Benefits of Black Seed Oil and CBD
Can black seed oil make CBD better?
We certainly think so! That’s why black seed oil is the foundation of our flagship Doses – Flex, O.G., and Chill – and why it’s going to play a big role in our new skincare line (launching December 2020!). It has been revered for centuries as a cure for “everything except death”. Ancient Latin texts referred to black seed oil as a “panacea” (cure all), while Arabic cultures that deeply respected the plant and its power referred to it as “Habbah Sawda” (Seeds of Blessing). The seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant were so highly revered in ancient middle eastern cultures that Pharaohs were even buried with it in their tombs! Reference to the therapeutic benefit of cold pressed black cumin seed dates back to some of the oldest medical texts on record, but does the hype hold up in modern times?
Modern research has validated black seed oil’s traditional use, proving that the oil contains unique and powerful therapeutic compounds that provide anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and immune-boosting effects.
What are the benefits of black seed oil?
Black seed oil is derived from the Nigella Sativa plant and has a wide array of benefits for both internal and external use. The primary uses of black seed oil include reducing inflammation, fighting bacteria and damaging free radicals, supporting optimal immune system, gut and liver function, regulating blood sugar and blood pressure, and speeding the healing process for wounds and skin conditions.
Results of various studies have demonstrated that black seed oil and its active ingredients, specifically thymoquinone, possess pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, supporting the common folk uses and anecdotal evidence for Nigella Sativa. “Many protective properties are attributed to reproducible radical scavenging activity as well as an interaction with numerous molecular targets involved in inflammation, including pro-inflammatory enzymes and cytokines”.
Thymoquinone (TQ) leads the charge against inflammation, free radicals, bacteria and sluggish liver and kidney function with the help of 100+ synergistic phyochemicals that support TQ’s action throughout the body.
Why combine black seed oil with CBD?
Black seed oil carries a lot of the same beneficial properties as CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained wild popularity over the past couple of years due to its ability to provide natural support for common ailments like pain and anxiety. Cannabinoids, like CBD, have been patented by the US government for their antioxidant effect. Like black seed oil, CBD interacts with many different targets throughout the body in order to accomplish an array of effects, especially when it comes to immune function, inflammation and overall feelings of wellbeing.
When you combine the two, they are able to double down on each other’s effects. Black seed oil is able to enhance the “neck down” effects of CBD. In other words, it helps to carry out the physical benefits of CBD in a more integrative, consistent and effective way.
Ancient cultures and traditions like Ayurveda claim that black seed oil is able to increase the bioavailability of other herbs that are taken with it. The benefits of black seed oil on its own are outstanding, but when mindfully combined with other therapeutics black seed oil can become the catalyst for next-level healing.
Integrative Approach, Targeted Results
TONIC’s thoughtfully crafted botanical blends don’t just rely on CBD doing all of the heavy lifting. We take an innovative, integrative approach to ensuring that you are getting the support you need with every Dose.
Flex TONIC includes 1000mg CBD from our full spectrum hemp extract and a 33% concentration of black seed oil to help you recover faster and feel better.
The O.G. TONIC builds on that combo by adding adaptogenic ashwagandha root, which is known for its ability to lower cortisol, defend against stress and improve mental clarity.
Chill TONIC takes the stress relieving properties of O.G. to the next level with the addition of lemon balm and passionflower: calming herbs that allow your nervous system to relax, helping you fight off anxiety and get a better night’s sleep.