Both Kalonji oil and seed are equally good, but Kalonji oil is preferred over seed as it is 35-50% more potent and convenient to use.
Kalonji oil is made from a truly remarkable herb called nigella sativa, popularly known as black cumin or black seed.
Kalonji is known worldwide by many names due to its ancient folk history and medicinal value, namely: Black Caraway, Roman Coriander, Carvi (French), Schwarzkummel (German), Kalonji (Hindi/Urdu), Kezah (Hebrew) chernushka (Russian). ), corek-otu (Turkish), habbat-albarakah or habbatus-sauda (Arabic) siyah daneh (Persian), etc.
Kalonji is sometimes misleadingly confused with the similar-looking onion seeds and black sesame, which are totally unrelated and definitely not the same thing.
Kalonji seeds have been found at various sites in ancient Egypt, including the tomb of Tutankhamun. Although his exact role in Egyptian culture is unknown, it is known that items buried with a pharaoh were carefully selected to help him in the afterlife.
The earliest written reference to N. sativa is believed to be in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, where the harvest of nigella and wheat is contrasted (Isaiah 28:25, 27). Easton’s Bible Dictionary states that the Hebrew word ketsah definitely refers to N. sativa (although not all translations agree)
In Islam, it is considered one of the best forms of healing medicine available. Muhammad (SAW) once said that the black seed can cure all diseases except death, as related in the following hadith:
[Sahih Muslim: Book 26 Kitab As-Salam, Number 5489]
It is also included in the list of natural drugs of ‘Tibb-e-Nabavi’, or “Medicine of the Prophet (Muhammad) (SAW)”, according to tradition “maintain the use of black seeds because in it is healing for all diseases except death” (Sahih Bukhari vol. 7 book 71 #592).
Kalonji Nutritional Components
Kalonji contains more than 100 valuable nutrients. It is made up of approximately 21% protein, 38% carbohydrates, and 35% vegetable fats and oils. The active ingredients of Kalonji are nigellone, thymoquinone, and fixed oils.
Kalonji contains significant proportions of protein, carbohydrates and essential unsaturated fatty acids, namely linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid (omega 3 and 6), which are essential for a healthy immune system in addition to calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, niacin and vitamin C.
Nigellon semohiprepinon is an effective treatment for bronchial asthma and respiratory allergies due to its ability to expand and relax the airways. It also reduces the release of histamines in the bloodstream and thus acts against allergic reactions.
Another active ingredient of kalonji is Thymohydrochionon, it also acts as an antihistamine and pain reliever.
The use of kalonji helps in the synthesis of prostaglandin E1. Prostaglandin E1 suppresses the release of allergic messenger substances and harmonizes the immune system. During the course of long-term use, the body’s defense mechanism stops its over-activity and regains its balance. This improves ailments caused by allergic hyperreactions, such as asthma, hay fever, and eczema.
Long-term supplementation with Kalonji can greatly reduce allergic symptoms
It has been traditionally used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune systems, as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral and for the general well-being. being
Pancreatic cancer treatment and thymoquinone
Researchers at the Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia found that thymoquinone, an extract of Nigella sativa seed oil, blocked the growth of pancreatic cancer cells and killed them by enhancing the process of programmed cell death (apoptosis). ). Although the studies are in the early stages, the findings suggest that thymoquinone could eventually find some use as a preventive strategy in patients who have undergone surgery and chemotherapy or in people who are at high risk of developing cancer.
“The seeds are also rich in sterols, especially beta-sitosterol, which is known to have anticancer activity.”
– Dr. Michael Tierra L.AC. MDG
Black Seed stimulates bone marrow and immune cells and increases interferon production, protects normal cells against the cell-destroying effects of viruses, kills tumor cells, and increases the number of B cells that produce antibodies.
Black Seed proves to have an antihistamine, antioxidant, antibiotic, antifungal and bronchodilator effect. Cancer Immunobiology Laboratory, South Carolina
Black Seed is a valuable source of protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc Study of Black Seed oil in humans, American scientists
Kalonji /Black seed/oil uses/home remedies
Cough and Asthma Mix a teaspoon of Kalonji oil in boiling water and inhale the vapors twice a day. Half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of Kalonji oil mixed in a cup of warm water and a tablespoon of honey should also be given twice a day, morning and night. Continue treatment for 40 days.
Dry Tough 2.5ml Kalonji Oil should be mixed with coffee and given twice a day before meals.
High Chloestrol Administer 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil mixed with warm milk every day in the morning (only once a day). This dissolves fats and dilates the veins and arteries.
Headache and earache Apply Kalonji oil to the forehead, the sides of the face adjacent to the ears, and behind the ears, and then bandage the forehead. Administer 2.5 ml of Kalonji twice a day and continue for 3 days.
Hair loss and premature graying. Rub the scalp well with lemon, leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with water and shampoo after drying it completely. Next, apply Kalonji oil to the scalp. Repeat for a week and the hair loss will stop completely. Kalonji oil stops hair loss and gives new life to dry, damaged, dull and unmanageable hair and prevents premature graying of hair. Use continuously for a month.
Weak eyesight. Take half a teaspoon of Kalonji oil along with a cup of carrot juice twice a day before meals. For weak eyesight, continue treatment for about 6 months.
Back pain and rheumatic pain Mix 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil with a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of honey and take this mixture in the morning before breakfast and in the evening after dinner. Continue treatment for 40 days.
Nausea/Vomiting Take half a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice mixed with the same amount of Kalonji oil, twice a day.
Toothache Mix half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of Kalonji oil with warm water and gargle. Applying oil on the affected tooth will relieve the pain quickly.
Nervous tension/stress 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil with a cup of tea twice a day before meals calms you down and eliminates all symptoms of tension.
General Weakness and Lethargy/Ed Take half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of Kalonji oil with a cup of orange juice in the morning for ten days.
To improve memory, take half a teaspoon of Kalonji oil mixed with 10 g. mint boiled twice a day before meals for 20 days.
Diabetes Mix 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil in a cup of black tea and drink in the morning before breakfast and in the evening after dinner. Continue the treatment until the sugar level normalizes.
Dyspepsia, acidity and stomach pain
One cup of milk mixed with one teaspoon (5 ml) of Kalonji oil to be taken twice a day for 5 days.
Restful sleep 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil mixed with a hot drink after dinner provides a peaceful sleep throughout the night.
Leucorrhoea, amenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome Take 1 g of dried mint leaves and boil them in 2 glasses of water until one cup of water remains. Put half a teaspoon of Kalonji oil and administer on an empty stomach in the morning and at night. Continue treatment for 40 days.
Piles and constipation Mix 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil in a cup of black tea and drink in the morning before breakfast and in the evening after dinner.
Obesity Mix 2.5 ml of Kalonji Oil and a tablespoon of honey in warm water and drink in the morning before breakfast and in the evening after dinner.
Burning Sensation Mix 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil in a cup of sweet lime juice and drink in the morning before breakfast and in the evening after dinner. Continue treatment for 10 days.
Psoriasis Mix 50 ml of Kalonji oil with 60 ml of lemon juice and apply on the affected area.
Burning in urine Mix 2.5 ml of Kalonji oil and 10 ml of honey in 250 ml of milk and drink twice a day.
Half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) a day with pure honey twice a day is good for general health