Medically reviewed by Dr. Unsa Mohsin.
Kalonji or black seed oil has been used in various traditional systems of medicine for hundreds of years. In Islamic literature, it is considered one of the best forms of healing medicine. It works wonders for digestive problems and skin disorders. There has also been considerable research into its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation, anti-diabetic and anticancer properties. Moreover, Kalonji has also been used in various cultures, particularly in the subcontinent and Middle East, to enhance beauty. The almost magical properties of the Kalonji oil can be a solution to all your self-care needs. It is due to this that some call black seed oil a “cure for everything except death”. In this article, we will explore how you can incorporate Kalonji oil into your life to maximize its benefits:
Kalonji oil can stop hair loss
There are many reasons why your hair could be falling out. Inflammation, flakiness and sensitivity of the scalp are some of the primary reasons for hair fall. Kalonji is great in fighting against these scalp conditions when mixed with a carrier oil. With regular use, you may notice regrowth of hair in the thinning areas.
Here’s the best way to use kalonji oil for your hair: Mix kalonji oil with olive oil. Massage your scalp with the mixture three times a week. Keep it in your hair for up to an hour then wash it.
It fights acne, fine lines and wrinkles
If you have acne or frequent breakouts, kalonji oil is the perfect product for your skin. According to the Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, black seed oil can reduce the incidence of acne after two months of use. It is also great for softening and moisturizing skin. It reduces clogged pores, redness, inflammation and can even help against eczema.
It is also very good for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It has over a hundred vitamins and minerals which revitalize your skin and restore your youthful glow. Due to the vitamin A, fatty acids and amino acids present in this great product, it can also fight dark spots caused by the sun.
For best result, take a few drops of the oil and massage into your face.
Lose weight with Kalonji oil
Research suggests that kalonji oil leads to proper glucose control which reduces cravings and may help you lose weight. Its ant-inflammatory properties also contribute to weight loss. According to a report in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, people who took black seed oil and exercised exhibited better weight-loss results than those who did not take it.
Black seed oil supplements can be taken in their liquid or gel form. A 500 mg dose can be taken twice a day without experiencing side-effects.
We hope this information is helpful for you. Let us know in the comments below how you use kalonji oil and how it has helped you. We look forward to hearing from you!