Nigella Sativa Oil

Botanical Name: Nigella sativa L.

Common Name: Black seed or Black cumin, Kalonji, Kalajira.

Location: It is cultivated in India.

Physiochemical Properties:

  • Color: yellow to orange
  • Odor: mild, earthy, musky, woody and slightly spicy/peppery aroma
  • Specific Gravity at 20°C: 8400-0.9000
  • Refractive Index at 20°C : 1.4700-1.4900
  • Optical Rotation: 2 to 6

Main Constituents:

S.NO. Name Range
1. .alpha.-Phellandrene 14.00-16.50
2. .alpha.-Pinene 6.00-8.00
3. .(-)-β-Pinene 3.50-5.50
4. p-Cymene 41.50-44.00
5. D-Limonene 2.00-3.50
6. cis-4-methoxy thujane 8.00-10.00
7. Thymoquinone 7.50-9.50
8. α-Longipinene 1.00-2.50
9. Longifolene 5.50-7.50




Nigella sativa seeds are used as traditional medicine for obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Black seed oil could benefit skin conditions such as acne. This may be due to the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties associated with black seed oil.

  • Black seed oil is often added to hair care products, including hair masks and shampoos.
  • Due to the presence of Thymoquinone, it has been used in different forms to treat many diseases including asthma, hypertension, diabetes, inflammation, cough, bronchitis, headache, eczema, fever, dizziness, and influenza.



Please use under the guidance on the proper utilization of essential oils, considering your expertise in the field.



Odor Profile:

Mild, earthy, musky, woody, and slightly spicy/peppery aroma.

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