Molecular and Therapeutic actions of Thymoquinone

Actions of Thymoquinone

  • Hina Younus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hina Younus
    Pages 1-6
  3. Hina Younus
    Pages 7-17
  4. Arshad H. Rahmani
    Pages 19-39
  5. Masood A. Khan
    Pages 57-64
  6. Amaj A. Laskar
    Pages 65-74
  7. Habibullah Khalilullah
    Pages 75-80
  8. Hina Younus
    Pages 81-85

About this book


Throughout history black seeds, Nigella sativa seeds, have been highly revered for its medicinal properties. Thymoquinone (TQ), an active principle component of the volatile oil of black cumin seeds, is an emerging natural compound with a wide range of medical applications, and has several beneficial pharmacological actions i.e anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-tumor, anti-mutagenic, anti-epileptic, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, and nephroprotective. As such, it is important to move TQ from the bench to bedside. This book illustrates the therapeutic importance of TQ, offering a detailed account of some of its molecular and therapeutic properties, and discussing in depth its anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-epileptic and hepatoprotective actions. Lastly, the book examines the future prospects of TQ research and its use as a pharmaceutical.


Nagella sativa Thymoquinone Therapeutic action Anti-microbial Anti-epileptic Anti-cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Hina Younus
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Biotechnology UnitAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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