Origin : Egypt
Part used : seeds
Nigella sativa Nigella or black cumin oil, in addition to the classic essential fatty acids, is rich in various constituents: aromatic molecules, nigeline, nigellone, vitamin E, carotenoids, minerals... Nigella or black cumin oil is well known in the East. Alone or mixed, it regenerates the skin. It can effectively combat a multitude of skin problems. It is particularly suitable when the skin balance is compromised by inflammation or mycosis. It is also a hair and nail tonic, its specificity reserving it for dry and fragile hair. It is common to use it alone, but it is also common to combine it with other plant oils that are active in the same way: rose hip or rosehip, calophylla, etc. Internally, among a host of properties, its beneficial effects on breathing and, more generally, on all phenomena of allergic sensitivity are worth mentioning. More recently, its ability to stimulate the immune system has been highlighted. It is not always easy to ingest: in this case, in order to sweeten it, it can easily be associated with other less intense tasting plants, such as olive or argan. To amplify the effects we have just described, it can also be combined with essential oils with similar properties. In the context of allergy, let us quote in particular: matricaria, tarragon, khella or badian. Precautions for use : For internal use not suitable for children under 12 years, pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek advice from their doctor.