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Did You Know? Nigella Seeds (Kalonji) is the secret ingredient you have been missing?

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Did You Know? Nigella Seeds (Kalonji) is the secret ingredient you have been missing?


Commonly found in any Pakistani pantry, black cumin, aka kalonji, is known for its medicinal properties. In fact, its use can be traced back several centuries as a natural remedy for everything from bronchitis to diarrhea, and it’s benefits have been mentioned in the Quran as well.

With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, the health benefits of kalonji are going to help you boost your immunity. Kalonji is packed with antioxidants that help you fight disease and may even lower your cholesterol and maintain bloog sugar levels.

Disease-causing bacteria are responsible for a long list of dangerous infections, ranging from ear infections to pneumonia. Well, some test-tube studies have found that kalonji may have antibacterial properties and be effective at fighting off certain strains of bacteria.

You may not even realize it, but the powerful little ingredient is also used in cooking quite often.  We find that the best way to incorporate this essential nutrient into our daily routine is by taking a few seeds and squeezing lemon over them, until the seeds are fully dipped. Keep the cup under the sun and let your kalonji seeds dry. It might take two-three days and once they are dried, consume 4-5 seeds with water in the afternoon and evening


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