The struggle to have children has existed for many generations. While herbal remedies have been used historically to improve fertility, modern science has conclusively proven that these remedies are actually quite effective in treating some of the causes which prevent conception. Black seed oil is one of the best natural remedies to boost fertility. The main active compounds in black seeds are thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone and thymol. These compounds attribute to the oils antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.
Some of the common causes of infertility include.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Mistimed thickening of the endometrium for the fertilized egg to implant
- Egg quality – reduces as women age and depends on antioxidant status in the ovary
How Black seed oil Improves Fertility.
Protects against free radicals
Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit oxidation, a chemical process that produces free radicals which can lead to cell damage in the body. Studies have shown that an excessive amount of free radicals in the body also leads to infertility. Black seed oil contains a high amount of antioxidants which can prevent the destructive effect of free radicals.
Inflammation is an autoimmune response used by the body to fight against harmful things such as infections, injuries, and toxins in an attempt to heal itself. However, this process may also be initiated when the body mistakenly perceives its own tissues and cells as harmful. This can lead to inflammatory diseases as well as infertility. Chronic inflammation may inhibit the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus leading to miscarriages. Black seed oil has been shown to reduce inflammations and thus can significantly improving fertility in people with chronic inflammations.
Improves Blood Flow
The womb needs sufficient blood flow in order to get adequate nutrients. This promotes proper functioning of the ovaries, fallopian tube, and uterus which are all essential in the process of conception. Studies have shown that black seed oil stimulates blood flow to the uterus. It can also be used to unclog blocked fallopian tubes by massaging it on the abdomen after slightly warming it.
Inhibits growth of fibroids
Fibroids are responsible for spontaneous miscarriages, preterm labor, and placenta abruption. Although they don’t occur in all women, fibroids are likely to develop during the first three months of pregnancy and may negatively affect pregnancy. Taking black seed oil can significantly inhibit the growth of fibroids ensuring that pregnancy is carried to term.
Prevents ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts are common during early pregnancy although menstruation will have stopped. They usually do not cause any harm but complications may arise if the cysts continue to grow throughout the entire pregnancy. One possible risk is that they may be brought about by polycystic ovary syndrome, a leading cause of infertility problems. Black seed oil can be used to curb the growth of ovarian cysts as it is anti-inflammatory.
It is also important to note that the benefits of using black seed oil also applies to men as well. It is able to boost fertility in men by balancing hormone levels and increasing sperm count.
In order to boost fertility, black seed oil may be taken on an empty stomach on its own. However, this method may be unpleasant to some people due to its strong taste. In this case you can mix it with orange juice or raw honey. It is advisable to take a daily dosage of 1 to 3 teaspoons of black seed oil.