Black seed oil, from the plant Nigella sativa, has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years. Its myriad benefits are still trusted — and proven — today.
Black seed oil comes from a plant called Nigella sativa and is known by many different names, including black cumin, nigella and kalojeera, just to name a few. Its reputed health benefits are myriad and its usage as a remedy for wounds and illnesses dates back to ancient times, says Dr. Jenelle Kim, a doctor of Chinese medicine and founder of JBK Wellness Labs, which makes the formulas for hair and skincare products you can find at Whole Foods and in some luxury hotels. The benefits of this incredible herb are astonishing, she says. She’s seen a resurgence in black seed oil’s popularity over the past year as people have started paying much closer attention to their health and seeking more herbal remedies.