Organic Black Seed Oil Nigella Sativa
For over two thousand years the black seed (Nigella sativa), a plant from the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family, has been traditionally used by various cultures throughout the world as a food and in health and general wellbeing. The ancient Egyptians knew and used the black seed. Tutankamun is even believed to have had a bottle of black seed oil in his tomb – and that would have been organic of course!
Nigella sativa originates from Western Asia and is a herb that grows about 16-24 inches in height and has white flowers when in bloom. The plant is now cultivated from the Near East to India, though the most highly regarded black seed oil comes from Egypt.
Organic Black Seed Oil from Viridian Nutrition is of the highest quality, made exclusively from organic Egyptian black seed, cold-pressed and bottled in amber glass bottles under a blanket of nitrogen to protect the oil from air and light.
Organic Black Seed Oil from Viridian Nutrition is certified organic by the Soil Association. Organic growing is better for the planet, better for you. Organic standards ensure that the Nigella sativa seeds in our Black Seed Oil are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides of other chemical sprays. Organic growing works with the planet instead of against it. The organic farms for our black seeds are all in Egypt ensuring the highest quality.
Nigella sativa is an exotic addition to Viridian's extensive essential fatty acid range. Also known as the Blessed Seed, black seed is popular in the Middle and Far East. With a pleasant aroma and taste, it can be taken internally off the spoon, used as part of a salad dressing or used as a head or chest rub.
Viridian’s Organic Black Seed oil is vegan, organic and certified Kosher, guaranteeing the highest quality black seed oil available.
Organic Black Seed Oil is part of the 200+ award-winning range of nutritional supplements and beauty products from Viridian Nutrition.
Discover 5 researched internal benefits of Black Seed, and how it can support your long-term wellbeing.
Relieve Allergy Symptoms
Black Seed has been shown to relieve troublesome hay fever symptoms in hundreds of sufferers. In a study conducted on 66 individuals with hay fever, 0.5ml of daily black seed supplementation significantly reduced nasal congestion, itching, runny nose, and sneezing (1). Black Seed is believed to exert antihistamine and anti-inflammatory effects that may support hay fever treatment.
Obesity can cause a myriad of health conditions if left untreated. Alongside a healthy balanced diet and exercise, Black Seed may be used to combat obesity and support weight management. In a review of trials conducted on 875 total participants, black seed as little as 100mg daily for 6-13 weeks reduced weight and BMI significantly (2). The researchers suggest that Black Seed may contribute to weight loss by promoting glucose balance and reducing fat absorption.
Blood Glucose Regulation
The regulation of blood sugar levels is critical to health and may prevent a variety of conditions. Black seed has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in individuals with type 2 diabetes. In a study which supplemented with 2,000mg of Black Seed, type 2 diabetics experienced improved fasting blood glucose levels (3).Improve Heart Health
Improve Heart Health
Chronic high blood pressure is a specific risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. Black Seed oil has been found to reduce blood pressure when taken at 200mg daily for eight weeks in trials (4). The antioxidant properties of Black Seed are thought to support cardiovascular health.
Promote Respiratory Health
Coughing, wheezing and chest tightness and other respiratory symptoms may be supported by black seed oil. In studies conducted on individuals with respiratory conditions, Black Seed supplementation at 1-2g per day reduced inflammation and notably improved symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing and night-time waking (5).
Author: Salma Dawood is a Technical Advisor at Viridian Nutrition. She holds a BSc honours degree in Human Nutrition.