- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Nigella glandulifera
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Nigella glandulifera in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Nigella glandulifera
Nigella glandulifera in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Heizhongcaozi
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Fennelflower Seed
Specific Name : Semen nigellae
Description : Triangular-ovoid, 2.5-3mm long, about 1.5mm wide. Externally black and rough, apex somewhat narrow and sharp; base relatively obtuse, with irregular protrudings. Texture hard; fracture greyish-white, oily. Odour, slightly aromatic; taste, pungent.
Identification : ransverse section: Epidermis cells of testa 1 row, varying in size, sub-rectangular or irregular oblong, frequently elongated tangentially, outer walls mostly with papilla-like or non-glandular hair like excrescences, thin finely and densely granulate striations indistinctly visible. Parenchyma of testa consisting of 3 - 4 rows of cells, rectangular or irregular, somewhat elongated tangentially, inner epidermis cells 1 row, flattened, brown. Parisperm consisting of 1 row of rectangular cells, elongated radial, sometimes dilapidated, endosperm cells polygonal, filled with oil droplets and aleurone grains. Cotyledon cells polygonal or sub-rounded, the outer row of cells slightly elongated radially, filled with aleurone grains and fatty oil droplets.Powder: Greyish black, epidermal cells of testa dark brown, polygonal on surface view, varying in size, the outer walls gibbose or mammillate, the inner epidermis of testa, brown, rectangular or sub-polygonal on surface view, anticlinal walls beaded, periclinal walls finely and densely reticulate striated. Endosperm cells polygonal containing oil droplets and aleurone grains.
Action : To replenish the kidney and benefit the brain, to stimulate menstruation, to promote the flow of milk, and to induce diuresis.
Indication : tinnitus and forgetfulness; amenorrhea; inadequate secretion of milk; urinary tract infecion, urolithiasis
Precautions : Contraindicated in pregnancy and in patients with febrile diseases.
Dosage : 2 to 6 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place.
Synonymns for Nigella glandulifera
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Evidence or the Use of Nigella glandulifera in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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