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Natco Kalwanji (Nigella) Seeds 300g

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Culinary Uses:Nigella is used in India and the Middle East as a spice and condiment and occasionally in Europe as both a pepper substitute and a spice. It is widely used in Indian cuisines, particularly in mildly braised lamb dishes such as korma. It is also added to vegetable and dhal dishes as well as in chutneys. The seeds are sprinkled on to naan bread before baking. Nigella is an ingredient of some garam masalas and is one of the five spices in panch phoran. In the Middle East nigella is added to bread dough. Kalonji aids in proper digestion and eases your bowels. It helps treat indigestion, stomach discomfort, abdominal pain, heartburn, gastric ulcers, and diarrhea. Chehl N, et al. (2009). Anti-inflammatory effects of the Nigella sativa seed extract, thymoquinone, in pancreatic cancer cells.

In either case, people taking medications for diabetes or a thyroid problem who wish to try kalonji should speak with their medical provider first, as it may interfere with the effectiveness of those medications ( 21). Dosing Additionally, while some animal studies have found that kalonji can be safely consumed during pregnancy, one animal study found that the oil could slow down uterine contractions when used in large amounts. A review of 11 studies in 783 participants with obesity or overweight found that kalonji powder and oil reduced body weight by an average of 4.6 pounds (2.1 kg) and waist circumference by 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) over 6–12 weeks, compared with a placebo ( 6).

Collectively, these findings suggest that kalonji may benefit heart health in a variety of ways. Summary

Adding nigella seeds to your diet can help control your blood pressure and prevent heart problems and stroke.

One review of seven studies showed that supplementing with kalonji improved levels of fasting and average blood sugar.

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