KALONJI - MIRACULOUS CURE FOR MANY DISEASES

SAIM KHAN
July 20 - 26, 2009

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 ( Kalonji)."

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".

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.

WHAT IS KALONJI?

Kalonji refers to small black seeds grown on Kalonji bushes. It is classified in Renunculceae family. Its stem is erected and branched. Its leaves are light green. On these leaves, there are long downy hairs. Its flowers are blue and white coloured and are in the shape of stars. On the top of calyx, every branch bears one flower. The fruit of it is in the shape of half type (round) container in which small rough black granules are available. Seeds are triangular, black in colour and possess a severe pungent smell, contain a considerable amount of oil.

These seeds are called Kalonji in Urdu, black cumin in English, shoneez in Persian, and Habatul Sauda in Arabic.

The seeds of Kalonji contain phosphorus, iron, carbohydrate, and carotene (yellowish substance) in abundance. It converts into vitamin 'A' after being inserted into the liver. Kalonji oil contains special type of fat ingredients, Linolatic acid 60% and nearly 21% Lipase. It has capacity to keep the body cool in hot temperature. Mostly its seeds are used as medicine. Its seeds contain special substance Saponin Volatile oil and Nigelline a bitter tasting substance.

Kalonji is also used for flavoring and added to a variety of traditional foods. An herbal remedy has been touted as the magic bullet for a variety of ailments.

Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) also mentioned its therapeutic efficacy and potential of cure.

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 teaspoonful, 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 normalizes 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. Its 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. Modern trials have proved that Kalonji seeds alone or in combination with other drugs are highly effective in vitiligo and other skin ailments.

Above all, it contains so many compounds, which are useful in digestive system. It cures urinal diseases. It increases the resisting power of the body and has special strength in curing all types of diseases.

Chemical Composition - Its 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.

Kalojni seeds are also known as black onion seeds, black cumin seeds, black seeds, and nigella seeds.

AILMENTS AND THEIR REMEDIES

- ASTHMA, COUGH, ALLERGY: Take a cup of warm water, one spoon honey, and half-teaspoon Kalonji oil. Mix and drink in the morning before the breakfast and after dinner in the night treatment for 40 days. Avoid cool foodstuff.

- DIABETICS: Take one-cup decoction (black tea) mix half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and drink it in the morning and before going to bed. Avoid oily foodstuff, particularly fried items. If any other allopathic treatment is going on, continue that treatment. After 20 days check sugar, if it is normal allopathic treatment should be stopped and continue Kalonji treatment. After forty days, sweet can be taken to check your sugar level. If it is normal, stop the treatment.

- HEART ATTACK: In a cup of goat milk add half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day. Avoid all fatty food items. Continue treatment for ten days. After ten days use daily once.

- POLIO AND PARALYSIS (LAQWA): Take one cup of warm water. Add one spoon of honey and half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice daily. And, for children in two spoons milk add 3 drops of Kalonji oil and use this mixture three times a day. Treatment may continue for forty days.

- JOINT-PAINS AND ARTHRITIS: Take one spoon of vinegar and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and mix two spoons honey, use twice a day (in the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner)

- DYSPEPSIA INDIGESTION, GASES, STOMACH IRRITATION, AND STOMACH ACHE: One spoon of ginger juice add half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and drink twice a day. This treatment is also useful for removing obesity. This medicine makes the patient slim.

- OPHTHALMIC DISEASE: Redness of eyes, cataract, eye's trouble, eye weakness and watering, etc. treatment - take one cup of carrots juice mixed with half tea spoon Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (in the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner). Treatment may continue for 40 days. Avoid pickle, brinjal, egg, and fish.

- FEMALE AILMENTS

(LEUCORRHOEA, WHITE DISCHARGE, MENSES DISCHARGES 2 TO 4 TIMES A MONTH, STOMACH PAIN, BACK PAIN): Take mint (pudina leaves) add two glasses of water and boil, then add half tea spoon Kalonji oil and drink one time in the morning before the breakfast and in the night at the time of going to bed. Treatment may continue for 40 days. Avoid pickle, brinjal, egg, and fish.

(STOPPAGE OF MENSES FOR LONG TERM, STOMACH PAIN): Take one-cup warm water add half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and two spoons honey and drink one time in the morning before breakfast and in the night after dinner. Treatment may continue for one month. Avoid potato and brinjal.

- MALE AILMENT (NIGHTFALL): Take one cup apple juice and add half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and use this twice a day in the morning before the breakfast and in the night after dinner. Daily four drops of Kalonji oil should be rubbed on the head. Treatment may continue for 20 days. Avoid hot or spicy eatable items.

- CANCER: (INTESTINE CANCER, BLOOD CANCER, THROAT CANCER, ETC.): Take one glass grape juice add half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and use thrice a day once in the morning before the breakfast, after lunch and after dinner. Take 1kg barley and 2kg wheat flour mix together, make bread (roti) or daliya of harira and give to the patient.

