Nigella sativa is an annual flowering plant, native to south and southwest Asia. It grows to 30–40 cm (7.7–12 in) tall, with finely divided, linear (but not thread-like) leaves.
Botanical Name: Nigella sativa English Name: Black Seed Hindi Name: Kalonji, Kala Jira Medicinal Uses: Nigella is one of the five spices in Bengali five spices (panch phoron) which give a distinctive taste to pulses and vegetable dishes. It is also used in pilafs, kormas, curries, and pickles. Black Cumin Seeds,Oil Seeds.