Health Benefits of Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera, Nigella sativa i.e. black-caraway also known as nigella, kalonji )


Since ancient times Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera, Nigella sativa or black-caraway also known as kalonji ) is indeed one of the nature’s most potent and versatile healing agents.

Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera) is a potentially life-saving medicinal food.

1.   Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera) is an Anti-Inflammatory

The anti-inflammatory properties of black seed oil stop any types of infections. Black seed oil also can kill many kinds of superbugs. The general antibiotics have an adverse effect in our body. The world is now in the search of alternative medicine.

Black Seed Oil strengthens our immunity. As a result many kinds of infection like ordinary staph infection can be treated by the miraculous herb. So rather depending on Antibiotic take black seed as the herbal remedy.

2   Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera) Oil is Anti-Anxiety and Anti-Depressant.

Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera) Oil enhances memory, attention and cognition.

Black Cumin seeds have shown to stabilize mood, decrease anxiety.Two of the most important benefits of black seed oil is that it can improve brain function and nerve function.

Black seed oil has been shown to promote anti-anxiety effects in studies done on rats. Numerous researchers also agree that black seed oil can produce anxiolytic effects in humans, too.

For example, some people report experiencing “great emotional strength” or “extreme confidence” after taking black seed oil.

This is because thymoquinone (TQ), one of the main components in black seed oil, has been described as an opioid receptor stimulating compound.

Most people report positive results from black cumin seed oil. Most people agree that taking black cumin seed oil feels like a potent mood booster.Black Cumin seed enhances memory, attention and cognition. Black Cumin oil (Thymoquinone) may have anticonvulsant action in pediatric epilepsy.


3. Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera) Helps Digestion

 A tincture prepared from the seeds is useful for indigestion, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dropsy, amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea.

Black Cumin Seed (Kalo Jeera) Nigella Sativa seeds are carminative, meaning they aid in digestion and may decrease gas, bloating and stomach pain and Black Cumin seed appears to have anti-ulcer properties. Black seed oil is often sometimes used in remedies for intestinal parasites. In preliminary studies, it was also shown to inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells with no negative side effects. Roasted Black seeds are given internally to stop vomiting.

4.     Black Cumin seeds (Kalo Jeera) oil for Cancer Treatment

 Black seeds Cumin Oil have the properties which can be said as a powerful tonic for cancer.

Croatian scientists bring out the news that a strong anti-tumor product name thymoquinone and thymohydroquinine is present in this oil. A test to the mice proved that thymohydroquinine can effect to decrease tumor cell.

Thymoquinone (TQ) is an anti-tumor product. It also works to prevent Ovarian Cancer. According to US National Institution of Health couple of research proved that TQ is a potential candidate for immune competent for deleting ovarian cancer

.Black Cumin seed (Thymoquinone: an emerging natural drug with a wide range of medical applications) was effective in treating liver cancer in rats.Black Cumin oil (Thymoquinone) may be useful in treating cancer caused by chemicals and toxicity in liver cancer, bladder cancer. Black Cumin seed (Thymoquinone) shows effective antitumor and anti-angiogenic activity in osteosarcoma.Black Cumin seed (Thymoquinone) may have potential implication in breast cancer prevention and treatment. Black Cumin seed (Thymoquinone) induces killing of stomach cancer cells.

5. Black Cumin Seed (Kalo Jeera)  Can Protect Against Heart Disease

Black seed oil helps to cure hypertension. It directly works on reducing systolic blood pressure and diastolic BP. One of the interesting matter is that it does not have any single adverse effect if it is taken 2.5 ml twice in a day.

A study of some volunteers proves that black cumin seed oil is a promising herb for high blood pressure patients.

Black Cumin seed given to rats was able to improve the recovery of heart tissue following injury. The seeds may be beneficial in the treatment of high cholesterol. Black Cumin seed powder administered to people with high cholesterol was found to reduce the total cholesterol and triglycerides.

6. Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera)  Helps Asthma, Rhinitis and Breathing

 A number of studies have shown that black cumin oil offers anti-asthmatic effects – and, depending on the cause of asthma, it can sometimes be even more effective than traditional, conventional treatments. These same properties also make it beneficial for relieving allergies.

A 2012 study that looked at the therapeutic efficacy of black cumin oil as a treatment approach for allergic rhinitis, found it to be highly effective. The biggest improvements were seen in the nasal drop, followed by nasal itching, sneezing, congestion and improvement of sleep. The study authors concluded that using black cumin oil as nose drops were effective for treating allergic rhinitis, with only minimal side effects.

The benefits experienced were likely to be due to the effects of the black cumin oil on immune response, as well as its antihistamine effects The scientific research backs up some of the ancient uses of the oil that are still practiced across the globe today.

Boiled extract of the seeds was able to significantly improve all asthmatic symptoms.Components of Black Cumin oil appear to have lung enhancing (bronchodilatory) properties.Boiled extract of seeds was able to significantly improve respiratory function in chemical war victims with impaired respiratory function.

Black Cumin oil reduced symptoms of rhinitis (itching, running nose, sneezing and congestion).

7. Black CuminSeed (Kalo Jeera) is Anti-Diabetic

Explained in a recent article published by the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research highlight that black seed oil “causes gradual partial regeneration of pancreatic beta-cells, increases the lowered serum insulin concentrations and decreases the elevated serum glucose.” This is actually quite profound because Nigella sativa is one of the few substances on the planet that is suggested to help prevent both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

In fact, according to the study, black seed “improves glucose tolerance as efficiently as metformin; yet it has not shown significant adverse effects and has very low toxicity!” Black Cumin seed is highly recommended among practitioners of traditional medicine for treating diabetes.Black Cumin oil has a significant activity in diabetic and high cholesterol patients.Researchers found that just two grams daily of black seed could result in reduced fasting blood sugar levels (Type 2 diabetes) along with decreased insulin resistance, and increased beta-cell function in the pancreas.

  1. Black Cumin (Kalo Jeera) helps prevents both liver damage and disease.

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. Nearly every toxin gets processed through the liver, and the bile from the liver is the key to digesting fats and keeping your mind and body happy and healthy. For those that have struggled with poor liver function due to medication side effects, alcohol consumption, or disease, black seed oil could greatly speed the healing process. In a recent study, scientists discovered that black seed oil benefits the function of the liver and helps prevent both damage and disease.

9.    Black Cumin Seed (Kalo Jeera) is a Natural Pain Killer

 Black Cumin seeds appear to have analgesic properties in mice.

11.  Black Cumin Seed (Kalo Jeera Thymoquinone) Helps Osteoporosis and Arthritis

Black Cumin oil (Thymoquinone) has shown potential anti-osteoporotic effects.Black Cumin seed (Thymoquinone) has been effective in rheumatoid arthritis.Significant reductions in joint pain and swelling, as well as morning stiffness in affected joints, was noted.

10.   Black Cumin Seed is Helpful for Eczema and Skin Conditions

Black Cumin oil is effective in the treatment of worms and skin eruptions.It has been used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and boils.

In a recent study conducted by Iranian researchers, Nigella saliva was found as effective as the skin cream Betamethasone in improving quality of life and decreasing the severity of hand eczema. When you consider that black seed oil has virtually no side effects.

11..   Black Cumin Seed Protects the Kidneys and Prevents Kidney Stones

Black Cumin seeds have been traditionally used for the treatment and prevention of kidney stones.Evidence in rats suggests quite potent anti-kidney stone properties.Black Cumin oil was effective against gentamycin kidney toxicity.

12.   Black Cumin Oil is an Antiseptic

 Externally the Black cumin oil can prevent the spread of infections on the skin and also relieve pain.

13..   Black Cumin Helps Women Produce More Milk

Traditionally, it was used to help increase milk production during breastfeeding in nursing mothers.

It is scientifically proven that Black Cumin seeds stimulate milk production in rats.



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