Kalonji – Nigella Seeds
BLACK CUMIN, Nigella sativa is an annual flowering plant which grows to 20-90 cm tall, with finely divided leaves, the leaf segments narrowly linear to threadlike. The flowers are delicate, and usually colored white, yellow, pink, pale blue or pale purple, with 5-10 petals.
The fruit is a large and inflated capsule composed of 3-7 united follicles, each containing numerous seeds.
According to herbal lore kalonji has been grown in India for several millennia. Kalonji / black cumin seeds is both flavoring, added to a variety of traditional foods, and an herbal remedy that has been touted as the magic bullet for a variety of ailments. These are usually triangular, tiny and hairy seeds of no more than 3mm in length and possess a severe pungent smell.
Sweet lime juice and kalonji oil together can fix many skin problems. For every cup of sweet lime juice, you’ll need about half a teaspoon of kalonji oil. Apply the oil twice a day on your face and watch your blemishes and acne disappear. If you keep pure kalonji oil handy, you can use it to treat cracked heels as well.
Aids Weight Loss:
The warm water, honey, and lemon combination is often recommended for those who are on a diet. Now add a pinch of powdered kalonji seeds to this mix and see how it works. Many health enthusiasts have claimed that kalonji seeds is a miracle ingredient which helps in shedding those extra kilos.