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 in english is called Nigella Sativa. These seeds are mainly used in Middle Eastern countries and India as a spice in different cuisines as it has a very pecular pungent and bitter taste.
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 has various benefits:-
1. Prevents hair loss: Massage kalonji oil of washed and dried scalp.
2. Removes pimple and its marks
3. Treats headaches and toothaches: Local application as well as taking it orally helps
4. Prevents asthma attacks. Add honey along with kalonji oil and in a cup of warm water. Take it empty stomach in morning and at bed time post dinner.
5. It gives healthy heart. Best and effective way to take kalonji oil for heart safety is mix half tsp kalonji oil in a cup of warm goat milk.
6. Prevents and cures joint pain. Mix 2 tsp honey and 1 tsp Kalonji oil in 1 cup vinegar and then apply on the joint. It reduces knee pain, soreness, swelling and stiffness of points .
7. Boost up energy levels. It provides quick relief from laziness, tiredness and sluggishness. Add half tsp in 1 glass orange or any fruit juice.
8. Prevents cancer and its complications. In 1 glass of grape juice add 1/2 tsp of Kalonji oil. It helps in prevention of blood cancer or leukemia, throat cancer and colon cancer.
9. Lowers blood pressure. Add kalonji oil 1/2 tsp in 1 cup milk or tea or coffee. Along with this a low salt diet and regular exercise will give better results
10. Gives healthy kidney. Water, 1/2 tsp kalonji oil and 2 tsp honey together is effective for better renal functioning. It relieves renal colic, kidney pain, kidney stones and kidney infection.
11. Help in weight loss. Kalonji oil helps in fat burning and also speeds up the metabolism. Best way to get results in add 1/2 tsp kalonji oil with 2 tsp of honey in 1 cup lukewarm water.
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Dosage: 1-2 tsp kalonji seeds in a day should be enough.
Oil can be added to salads or stir fry recipes. Drops of Kalonji oil can also be added to tea, coffee,
Kalonji oil application can be done once a day.