposure to UV radiation can be prevented. Low-level dermatological issues such as eczema and dryness can also be prevented which is a dangerous condition of skin suffrage (James, n.d.).

Pregnant?

Black seed seems to be safe in food amounts during pregnancy. But taking larger medicinal amounts is LIKELY UNSAFE.

A Good Problem:

Black seed oil has too many benefits to list! Some say it cures everything but death!!

Consuming Black Seed Oil daily supports your body's ability to fight off life-threatening diseases including but not limited to:

  • Improves hair growth and even prevents poliosis (early graying).
  • Boost production of bone marrow
  • Allergies and Sinusitis
  • Anxiety and Nervous Tension
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flu’s
  • Colic (babies)
  • Pancreas Support
  • Diarrhea, Indigestion and Heartburn
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Balanced Blood Pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Lethargy and Depression
  • Parasites
  • Candida Albicans
  • Healthy cholesterol levels
  • Prevents development of inflammatory processes in the cardiovascular system
  • Helps fortify and increase the elasticity of blood vessel walls
  • Acne
  • Helps relieve backache, arthritis and rheumatism
  • Supports faster burn recovery
  • Eczema
  • Infections
  • Joint Pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Sore Muscles
  • Analgesic (pain-killing)
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Anti-cholinergic
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-hypertensive
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • Bronchodilator
  • Gluconeogenesis inhibitor
  • Hepato-protective (liver protecting)
  • Hypotensive
  • Interferon inducer
  • Asthma
  • Increases flow of breast milk in nursing mothers
  • Smoothes menstrual periods
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Increases healthy fat in the blood
  • Improves body tone
  • Calms nervous system
  • Stimulates urine production
  • Improves respiratory problems/symptoms
  • Fights infectious disease
  • Weakness
  • Epileptic seizures
  • Dermatitis
  • Prostate issues
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Kidney stones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Varicose veins
  • Depression
  • Reno-protective (kidney protecting)
  • Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor
  • Boosts immune system function and response
  • Boosts functioning of metabolic processes.
  • Nourishes the skin
  • Helps in the regeneration of damaged cells

The Best Way To Consume Black Cumin:

The "OIL" - is the most effective form to consume Black Cumin because the oil is more concentrated than whole seeds unpressed, and is more readily assimilated. Also, because of it's potent, easy to absorb concentration - only 1 teaspoon is needed per dose.

Most health experts and natural physicians recommend taking 1 teaspoon of the oil two times per day for therapeutic effects, on an empty stomach/before meals and bedtime. Or once per day, for a healthy maintenance dose or as a preventative measure.

Black Cumin helps improve sleep and helps bile movements to be smooth and painless so for some it is best taken in the evening - unless utilizing 2x per day for therapeutic benefits.

You can take the oil on its own, mixed in water or juice (*great with raw honey), or can be added to warm tea - like herbal chai, etc.

Many people have also added a small amount to their face & body creams, with phenomenal results. Also beneficial topically for burns, psoriasis and alternative skin disorders.

Mix with honey and/or garlic for a great tonic for effective immunity-boosting during cold and flu season. Black Cumin should be taken daily as a preventative measure for all illness, and life-long vitality

We, at Bella Bee Tea, provide the best quality cumin seed oil by selecting the best seeds for the extraction. Most of our producers are from India and they cultivate the most natural seed without any GMO. With years of experience in this business, we assure that you won’t find any better quality black seed oil than ours. You can order our Black Seed Oil here

References:

Bronwell, L. (2013). What Doctors Don't Know about Inflammation. Retrieved from LifeExtension: http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2013/1/What-Doctors-Dont-Know-about-Inflammation/Page-01 Dehkordi, F., & Kamkhah, A. (2008). Antihypertensive effect of Nigella sativa seed extract in patients with mild hypertension. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. Hasani, R. S., & Jouyandeh, Z. (2013). A systematic review of anti-obesity medicinal plants - an update. J Diabetes Metab Disord. History. (n.d.). Nigella Sativa Oil was placed in the tomb of Tutankhamun. Retrieved from Huelle De Negelle: https://www.huile-de-nigelle.net/en/history-of-nigella-sativa.html?showall=&limitstart= James, K. (n.d.). 11 Simple Tips to Get Healthy Skin. Retrieved from NaturalFoodSeries: https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/11-tips-healthy-skin/ Salim, E., & Fukushima, S. (2003). Chemopreventive potential of volatile oil from black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) seeds against rat colon carcinogenesis. Nutr Cancer. Wienkötter, N., Höpner, D., & Schütte, U. (2008). The Effect of Nigellone and Thymoquinone on Inhibiting Trachea Contraction and Mucociliary Clearance. Planta Med. Woo, C., Kumar, A., & Sethi, G. (2012). Thymoquinone: potential cure for inflammatory disorders and cancer. Biochem Pharmacol.

