Protective effect of Nigella sativa seeds against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage.

@article{AlGhamdi2003ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effect of Nigella sativa seeds against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage.},
  author={Mastour S. Al-Ghamdi},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={721-8}
}
It has been reported that Nigella sativa oil possesses hepatoprotective effects in some models of liver toxicity. However, it is N. sativa seeds that are used in the treatment of liver ailments in folk medicine rather than its oil. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the aqueous suspension of N. sativa on carbon tetrachloride (CCL4)-induced liver damage. Aqueous suspension of the seeds was given orally at two dose levels (250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg) for five days… CONTINUE READING