Thursday, 31 December 2015

Several Health Benefits of Kalonji or Nigella Stevia

Nigella Steiva is known by several names like fennel flower, nutmeg flower and Roman coriander. In India it is called kalonji in Hindi, but other names like black cumin, black onion seed and black sesame are misnomers. 
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It is also called thymoquinone which is the principal extract of the seeds. Other names of Nigella sativa are black seed and black caraway which also refer to Bunium persicum.

Food Flavoring
Kalonji is used in the form of vegetable and its seed is a very useful spice. The seeds were extensively used to flavor food in ancient times as it has a pungent smell and a bitter taste like the combined mixture of onion, black pepper, oregano and garlic. Its dry-roasted seeds flavor curries, vegetables, salads, chicken, eggs, bakery, cake, naan breads and pulses like a black pepper. It helps to check the allergic reaction to foods as is seen in some people. The seeds of kalonji remain as such even after 7 to 8 years.
In Middle East it is also used in string cheese or braided string cheese with other spices.

Health Benefits of Kalongi
It helps in diabetes, increases the memory, alleviates headache, helps in joint pains, improves the eyesight, saves from cancer, controls blood pressure and regulates the levels of cholesterol. Kalongi helps to remove cough and phlegm, helps in respiratory diseases, cleans the arteries and removes the toxic substances from the body. 
Kalonji oil and Kalonji extract are used in traditional medicines.

How to Prepare the Kalonji Oil
Grind about 100 gram o Kalonji seeds and boil it in 5 liter of water till the water is reduced to half in volume. Let it cool and the oil wil start floating on the surface of the water. Remove the oil by wiping the oil with the palm of the hand and collect it in a glass bowl. Store it in a glass container. 

How to prepare the extract of kalonji
The extract could be prepared by soaking the seeds of kalonji in water for a day and then boiling the mixture on medium heat. 
How to take the seeds of nigells or kalongi
The seeds of nigella or kalonji or wild onion seeds could be directly eaten. Boil the seeds in water and take the extract on cooling or grind the dry seed and take with milk or water or the powder of seeds could also be sprinkled on bread, cheese and pastries like black pepper. A tablespoon of the the powder of seeds could be directly eaten with honey.
Anemia
Boil few leaves of mint in a cup of water and add a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seds with a glass of water in which before going to bed at night for a month in anemia. Avoid the intake of sour things during the remedy.
Arthritis and Joint Pains
The intake of the boiled extract of nigella seeds and the leaves of soap-nuts gives relief in the pains of arthritis.  Prepare the mixture of a tablespoon of vinegar, half tablespoon of nigella oil and two tablespoons of honey and take it in empty stomach in the morning and at night before going to bed gives relief in joint pains.
Asthma, Cough and Allergy
Take tablespoon of kalonji oil with a cup of warm water in which a tablespoon of honey has been added early in the morning before breakfast and after dinner at night for two months to get relief in asthma, cough and allergy. Prepare food in kalonji oil in case of cough and throat problems of all types. The intake of the extract prepared by boiling the seeds of nigells in water also gives relief in asthma.
Beri beri disease
The application of the paste of nigella seeds alleviates the swelling of face and hands in beri beri disease.
Cancer
It contains antioxidants and saves from several types of cancer. Take a large spoon of kalonji oil and give it to the patient of cancer with grape juice thrice a day along with regular medicines.
Add half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil in a glass of grape juice and take thrice a day to boost the immune system in cancer of intestines, blood cancer and throat cancer. Besides it is better to give the brad prepared by mixing the flour of barley and wheat in ratio 1:2. Avoid the intake of potatoes, brinjal and taro root.

Cold and Flu
Heat few seeds of kalonji, wrap them in a piece of cloth and smell them to get relief in cold and cold related headache.  Prepare the paste of kalonji with cumin seeds and apply on forehead to get relief from headache in winter.  Putting few drops of the mixture of nigella oil and olive oil into nostrils gives relief in cold and flu. For the purpose boil half a tablespoon each of olive and nigella seed oil in half a cup of water till the oil is left behind. Filter the extract and put few drops into nostrils to get rid of old cold and flu. 

Cysts and knots
The application of the oil of nigella seeds on cysts and the intake of a tablespoon of nigella oil with milk dissolves the cysts and knots on the body.
Dog Bite
Grind few seeds of kalonji and take it with water before rushing to medical help after dog bite. 

