Blackseed Oil – Kalonji
Posted by: Sohail Ahmed Shaikh on: June 18, 2008
The plants of Kalonji are found throughout India in the form of bushes. The height of the plant is approximately half a meter. It possesses blue flowers. It is originated from Turkey and Italy. Later on, it was brought to Asia by physicians and cultivated in India. Now a days, it is cultivated throughout India, 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.
‘Use the black seed for indeed, it is a
The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) told us about this effective medicine which can cure all disease, (God Willing). remedy for all disease except death’ He was always truthful and his revelations are not due to caprice, but revealed to him by Allah (SWT). ’ Sahih Bukhari 7:591
BACK-ACHE & OTHER MUSCLE PAINS
Mildly heat some Black Seed Oil and then stroke the affected area intensely with the oil, together with a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil to be drunk three times daily. Healing expected within a few weeks, Insha ‘Allah.
Rub the forehead and the sides of the face near the ears with Virgin Black Seed Oil then bandage the forehead. Also take a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil, before breakfast.
Mix any drink with a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil and also take two lobes of garlic every morning with breakfast. Rub the whole body with Black Seed Oil and expose to sun rays for half an hour once every three days.
NERVOUS TENSION / STRESS
A teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil with a cup of tea or coffee helps to cool you down and eliminate symptoms of tension.
Drink a cup of milk with a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil three times daily for five days. This should help cure the problem, Insha ‘Allah.
Mix a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil with a cup of yogurt. Drink the mixture twice a day for three days.
COUGH & ASTHMA
Rub the chest with Black Seed Oil, drink a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil morning, noon, & night, and inhale the vapour of Black Seed Oil mixed into hot water.
Mix a cup of water cress seeds with a cup of Whole Black Seed, half a cup of pomegranate peel, and half a cup of Fumitory. Grind the mixture to powder. Take half a teaspoon of the mixture together with a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil daily before breakfast for one month.
Drink Virgin Black Seed Oil regularly with any hot drink. This dissolves fats and dilates veins and arteries.
GALL & KIDNEY STONES
Grind 250 g of Whole Black Seeds thoroughly and mix with 250g of Pure Honey. Take two tablespoons of this mixture in half a cup of hot water. This mixture is to be taken daily before breakfast together with a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil.
Mix 200g of ground Black Seeds with Olive Oil. 50 ml of Virgin Black Seed Oil & 50 ml of Olive Oil + 200g of pure Honey. Mix thorough-ly and take a teaspoon after every meal. This will restore vitality, Insha ’Allah.
Inhale the vapour of Virgin Black Seed Oil and drink two teaspoons (10ml) of Black Seed Oil with Lemon Juice in the morning and evening.
VITILIGO & LEPROSY
Rub the affected area with Apple Vinegar and then with Virgin Black Seed Oil for fifteen days.
LOSS OF HAIR
Stroke the scalp thoroughly with Lemon and leave for about fifteen minutes. Shampoo, wash and dry hair thoroughly. Then apply Virgin Black Seed Oil to the scalp & drink a teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil mixed with Tea or Coffee.
INFLAMMATION OF THIGHS AND GROIN
Wash the inflamed region thoroughly with soap and water. Dry and rub with Virgin Black Seed Oil in the evening and leave until the next morning.
FOR HEALTHY SKIN
Mix equally, Virgin Black Seed Oil with Olive oil. Rub the face with this mixture and leave it for one hour. Wash with soap and water.
1-2 teaspoons (5-10ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil mixed with Orange Juice in the morning makes you active all through the day.
A teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil with 100 mg of boiled mint.
A teaspoon (5ml) of Virgin Black Seed Oil mixed in a hot drink after supper gives you a quiet sleep all through the night. Insha ‘Allah