Controlling diabetes one of the most known benefits of kalonji seeds. It is also said to increase memory and alleviate asthma and are used for headaches, weight loss, joint pain, blood pressure, kidney problems and for the teeth.
Kalonji seeds, ground and mixed with a little honey, is said to boost recall.
Kalonji has an aroma similar to oregano and its taste is pleasantly bitter and slightly pungent. The seeds are generally sautéed in ghee or dry-roasted to release the aroma and flavour and then added to vegetable dishes.