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Alternative Names

Aranuel, Ajenuz, Baraka, Black Caraway, Black Cumin, Charnuska, Cominho Negro, Cheveux de Vénus, Cumin Noir, Comino Negro, Fitch, Fennel Flower, Graine Noire, Graine de Nigelle, Kalajira, Kalajaji, Kalonji, Love in a Mist, La Grainer Noire, Mugrela, Nigelle de Crête, Nielle, Nutmeg Flower, Nigelle Cultivée, Poivrette, Roman-Coriander, Small Fennel, Schwarzkummel, Toute Épice. Upakuncika CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Coriander, Caraway, Fennel, Cumin and Nutmeg

Scientific Name

Nigella Sativa

Why Do People Use Black Seed?

For oral purposes, black seed powder is utilized for colic, treating gastrointestinal conditions including gas, dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and constipation problems. In oral preparations, Nigella sativa (black seed) is usually used for the treatment of certain conditions like asthma, respiratory conditions, flu, cough, allergies, emphysema, bronchitis, congestion and for swine flu. Further uses of black seed include hyperlipidemia, hypertension, vermifuge, cancer, for birth control, to increase milk flow and stimulation of menstruation. For inflammatory conditions black seed powder is used in headache, rheumatism and for skin conditions. There are number of traditional uses of Nigella sativa that include treatment of toothache, headache, intestinal worms, nasal congestion, abscesses, conjunctivitis and parasites. Black seed is utilized to lessen side effects of cisplatin, when used in a mixture with vitamin E, cysteine and saffron. Black seed powder or seeds alone are used in many food items as spice and flavoring agent.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly safe - It is safe when it is orally utilized in amount found in food items. Regarding safety of black seed powder there is insufficient reliable information available. There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of black seed for its other uses. Possibly Unsafe in Pregnancy - Oral consumption is possibly unsafe when used in a quantity exceeding than present in food items. It may have contraceptive activity or may inhibit or reduce contractions. Lactation - Nigella sativa should be avoided because there is lack of information to rate its effectiveness for breast feeding females.

How Effective Is Black Seed?

Hypertension - Some clinical experiment have demonstrated that extract of black seed used in a dosage of 100 to 200 mg two times daily for consecutively eight weeks could decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure in men up to 2mmHg with mild hypertension. More confirmation is required to rate the effectiveness of black seed powder for other uses mentioned.

How Black Seed Works?

Most effective part of black seed is its essential oil. Important constituents are terpinene G, pinene, terpinene alpha, cymenen P, thujene alpha, thymoquinone, campholenel alpha, limonene and carvacrol. In some recent clinical experiments, antihistamine effects have been obtained by the usage of black seed powder. Despite the fact that these effects have not yet been confirmed in human beings, low concentration of the constituent nigellone have been indicated to restrain the histamine release from mast cells in animal model. Immunoprotectant impacts have been observed by the usage of Nigella sativa. Experimental proof proposes that it may help lessen chemotherapy-induced reduction in leukocyte counts and hemoglobin levels. Black seeds have the potential to alter macrophages and increase the production of certain human interleukins. It may also be utilized as an anticancer agent. As per initial studies made so far, black seed powder may inhibit carcinomas like stomach tumors and also Ehrlich ascites carcinoma. Extract of black seeds may have hypoglycemic, antihypertensive and lipid-lowering effects. However, the exact underlying mechanism has not been enumerated so far. Black seed oil is known for antioxidant and anti-eicosanoid effects that have the potential to support anti-inflammatory actions, yet this impact has not been observed in human beings. Black seed oil may have antihelmintic and antimicrobial activity against staphylococcus and gram-negative bacteria. Anti-oxytocic potential is associated with black seeds, and they may repress instant contractions. Cytotoxic activity is observed particularly in human being cells, which is possibly due to dithymoquinone and thymoquinone constituents of these seeds. Some evidences proposes thymoquinone may protect against chemically incited hepatotoxicity. Research on rats have proved the statement that black seed powder may be hepatotoxic in nature.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Black Seed?

According to some studies, black seed oil could be the reason of allergic contact dermatitis. Based on experiments black seed powder may the reason for hepatotoxicity.

How Black Seed Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Black Seed Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Black Seed Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Black Seed Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Black Seed Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Black Seed?

ORAL Black root extract should be used in a dose of 100 to 200 mg twice every day.


From last 20 daces black seed is being utilized for various purposes. These seeds have been found in the tomb of Tutankhamen (An Egyptian King). An issued patent covers the utilization of black seed to fortify human immune-competent cells, this should not be taken as a confirmation for the viability and safety of black seed as an immunostimulant.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Black Seed Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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