Benefits of Kala Jeera
You may ask, what are herbs and how helpful can they be? A herb is a plant that has leaves, flowers or seeds which can be beneficial for food, flavoring, perfume or medicinal. The kala jeera or black cumin can be classified as a herb. Currently modern scientists are evaluating this herb and others as they search for alternatives which can be used in place of synthetic drugs. The kala jeera belongs to the buttercup family and has thin dark seeds which have a crescent shape. Below are some benefits of this herb.
1. Makes natural supplements
A standardized extract from kala jeera is very powerful because it contains high concentrations of active ingredients such as vitamins, folic acid, copper, calcium, iron and many more. For this reason, kala jeera supplements are quite rare and the few available are a bit expensive. This supplement can help with anti-aging, increase heat in the body to foster faster metabolism and is also a great tonic to take even with no specific ailments.
2. Clears digestive system
The kala jeera’s ability to relive digestive disorders is something well known. It helps to relieve indigestion, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, atonic dyspepsia and morning sickness. The seeds are usually boiled and the water drank. It can also make tea and other healthy juices when mixed with other natural herbs.
3. Natural antiseptic
Owing to its antiseptic properties, the kala jeera has been known to relieve and cure common cold symptoms. It also helps with sore throat when mixed with some ginger cuttings. The kala jeera is applied topically to open wounds and boils. The seeds are ground to make a paste which is then applied to the affected area.