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After multiple testing including "organic" brands--Sweet Sunnah had the "zip" for us--but things change and so consider these suggestions...
• In my opinion, what makes black seed oil special is its slightly "spicy" quality that increases potency--similar to using black pepper as a "carrier agent." Otherwise, Black Seed Oil is a "superfood" similar in high nutritional profile to many others--such as sesame oil, etc. • (However, organic flax seed oil is the best for taking tablespoon volumes in order to cut cholesterol. Flax oil is very easily digested and goes well with many milk products, especially cottage cheese. Flax oil goes rancid even more easily than black seed oil. However, it keeps well in the freezer and does not solidify--so simply keep it in the freezer. Avoid whole flax seeds or ground flax seeds, or any product containing them, which are often rancid at the time of purchase, and which will go rancid even if kept in the freezer.) • An Egyptian tradition is to take a sip of black seed oil on an empty stomach (1 tsp to 1 tbsp depending on tolerance)--immediately followed by hot coffee, other hot beverage, or sipping hot soup. This is not essential. But it helps to disperse the oil and to eliminate possible throat irritation or aftertaste. • Freshness is critical! Buy a SMALL bottle (4oz or 8oz) of each brand for yourself--in glass--order only during cold weather. Store only 1 bottle for current use in the refrigerator and the rest in the freezer. • Click "new from" to see all Amazon offers--order direct from manufacturers unless others seem equally fresh and to give a special deal. • After verifying your favorite brand--order 2, 4 or 6 pints (16oz) at a time--during cold weather--store in freezer. Re-order when down to 1/2 your order (1, 2 or 3 pints). Do not cut corners by ordering larger bottles such as quarts (32oz). The smaller the bottle the fresher the oil. Freezing does not do everything. Freshness is critical. • Keep the small bottles (4oz or 8oz). After empty, wash with soap and hot water. Rinse 4 times with hot water. Then air-dry upside-down for 24 hours. The slightest moisture will cause rancidity. • So, use only 1 small bottle at a time, that is refilled with only 4oz, that is kept in the coldest part of the refrigerator. When that bottle is empty, add 4 oz of oil to another dry and clean bottle. The "freezer oil" will not pour--but will liquify after 8 hours in the refrigerator--then return it to the freezer. • Do not immediately wash an empty bottle. Instead, keep it upside-down in a cup in the refrigerator. For a week or two, this will produce several drops more oil every time it is opened. Use as a hand moisturizer after washing hands. Also maybe rub hands on face and through hair. • (But avoid applying any kind of oil to the skin in the morning it the skin might be exposed to strong sunlight. Any kind of oil will magnify the sunlight unless tinting is added. So in the morning or early afternoon, it is better to moisturize the skin with something natural that has an SPF value. Even SPF 2 is much better than an untinted oil.) • Currently (Feb 2017) there are 2 Amazon listings "shipped from Sweet Sunnah." One listing charges more for shipping--but you might get a break if you order 2 or 3 sets. It is difficult to tell which is better. So if ordering more than one set--put both listings in the shopping cart--click "save for later" on one of them--go halfway through the order process for the other--then click browser "back"--refresh!--and switch listings. Thus see which listing gives you the best total price.
We have been using black seed oil for years. The one from Sweet Sunnah is of really good quality, comes in amber glass bottle to maximize retention of freshness. We always buy in large quantities so that we can give to others as gifts.
The oil will be bitter tasting if you wanted to eat (drink), but thats just the nature of this oil. You can mix it with say some honey to make it easy to eat. It is also great for massages, skin rashes, fungal infections, etc. You can easily search on the net for its benefits.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this product!!!!!!!! I've been using it for about 5 weeks now and I've noticed a huge increase in my energy, my moods are better and I've noticed my digestive issues are clearing up. I actually started using it by accident as a friend gave it to me to help with my RA. I've recommended it to my co-workers who are now taking it for aches and pains. I will definitely order this again, however, when it arrived the lid was cracked. It didn't leak but I had to swap out the lid with another bottle.
First of all, my order delivered incredibly fast! I had previously purchase a four-ounce plastic bottle of the Amazing Herbs brand from the Vitamin Shoppe, and I was pleased to find this product at such a great price in a glass bottle. I decided to try nigella sativa because of its reputation as a panacea for many health conditions, and due to the numerous clinical studies that suggest some of the same possible health benefits. I am using it along with my usual spring cleansing health program. When I take it regularly I notice that the skin on my face has an extra glow to it, and I get a lot of compliments. I also seem to have a bit more energy. In comparison to the Amazing Herbs brand, they both appear to be the same color, however the Sweet Sunnah brand seems to have a slightly stronger herbal flavor.
So far the oil itself is working as described. Very pungent but that does not bother me. The label is different from what's on the site. For me that raised concerns about full disclosure proper representation of the product. Please add actual photo and label of product and not a pic that is close in resemblance.
We have been taking the black seed oil for over a year. Sweet Sunnah is our favorite brand, we are very pleased with this company, deliveries are fast and the packaging is awesome. Our entire family including our dog take this oil daily. We are now more energetic, the product is amazing for the digestive system as well as a really good night's sleep. Always purchase the package of 2 - 16 oz bottles, the price is very reasonable.
Before ordering Sweet Sunnah I tried the 8 oz bottle of LuLu's brand. 8oz goes quickly so I thought Id try Sweet Sunnah's 16 oz bottles since the price was a lot cheaper. Upon tasting Sweet Sunnah, I noticed the potency was less than LuLu's and the oil was thinner. (Not sure why) I've received my order Saturday and I'm stoked to see if the product proves that observation is wrong. So far Ive been on 2 tsp a day for 6 days. Two days ago I came down with a horrible cold. I havent been sick like this for over a year. Sneezing, sinuses, congestion, tears, blahhh....Is it working? We shall see...
Sweet Sunnah black seed oil is a great product. It is the best. It really cures everything except death. The taste is not the best but you will aquire the taste for it. I is the greatest cure all I have ever taken that really does what it says it will do. It is a miracle. I will be purchasing Sweet Sunnah black seed oil for the rest of my life