Health Benefits of Black seed (Kalo Jira)
Also known as black cumin, or by its scientific name Nigella sativa, kalonji belongs to the buttercup family of flowering plants is a very common household name in countries like Bangladesh, India and Pakistan also widely used in many other countries around the world.
1. Keeps a Check on Diabetes
This is probably one of the most known health benefits of Kalo Jira. If you already have diabetes, Kalo Jira oil can help to manage it. Take half a teaspoon of the oil in a cup of water every morning, and see the difference in a few weeks.
2. Protects your kidney
It is believed that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives. Kidney stones are a very common problem. It is said that half a teaspoon of Kalo Jira oil with two teaspoons of honey and warm water can aid in getting rid of kidney stones, pain, and infections. But you also can to consult your doctor or nutritionist to get a proper diet.
Black seed has potent anti-oxidant properties and these are thought to be behind the cancer prevention properties demonstrated in animal studies- African Journal of Complementary and alternative studies also show inhibition and reduction of tumour growth in various types of cancer including blood, breast, colon, pancreatic, liver, lung, skin, kidney, prostate and cervix. Kalo Jira are also demonstrated benefits along side to chemotherapy in humans—for instance, black seed shows a potential ability to decrease the incidence of side effects in children with brain tumours who are on chemotherapy. Its active component, thymoquinone, sensitises brain cancer cells to chemotherapy, making treatment more effective.