By Dr. M. Laiq Ali Khan
The height of the plant is approximately half a meter.
It possesses blue flowers. It is originated from Turkey and Italy .
Later on, whereas it is wildly grown too. 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
Greeks, because before the advent of Islam in middle east no description is
found on record about it's use. It's therapeutic use was initiated after
the advent of Islam, since, Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) mentioned its therapeutic
efficacy and potential of cure.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah States - "I have heard from Rasool Allah (Pbuh) that
there is cure for every disease in black seeds except death and black seeds are shooneez."
Salim Bin Abdullah narrates with reference to his father Hazrat Abdullah
Bin Omar that Rasool Allah (Pbuh) said, "Let fall these black seeds upon you,
these contain cure for all diseases except death."
The same narration is found in Sanad-e-Ahmed from Hazrat
Aisha (t) and in Ibn-al-Jozi and Trimizi from Abu Huraira. Hazrat
Buraida narrates that Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) stated -
"Shooneez is cure for all ailments except death."
It is stated in the books of seerat that Nabi-e-Akram (Pbuh)
himself used to take these seeds for therapeutic purpose but with the syrup of Honey.
Khalid Bin Saad states that he was travelling with Ghalib Bin Jabr,
when fell ill during the journey. Ibn Abi Ateeq (nephew of Hazrat Aisha)
Came to meet us. On seeing the patient, he took 5 or 7 seeds of Kalonji
and ground it, mixed it in olive oil and dropped in both nostrils, Hazrat Aisha
told us that Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) stated that there was cure in black
seeds for all ailments except sam. I asked him, what was sam? he told "Death".
Ghalib Bin Jabr became healthy with that treatment. Observations of the scholars
of Hadith reveal that shooneez is equally effective for the diseases due to heat
and cold. Zahbi states that kalonji removes the obstruction of any part of the body,
expels the gases and strengthens the stomach. It is Emmenagogue, Lactogogue and
Diuretic. It is an Anti-Helminthic, if taken with vinegar. It is useful in chronic cold.
Inhalation of its smell is useful in common cold. The oil of Kalonji is effective in
Alopecia. Half tea-spoonful, if boiled in water and taken, is helpful in Asthma
and diffuses the toxic effects of Bee and Wasps. Continuous use of kalonji is
effective in mad dog biting. Fumigation of kalonji is useful in respiratory diseases.
It is useful in paralysis, Facial Palsy, Migraine, Amnesia and Palpitation.
It is also an expectorant and antipyretic. It mormalises the secretions of
stomach and pancreas. This phenomenon is very much effective and
significant in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. It expels the kidney
and urinary bladder stones, if taken with the syrup of honey. It is effective
in jaundice also if taken with milk. It's powder if taken with water is effective
in Haemorrhoids. If Kalonji seeds are boiled in vinegar and this solution is applied
on Gums and Teeth, it removes the inflammation of the gums and relieves the pain
also. It is also reported that its fine powder is effective if applied in early stages of
cataract. Kalonji is also used in skin disorders. The oil of the seeds is also effective in earache.
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 might be harmful.
If it is taken with Qust Sheering after breakfast and Dinner,
it is effective in chronic dysentery and Asthma. Qust Sheering
is a good medicine for sexual debility, but if it is taken with
Kalonji seeds and Habburrashad, it becomes more fortified. Modern
upto date trials have proved that Kalonji seeds alone or in combination
with other drugs are highly effective in Diabetes Mellitus, vitiligo and other skin ailments.
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BLACK SEED ( KALONJI OIL )
(The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not
intended as a substitute for advice from your Physician or other health care professional.
These are the forgotten recipes compiled by the author H.K. Bakhru an expert naturopath of India .)
Asthma, Cough & Allergy
For treatment of these diseases the following method is adopted.
Take a cup of warm water, one spoon honey and 2.5ml Kalonji oil.
Mix together and drink in the morning before breakfast. Similarly after dinner in the night.
Treatment for forty days. Avoid cool food stuff.
Diabetes ( sugar )
The treatment of this disease is as follows. Take one cup decoction
(black tea), mix 2,5ml Kalonji oil and drink it in the morning and before
going to bed. Avoid oily food stuff, particularly fried items.
If any other allopathic treatment is going on, continue that treatment.
After 20 days check sugar. If it is normal Allopathic treatment should be
stopped and Kalonji treatment be continued. After forty days,
sweet can be taken to check your sugar level. If it is normal stop the treatment.
