Kalonji Oil Benefits and Uses

You will be astounded by the medicinal and protective powers of this remarkable oil

A remarkable oil with a rare nutrient capable of healing the deadliest diseases

Few known natural medicines can tackle so many health concerns

A remarkable medicinal oil with the power to target many diseases

Kalonji seed oil is the primary natural source of an extraordinary curative phytochemical. Thymoquinone (TQ) is the phenomenal medicinal compound found in cold-pressed kalonji oil1. Its wide-ranging impact on health includes stopping the spread of cancer, and killing bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The oil also performs many of the anti-inflammatory functions for which steroids have been conventionally used, but without side effects2. Other ingredients in kalonji oil contribute to its effectiveness in the treatment of:

  • Cancer: breast, prostate, pancreatic, liver, lung, colorectal

  • Infections: bacterial, fungal, viral

  • Metabolic syndrome: blood sugar, blood pressure, obesity, cholesterol

  • Lung: eczema, asthma, allergies, COPD

  • Gastrointestinal: cramping, bloating, ulcers, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Liver: fatty liver disease

  • Kidney: kidney stones, chronic kidney disease

  • Pain: joint, muscle, arthritis, RA

  • Skin and hair: acne, dandruff, hair loss

Kaizer Kalonji Oil acts as a shield as well as sword.

The disruptive cancer curative you’ve been looking for

Cancer-killing kalonji oil compliments chemotherapy treatment and can selectively destroy or inhibit cancer cells in patients with:

  • Breast cancer3
  • Prostate cancer4
  • Pancreatic cancer5
  • Liver cancer6
  • Lung cancer7
  • Colorectal cancer8,9

Thymoquinone (TQ) in kalonji oil is anti-carcinogenic and anti-tumour. It has demonstrated effectiveness in treating aggressive cancers. The oil has been shown to kill off hormone-dependant and hormone-independent cancer cells. Thymoquinone is anti-proliferative, cytotoxic, anti-mutagenic, and anti-metastatic. It is thought that the oil’s ability to impact immunity and suppress inflammation are the reasons for its anti-cancer properties.10

Natural compounds are at the forefront of cancer research because medications used to treat cancer can stop working11 Kalonji oil can supplement chemotherapy treatment and reduce side-effects such as liver toxicity.12 If you or someone you know has one of the cancers mentioned above, seriously consider adding kalonji oil to the cancer regimen.

Natural relief from asthma, allergies, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis

Kalonji oil is effective in the improvement of lung function in a variety of diseases. Treatment with kalonji oil over one to three months can significantly prevent and improve asthma symptoms and pulmonary function. It reduces lung inflammation and frequency of symptoms.13,14 Another effect of kalonji oil is lowering tension in the pulmonary arterial muscles.15 Seasonal respiratory allergies and COPD (e.g., emphysema and chronic bronchitis) patients benefit from these airway widening effects.16

Nature’s powerful and broad-spectrum antibiotic

Daily consumption of kalonji oil is associated with reduced frequency and intensity of seasonal and recurring infections. Kalonji oil has been demonstrated to be an effective antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-parasite. Results show it works against all these microorganisms:

  • Staphylococcus auras
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
  • Candida albicans
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Shigella flexneri
  • Salmonella
  • Trichophyton
  • Epidermophyton floccosum
  • Microsporum canis
  • Aspergillus parasiticus
  • Schistosoma mansoni
  • Hepatitis C
  • Malaria

The thymoquinone in kalonji oil shifts the body’s inflammatory response from bad to good, which speeds up healing.17 Kalonji oil works in combination with standard antibiotics and strengthens their effectiveness 4-fold!18 Kalonji oil slows the ability of viruses to replicate and grow as in the case of pneumonia and SARS-CoV-2.19

An important ally in addressing stomach disorders

Quality of life deteriorates rapidly for sufferers of ulcers, gastric acidity, cramps, and serious immune-inflammatory diseases of the gut such as colitis and inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS).

Kalonji oil reduces the acidity in the gut. In the intestine, it acts to lower the secretion of histamine, which can contribute to immune-inflammatory response.20

Kalonji oil is also perfect for daily use against food borne diseases. It is well tolerated and can be used to both prevent and treat seasonal infections. Kalonji oil has powerful antimicrobial properties for destroying microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. Its regular use is therapeutic for the health of your gut.

