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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456989/effect-of-thymoquinone-on-reproductive-parameter-in-morphine-treated-male-mice
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Mohammad Reza Salahshoor, Mojdeh Haghjoo, Shiva Roshankhah, Fatemeh Makalani, Cyrus Jalili
Background: Thymoquinone as the main active component of Nigella sativa might have a various pharmacological effects such as antiapoptotic and antioxidant. Morphine is commonly used for the treatment of severe pain that can increase the generation of free radicals and affects the spermatogenesis. This study was designed to evaluate protective effects of thymoquinone against morphine-induced damages, sperm viability, count, motility, morphology and testis histology, and nitric oxide and testosterone hormone of the mice...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456388/analgesic-properties-of-nigella-sativa-and-eucheuma-cottonii-extracts
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Amira Zakaria, Mohammad Rohani Jais, Reezal Ishak
Background: This study investigates the analgesic properties of the aqueous extracts of Nigella sativa and Eucheuma cottonii in mice. The analgesic properties of both extracts were evaluated in an experimental model of acetic acid-induced writhing test. Materials and Methods: The mice were divided into four different groups and received the test extracts and the standard drug (aspirin) for 14 days via force-feeding. On day 15, the mice were injected with 5% acetic acid, and the number of abdominal constriction and elongation of hind limb (writhes) were counted for 20 min...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456204/renoprotective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-in-rat
#3
Sara Hosseinian, Mousa-Al-Reza Hadjzadeh, Noma Mohamadian Roshan, Majid Khazaei, Samira Shahraki, Reza Mohebbati, Abolfazl Khajavi Rad
Cisplatin is one of the important antineoplastic drugs. Its clinical use has been restricted due to severe kidney toxicity. Nigella sativa (N. sativa) is an herbaceous plant with many pharmacologic effects. In the present study, we evaluated the protective effects of aqueous-ethanolic extract of N. sativa and Vitamin E on cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Eighty male rats were divided into eight groups: control, cisplatin (6 mg/kg; ip), preventive Vitamin E (100 mg/kg), preventive N. sativa (100,200 mg/kg), preventive + treatment Vitamin E, and preventive + treatment N...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455727/enhancement-of-gut-permeation-of-amoxicillin-with-nigella-sativa-seed-extract-and-its-phytochemical-screening
#4
Babar Ali, Mohammad Ali, Saima Amin, Showkat R Mir
The seeds of Nigella sativa Linn. (Ranunculaceae), commonly known as Black cumin, are predominantly used as carminative, antispasmodic, and stimulant. The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of N. sativa seed extract on the permeation of co-infused amoxicillin across the gut wall. The methanolic extract of N. sativa improved intestinal permeability of amoxicillin in in-vitro experiments in a dose-dependent manner. Two new glycosides, decanyl nigelloic acid diglucoside [n-decanyl-3-aldehydic-4-methoxy-5-hydroxy benzoate-5-β-D-glucofuranosyl (2→1)-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(2→1)-β-D-glucopyranoside]] and nigelabdienoyl triglucoside [homo-labd-5, 9(11)-dien-16-onyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl (2→1)-β-D-glucopyranosyl (2→1)-β-D-glucopyranoside], along with seven known fatty acid glycerides/esters, were isolated from the gut permeation enhancing extract...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445343/medicinal-plants-from-near-east-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Mohammad S Abu-Darwish, Thomas Efferth
Background: Cancer is one of the major problems affecting public health worldwide. As other cultures, the populations of the Near East rely on medicinal herbs and their preparations to fight cancer. Methods: We compiled data derived from historical ethnopharmacological information as well as in vitro and in vivo results and clinical findings extracted from different literature databases including (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar) during the past two decades. Results: In this survey, we analyzed the huge amount of data available on anticancer ethnopharmacological sources used in the Near East...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437018/immunomodulatory-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-thymoquinone
#6
Hanieh Shaterzadeh-Yazdi, Mohammad-Foad Noorbakhsh, Farzad Hayati, Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh
The immunomodulatory properties of Nigella sativa seed, as a basis of its clinical applications by many cultures have been reviewed. Thymoquinone (TQ) is one of the major bioactive component of the volatile oil of N. sativa seeds. The present investigations provide a comprehensive review of the ability of TQ to modulate inflammation and immune-related disorders in the various important disease states. This finding showed that TQ has the anti-inflammatory properties that prevents the biosynthesis of important mediators in inflammatory processes and asthma such as 5-LO, COX, PGD2 and LTs...
February 11, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433684/short-and-long-term-modulation-of-tissue-minerals-concentrations-following-oral-administration-of-black-cumin-nigella-sativa-l-seed-oil-to-laboratory-rats
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Irum Basheer, Irfan Zia Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa, or commonly called black cumin is a small herb of family Ranunculaceae is a well-known medicinal plant but its effects on tissue mineral concentrations of animal bodies is unknown. PURPOSE: To study the effect of oral administration of fixed oil of black cumin seeds on tissues mineral content using laboratory rats as experimental model. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animals were exposed to two oral doses of seed oil (60 and 120 ml kg -1 body weight)...
