Black cumin

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Black cumin is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Black cumin

Black cumin in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Black cumin in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "The inhalation of fumes from a mixture of myrrh, ginger, pepper, ammonium salts and black cumin was recommended, as an additional way of administering anti-epileptic substances analogous to the way Avicenna said the ancient Greeks treated the disorder by inhalation of the fumes of the peony flower."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 177
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 177.
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Synonymns for Black cumin

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Black cumin

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Evidence or the Use of Black cumin in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Probiotics and Nigella sativa extract supplementation improved behavioral and electrophysiological effects of PTZ-induced chemical kindling in rats.
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 104(Pt A);106897
[PubMed:32028126] [] [DOI] (I a)

Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Fariborz Samini
A Review on Possible Therapeutic Effect of Nigella sativa and Thymoquinone in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
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Tahereh Farkhondeh, Saeed Samarghandian, Ali Mohammad Pourbagher Shahri, Fariborz Samini
The Neuroprotective Effects of Thymoquinone: A Review.
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Neuroprotective and Anti-Aging Potentials of Essential Oils from Aromatic and Medicinal Plants.
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