Also famous by the name of the ‘seed of blessing’, Kalonji is regarded as one of the most immaculate herbs of the Mother Nature. This annual plant with white petal flower can reach up to 20-30 cm in height and is native to the southwest of Asia, where it is generously used in spices.
Where it is hard to speculate when and where Kalonji was first used, we can take refuge in the knowledge that around 3000 years ago the Nigella Oil was first found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen or King Tut, helping him in the afterlife; or, to the fact that Prophet Muhammad had honoured it as the ‘cure of all but death.’
It is interesting to note that Kalonji or Nigella Sativa has far more benefits than twisting the taste of food and make it more relishing for the taste buds. Black cumin, as it is also known as has the power to cure many ailments and has always been seen in high regards by the Ayurveda. Here are the top 30 benefits of Kalonji:
Helps in Preventing Diabetes
In Ayurveda and many home remedies, Nigella seeds and oil is used to cure various types of ailments. The use of Kalonji oil with black tea said to have charismatic effects over the person suffering from diabetes.
Cure: Brew a cup of black tea and add a half teaspoon of Kalonji oil in it. It is advised to drink it in the morning and before going to bed for better results.
Waking up to find out an ugly, fat pimple on your face is like living a most dreaded nightmare, but Kalonji has the cure for it.
Cure: Mix half teaspoon of Kalonji oil in one cup of sweet lime juice, and apply the mixture generously on your face to get rid of pimples.
A Memory Booster
Kalonji works on both, a sound body as well as a sound mind. Nigella seeds are the part of Ayurvedic memory boosters, and you can make the potion at home too.
Cure: Bring 10 grams of Mint leaves to boil and add a half teaspoon of Kalonji oil in it. Consume it twice a day for a month for positive results.
Say Goodbye to Asthma
Asthma attacks are getting very common nowadays and it’s no wonder. The rate at which pollution is reaching to new heights is alarming. Where Kalonji solely cannot cure Asthma, it can give a much-needed relief and can cure up to a substantial level.
Cure: In a cup of warm water (not hot or lukewarm) add 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil, and drink twice a day- one before breakfast and one after dinner- for better results.
No More Dry Cough
A cough and cold are one of the worst diseases when at their peak. The blocked or running nose, sore throat, chapped and bleeding lips, and fever are enough to take your energy to null, but Kalonji has turned out to be a saver again.
Cure: Brew yourself a cup of coffee and add ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil. Drink it twice before the meals for better results.
No More Joint Pains
Arthritis and other joint pains are the painful remembrances of old age. Where one cannot stop the cons with which old age knocks on your door, the preventive measures are always welcomed.
Cure: Mix ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil and 2 teaspoons of honey in one cup of vinegar and massage on the joints of positive results.
Kalonji for Hyperacidity
The acidity of any kind is not welcome, but when we talk about hyperacidity, the symptoms multiplies themselves to tenfold, making it unbearable for the person to even sit.
Cure: In one teaspoon of ginger juice, add ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil and a pinch of salt, and drink it with lukewarm water.
Rock Strong Teeth
After 30 years of age, bones start getting a bit peaky and the vigour of youth starts to wear off them gradually. To save your teeth from falling prematurely, or to stop your gums from bleeding, or just to make your teen strengthen Kalonji makes emerges out as a great herb.
Cure 1: In 1 cup of curd mix ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil and apply this concoction on your gums and teeth for strengthening.
Cure 2: Rinse your mouth with the mixture of ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil and 1 teaspoon of vinegar to stop your gums from bleeding. It will soothe swollen gums as well.
Nigella for Scars
Scars are the painful reminiscence of past ailments and the desperation to make them vanish is totally understandable.
Cure: Apply Kalonji oil directly to the affected areas.
Helping Hand in Backaches
Backaches can cause the temporary break working condition of the whole body and makes the patient slight feverish.
Cure: Apply and massage Kalonji oil gently on the affected area.
Blood Pressure Control
The problem of blood pressure is no more limited to old age, from young to old, everyone is suffering from this ailment causing heart attacks among people at an alarmingly high rate.
Cure: Add ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil in a cup of tea and drink twice a day. This remedy is for high blood pressure.
Kidney ensures the purification of blood, making it one of the most important organ of human body. Healthy kidneys are the need of to live a beautiful and fit life.
Cure: In a cup of warm water add ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil and 2 teaspoons of honey and drink twice a day.
Piles are the painful haemorrhoids which can be cured by natural remedies in its beginning.
