An exotic addition to Viridian’s extensive essential fatty acid range is their 100% Organic Black Seed Oil.
Known as the Blessed Seed, the black cumin seed has numerous benefits and is popular in the Middle and Far East. With an aroma similar to eucalyptus or tea tree, it can be taken internally or used as a chest rub.
For over two thousand years, the black seed – a plant from the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family – has been traditionally used by various cultures throughout the world as a natural remedy. The ancient Egyptians understood and used the black seed, describing it as a panacea (cure for problems and diseases).
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. The deep black, sharp-cornered rectangular seeds (no longer than 3 mm) are the part of the plant that is used for the preparation of products.
Phospholipids play key roles in supporting cellular membrane maintenance and Black Seed Oil is rich in these. It also contains phyto-sterols such as Beta Sitosterol; Phyto-sterols support cell membrane structure and function.
Compositional Analysis reveals that Black Seed Oil is also a source of a broad range of nutrients: Vitamin A (Retinol), B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vit C, D3 (cholecalciferol), Vit E (alpha-tocopherol), calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc. Amino acids – aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, proline, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, histidine, and lysine.
How to use
As a food supplement, take one to three teaspoons daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional. This highly nutritious oil can be added to fruit or vegetable smoothies, salad dressings, dips, soups or as a condiment drizzled onto vegetables, pasta, rice, potatoes etc or just taken from the spoon.
This pungent oil can also be used topically as a traditional massage oil and as an aromatic chest rub.
100% of Organic black seed oil, Linoleic acid (Omega 6), Oleic acid (Omega 9).