Kali Jeeri (also spelled as Kalijiri & Kaali Jeeri) is seed of plant Centratherum Anthelminticum. It is popular in combination with Ajwain and Methi for reducing weight and improving digestive health. It is used for the treatment of the skin diseases in which it helps to reduce itching and skin irritation. It is believed to be the blood purifier (correctly detoxifier) because it removes the toxins from the blood and increases their elimination. Kali Jeeri is an excellent Ayurvedic medicine for roundworm, tapeworm and thread worm, which can also be present in the gut. It also increases appetite, but its bitter taste may provoke nausea in some bitter taste sensitive
Kali Jeeri also promotes hair growth. It helps to control the blood glucose level. It is also beneficial for people with postprandial hyperglycemia (rise in blood glucose level following a meal).
Note: Kali Jeeri is also known as Kala Jeera. Kali Jeeri (Kalijiri or Centratherum Anthelminticum) is often confused with black caraway seed or black cumin seeds (Kala Jeera). According to Ayurveda texts, Kala Jeera is also called Krishna Jeerak, which belongs to seeds of carum bulbocastanum plant. However, they both have similar benefits, especially when we talk about abdominal diseases, but both are different seeds of different plants and have a significant difference in health benefits. In skin diseases, Kali Jeeri is more beneficial than Kala Jeera.
Botanically, Kali Jeeri is recognized as Centratherum Anthelminticum and belongs to Asteraceae (Compositae) family and a relative of sunflowers.