Cure: Heat the mixture of 1 teaspoon of vinegar and ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil and let it cool before applying.
Helps in Weight Loss
Apart from exercises and diet control, some extra measures are also important to ensure a positive result in weight loss.
Cure: Consume a ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil mixed with 2 teaspoons of honey in a cup of lukewarm water for 3 times a day.
A Balm to Cracked Heels
Cracked heels are like your cracked image of hygiene and mirror of your efforts to make your skin healthy. To cure cracked heels the use of Kalonji oil is a must.
Cure: Soak your feet in the mixture of 1 glass of sweet lime juice and ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil two times a day for positive results.
Remedy to Tumours
Tumours points at the high rate of the possibility of future cancer problems.
Cure: Drink a ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil every day, or apply them to tumours directly.
Glowing skin is the dream of every person, irrespective of gender. Well, who doesn’t want a beautiful and radiant skin?
Cure: Massage Kalonji oil directly on your face and wash it after an hour.
The patients of liver disorders come under the wrap of many diseases and the top most is Jaundice.
Cure: Soak a handful of Ajwain or carom seeds in water an overnight. Sieve the water next day and add ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil in it and drink twice a day for relief.
Prevents Hair Loss
Hair loss is a major concern among teens and adults. Where losing 100-150 strands each day is quite normal, but more than that must raise the alarm.
Cure: Squeeze out the juice from lemon and apply it thoroughly on your scalp, then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Wait for your hair to dry up naturally and then massage your scalp with Kalonji oil for one month continuously to see the positive results.
The present working condition of nowadays is full of stress and it is natural to feel agitated or irritated even at irrelevant things.
Cure: For an instant surge of energy add ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil in 1 glass of orange juice and drink it daily for better results.
Cure to PMS
Premenstrual Syndrome is a silent malady to all the women out there. The physical and mental stress during this time of month wears down all the energy.
Cure: In 2 cups of water add a ½ bunch of mind leaves and bring it to boil until the water reduces to 1 cup. Filter the water, add 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil. Drink this concoction for 2 months before breakfast for better results.
Helpful in Curing Anaemia
Blood deficiency is not a new problem and may home remedies can turn out to be helpful in boosting the red blood cells.
Cure: In one cup of mint juice, add 2.5ml of Kalonji oil and drink it for a month twice a day for positive results.
Vomiting and Nausea
Kalonji is a very reliable source when it comes to problems related to stomach.
Cure: Boil a cup of mint water and add a teaspoon of ground carnation (flower) and Kalonji oil. Drink it thrice a day and feel refreshed.
Kalonji for Great Eyesight
The 20/20 vision is not hard to acquire. With some little eye exercises and the magic of Kalonji it is definitely possible.
Cure 1: Before 30 minutes going to bed, rub Kalonji oil on the eyelids.
Cure 2: Mix ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil in a glass of carrot juice and consume daily for positive results.
Facial paralysis bans all the facial movements and Kalonji ‘the herb which can cure anything but death’ rise in all its charm.
Cure: In a container add a handful of Kalonji seeds, hover above it and take deep breaths like when you take steam. Repeat it for 20-30 times.
Cure to Migraine
A migraine is the worst case of a headache and Kalonji is here to sooth it as well.
Cure 1: Massage your scalp with Kalonji oil during the migraine attack.
Cure 2: If migraine is in half of the head, put two drops of Kalonji oil in the opposite nostril. It helps in curing the half-side migraine attack.
Improves Sexual Health
Impotence or infertility can become a cause of tumult in one’s life and the immediate measures are advised. For the home remedies, nothing can beat the aids of Kalonji.
Cure: Make a mixture of Olive oil and 200 grams of Kalonji seeds (ground them). Take this mixture each day after every meal. It will not only increase your vitality but stamina as well.
The small clusters and boils can easily be cured with the help of Kalonji oil.
Cure: Massage Kalonji oil directly on the affected area.
Isn’t it like snatching you away from death? This immaculate herb is the answer to all the physical maladies humans suffering from.
Cure: In one glass of grape juice ass ½ teaspoon of Kalonji oil and drink it thrice a day, one before breakfast and others after meals.
Hello to a Healthy Heart
A healthy heart is a key to long life. It is not just our responsibility but the duty to pamper out heart as much as we can and Kalonji is a great way of doing it.
Cure: Consume a cup of goat milk with a ½ teaspoon of Kalonji milk for the positive results.