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BLACK TEA

(Camellia Sinensis)


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  • Black Tea Herbal Description
  • Black Tea Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Black Tea Dosage Information
  • Black Tea Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Black Tea Herbal Supplements & Products




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    BLACK TEA HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    Camellia sinensis is the species of plant whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce the popular beverage tea.

    Black tea is a classic around the world and a universal beverage that speaks many languages. Our merchants have an extensive selection of high quality organic black teas are rich with penetrating flavors and contain caffeine. See Products for a list of fine choices.

    Black tea is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. The aged leaves and stems are used to make medicine. Green tea, which is made from fresh leaves of the same plant, has some different properties. White tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea and black tea are all harvested from this species, but are processed differently to attain different levels of oxidation. Kukicha (twig tea) is also harvested from Camellia sinensis, but uses twigs and stems rather than leaves. Common names include tea plant, tea shrub, and tea tree (not to be confused with Melaleuca alternifolia, the source of Tea Tree Oil.

    camellia sinensis tea plants


    There are two major varieties used for tea: Chinese tea, Camellia sinensis var. sinensis and Assam tea, Camellia sinensis var. assamica.

    Black Leaf Tea is also known as Camellia sinensis, Camellia thea, Camellia theifera, Chinese Tea, English Tea, Feuille de The Noir, Te Negro, Tea, The Anglais, The Noir, Thea bohea, Thea sinensis, Thea viridis, Theaflavin, and Theaflavine.

    Camellia sinensis is native to East, South and Southeast Asia, but it is today cultivated across the world in tropical and subtropical regions. Camellia Senensis is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is usually trimmed to below 6.6-feet when cultivated for its leaves. It has a strong tap-root. The flowers are yellow-white, 0.98 to 1.57-inches in diameter, with 7 to 8 petals. The seeds of Camellia sinensis and Camellia oleifera can be pressed to yield tea oil, a sweetish seasoning and cooking oil that should not be confused with tea tree oil, an essential oil that is used for medical and cosmetic purposes, and originates from the leaves of a different plant.

    The leaves are 1.6 to 5.9-inches long and 0.79 to 1.97-inches broad. Fresh leaves contain about 4-percent caffeine. The young, light green leaves are preferably harvested for tea production; they have short white hairs on the underside. Older leaves are deeper green. Different leaf ages produce differing tea qualities, since their chemical compositions are different. Usually, the tip (bud) and the first two to three leaves are harvested for processing. This hand picking is repeated every one to two weeks.

    camillia sinensis tea leaves and flowers


    HEALTH EFFECTS

    The leaves have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and other medical systems to treat asthma (functioning as a bronchodilator), angina pectoris, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Recent medical research on tea (most of which has been on green tea) has revealed various health benefits, including anti-cancer potential, effects on cholesterol levels, antibacterial properties and positive effects for weight loss. It is considered to have many positive health benefits due to tea's high levels of catechins, a type of antioxidant. Among other interesting bioactivities, (-)-catechin from C. sinensis was shown to act as agonist of PPARgamma, nuclear receptor that is current pharmacological target for the treatment of diabetes type 2. However, tea may have some negative impacts on health, such as over-consumption of caffeine, and the presence of fluoride and oxalates in tea.





    black tea brewed drink


    BLACK TEA USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK TEA

    Black tea is used for improving mental alertness as well as learning, memory and information processing skills. It is also used for treating headache and low blood pressure; preventing heart disease, including "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis) and heart attack; preventing Parkinson's disease; and reducing the risk of stomach and colon cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. It is also used for type 2 diabetes, stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, and as a diuretic to increase urine flow. Some people use black tea for preventing tooth decay and kidney stones. In combination with various other products, black tea is used for weight loss.

    In foods, black tea is consumed as a hot or cold beverage. Black tea contains 2% to 4% caffeine, which affects thinking and alertness, increases urine output, and may reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It also contains antioxidants and other substances that might help protect the heart and blood vessels.


    NATURAL MEDICINES COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE (NIH)

    This database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

    The effectiveness ratings for BLACK TEA are as follows:

    Likely Effective For:

  • Mental alertness. Drinking black tea and other caffeinated beverages throughout the day helps to keep people alert, even after extended periods without sleep.


  • Possibly Effective For:

  • Preventing dizziness upon standing up (orthostatic hypotension) in older people. Black tea works for this condition because it raises blood pressure.
  • Reducing the risk of heart attacks. There is some evidence that people who drink black tea have a lower risk of heart attack. If they do have a heart attack, they are less likely to die if they have been drinking black tea for at least a year.
  • Reducing the risk of kidney stones. Women who drink black tea seem to have an 8-percent lower risk of developing kidney stones.
  • Reducing the risk of Parkinson's disease. There is some evidence from large-scale studies that people who drink caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and cola have a decreased risk of Parkinson's disease. For men, the effects seem to be dose-related. For example, men consuming a total of 421 to 2716 mg of caffeine daily seem to have the greatest reduction in risk. However, there seems to be a significant reduction in risk even with consumption of as little as 124 to 208 mg caffeine per day. In women, the effects do not seem to be dose-related. Moderate consumption of caffeine (about one to four cups black tea daily) seems to provide the most reduction in risk. Drinking black tea also appears to reduce the occurrence of Parkinson's disease among people who smoke.
  • Reducing the risk of ovarian cancer. Women who regularly drink tea, including black tea or green tea, appear to have a significantly lower risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who never or seldom drink tea.
  • Reducing the risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), especially in women.


