MEDICINAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NIGELLA SATIVA AND ITS SEEDS: RECENT UPDATESAbstract
N. sativa (black cumin seed) is popularly known for its medicinal significance such as Anticancer, Antioxidant, Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-ulcer, Anti-parasitic, Anti-histamine, Analgesic, for skin rashes, hair treatment and also used as a flavoring agent. Recent reports reveal that the Nigella sativa seeds exhibit a potent effect on the Covid-19 virus. Further, N. sativa seed can be used to reduce weight as well as increase digestion. In this manuscript, the recent medicinal updates are highlighted. Finally, this review may attract the young researcher to further design and development of the drug.
Sharanabasappa B. Patil *, Sreya Bhaduri and Neha Rao
Department of Chemistry, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
10 December 2022
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