Syed Rizwan Abbas and Sumera Bano DOWNLOAD PDF


Nigella sativa Linn a miraculous herb generally called as black cumin or black seeds all-round the world, which belongs to family of Ranunculaceae. Black seeds are also known as “the seeds of blessings” due its medicinal importance. There are numerous scientific researches on medicinal importance of N.stiva, and from these researches the pharmacological activities of black cumin have been proven. The most vital and main constituent of N.stiva is Thymoquinone, which has many important medicinal properties due to this, it is widely used for the treatment of various aliments including diabetes type 1 and type 2, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-mutagenic, Antibacterial, antifungal, antihistaminic, cardioprotective, epilepsy, antiviral, hepatoprotective and many more. The objective of the appraisal is to recapitulate some significant medicinal properties of Nigella sativa.

Key words: Nigella sativa Linn; Thymoquinone; Antibacterial; Anticancer; Cardioprotective; Antioxidant