  • Possibly Ineffective For:

  • Reducing the risk of stomach, colon, and rectal cancer.
  • Reducing the risk of breast cancer.


  • Insufficient Evidence To Rate Effectiveness For:

  • Brittle bones (osteoporosis). So far there is some evidence that drinking black tea might be linked to stronger bones in women aged 65 to 76 years. Drinking black tea also seems to be associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in men and women who are older than 50.
  • Type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests that Japanese adults who drink a cup or more of black tea daily do not have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who drink less than a cup daily.
  • Lung cancer. There is evidence that men who get more chemicals called phytoestrogens in their diet have up to a 27-percent lower risk of developing lung cancer than men who do not get these chemicals. Green tea and black tea contain phytoestrogens.
  • Stomach disorders.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Preventing tooth decay.
  • Headache.
  • Reducing the risk of other cancers.
  • Promoting weight loss.
  • Other conditions. More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of black tea for these uses.


  • References

    1.Parker DL, Hoffmann TK, Tucker MA, et al. Interaction between warfarin and black tea. Ann Pharmacother 2009;43:150-1.
    2.Savitz DA, Chan RL, Herring AH, et al. Caffeine and miscarriage risk. Epidemiology 2008;19:55-62.
    3.Weng X, Odouli R, Li DK. Maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage: a prospective cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;198:279.e1-8.
    4.Fukuda I, Sakane I, Yabushita Y, et al. Black tea theaflavins suppress dioxin-induced transformation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2005;69:883-90.
    5.Kundu T, Dey S, Roy M, et al. Induction of apoptosis in human leukemia cells by black tea and its polyphenol theaflavin. Cancer Lett 2005;230:111-21.
    6.Way TD, Lee HH, Kao MC, Lin JK. Black tea polyphenol theaflavins inhibit aromatase activity and attenuate tamoxifen resistance in HER2/neu-transfected human breast cancer cells through tyrosine kinase suppression. Eur J Cancer 2004;40:2165-74.
    7.Mizuno H, Cho YY, Zhu F, et al. Theaflavin-3, 3'-digallate induces epidermal growth factor receptor downregulation. Mol Carcinog 2006;45:204-12.
    8.Chen CN, Lin CP, Huang KK, et al. Inhibition of SARS-CoV 3C-like Protease Activity by Theaflavin-3,3'-digallate (TF3). Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2005;2:209-15.
    9.Liu S, Lu H, Zhao Q, et al. Theaflavin derivatives in black tea and catechin derivatives in green tea inhibit HIV-1 entry by targeting gp41. Biochim Biophys Acta 2005;1723:270-81.
    10.Tu YY, Tang AB, Watanabe N. The theaflavin monomers inhibit the cancer cells growth in vitro. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 2004;36:508-12.
    To see all references for the Black Information: NIH Drug Information.





    BLACK TEA DOSAGE INFORMATION

    An 8-ounce serving of black tea provides from 40 to 120 mg of caffeine, the active ingredient. The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

    BY MOUTH:
  • For headache or improving mental alertness: a typical dose is up to 250 mg of caffeine (several cups of black tea) per day.
  • For reducing the risk of heart attack and kidney stones: a dose of at least one cup per day.
  • For preventing "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), 125 to 500 mL (1 to 4 cups) of brewed black tea daily.
  • For preventing Parkinson's Disease: Men drinking 421 to 2716 mg of total caffeine (approximately 5 to 33 cups of black tea) daily have the lowest risk of developing Parkinson's disease, when compared to other men. However, men who drink as little as 124 to 208 mg of caffeine (approximately 1 to 3 cups of black tea) daily also have a significantly lower chance of developing Parkinson's disease. In women, moderate caffeine intake (1 to 4 cups of black tea) per day seems to be best.




    BLACK TEA SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Black tea is safe for most adults. Too much black tea, such as more than five cups per day, can cause side effects because of the caffeine. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion. People who drink black tea or other caffeinated beverages all the time, especially in large amounts, can develop psychological dependence. Caffeine is considered probably safe in children in amounts commonly found in foods.

    SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS & WARNINGS

  • Pregnancy & Breast-feeding: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, black tea in small amounts is probably not harmful. Do not drink more than 2 cups a day of black tea. This amount of tea provides about 200 mg of caffeine. Consuming more than this amount during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and other negative effects, including symptoms of caffeine withdrawal in newborns and lower birth weight. If you are breast-feeding, drinking more than 2 cups a day of black tea might cause your baby to become more irritable and have more bowel movements.


