Blackseed oil is produced from the small back seeds from the fruits of Nigella sativa, a small flowering shrub with purple or white-tinged flowers that grows in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and western Asia.
Blackseed oil has been used for its healing properties since the days of Ancient Egypt, and has been shown to have antioxident properties and may reduce inflammation.
Alternative names for black seed oil include:
- black caraway
- black cumin
- black onion seed
Blackseed oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that can extensively treat and cure fungal infections. It can help with acne and general skin health. Blackseed oil is also traditionally used for sinus problems and to help alleviate the symptoms of cold and flu.