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Nigella sativa - Plant

Nigella sativa - Plant

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  • Comes with a self watering pot
  • 3-7 Days Delivery
  • Organic
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Unlock the secrets of herbal treasure with Vermi Organics' Nigella sativa plant. Also known as Black Seed or Black Cumin, this aromatic herb is a powerhouse of both culinary and medicinal wonders. The Nigella sativa plant boasts delicate flowers and distinctive seeds that have been revered for their health benefits for centuries. Dive into the world of this remarkable plant and explore the myriad ways it can enhance your well-being.

About: Nigella sativa, commonly referred to as Black Seed or Black Cumin, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. Originating from southwestern Asia, it has a rich history of traditional use in various cultures, renowned for its diverse applications in both culinary and medicinal realms. Vermi Organics is proud to offer this exceptional herb, allowing you to cultivate the potent seeds in the comfort of your own home.

Benefits: The Nigella sativa plant is celebrated for its myriad health benefits. The seeds, in particular, are known for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties. Rich in essential fatty acids and bioactive compounds, Black Seed has been associated with various health advantages, including improved respiratory function, digestive support, and skin health.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): Nigella sativa can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors, offering flexibility in its placement. Indoors, the plant thrives in pots on sunny windowsills, providing a fresh supply of leaves for culinary use. Outdoors, it flourishes in well-drained soil with full sun exposure. Whether on your kitchen counter or in your garden, Black Seed adapts well to different environments.

Care: Caring for the Nigella sativa plant is relatively straightforward. It requires well-draining soil and regular watering, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Provide ample sunlight for optimal growth. Pruning is encouraged to promote bushier growth and to harvest fresh leaves for culinary use. Additionally, harvesting the seeds when they turn black ensures the preservation of this herb's potent properties.

Common Names: Nigella sativa is known by various common names across different cultures. In addition to Black Seed or Black Cumin, it is often referred to as Kalonji in South Asia, Habbat al-Barakah in Arabic, and Schwarzkümmel in German. These names reflect the widespread recognition and historical significance of this remarkable herb.

Specifications:

  • Height: 12 to 18 inches
  • Spread: 6 to 12 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • Watering: Regular, allowing soil to dry between waterings
  • Temperature Range: 60 to 75°F (15 to 24°C)
  • Flower Color: Pale blue to white
  • Seed Color: Black

Special Features: Nigella sativa stands out with its unique features, both in terms of appearance and functionality. The delicate flowers, with pale blue to white hues, add a touch of elegance to the plant. The distinctive black seeds, which have a pungent aroma, are the true stars, offering a myriad of health benefits and culinary possibilities.

Uses: The uses of Nigella sativa are diverse and span both culinary and medicinal arenas. In the kitchen, the leaves are used as a flavorful herb, adding a distinctive taste to various dishes. The seeds, whether used whole or ground, are a valuable spice in many cuisines. Medicinally, the seeds are employed for their potential anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, making them a staple in traditional herbal medicine.

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