  • Anemia: Drinking black tea may make anemia worse in people with iron deficiency.
  • Anxiety Disorders: The caffeine in black tea might make these conditions worse.
  • Bleeding Disorders: There is some reason to believe that the caffeine in black tea might slow blood clotting, though this hasnít been shown in people. Use caffeine cautiously if you have a bleeding disorder.
  • Heart Problems: Caffeine in black tea can cause irregular heartbeat in certain people. If you have a heart condition, use caffeine with caution.
  • Diabetes: The caffeine in black tea might affect blood sugar. Use black tea with caution if you have diabetes.
  • Diarrhea: Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and might worsen symptoms of IBS.
  • Glaucoma: Drinking caffeinated black tea increases the pressure inside the eye. The increase occurs within 30 minutes and lasts for at least 90 minutes.
  • Hormone-Sensitive Condition: Such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Black tea might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, do not use black tea.
  • High Blood Pressure: The caffeine in black tea might increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. However, this does not seem to occur in people who drink black tea or other caffeinated products regularly.
  • Brittle Bones (Osteoporosis): Drinking caffeinated black tea can increase the amount of calcium that is flushed out in the urine. This might weaken bones. Do not drink more than 300 mg of caffeine per day (approximately 2 to 3 cups of black tea). Taking extra calcium may help to make up for calcium losses. Older women who have a genetic condition that affects the way they use vitamin D, should use caffeine with caution.


  • MEDICATION INTERACTIONS

    Moderate Interactions - Be cautious with this combination.

  • Adenosine (Adenocard): Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea might block the affects of adenosine (Adenocard). Adenosine (Adenocard) is often used by health practitioners to do a test on the heart. This test is called a cardiac stress test. Stop drinking black tea or other caffeine-containing products at least 24 hours before a cardiac stress test.
  • Antibiotics (Quinolone Antibiotics): The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Some antibiotics might decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking these antibiotics along with black tea can increase the risk of side effects including jitteriness, headache, increased heart rate, and other side effects. Some antibiotics that decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Chibroxin, Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), trovafloxacin (Trovan), and grepafloxacin (Raxar).
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet): Black tea contains caffeine. The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Cimetidine (Tagamet) can decrease how quickly your body breaks down caffeine. Taking cimetidine (Tagamet) along with black tea might increase the chance of caffeine side effects including jitteriness, headache, fast heartbeat, and others.
  • Clozapine (Clozaril): The body breaks down clozapine (Clozaril) to get rid of it. The caffeine in black tea seems to decrease how quickly the body breaks down clozapine (Clozaril). Taking black tea along with clozapine (Clozaril) can increase the effects and side effects of clozapine (Clozaril).
  • Dipyridamole (Persantine): Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea might block the affects of dipyridamole (Persantine). Dipyridamole (Persantine) is often used by doctors to do a test on the heart. This test is called a cardiac stress test. Stop drinking black tea or other caffeine-containing products at least 24 hours before a cardiac stress test.
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse): The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Disulfiram (Antabuse) can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. Taking black tea (which contains caffeine) along with disulfiram (Antabuse) might increase the effects and side effects of caffeine including jitteriness, hyperactivity, irritability, and others.
  • Ephedrine: Stimulant drugs speed up the nervous system. Black tea contains caffeine. Caffeine and ephedrine are both stimulant drugs. Taking black tea along with ephedrine might cause too much stimulation and sometimes serious side effects and heart problems. Do not take caffeine containing products and ephedrine at the same time.
  • Estrogens: The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Estrogens can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking estrogen pills and drinking black tea can cause jitteriness, headache, fast heartbeat, and other side effects. If you take estrogen pills, limit your caffeine intake. Some estrogen pills include conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin), ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, and others.
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking caffeine along with fluvoxamine (Luvox) might cause too much caffeine in the body, and increase the effects and side effects of caffeine.
  • Lithium: Your body naturally gets rid of lithium. The caffeine in black tea can increase how quickly your body gets rid of lithium. If you take products that contain caffeine and you take lithium, stop taking caffeine products slowly. Stopping caffeine too quickly can increase the side effects of lithium.
  • Asthma Medications (Beta-Adrenergic Agonists): Black tea contains caffeine. Caffeine can stimulate the heart. Some medications for asthma can also stimulate the heart. Taking caffeine with some medications for asthma might cause too much stimulation and cause heart problems. Some medications for asthma include albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin, Volmax), metaproterenol (Alupent), terbutaline (Bricanyl, Brethine), and isoproterenol (Isuprel).
  • Depression Medications (MAOIs): The caffeine in black tea can stimulate the body. Some medications used for depression can also stimulate the body. Drinking black tea and taking some medications for depression might cause too much stimulation of the body and serious side effects including fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, nervousness, and others. Some of these medications used for depression include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and others.
  • Medications To Slow Blood Clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet Drugs): Black tea might slow blood clotting. Taking black tea along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
  • Pentobarbital (Nembutal): The stimulant effects of the caffeine in black tea can block the sleep-producing effects of pentobarbital.
  • Phenylpropanolamine: The caffeine in black tea can stimulate the body. Phenylpropanolamine can also stimulate the body. Taking caffeine and phenylpropanolamine together might cause too much stimulation and increase heartbeat, blood pressure, and cause nervousness.
  • Riluzole (Rilutek): The body breaks down riluzole (Rilutek) to get rid of it. Drinking black tea can decrease how quickly the body breaks down riluzole (Rilutek) and increase the effects and side effects of riluzole.
  • Stimulant Drugs: Stimulant drugs speed up the nervous system. By speeding up the nervous system, stimulant medications can make you feel jittery and speed up your heartbeat. The caffeine in black tea can also speed up the nervous system. Drinking black tea along with stimulant drugs might cause serious problems including increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Avoid taking stimulant drugs along with black tea. Some stimulant drugs include diethylpropion (Tenuate), epinephrine, phentermine (Ionamin), pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), and many others.
  • Theophylline: Black tea contains caffeine. Caffeine works similarly to theophylline. Caffeine can also decrease how quickly the body gets rid of theophylline. This might cause increased effects and side effects of theophylline.
  • Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan) can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. Drinking black tea and taking verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan) can increase the risk of side effects for caffeine including jitteriness, headache, and an increased heartbeat.
  • Warfarin (Coumadin): Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Large amounts of black tea might decrease how well warfarin (Coumadin) slows blood clotting. Decreasing how well warfarin (Coumadin) slows blood clotting might increase the risk of clotting. It is unclear why this interaction might occur. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.


