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Black (Cumin) Seed Oil | Perfect Press® | Activation Products | 100ml
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Black (Cumin) Seed Oil | Perfect Press® | Activation Products | 100ml

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For thousands of years and across many Middle Eastern and North African cultures, black seed oil has been used to support the immune system, beautify skin, add shine to hair and maintain healthy weight.

It contains essential fatty acids, unique volatile compounds, phytosterols and vitamins that are beneficial for total body health. Black cumin seed oil is quickly becoming the best health product for millions of people internationally.

Perfect Press technology is so delicate, yet powerful, that the precious nutrient qualities of the seeds are left undamaged.



  • Clarifies skin, promotes healthy nail growth and adds shine to hair
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Promotes healthy weight loss
  • Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • Stimulates the body’s energy and aids in recovery from fatigue and low spirits, according to Avicenna (ibn Sina), known as the "father of modern medicine".
  • Improves digestive function - helps various conditions such as diarrhoea, constipation and gas.
  • Encourages a healthy inflammatory response in the body - loaded with thymoquinone, Vitamin B1, B2, and B3 which provide the body with powerful anti-oxidants that reduce inflammation.
  • Also known to improve sleep quality.
  • High-quality ingredients - Certified organic, raw, non-GMO, black cumin seed oil (nigella sativa) . No chemicals, fillers and no animal testing.
  • Perfect Press technology is so delicate yet powerful that the precious nutrient qualities of the seeds are left undamaged. Stored in a high-quality Miron Glass Bottle so that it reaches you intact - the oil does not require refrigeration.

Skin Health - Additional Benefits

Black cumin oil is packed with valuable nutrients providing beneficial ingredients for skin recovery and repair.
  • Potassium keeps skin moist.
  • Zinc treats minor skin irritations and infections, like pimples and blackheads. It can also alleviate dry, itchy and flaky skin.
  • B-vitamins work together to increase the production of ceramides (a family of waxy lipid molecules) which allow your skin to retain moisture. 
  • Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and improves skin tone and texture. It also reduces the appearance of dark spots and helps to delay fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Calcium helps to maintain lipid barrier function, provides antioxidant protection from things like UV damage and boosts cell renewal.
In addition to these nutrients, black cumin seed oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties which combat all sorts of skin issues.

Additional Information

Black cumin is an ancient seed, prized by many cultures and religions for over 3,000 years. In the Islamic tradition, the Prophet Muhammad referred to black cumin as a seed that provided healing for “everything but death.”

So, What’s in the Seed?

Black cumin seed is a great energy booster.  This tiny but mighty seed is jam-packed with so many great nutrients. The main compound found in black cumin is crystalline nigellone, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Black cumin seeds, according to contain over 100 chemical compounds. Broken down further, the seed contains many nutritionally valuable compounds such as beta-sitosterol, thymoquinone, stearic acid, proteins, calcium, folic acid, iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus and vitamins B1, B2 and B3 just to name a few.

B vitamins

The B1 and B2 vitamins are part of where the energy boost comes in. According to the book Black Cumin: The Magical Egyptian Herb For Allergies, Asthma, and Immune Disorders by Peter Schleicher and Mohamed Saleh, B1 and B2 are both energy-focused vitamins. In their book, the pair state that, “Vitamin B1 is the ultimate energy vitamin. It helps generate energy from carbohydrates. Vitamin B1 is essential for a healthy nervous system and a deficiency can lead to depression. It also enhances memory and mental alertness.” They go on to note that, “B2 is necessary for enzymes to initiate the energy production from substances such as protein, fat and carbohydrates.” These two B vitamins found in black cumin seed can help boost both physical and mental energy, improving general weakness and mental state.


Not only is black cumin a source of B1 and B2 vitamins, it’s also a source of iron. Iron deficiency can lead to chronic fatigue or generally low energy. Upping your iron intake could mean upping your energy levels.  According to Health Canada, the recommended daily value for iron is 14 mg. In the US, the RDA is 11mg for adult men and 15 mg for adult women. There is approximately 9.7 mg of iron in 100 g of black cumin seeds. However, it must be noted that the mineral (in particular iron) content is lost when the seed is converted oil. However, the oil is significantly more concentrated in many other regards.


