Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2015)
Nigella sativa: Monograph
Author(s): Sabira Sultana, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Naheed Akhtar, Asif Iqbal, Haleema Nazar, Riaz Ur Rehman
Abstract: Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (Family Ranunculaceae) have been used for thousands of years as a curative remedy for various disorders. N. sativa seed reveal a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities including immunopotentiation and antihistaminic, antidiabetic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial activities. It is known as a source of thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, p-cymene, carvacrol, 4-terpineol, t-anethol, sesquiterpene longifolene, nigellicimine and nigellicimine- N-oxide, α-pinene and thymol etc. The incalculable medicinal properties and therapeutic uses of N. sativa prove its importance as a valuable medicinal plant. The aim of this review is to summarize some important pharmacological studies and phytochemical investigations on N. sativa and isolated principles which can be investigated further to get novel molecules in the search of novel herbal drugs
How to cite this article:
Sabira Sultana, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Naheed Akhtar, Asif Iqbal, Haleema Nazar, Riaz Ur Rehman. Nigella sativa: Monograph. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;4(4):103-106.