Health benefits of kalonji

If you’re on the journey of weight loss, kalonji seeds can be highly beneficial. Kaloni seeds or black cumin are small black colored seeds that are commonly used in pickles and condiments. It is believed that kalonji seeds work wonders for weight loss because of their rich fiber content and presence of nigellone. Talking about these reasons in detail in the later sections.

Health benefits of kalonji

Kalonji seeds have numerous health benefits. But one of the most talked about is weight loss. Let’s discuss about the health benefits of kalonji.

  1. Keeps diabetes in check

Kalonji oil is highly effective in preventing and controlling diabetes. Make a decoction of 1 cup black tea and ½ teaspoon kalonji oil. Have this mixture every morning on an empty stomach and you’ll see visible results in about a month.

  1. Gets rid of headache

In the fast paced life of today, headache is a common thing. Most of us pop a painkiller, but don’t realize the side effects. Choosing natural remedies is a good way to keep headache away without any side effects.

Kalonji seed oil is a fast and effective remedy to treat headaches. It can be used for topical application or you can have it orally. Rub kalonji oil on your forehead and temples to soothe throbbing pain, or drink ½ teaspoon of it every day.

  1. Controls blood pressure

If you are someone who suffers from high blood pressure, then drinking half teaspoon kalonji oil mixed with warm water can help control hypertension. To enhance the effectiveness of this treatment have 2 cloves of garlic daily.

Kalonji seed oil extract is also considered to be one of the best remedies for heart health. To keep your heart healthy, add ½ teaspoon kalonji seed oil in one cup goat’s milk (fresh). Have this twice a day for 10 days, and then once a day.

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  1. Cures cough and cold

Catching cough and cold frequently are signs of a weak immune system. Kalonji oil can help in strengthening your immune system and increases the body’s capacity to fight bacteria and infections.

Mix ½ teaspoon kalonji oil and 2 teaspoons honey in one cup warm water. Consume this mixture twice daily to prevent catching cold and cough. This mixture is also helpful for those suffering from sinus.

  1. Eases joint pains

Joint pains are one of the most common problems of old age. It can affect both men and women. Using a natural remedy to heal joint pains is beneficial. Use kalonji seeds or kalonji seed oil to ease off joint pains, neck and back pain.

Mix ½ teaspoon kalonji oil + 2 tsp honey + 1 cup vinegar. Apply this mixture to your joints twice a day to relieve pain, stiffness, and soreness.

  1. Healthy functioning of kidney

If you are suffering from any kind of kidney problems, then kalonji seeds can be helpful. Add ½ teaspoon kalonji oil and 2 teaspoon honey to one cup warm water. Have this mixture twice a day to relieve kidney pain, kidney stones, and kidney infections.

Kalonji for weight loss

Kalonji seeds have been found effective accompaniments throughout your weight loss journey. Including them in your routine will help you accelerate weight loss.

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Here are the reasons that make kalonji seeds so effective for weight loss –

  1. It contains high amount of dietary fiber which helps to keep your digestive system healthy, boosts your metabolism, lowers blood sugar levels, and aids in weight loss.
  2. The ether extract of kalonji seeds is believed to have mild anorexic properties. It will help curb appetite and accelerate weight loss.
  3. Kalonji contains crystalline nigellone, a carbonyl polymer of thermoquinone. The compound works as an antioxidant for your body and prevents fat accumulation.

A recent international study published that kalonji helps reduce fat around your belly. The study showed that people who were given kalonji seeds as a part of their weight loss treatment lost belly fat within a week. In addition to this, there was a considerable drop in th4eir blood pressure, total weight, and waist circumference. And all of this without any side effects.

How to use kalonji for weight loss?

Now that you know all the health benefits of kalonji, you must be wondering how to use kalonji for weight loss.

Just follow these simple steps –

  1. Take about 4-5 kalonji seeds and crush them to make a fine powder.
  2. Add this powder to warm water.
  3. Add 1tsp honey and 1tsp lemon juice to the water.
  4. Drink this concoction every morning on an empty stomach. Also make sure that there is a gap of about 30 – 45 minutes between consumption of this concoction and breakfast.

You can skip lemon, but it is just an added ingredient that helps in weight loss. Lemon juice flushes out toxins from your stomach, and helps reduce fat around belly.

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Read on to find some other kalonji recipes that’ll be beneficial for weight loss.

  1. Kalonji Oil and Honey

Mix ½ tsp pure raw honey + 1 tsp kalonji oil. Have this mixture first thing in the morning.

  1. Kalonji Oil and Orange Juice

Mix 1 tsp kalonji oil in 1 cup orange juice and have this mixture every morning on an empty stomach.

  1. Kalonji Oil, Cinnamon, and Honey

Mix 1 tbsp pure organic honey + 1 tsp cinnamon powder + 2tbsp kalonji oil to form a smooth mix. Consume this oil mixture and then drink 1 glass water over it. Make sure you don’t eat anything up to half an hour.

Make sure you talk to your doctor before taking kalonji seeds. Experts believe that people who take any kind of blood sugar medications should stay away from kalonji. It might result into hypoglycemia and make your blood sugar levels significantly low.

You can easily get kalonji in the market. You can use it in a variety of ways – whole kalonji seeds, kalonji seed oil extract, kalonji seed tea, kalonji seed pills. However, kalonji seed oil extract is most beneficial for weight loss.

It is highly recommended that you take kalonji in limited quantity only. Do not exceed more than 3 -5mg or 1-3 tablespoon oil extract. Taking high quantity might increase ‘pitta’ in your body and cause imbalance of three ‘doshas’.

1 Comment

  1. jayesh says:

    Hi Ashiwin,

    Very nice post.. it’s very useful information .. thanks !!

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