- Plant Specifications
Scientific name: Nigella sativa L
Introduction and botany
Black seed is an annual, herbaceous plant with fine indumentum or completely without indumentum. The height of the black seed plant varies from 30 to 60 cm. Black seed has a wide range of consumption among different ethnic groups and nations, so many people in the Mediterranean and subcontinent of India use its seed oil daily in the natural prevention or treatment of diseases. The seeds of this plant as well as its oil are both used as food supplements. In some countries, this plant is used as a source of energy and strengthens the body due to its high-value nutrients. Black seed oil contains 8 important fatty acids, the most important of which are linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids.
Consumable parts: seeds
Properties and active ingredients:
The most important active ingredients: Para Cymene, Thymoquinone
Chemical composition of seed oil: Black seed oil is an important source of essential fatty acids, tocopherol, sterol, polyphenols and other bioactive compounds.
Properties: anti-cough, anti-asthma, anti-inflammatory, strengthens the immune system
Advantages of cultivation in Halikook farms
Mechanized planting and harvesting, using sprinkler irrigation method and minimal use of chemical pesticides
Application in industry
The seeds of this plant are used in pharmaceutical and food industries.