Black Seed 🌿

Nigella sativa

🌿 conventional or certified organic available

Black Seed Oil (Nigella sativa) is also known as Black Cumin, Kalonji, Nigella, Black Coriander, Onion Seed and Roman Coriander. Nigella sativa is a small flowering shrub with purple or white-tinged flowers that grows in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and western Asia.

While it may look unsuspecting, the shrub produces fruits that have tiny black seeds.  These black seeds have been used in remedies for thousands of years.

Archaeologists even found black seeds in King Tut’s tomb, emphasizing their importance in history for healing and protection.  Black Seeds are also used in cooking to add flavor to breads, curries, and pickles.  When eaten, the seeds have a bitter flavor that’s often compared to cumin or oregano.

Black seed oil has been shown to have antioxidant properties that can help relieve inflammation inside the body and on the skin.

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties


APPEARANCE                           Pale yellow to amber colored liquid

ODOUR                                    Characteristic mild pepper, bitter aroma

SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C          0.910 to 0.935

REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C        1.460 to 1.480

FLASHPOINT                             250°C



The main chemical constituents of Black Seed Oil are:

Palmitic Acid

Palmitoleic Acid

Stearic Acid

Oleic Acid

Linoleic  Acid

Alpha-Linolenic Acid

Eicosadienoic Acid

ALLERGENS: No known allergens.

Common Uses


Black Seed contains good fats:oleic acid (olive oil’s health-giving component); poly and monounsaturated unsaturated fatty acids includingomega 3 (linolenic acid), omega 6 (linoleic acid), and omega 7 (palmitoleic acid, and arachidonic acid).  It contains protein: 8 of the 9 essential amino acids that are combined to make “whole” protein and also has vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorous.

Black cumin seed oil has exceptional antioxidant activity with thymoquinone, nigellone and beta-sitosterol.  Our cold pressed Black Seed Oil has over 80% unsaturated fatty acids.  It is well suited for use in dietary supplements and cosmetics for its powerful antioxidant activity.


Black seed oil has been added to oils and moisturisers to improve skin moisture and hydration.  It has also been shown to reduce the incidence of psoriasis plagues and to be effective in treating acne according to the Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, applying a lotion prepared with 10 percent black seed oil significantly reduced the incidence of acne after two months. Those who participated in the study reported 67 percent satisfaction.


Black seed oil can be applied to hair to soften and promote shine.

Wound Healing:

Application of black seed oil has been shown to reduce inflammation and presence of bacteria to aid in wound healing.  While it doesn't seem to be helpful in growing new collagen fibres, it does stimulate factors to help the body create new healthy skin.