Diabetes
It is helpful in type-2 diabetes. Put half tablespoon of kalonji oil in a cup of tea and take before breakfast and at night before going to bed. Repeat the remedy for a fortnight along with regular medicines for diabetes and then check the level of diabetes. If it has normalized stop the use of medicines and continue with the remedy. The regular intake of 2-3 grams of kalonji reduces the increased levels of glucose, decreases the insulin resistance/ glycocelated hemoglobin, and boosts the working of beta cells. Avoid taking oily foods. 
Ear- swelling and deafness
Put few drops of the oil of nigella seeds in ear to get relief in swelling and deafness.
Epilepsy
According to recent researches the intake of the extract of nigella seeds helps in chronic seizures or epilepsy. Mix half a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seeds with 2-3 teaspoons of honey in a cup of warm water thrice a day to get relief in the fits of epilepsy. The patients of epilepsy should avoid the use of guava, banana and sugar apple or annona squamosa or sitaphal.  
Eye problems and dark circles
Take a tablespoon of kalonji oil with a cup of carrot juice and two tablespoons of honey twice in the morning and once before going to bed at night for two months to gt relief in several eye problems like redness in eyes, cataract, eye sores, excess watering of eyes, weak eye nerves. Save the eyes from sunlight during the treatment. 
The intake of a glass of carrot juice with half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil and two tablespoons of honey twice a day to get relief from redness in the eyes, cataract, eye watering, reduced eyesight, vision and other eye diseases. The application of the oil of nigella seeds around the eyes and eyelids before going to bed at night helps in several eye diseases and removes dark circles. The persons suffering from eye problems should avoid the intake of eggs, pickles and fish,
Fever and Malaria
Take kalonji powder with brown sugar to get relief in malaria or in fever that comes down with medicines but again shoots up after some time. The intake of half a tablespoon of the powder of nigella seeds with a tablespoon of honey gives relief in fever and malaria.

Head ache
Massage the oil of nigella seeds on forehead and the intake of half a tablespoon of the oil with a tablespoon of honey twice a day helps in headache. The massage of the mixture of olive oil and nigella oil on head gives relief in Headache. 
Heat and grind the seeds of nigella, wrap them in a piece of cloth and inhale for headache.
Grind equal amounts of nigella seeds and cumin in water and apply the paste on forehead for headache.
Heart Diseases
Always add a tablespoon of kalonji oil whenever taking anything hot like tea or soup to get relief in heart diseases, blood pressure and to remove the blockage of the arteries of heart. Take half a tablespoon of kalonji oil with a cup of milk twice a day for a fortnight to strengthen the heart. Avoid eating greasy and oily foods.

Hernia
Add half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil with 3-4 tablespoons of the juice of bitter gourd and take it in empty stomach in the morning and at night before going to bed to get relief in hernia.

Hiccups
Take a little powder of kalonji with honey to get relief in hiccups. Licking the powder of nigella seeds with honey stops hiccups or it could be taken with butter milk or butter or curd.

High Blood pressure
The intake of 100-200 mg of the extract of nigells seeds twice a day reduces the blood pressure among the patients of hypertension. The intake of half a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seeds with warm water maintains the levels of blood pressure. Massage the mixture of the oil of nigells seeds with olive oil on body and stay in sunlight for some time to get relief in blood pressure. Repeat the remedy for a month after every 3 days.

Itching and inflammation
Grind 50 gram nigella seeds, add a tablespoon of the juice of leaves of stone apple or aegle mermelos and prepare a paste with a tablespoon of turmeric powder. Apply the paste on affected area regularly for a week or so.
Jaundice
Add half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil in a cup of milk and take it in empty stomach in the morning and at night before going to bed in jaundice. The patient of jaundice should avoid bitter and spicy foods. In traditional medicines the intake of half a tablespoon of nigella oil with a tablespoon of honey is given in empty stomach in the morning or at bed time with halfa cup of water to get relief in jaundice.
Kidney Stones
Kalonji is very effective in removal of kidney stones. The intake of the powder of kalonji with honey for a fortnight helps to reduce the kidney stones.

Memory
Boil the leaves of mint in 100 ml of water and add a tablespoon of kalonji powder in it to increase the memory. The intake of half a tablespoon of ground seeds of nigella with honey twice a day to boost the memory.

Nausea and vomiting
The intake of half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil with a tablespoon of ginger juice helps in nausea and vomiting.

Obesity and Excessive Hunger or increased appetite
Keep 50 gram nigella seeds soaked in vinegar overnight, grind the contents and take half a tablespoon of it for few days to reduce the increased desire of eating.

Overall Health
Take a large spoon of kalonji oil with equal amount of honey for overall health and to avoid all types of illness.  

Pain
Massage the warm oil of kalonji on the areas having pain and take a large tablespoon of it thrice a day to get relief. 

Paralysis
The massage of the oil of nigella seeds on affected parts of the body and the intake of a half of a tablespoon of the oil with a cup of milk for few months is very effective in paralysis.

Piles
The application of the ash of the seeds of kalonji on affected areas helps in piles. 

Save Woolen Clothes by Kalonji
Put few seeds of kalonji with woolen clothes to save them from being eaten up by insects.

