Nigella sativa

Known as: sativa, Nigella, Cumin, Black, Nigella sativas 
A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE that contains alpha-hederin, a triterpene saponin in the seeds, and is the source of black seed oil.
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2008
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2008
BACKGROUND Thymoquinone is the major active principle of Nigella sativa (N. sativa) and constitutes about 30% of its volatile oil… (More)
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2004
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2004
The anticonvulsant effects of thymoquinone, the major constituent of Nigella sativa seeds, were investigated using… (More)
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2001
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2001
The aqueous extract of Nigella sativa (N. sativa) was investigated for anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities in… (More)
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2000
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2000
The essential oil of black cumin seeds, Nigella sativa L., was tested for a possible antioxidant activity. A rapid evaluation for… (More)
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2000
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2000
Nigella sativa (ranunculaceae) is used in Arab folk medicine as a diuretic and hypotensive plant. We report here the diuretic and… (More)
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2000
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2000
In-vitro cytotoxic screening of extracts of Nigella sativa L. seeds (Ranunculaceae) indicated cytotoxicity in the ethyl-acetate… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
A crude gum, a fixed oil and two purified components of Nigella sativa seed, thymoquinone (TQ) and dithymoquinone (DIM), were… (More)
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1995
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1995
Samples of the expressed fixed oil from different sources of Nigella sativa seeds were examined by thin-layer and gas… (More)
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1991
Highly Cited
1991
Filter paper discs impregnated with the diethyl ether extract of Nigella sativa seeds (25-400 micrograms extract/disc) caused… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
Topical application of Nigella sativa and Crocus sativus extracts (common food spices) inhibited two-stage initiation/promotion… (More)
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