Scolicidal Effects of Black Cumin Seed (Nigella sativa) Essential Oil on Hydatid Cysts

  title={Scolicidal Effects of Black Cumin Seed (Nigella sativa) Essential Oil on Hydatid Cysts},
  author={Hossein Mahmoudvand and Ebrahim Saedi Dezaki and Farnaz Kheirandish and Behrouz Ezatpour and Sareh Jahanbakhsh and Majid Fasihi Harandi},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of parasitology},
Surgery remains the preferred treatment for hydatid cyst (cystic echinococcosis, CE). Various scolicidal agents have been used for inactivation of protoscolices during surgery, but most of them are associated with adverse side effects. The present study aimed to evaluate the in vitro scolicidal effect of Nigella sativa (Ranunculaceae) essential oil and also its active principle, thymoquinone, against protoscolices of hydatid cysts. Protoscolices were aseptically aspirated from sheep livers… CONTINUE READING
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