11 Unknown Health Benefits of Kalonji seeds or Nigella Seeds


Over 2000 yrs these Kalonji seeds were used as medicine. The health benefits of Kalonji seeds were numerous hence it was brought in light and people started including it in diet too and have it’s benefits.

Kalonji seeds were mainly useful for severe headache, internal worms, toothache and nasal congestion. It was also seen to be effective in various other contagious and non contagious infections like conjunctivitis, abscesses and parasites.

Kalonji seeds are very beneficial for any respiratory discomfort, asthma, bronchitis, cough, allergies, flu, emphysema. These seeds also treat your GI system. They help relieve gas, reduces colic, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, hemorrhoids.
Kalonji are also a natural way to birth control as they initiate menstruation and lactating mothers use to enhance their milk production.
Kalonji seeds also help in lowering blood cholesterol, blood pressure. It is also seen to be effective for treating cancer an boosting up the immunity of body.
Kalonji is added as a part of spice.

Kalonji Oil

Kalonji Oil


Kalonji oil has various benefits:-
1. Prevents hair loss
2. Removes pimple and its marks
3. Treats headaches and toothaches.
4. Prevents asthma attacks.
5. It gives healthy heart.
6. Cures joints pain.
7. Improves eye sight.
8. Prevents cancer and its complications.
9. Lowers blood pressure.
10. Gives healthy kidney.
11. Help in weight loss.

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There are many more benefits of Kalonji oil. To know the method to use oil for the above benefits kindly refer http://www.gyanunlimited.com/health/25-health-benefits-and-medicinal-uses-of-kalonji-oil-black-seeds/8538/

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Neha Kava

National Registered Dietitian at NutriChoice4u.com
Neha Kava is a National Certified Registered Dietitian in India. She likes to share her knowledge about daily health, nutritition and diet tips. You can contact her for online counselling on info@nutrichoice4u.com

231 Responses to 11 Unknown Health Benefits of Kalonji seeds or Nigella Seeds

  1. Mehboob says:

    Hello neha,
    I have sinus problem and suffring from cold, running nose sneezing and nasal congestion, cough . and can not take deep breath. I feel uneasy while normal walk. All are asthamas symptom. And more over m facing constipation problem since 3 month.I am undergoing a homopath treatment. Can I take Kolonji oil and olive oil for my disease if yes then how to take. Will it affect homeopath treatment.
    Please suggest.

  2. gurumeet singh says:

    is kalonji seed or oil work for ovarian fibroid

  3. Narendr says:

    Can Killongi paste(in Apple cider vinegar) help in cases of Vitiligo?

  4. Sirisha says:

    Hi Doctor,

    Can we use this kalonji seeds for 3 years old kid ?what dosage should we give?

    Thank You,

  5. jeelan says:

    Doctor, I have no health problems. Can I take black seeds in the early morning with empty stomach as preventive measure for diseases, if yes how many kalojni seeds to be consume per day and How many seeds are Minimum and How many seeds are Maximum, Please suggest.

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Jeelan,
      You can take 1 table spoon in a day and max 2 table spoon.

    • C. Mitra says:

      This doctor is out of her mind. Does she know what one table spoon means? Kalonji is a very pungent and strong smelling seed and it will be foolish to consume such a large quantity of it every day.

      • Neha Kava says:

        Hello Chinmoy,

        I very well know how much is one table spoon. It is 15gms.
        I did not say it is compulsory to take at once..
        You can add to all your food preparations. 15gms in a day is not very big amount.
        If you are not comfortable for 1 tbsp you can start with one teaspoon.

  6. natasha says:

    doctor i want to consult that kalongii is fit for sugar patient or any other thing is fit?

  7. sasi says:

    Doctor, which company of kalonji oil are you preferred for best one. Please suggest.

  8. Sasi says:

    Doctor, I have no health problems. Can I take 1 tsp of black seeds in the early morning with empty stomach as preventive measure for diseases. Please suggest.


    I am suffering from hepatitis B can i use kalonji oil if yes then how to use

  10. Yogesh says:

    Hi Neha,
    The mix of olive oil (1 tsp) and Kalonji oil (1/2 tsp) rubs on the face, left it for an hour and wash it with shampoo. Continue it for a week. This is one of the fine beauty tips for face.
    Which shampoo here?
    Another, is it true that kalonji oil should not be taken for a longer period?

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello YOgesh,
      you can continue using 2-3 tsp kalonji oil for everyday cooking as only oil.


  11. Maggie says:

    Hello there,

    Is it true that you should not use Kalonji oil for a prolonged time? Say i’m applying Kalonji oil on my scalp everyday, should i stop it after month and give a gap before i start again? They say Kalonji oil is toxic, is that true? And also do you recommend the consumption of Kalonji oil daily? Please reply, it would be of great help!

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Maggie,
      You can use it for normal cooking.. Not in excess…5ml oil in a day is OK and also 2-3 tsp for cooking in whole day should be ok…


  12. starshine says:

    hi neha,

    I am suffering from hypothyroidism since the past three years, when i got pregnant. I started off with 50mg and now I am taking 175mg, but im getting some side effects like tired and red eyes, feel exhausted and i dont feel like doing anything. so how can i take kalonji seeds? how many should i take and what time, as i am also taking the thyroid medicine? i really want to quit this thyroid medication.

    • Neha Kava says:

      You wont be able to stop thryoid medicine. It has to be taken life time… Ofcourse the dosage may vary. YOu can take 1 teaspoon in a day empty stomach. It will help you to reduce the inflammation of thyroid gland..

    • Maggie says:

      Hey @ Starshine, if you wanna stop taking the thyroid medicine, you could try ayurvedic or homeopathic treatment. In allopathy they only give you the medicine which is nothing but for hormone replacement. However, there has been positive but slow results when you take homeopathy or Ayurvedic medicines. I’m particularly talking only about Hypothyroidism and nothing else. Hope you recover soon. Power to you!

