Medicinal plants have been used for curing diseases for many centuries in different indigenous systems of medicine as well as folk medicines... Many researchers are focusing on medicinal plants since only a few plant species have been thoroughly investigated for their medicinal properties, potential, mechanism of action, safety evaluation and toxicological studies.
Among various medicinal plants, Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (Family Ranunculaceae) is emerging as a miracle herb with a rich historical and religious background since many researches revealed its wide spectrum of pharmacological potential. N. sativa is commonly known as black seed. N. sativa is native to Southern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia and it is cultivated in many countries in the world like Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, South Europe, India, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia.
The seeds of N. sativa and their oil have been widely used for centuries in the treatment of various ailments throughout the world. And it is an important drug in the Indian traditional system of medicine like Unani and Ayurveda,. Among Muslims, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine available due to it was mentioned that black seed is the remedy for all diseases except death in one of the Prophetic hadith. It is also recommended for use on regular basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine)...
Read the extensive report, which includes a review of Black Seed's Antibacterial activity, Antifungal activity, Anti-schistosomiasis activity, Antioxidant activity, Antidiabetic activity, Anticancer activity, Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity, Immunomodulatory activity, Cardiovascular activity, Gastro-protective activity, Hepato-protective activity, Nephroprotective activity, Pulmonary-protective activity and anti-asthmatic effects, Testicular-protective activity, Neuro-pharmacolgical activities, Anticonvulsant activity, Contraceptive and anti-fertility activity, Antioxytocic activity, and Toxicological studies.