Kalonji oil is one of the alternate names given to the oil of the plant Nigella Sativa, often referred to as Black Seed Oil. Kalonji Oil is a nutritious herbal oil associated with an array of healthy and beauty benefits, including improving respiratory health and immune health.
Why is Using Kalonji Oil Beneficial?
Kalonji oil has been used to promote health for thousands of years. Kalonji seed is a rich source of natural and health promoting phytochemicals, many of which have yet to be elucidated. The distinctive aromatic oil of kalonji consists of over 70% unsaturated fatty acids and less than 30% of saturated fatty acids including phytosterols. The powerful use of kalonji oil is due to two antioxidants found in kalonji, nigellone and thymoquinone. Both the nigellone and thymoquinone in kalonji oil have been researched fir their digestive, respiratory, and immune health properties.
Kalonji Oil has also been studied for heart health, weight loss, and skin health. It is important to always contact your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplements.
History of Human Use of Kalonji Oil
The benefits of kalonji oil have been known to humans for thousands of years, dating back to the time of Ancient Egypt. Kalonji Oil has been found in the tomb of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhanum from over 3,000 years ago. In certain cultures, black seed oil is known as the “seed of blessing”.
The main lasting benefits of Kalonji Oil are:
- Promotes respiratory health*
- Promotes digestive health*
- Promotes healthy immune system*
- Single source of omega 6 & 9*
- 35% more concentrated than raw black cumin seeds*
Kalonjiseed (Nigella sativa) oil is 35% more concentrated than raw Kalonji/black cumin seeds. Kalonji oil is rich in essential fatty acids (EFA’s) particularly Linoleic acid (omega-6) and Oleic acid (Omega-9). It also contains small amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-7. The EFAs are substances that cannot be manufactured by the body, and thus must be consumed through high-EFA foods or supplements. EFAs are essential to good health. Black seed oil functions as an antioxidant and helps modulate the immune system.
Health Logics manufactures our very own Kalonji Oil, under the name Black Seed Oil, products in the form of liquid and soft gels. The Kalonji black seed oil soft gels are made from only pure, virgin black cumin seed oil (Nigella Sativa), extracted fresh by the traditional mechanical “cold-pressed” method, without the use of chemical solvents, or heat. Our black seed oil is cold pressed and hexane free. It is a non-GMO and gluten free product.
Here are links to our Black Cumin Seed Oil products: