FAQS

Frequently
Asked Questions

How is Black Seed Oil derived?

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

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 does Black Seed Oil contain?

Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil contains only 100% Nigella Sativa oil, it is free from 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 plant does the Black Seed come from?

Originating from Western Asia, the Black Seed is found in the Nigella Sativa plant. This is a plant that is classified as part of the buttercup family and is an 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 our Black Seed products.

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

Black Seed: The scientific name for Black Seed is the Nigella Sativa seed. These seeds can be eaten on their own or sprinkled over your cereals, muesli and salads or added to breads and shakes. This is the seed that is used to produce our cold-pressed oil.

Black Seed Oil: Our Black Seed Oil is 100% pure and is derived from the Nigella Sativa seed. Our oil can be ingested, as well as applied topically to your skin and scalp.

Black Seed Oil Capsules: The Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil Capsules are 100% pure Black Seed Oil contained in capsules (vegecaps). They are ideal for people who do not like ingesting oils or seeds and are vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Black Seed Oil and Black Seed Oil Capsules are fast gaining momentum as the preferred method of ingesting Black Seed. This might be because Black Seed in oil and capsule form is known to be 35% more concentrated than that of the seeds alone, however there is also an additional advantage to taking Black Seed Oil, which is that it is that it can be ingested, as well as applied topically to the skin and scalp.

How is Black Seed Oil used?

Hab-Shifa Black Seed Oil can be ingested or applied topically on the skin and scalp. 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, you can continue to use your Black Seed Oil on your 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 Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil. Learn more about the health benefits of the Black Seed and Manuka Honey.