Benefits of Kali Jiri – Kaali Jeeri –Black Cumin - Centratherum Anthelminticum

What is Kali Jiri?

Kali Jiri seeds, also referred to as bitter cumin, and Kala Jeera or Black Cumin seeds is widely cultivated in Southeast Asia and India. The seeds have a strong, bitter flavor and a brownish appearance. It is challenging to directly ingest raw seeds. They have long been a staple of traditional Ayurveda remedies.

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Uses of Kali Jiri

These are frequently used when combined with Ajwain (Carom Seeds) and Methi (Fenugreek) to treat obesity and improve digestive health. Due to its potent antibacterial properties, it can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, which helps to lessen itchiness and skin irritation.

As a potent blood purifier (more accurately, detoxifier), Kali Jiri removes impurities from the blood and reduces the prevalence of several illnesses. For threadworms, tapeworms, and roundworms, Kali Jeeri has an excellent cure. Although it increases appetite, some people with sensitive palates may feel queasy due to its bitter flavor.

Due to their bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory effects, kali Jiri seeds are helpful for respiratory conditions including asthma. Due to its capacity to encourage melanin formation, it is also helpful in vitiligo.

Due to its antibacterial characteristics, kali Jiri is a component in Ayurveda lotions and oils used to treat skin ailments. Antioxidants found in Kali Jiri hasten wound contraction, which aids in wound healing. According to Ayurveda, the Kashaya (astringent) quality of Kali Jiri seeds paste assists with early wound healing when combined with Neem or Coconut oil.

Benefits Of Kali Jiri


Vata and Kapha are the major Doshas involved in asthma. In the lungs, the vitiated "Vata" and disordered "Kapha dosha" combine to clog the breathing airways. Gasping and hard breathing follow from this. Swas Roga is the name given to this ailment (Asthma). Because to its balancing of Vata and Kapha and Ushna (hot) qualities, kalijiri aids in the management of asthma. Moreover, it facilitates breathing by removing the impediment.


The frequent ailment of cough typically comes along with a cold. In Ayurveda, it is referred to as Kapha disease. The buildup of mucus in the respiratory tract is the main cause of a cough. Because to its balancing of the Kapha and Ushna (hot) qualities, Kalijiri aids in the management of cough. It relieves discomfort by facilitating the simple ejection of built-up mucus.

Other Names: Purple Flebane, Kali Jeeri, Kalijiri, Karbi Jiri, Karba Jeera, Kaali Jeeri, Aryana Jeerak, Tikta Jeerak, Aryana Jeerak, Vana Jeerak, Kali Jeri