Nigella sativa is a dicotyledon from the Ranunculaceae family. This culinary and medicinal herb has been used as a spice, food preservative, and herbal remedy for thousands of years.
It is widely grown throughout the Mediterranean region as well as North Africa, India, and the Middle East.
Nigella sativa has been the subject of many studies regarding its therapeutic effectiveness. These studies reveal the anti-microbial, immunomodulatory, and antiepileptic properties found in the herb’s volatile oil.