January 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421519/improvement-of-antihyperglycemic-activity-of-nano-thymoquinone-in-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#8
Ruma Rani, Shakti Dahiya, Dinesh Dhingra, Neeraj Dilbaghi, Ki-Hyun Kim, Sandeep Kumar
Thymoquinone is abioactive constituent of Nigella sativa seeds. It has been reported to possess antihyperglycemic effect in rats. However, the effect of nanoformulation (NF) of thymoquinone has not been reported in literature. So, the present study was designed with the aim to investigate the effect of nanoformulation of thymoquinone in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced type-2 diabetic rats and compare its effect with pure bioactive compound as well as metformin, a standard antidiabetic drug. It is the first study reporting the use of thymoquinone NF against diabetes...
February 5, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414727/protective-potential-of-thymoquinone-against-peroxynitrite-induced-modifications-in-histone-h2a-in-vitro-studies
#9
Zafar Rasheed, Abdullah A Altorbag, Abdulilah S Al-Bossier, Nasser A Alnasser, Omar S Alkharraz, Khalid M Altuwayjiri, Abdulaziz S Alobaid, Ahmad K Alsaif, Yazeed H Alanazi, Bassam A Alghidani, Muath A Alduayji, Ali A Bu Mozah, Sultan A Alsuhaibani
Peroxynitrite (ONOO-) is a reactive oxidant involved in numerous pathological conditions. Thymoquinone (TQ) is an active constituent of Nigella sativa and is reported to have anti-disease activities, but its role on ONOO- has never been investigated. This study was undertaken to investigate the role of TQ on ONOO--induced damage of histone-H2A. Our novel data showed TQ significantly inhibited ONOO--induced oxidative damage in histone-H2A. ONOO- induces UV-hypochromicity of histone-H2A, whereas TQ reversed this effect to hyperchromicity...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413673/supplementation-of-nigella-sativa-seeds-to-barbarine-lambs-raised-on-low-or-high-concentrate-diets-effects-on-meat-fatty-acid-composition-and-oxidative-stability
#10
M Cherif, B Valenti, S Abidi, G Luciano, S Mattioli, M Pauselli, I Bouzarraa, A Priolo, H Ben Salem
Twenty-eight Barbarine male lambs were used to investigate the effect of dietary Nigella sativa seeds (NSS) on meat fatty acids and oxidative stability in two different feeding systems (high- or low-concentrate). Dietary treatments were planned to offer: 70% barley hay and 30% concentrate (LC); LC+12g/day of NSS (LCN); 30% barley hay and 70% concentrate (HC); HC+12g/day of NSS (HCN). NSS increased intramuscular fat only in the low-concentrate system (P=0.039); accordingly, the content of 14:0, c-9 14:1, t-9 18:1, t-11 18:1 and both individual and sum of odd and branched chain fatty acids were greater in LCN than LC meat...
February 2, 2018: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412794/a-comparative-analysis-of-rapd-and-issr-markers-for-assessing-genetic-diversity-in-iranian-populations-of-nigella-sativa-l
#11
Samira Hosseini KorehKhosravi, Asad Masoumiasl, Masoud Dehdari
The genetic diversity of 18 Iranian populations of Nigella sativa L. was tested using RAPD (10 primers) and ISSR (12 primers) molecular markers. RAPD primers produced 103 acceptable bands and out of them, 42 bands were polymorphic and the total percentage of polymorphism was estimated 40.5%. Out of the 12 ISSR primers, only 5 of them produced acceptable bands. Five ISSR primers generated 39 amplified products and out of them, 19 bands were polymorphic and the total percentage of polymorphism was estimated 57...
January 31, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405769/thymoquinone-alleviates-the-experimentally-induced-alzheimer-s-disease-inflammation-by-modulation-of-tlrs-signaling
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Y S Abulfadl, N N El-Maraghy, Aa Eissa Ahmed, S Nofal, Y Abdel-Mottaleb, O A Badary
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by a robust inflammatory response elicited by the accumulation and deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) within the brain. Aβ induces detrimental inflammatory responses through toll-like receptors (TLRs) signaling pathway. Thymoquinone (TQ), the main active constituent of Nigella sativa oil, has been reported by several previous studies for its potent anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of this study is to elucidate the effect of TQ in improving learning and memory, using a rat model of AD induced by a combination of aluminum chloride (AlCl 3 ) and d-galactose (d-Gal)...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403626/a-review-of-effective-herbal-medicines-in-controlling-menopausal-symptoms
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REVIEW
Rahele Kargozar, Hoda Azizi, Roshanak Salari
Background: Acute menopausal syndrome especially hot flashes, is one of the most common gynecological problems during menopause. Due to the side effects of hormone therapy, herbal and complementary medicines are always of immense interest to people in the treatment and management of the symptoms and complications of menopause. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms and effects of medicinal plants employed in the treatment of menopausal symptoms...
