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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324259/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-seeds-against-spermatocyte-chromosomal-aberrations-and-genotoxicity-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mice
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Ashraf M Abdel-Moneim, Amina E Essawy, Sherifa S Hamed, Ashgan A Abou-Gabal, Aglal A Alzergy
Nigella sativa is a well-known dietary antioxidant and a valuable inhibitor of clastogenesis and carcinogenesis. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the effects of N. sativa seeds against chromosomal aberrations in primary spermatocytes and early embryonic lethality induced by CCl4 hepatotoxin in Swiss albino mice. One hundred male Swiss albino mice were randomly divided into five groups. Groups I, II, and III received only normal saline, olive oil, and aqueous suspension of N. sativa seeds (50 mg/kg b...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302020/olfactory-loss-management-in-view-of-avicenna-focus-on-neuroprotective-plants
#2
Farnaz Sinaei, Seyed Ahmad Emami, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Behjat Javadi
BACKGROUND: Loss of olfaction can cause noticeable reduction in general quality of life. Only a small portion of patients with olfactory loss respond to current medications. Thus, development of novel therapeutic strategies seems to be necessary. Looking into traditional medical knowledge can be of great value in addressing useful remedies. Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) has been practiced in Persia for more than 2000 years. Avicenna is the most eminent Persian physician. OBJECTIVE: To survey Avicenna's views on etiology and management of olfactory loss and to search for relevant modern pharmacological data...
March 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298934/the-antidiabetic-activity-of-nigella-sativa-and-propolis-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-and-diabetic-nephropathy-in-male-rats
#3
Haddad A El Rabey, Madeha N Al-Seeni, Amal S Bakhashwain
This study was conducted to compare the ameliorative effect of Nigella sativa and propolis methanol extract on streptozotocin-induced diabetic male rats and treating diabetic nephropathy. Forty male Albino rats were divided into four groups; the first group was the negative control fed standard diet. The other 30 rats were injected with streptozotocin to induce diabetes by a single intravenous injection and then divided equally into three groups; the second group was the positive diabetic control; the third and the fourth groups were treated orally with 20% w/w Nigella sativa seeds methanol extract and propolis methanol extract (20% w/w), respectively...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287318/therapeutic-potential-of-nigella-sativa-oil-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-dna-damage-and-hepatotoxicity
#4
Muobarak J Tuorkey
Cyclophosphamide (Cy), a chemotherapeutic agent, is of great interest in the clinic due to its relatively high oncotoxic specificity. However, its usage is restricted due to its severe side effects, particularly hepatotoxicity. This study investigates the potential cytoprotective effect of Nigella sativa oil against the high toxic dose of Cy. 40 albino rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group, Cy group that received a single intraperitoneal dose of Cy (200 mg/kg), and Cy-treated groups with 50 and 200 mg/kg of Nigella sativa oil (NSO), for 15 days...
April 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273633/hepatoprotective-efficacy-of-nigella-sativa-seeds-dietary-supplementation-against-lead-acetate-induced-oxidative-damage-in-rabbit-purification-and-characterization-of-glutathione-peroxidase
#5
Ali H El-Far, Mahdy A Korshom, Abdelwahab A Mandour, Ashraf A El-Bessoumy, Yasser S El-Sayed
Lead (Pb) is a toxic ubiquitous environmental pollutant that induces hepatotoxicity in both animals and humans. The ability of Nigella saliva seeds (NSS) in ameliorating lead acetate (PbAc)-induced hepatic oxidative damage was investigated using a rabbit model. Forty New Zealand rabbits were given feed and water ad libitum. They were allocated randomly into four groups: control; PbAc (5g/L drinking water); NSS (20g/kg diet) and NSS+PbAc groups. After two months, liver samples were collected and analyzed for malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), glutathione S-transferase (GST) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) contents...
March 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270647/protective-effect-of-thymoquinone-against-morphine-injuries-to-kidneys-of-mice
#6
Cyrus Jalili, Mohammad Reza Salahshoor, Mohsen Hoseini, Shiva Roshankhah, Maryam Sohrabi, Ahmad Shabanizadeh
INTRODUCTION: Thymoquinone is a phytochemical compound found in the plant Nigella sativa. It has various pharmacological effects such as antioxidant and anti-apoptotic. Morphine can increase the generation of free radicals. It is mainly excreted through the kidneys and causes disturbing effects. This study was designed to evaluate protective effects of thymoquinone against morphine-induced damages to the kidneys of mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Various doses of thymoquinone (4...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270141/pharmacological-basis-for-the-medicinal-use-of-polyherbal-formulation-and-its-ingredients-in-cardiovascular-disorders-using-rodents
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Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Hajra Channa, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani
BACKGROUND: A compound herbal formulation (POL4) has been used in the indigenous system of medicine to treat cardiometabolic disorders like diabetes and associated hypertension. POL4 and most of its constituents have not been studied widely for its therapeutic use in hypertension. This study is aimed to determine the efficacy and possible insight into mechanism(s) for the medicinal use of POL4 and its ingredients in hypertension. METHODS: The aqueous methanolic extracts of POL4 (POL4...