Kalonji oil corrects 7 factors linked to metabolic syndrome

Do you know any supplement that can improve your glycaemic control, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body weight?21 Kalonji oil is an astonishing supplement, which can lower your risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease by improving:

  • Insulin levels
  • Insulin resistance22
  • Fasting blood sugar
  • Cholesterol profile23
  • Total cholesterol24
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index

Kalonji oil widens the blood vessels, i.e., it is vasodilatory. This makes it an effective blood pressure lowering agent for people with metabolic syndrome.25 The calcium channel blocking activity and diuretic activity of this oil are believed to be the reason for this medicinal property.26

Slow down or halt and reverse the progression of metabolic syndrome. Give yourself the gift of improved life quality, vitality, health, and longevity with a 1-3 tsp/day, 12-week kalonji oil regimen.27

Prevents permanent liver disease by scavenging free radicals

Oxidative stress is the cause behind most forms of liver disease. The inability of the body to detoxify sufficiently can lead to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, failure. Given liver’s central role in removing toxins from the body, it is vital for you to keep this important organ healthy. One way to protect the liver from injury is to step up your antioxidant defences.28,29 Kalonji oil provides powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection for the liver. The high concentration of the plant compound thymoquinone gives kalonji oil the capacity to neutralise free radicals and reduce the chance of oxidative damage to your liver cells.30

Treat kidney stones and prevent renal injury

Kalonji oil is a preventative supplement for anyone prone to recurring kidney stones. They can be extremely painful to pass through the urinary tract. In acute cases, these stones can obstruct urinary flow and lead to infection, urethra damage, and chronic kidney disease (CVD).

The incredibly powerful anti-oxidative power of thymoquinone works with other
phytochemicals in kalonji oil to break up the calcium deposits in kidneys.29 Patients with advanced CVD have seen significant improvement by supplementing with kalonji oil.31

The healthier alternative for chronic pain and swelling

Unlike steroids and common anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), kalonji oil reduces joint inflammation and swelling without known side effects. Kaizer Kalonji Oil can help patients manage rheumatoid arthritis (RA)32,33 and combat chronic inflammation of various kinds.34

The ultimate fix for many skin-related problems and infections

Kalonji oil has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of skin conditions involving
inflammation and infection.35 Fungal skin infections are socially embarrassing and hard to treat without the use of powerful antifungals and antibiotics that come with their own set of
powerful side effects.

Kalonji oil’s is naturally antifungal and can kill off a wide range of human pathogenic fungal
strains without the side-effects. Use Kaizer cold-pressed kalonji oil for:

  • Acne
  • Dandruff
  • Ringworm and diaper rash
  • Unwanted skin pigmentation
  • Psoriasis
  • Staphylococcal skin infections36

Creative ideas for preparing food with kalonji oil

Kalonji oil comes from the seeds of a plant related to the buttercup family. It is also known as nigella sativa, black cumin, and black seed oil. This medicinal oil is also a culinary oil with a flavour that stands out in a wide variety of dishes. Served cold, the oil brings out a fresh caraway and lemon aroma in salads and hummus. Kalonji oil is often used in the making of pickles as well.

Heated, the oil mellows to a deep nutty flavour that enhances vegetables, lentils, and legumes. Drizzle the oil on flatbread and toast for a popular accompaniment to a meal. A staple of Kashmiri curry dishes, Kalonji oil is also very popular in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine, where it flavours meat, rice, and couscous.

A word of caution

Kalonji oil is powerfully medicinal. Talk to your doctor if you are on medication or pregnant.

Suggested use

Dose: This amazingly medicinal oil has benefits so numerous that one should consider taking 1/2 to 1 tsp of Kalonji oil 1-3 times a day.
Temperature: Use cold or drizzle on prepared food. The smoke point is 180°C.
Shelf life: Best used within 6 months of opening. Unopened, best kept for 24 months.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.

