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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2004  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 441 - 451

A Review of Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological Activities of Nigella sativa

Anwar-ul Hassan Gilani, Qaiser Jabeen and Muhammad Asad Ullah Khan    

Abstract: Nigella sativa seeds (Kalonji) have been widely used in traditional medicine as diuretic, antihypertensive liver tonic, digestive, antidiarrheal, appetite stimulant, emmenagogue, analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial and useful in skin disorders. Consequently, Kalonji has been extensively studied for its biological activities and has been shown to be antidiabetic, anticancer and immunomodulator, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, hepatoprotective, antihypertensive, renal protective and antioxidant properties

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