Black Seed Essential Oil
Also known as: Black Caraway, Black Cumin, Fennel Flower, Nutmeg Flower, and Roman Coriander
Species: Nigella sativa
Part Used: Seeds
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Black Seed Essential Oil is famous for aiding in a variety of ailments! Excellent at soothing inflammation and skin disorders.
There is much documentation of it’s use in ancient times. King Tut was reportedly found entombed with a bottle of Black Seed Essential Oil. Mohammed is credited with claiming that Black Seed will cure every ailment, but death itself. Obviously this is an overstatement, but it does give insight to the historical significance of this oil!
Aroma: pungent, bitter, herbaceous
Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Skin emollient, Carminative, Anti-Inflammatory
Relieving Food Allergies, Inflammation, Bronchitis, Flu, Sore Throat, Respiratory Disorders
Commonly Blended With:
Black Seed Essential Oil is not commonly mixed with any essential oils. Some common tinctures include: Thyme, Oregano, Clove Bud, Nutmeg
Nigella sativa (Kalonji or simply Nigella) is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to south and southwest Asia. It grows to 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in) tall, with finely divided, linear (but not thread-like) leaves. The flowers are delicate, and usually coloured pale blue and white, with five to ten petals. The fruit is a large and inflated capsule composed of three to seven united follicles, each containing numerous seeds which are used as spice, sometimes as a replacement for original black cumin (Bunium bulbocastanum).
In 2010, Nestlé filed a patent application for use of extracted thymoquinone from N. sativa as a food allergy treatment. Nestlé states that the patent would cover “the specific way that thymoquinone – a compound that can be extracted from the seed of the fennel flower – interacts with opioid receptors in the body and helps to reduce allergic reactions to food”. – Wikipedia
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