Black Cumin Seed
Bountiful Black Cumin Seed can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks who used it as an invigorating tonic. Cleopatra counted on the seeds to keep her skin and hair beautiful, while King Tut was sure to be buried with an alabaster box of black cumin seeds.
Botanical Name: Nigella sativa
Botanical Family: Ranunculaceae
Extraction Method: Supercritical extract
Part of Plant Distilled: Seed
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Nigella sativa
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Deeply aromatic; pungent spicy
Blends well with: Frankincense, Cumin, Oregano, Lavender, Sweet Thyme, Thyme, Peppermint, Mastic, Copal, Coriander, All Spice, Hyssop, Marjoram, Cardamom, and Fennel.
Uses: Skin smoother and hair shiner. Spicy culinary scent. Fortifying.
Kings, queens, and prophets have been singing the praises of black cumin seeds for over three millennia, and for good reason. As in any season, these tiny, ink black seeds have been used by ancient cultures and modern men and women as an invigorating tonic.
The supercritical extract of these seeds is more potent than tinctures and infusions. This special process expresses a fulsome lipid full of fatty acids, including 45-65% linoleic acid and 1% of the rare eicosadienoic acid. It consists mainly of thymoquinone, cymene, and thujene plant compounds.
This "seed for all things'" spicy aroma is a strengthening and heartening tonic.
"The humble, yet immensely powerful seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance... The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years ago. In Arabic cultures, black cumin is so known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the seed of blessing... Many of black cumin's traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly been confirmed in 458 published, peer reviewed studies... Sometimes the biblical reference to 'faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains' comes to mind in connection with natural substances like black seeds. After all, do seeds not contain within them the very hope for continuance of the entire species that bore it? This super-saturated state of the seed, where life condenses itself down into an intensely miniaturized holographic fragment of itself, promising the formation of future worlds within itself, is the very emblem of life's immense and immortal power." Sayer Ji, GreenMedinfo