ORGANIC BLACK SEED (NIGELLA), whole
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Botanical name: Nigella sativa
Production: Nigella is an annual blooming herbaceous plant with pale bluish flowers, that is native to southwest Asia. The fruit is full of numerous seeds which are harvested and used as a spice.
Qualities: Also known as black cumin, black caraway, Roman coriander, black onion seed, fennel flower, kalonji, or Habbat Al Barakah (Seed of Blessing), black seed and it's preparations have been known to treat digestive and respiratory illnesses, infections, high blood pressure, and menstrual cycle imbalances. Historically, it has been used as a medicine for over 2000 years. It was even discovered in King Tut's tomb, as it was believed to assist him in the afterlife.
Common Use: Not to be confused with black sesame seeds, nigella seeds have a strong pungent flavor. They can be used as is in all types of cooking and baking or prepared by roasting and grinding the seeds and sprinkled over salads and savory dishes, or prepared as a tea.The oil is used for both cosmetic and medicinal applications.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, and dry place in an airtight container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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I don't know much about black seeds, but the seeds were not dried out and had no smell of oxidation, to my nose. I chewed a few and they tasted fine. I want to put them in a pepper grinder and grind them fresh to either eat straight or put on food. Since black seed is high in oil, I vacuum lock the bulk of it and just use a bit at a time.
I use it for energy and libido.. A friend told me about it. I’m not sure what else it’s supposed to do or the correct amount. It was trial and error but a little less than 1 tsp ground seems right.. When I took it without food as my friend said to do I felt really nauseous but in my smoothie it works well.