Given black cumin’s lengthy history as a natural health remedy, it’s no surprise that both black cumin seeds and their oil have a long history in folklore both as medicine and food.

According to a study published in the Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, black cumin seeds have traditionally been used in Middle Eastern folk medicine to treat numerous diseases for more than 2000 years.

The study also states that black cumin has been used as both a stimulant and a sedative.

Black cumin can impact different bodies in different ways. The best way to discover how black cumin impacts your body is to try taking it at different times of the day to see whether you personally benefit from a more immediate boost of energy or a second-hand boost through improved sleep.

Weight Loss

One Teaspoon of Black Cumin Seed Per Day Can Help You Lose Body Fat!

It didn’t take long for people to realise that, on top of being a natural remedy for a number of different ailments, black cumin could also be used for weight control. 

In recent years, researchers have learned more about the relationship between cumin and fat burning. A number of studies make the link between black cumin and weight loss.

SuppVersity cites a recent study done at the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences that demonstrated that black cumin has weight-loss benefits for humans, particularly when ingested before meals by overweight individuals.

The study looked at 50 obese women, with participants divided into two groups: the first was the Nigella sativa (black cumin) group and the second was a placebo group. Both groups ate the same moderate fat diet.

“The diet was supplemented with either nigella sativa (NS) oil soft gel capsules (3g/day) with one capsule a 1g being taken 30 minutes before meals or a sunflower oil (SF) placebo capsules for eight weeks, total.”

After being on a controlled, healthy diet and exercising during the trial, women in both groups lost weight. However, there was significantly more weight loss for the women who were part of the Nigella sativa group.

Those in the black cumin group lost a whopping four times more weight than the women in the placebo group. Overall, their body fat reduction was 8% (rather than 2%). 

Another study done by the Sam Ratulangi University School of Medicine found similar results in obese males.

In this study, men between the ages of 30 and 45 were put into a placebo group and a treatment group. In this study, the treatment group (those who received black cumin) also had successful results.

“Complaints related to central obesity disappear in first week, very significant reduction of body weight, waist circumference, and systolic blood pressure.”

Oil or Seed?

Oil is much more concentrated than the whole seed and is more easily absorbed. Due to the concentration of black cumin oil, you only need one teaspoon. Black cumin oil can be taken straight, or mixed with other foods. Don’t cook with it, though;  high heat damages the seed’s benefits. 

The only potential downfall to using the oil is that minerals don’t come through in pressed oils. This means the iron present in the seed, won’t be part of the benefits when taking pressed black cumin oil.

However, while you may lose the iron, you gain other rich compounds that help boost your energy, support your immune system and kill viruses in a more concentrated form.

Deena AS Hussain and M. Musharraf Hussain reported in their journal about a study that concluded that “the key to understanding why black seed oils benefits the body in this way is because it is rich in three key natural chemicals: thymoquinone (TQ), thymohydroquinone (THQ) and thymol.”  


The best way to get everything you can out of black cumin seeds is to take a combination of the whole seed, either ground or in seed form, as well as in oil form. You’ll get the extra benefits of black cumin seed oil and the minerals found in the seed.

Black seeds contain over 100 chemical compounds and some of the ingredients are yet to be discovered and identified. The main active ingredient in black seed oil is crystalline nigellone. The seed oil also contains beta sitosterol, thymoquinone, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, proteins and vitamins B1, B2 and B3. They also contain calcium, folic acid, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorous.

These tiny black seeds are an all around superfood and multi-vitamin.

Suggested Use

Instructions: Take 1-3 teaspoons per day. – contains 20 servings.  Or rub externally on body for skin health and improvement to many known conditions such as “candida rash” and other irritable rough skin issues.

When stored properly, this Black Cumin Oil has an extremely long shelf life. Oil must be tightly capped and stored at regular room temperature in a dry place out of direct sunlight. When stored properly, oil will remain fresh for 36 months.
Refrigeration NOT recommended.

DISCLAIMER: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice.

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