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Monday, February 2, 2015

The Amazing Benefits of Kalonji

Have you ever heard of Kalonji?  I hadn't until just recently when I was able to try out a container of Organic Raw Black Kalonji by Jiva.

I did a little research and found out that not only is it good for you, but Kalonji is used medicinally in many cultures. 

http://www.kalonjidirect.co.uk/blackseed.asp has listed some of the amazing benefits of Kalonji.   

"Kalonji is rich in nutritional values. 

Studies begun just over a decade ago suggest that if used on an ongoing basis, black seed can play an important role to enhance human immunity, particularly in immunocompromise patients.

It has anti-histamine properties that are beneficial to those who suffer from bronchial asthma and other allergic diseases. 

Kalonji has potential anti-tumor principles. 

The oil proved to be more effective against many strains of bacteria, including those known to be highly resistant to drugs. 

As early as 1960, Professor El-Dakhakny reported that black seed oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and that it could be useful for relieving the effects of arthritis. 

A study by Agarwhal (1979) showed that black seed oil increases the milk output of breastfeeding mothers. 
A literature search by the University of Potchefstroom (1989), including biological abstracts, revealed that black seed's capacity to increase the milk flow of nursing mothers could be attributed to a combination of lipid portion and hormonal structures found in the black seed"

Not only is it healthy, but it tastes good.  It has a very light toasted onion flavor.  It's very mild and a great addition to foods.  I love the delicate taste these amazing little seeds give.  I've even found myself just pinching out of the container and eating a few.  

To see the Roasted Butternut Squash and Kalonji Paratha recipe, click HERE

**I received this in exchange for my review.**

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