FAQ

Author: Sprim Australia  

How is Black Seed Oil derived?

Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil is derived from the Black Seed using the cold-pressed method. This means no heat or chemicals are used in extracting the oil from the seed- ensuring that the constituents of the Black Seed remain untouched and unaltered.


What does Black Seed Oil contain?

Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil contains only 100% Nigella Sativa oil, does not contain any additives, and has not been diluted with water or other substances. Black Seed Oil contains several naturally occurring constituents such as volatile oils, vitamins and minerals.


What is the difference between the Black Seeds on their own, Black Seed Oil, and Black Seed Oil capsules?

Black Seed: Scientifically known as the Nigella Sativa seed, and the seed used to derive Black Seed Oil from. The seeds can be eaten on their own.
Black Seed Oil: 100% pure and derived oil of the Nigella Sativa seed. The oil can be ingested, as well as applied topically to the skin and scalp. 
Black Seed OIl capsules: 100% pure Black Seed Oil contained in capsules (vegecaps). Ideal for people who do not like ingesting oils. 
 
Black Seed Oil and Black Seed Oil in capsule form are fast gaining momentum as the preferred method of Black Seed use. Black Seed in oil and capsule form are known to be 35% more concentrated than that of the seeds alone. The additional advantage of Black Seed Oil is that it can be ingested, as well as applied topically to the skin and scalp.


Do I have to be sick to take Black Seed?

Absolutely not!  Black Seed Oil and Black Seed Oil capsules offer a range of benefits for people of all ages and states of health. The complex structure of the constituents of the Black Seed make it a unique and highly effective supplement when taken to maintain a healthy immune system. 


What plant does the Black Seed come from?

Originating from Western Asia, the Black Seed is found in the Nigella Sativa plant- a plant that is classified as part of the buttercup family and is a herb that grows about 16-24 inches in height and has white flowers when in bloom. The deep black, sharp-cornered rectangular seeds (no longer than 3 mm) are the part of the plant that is used for the preparation of Black Seed products.


How is Black Seed Oil used?

Hab-Shifa Black Seed Oil can be ingested, or applied topically on the skin and scalp.


How should it be used on the skin?

As with all new skin products, it is advised that a small test patch be conducted on the skin, and if no adverse effects have been noted within 24 hours, continue to use on desired areas of skin and scalp.


Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

The use of Black Seed Oil during pregnancy is yet to be validated. We therefore strongly advise that Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil is not to be taken during pregnancy.


What does Hab Shifa mean

Given its roots of use in Middle Eastern history, the name Hab Shifa is derived from Arabic, and means ‘Seed of cure’.  In fact, the hieroglyphics on our website actually spell out ‘Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil’.