We all are aware of the fact that the authentic Pakistani cuisine is characterised by a blend of spices and innumerable ingredients that nurture our dishes to delectability. Be it daal, curry or achaar, one superfood that is constantly present in most of our delicacies is the Nigella, black seed or going by its Urdu name, 'kalonji'.
Consuming them with desi food over the years, never had we imagined that these powerful seeds could have astonishing benefits to ones health, in particular men's. Surprised? What if we tell you, black seed oil has been scientifically proven to provide effective solutions to most, if not all, problems men have come to accept and live with? In the past few years, studies have pinpointed at some benefits that one can derive out of this magical ingredient. Lets find out how:
It is believed consuming black seed oil increases testosterone levels, a male sex hormone, which in effect helps deal with infertility. Testosterone aids in boosting sexual and reproductive health by enhancing the reproductive tissues, muscle and bone mass, and body hair. With improved testosterone levels, black seeds help tackle infertility in men.
Improves prostate health
The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ that produces fluids to feed and protect sperm cells. Many men experience urinary problems as they age, which may be caused by inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis). Hence, ingesting black seed oil helps in regulating the production of urine. Following this, the function and health of the prostate also see a marked improvement.
Black seed oil is known to enhance the immune system, which, in effect, helps to keep infections, allergies and several other illnesses away. A strong immune system is the first step to a healthy body.
Prevents Prostate Cancer
Studies have revealed that Nigella sativa and its constituent Thymoquinone have important roles in the prevention and treatment of cancer by modulating cell signaling pathways. This, in effect, also keeps the prostate free of cancerous cells.
Boosts sexual stamina
Low self-esteem and performance anxiety is often resulted when men tend to struggle with sexual stamina. Worried? Fret not, because black seeds have come to your rescue. Black seed oil boosts the function of the prostate by producing increased levels of testosterone, giving men the strength and stamina they require to perform sexually.
Prevents hair loss
According to one study, a mixture of coconut oil and black seed oil was effective enough in promoting hair growth. In other words, black seed oil contains anti-microbial and anti-oxidant elements which make the hair follicles stronger ultimately preventing hair loss.
Keeps dandruff at bay
Winter or summer, if you are one of those people who is fed up of dandruff, then your problem is solved! Black seed oil comprises of anti-fungal elements that gets rid of dandruff and tackles other hair issues which may cause significant hair loss. The oil also revitalises hair follicles to produce stronger and healthier hair.
The benefits of black seeds far surpass the list produced above. Scientists and doctors continue, on a daily basis, to discover new ways in which to include Nigella sativa and thymoquinone in their treatment of illness and disease. The healthy consumption of Nigella seeds, their extracts and oil is not only incredibly beneficial to regulate everyday bodily functions, but it also gives you immunity support which is packed with the compound thymoquinone.