  • Minor Interactions - Be watchful with this combination.

  • Alcohol: The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Alcohol can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking black tea along with alcohol might cause too much caffeine in the bloodstream and caffeine side effects including jitteriness, headache, and fast heartbeat.
  • Birth Control Pills (Contraceptive Drugs): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Birth control pills can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking black tea along with birth control pills can cause jitteriness, headache, fast heartbeat, and other side effects. Some birth control pills include ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (Triphasil), ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (Ortho-Novum 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7), and others.
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan): Black tea contains caffeine. The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Fluconazole (Diflucan) might decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. This could cause caffeine to stay in the body too long and increase the risk of side effects such as nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Depression Medications (Tricyclic Antidepressants): Black tea contains chemicals called tannins. Tannins can bind to many medications and decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. To avoid this interaction, avoid black tea 1 hour before and 2 hours after taking medications for depression called tricyclic antidepressants. Some medications for depression include amitriptyline (Elavil) or imipramine (Tofranil, Janimine).
  • Diabetes Medications (Antidiabetes Drugs): Black tea might increase blood sugar. Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar. By increasing blood sugar, black tea might decrease the effectiveness of diabetes medications. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed. Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
  • Mexiletine (Mexitil): Black tea contains caffeine. The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Mexiletine (Mexitil) can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking Mexiletine (Mexitil) along with black tea might increase the caffeine effects and side effects of black tea.
  • Phenothiazines: Black tea contains chemicals called tannins. Tannins can bind to many medications and decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. To avoid this interaction, avoid black tea 1 hour before and 2 hours after taking phenothiazine medications. Some phenothiazine medications include fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), and trifluoperazine (Stelazine).
  • Terbinafine (Lamisil): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Terbinafine (Lamisil) can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine and increase the risk of side effects including jitteriness, headache, increased heartbeat, and other effects.


  • HERBAL & SUPPLEMENT INTERACTIONS

  • Bitter Orange: Using bitter orange along with other products that contain caffeine, such as black tea, can increase blood pressure and heart rate in otherwise healthy adults with normal blood pressure. This could increase the risk of serious heart problems.
  • Caffeine-Containing Herbs & Supplements: Black tea contains caffeine. Using it along with other herbs and supplements that contain caffeine might increase the risk of caffeine side effects. Natural products that contain caffeine include coffee, black tea, green tea, oolong tea, guarana, mate, and others.
  • Calcium: High caffeine intake from foods and beverages, including black tea, flushes calcium out of the body in the urine.
  • Creatine: There is some concern that combining caffeine, an ingredient in black tea, with ephedra and creatine might increase the risk of serious harmful effects. There is a report of stroke in an athlete who consumed 6 grams of creatine monohydrate, 400 to 600 mg of caffeine, 40 to 60 mg of ephedra, and a variety of other supplements daily for 6 weeks. Caffeine might also decrease whatever benefit creatine might have on athletic performance.
  • Ephedra (Ma huang): Ephedra and black tea are both stimulants. They speed up the central nervous system. Using them together might speed it up too much, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, seizures, and death. Don't take black tea with ephedra or other stimulants.
  • Herbs & Supplements For Slowing Blood Clotting: Black tea might slow blood clotting. Using it along with other herbs and supplements that might also slow blood clotting could increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in some people. Some of these herbs include angelica, clove, danshen, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, Panax ginseng, and others.
  • Iron: Black tea might interfere with the body's ability to absorb iron. This probably is not a problem for most people, unless they are iron-deficient. If this is the case, drink tea between meals rather than with meals to lessen this interaction.
  • Lithium: Black tea contains caffeine. Using herbs and supplements that contain caffeine can speed up the removal of lithium from the body.
  • Magnesium: Drinking large amounts of black tea can increase the amount of magnesium that is flushed out in the urine.


  • FOOD INTERACTIONS

  • Iron: Black tea might interfere with the body's ability to absorb iron. This probably is not a problem for most people, unless they are iron-deficient. If this is the case, drink tea between meals rather than with meals to lessen this interaction.
  • Milk: Adding milk to black tea appears to reduce some of the heart health benefits of drinking tea. Milk might bind with the antioxidants in tea and keep them from being absorbed. However, not all research confirms this. More evidence is needed to determine just how important this interaction, if any, might be.





