Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Nigella sativa|
|Common Names||: Kalonji oil, Onion Oil, Black seed oil|
|Tamil Name||: Karun Jeeragam|
|Telugu Name||: Jeelakarra|
|Hindi Name||: Kalonji ka tel / कलौंजी का तेल|
Kalonji oil is taken from the black seeds of Kalonji. The scientific name of Kalonji is Nigella sativa. It is a flowering plant belonging to the family of Ranunculaceae. It is native to southwest and southern Asia.
Black seeds are used as a key spice in the Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines. These seeds have a unique taste, which may be like a combination of black pepper, onions, and oregano.
Apart from flavor, this Kalonji oil is popular for its health benefits. It lubricates your joints, solves your breathing problem, and keeps your heart healthy.
Nutrients present in Kalonji oil
Vitamins, Amino acids, proteins, crude fiber, crystalline nigellone, saponins, fatty acids like oleic and linolenic acids, volatile oils, sodium, calcium, potassium, iron, and alkaloids.
Health Benefits of Kalonji Oil
- Reduce inflammation
Black seed oil or kalonji oil possesses antioxidant properties that can help relieve inflammation on the skin as well as inside your body.
- Relieve stomach issues
Consuming black seeds or its oil in your diet can help with ulcers and stomach upset. You can get relief from stomach pain, cramps, bloating, or gas issues by intaking kalonji oil in your food regularly.
- Fight against cancer
A study on rats have shown that kalonji oil is boasted with anticancer properties that can kill cancer cells when applied topically. It may also help to reduce tissue damaging and the growth of tumors in your skin and body.
- Cures Bronchitis & Asthma
Moreover its anti-inflammatory effect can reduce inflammation in the nasal pathways and cure bronchitis. It also gives a great relief from asthma and its symptoms.
- Treats skin conditions
Black seed oil has several benefits for your skin. It is very effective for acne, and wounds. Applying this oil on the affected area can effectively cure acne and also destroys the bacteria in the wound. Adding black seed oil in your diet moisturizes and gives you soft skin. It can also help with psoriasis.
- In a research, this oil has shown antifungal activities and can cure candidiasis.
- This oil is rich in healthy fatty acids that can lower your high cholesterol level and keep you healthy.
- Intaking black seed oil orally can reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Though black seed oil is very helpful, taking it beyond the limits can cause some harm to your kidneys and liver. Also be careful whether it is causing any allergic reactions when using it.
Kalonji oil from Moolihai is prepared naturally by the methods of Ayurvedic suggestion. It helps your Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dosha in balance.