ALchePharma has procured one of the finest Black Cumin Seed Oil available. This Nigella Sativa is 100 % Organic and Cold Pressed in order to maintain all of its purported phytonutrient benefits.
The following expert describes the Black Cumin Seed Oil history the best as is cited from:
Krishnapura Srinivasan, Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) and black cumin (Nigella sativa) seeds: traditional uses, chemical constituents, and nutraceutical effects, Food Quality and Safety, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages 1–16, https://doi.org/10.1093/fqsafe/fyx031
Black seed (also known as black cumin; Nigella sativa) is an annual flowering plant belonging to the family Ranunculaceae and is a native of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. Black cumin is cultivated in the Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, Southern Europe, Northern India, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Nigella sativa seeds and their oil have a long history of folklore usage in Indian and Arabian civilization as food and medicine (Yarnell and Abascal, 2011). The seeds of N. sativa have a pungent bitter taste and aroma and are used as a spice in Indian and extensively in Middle Eastern cuisines. The dry-roasted nigella seeds flavour curries, vegetables, and pulses. Black seeds are used in food as a flavouring additive in breads and pickles. It is also used as an ingredient of the spice mixture (panch phoron) and also independently of many recipes in Bengali cuisine. Cumin was traditionally used as a preservative in mummification in the ancient Egyptian civilization. Black cumin has a long history of use as medicine in the Indian traditional system of medicine like Unani and Ayurveda (Sharma et al., 2005). The black cumin seeds have traditionally been used in the Southeast Asian and Middle East countries for the treatment of diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, and other inflammatory diseases. Nigella sativa has extensively been used because of its therapeutic potential and possesses a wide spectrum of activities, namely, diuretic, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, anticancer, immune-modulatory, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, and renal protective properties. Traditionally, seeds of N. sativa are widely used for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, fever, inflammation, bronchitis, dizziness, rheumatism, skin disorders, and gastrointestinal disturbances. It is also used as a liver tonic, digestive, antidiarrhoeal, emmenagogue, and to control parasitic infections and boost immune system (Goreja, 2003).