March 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262117/thymoquinone-inhibits-the-migration-of-mouse-neuroblastoma-neuro-2a-cells-by-down-regulating-mmp-2-and-mmp-9
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Paramasivam Arumugam, Raghunandhakumar Subramanian, Jayaseelan Vijayashree Priyadharsini, Jayaraman Gopalswamy
Thymoquinone (TQ), an active component derived from the medial plant Nigella sativa, has been used for medical purposes for more than 2 000 years. Recent studies have reported that TQ blocked angiogenesis in animal model and reduced migration, adhesion, and invasion of glioblastoma cells. We have recently shown that TQ could exhibit a potent cytotoxic effect and induce apoptosis in mouse neuroblastoma (Neuro-2a) cells. In the present study, TQ treatment markedly decreased the adhesion and migration of Neuro-2a cells...
December 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255502/stability-study-of-algerian-nigella-sativa-seeds-stored-under-different-conditions
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Muhammad Safwan Ahamad Bustamam, Kamarul Arifin Hadithon, Ahmed Mediani, Faridah Abas, Yaya Rukayadi, Nordin Lajis, Khozirah Shaari, Intan Safinar Ismail
In a study to determine the stability of the main volatile constituents of Nigella sativa seeds stored under several conditions, eight storage conditions were established, based on the ecological abiotic effects of air, heat, and light. Six replicates each were prepared and analyzed with Headspace-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (HS-GC-MS) for three time points at the initial (1st day (0)), 14th (1), and 28th (2) day of storage. A targeted multivariate analysis of Principal Component Analysis revealed that the stability of the main volatile constituents of the whole seeds was better than that of the ground seeds...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255317/the-effect-of-nigella-sativa-on-inflammation-induced-myocardial-fibrosis-in-male-rats
#10
Fatemeh Norouzi, Azam Abareshi, Fereshteh Asgharzadeh, Farimah Beheshti, Mahmoud Hosseini, Mehdi Farzadnia, Majid Khazaei
Nigella sativa (NS) (Ranunculaceae) used as a protective and therapeutic traditional medicine. This study evaluates the effect of NS on inflammation-induced myocardial fibrosis, serum and tissue inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress status in male rats. Fifty male Wistar rats were divided into five groups: (1) control; (2) lipopolysaccharide (LPS), 1 mg/kg/day; (3) LPS + NS (hydroalcoholic extract), 100 mg/kg/day; (4) LPS + NS, 200 mg/kg/day; (5) LPS + NS, 400 mg/kg/day (n = 10 in each group). The duration of LPS administration was two weeks...
February 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250648/the-influence-of-pluronic-f68-and-f127-nanocarrier-on-physicochemical-properties-in-vitro-release-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-thymoquinone-drug
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Salwa Shaarani, Shahrul Sahul Hamid, Noor Haida Mohd Kaus
BACKGROUND: This study reports on hydrophobic drug thymoquinone (TQ), an active compound found in the volatile oil of Nigella sativa that exhibits anticancer activities. Nanoformulation of this drug could potentially increase its bioavailability to specific target cells. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to formulate TQ into polymer micelle, Pluronic F127 (5.0 wt %) and Pluronic F68 (0.1 wt %), as a drug carrier to enhance its solubility and instability in aqueous media...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236403/phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-therapeutic-uses-of-black-seed-nigella-sativa
#12
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Wesam Kooti, Zahra Hasanzadeh-Noohi, Naim Sharafi-Ahvazi, Majid Asadi-Samani, Damoon Ashtary-Larky
Black seed (Nigella sativa) is an annual flowering plant from Ranunculaceae family, native to southwest Asia. This plant has many food and medicinal uses. The use of its seeds and oil is common for treatment of many diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory diseases, diabetes and digestive diseases. The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive review on the scientific reports that have been published about N. sativa. The facts and statistics presented in this review article were gathered from the journals accessible in creditable databases such as Science Direct, Medline, PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO, EMBASE, SID and IranMedex...
