The “OIL” - is the most effective form to consume Black Cumin because the oil is more concentrated than whole seeds unpressed, and is more readily assimilated. Also, because of it’s potent, absorbable concentration - only 1/2 teaspoon is needed per dose.
Most health experts and natural physicians recommend taking 1/2 teaspoon of the oil two-three times per day for therapeutic effects, on an empty stomach/before meals and bedtime. Or once per day, for a healthy maintenance dose or as a preventative measure.
Black Cumin can have sedative effects for some though, and because the oils have bile-expelling characteristics, in my opinion, it is best taken in the evening - unless utilizing 2-3x per day for therapeutic benefits. You can take the oil on its own, mixed in water or juice (*great with raw honey), or can be added to warm tea - like herbal chai, etc.
Many people have also added a small amount to their face & body creams, with phenomenal results. Also beneficial topically for burns, psoriasis and alternative skin disorders.
Mix with honey and/or garlic for a great tonic for effective immunity-boosting during cold and flu season.
Black Cumin should be taken daily as a preventative measure for all illness, and life-long vitality.