Black seed oil, also called black cumin oil, is the oil extracted from the black seed (Nigella sativa), which is also called black cumin. The plant that produces this seed is cultivated majorly in North Africa and the Middle East. Its relevance was first underlined about fifteen centuries ago when Prophet Muhammad described it as a cure for all diseases except death.
Over the years, black seed oil has been used to cure various ailments and diseases, which include high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis, cancer, diarrhea, and many other common diseases. Both the seed and its oil extract have been found to be very therapeutically effective. Black seed oil is also relevant cosmetically, as it’s used for improving skin and hair texture and appearance.
Here in Nigeria, black seed oil isn’t common. But it’s widely used among Muslims as a “Prophetic medicine” for various diseases. This explains why it’s commonly sold by Muslims. If you need the oil in Nigeria, simply ask any of your Muslim friends to help you find and buy it. Better yet, if you can approach shops where Muslim materials are sold, ask if they have “habbatu saudai” oil for sale (“habbatu saudai” is the arabic for “black seed” and is popularly called by that name among Muslims who are familiar with it). You can also find the oil at Muslim events where Islamic materials are exhibited for sale.
Since the Northern part of Nigeria is predominantly Muslim, it’s not surprising that black seed oil can be more readily found there than in other parts of the country. So, if you’re unable to get the oil in the Eastern or Western part of the country, ask someone to get it for you from the North.
Question: Where can I buy black seed oil in Nigeria?
Answer: From Muslims dealing in Prophetic medicine (commoner in the North), and other places discussed in the article.