Nigella sativa concoction induced sustained seroreversion in HIV patient. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24311845

A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

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9 Proven Black Seed Oil Benefits that Boost Your Health https://draxe.com/black-seed-oil-benefits/

 

Study: Hepatitis C virus vs Nigella sativa seed formulation - https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajtcam/article/view/145894

Study: HIV patient - https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajtcam/article/view/92356

V-Steaming 101

V-Steaming 101

If you have never heard of the V-Steam it may be possible that you are unsure of what it is exactly, how it works, or what it is used for. Or on the other hand, if you have heard of the V-Steam but you are not sure of why you should get it or why it would be important for you and your body.

As a woman, it is known that it is best to avoid soaps, body washes, lotions, and douches in the vaginal area which may contain irritating chemicals that can cause a woman's pH balance to be thrown off in her vagina. Vaginal steam treatment or V-Steam, is an all-natural way to rejuvenate, balance, and keep your vagina healthy.

 

What is the V-Steam you ask?

V-Steam/abdominal Therapy (Also called Yoni, Vagi-Steam, The Vaginal Steam Bath, Hip Bath & Womb Treatment, Bajos, Bertangas, and chai-yok is a therapy used to relieve pain and inflammation, hemorrhoids, and more. This ancient healing practice has been used for thousands of years and has extraordinary benefits for hemorrhoids, metabolism, immune system, bacterial infections, stress, and the respiratory system. The purpose of the V-Steam is to aid as an internal cleanser of the membranes of the vaginal tissues and the uterus. This is considered especially important for stagnant fertility conditions, and/or incomplete emptying of menses each cycle. V-Steams may also provide menstrual support, eliminate yeast infections and other vaginal bacteria, increase cervical fluids, relax vaginal canal and cervix, nourish and tone the uterine lining, prevent and ease bladder and kidney stones and more. Also called Yoni, Vagi-Steam, The Vaginal Steam Bath, Hip Bath & Womb Treatment, Bajos, Bertangas, and chai-Yok. Nicknamed the V-Steam and inspired by a similar remedy long used in some Asian cultures, the cleanse consists of sitting on an open-seated chair, under which a humidifier emits herb-infused steam for 30 to 45 minutes. While some get the steams to relieve stress, others swear by its health benefits like its ability to boost fertility, ease menstrual cramps, balance hormones, improve your sex life and fight infection.
Today, vagi steams can be in wellness centers as well as in the comfort of your own home! The most common ways to use the V-Steam is the toilet bowl method, a comforting hot bath, or even the use of a chair.

It is easy to rejuvenate your vagina with the V-Steam!

The V-Steam is a blend of up to 30 herbs including Vagi-Steam blend contains many herbs. The list of herbs includes: Rosemary, Oregano, Marigold, Damiana leaf, Lavender,Basil, Rose Petals, Parsley, Motherwort, Yarrow, Marjoram, Red Clover, Chamomile, Mugwort, Wormwood, Plantain leaf, Comfrey leaf, Thyme, Sage, Red Raspberry Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Peppermint, Yellow Dock, Shepherd's Purse and Horsetail. All of these herbs work together to create both cleansing and healing properties in your body.

Using the V-Steam in a bath as a therapy can be used to relieve pain, inflammation, hemorrhoids, and more.

What is the purpose of the V-Steam?

The V-Steam works as an aid to your body and as an internal cleanser of the membranes of the vaginal tissues and the uterus. These treatments are important in the healing or stagnant fertility conditions and/or complete emptying of those menses after your cycle. They also provide menstrual support, eliminate yeast infections and other vaginal bacteria, increase cervical fluids, relax vaginal canal and cervix, nourish and tone the uterine lining, prevent and ease bladder and kidney stones and more.

Many women who use the V-Steam are also able to relieve stress and fight infection!