Treatment may continue for 40 days. Avoid potatoes, arvee, brinjal, and ambada vegetable.

- POISONOUS VIRUS: Take one glass warm water, add one spoon date (Khajur) powder, half tea spoon Kalonji Oil and two spoons honey, mix together and use thrice a day. Treatment may continue for forty days. Avoid potato, brinjal grams, pulses (Chana ki dal & Masoor ki dal)

- LAZINESS AND TIREDNESS: Take juice of orange (Malta) add half teaspoon Kalonji Oil and use it. Laziness and tiredness will be removed.

- MEMORY POWER: To increase the memory power take 10 gm mint (pudina leaves) and boil it with the water and add half tea spoon Kalonji oil and use it twice a day. Treatment is for twenty- one days.

- RENAL COLI (KIDNEY PAIN): Take 250 gm Kalonji, grind it and take one cup of honey, mix together. Out of this mixture take two spoons of mixture and add half-cup water and half teaspoon Kalonji oil and use it once a day. Treatment may continue for twenty-one days.

- NAUSEA OR VOMITING: Take one spoon caration powder and half teaspoon Kalonji oil and boil it.

For freshness and handsomeness, take one spoon of olive oil, mix together with half teaspoon Kalonji oil and rub it on the face. After one hour, wash it with soap water. Treatment may continue for one week.

- GENERAL WEAKNESS: Take half teaspoon Kalonji oil and add one spoon honey. Mix and use it once a day. General weakness and other diseases will be removed.

- TREATMENT OF SWELLING ON VITAL ORGAN: On swelling below thigh and pulse, first wash it with soap water and dry. Rub the Kalonji oil on the swelling part and keep it as it is for the next day morning. Treatment may continue for three days.

- LEPROSY: Take apple juice and Kalonji oil. First rub apple juice and then Kalonji oil one by one on the affected part.

- TUMOUR: Rub the Kalonji oil on the affected part and drink half teaspoon of Kalonji oil once. Treatment may continue for fifteen days.

- HEADACHE: Rub the Kalonji oil on the forehead and near ears and also drink half teaspoon Kalonji oil twice a day.

- CHEST IRRITATION AND STOMACH TROUBLE: Take half teaspoon of Kalonji oil mix with a cup of milk and use this mixture twice daily. Treatment may continue for three days.

- HICCUPS: Take one big spoon cream (Malai) mix with two drops of Kalonji oil and drink in the morning and in the night. Treatment may continue for seven days.

- BLOOD PRESSURE: In any hot drink tea/coffee and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day also eat two cloves of garlic daily.

- PREMATURE HAIR FALLING: Rub limejuice on the head and leave it for fifteen minutes, then wash it with shampoo, after getting dried rub Kalonji oil all over the head. Falling of hairs will be controlled within a week. Treatment may continue for one week.

- BRAIN FEVER: Allow the vapours of Kalonji oil to enter the body through breath. Take one lemon juice and half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and use for 3 days twice a day and from fourth day, half teaspoon Kalonji oil in one cup of decoction twice a day.

- INFECTION IN THE KIDNEY: Take half teaspoon of Kalonji oil, add 2 gm akar khara powder, and mix one spoon honey with one cup of water and drink. This treatment is also useful for chronic cough (purani khansi). Treatment may continue for 21 days.

- STOMACH ACHE OF THE CHILDREN: Take two drops of Kalonji oil mix it with mother's milk or cow milk and give to the child. Kalonji oil also should be rubbed on the ribs.

- PILES, FLOW OF BLOOD, CONSTIPATION: Take half teaspoon of Kalonji oil, mix with one-cup decoction, and drink the mixture twice a day (one in morning before the breakfast and in the night). Avoid hot and spicy items.

- SKIN DISEASES - (WHITE/BLACK SPOTS): In one cup of vinegar add half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and apply that on the affected area before going to sleep and take bath in the morning. Treatment may continue until you get relief.

- FEVER: Take half-cup water and add half lemon juice mixed with half spoon Kalonji oil and use it twice a day. Treatment may continue until you get relief. Avoid use of rice.

- ROUND WORMS AND TAPE WORMS IN THE STOMACH: Take half spoon vinegar mixed with half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and use it twice a day and eat some coconut pieces. Avoid sugar preparation.

- STONE IN KIDNEY, BLADDER, OR UTERUS: Take one cup of warm water and add two spoon of honey mixed with half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and use that twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and once in the night after dinner). Avoid tomatoes, spinach (palak), lemon, diet, curry leaves (kariyapak).

- EPILEPSY: Take on cup of warm water and add two spoons of honey, mix them and add half- teaspoon Kalonji oil and use it twice a day. During this treatment, cold food should not be taken. Avoid guava, banana, and fig for three years.

