Black Seed Oil for Hair Growth – Real or Myth?

Black Seed Oil is a herbal ingredient extracted from the seeds of the flowering plant Nigella Sativa. Also known as Nigella Sativa, Black Cumin, or Kalo jeera oil, the oil from these seeds has been used for generations for its medicinal properties in Eastern cultures.

Along with unsaturated fatty acids like linoleic acid, the key to the impressive benefits of black seed oil is primarily due to the chemical compound thymoquinone. “Most of its therapeutic properties are attributed to thymoquinone (TQ), a major active chemical component that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective properties,” said Krupa Koestline, clean cosmetic chemist and founder of KKT Consultants, Explain. She also says the seeds have natural antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

Founder and Principal Formulator of JBK Wellness Labs Jenelle Kimmaster herbalist and doctor of Chinese medicine, also notes that thymoquinone is an antihistamine, which is “known to promote new hair growth for thicker hair or regrowth in areas where hair may have been lost.”

With all of these beneficial components, Koestline says the oil was often used to treat a wide variety of health conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, rheumatism, hypertension, eczema, and flu. Beyond that, however, black seed oil has also been used for thousands of years to promote hair growth. But does it really work?

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