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Our Story: Hab Shifa – Suppliers of high quality Black Seed (Nigella Sativa)
Hab Shifa was formed in 2010 to help Australians discover the numerous benefits of the Black Seed. For more than 3000 years, Black Seed has been used by communities all over the world to bolster their immune systems, yet the vast majority of Australians have never heard of this invaluable supplement.
In 2010, we researched the Black Seed and found numerous medical studies that actively supported the benefits of the Black Seed for our immune systems. This scientific evidence was the impetus for us to create Hab Shifa, which became the first Australian company to introduce a range of Black Seed products to the global marketplace.
Our next step was to try and find the best honey, because much of the literature suggested that combining Black Seeds with a good quality honey, maximized the benefits of the Black Seed and the honey. This set us off on our next mission to find the best honey!
Our search ended on the New South Wales Central Coast where we partnered with local bee keepers to create a new range of Hab Shifa Natures Secret Manuka Honey. Since our early beginnings in 2010, we have added Black Seed Condiments and Black Seed Skin & Hair products to our growing range.
High Quality & Organic Black Seed Oil
All our Black Seed products are backed by more than 30 years of research into the uses and benefits of Black Seed Oil. This research includes specialized access to experts in the field of Black Seed Oil, as well as several in-house studies that have been conducted to ensure that Hab Shifa uses the most potent seeds available on the market, grown under the most ideal conditions.
We only use use the highest quality, non-GMO, organically-grown, pesticide and non-irradiated Nigella Sativa seeds sourced directly from farms in India. Our products are produced in a HACCP approved state-of-the-art facility in Australia that uses an advanced extraction and filtration technology, resulting in highly nutritious cold pressed oils.
To maintain the natural aroma, flavour and nutritional characteristics of our quality raw materials. Hab Shifa do not employ chemical or solvent extraction processes and we even oversee the journey of our Black Seeds from their first cultivation, right through until they are placed into their bottles for sale.
Our Black Seed Oil products are the best on the market, not only because of our extraction methods, but also because we source our Black Seeds from farmers that specialise in sustainable farming practices. We maintain close relations with our farmers and conduct routine visits to our Black Seed farms in India.
- We only use quality, non-GMO, organically grown Black Seeds.
- Our pesticide free and non-irradiated seeds are sourced from Indian farms using sustainable practices.
- Advance extraction methods create nutritious cold pressed oils.
- Backed by more than 30 years of research.
- Entire process from cultivation to bottling is overseen by Hab Shifa.
The Hab Shifa range of products are now available in over 3000 stockists across Australia, including many major health food stores and pharmacies. Our products are also exported to the United States, Malaysia, Europe and the Middle East.
Testimonials from customers who have used the Hab Shifa range of products continue to reinforce the scientific findings, and actually suggest a wider range of benefits than those initially investigated. The thousands of testimonials we receive every year are used to guide further research into the enormous benefits of this natural health supplement.
History and uses of the Hab Shifa Black Seed (Nigella Sativa)
The Black Seed has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of diseases and ailments and is one of the few ancient remedies that is backed by scientific research.
The history of Black Seed Oil dates to ancient times, where it was revered by civilizations in both the East and West. Black Seed has even been mentioned in ancient texts and has been found in the tombs of Pharaohs. For hundreds of years, Black Seed Oil has been used to help maintain the health and well-being of many civilizations, however it wasn’t until recently that science entered the picture and discovered why Black Seed Oil is such a panacea for maintaining health and treating a large range of illnesses.
In the 1950s a ground-breaking study by Mahfouz and Dakhany identified many of the constituents of Black Seed, and in particular they identified Thymoquinone (TQ), which is unique to Black Seed. TQ has subsequently been shown by a large number of peer reviewed studies to be responsible for many of the health promoting characteristics of Black Seed Oil.
Also known as Nigella Sativa or the Black Cumin Seed (no relation to the Cumin Family), and in reference to its worldwide usage for hundreds of years, Black Seed is known by many different names. These names include:
- Black Cumin
- Black Caraway
- Cheveux de Vénus
- Cominho Negro
- Comino Negro
- Cumin Noir
- Fennel Flower
- Graine de Nigelle
- Graine Noire
- La Grainer Noire
- Love in a Mist
- Mugrela, Nielle
- Nigella sativa
- Nigelle de Crête
- Nigelle Cultivée
- Nutmeg Flower
- Small Fennel
- Toute Épice
The Black Seed is classified as part of the Buttercup Family and is an herb with white flowers that grows to between 16 to 24 inches in height. 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 our Black Seed products. Gernot Katzer, a culinary spice expert and former researcher at the University of Graz in Austria, has compiled an extensive list of the different names of this remarkable herb and spice in 63 languages. What is interesting is that Katzer notes that nearly all of these names contain an element meaning ‘black’ in reference to the unusually dark colour of the seeds, also having a second part that means ‘cumin’, ‘caraway’ or simply ‘grain’.
The Hab Shifa Black Seed contains over 100 different constituents, including vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. You can sprinkle the seeds on your cereals, muesli and salads or add them to breads, soups, stir-fries and shakes. We sell Black Seeds, Capsules and Oil, all of which are made in Australia. Our Black Seeds, Capsules and Oils are the perfect supplement all year round, but are particularly relevant during the winter cold and flu season!
Why trust the Hab Shifa range of Black Seed products?
Mounting research on the functions of Black Seed Oil makes it one of the few ancient sacred remedies that is strongly supported by science.
