The black cumin or Nigella sativa L. seeds have many acclaimed medicinal properties such as bronchodilatory, hypotensive, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and immunopotentiating and are universally accepted as a panacea. This review article has surveyed the relevant literature on Nigella sativa from 1960-1998 and examines the scientific evidence for these medicinal claims and highlights areas in need of research.
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Khan, M.A. Chemical composition and medicinal properties of Nigella sativa Linn.. Inflammopharmacol 7, 15–35 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10787-999-0023-y
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