Is this truly possible?
Occasionally, individuals claim that Black Seed Oil causes a burning sensation in their throat and may even lead to temporary voice loss. Is this truly possible? If so, what could be the underlying reason? Allow us to clarify and assist you in preventing such occurrences.
To begin with, it is important to acknowledge that Thymoquinone, present in Nigella Sativa seeds, is an acidic substance. However, in the quantities found in the oil, it is not harmful. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the most potent Black Seed Oil derived from Ethiopian seeds has a pH of 3.84, placing it in the acidic range on the food acidity scale (orange zone).
While we generally believe that none of the various types of Black Seed Oils can cause a burning sensation in the throat, it has been observed that the liquid from Ethiopian seeds can indeed have this effect. Even employees at BioNatal have reported experiencing this sensation. Consequently, it is advisable to consume this particular oil with water or whole milk to prevent direct contact with the sensitive throat lining. It is important to note that if you already have throat inflammation, you may experience a burning sensation.
But what about losing your voice? Can this really happen?
Yes, it is indeed possible for the Ethiopian Black Seed Oil to cause a burning sensation in the throat and potentially lead to temporary voice loss. However, it's important to note that this is not a common occurrence and usually happens due to human error while taking this potent supplement.
To illustrate this scenario, let's consider a situation that we have all likely experienced at some point: accidentally swallowing water down the wrong pipe, causing coughing and a slight burning sensation in the throat. Now, if instead of water, it were the Ethiopian Black Seed Oil, the effects could be much more intense, lasting for 2-3 challenging hours, and potentially resulting in voice loss for 1-3 days.
As previously mentioned, such incidents are not widespread. To prevent any mishaps, it is crucial to exercise caution when consuming the oil and ensure you swallow it with water or milk. Pay close attention to what you're doing and try to avoid distractions during the process.