Polio and Paralysis
Take one cup of warm water and one spoon honey and 2.5ml,
Kaponji oil and drink this mixture twice daily.
And for children in two-spoon milk add 3 drops of Kalonji oil and use
this mixture three times a day. Treatment may continue for forty days.
Joint-pains and Arthritis
Take one spoon of vinegar, add 2.5ml of Kalonji oil and mix two spoons of
honey, drink twice a day. (In the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner).
Dyspepsia Indigestion, Gases, Stomach Irritation and Stomach Ache
In these cases take 5ml.,one spoon of ginger juice and 2.5ml. Kalonji oil and drink twice a day..
This treatment is also makes the patient slim.
Redness of eyes, cataract, eyes' troubles, eyes weakness and watering etc,.
Treatment: Take one cup of carrots juice mixed with 2.5ml. Kalonji oil and drink twice a day.
(in the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner). Treatment may continue
for forty (40) days. Avoid Pickles, Brinjal, Egg and Fish.
Ladies Diseases (Leucorrhoea, White Discharge, Menses discharge 2 to 4 times a month,
stomach pain, back pain).
Take mint add two glasses of water and boil, then add 2,5ml. Kalonji oil and drink one time in
the morning before breakfast and in the night at the time of going to bed.
Treatment may continue for forty days. Avoid pickle, brinjal, egg and fish.
Revitalizing of the body: Take one cup juice of orange, add 2,5ml. Kalonji oil and drink it.
Laziness and tiredness will be removed.
To increase the memory power. Take 10 gm mint and boil it with water and add 2.5ml.
Kalonji oil and use it twice a day. Treatment for twenty one days.
Renal Coli ( Kidney Pain )
Take 250grams of Kalonji ( Black Seed ) grind it and take one cup of honey, mix together..
Out of this mixture take two spoons of mixture and add half cup water and 2.5ml.
Kalonji oil and use it once a day. Treatment may continue for twenty one days.
Freshness And Handsomeness
Take one spoon of Olive oil, mix together with 2.5ml Kalonji oil and rub it on the face.
After one hour wash with soap and water. Continue this treatment for a week.
Treatment of swelling of vital organ
First wash them with soap and water then dry it. Slightly rub the Kalonji oil on
the swelled part and keep it as it is for the next day morning. Treatment may continue for
In any hot drink, tea, coffee, add 2.5ml of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day.
Also eat two cloves of Garlic daily.
Falling of Hairs Prematurely
Rub lime juice on the head and leave it for fifteen minutes, then wash it with shampoo,
after getting dried rub Kalonji oil all aver the head. Falling of hair will be
controlled within a week. Treatment may continue for one week.
Piles, oozing of blood, constipation
Take 2.5ml.. Kalonji oil mixed with one cup decoction ( Black tea ) twice a day.
Before breakfast and in the night. Avoid hot and spicy items.
Skin Diseases- ( White/ Black Spots )
In one cup of vinegar add 2.5ml. Kalonji oil and apply that on the effected area before
going to sleep and take bath in the morning. Treatment may continue until you get relief.
Round worms and Tape worms in the Stomach
Take half spoon vinegar mixed with 2.5ml. of Kalonji oil and use
it twice a day and eat some coconut pieces. Avoid sugar and sweets.
Cracked Hand and Foot with oozing blood
Take one glass of sweet lime juice and add 2.5ml. Kalonji oil and use this mixture
twice a day ( in the morning before breakfast and in the night before going to sleep ).
Avoid chicken, egg, brinjal. Apply herbal ointment made from kalonji.
Blood Deficiency (Anemia) and Ulcer in the intestine:
Take a bunch of mint mix with water, boil it and make a cup of juice and add 2.5ml.
Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day. ( morning and evening ).
Use yogurt regularly with food. Treatment may continue for 21 days.
Take one cup of milk, add 2.5ml. Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day
morning before breakfast and at night before going to bed. Treatment may
continue for one week. Avoid fatty and sour food and items.
Mix 10gms, of Kalonji oil, 30 gms of Olive oil, 30 gms of Mehendi powder. Heat for a while.
Apply after the paste becomes cool.
Mix little ( pinch ) salt. ½ spoon Kalonji oil with one spoon pure Ghee and apply /
rub on chest and throat. Simultaneously drink mixture of ½ spoon Kalonji oil and
two spoon honey twice a day