Kalonji also known as black cumin seed, Nigella or by its scientific/ Botanical name Nigella sativa, belongs to the buttercup family of flowering plants. Nigella Sativa herb grows up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and produces a fruit with seeds that are used as a flavourful spice in many cuisines. From ancient times in addition to its culinary use, Kalonji is known for its medicinal properties.
Kalonji seeds are full of phyto-nutrients & antioxidants which Supports General Health & wellbeing. Kalonji maintains proximal kidney functions & Supports removal of toxins from Urine & Sweat glands. Kalonji promotes relief from stomach pain & fullness, and helps to reduce the feeling of bloating. Ayurveda mentions uses of Black Cumin seed in various Vata & Pitta dominated disorders. Kalonji helps in managing healthy digestion and blood sugar levels.
Nigella has also proved its efficacy in promoting healthy immune response.
Scientific study has shown that Kalonji is loaded with trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, saponin, crude fiber, proteins and fatty acids like linolenic and oleic acids, fixed oils, alkaloids, iron, sodium, potassium and calcium. It helps to keep your heart healthy, supports low blood pressure, helps to address breathing problems, and lubricates your joints & good for general well-being.
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