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What are health benefits of black seeds /kalaunji ?

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Asked by ignoreme, 09 Nov '10 12:02 pm
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Ayurveda ascribes the following health benefits to kalaunji:
- Just like the other two in jeerak trai, black seeds are carminative, anthelmintic (rids worms), digestive, increase appetite and therefore can be used in anorexia, help in binding the stools in diarrhea and also relieve distension due to gas.
- Black seeds can be chewed to get rid of bad breath.
- Due to their brocho dilatory and mucolytic properties, black seeds are effectively used in cough, bronchitis and asthma.
- Black seeds pacify vaata and therefore are effectively used in vaata disorders like pain, trembling, claudications, etc.
- A decoction of the seeds is administered to relieve difficult labor and also to cleanse and tone the uterus post delivery.
- Just like the other two in its group, black seeds are effective galactogogues and are also used to relieve painful menstruation and certain other menstrual disorders.
- Its oil can be used for massaging in vaata disorders.
- Like its ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 09 Nov '10 12:06 pm

 
  
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The plants of Kalonji are found throughout India in the form of bushes. The height of the plant is approximately half a meter. It possesses blue flowers. It originated from Turkey and Italy. Later on, it was brought to Asia by physicians and cultivated in India. Seeds are triangular in shape, black in colour and possess a severe pungent smell, contain a considerable amount of oil. It is incorrect that Arabs learnt its use from the Greeks, because before the advent of Islam, no description or record is found about its use. Its therapeutic use was initiated after the advent of Islam, since; Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) mentioned its therapeutic efficacy and potential of cure.
Chemical Composition - seeds contain 1.5% volatile oil, while 37.5% Non volatile oil. In addition to this Albumen, Sugar, Organic acids, Glucoside Melanthin Metarbin and bitter substances are also found. The Glucoside is toxic in nature, hence the use of Kalonji in large doses and prolonged use m ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 09 Nov '10 12:05 pm

 
  
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It is useful in chronic cold. Inhalation of its smell is useful in common cold
Answered by anil garg, 04 Dec '10 10:57 pm

 
  
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Black seed, in its natural form, assists the body in the healing process, illness overcoming and health maintenance. It concentrates on certain body parts without disturbing the overall balance of the body. Black seeds have important medicinal and nutritional values which are helpful in relieving conditions and building resistance against any future ailments.

Black seed is rich monosaccharides and non-starch polysaccharides so it makes for a great source of dietary fiber. The seed is also abundant in essential fatty and unsaturated acids and fifteen different types of amino acids. Infants may benefit from black seed because it contains arginine. The black seed is rich in carotene which is very beneficial in preventing the cancer. Besides all the aforementioned, black seed is also very rich in iron, calcium, potassium and sodium.

Black seeds are very efficient in enhancing the human immunity and they could be playing an important role in treating AIDS and cancer. A substance call ...more
Answered by jakir hussain, 09 Nov '10 05:39 pm

 
  
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None and i dont like its taste too
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 09 Nov '10 12:02 pm

 
  
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