Sleep ejaculation and Impotency
The intake of half a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seeds with apple juice twice a day helps in sleep ejaculation. The massage of few drops of nigella oil and coconut oil on head reduces stress and checks the problem of sleep ejaculation. Avoid the intake of lemon during the remedy.
The intake of the oil of nigella with olive oil helps in impotency.
Sleeplessness 
In case of loss of sleep, take half a tablespoon of nigella seeds oil with a tablespoon of honey before going to bed at night. 
Sneezing
Put the crushed seeds of nigella with black gram in a piece of cloth and inhale the contents to stop the sneezing.
Stress
Take a tablespoon of kalonji oil in a cup of tea to get relief in stress.The intake of half a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seeds in a cup of warm water before going to bed at night also helps to alleviate the stress. 
Swelling  
The regular massage of kalonji oil removes the swelling of hands and feet.

Tooth ache
Apply the mixture of a drop each of nigella seed oil and clove oil on tooth to get relief from pain. Another remedy is to burn the black salt in fire, add few drops of nigella seed oil in it and apply of the tooth. It also cleans the teeth and removes yellow color of teeth.
Urine Inflammation
Take half a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seeds with 200-300 ml of milk to get relief in urine inflammation.
Vitality
Take half a tablespoon of nigella oil with orange juice to get energy, relief from tiredness and vitality.
Skin Problem
It also helps in several skin disorders.The massage of the powder of nigella seeds with coconut oil on affected areas gives relief in several skin diseases.

Baldness and Hair loss
The regular application of the powder of kalongi with mustard oil on hair helps in baldness. In hair loss, apply the paste of kalonji seeds on entire head for few days to retard the process. Apply the mixture of the powder of the burnt seeds of nigells with hair oil on bald patches and massage for few minutes to get relief in alopecia. Boil 50 gm nigella seeds in 1 litre water and wash the hair with it to get long, healthy and shiny hair.

Warts
Prepare the paste of the seeds of kalonji in vinegar and apply it on warts at night and wash the face with water in the morning. It removes the warts and the paste gives relief in pimples too when kept applied for overnight for a month or so.

Pimples
Grind the seeds of nigella in vinegar and aply the paste on pimples and rinse with cold water on drying. Repeat the remedy for few days to get rid of pimples.

Fair Complexion
Eat kalonji with olive oil twice a day to get fair complexion. The paste of kalonji and olive oil could be applied on the face to get rid of facial marks of pimples and to remove the black spots.

Several other benefits Of Nigella for women
Menstrual Cramps or pain
Take a pinch of the powder of nigella seeds twice a day to regulate the menstrual cycle and aleviate the pain associated with it. The powder could also be taken with little honey in menstrual cramps.
For irregular menstrual cycle take a pinch of the powder of nigella seeds twice a day.
Take half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil with warm water when the menstrual cycle stops but the pain still persists.  
The pregnant women should avoid the intake of nigella seesds as it may cause miscarriage.
Breast Shape
The intake of the oil of nigella seeds twice a day makes the breast supple strong and in good shape.
Breast milk
The intake of a pinch of the powder of nigella seeds twice a day increases the breast milk.
Swelling of face and feet
The application of the paste of nigella seeds alleviates the swelling of face and feet in women.
Pain of Childbirth
The intake of the warm extract of nigella seeds alleviated the pain during childbirth.

For Uterus
The intake of the extract of kalonji helps the pregnant women to give birth to the child which has died inside the uterus. The extract strengthens the uterus after the child birth too when taken for a week with butter. 

Stomach Related Problems
Stomach Pain
Squeeze a lemon in a glass of water and add 2 tablespoons of honey and half a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seeds and take ti twice a day.
Another remedy is to add a pinch of salt and half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil in a glass of Luke warm water.
On the other hand add half a tablespoon of nigella seed oil and 2 tablespoons of honey in a glass of orange juice and take twice a day to get relief from stomach pain.
Acidity, Gastric and swollen stomach
Take 50 gram kalonji, 25 gram cumin seeds and 25 gram parsley and prepare the powder of each separately after heating them for a while. Mix the contents. Now cook 1-2 spoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon black salt, 2-3 gram aesfotida in butter oil. Mix all the contents and take 1 tablespoon daily with warm water before meals to get relief from gastric and swollen stomach. 
Take a tablespoon of equal amounts of the powder of nigella seeds, cumin seeds and carom or thyme seeds after taking meals to get relief in acidity and gastric.
Stomach Worms
Take a tablespoon of the powder of nigells seeds with 3 tablespoon of honey before going to sleep at night for few days kills the worms in the stomach.
Constipation
The intake of half a tablespoon of the oil of nigella seeds with warm milk before going to bed at night gives relief in constipation.
Indigestion
Take the boiled soup of kalonji with black salt and black pepper to get relief in indigestion. 
Massage the affected area firs with apple vinegar and then with the oil of kalonji for a fortnight along with the regular medicines to get relief in leprosy and white spots on skin.

Caution 
1. The oil of kalonji should not be used in pregnancy as it may lead to miscarriage.

2. The oil of kalonji should be taken in the morning before eating anything or at night before going to bed two hours after dinner. 

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