The science behind kalonji oil for your health

1 Mohannad Khader and Peter M Eckl, Thymoquinone: an emerging natural drug with a wide range of medical applications, Iran Journal of Basic Medical Science. 2014, Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387230/

2 Ahmad M Eid, Nagib A Elmarzugi, Laila M Abu Ayyash, Maher N. Sawafta, and Hadeel I Danna, A Review on the Cosmeceutical and External Applications of Nigella Sativa, Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2017, Nov. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5735686/

3 El-Shjaimaa A Arafa, et al. Thymoquinone up-regulates PTEN expression and induces apoptosis in doxorubicin-resistant human breast cancer cells. Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis. 2011, Jan. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0027510710002812

4 Thymoquinone-induced oxidative stress targets highly aggressive prostate cancers, researchers find, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Science Daily. 2010, June. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100601162256.htm

5 Farzaneh Shakeri, Zahra Gholamnezhad, Bruno Megarbane, Ramin Rezaeee, and Mohmmad Hosein Boskabady, Gastrointestinal Effects of Nigella Sativa and Its Main Constituent, Thymoquinone: a Review, Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884214/

6 Afreen Usmani, Anuradha Mishra, Md Arshad, and Asif Jafri, Development and Evaluation of Doxorubicin Self Nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery System with Nigella Sativa Oil Against Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma. 2019, Mar. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21691401.2019.15817917

7 Ebtesam Saad Al-Sheddi et al,  Cytotoxicity of Nigella Sativa Seed Oil and Extract Against Human Lung Cancer Cell Line, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2014, Jan. http://koreascience.or.kr/article/JAKO201417638007739

8 Elsayed I Salim and Shoji Fukushima, Chemo Preventive Potential of Volatile Oil from Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.) Seeds Against Rat Colon Carcinogenesis, Nutrition and Cancer. 2003. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12881014

9 Hala Gali-Muhtasib et al, Thymoquinone Extracted from Black Seed Triggers Apoptotic Cell Death in Human Colorectal Cancer Cells Via a p53-Dependent Mechanism, International Journal of Oncology. 2004 Oct. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15375533/

10 Amin F Majdalawieh and Muneera W Fayyad, Recent Advances on the Anti-Cancer Properties of Nigella Sativa, A Widely Used Food Additive, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 2016, Jul-Sep. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5052360/

11 American Cancer Society, If Cancer Treatments Stop Working, Cancer.org. https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/planning-managing/if-cancer-treatments-stop-working.html

12 Black Seed Oil: Applications in Chemotherapy Treated Cancers and Side-Effects, Addon Life. https://addon.life/2020/11/23/black-seed-chemo-side-effect/

13 Abdulrahaman Koshak et al, Nigella sativa Supplementation Improves Asthma Control and Biomarkers: A Randomized, Double‐Blind, Placebo‐Controlled Trial, Phytotherapy Research. 2017, Jan. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28093815/

14 Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, H Javan, M Sajady, and H Rakhshandeh, The Possible Prophylactic Effect of Nigella Sativa Seed Extract in Asthmatic Patients, Fundamental Clinical Pharmacology. 2007, Oct. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17868210

15 Rana Keyhanmanesh, Zahra Gholamnezhad, and Mohammad Hossien Baskabady, The Relaxant Effect of Nigella Sativa on Smooth Muscles, Its Possible Mechanisms and Clinical Applications, Iran Journal of Basic Medical Science. 2014, Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387229/

16 Saeideh Saadat, Mohammad Reza Aslani, Vahideh Ghorani, Rana Keyhanmanesh, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, The Effects of Nigella Sativa on Respiratory, Allergic and Immunologic Disorders, Evidence From Experimental and Clinical Studies, a Comprehensive and Updated Review, Phytotherapy Research. 2021, Jan. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.7003

17 Fatemeh Forouzanfar, Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz, and Hoseein Hosseinzadeh, Black cumin (Nigella sativa) and its constituent (thymoquinone): a review on antimicrobial effects, Iran Journal of Basic Medical Science. 2014, Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387228/

18 Sameer N Goyal et al, Therapeutic Potential and Pharmaceutical Development of Thymoquinone: A Multitargeted Molecule of Natural Origin, Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2017, Sept. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2017.00656/full

