Black cumin

Black cumin

 Black cumin, (Nigella sativa), also called black seed, black caraway, Roman coriander, kalonji, or fennel flower, annual plant of the ranunculus family (Ranunculaceae), grown for its pungent seeds, which are used as a spice and in herbal medicine.
The black cumin plant is found in southwestern Asia and parts of the Mediterranean and Africa, where it has a long history of use in diverse culinary and medicinal traditions. The seeds have an aroma similar to fennel and have a pungent flavour somewhat similar to nutmeg, though the plant is not related to either. The seeds are commonly roasted and ground as a spice and are widely used in India, the Middle East, and parts of north Africa to season curries, rice, breads, and sweet confections.
Advantages Of Kalonji:-Antioxidants are substances that neutralize harmful free radicals and prevent oxidative damage to cells.Research shows that antioxidants can have a powerful effect on health and disease.Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found throughout your body. While you need some cholesterol, high amounts can build up in your blood and increase your risk of heart disease.Kalonji has been shown to be especially effective at lowering cholesterol.
Kalonji is high in antioxidants, which help neutralize harmful free radicals that may contribute to the development of diseases like cancer.
 

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  •  1.Black cumin is also important in traditional medicine in many places and is an esteemed herbal remedy for a wide variety of ailments.
    2.The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental for its attractive flowers and is closely related to love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), a more common ornamental.
    3.Black cumin plants are hardy annuals that grow from 20 to 60 cm (8 to 24 inches) in height.
    4.The branched stems bear fine, deeply divided leaves, and the plant has a developed taproot.
    5.The pale blue or white flowers have five petals, numerous stamens, and five or six elongated fused carpels .