Nigella sativa

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Synonyms for Nigella sativa

herb of the Mediterranean region having pungent seeds used like those of caraway

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Radioprotective effects of black Seed (Nigella sativa) oil against hemopoietic damage and immunosuppression in gamma-irradiated rats.
Nigella sativa Linn, commonly known as black seeds, have a long history of therapeutic uses.
For example, the black seeds of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba showed faster water uptake and higher germination than that of dull-white-coloured seeds (Liu et al.
NS seeds, commonly known as black seed or black cumin, and oil derived have been used for their medicinal, aromatic or flavoring properties since ancient times in different civilizations (Randhawa, 2008).
These pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed.
The restaurant is part of the recent wave of trendy, Jewish-inspiredthough decidedly not kosherrestaurants in New York City that have nostalgic 20-somethings banging down their doors for brunch (see: Shalom Japan, Baz Bagels, Black Seed Bagels, Mile End, Russ and Daughters Cafe).
This will also have seven kinds of hair care products including shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, curl cream and Black Seed Dry Oil.
Considering the established impact of lead as pollutant on human and animal health, the present study was initiated to investigate the potential use of corn oil, flaxseed oil and black seed oil to cure histological testicular damage induced by lead acetate in albino mice.
Black seed oil ameliorates allergic airway inflammation by inhibiting T-cell proliferation in rats.
Black seed cumin contains phosphates, iron, and carbohydrate compounds together with antibiotics, which are capable of killing germs.
Products mentioned in the article include Bin Ahmed brand of tea, V Men's Elexir, Al Raheeq Honey and Black seed, and breast enlargement soaps.
For the Arabs, black seed is not only a food but also a valued traditional medicine that has long been used to treat such ailments as asthma, flatulence, kidney stones, abdominal pain and so on.
Some of the core medicinal plants common across the Middle East include: aloe, anise, black seed (see side bar, next page), cardamom, chamomile, cherry, cinnamon, clove, coriander, cress, cumin, fennel/fenugreek, flax, frankincense (lubban), galingale, ginger, greek sage, henna, Indian frankincense, laurel, licorice, mastic, mint, mustard, nutmeg, olive, parsley, pepper, pimento, rosemary, saffron, senna, sumac, Syrian rue, turmeric and wormwood.