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Indian spices are known for their rich aroma and exquisite flavours. But there’s a lot more to Indian spices than just being a taste enhancer. Since ages, Indian spices have been used in several home remedies and Ayurvedic medicines for their medicinal properties. One such common Indian spice used in every household is Kalonji also known as Nigella seeds or Black Cumin. The sweet nutty taste of Kalonji makes this spice versatile. But you would be amazed to know that a spice drink made with Kalonji and Milk can heal several health conditions and ailments. Here’s all you need to know about this spice blend and how it heals ailments.

This spiced drink made with Milk and Kalonji can improve mental health and brain functioning. According to studies, the antioxidant, neuron-protecting properties and anti-inflammatory properties in this spice makes it great for boosting brain functioning. Apart from that, the presence of Tryptophan and Melatonin in milk helps in healing and relaxing the nerves and induces sleep. This drink also makes for a perfect bedtime drink.

Drinking this spiced Kalonji and Milk drink can help in improving the metabolic rate, which further helps in managing weight. Adding 1-3 grams of Kalonji to your diet can help in improving digestion and metabolism. In fact, the amalgamation of Milk and Kalonji powder can help in improving metabolic rate and accelerate the weight loss process.

Nigella seeds can help in regulating the glucose level in the blood, which helps in managing Diabetes. According to health experts, regular consumption of Kalonji and Milk drink can improve insulin resistance and prevent Diabetes.

Kalonji helps in reducing the bad cholesterol level (LDL). Drinking a simple spiced drink made with a dash of Kalonji powder and Milk can help in reducing the triglyceride levels and reduce inflammation, which further helps in improving the risk of cardiac diseases.

This kitchen spice is great for body and joint pain as its anti-inflammatory properties can heal chronic inflammation. Even according to Ayurveda, drinking a cup of warm Milk and Kalonji or applying Kalonji oil can help in reducing joint pain and reduce inflammation in the body.

Kalonji helps in improving kidney functioning by reducing blood sugar, serum creatinine and blood urea levels. According to health experts, including Kalonji drink to your daily diet can help in managing Diabetic Nephropathy. However, it is advised to seek medical guidance before adding something to your diet.

To make this simple drink, just boil 1 glass of milk and add 1 teaspoon Kalonji powder. To accentuate the taste, you can add a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of nutmeg.
However, if you are drinking this spiced drink to lose weight or improve sugar levels, it is best to avoid adding honey or sugar.
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