Nigella sativa
Niguella
Niguella
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Part of the plant used

Seeds
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Major cosmetic applications

Extract = Antioxidant. Anti-aging. Skin and hair protection. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-irritation. Antimicrobial. Antiseptic.

Oil = Antioxidant. Anti-aging. Skin and hair protection. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-irritation. Antimicrobial. Antiseptic. Barrier function repairing. Emollient. Moisturizing.

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Inception
Growing area

Southeast Asia
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Traditional uses

Indian medicine uses it as carminative, invigorating, digestive and for intestinal problems.
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Curiosities

In India and Middle Eastern, niguella is used as a spice and seasoning in food. When the seeds are rubbed, they give off a scent similar to oregano.