  13. pragya says:

    Hi dear. How can I use kalonji to aid weight loss and to promote regrowth of hair.?

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Pragya,
      Only use of kalonji will not help you to loose weight. It is a good high fibrous food which can help and aggravate the process..


    • sunil says:

      need to understand use for weight loss

      • Neha Kava says:

        Hello sunil, It will increase your metabolism. But it alone wont help you to loose weight.. You can add this to your regular diet.


  14. Amjad says:

    Hi neha
    I m suffering from dirrhoea for 2 weeks. I have taken different types of medicines it didn’t work. I visited 2 different doctors. The Medicines I ate were prescribd by the 2 doctors. I m still suffering. Plz suggest me how can I use kalonji seeds to get rid of this dirrhoea

  15. Omair says:

    Hi Neha Kava! I am Omair. I am suffering from stomach inflammation (Gastroenteritis) since May 2015. I am under prescription from qualified Gastroenterologist. Despite Being using continuous medication, i develop acute inflammation sometimes. Suggest, how to consume kalonji to get rid of this GI (gastroenteritis)?

  16. Kunda says:

    Hi ,I am suffering from kidney stones(calculus) of 6 mm,already consulted to the urologist,he said that,I am not sure that your stone will be dissolve by medicine.May be you will have to go for surgery.please suggest me complete diet plan.
    I am also suffering from male baldness pattern.
    Please suggest me .I am waiting for your precious reply.

  17. ilias says:

    hi. this is ilias.
    my brother have 30years old he have 252 cholestrol, 484 triglosiidies, & 1/10 uric acid, border line in blood sugar,LDL/HDL little bit high he is taking doctor treatment also, can he use kalonji seeds if he use it will reduce this everything. if he use kalonji if it will reduce. how can he use kalonji seeds please tell me..

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Ilias,

      Your brother will require lifestyle modification in terms of his entire diet and physical activity. just adding kalonji seeds will not help him to reduce his lipid profile. Mail his entire diet history and his regular routine to info@nutrichoice4u.com. Then i will be able to help you with nutritional advice.


    • S says:

      After reading what you wrote, even a lay person like me can say that your brother needs to do heavy duty cardio at least for an hour daily. And heart patient-cum-diabetic diet, everyone knows!Anything that screams “yummy” is not meant to be eaten.

      • Tom says:

        Kalonji is good for so many health issues. There is also another product in the market(which you could make yourself , if you wish). It consists of Apple cider vinegar, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon and Honey. There is a similar product with Turmeric juice included. This concoction is good for heart issues and a host of other medical conditions. As always, let your doctor know if you plan to include these supplements along with your prescribed medicines. Some doctors do not want to be bothered with it as it would mean spending more time with each patient or they are afraid of any interactions with their medicines. A holistic MD would be a good idea. Check out this product on the internet and decide for yourself.

  18. Alam says:

    I am taking 1tsp kalonji oil with 1tsp olive oil after meal,any harmful.

  19. Nishant says:

    Hello Neha –

    Is Kalonji same as Black Cumin Seeds? On Internet many of the sources confirmed that they are same, but a few sources denied them to be same. Could you please share your point of view?

  20. Shariff says:

    Hi Neha Kava,

    From past 2 weeks I started taking Kalonji seeds with normal water every morning.
    is this proper method of taking it?
    and I would like to know what are the benefits of it taking with water early morning pre-breakfast?

    • nosheen aziz says:

      According to hadith kalunji is cure for all diseases except death

      • faro says:

        yes benefits of kalonji are very well explained by our prophet SAW..
        And really it has numerous benefits..listz very long..

      • Kirtikumar Goswami says:

        Death is not a decease it is result of decease .if claim that kalongi seeds can cure all decease than there will be no death.?
        Really is very good gift from God. Kalongi seeds cures almost all deceased.

        • Neha Kava says:

          Mr. Kirtikumar,

          Listed in the article are benefits of Kalonji seeds. It helps you to control the disease and controlling doesn’t mean it completely cures from the root.When you take medicine for diabetes it doens’t cure diabetes but helps to control it.
          Hope you get my point


  21. D Sandeep singh says:

    My name is Sandeep singh my father is dialysis patient kidney failure from last three years he is on now haemo dialysis so pls tell me kalonji seeds or oil cure’s the kidney kalonji seeds are helpful for dialysis patient pls tell me I’m waiting its urgent please

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Mr. Singh,

      All recommendation of diet are specific to individuals. In your case the recommendations of foods will vary as per the parameters of your father’s kidney profile. SO kindly do not blindly follow any recommendation without consulting any Registered Dietitian.


    • Marshella says:

      Take a handful of kidney beans also called rajmah. soak them overnight in warm water. Next morning tak2 8 glasses of water and put this for boiling on slow heat, for around 5-6 hours. when cool, filter this. to this add some black salt or lahori namak. He can drink this soul, two times a day

    • Jais says:

      Hi sandeep i read one article,on facebook theres one village is on vilage named fatehpur dhalia on hanuman garh ganganagar road they are treating kidney faliure patients with gurantee i am not sure but still if you want,you can contact with him i have saved his number 8875347000.

    • Hassan Reitumetse khoete says:

      It will help ur father give it to him give him one spon of kalonji oil with block tea

  22. shubham gurav says:

    hi neha Ji,
    my self Shubham gurav
    I am also suffering from hair loss problem….
    so what I want to do for stop this…?

  23. Amir Esmail says:

    Thank you for being helpfull
    I hv bald partial
    Any natural way of regrowth u can suggest?
    As I feel hair transplant might hv side effects
    Kind regards

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