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. In India, dry roasted kalonji is used for flavouring curries, dal, stir-fried vegetables, and even savouries such as samosa, papdis and kachoriamong others. Flavour and aroma aside, the tiny black seed comes with a whole lot of health benefits. It’s loaded with trace elements, vitamins, crystalline nigellone, amino acids, saponin, crude fiber, proteins and fatty acids like linolenic and oleic acids, volatile oils, alkaloids, iron, sodium, potassium and calcium. It keeps your heart healthy, addresses breathing problem, lubricates your joints, and is known to have anti-carcinogenic properties.

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Clinical Overview


There is limited evidence to support Kalonji's use in the management of metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, and opioid dependence


Doses of 100 mg of N. sativa extract, 5 mL of oil, and 1.5 to 3 g of powder daily over periods of up to 3 months have been used in metabolic syndrome.


Information regarding safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation is lacking. Kalonji is reputedly an emmenagogue and a natural remedy for delayed menses; avoid during pregnancy. The seed has also been used traditionally as a lactogogue.