Nigella sativa (black seeds), an annual flowering plant that grows to 20-30cm tall, is native to Asia and the Middle East. The flowers of this plant are very delicate and pale colored and white. The seeds are used in Middle Eastern cooking, such as in their local breads. The seeds are also used by thousands for their natural healing abilities.
Nigela Sativa can be compared to Echinacea. The seeds are rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants.
It is shelf stable as a liquid oil, and does not require refrigeration. Keep out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. Use like olive oil, another popular Middle Eastern traditional dietary oil.