V-Steam herbs may help:

    • Detox tissue
    • Help womb
    • Rejuvenate/tighten your V
    • Reduce cramps
    • Balance hormones
    • Stress relief
    • Boost libido
    • Eliminate infections
    • Eliminate odor
    • Balance pH
    • Increase cervical fluid
    • Nourish cervix
    • Complete emptying of menses
    • Decrease clots
    • The V-Steam should not be done if you are pregnant or bleeding but it is for every woman to enjoy!

We make no medical claims. Consult your physician before use

DIRECTIONS COME WITH ALL ORDERS

Directions

  • Boil 3-4 cups of water. Once it reaches a boil turn heat down to medium, add herbs
  • Let is sleep for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, leave the lid on and steep for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour water into bowl you have placed in your toilet or place pot under yoni stool.
  • Wave your hand 8-10 inches over the water to make sure it is not too hot.
  • Remove your underwear and sit on the seat above the steaming water.
  • Drape a blanket around your waist making sure no steam escapes.
  • Make sure you keep your feet and neck covered; steam for 15-30 min.
  • When the steam dies down dump the water into the toilet.

Isn't the vagina self-cleansing? 

Yes the vagina is self cleansing, the womb is self cleansing it's called a monthly menstrual cycle. Yes it is a cleanse every month however how many women still have issues and concerns? How many women still have unbalanced hormones, cramps and other issues? The V-Steam is a way for women to gently boost their natural cleansing process and add some nourishing self care therapy on top

When is the best time of the month to steam?

You can steam at any time of the month, as long as you are not menstruating, it is typically recommended that you do at least two vaginal steams in the week leading up to your period.

How long until I feel results?

Just like all natural herbal alternative health practices the herbal steam takes at least 3 months of consistent use for maximum results. Immediately after ONE use you feel cleansed and refreshed, etc. For specific health concerns, its based on your body, so monitor your condition per use.

How long until I feel results?

Just like all natural herbal alternative health practices the herbal steam takes at least 3 months of consistent use for maximum results. Immediately after ONE use you feel cleansed and refreshed, etc. For specific health concerns, its based on your body, so monitor your condition per use.

How OFTEN should I steam?

You can use the V-Steam as often as you like as long as you cycle isn't on! Also keep in mind the V-Steam is a routine feminine care hygiene product meant to be used often every month hence the great prices we offer.

Should I shower first?

Doesn't matter

What if I don't have a Yoni Bowl

You don't need one. You can use any bowl or pot from the store & squat over it, sit it inside the toilet (per instructions & most common) or under a chair that has a hole. Our YouTube has more ideas and examples

How do I use the herbs in the bath tub?

The current portions we sell are best for the toilet bowl method. Soon we will offer a bath soak.

Is the V-Steam safe to use during pregnancy?

It is not recommended to use while pregnant but check with your doctor before use. I personally recommend using the V-Steam Herbs after labor and full healing but some expert herbalist say that you can use it in the third trimester because it’s a little more safe since it nourishes the uterus and cervix and may make labor easier. But if used too early it can make the uterus contract in the beginning of pregnancy. It's up to you and your doctor for the best decision.

What if I am taking birth control pills?

Please check with your doctor before use.

How long after birth can I use the V-Steam?

We recommend use right away as long as no menses is present. Do not V-Steam if bleeding is occurring.

How long should I wait to have intercourse?

There is no wait after a V-Steam session to have intercourse

When do the herbs expire?

Technically herbs do not expire but it is recommended to use the V-Steam herbs within 2 years.

Why isn't it recommended that women with an Intrauterine Device (IUD) do a V-Steam?

It is not recommended for women with any kind of IUD to use the V-Steam because the medicinal properties of the herbs are intended to cause the uterus to contract and shed its lining. When an IUD is present, you risk causing the uterine tissue to shed or contract in such a way that it could dislodge, shift or expel the IUD. Some women with IUDs have tried the V-Steam and have reported great results, including reduced cramps during menstruation. Even though we don't recommend it, you may do so at your discretion or confirm with your doctor.

What if I had a partial or total hysterectomy. Are there any benefits of vaginal steaming for me?

Yoni steaming is great for all aspects of female health, so it can definitely still be beneficial for you! Although all or part of the physical uterus may have been removed, the energetic center remains and can benefit from the warmth and clearing. Steaming is also great for increasing circulation, eliminating odor and eliminating bacterial infections such as yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, cervicitis and Trichomoniasis (according to the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism). Of course it is also a wonderful way to relax and pamper yourself, which is always a lovely benefit.