- EAR DISEASES, EAR ACHE, FLOW OF PUS, LOW HEARING: Heat the Kalonji and let it cool and drop two drops of cooled Kalonji oil in the ear.

- CRACK HAND AND FOOT WITH BLOOD FLOW: Take one glass of sweet lime (mousambi) juice and add half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (in the morning before breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Avoid chicken, egg, brinjal and use the herbal ointment made from Kalonji.

- FACIAL PROBLEM, PIMPLES, RED GRANULES AND ANY TYPE OF SPOTS: Take one-cup orange mousambi (sweet lime) juice or pineapple juice and add half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Also use Kalonji pimple cream for application. Treatment may continue for four weeks. Avoid hot eatable items.

- DENTAL DISEASES - FALL OF TEETH PREMATURELY, WEAKNESS OF THE TEETH, FLOW OF BLOOD FROM THE TEETH, BAD SMELL OF THE MOUTH, SWELLING ON GUMS: Take one cup of curd and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and second time after dinner). Also, use Kalonji herbal tooth powder.

- TOOTH PAIN AND SWELLING OF GUMS: Take one spoon vinegar and add half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and apply on affected area for 2 or 3 minutes and rinse the mouth. Repeat this process twice a day. Treatment may continue for one week.

- BLOOD DEFICIENCY (ANAEMIA) AND ULCER IN THE INTESTINE: Take a branch of mint (pudina leaves) mixed with water, boil it and make a cup of juice and add half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning and second time in the evening). Use curd always with food. Treatment may continue for 21 days.

- JAUNDICE: Take a one-cup of milk and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning and once after the dinner). Treatment may continue for one week. Avoid fatty and soar eatable items.

- SWELLING OF THROAT, LUNGS PROBLEMS: Take one cup of warm water and add two-tea spoon honey and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for 10 days. Avoid ice cream, ice water, coconut, lemon, orange, and mousambi.

- COUGH: Take one cup of warm water add two spoons of honey mixed with half tea spoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for two weeks. Avoid cold items.

- CHRONIC COUGH: Mix 10 gms of Akal Kara, 200 gms honey, and 100 gms Kalonji oil together. Take the mixture one spoon thrice a day. Refrain from ice cream, refrigerated water, and custard apple. Treatment is for 40 days.

- SEVERE COLD: Take half-cup water and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and quarter spoon of olive oil and mix together and filter. Put two drops of filter mixture into the mouth. This method is best for old cold. Continue this process twice a day.

- HEART PROBLEMS, SWELLING ON BREATHING VEINS (BLOCKAGE OF HEART VALVES, BREATHING PROBLEM, COLD SWEATING, PRESSURE ON HEART): Take one cup of goat milk and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for 21 days. Avoid fatty items.

- MATERNITY (THE POST-CHILD BEARING MENTAL WEAKNESS, TIREDNESS, RELATED DISORDERS): Take one cup of cucumber juice and half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for 40 days.

- INDIGESTION: Mix two spoon of ginger, half spoon of Kalonji oil and one spoon of sugar and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for 10 days. Avoid gas-creating foods.

- BURNING MICTURIATION: Take one-cup sweet lime (mosambi) juice and half teaspoon of Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for 10 days. Avoid hot stuff items, spicy and soar food items.

- WORMS IN THE STOMACH: Mix one spoon of vinegar with half-teaspoon Kalonji oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for 10 days. Avoid sweets.

- TO KEEP THE FACE AND SKIN SMOOTH: Take two big spoon of honey and half spoon of Kalonji oil and half spoon of olive oil and mix together. Use this process twice a day (once in the morning and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for 40 days.

- ANY TYPE OF SWELLING: Heat Kalonji oil and apply on affected area. Consume half teaspoon of Kalonji oil twice a day.

- SNAKEBITES: Eat two pieces of fig and take half spoon of Kalonji Oil and mix with two spoons of honey and drink, with this mixture you will be protected from snakebites. Don't allow the patient to sleep for four hours. Use this mixture for seven days.

- BURNS: 30 gms of olive oil and 5 gms of Kalonji oil, 15 gms of calamus (bunch) and 80 gms of mehendi leaves. Mix and apply on affected parts.

- OBESITY: Half teaspoon of Kalonji oil, two spoon of honey mixed in warm water and take twice a day. Avoid taking rice.

- DANDRUFF: Mix 10 gms of Kalonji oil, 30 gms of olive oil, 30 gms of mehendi powder. Heat for a while and apply after the paste becomes cool.

- SNORTING: After dinner take half teaspoon of Kalonji oil with one spoon honey, you will get sound sleep.

- FOR INCREASING MOTHER'S MILK: Drink one-cup milk with two drops of Kalonji oil in the morning before breakfast and before going to bed.