Kalonji (Nigella Sativa)

Introduction- This North and central Europe indigenous. And is widely cultivated in Holland, Russia, Denmark, Morocco, Bulgaria and to a lesser extent in England, Europe. s scientific name is nigella sativa. The word that kick is made of neezer (means black). Its plant is 20 to 30 cm tall. Most people think of it as onion seed. Its leaves are divided into long and thin. Its taste is mildly bitter and pungent and the smell is strong. It’s Made from black cumin seed and said to be one of the most useful herbs found in nature. It’s taken internally daily as a general tonic and used on the skin.

Mediational Benefit of Kalonji: –

  • The primary function of Kalonji seeds is the prevention of diabetes according to Ayurveda it is digestive, emollient, uterine purifier, vomiting, leprosy, worm disease destroys.
  • Its oil exhibits Antioxidant properties.
  • Its controls blood sugar & cholesterol apart from many other diseases and it’s considered to be one of the greatest healing herbs of all time.
  • Its is Many uses for black cumin seed oil such as gas and bloting, migraine, paralysis, ringing in the ears, dandruff, liver problems, eye disease and many other is beneficial.

Kalonji for skin:-
Make skin cream: –
If you are suffering acne, redness, pimples and blackheads, turn to Kalonji for help. Cumin seeds with an equal amount of shea butter or jojoba oil in a double boiler add beeswax to the mixture after the liquid darkness and stir until it melts. Apply to cooled mixture to burns, skin infection, wrinkles, dry skin, or areas of joint pain.

Kalonji for hair: –
Black seed oil has omega 3 and this helps in increasing blood circulation witch further promote hair growth. It gives your hair the required nutrient and increasing your hair growth. It not only increases your hair growth but also prevent hair lose. Black seed oil can be applied to human hair to softent it and promote shine. Kalonji is rich in many minerals and nutrients like Na, Ca, K, Fe, etc.

Disadvantages of Kalonji: –
Pregnant women should not consume it, consume it only on the advice of the doctor. If it is used in excess quantity, then its quantity increases in the body and due to which blood clots, in which case it should not be consumed.

Ms. Divya Chauhan, B.Sc. II Year, School of Agricultural Sciences, Career Point University, Kota

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