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Natco Kalwanji (Nigella) Seeds 300g

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Take half a teaspoon of the oil in a cup of black tea every morning, and see the difference in a few weeks. An effective dose of kalonji for weight loss appears to be 1–3 grams per day of the powder or 3–5 mL of the oil ( 6, 7). Some test-tube studies have found that kalonji may have antibacterial properties and be effective at fighting off certain strains of bacteria.

Effects of the volatile oil of Nigella sativa seeds on the uterine smooth muscle of rat and guinea pig. There doesn’t appear to be a difference between kalonji seed powder or oil in terms of weight loss effectiveness. And if you mix this in warm water and drink, it also helps in alleviating breathing trouble (asthma included) in children and adults alike.This oil is rich in thymoquinone, a compound that has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Thymoquinone induces apoptosis through activation of caspase-8 and mitochondrial events in p53-null myeloblastic leukemia HL-60 cells.

Anti-inflammatory effects of the Nigella sativa seed extract, thymoquinone, in pancreatic cancer cells. Adding black seed to your diet can help protect your cells and prevent long-term conditions like cancer.

One study in 114 people with type 2 diabetes found no adverse side effects on kidney or liver function in a group that consumed 2 grams of the powder daily for 1 year in addition to their regular medications ( 19). Still, many of the studies included in these reviews failed to control for factors related to diet and exercise, which may have influenced the results. However, these effects were only significant when participants combined kalonji with diet and lifestyle modifications, suggesting that the herb supplements alone aren’t effective for weight loss.

A review of 5 RCTs found kalonji powder and oil supplements significantly decreased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) — an indicator of inflammation and heart disease risk — in people with obesity based on body mass index (BMI) ( 9, 10). However, the powder appears to be more effective than the oil for increasing HDL (good) cholesterol, possibly related to the powder’s higher concentration of heart healthy fats ( 12). The kalonji, or Nigella seeds, is an interesting spice – when used for tempering, it adds a beautiful aroma to the dishes, and a hint of flavour that you can't quite nail.

The herb may also reduce heart disease risk through its beneficial effects on blood pressure and blood fat levels.

Aromatics include thymoquinone, dihydrothymoquinone, p-cymene, carvacrol, α-thujene, thymol, α-pinene, β-pinene and trans- anethole. Its seeds contain high amounts of amino acids, iron, and calcium, and are used in many types of dishes in India and the Middle East.Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture: "Study of the nutritional value of black cumin seeds (Nigella sativaL).

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