One of the most important Ayurvedic herbs, Kalonji oil, has been used in Indian medicine for thousands of years. It is important to treating a number of medical conditions, including use as an antiseptic, weight control, blood glucose maintenance and reducing blood pressure.
Kalonji oil is a nutritional powerhouse, containing many medicinal components, micronutrients and minerals. The health benefits are enormous, and due to its superfood status, and medicinal use, it can be used for treatment of a variety of conditions.
Hair growth can be improved by applying kalonji oil to the scalp after shampooing. Allow the hair to dry then apply, use once per day for a period of around 10 – 14 days. You should see some improvements in this time, when necessary repeat the treatment process.
Migraines and Headaches
The oil can be applied gently around the forehead and ears, and gently massaged into the scalp (around ten drops) to help alleviate headaches and migraines. As a tonic to prevent migraines it can also be taken daily in small doses.
Anti-Ageing and Improved Complexion
Kalonji oil can be mixed with apple cider vinegar, honey and olive oil, and applied briefly to the face as a mask prior to going to bed (rinse off before sleeping) and also added to orange juice and drunk twice per day (two to three drops). This can promote youthfulness and wellbeing.
Kalonji oil and ginger mixed together on a teaspoon and eaten can help alleviate stomach cramps, bloating and irritation. It can be given to children when mixed with cows milk and one or two drops of kalonji oil.
Dental Pain and Gum Disease
Have toothaches or gum disease? Gargling kalonji oil will help eradicate gum disease, and rubbing it on the gum near the site of pain will reduce inflammation and be useful as an analgesic.
Taken with apple cider vinegar daily, and or rubbed at the sight of pain and aching can help to relieve discomfort.
It is not recommended to use kalonji oil for prolonged periods of time, however it is best to be prescribed as a treatment by your naturopath, or taken under medical supervision. Be sure to tell your doctor or naturopathic doctor about your use of kalonji oil.