The black seed helps against all types of cold ailments. When ground, blended with honey and drunk with some water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate. When it is heated with vinegar and placed on the stomach it will eliminate worms. It also clears up, decomposes and relieves cold symptoms when it is ground, placed in a rag and inhaled through the nose on a regular basis until the ailment is cured. This seed is good for many things such as diabetes, good for allergies, for arthritis improves kidney function, promotes regulation of blood pressure, promotes detoxification of the liver, promotes digestion & elimination etc. It also supports the metabolic process of the bodily tissues, burning accumulated sludge without overly increasing Pitta/Fiery. It also supports hormonal balance for both men and women. Apart from having medicinal properties, kalonji is a superb spice, used to flavour a variety of traditional dishes, including pickles. Other than being an essential ingredient of the Bengali five-spice mix known as panch phoran, kalonji is also used to temper lentils, greens and other curries. It is generally dry-roasted or tempered in cooking oil before being added to such recipes. We use imported Black Seed and are 100% pure and authenticated. It is sharp, heating, and pungent in flavour.