October 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216638/thymoquinone-an-irak1-inhibitor-with-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-activities
#13
Muhammad Jahangir Hossen, Woo Seok Yang, Daewon Kim, Adithan Aravinthan, Jong-Hoon Kim, Jae Youl Cho
Thymoquinone (TQ) is a bioactive component of black seed (Nigella sativa) volatile oil and has been shown to have anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. In the present study, we explored the molecular mechanisms that underlie the anti-inflammatory effect of TQ and its target proteins using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine macrophage-like RAW264.7 and human monocyte-like U937 cells, together with LPS/D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced acute hepatitis and HCl/EtOH-induced gastritis mouse models...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215571/oral-administration-of-nigella-sativa-oil-ameliorates-the-effect-of-cisplatin-on-brush-border-membrane-enzymes-carbohydrate-metabolism-and-antioxidant-system-in-rat-intestine
#14
Faaiza Shahid, Zeba Farooqui, Sana Rizwan, Subuhi Abidi, Iqbal Parwez, Farah Khan
Cisplatin (CP) is an effective chemotherapeutic agent that induces gastrointestinal toxicity. Nigella sativa oil (NSO) has been shown to be beneficial in a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. The present study investigates the possible protective effect of NSO on CP-induced gastrointestinal toxicity. NSO administration (2ml/kg bwt, orally), prior to and following, a single dose CP treatment (6mg/kg bwt. ip), significantly attenuated the CP-induced decrease in brush border membrane (BBM) enzyme activities in intestinal homogenates and BBM vesicles (BBMV)...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214690/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-polyherbal-formulation-for-the-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-of-type-2-diabetes
#15
Mahdi Zarvandi, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Mohammad Abazari, Reza Shafiee-Nick, Ahmad Ghorbani
The present clinical trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a polyherbal formulation (PHF) consisted of Allium sativum, Aloe vera, Nigella sativa, Plantago psyllium, Silybum marianum and Trigonella foenum-graecum for controlling dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia in patients with advanced-stage of type-2 diabetes. An open-label phase I trial was carried out on 30 patients who had hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia before the beginning of the trial in spite of receiving statins and oral hypoglycemic drugs...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195061/overview-of-the-preclinical-pharmacological-properties-of-nigella-sativa-black-seeds-a-complementary-drug-with-historical-and-clinical-significance
#16
E Z Dajani, T G Shahwan, N E Dajani
Nigella sativa (N. sativa, black seeds; or sometimes known by many other names such as the blessed seed by the Arabs, black cumin in the Holy Bible, black caraway and Kalonji in South Asia) has been traditionally used for many years not only as a food but also as complementary drug. It is the objective of this communication to review the evidence-based pre-clinical pharmacological actions of N. sativa as a basis of its existing and potential new human clinical uses. Primary PubMed literature searches and secondary Medline searches were conducted to define N...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191328/combination-of-nigella-sativa-and-honey-in-eradication-of-gastric-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#17
Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Shahram Agah, Maryam Taghavi-Shirazi, Ali Ghobadi
BACKGROUND: Gastric Helicobacter pylori is extremely common worldwide. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of combination of Nigella sativa and honey (Dosin) in eradication of gastric H. pylori infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nineteen patients who had positive result for H. pylori infection by urea breath test (UBT) without a past history of peptic ulcer, gastric cancer or gastrointestinal bleeding, were suggested to receive one teaspoon of the mixture of Dosin (6 g/day of N...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187265/gastroprotective-effects-of-montelukast-and-nigella-sativa-oil-against-corticosteroids-induced-gastric-damage-much-more-than-antiasthmatic-drugs
#18
Fatma Hassan Rizk, Marwa Awad Ibrahim, Marwa Abd-Elsalam, Nema Ali Soliman, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Corticosteroids are used to treat variety of diseases like bronchial asthma. However, long term corticosteroids have a gastric ulcerogenic potential. Montelukast (MTK) and nigella sativa oil (NSO) are used in treatment of bronchial asthma. Previous studies showed that MTK and NSO had gastroprotective effects in other models of gastric ulcer. The present study assesses synergistic gastroprotective effects of both drugs in dexamethasone (DXM)-induced gastric damage. 50 male rats were divided into 5 groups; normal control (I), DXM group (II), MTK+DXM group (III), NSO+DXM group (IV), MTK+NSO+DXM group (V)...
February 10, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181594/erratum-biogenic-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanostructures-from-nigella-sativa-seed-prospective-role-as-food-packaging-material-inhibiting-broad-spectrum-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm
#19
Nasser A Al-Shabib, Fohad Mabood Husain, Faheem Ahmed, Rais Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Edreese Alsharaeh, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Afzal Hussain, Md Tabish Rehman, Mohammad Yusuf, Iftekhar Hassan, Javed Masood Khan, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Ali Alsalme, Mohamed F Al-Ajmi, Vadim V Tarasov, Gjumrakch Aliev
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February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163966/an-active-principle-of-nigella-sativa-l-thymoquinone-showing-significant-antimicrobial-activity-against-anaerobic-bacteria
#20
Mohammad Akram Randhawa, Awwad Khalaf Alenazy, Majed Gorayan Alrowaili, Jamith Basha
AIM/BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is the major active principle of Nigella sativa seed (black seed) and is known to control many fungi, bacteria, and some viruses. However, the activity of TQ against anaerobic bacteria is not well demonstrated. Anaerobic bacteria can cause severe infections, including diarrhea, aspiration pneumonia, and brain abscess, particularly in immunodeficient individuals. The present study aimed to investigate the in vitro antimicrobial activity of TQ against some anaerobic pathogens in comparison to metronidazole...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
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