FAQ's About Black Seed
Black Seed is a traditional herb that has been in use for thousands of years by people living in the Middle East and some parts of Asia and Africa to promote health and general well-being. It is also known the “Blessed Seed”.
What are the essential properties of Black Seed?
Black Seed herb contains over 100 components, many of which still remain to be discovered. It is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids and contains about 35% oil, 21% protein, and 38% carbohydrates. More than 50% of the oil are essential fatty acids. It’s linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid content help form Prostaglandin E1, which helps the body to inhibit infections, balances the immune system, and regulates allergic reactions. Gamma-linolenic acid also helps stabilize the cell membrane. Black Seed also contains about .5-1.5% volatile oils including Nigellone and Thymoquinone which have been researched for anti-histamine, anti-oxidant, anti-infective, and broncho-dialating effects.
What are some of the traditional uses of Black Seed?
Traditionally, Black Seed has been used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal complaints, kidney & liver support, circulatory and immune system support, and to improve general health. Black Seed oil has been used topically for different skin conditions, dryness, joint and scalp massage.
What scientific research has there been on Black Seed?
Since 1959, there have been over 500 peer reviewed studies at international universities and articles published in various journals showing remarkable results supporting some of its traditional uses.
What are some of the other Effects of Black Seed?
Black Seed may support metabolism and improve digestion. There have been studies published that show Black Seed may have a healthy effect on blood sugar levels.
What are the overall benefits of Black Seed?
Black Seed is a multi-faceted herb with many benefits to help the body's natural defenses. It is also very useful for respiratory complaints and seasonal allergies, kidney or liver support, digestive and stomach complaints, inflammatory, joint and circulation related issues. Black Seed is a safe herb that can be used by anyone. It has no known side effects and has a long history of use for several thousand years.
What is more effective, Black Seed herb or oil?
Both are equally effective, but Black Seed oil is more concentrated and contains greater amounts of essential fatty acids. Caution should be taken when using low quality imported black seed oil because many oil products are imported and be adulterated or mixed with carrier oils. Some oils coming from the Middle East are extracted with heat and hexane, a petroleum by-product. Always use a product that is labeled as 100%, cold-pressed, solvent free, and packed and sealed by machine.
What Is Your Return Policy?
For incorrect, defective, or damaged merchandise, please contact us using the Customer Contact Form as soon as possible to determine the best method of replacement of your product. All returns are authorized through the Customer Contact Form only.
Due to health and hygiene issues, the following items may not be returned or exchanged: black seed oil, black seed body care i.e. shampoo, skin cream, etc.
For products damaged during shipping, immediately notify the carrier to record the damage. Retain the original shipping box your products arrived in for inspection.
Please note: No refunds will be issued after 30 days of your invoice date. For unopened merchandise, a 20% restocking fee may apply. For opened merchandise, 50% of the purchase price will be credited. Freight charges are excluded from refunds.
When Will My Order Ship?
Orders received on weekdays are shipped by 3:00pm (EST) the same day. Orders received on weekends or holidays are shipped the next business day.
What is Your International Shipping Policy?
Some countries restrict the import of certain herbal products, so please check with your local post office before ordering.
Please Note: By placing an order on AmazingHerbs.com you acknowledge that you will be responsible for any Custom, Duties, Clearance, and Brokerage Charges. International customers order at their own risk. AmazingHerbs.com is not responsible for lost, missing, damaged, or undelivered packages.
What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
We accept Credit Card payments with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, Debit Card payments with Visa or MasterCard, and PayPal.
Checks or money order payments are accepted also. (Please note that orders paid by check can take up to 7 or more days for processing).
Can I Place a Mail Order?
Yes. When mailing an order, please remember to include your:
- Complete name
- Phone numbers
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You can make checks or money orders payable to Amazing Herbs.
Please allow 7-10 days for mail orders.
At Which Retail Stores Can I Buy Amazing Herbs Products?
- The Vitamin Shoppe
- Whole Foods Market
- Sevananda Natural Foods Market
- Nutrition Smart
- Fresh Thyme
- The Herb Shops
- Nature’s Own
- Good Nutrition
- Vegas Discount Nutrition
- HV Vitamins
- Ann’s Health Food Stores
- Many local health food stores