- Hab Shifa produces premium Australian made Black Seed Oil and Australian Manuka Honey products.
- Backed by over 30 years of experience.
- We only use the highest quality, non-GMO, organically-grown, pesticide and non-irradiated Nigella Sativa seeds.
- Our Black Seed Products are listed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA).
- All our products are manufactured to Australian Standards.
- The health benefits of Black Seed are supported by current scientific research.
- We have specialist knowledge and technical support readily available.
- Our products contain pure, natural and organic ingredients.
Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil products are the best available on the market because we only source the very best seeds grown under the most natural conditions. We also follow the entire process from the fields in India, through the extraction and bottling process, ensuring that the highest quality standards are maintained. Each batch of product is thoroughly tested to ensure that it complies with Australian Standards and all products are free from contaminants and artificial ingredients.
Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil products are the best available on the market.
Hab Shifa 100% Pure Black Seed Oil
To ensure the highest quality Black Seed Oil, we only use the cold-pressed method of oil extraction, as other methods that use heat or chemicals during the extraction process can degrade the oil, diminishing its beneficial effects.
Black Seed Oil contains three times the antioxidant capacity of Goji Berries, which are themselves powerful antioxidants. The Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil is currently the only Black Seed Oil in the world that is included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (TGA). The TGA overlooks the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and health supplements, rigorously testing them throughout all stages of the manufacturing process, and ensuring that they meet Australian Standards.
The Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil is the ultimate immune strengthening supplement, containing 100% Pure Black Seed Oil, and it is carefully harvested and cold-pressed here in Australia. It can be taken orally, as well as applied topically to the skin and scalp. Regular use will help to maintain a healthy immune system, helping you to ward off infections.
Hab Shifa 100% Pure Black Seed Oil Capsules
Rich in antioxidants and containing an abundance of essential fatty acids, regular use of Black Seed Oil will help you to maintain a healthy immune system, giving you the ability to ward off infections all year round.
The Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil capsules contain 100% Black Seed Oil and are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Our capsules are the ideal way to boost your immune system on a daily basis.
Hab Shifa Natures Secret Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey is one nature’s special gifts and has been used for centuries for its healing properties. In an age when we are seeing more and more antibiotic resistant pathogens, studies have shown that the antibacterial properties of Manuka Honey might make all the difference in our fight against these ‘superbugs’. Gastrointestinal illnesses, sinus problems, wounds and respiratory illnesses can all benefit from the healing properties of Manuka Honey. In fact, laboratory studies have found that Manuka Honey actually inhibits the growth of bacteria, many of which are resistant to antibiotics.
The Hab Shifa Australian Manuka Honey is a superior grade of honey that is specially harvested in the lush forests of Central New South Wales, ensuring a high quality product that has been tested for its bio-activity (how it effects the health of an individual). In fact, our Manuka Honey has been tested and certified to contain a high level of Dietary Methylglyoxal, which is responsible for the beneficial properties of Manuka Honey.
Hab Shifa Skin and Hair Care
The Hab Shifa range of Black Seed products now includes a unique line of nourishing skin and hair care products that help you to maximise the benefits of Black Seed in your daily life. All of our skin and hair care products contain natural and organic ingredients, are free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), parabens and petrochemicals. They are also cruelty free and suitable for all skin types.
Currently, we offer a Black Seed Hydrating Moisturizing Lotion and a Black Seed Revitalizing Body Wash for your skin. For your hair we offer a Black Seed Nurturing Shampoo and a Black Seed Nurturing Conditioner.
Black Seed Hydrating Moisturizing Lotion
Why not provide your skin with the ultimate daily boost of Black Seed? Our Hydrating Moisturizing Lotion is rich in antioxidants, natural lipids and essential fatty acids, as well as rosehip oil, shea butter and aloe vera. It also contains mandarin, geranium and bergamot essential oils, leaving your skin feeling velvety smooth, and lusciously hydrated and nourished.
Black Seed Nurturing Shampoo
With a unique blend of antioxidants, argan oil and coconut oil, our Black Seed Nurturing Shampoo cleanses your hair of all impurities, nourishes your scalp, and strengthens and hydrates your hair.
Black Seed Revitalizing Body Wash
The anti-bacterial properties of Black Seed make this the perfect revitalizing body wash to clear all of the impurities from your skin. Containing natural microfoliant beads, as well as geranium, rosewood and chamomile essential oils, your skin is left feeling soft, nourished and invigorated.
Black Seed Nurturing Conditioner
With antioxidants, argon and coconut oil, our Black Seed Nurturing Conditioner is the perfect accompaniment to our Nurturing Shampoo, leaving your hair not only hydrated, but nourished right from your scalp to the tips of your hair shaft.
It is very interesting to note that recent research has suggested that Black Seed Oil can help to prevent the onset of diabetes. This study found that Black Seed improves the body’s tolerance of glucose, just as well as Metformin (a common diabetes medication), but without any side effects, including heartburn, headache and stomach pains.
Diabetes in Australia
Currently in Australia, approximately 1.7 million people have diabetes with 280 people being diagnosed every day – that’s one person every 5 minutes and more than 100,000 in the past year. For every person with diabetes, there is at least one family member who supports them and lives with diabetes every single day. This means that approximately 2.4 million Australians are effected by diabetes every day in some form or another, costing Australia $14.6 Billion every year. You can find out more about Diabetes on the Diabetes Australia website.
It can safely be concluded that N. sativa seeds and NSO possess antidiabetic activity as per study mentioned :