19 Kaneez Fatima Shad, Wissam Soubra, and Dennis John Cordato, The role of thymoquinone, a major constituent of Nigella sativa, in the treatment of inflammatory and infectious diseases, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 2021, July. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1440-1681.13553

20 M El-Dakhakhny, M Barakat, M Avd El-Halim, and S M Ally, Effects of Nigella Sativa Oil on Gastric Secretion and Ethanol Induced Ulcer in Rats, Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2000, Sept. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S037887410000235X

21 Saaid Hadi et al, Effect of Nigella Sativa Oil extract on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes: a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial, Phytotherapy Research. 2021, July. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34142392/

22 Reza Daryabeygi-Khotbehsara, Mahdieh Golzarand, Mohammad Payam Ghaffari, and Kurosh Djafarian, Nigella Sativa Improves Glucose Homeostasis and Serum Lipids in Type 2 Diabetes: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2017, Dec. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0965229917302649

23 Javad Heshmati, Nazli Namazi, Mohammad-Reza Memarzadeh, Mohsen Taghizadeh, and Fariba Koladooz, Nigella Sativa Oil Affects Glucose Metabolism and Lipid Concentrations in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: a Randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Food Research International. 2015, April. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0963996915000459

24 Saeid Hadi et al, Effect of Nigella Sativa Oil Extract on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes: a Randomized Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial. Phytotherapy Research. 2021, Jun. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.6990

25 Siti Hadrayanti Ananda and Narmawan Narmawan, Effect of Nigella Sativa Oil on Blood Pressure in Adults with Hypertension in Kendari Indonesia, Public Health of Indonesia. 2020, March. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b784/28acc4af6ef9e49a605588c0c14af49cff3a.pdf

26 Mahmoud M Khattab and Mahmoud N Nagi, Thymoquinone Supplementation Attenuates Hypertension and Renal Damage in Nitric Oxide Deficient Hypertensive Rats, Phytotherapy Research. 2007, May. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17236176/

27 Effects of Nigella Sativa Oil and Thymoquinone Against Bisphenol A-induced Metabolic Disorder in Rats, Phytotherapy Research. 2020, Dec. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.6944

28 Hamid Mollazadeh and Hossein Hosseinzadeh, The Protective Effect of Nigella Sativa Against Liver Injury: a Review, Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences. 2014, Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387231

29 Mohannad Khader and Peter M Eckl, Thymoquinone: an emerging natural drug with a wide range of medical applications, Iran Journal of Basic Medical Science. 2014, Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387230/

30 Ahmad Khonche, Hasan Fallah Huseini, Mahdi Gholamian, Reza Mohtashami, Farzaneh Nabati, and Saeed Kaianbakht, Standardized Nigella Sativa Seed Oil Ameliorates Hepatic Steatosis, Aminotransferase and Lipid Levels in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Randomized, Double-blind and Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial, Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2019, April. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874118338054

31 Parichehr Hayatfavoudi, Abolfazl Khajavi Rad, Ziba Rajaei, and Mousa AL-Resa Hadjzadeh, Renal Injury, Nephrolithiasis and Nigella Sativa: a Mini Review, Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine. 2016 Jan-Feb. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884213/

32 Mohd Ashraf Alam, Mohammad Nasiruddin, Shahzad F Jaque, and Rahat Ali Khan, Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy Profile of Nigella Sativa Oil as an Add-on Therapy, in Addition to Alpha-keto analogue of essential amino acids in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation. 2020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32129194/

33 Tamer A Gheita and Sanaa A Kenawy, Effectiveness of Nigella Sativa Oil in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Placebo Controlled Study, Phytotherapy Research. 2011, Dec. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.3679

34 Vahid Hadi, Sorayya Keirouri, Mohammad Alizadeh, and Hossein Hosseini, Effects of Nigella Sativa Oil Extract on Inflammatory Cytokine Response and Oxidative Stress Status in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial, Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine. 2016 Jan-Feb. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884216/

35 Ahmad M Eid et al, A Review on the Cosmeceutical and External Applications of Nigella Sativa. 2017. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29358959/

36 Shiva Rafati, Mohammad Niakan, and Mohsen Naseri, Anti-microbial Effect of Nigella Sativa Seed Extract Against Staphylococcal Skin Infection, Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 2014, Jun. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4219874/