  • BLACK TEA & RELATED PRODUCTS

  • Black Tea Herbal Products


  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    BLACK TEA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Classic and enduring, black tea is a revered classic throughout the world. Because of the fermentation process, black tea is usually richer in color, more penetrating in flavor, and has a higher concentration of caffeine when compared to other teas. A universal beverage that speaks many languages, Black tea has its beginnings from the same plant which produces both green and white tea (Camellia sinensis), and its mark of distinction can be found in the deep dark color achieved through the fermenting process. For those who prefer milder flavors, you can add a dash of honey, cream, or soymilk for a truly delightful sipping experience.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ancient Forest Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    This handsome tea is worthy of all our esteem and veneration because it comes to us exclusively from stands of protected ancient growth tea plants in the Yunnan province of China, all of which range in age from 500 to 2,700 years old. The most alluring aspect of this tea is the deeply penetrating flavor and aroma that it imparts, which is unlike any other black or green tea on the market. Bold, dark and inviting; this certified organic and fair trade tea is not to be missed. Partially fermented which will appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Assam Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    By far the most popular and palatable black tea, Assam has proven its superiority by consistently delivering a full-bodied flavor, which is both dark and malty. Produced exclusively from the highly skilled tea region of Assam in India, this tea has become a morning favorite because of its rich aroma, crisp flavor, and penetrating color.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ceylon Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    Ceylon tea comes from partially fermenting young tea leaves and is revered as a lively classic with a smooth taste that is not too bitter to the palate. It makes a very nice afternoon tea and works great with snacks. This Ceylong tea is Fair Trade Certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Chai Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    A warm, piquant, and delightful Oregon Chai. A great alternative for those who wish to avoid large amounts of caffeine, sugar, and dairy products, which are commonly found in commercial Chai products. An exotic beverage that is sure to tickle your taste buds! This Chai tea contains organic Ginger root, organic Cinnamon bark, organic Darjeeling Tea, organic Cardamom, organic Cloves, organic Nutmeg, and organic Vanilla bean. Contains Caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Darjeeling Tea (First Flush), Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    A true unblended Darjeeling tea from fresh, green, subtle leaves. Darjeeling is one of the most sought after tea beverages for its astringent qualities and its ability to indulge the taste buds. Has a wonderfully grounding aftertaste, and is complex in characteristics. From the Northern Himalayas in India comes this exquisite tea fit for the most occasions. This Darjeeling tea is Fair Trade certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Earl Grey Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    An exceptionally rich black tea, fermented to perfection with a complementary pinch of bergamot oil. This combination creates an ultra fine tea where precision and process gives birth to this much revered beverage. Great with honey, and a hint of sugar; this tea makes an excellent drink to incorporate into your daily schedule. This Earl Grey tea is Fair Trade certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: English Breakfast Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    A classic, and now organic! Enjoy this dark, hearty tea as a wonderful morning beverage. Stands up well to milk, honey and sugar. A great alternative to coffee and better for you! This English Breakfast tea is Fair Trade certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Lapsang Souchong Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    This intoxicating and alluring tea has one of the most powerful flavors and is best suited for those with established tastes for tea. What makes this Lapsong so special is that the semi-fermented mature tea leaves are laid out onto bamboo trays and are smoked over a smoldering bundle of Spruce wood. The result is a rich and robust tea with an imparted smoke flavor and rich crimson color. This tea makes for a divine evening experience. Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified by IMO. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mango Ceylon Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    A delightfully zesty Ceylon blend from Sri Lanka. This fruity classic has essence of Mango and Marigold petals added to it, which complements the fine, fermented Ceylon leaves. For those of us who sometimes prefer a flavored tea, this makes a perfect cup that is pure rapture to the taste buds. This Mango Ceylon tea is Fair Trade certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nepalese Black Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    This rare and exotic tea from the Himalayan region of Nepal is truly complex and has the flavor characteristics of both a green and a black tea. Because of its semi-fermented nature and the unique growing region it comes from, Nepalese Black tea produces a finish which is smooth to the taste buds, devoid of a rough edge, and the tannins do not linger. While this tea is suitable for most occasions, we have found it particularly delightful in the mornings and afternoons. This Nepalese Black tea is certified organic and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oolong Tea, Organic Black Teas
    A succulent tea especially palatable for those that do not enjoy the sharpness typical of green teas. Oolong tea is unique because of its partial fermentation which produces a diverse arrangement of both off-green and black leaves. This tea is beautiful, tasty, full bodied, healthy and with a mildly smooth aftertaste. Highly recommended to those that enjoy the health benefits of green tea but have a hard time with its lingering, semi bitter taste. Sure to appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Orange Spice Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    A warm, soothing, Ceylon tea blend with just the right ingredients to give toasts to. Includes orange peel, cinnamon chips, and clove. A marvelous way to savor the serenity of an evening's peace is to brew up a cup of this fine tea, sit back and relax. A very robust and fragrant tea blend sure to give you pleasure! This Orange Spice tea is Fair Trade certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Pu'erh Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    The Black Pu-erh tea Mountain Rose Herbs offers is hand harvested from wild and semi-wild broad leaf antique tea trees located in the Yunnan province of China. Black Pu-erh is often referred to as "cooked" due to the fact that sun-dried green tea leaves are transformed through natural fermentation from a greenish-golden color to a blackish-red tone. Over the years Pu-erh has garnered a committed following amongst tea connoisseurs who regard it as a sacred relic leftover from ancient tea cultures and traditions. The Black Pu-erh Mountain Rose Herbs offers brews up a deep ochre red and has a rich earthy taste with notes of smoke and moss. Partially fermented which will appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover. Certified Organic and Fair Trade. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Vanilla Black Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    An intoxicating blend of organic vanilla, organic fair trade Assam tea from India, and organic chrysanthemum flowers. The crisp aroma and deep invigorating flavor of this tea is filled with pure vanilla bliss! Contains organic Assam tea, organic Vanilla beans, organic Chrysanthemum flowers, and organic Vanilla flavoring. Contains caffeine.


