Black Cumin CO2-to extract
Nigella sativa – Seeds, dried
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms . For product enrichment the fatty oil is not extracted to full extend.
In the ancient Egyptian, as well as in the Persian-Arabic and Greek-Roman medicine, black cumin was already a permanent element. Black cumin seeds have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects . In traditional folk medicine, black cumin seed is used to treat a number of intestinal and respiratory diseases. The oil of the seeds is also considered a local anesthetic . Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found in high concentrations in black cumin seed extract, can significantly reduce the blood cholesterol level and thus contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease .*
Black cumin is used especially in Indian cuisine as a spice. The extract goes well with oriental salads and other savory dishes, but it can also be used in baked goods and cheese products.*
The black cumin extract is suitable for use in food supplements due to its high linoleic acid content, among other things. Linoleic acid contributes to maintaining a normal cholesterol level in the blood.*
The extract is also suitable for cosmetics due to its high content of linoleic acid. Linoleic acid belongs to the essential unsaturated fatty acids and, as an essential component of ceramides, is involved in maintaining a natural barrier that protects the skin from dehydration . Therefore, the extract is particularly suitable for use in moisturizing creams, massage oils and other skin care products, especially in products against dry and irritated skin.*
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