How To Use Kalonji Seeds For Weight Loss?


Kalonji (Nigella Sativa), also called ‘black cumin’, is a wonderful spice used mostly for adding flavor to various dishes. It comes packed with lots of vital nutrients (proteins, fibers, fatty acids, etc.), vitamins, minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium, etc.), trace elements, enzymes, and so on and hence, offers quite a number of health benefits. Multiple studies have concluded that these small black seeds can also be considered as a great weight loss remedy. Let us talk about why kalonji is effective for losing weight and how it should be used for this purpose:


How To Use Kalonji Seeds For Weight Loss?

Why To Choose Kalonji Seeds For Weight Loss?

Kalonji seeds are known to play a significant role in reducing belly fat. If you start using these seeds as a part of your weight loss treatment, the circumference of your waist will get visibly reduced just within a few weeks. The best thing about kalonji is that it offers natural and faster weight loss solution without any potential side effects. However, here are the reasons behind the effectiveness of kalonji seeds in weight loss:

  • Contains very high amount of dietary fibers, which keep our digestive system healthy, make our metabolism better, lower our blood sugar levels, and eventually facilitate weight loss
  • Contains crystalline nigellone, a carbonyl polymer of thermoquinone, which works as an antioxidant enzyme and prevents fat accumulation in our body
  • The ether extract of kalonji holds mild anorexic property, which helps in curbing appetite and accelerating weight loss

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How To Use Kalonji Seeds For Weight Loss?


Using kalonji as a weight loss treatment is super easy. Here are the simple steps that you need to follow to shed off those extra kilos around your belly:

Things Needed:

  • Kalonji seeds – 3 to 5 mg.
  • Pure, raw organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh lemon – 1
  • Warm Water – 1(1/2) glass

Steps To Follow:

  1. Squeeze out the juice of the lemon into 1 glass of warm water.
  2. Stir well with a spoon.
  3. Drink the concoction in the morning when your stomach is empty. There must be a gap of 30-45 minutes between consumption of this holy potion and your breakfast.
  4. Now, take (1/2) glass of warm water and swallow the kalonji seeds with it.
  5. Finish off the procedure by consuming 1 tablespoon of pure natural honey. However, this is optional and you may skip it.

A Few More Kalonji Recipes For Weight Loss

If you want to try something beyond the traditional recipe of kalonji for weight loss, here are a few for you.

  1. Kalonji Oil And Honey

Things Needed:

  • Kalonji oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Pure raw honey – (1/2) teaspoon

Steps To Follow:

  1. Simply add the honey to the kalonji oil.
  2. Consume it the first thing in the morning.

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2. Kalonji Oil And Orange Juice

Things Needed:

  • Kalonji oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Orange Juice – 1 cup

Steps To Follow:

  1. Squeeze out the juice of a fresh orange into a cup.
  2. Add kalonji oil to it and stir well with a spoon.
  3. Drink the juice mixture in the morning in an empty stomach.

3. Kalonji Oil, Cinnamon And Honey

Things Needed:

  • Kalonji oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Pure organic honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 1 glass

Steps To Follow:

  1. Prepare a mixture by combining cinnamon powder with honey.
  2. Add it to the kalonji oil and blend well with a spoon.
  3. Consume this oil mixture.
  4. Then, drink the glass of water to complete the procedure. Ensure that you do not eat anything up to half an hour.

How To Use Kalonji Seeds For Weight Loss?

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Things To Remember:

  • Kalonji seeds are available in the market in many forms. While the whole kalonji seeds are more common, you can also find kalonji seed oil extract, kalnji seed tea or kalonji seed pills. However, it is believed that the oil extract of kalonji seeds is the most beneficial remedy for weight loss.
  • Be careful about the dosage of kalonji seeds. Do not take more than 3 to 5 mg of seeds or 1 to 3 tablespoons of oil extract a day. Kalonji is known to intensify ‘pitta’ in your body, which might cause imbalance of three ‘doshas’ in our body.
  • Kalonji seeds should not be taken along with any blood sugar medications. If you need to take insulin, devil’s claw, Panax ginseng, etc. on a daily basis, using kalonji for weight loss might result into hypoglycemia and make your blood sugar levels significantly low.

It is better to use kalonji seeds twice every day for losing weight considerably around the belly. However in case of time constraint, you must try to take it in the morning and make sure that your stomach is totally empty. This helps us to enjoy the maximum effects of the seeds.

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