Also known as common buckwheat, Japanese buckwheat, and silver hull buckwheat, 'kuttu' in hindi, it is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds (also called groats) and as a cover crop to enrich soil quality. It fights heart disease, reduces bone degeneration and increases iron in the blood to fight anaemia.
...from the old French limon, Italian limone, Arabic laymun and from the Persian limun, all of which is a generic term for citrus fruit, which is in relation to Sanskrit nimbu.
Uses of Nigella Oil and its Seeds are mentioned in Ayurveda & Unani for treatment of many diseases & ailments. The remarkable healing properties of Kalonji come from a compound called thymoquinone (TQ).