Heath Speedwell or kali zeeri benefits are always confused with black caraway seed (Kala Zeera). It has so many names including, Ban Jira, Somraji, Bitter cumin are few common names of the seeds of a plant, Centratherum anthelminticum. Heath Speedwelluses for years for thetreatment of parasites. As its other counterpart (Kala Zeera), it is not used in the preparation of food due to its strong bad odor and bitter taste. Patients with intestinal parasites are treated with kali zeeri benefits in Unani Tibb.
Skin diseases, along with other diseases such as cough, fever, and diarrhea can also be treated with Heath Speedwell’s uses. it contains more than 120 chemical constituents and some of them are sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates. Additionally, the anthelmintic property of this herb demonstrates its potential in expelling out house worms.
It has an extensive range of therapeutic indications in traditional and Unani Medicines. Most physicians use this herb for the treatment of;
Skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Pruritus, and eczema.