BOTANICAL NAME: Nigella sativa
ENGLISH NAME: Small fennel, Black onion seeds
HABITAT: N. sativa grows to 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in) tall.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: Leaves are finely divided, linear (but not thread-like) . The flowers are delicate, and usually colored pale blue and white, with five to ten petals. The fruit is a large and inflated capsule composed of three to seven united follicles, each containing numerous seeds which are used as spice
|Katu, Tikta,||Laghu, Rūkşa,||Usna||Katu||Kaphavataśāmaka.|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Hot||Pungent||Pacifying kapha and vata|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS:
Nigellin, Cymine, Carvone, Niggellone.
- Asthma- Its seeds are used to treat asthma.
- Hair growth– Its seed powder with carrot juice made into paste apply it over scalp.
- Cholesterol- Kalounji oil is helpful in maintaining cholesterol level.
Deepana Improves digestion , Durgandhahar Relives bad odor, Vatahara Balances vata dosha, Medhya Brain tonic.
USEFUL PART: Seed, Seed oil
DOSAGE: Powder-1-3 gm
Kalonji oil-3-5 ml