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    Starwest Botanicals: Lychee Black Tea, Organic, Camellia Sinensis, 1 lb.
    A base of black OP Leaf scented with the essence of the Lychee fruit. This tea has a natural, sweet and very aromatic character.
    Starwest Botanicals: China Black Tea, Organic FOP, Camellia Sinensis, 1 lb.
    This full flavored FOP tea from China brews to be a rich brown cup.
    Starwest Botanicals: China Black Tea, BOP, Camellia Sinensis, 1 lb.
    Withered, rolled, fermented and dried, this tea produces a dark, full-bodied cup of tea.
    Starwest Botanicals: English Breakfast Tea, Camellia Sinensis, 1 lb.
    A blend of Chinese Black OP and Keemum Tea. This tea has a full bodied and robust flavor.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oolong Tea, Camellia Sinensis, 1 lb.
    Partially oxidized tea yielding a mild aromatic flavor between that of black and green tea. Oolong tea is commonly served as the house tea in Chinese restaurants in the US.
    Starwest Botanicals: Keemun Tea, Camellia Sinensis, 1 lb.
    Due to its superb bouquet, this north China black tea is often referred to as the "burgundy of teas". This full-bodied, sweet liquoring tea produces a dark red cup with a strong aroma resembling both fruit and roses. Keemum is considered one of the best China black teas. It makes an excellent "English Breakfast" and is useful for ice tea, in that it does not cloud easily.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chai Spice Black Tea, Fair Trade, Choice Organic, 20 Tea Bags
    This distinctive organic chai favors the rich Assam black teas of the Brahmapurra Valley, and highly prized Cardamom. Make this tea strong, and temper it with milk and sweetener.
    Starwest Botanicals: Chai Black Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
    An authentic, rich and spicy blend, which has been a mainstay in northern India for centuries. The classic spices of organic cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove buds are mixed with organic Assam black tea to capture this truly authentic flavor. After brewing, add milk or a milk substitute and sweetener to create an exquisite taste that is delightfully unique to chai.
    Starwest Botanicals: Black Tea, Fair Trade Organic, Choice Organic, 16 Tea Bags
    One of the purest teas on Earth, brisk and bright in character. From organic mountain-top gardens, tucked deeply into the interior of a protected wildlife preserve in the South of India.
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    Note: The merchants above all have many more Black Teas selections in various delicious flavors and blends not included on this page. Click on one of the links above and do a store search to find a specific blend and brand of black tea that you may be searching for. The flavors included here are basic common black teas.

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    BLACK CUMIN
    Black Seed, Black Caraway

    (Nigella Sativa)


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    BLACK CUMIN (BLACK SEED) HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    AN AROMATIC SPICE

    Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) is also known as Black Seed, Black Caraway, Roman Coriander, Black Onion Seed, Fennel Flower, Habbat Alabarakah, Seed of Blessing, Kezah. Jeera, and Egyptian Black Cumin.

    Black cumin is an annual herbaceous plant with fine foliage and delicate pale bluish purple or white flowers. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean, but grows prolifically in many areas of the world. For centuries, Black Cumin herb and oil has been used by millions of people in Asia, Middle East, and Africa to support their health. It is an aromatic spice looks like a Sesame Seed except it is black in color.

    Traditionally, Black Cumin has been used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support, and for general overall well-being. Black Seed contains high amounts of fiber, protein, and carbohydrates, and is a rich source of essential fatty acids.

    History shows us that this extraordinary herb may just be the primary health-bolstering agent of the millennium! For thousands of years, Nigella sativa, or Black Seed, has been revered for its astounding healing power. Prophet Muhammad mentioned that "Black Seed is a cure for all disease except death!" Throughout the ages, again and again, Black Seed emerges in prominent herbals and medical texts as a notable healer for an astonishing range of ailments. Sscience is finally advanced enough to clinically validate what herbalists have long known: that Black Seed's benefits are so diverse that, especially when used in conjunction with other treatments and herbs, it is very nearly a cure-all.

    A complex interaction of over 100 active components gives Black Seed a tremendous power to regulate immune function and enhance the body's constitution in a way no single substance has ever been known to do. This means that Black Seed is useful against a vast array of ailments from those caused by bacteria or viruses, to common allergies and even injuries. The coming years will see exciting new applications of Black Seed in the treatment of such fatal diseases as cancer and AIDS.





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    BLACK CUMIN (BLACK SEED) USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    INFLAMMATION & INFECTION

    Black Cumin is excellent for use in external healing for skin care such as psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, joints and scalp massage. Internally, it can be used to treat asthma, arthritis, and it boosts the immune system.

    Scientific studies have shown that Black Seed oil helps reduce inflammation and eliminates fungi infections. The extract form has shown to be effective in regulating blood sugar levels, and stimulating bone marrow and immune cells. Further studies are being conducted on Black Seed for its overall effectiveness in treating and preventing cancer.

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    BLACK CUMIN (BLACK SEED) OIL

    Black Cumin oil or also known as Black Seed oil, is a remarkable and highly prized nutritive oil that can be used in conjunction with your regular dietary regimen. Because of the unique cell structure of this oil, along with its high vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid content, it is being employed for numerous ailments and deficiencies. Black cumin oil is being deeply scrutinized by the scientific community, and the findings are very substantial and truth telling. Best if kept stored in a temperature controlled environment. Refrigeration is not necessary but recommended to help increase stability.

