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Nigella sativa (seeds)

Nigella sativa

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Nigella sativa: Nigella the edible, Melanthio the tame, Black-caraway or " black cumin".

Nigella sativa originates from the Mediterranean. It is an annual plant, upright growth, height 20-30 cm. By 50 cm.

Its leaves are slim, divided, lacy.

Flowers 5-10 petals, thin, white or light blue (the color of the sky) with many long stamens.They appear at the tips of stems, solitary.

It blooms in summer and for a long time.

Prefers average soils, slightly acidic with good drainage and full sun.

Nigella sativa’s seeds can be used:

  • In cooking (cooked foods and salads)
  • Bakery
  • In wine production
  • In traditional medicine
  • In cosmetics
  • As a decoction
  • In the essential oil production
  • as an insect repellent

Species ID

Species:
Nigella
Variety:
Nigella sativa

Plant Characteristics

Flowering colour:
White or light blue
Growth Rate:
Fast

Requirements

Soil Acidity:
Basic
Light Requirements:
Full Sun
Water Requirements:
High on summer period
Propagation:
Seeds
Usage:
  • Distillery
  • Edible
  • Herb
  • Spice