Author: Hira Ijaz, Ume Ruqia Tulain, Junaid Qureshi, Zeeshan Danish Samina Musaya, Muhammad Furqan Akhtar, Ammara Saleem, Khanzada Atta-Ur-Rehman Khan, Muhammad Zaman, Imran Waheed, Imran Khan and Mohamed Abdel-Daim
Publishing Date: 2017
Volume 30 Issue 1
The present report is a significant effort to explore detail description of N. Sativa, its pharmacognostic characteristics, morphological characteristics, and mechanism of actions, doses and medicinal uses. Nigella sativa (N. Sativa) is greatest form of healing medicine. It is also known as Prophetic Medicine as its use has been mentioned in Prophetic Hadit, as natural remedy for all the diseases except death. It is recommended on daily basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine). Hazrat Abu Hurairah States ‘‘I have heard from Rasool Allah (PBUH) that there is cure for every disease in black seeds except death and black seeds are shooneeze’’. Salim Bin Abdullah narrates with reference to his father Hazrat Abdullah Bin Omar that Rasool Allah (PBUH) said, ‘Let all the black seed upon you, these contain cure of all diseases except death’. N. sativa claimed to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hepato-protective, neuro-protective, gastro-protective and other useful properties. Biological and pharmacological effects are attributed to its two important constituents Thymoquinone (TQ) and Nigella sativa oil (NSO). TQ has interaction with human serum albumin. Seeds containing volatile oils mainly Melanthin showed toxicity at larger doses. This report is a reference for all pharmaceutical researchers, physicians and biologists researching on N.Sativa and will open a door towards novel agent.
KEYWORDS: Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae, Prophetic Medicine, Thymoquinone (TQ) and Nigella sativa oil (NSO).