Nigella Sativa

Nigella Sativa also known as black cumin or black cumin, is a plant from the Middle East that has been used for beauty and health for thousands of years. You usually encounter Nigella Sativa as a product in the form of oil, also called black seed oil. You can use this as a supplement to a healthy meal, or for your skin as a beauty oil. Nigella Sativa oil contains omega fatty acids 6 and 9 and vitamin E. The fatty acid omega 6 in particular is important for your body, because you cannot produce it yourself. The oil provides protection and hydration for your skin, making it an effective beautifier. Here you will discover why Nigella Sativa oil is worth having in your bathroom and kitchen.

Nigella Sativa is the Latin name for the nutmeg flower and is also called black cumin flower, which grows in the Middle East and Asia. You can encounter Nigella Sativa in Syria and Egypt, among other places. The seeds of this plant have been used for thousands of years for taste, health and beauty . Nigella Sativa seed is black in color and is also known as black seed or black cumin seed. Even more famous about Nigella Sativa is the oil extracted from the seeds. Nigella Sativa oil is rich in omega 6, omega 9 and vitamin E (antioxidant). These properties make the oil very popular as a nutritional supplement and skin care. To retain all the active ingredients, the seeds are cold pressed to extract the oil. You also often encounter Nigella Sativa under the names black seed oil, black cumin oil, habba sawda (Arabic), black cumin or Schwartzkümmel. Nigella Sativa Oil has been around for thousands of years and was even found in the tomb of Tutankhamun.


Nigella Sativa is famous worldwide for its seeds and oil. In Europe it is mainly the black seed oil that is known. You can use these in your meal, as a supplement (capsules) or as a cosmetic for beautiful skin and beautiful, shiny hair. Because the oil does not clog your pores and contains vitamin E, it is suitable for all skin types. The seeds of Nigella Sativa are best known as a seasoning in all kinds of dishes. Enthusiasts call it a 'spicy version' of oregano. For example, you can encounter it in Turkish bread. You can also season curries, rice, salad, chicken, bread and vegetables with it.


Nigella Sativa is an oil with benefits for every skin type. It moisturizes, but does not clog the pores. The oil falls under the 'drying' skin oils. Drying oils do not leave a greasy or occlusive layer on your skin. That is why people with oily or troubled skin can also use the oil for cleansing and care. The unsaturated fatty acids in Nigella Sativa oil hydrate your skin and keep it soft and supple. Antioxidant vitamin E helps your skin recover from external influences and protects it against free radicals. This way your skin retains its healthy glow. Nigella Sativa also contains zinc. This mineral keeps your skin strong and healthy. You can use nigella oil to supplement your day care and night care, or to cleanse your face (oil cleansing). It is also a suitable oil to add to your bath water, so that your skin is immediately hydrated.

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The benefits of Black seed oil for hair and scalp.

In addition to use for the skin, black seed oil can also work very well for the hair and scalp. The oil is therefore very suitable for rebalancing sebum production and removing dandruff. For example, you can apply a few drops of oil to the scalp and let it sit for 20 minutes to 1 hour before using shampoo. It is recommended to apply this treatment no more than 2 times a month. You can also make a nourishing oil bath for your hair by massaging no more than a tablespoon of oil into the hair and leaving it on overnight, keeping in mind that the oil may bleed. This treatment is recommended to be done once a month. BEARD To cleanse and remove dandruff: apply a few drops of oil to the beard and skin. Distribute and massage with fingertips in circular movements to allow the oil to penetrate well. Perform this treatment 1 to 2 times a week.

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The main active substances in Nigella Sativa oil are omega 6, omega 9, zinc, and tocopherol or vitamin E. The omega 6 fatty acid in particular is an important nutrient. Your body does not produce this fatty acid itself. That's why we get it from food, such as meat, fish and vegetable oils such as sunflower oil and black seed oil. Omega 9 fatty acids are also important, but with a varied diet your body already produces these itself. Nigella Sativa also contains the antioxidant vitamin E. Vitamin E is important for your muscles, tissues, your resistance and healthy skin.


Nigella Sativa or Black Cumin is a true classic in the field of health and care. At you can buy various Nigella Sativa products for skin, hair and health support. We sell Nigella Sativa from different brands, where you can choose between loose oil or capsules. An advantage of loose oil is that you can also use it for your skin. The Black cumin oil of our brands is organically grown Nigella Sativa. Add Nigella Sativa to your meal or use the oil as a care solution. View our Nigella Sativa collection here: silky soft, hydrated skin and healthy and shiny hair!

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