The Black Cumin Seed (nigella sativa) plant is one of the most extensively studied, both phytochemically and pharmacologically. There have been over 500 separate peer-reviewed studies since 1956. For centuries, the Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) herb and oil have been used by millions of people around the world to compliment their health.
Highly aromatic and spicy, this tiny seed and its beneficial oil is used for a variety of supportive health benefits—to help restore the natural balance of the body's vital organs and strengthen its natural defenses. Traditionally, it has been used to bolster vitality, aid digestion, and for respiratory, kidney, liver, inflammatory and circulatory support.
Black Seed's chemical composition is very rich and diverse. It contains the phytochemicals thymoquinone and crystalline nigellone as well as anti-oxidants, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fixed oils (EFA's 3/6/9), volatile oils, alkaloids, saponin, and fiber, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium and potassium. There are still many components in Black Seed that haven't been identified and research is going on around the world to help shed more light into this remarkable little seed.