Monday, 6 October 2014

17 Health and Beauty Benefits of Kalonji (Nigella Seeds/Black Cumin)

The prophet Mohammad reportedly said that seeds of the black cumin plant could cure "anything but death itself". While that may seem to be quite the tall order, black cumin (Nigella sativa) does in fact have remarkable healing and health properties that make it one of the most powerful medicinal plants known to man.

Black seed is a plant. People have used the seed to make medicine for over 2000 years. Historically, black seed has been used for headache, toothache, nasal congestion, and intestinal worms. It has also been used for “pink eye” (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), parasites, black seed is used for treating digestive tract conditions including gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, and hemorrhoids. It is also used for respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, cough, bronchitis, emphysema, flu, swine flu, and congestion. Other uses include lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, treating cancer, and boosting the immune system. You may read that a patent has been issued to cover the use of black seed to improve immunity, but don’t be misled. The presence of a patent doesn’t mean black seed has been shown to be effective for this use. Besides their culinary uses, black cumin seeds also have a wealth of important health benefits and are one of the most cherished medicinal seeds in history.

17 Health and Beauty Benefits of Kalonji (Nigella Seeds/Black Cumin)

1 . Enhance Immunity

Nigella seeds can be touted as an ‘immunity enhancer’ and helps in treatment of conditions related to immunity like AIDS. It has also been found that the immunity and beauty are the two fundamental benefits derived from these seeds.

2 . Epilepsy

Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.

3 . Boost bone marrow

Hundreds of studies have been conducted on black cumin which have shown that compounds from the seeds help fight diseases by boosting the production of bone marrow, natural interferon, and immune cells.

4 . Brain

Research has found that nigella seeds not only help improve beauty, but also act as a secret remedy to increase memory power and retention.

5 . Heart Attack

In a cup of goat milk add half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day. Avoid all fatty food items. Continue treatment for ten days. After ten days use daily once.

6 . Type 2 Diabetes

Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.

7 . Cure Dry Skin

For those suffering from dry skin problems, it can be solved by a paste made from black seed powder, nigella seed oil and sesame seed oil. Apply this for a week to see  noticeable changes in your skin type.

8 . Respiratory Diseases

One of black cumin’s most popular and effective uses is the treatment of diseases related to the respiratory system, including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and cold symptoms. The seeds help
increase body tone, stimulate menstrual period, and increasing the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers.

9 . Asthma

Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents within Nigella sativa (black cumin), is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma. Another study, this time in human subjects, found
that boiled water extracts of black seed have relatively potent antiasthmatic effect on asthmatic airways.

10 .  Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Black seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple eradication therapy.

11 . Glowing Skin

A paste of honey and nigella seeds can be made, which is to be applied for half an hour. You will get a glowing skin once you wash it off.

12 . Anti-Tumor

The seeds are very effective in curing abscesses and tumors of the eye, abdomen and liver, probably due in great part to the anti-tumor compound beta-sitosterol found in the seeds.

13 . High Blood Pressure

Use 1/2 teaspoon of the black seed oil in some water and drink before eating anything. Try to get plenty of sunshine and eat a few cloves of garlic daily.

14 . Diseases and conditions

These black cumin seeds are abundantly rich in chemicals that can help treat asthma, nausea, heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, meningitis and to an extent even cancer.

15 . Acute Tonsillopharyngitis

characterized by tonsil or pharyngeal inflammation (i.e. sore throat), mostly viral in origin, black seed capsules (in combination with Phyllanthus niruri) have been found to significantly alleviate throat pain, and reduce the need for pain-killers, in human subjects.

16 . Opiate Addiction/Withdrawal

A study on 35 opiate addicts found black seed as an effective therapy in long-term treatment of opioid dependence.

17 . Hair Growth

The black seed oil plays a significant role in hair growth stimulation by strengthening the hair follicles which result in strong hair roots.

Disclaimer :

Although Kalonji(Black Cumin Seed) is considered the best solution of almost all problems and diseases but still if you don't get cure by following above "Kalonji remedies" , you must consult your problem with Doctor.