Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil, also known as Nigella sativa oil, is a volatile oil extracted from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant. It contains a variety of chemical compounds, including thymoquinone, alpha-hederin, thymohydroquinone, and dithymoquinone. These compounds are responsible for its various therapeutic properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial effects.
Black seed oil also contains unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid and oleic acid, as well as vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, iron, and calcium. These nutrients provide additional health benefits, such as promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails, and supporting immune function.
Category: Vegetable Oils
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- Botanical name: Nigella sativa L
- Origin: This oil is the fixed oil expressed from the seeds of Nigella sativa L.
- Physical Status: Liquid
- Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
- CAS: 90064-32-7
- EINECS: 290-094-1
- Appearance: Yellow to dark amber
- Solubility in Water:Insoluble
- Density: 0.907 – 0.927 @25°C
- Refractive index:1.460 – 1.480 @20°C
- Optical rotation: Not Determined
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