We find it difficult to believe that something as easily available as kalonji seeds could be so beneficial for our health. Yes, it’s true, while every Indian kitchen is familiar with the beautiful aroma coming from tempering the kalonji or Nigella seeds (from its scientific name Nigella sativa), is an interesting spice, we hardly give it a thought that it can give more to the dish than just the flavour and it is just added to a number of dishes making flavorful dishes such as curries, dal, samosa with equal elan. But that’s just the flavoring part of it, for Kalonji seeds health benefits stay tuned for more.
Yes, there is so much more to this deceptive-looking tiny seeds. Deceptive because who knew that these tiny seeds could pack in such a nutritional punch? It’s chock-a-block with trace elements such as amino acids, crystalline nigellone, crude fiber, saponin, proteins and fatty acids such as volatile oils, linolenic and oleic acids, iron, sodium, iron alkaloids, calcium and potassium. It has the potential to keep you healthy be it your heart and keeps at bay other health issues such as breathing problems. What’s more? For all those people suffering from several aches and pains and joint issues, they can find a possible solution in kalonji seeds. Last but certainly not the least the kalonji seeds also have anti-carcinogenic properties. Let’s find out about some of the effective health benefits of kalonji seeds.
Kalonji seed oil has an enormous effect on your acne-marred skin and in a good way! Combine sweet lime juice and kalonji oil and voila! You have the magic concoction that eliminates most of your skin issues. Add half a teaspoon of kalonji oil with a cup of sweet lime juice and don’t forget to dab this magical concoction on your face at least twice a day.
Kalonji oil is also well known for the treatment of diabetes and prevention of diabetes. Consume just half a teaspoon of the oil and blend it in a cup of black tea every morning, and you will notice significant changes in a few weeks.