Weight Loss Effects
Can Black Seed Extract help you lose weight? One study from 2015 confirms black seed benefits for women and reports that black seed combined with a low-calorie diet “can reduce cardiometabolic risk factors in obese women“ and help control body weight. Women who added a black seed supplement lost more weight overall than women in the placebo group who did not take black seed.
11 different studies confirm that black seed benefits for weight loss where subjects significantly reduced their body weight by taking a black seed supplement.
Men’s Sexual Health
Some studies report that Black Seed Extract benefits men’s sexual and reproductive health by increasing sperm count in infertile men. A study reports that men who took Black Seed daily for two months witnessed a considerable boost in sperm count in comparison to the placebo group – without any adverse effects.
Blood Pressure Regulation
A study that researched different phytonutrients for improving metabolic markers has shown that black cumin seed extract (Nigella sativa extract) has a therapeutic effect on key metabolic markers, such as helping regulate blood pressure, glycaemic control, and lipid profiles. In many other studies, black seed was reported to help decrease systolic blood pressure without any adverse effects.
High in polyunsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids, and fibers, Black Seed tincture may alter the lipid profiles and help cholesterol control by boosting “the good cholesterol” (HDL) and lowering the overall cholesterol, triglycerides, and “the bad cholesterol” (LDL).
A compound found in liquid Black Seed Extract – thymoquinone – is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that, along with managing blood pressure, helps boost the immune system and help prevent chronic disease.
Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal activity, Black Seed has been used for skin concerns for centuries, and more recently in cosmetics. An overview of Black Seed Extract benefits for skin includes effects in wound healing, acne, psoriasis, and skin injury healing, skin pigmentation/vitiligo, and sun protection.