    Black Cumin Seed Oil helps support the health of the immune system. Black Cumin was discovered in Tutankhamen's tomb, implying that it played an important role in ancient Egyptian practices. Although its exact role in Egyptian culture is not known, we do know that items entombed with a king were carefully selected to assist him in the afterlife.

    The earliest written reference to black seed is found in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. Isaiah contrasts the reaping of black cumin with wheat: For the black cumin is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a cart wheel rolled over the cumin, but the black cumin is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod. (Isaiah 28:25,27 NKJV). Easton's Bible Dictionary clarifies that the Hebrew word for black cumin, "ketsah," refers to "without doubt the Nigella sativa, a small annual of the order Ranunculaceae which grows wild in the Mediterranean countries and is cultivated in Egypt and Syria for its seed." Dioscoredes, a Greek physician of the 1st century, recorded that black seeds were taken to treat headaches, nasal congestion, toothache and intestinal worms. They were also used, he reported, as a diuretic to promote menstruation and increase milk production.

    The Muslim scholar al-Biruni (973-1048), who composed a treatise on the early origins of Indian and Chinese drugs, mentions that the black seed is a kind of grain called alwanak in the Sigzi dialect. Later, this was confirmed by Suhar Bakht who explained it to be habb-i-Sajzi (viz. Sigzi grains). This reference to black seed as "grains" points to the seed's possible nutritional use during the tenth and eleventh centuries.In the Greco-Arab/Unani-Tibb system of medicine, which originated from Hippocrates, his contemporary Galen and Ibn Sina, black seed has been regarded as a valuable remedy in hepatic and digestive disorders and has been described as a stimulant in a variety of conditions, ascribed to an imbalance of cold humors.

    Ibn Sina (980-1037), most famous for his volumes called "The Canon of Medicine," regarded by many as the most famous book in the history of medicine, East or West, refers to black seed as the seed "that stimulates the body's energy and helps recovery from fatigue or dispiritedness." Black seed is also included in the list of natural drugs of Al-Tibb al-N abawi, and according to tradition, "Hold onto the use of the black seed for in it is healing for all illnesses except death." This prophetic reference in describing black seed as "having a healing for all illnesses" is not exaggerated as it at first appears.

    Recent research has provided evidence, which indicates that black seed contains an ability to significantly boost the human immune system - if taken over time. The prophetic phrase, "hold onto the use of the seed," also emphasizes consistent usage of the seed.

    BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL / BLACK SEED OIL PROFILE

    Botanical Name: Nigella sativa
    Origin: Israel
    Extraction: Cold pressed from whole seeds.
    Shelf life: 2 years recommended.
    Kosher Certified: No
    Suggested Use: Skin exposure to the undiluted oil will cause irritation to those with sensitivities. Not to be used while pregnant. For food and dietary use only.
    Notes: Also known as Black Cumin oil, Black oil, or Black seed oil. Best if kept stored in a temperature controlled environment. Refrigeration is not necessary but recommended to help increase stability.

    Specifications
      Color: Deep Amber / Dark
      Odor: Characteristic with upper tones
      Acid Value: 0.6
      Peroxide Value: Less then 0.4
      Saponification Value: 183 to 195
      Iodine Value: 110 to 125
      pH: 4.16

    Fatty Acids
      Oleic: 22.6%
      Palmitic: 11.7%
      Linoleic: 55.6%
      Stearic: 3.3%





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    BLACK CUMIN (BLACK SEED) DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Black cumin is an annual herbaceous plant with fine foliage and delicate pale bluish purple or white flowers. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean, but grows prolifically in many areas of the world. Black cumin seeds were found in the entombed with Tutankhamen for his journey into the afterlife. They were mentioned in the old testament of the bible, as well as by the prophet Mohammed.

    Parts Used: The seeds are used in cooking and teas. The oil is used both cosmetically and medicinally.


    Typical Preparations: The seeds can be used as a tea by themselves, or added to coffee or tea for an evocative flavoring. The seeds can also be used in all manners of cooking and baking, as well as pastas, casseroles, salads, and stir fry. Black Cumin comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.





    BLACK CUMIN (BLACK SEED) SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Black Cumin is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses.

    Although black seed has historically been used to stimulate milk production in nursing mothers, some research indicates that caution should be taken during pregnancy to avoid complications, and a qualified medical practitioner should be consulted to determine if any precautions should be taken.

    Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.





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    BLACK CUMIN (BLACK SEED) SEED HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Black Cumin is also known as Black Seed and Black Caraway (Nigella Sativa). Black Seed Oil is an excellent healer, and its areas of application range from external skin care (psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, joints & scalp massage) and to internal use as a treatment for various complaints (asthma, arthritis, immune system). Suitable natural alternative for all types of allergic and infectious disorders of the respiratory tract, such as asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, hacking cough, and other cold-like symptoms.

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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Black Seed (Nigella Sativa), Whole Seed, Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Black Cumin Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa), Certified Organic, Carrier & Vegetable Oils
    Black Cumin oil or also known as Black Seed Oil, is a remarkable and highly prized nutritive oil that can be used in conjunction with your regular dietary regimen. Because of the unique cell structure of this oil, along with its high vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid content, it is being employed for numerous ailments and deficiencies. Black Cumin oil is being deeply scrutinized by the scientific community, and the findings are very substantial and truth telling. Pure cold pressed oil from Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) seeds.


