Black Seeds (Kalonji) Benefits

Nigella sativa is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to eastern Europe and western Asia, but naturalized over a much wider area, including parts of Europe, northern Africa and east to Myanmar.

Black seeds are also known as black caraway, black cumin, kalonji, and black onion seeds. People have used the tiny black seeds of the fruits of N. sativa as a natural remedy for thousands of years. This super food contains thymoquinone, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that may also have tumor-reducing properties.

It can help our health by:

  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Reducing high cholesterol
  • Improving rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
  • Decreasing asthma symptoms
  • Reducing stomach upset

It also could help our "beauty" by:

  • Reducing acne
  • Hydrating hair
  • Reduce psoriasis
  • Softening skin
  • Wound healing

Amazingly, another study Published online 2020, (1) has shown that Black Seeds has the potential  to treat the patients with COVID-19, as it has shown to possess antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, immunomodulatory, bronchodilatory, antihistaminic, antitussive, antipyretic and analgesic activities.

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