Isn't it a contradiction to steam if I have a bacterial infection (i.e. bladder infection, yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis)?

On one hand, some say it is a contradiction to steam with any kind of bacterial infection because, in general, introducing heat and moisture to a bacterial infection is not the best way to treat it, and may make it worse. On the other hand, if you are using antimicrobial (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal) herbs like mugwort, rosemary, and lavender (which are all contained in the V-Steam), the properties of which are carried by the steam into the pores, then you may actually be effectively treating the infection by killing the microbes that cause it.. We have heard several testimonials from women who have experienced rapid and thorough relief from yeast infections, bladder infections and bacterial vaginosis using the V-Steam. So while you want to monitor your symptoms carefully to ensure they are not worsening, the steam is worth a try if you are experiencing chronic symptoms.

We make no medical claims. Consult your physician before use

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Top 3 Skin Care Tips For Healthier Skin

3 Top Acne Skin Care Tips For A Healthier Skin

 

When dealing with acne skin care, most of the medical professionals commonly suggest that people affected with acne must practice certain skin care methods that will help improve the condition of their skin.

 

Acne, as you may already know, can be a very severe skin disorder that affects thousands of people from all over the world. It not only affects the surface of the skin but also the inner layers of the skin. Acne usually occurs on the face, neck, chest and back, and it starts during the adolescence period but can come on later in life especially around menopause.

 

During the past several years, a good number of acne experts and skin care professionals have conducted many studies on how to prevent the formation of acne. And fortunately, these skin care specialists have come out with certain acne skin care tips that can be of great help for fighting acne. I have selected the three simpler yet most powerful acne skin care tips that you can follow in order to have a healthier skin. These are mentioned below:

 

 

Acne Skin Care Tip # 1:

You Should Always Clean Your Skin Very Gently

 

First of all, personal hygiene is very necessary for fighting acne. So as most experts usually suggest, you should gently clean your skin with a mild cleanser at least twice a day. This simple acne skin care step is deemed important for fighting acne since washing your face or the other affected areas will wipe away the acne-causing bacteria found on the skin. Also note that although you are sometimes told to scrub your face, scrubbing is not a good acne skin care move since it will just trigger the development of acne, worsening the condition. In addition to this acne skin care step, it is worth noting that astringents are not always suggested unless the skin is very oily. And, they must only be applied on the oily spots. You don’t want to over stress an already stressed skin. Calm skin is important.

 

 

Acne Skin Care # 2:

You Should Refrain from Frequently Holding or Touching Your Skin

 

Another helpful acne skin care tip is to avoid frequent handling of the skin. Don’t pinch, pick or squeeze your pimples, since it will only worsen the condition. Many people consider this acne skin care step as one of the most important acne skin care pointers knowing that it will likely cause infection and scars formation, therefore you should avoid rubbing and touching your skin lesions if possible.

 

 

Acne Skin Care # 3:

Always Choose Cosmetics Carefully

 

This last acne skin care tip that people who are being treated for acne must be mindful of is: changing some of the cosmetics they use. Note that in order to avoid the onset or the development of acne, the cosmetics you plan on using like the foundation, blush, moisturizers, and eye shadow should be oil free.

 

Aside from that, this tip also states that you must avoid oily hair products for they may cause closed comedones. Therefore, those products that are labelled as noncomedogenic should be applied.

 

It is a fact that many of us are very conscious of our skin condition. And as such, we are always wanting to have a fresh, good-looking skin as much as possible. Unfortunately, many of us also fail to come to the conclusion that simple steps are the best ways to accomplish this goal. Simple steps can mean huge results. We often fall into so much frustration and desperation that make us go out and buy any high-priced beauty products that in the end just turn out to be a waste of time and money, and even worsen our acne and our state of mind. Try sticking to natural products without any parabens, pegs sulphates etc and choose cruelty free and vegan if possible.

 

Conclusion

Try to do the above three tips as a start and remember you also need a good diet, calm mind, healthy, well exercised body, to calm hormones and also a lot of good sleep and hydration.

Hopefully, the above-mentioned tips will be a good start to help you enhance your skin condition.

 

Above all keep smiling you're already beautiful.

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