Kalonji Oil (Nigella Sativa Oil) Black Seed Oil Health Benefits, Uses and Side effects

Kalonji Oil or Black Cumin Oil is the oil extracted from the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. Nigella sativa is also known as Black Cumin/black seed, Small Fennel (English), Upkunchikaa, Krishna jiraka (Sanskrit), Kalonji/Kalunji, Kala jeera (Hindi, common name), Kamaazaruus(Unani) and Karum seeragm (Siddha or Tamil).

Kalonji Oil has hypoglycemic, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-tumour and cardio protective activities and used in innumerable diseases. It is used alone or with other appropriate adjuvant for treating a disease.

Kalonji Oil or Black Seed Oil, is used in treatment of hair loss, premature graying, dandruff, baldness, hair conditioner, worms, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, skin diseases, paralysis, joints pain, ear diseases, sexual dysfunction, jaundice etc. It is said to be a drug of all diseases.

Biomedical Action of Kalonji Oil

  • Anticatarrhal:  Remove excess mucous from the body.
  • Antidiabetic: Controlling diabetes.
  • Anti­hypertensive: Blood pressure lowering.
  • Antiinflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  • Antioxidant: It has ability to reduce oxidative stress. Hence, it helpful in the management of conditions such as leukoplakia, diabetes mellitus, chronic eye disease and tissue injury.
  • Antirheumatic: Alleviating or preventing rheumatism.
  • Decongestant: Used to relieve nasal congestion.
  • Diaphoretic: Promote sweating.
  • Emmenagogue: Stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
  • Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.
  • Hypoglycemic: Reducing level of the sugar glucose in the blood.
  • Stimulant: Raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body.

Kalonji Oil Medicinal Uses

Kalonji Oil, is useful in variety of medicinal conditions. It is useful in growing hair and also beard. Black Seed Oil, lowers sugar level and high blood pressure. It is used externally as well internally.

Black Seed Oil is used orally as an antihypertensive, antidiabetic, immunoprotecting, anticancer, anthelmintic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

HAIR PROBLEMS

Baldness, hair fall

Rub the Kalonji Oil on the head twice a day. OR

Take 20 grams Kalonji Oil + 20 grams powder of Mehndi, add 60 grams of vinegar and rub on the scalp.

Dandruff

Mix 10 grams of Kalonji Oil + 30 grams of Olive oil, and 30 grams of Mehndi powder. Apply the paste.

BEARD GROWTH

Massage the oil on the beard area.

DIARRHEA

Mix 1 teaspoon of the black seed oil with a cup of yogurt and drink twice a day.

CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS

Take 1/2 teaspoon of the oil mixed with hot water daily. Drink in the morning.

HYPERTENSION HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

  • Take 1/2 teaspoon of the oil each day mixed in some hot water. Or
  • Take half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil with tea.

SEXUAL DISORDERS

  • Take two teaspoons of honey + add one drop of Kalonji Oil + one drop of Nutmeg oil.
  • Use this mixture daily before going to bed.

MIGRAINE, POLIO AND PARALYSES

  • Put one drop of Kalonji Oil in nostril (nose) opposite to the affected side.
  • Take half spoon of Kalonji Oil daily.

HEADACHE

  • Rub Kalonji Oil on the forehead and near ears.
  • Drink half tea spoon Kalonji Oil twice a day.

ASTHMA, COUGH & ALLERGY

Take a cup of warm water + one spoon of honey + half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil.

Mix this together and drink in the morning before the breakfast and after dinner in the night for forty days.

ARTHRITIS

  • Take half tea spoon Kalonji Oil + one spoon of vinegar + two spoons honey, use twice a day.
  • Take in the morning before the breakfast and in the night after dinner.

DIABETES

  • Take one cup Black tea + half table spoon of Kalonji Oil.
  • Drink it in the morning and before going to bed.  OR
  • Use the black seed oil mixed with raw honey twice a day.

POLIO AND PARALYSIS

  • Take one cup of warm water + one spoon of honey + half tea spoon Kalonji Oil.
  • Take twice a day.

OBESITY

  • Take one spoon of Ginger juice + half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil and drink twice day.
  • Take Half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil + two spoons of honey mixed in lukewarm water twice a day.

REDNESS OF EYES, CATARACT, EYE WEAKNESS ETC.

  • Take one cup of carrot juice + half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil.
  • Take twice a day, in the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner.

STOPPED PERIODS

  • Take one cup of warm water + half tea spoon Kalonji Oil + two spoons honey.
  • Take twice a day, in the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner.

LEPROSY

  • Rub apple juice.
  • Rub Kalonji Oil, one by one the affected part.

PILES

Take half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil with one cup of Bleak tea twice a day.

SKIN DISEASES

  • Mix one cup of vinegar add half spoon Kalonji Oil.
  • Apply on the affected area before going to sleep in the night and take bath in the morning.

EPILEPSY

Take one cup of warm water + add two spoons of honey + half tea spoon Kalonji Oil use it twice a day.

JAUNDICE

  • Take one cup of milk + add half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil.
  • Take this twice a day, in the morning and after the dinner for a week.

INTESTINAL PARASITES

  • Mix one spoon vinegar + half tea spoon of Kalonji Oil.
  • Take thrice a day, in the morning before the breakfast, after noon and at night for 10 days.

Dose and Precautions for Kalonji Oil

Kalonji Oil offers numerous health benefits. But it is a medicine and must be used in medicinal dose only.

Excessive and long-term use of Kalonji oil is harmful.  Black seed has been reported to be toxic in the amount of 25 grams or more and so is this oil. When taken in dose of 3 tablespoon, it can cause internal bleeding.

Therefor it is recommended to take Kalonji Oil in dose of half to 1 teaspoon only and not to exceed dose above 1 tablespoon.

Kalonji Oil, should not be taken on a full stomach.

It should be mixed with another liquid such as juice, yogurt or honey and taken 1/2 hour before the meal.

Side effects of Black Seed Oil

  • Topically, black seed oil can cause allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Black seed have contraceptive activity.

Contraindications of Kalonji Oil

  • It must not be taken in pregnancy. It is used for stimulation of menstruation.
  • It may cause drop in blood pressure. Therefore, avoid in low BP.
  • It may cause drop in sugar level. Therefore, avoid in low diabetes.
  • If topical use, causes skin allergy then stop using.

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