Health with KULUNJI



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The Messenger(pbuh) of Allah said,“Black Seed is the cure for all ailments except death.“ (Narrated Burda; Masnad Ahmed)

Black Seed truly is an Amazing Herb! For centuries, the Black Seed herb and oil has been used by millions of people in Asia, Middle East, and Africa to support their health. An aromatic spice, similar looking to sesame seed except black in color, it has been traditionally used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support, and for general overall well-being.

The black seed is not recommended during pregnancy, however during lactation, it is an excellent form of added nutrition for both mother and the growing child while its immune system boosting properties serve as a natural, safe way to build resistance against illness. In addition, as studies have shown, black seed helps increase milk production during breastfeeding.


1. Muscular Pain / Rheumatism
Mildly heat a small amount of black seed mixed with olive oil and then stroke the painful area intensely with preparation.

2. Skin Conditions
Recipe 1 : Internally-Take 1/2 teaspoons blackseed oil 2-3 times a day.
Recipe 2 : For a clear complexion, mix 1/2 teaspoon of black seed oil with a tablespoon of olive oil. Rub the face with this mixture and leave on for one hour. Wash with soap and water.

3. Dizziness and ear infection
Use it as a drop for the ears for “infection”; and drink it in tea and rub under your cheek and at the back of your neck for dizziness.

4. For women and delivery
It is the best thing for helping with the pains of labor. Boil the black seed with honey and drink.

5. For skin diseases
Mix a unit of the black seed oil with a same unit of rose water and 2 units of brown flour. Before you use the mix rub the area with a cloth dipped in vinegar. Lightly apply the mixture to the skin and then expose to the sun every day.

6. Rheumatism
Warm black seed oil and massage the oil into the painful areas. Also, make a drink of boiled black seed and mix with honey, drink before going to sleep; and have a lot of yaqeen (full-faith).

7. High blood pressure
Mix the black seed with hot liquids you may drink, such as coffee, tea, etc; and rub your body with the oil and have yaqeen.

8. Chest pains and colds
Add 1 tablespoon of the black seeds in boiling water and inhale the vapor and cover your head before you sleep.

9. Heart burn
Add a few drops of black seed oil to a hot cup of milk and add one teaspoon of honey. Also, eat a lot of lettuce.

10. Eye pain
Rub the oil around the eyes before you sleep and mix a few drops of the oil with hot drinks.

11. Ulcers
Mix 10 drops of black seed oil with a cup of honey. Eat 1 spoon of this mixture daily, every morning, before you eat or drink anything else. Follow with a glass of milk. Do this for two months.

12. Cancer
Rub the affected area with black seed oil. 3 times a day drink a mixture of a teaspoon of the oil with a glass of carrot juice. Do this for three months.

13. Laziness:
Mix 10 drops of black seed oil with a glass of orange juice when waking up for 10 days. Important, do not sleep after Fajr salat.

14. For memorizing
Boil mint and mix it with honey and 7 drops of black seed oil–drink while warm any time of the day. Also, stop drinking coffee and tea.

15. Diabetes
Mix: 1 cup of black seeds
1 cup of watercress seeds
1/2 cup of pomegranate peel
Grind the mixture into a powder. Take half a spoonful of the mixture together with a teaspoon of black seed oil before breakfast for one month.

16. Ear ache
Soak 1 fresh clove of garlic in 1oz. of black seed oil for 3 days. Drop a few drops of oil directly into the ear and massage some oil behind the ear.

17. Eye Soreness
Remedy 1 : Externally-As eye compress for soreness caused by over-exertion.
Boil 1 tablespoon of black seed in 8 oz. water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Pour through strainer. Soak two cotton pads in the solution. Place pads on eyes for 10 minutes.
Remedy 2: Rub temples with black seed oil before going to sleep.

18. Flatulence
Remedy 1: Internally-Make a tea
Mix equal parts Ground black seed, ground fennel and peppermint. Add 3-7 drops of Black seed oil. Sweeten with honey.
Remedy 2: Externally-Make a compression
Apply a compression soaked with apple vinegar and black seed to the stomach.

19. Hypertension
Strain a teaspoon of finely crushed black seeds into a hot drink and take with two lobes of garlic every morning before breakfast.

20. Insomnia
A teaspoon of black seed and honey or with tea before supper offers relief from insomnia and a restful sleep.

21. Nausea / Vomiting
Mix a teaspoon of ground black seed in boiled mint three times daily.

22. Toothaches
Remedy 1 : Mix ground black seed with olive oil to form a paste and paint the tooth with it.
Remedy 2: Boil 8 oz apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons ground black seeds. Strain. Rinse the mouth with it for several days.
Remedy 3: Rub painful area with 1-2 drops of the oil.

23. Tonsillitis
Boil 10 grams of Kalaunji-Black seeds with half litre of water and filter. Gargle twice a day.


  • Stomach worms: Removes the stomach worms and intestinal worms.
  • Colds: If boiled and applied to the head, it cures cold and rheumatic tendency.
  • Moles: It can be applied to remove the developed moles from the body, cleans the skin and regularizes the menses.
  • Headaches: Its paste cures the headache, breaks the boil.
  • Phlegmatic swelling: If taken with vinegar, it remove’s the phlegmatic swellng.
  • Mosquitoes: Its smoke drives away the mosquitoes and bugs.
  • Fevers: It cures the phlegmic and melancholic fevers. A little of it in a bit of cloth tied round a patient cures his cold and cough and fever of fourth day.
  • Abdominal Ailments: parches the moisture of the belly, cures griping colic, pain of the chest, and cough, nausea and vomiting, dropsy and the disease of the spleen.
  • Phlegmatic Fever: If taken with lemon-juice mixed with sugar or honey, it cures fourth day fever and phlegmic fever.
  • Bladder Stone: If taken with honey, it removes the bladder stone.
  • Leprosy: Its paste with vinegar cures leprosy and the colocynth deadens the intestinal worm.
  • Manly Potency: Its paste with olive oil applied to the penis improves the manly-potency.
  • Mental Disease: Qatada (radhiyallahu anhu) says that twenty one (21 grains of kalaunji should be kept in a bit of cloth, bound up and boiled, first day two drops of the boiled water should be administered into the right nostril and one into the left, second day one into the right and two into left one and one into the left. This treatment is an effective precaution against any mental disease.
  • Contraction of uterus: A decoction of Black Seeds can promote contraction of the uterus after birth and it benefits eruptive skin diseases.
  • Gout: Adding to one’s diet helps GOUT, and it can balance the uric acid in blood.
  • Reduces Swellings: Also helps reduce swellings, and remove scales in ringworm.
  • Gall Stones & Kidney stones: Crushed Black Seeds sweetened with Honey can help dissolve gall stones and kidney stones .
  • Growth of Hair: Ointment of Black Seeds stimulates growth of the beard, and can prevent hair graying.
  • Common Cold: Powdered Black Seeds with oil of Coriander Seeds relieves common cold, opens obstructions and dissolves wind.

In view of the numerous benefits of Black seeds, as well as it being a Sunnah of Rasullullah(pbuh), it would be recommended that , A teaspoon of Black Seed Oil or the seeds be taken daily as a dietary supplement. The oil does not taste nice, but it can be mixed into a glass of orange juice or into yoghurt to camouflage it’s taste. It can also be used for external application. It‘s meritorious benefits far outweighs , what has been mentioned in these pages. Ongoing research continues to highlight more remedies, uses and benefits. Therefore, it would be in the interest of the health seeker.


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