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    Starwest Botanicals: Nigelia Seed (Black Cumin; Nigella Sativa), Certified Organic, 1 lb.


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    HerbsPro: Black Cumin Seed With Bio Curcumin, Life Extension, 500 mg / 200 mg, 60 Softgels (109053)
    As we age, a balanced immune and inflammatory response becomes critical to guarding our health. Research has shown Black Cumin Seed Oil to be particularly effective.
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    A blend of organic Red Rooibos Tea with Black Cumin Seed from Egypt, high in antioxidants, kosher, naturally sweet, rich in minerals, very low in tannic acid.
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    Alcohol free tincture of Black Cumin seed from Egypt.
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    Pure Black Seed Oil (Also known as Black Cumin Oil) is cold pressed and solvent free. One teaspoon daily with meals. Mix with juice or liquid for best taste. Refrigerate after opening.
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    Oil of Black Seed is the natural way to feed the cells of the body with a luscious aromatic oil. This is a top source of essential fatty acids among other vital nutrients. This is the true 100% cold-pressed Mediterranean black seed oil along with wild rosemary oil, wild oregano P73 oil, and organic garlic oil. Oil of Black Seed is a natural source of vitamin E, sterols, sterolins, and vital omega-3s, -6s, and -9s. Take one or more teaspoons daily. Makes a tasty addition to any food such as salad, soup, or vegetables. Also add to smoothies.


    LIFE EXTENSION PRODUCTS

    LEF: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Life Extension, 500 mg, 60 Softgels
    By acting on both immune factors and inflammatory factors, Black Cumin Seed Oil supports a healthy immune system, which is increasingly important as we age, and facilitates a healthy inflammatory response.
    LEF: Black Cumin Seed Oil with Bio-Curcumin, Life Extension, 60 Softgels


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    Kalyx: Black Cumin by Peter Schleicher, M.D. & Mohamed Saleh, M.D., Starwest Botanicals: C
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  • BLACK CUMIN SEED HERBAL OIL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Black Cuman Seed Oil, Certified Organic Herbal Oils
    Black Cumin oil or also known as Black Seed Oil, is a remarkable and highly prized nutritive oil that can be used in conjunction with your regular dietary regimen. Because of the unique cell structure of this oil, along with its high vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid content, it is being employed for numerous ailments and deficiencies. Black Cumin oil is being deeply scrutinized by the scientific community, and the findings are very substantial and truth telling. Pure cold pressed oil from Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) seeds.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Black Seed (Nigella Sativa), Whole, Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Nigella Seed, Organic, 1 lb.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Life Extension, 500 mg, 60 Softgels (109052)
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    HerbsPro: Black Seed Oil, Theramune Amazing Herbs, 4 fl. oz. (72490)
    Pure Black Seed Oil (Also known as Black Cumin Oil) is cold pressed and solvent free. One teaspoon daily with meals. Mix with juice or liquid for best taste. Refrigerate after opening.
    HerbsPro: Black Seed Oil, Pure, African Red Tea Imports, 4 fl. oz. (83277)
    HerbsPro: Black Seed Oil, Theramune Amazing Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (72491)
    HerbsPro: Black Seed Plus Oil, North American Herb & Spice, 12 fl. oz. (74881)
    Oil of Black Seed is the natural way to feed the cells of the body with a luscious aromatic oil. This is a top source of essential fatty acids among other vital nutrients. This is the true 100% cold-pressed Mediterranean black seed oil along with wild rosemary oil, wild oregano P73 oil, and organic garlic oil. Oil of Black Seed is a natural source of vitamin E, sterols, sterolins, and vital omega-3s, -6s, and -9s. Take one or more teaspoons daily. Makes a tasty addition to any food such as salad, soup, or vegetables. Also add to smoothies.


    LIFE EXTENSION PRODUCTS

    LEF: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Life Extension, 500 mg, 60 Softgels
    By acting on both immune factors and inflammatory factors, Black Cumin Seed Oil supports a healthy immune system, which is increasingly important as we age, and facilitates a healthy inflammatory response.
    LEF: Black Cumin Seed Oil with Bio-Curcumin, Life Extension, 60 Softgels


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Organic Nigella Sativa, Golden Lotus Botanicals, 2 oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Black Seed (Black Cumin) Oil, Amazing Herbs, 4 fl. oz: HF
    100% Pure Black Seed Oil (also known as Black Cumin Oil), cold-pressed and solvent free, 4 ounce amber bottle, 24 day supply.
    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Virgin, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Organic Nigella Sativa, Golden Lotus Botanicals, 4 fl. oz: GL
    Kalyx: Black Seed (Black Cumin) Oil, 8 fl. oz: HF
    100% Pure Black Seed Oil (also known as Black Cumin Oil), cold-pressed and solvent free, 4 ounce amber bottle, 24 day supply.
    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Organic Nigella Sativa, Golden Lotus, 8 fl oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Virgin, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 16 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Organic Nigella Sativa, Golden Lotus Botanicals, 16 fl oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Organic Nigella Sativa, Golden Lotus Botanicals, 32 oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Virgin, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 Gallon: C
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  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index
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  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy
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  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1
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