November 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391685/prophylactic-and-immune-modulatory-influences-of-nigella-sativa-linn-in-broilers-exposed-to-biological-challenge
#14
Essam S Soliman, Rania T Hamad, Amira Ahmed
Background and Aim: Prophylaxis and disease prevention is an essential strategy among biorisk management in poultry farms that stimulate and maintain the birds' immunity. The aim of this study was to investigate the prophylactic, and immune-stimulant influence of Nigella sativa Linn. in broilers under biological stress. Materials and Methods: A total of 250 1-day-old (ross) chicks were divided into 5 groups; four of which were supplemented with 1.4%, 2.8%, 4.2%, and 5...
December 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387368/the-influence-of-pulsed-electric-fields-and-microwave-pretreatments-on-some-selected-physicochemical-properties-of-oil-extracted-from-black-cumin-seed
#15
Hamid Bakhshabadi, HabibOllah Mirzaei, Alireza Ghodsvali, Seid Mahdi Jafari, Aman Mohammad Ziaiifar
Application of novel technologies such as microwave and pulsed electric fields (PEF) might increase the speed and efficiency of oil extraction. In the present research, PEF (3.25 kV/cm electric field intensity and 30 pulse number) and microwave (540 W for 180 s) pretreatments were used to study the process of oil extraction from black cumin (Nigella sativa) seeds. After applying the selected pretreatments, the oil of seeds was extracted with the use of a screw press and the extraction efficiency, refractive index, oil density, color index, oxidative stability, and chemical components of oil and protein of meal were evaluated...
January 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381633/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-topical-application-of-nigella-sativa-on-acute-radiation-induced-nasal-mucositis
#16
Hasan Çanakci, Ayşe Asli Şahin Yilmaz, Mustafa Salih Canpolat, Hatice Şeneldir, Gözde Kir, Ali Hikmet Eriş, Alpaslan Mayadağli, Çağatay Oysu
The goal of this study was to demonstrate the effect of radiotherapy (RT) on nasal mucosa in rats and to evaluate the radioprotective effects of the topical application of black seed oil (Nigella sativa [NS]) to treat acute radiation-induced nasal mucositis.A total of 18 rats were randomized into 3 groups, with 6 animals per group. The rats in group 1 were topically administered saline in the nasal cavity after sham irradiation. Group 2 received saline at the same dose after irradiation. Group 3 was given NS after irradiation...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348380/effect-of-nigella-sativa-seed-extract-for-hypertension-in-elderly-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Aulia Rizka, Siti Setiati, Aida Lydia, Esthika Dewiasty
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa (NS) seed extract shows diuretic activity, inhibits sympathetic nervous system overactivity and increases the production of Nitric Oxide in in vivo studies, thus it has a potential use as an adjuvant antihypertensive for elderly population. This study aimed to determine the effect of Nigella sativa seed extract to systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of elderly patients with hypertension. METHODS: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted on elderly subjects with hypertension in three outpatient clinics in Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital Jakarta Indonesia from June to September 2011...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332022/comparative-antitussive-effects-of-medicinal-plants-and-their-constituents
#18
Saeideh Saadat, Farzaneh Shakeri, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
Context • The cough is a protective reflex, with 2 types, one being more sensitive to mechanical stimulation and the other to chemical stimulation, such as sulfur dioxide, ammonia, citric acid, and capsaicin. Some evidence is available that suppressant therapy is most effective when used for the short-term reduction of coughing. Today, use of herbal drugs is increasing all over the world for various ailments, including to provide antitussive activity. Objective • The study intended to review the antitussive effects of various extracts, some fractions, and some constituents of the studied medicinal plants...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318975/evaluation-of-the-antiproliferative-activity-of-some-nanoparticulate-essential-oils-formulated-in-microemulsion-on-selected-human-carcinoma-cell-lines
#19
Ahmed Abd-Rabou, Amr E Edris
BACKGROUND: Essential oils (EOs) are natural volatile plant extract that have different biological activities including antiproliferative potentials. OBJECTIVE: the current study aims at evaluating the antiproliferative activities of six EOs in their neat state compared to their nanoparticulate form after fabrication in microemulsion against some cancer cell lines. The EOs included marjoram (Origanum majorana), turmeric (Curcuma longa), sweet basil (Ocimum basillicum), clove buds (Syzygium aromaticum), geranium (plargonium graviolenis), and black cumin (Nigella sativa)...
January 10, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302711/oral-nigella-sativa-oil-and-thymoquinone-administration-ameliorates-the-effect-of-long-term-cisplatin-treatment-on-the-enzymes-of-carbohydrate-metabolism-brush-border-membrane-and-antioxidant-defense-in-rat-intestine
#20
Faaiza Shahid, Zeba Farooqui, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Farah Khan
We have previously shown that oral administration of Nigella sativa oil (NSO) ameliorates the deleterious gastrointestinal effects of cisplatin (CP), administered as a single dose. Since a typical clinical CP dosing regimen involves multiple cycles of CP administration in lower doses, in the present study we investigate the protective efficacy of NSO and its major bioactive constituent, thymoquinone (TQ), against multiple-dose CP treatment-induced deleterious biochemical and histological changes in rat intestine...
January 4, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
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