Have you heard of ‘Black seed oil?’ Once upon a time, I didn’t know what it was. When someone first asked me if I use black seed oil; I responded, “No, I prefer shea butter.”
What can I say? I didn’t know it was a natural supplement with possible health benefits—it sounded like a hair care product. In my defense, there aren’t any classes in medical school that focus on natural supplements.
Natural supplements are becoming increasingly popular. Black seed oil is one of the latest examples even though it’s not new.
I am a physician and trained chef. I specialize in gastroenterology and nutrition. Currently I work as the Associate Director of Adult Nutrition at the University of Chicago.