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A comprehensive review on secondary metabolites of Nigella sativa L (Seeds)

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Vikram University, Ujjain 456010, MP, India
  • 2School of Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Vikram University, Ujjain 456010, MP, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 7, Issue (12), Pages 16-29, December,18 (2017)


Nigella sativa L. synthesizes and accumulates a variety of biological active secondary metabolites. Due to various substances isolated and identified the claim made in traditional medicinal system. Seeds are generally called kalongi (Ranunculacae) is an annual flowering plant, originate from S. W. Asia. Seeds and NSO showed as a folk medicine for a prehistoric usage in all systems of medicines and are used as food also. This comprehensive account provides a botanical distribution of plant, chemical constituents and pharmacological potential are reviewed and summarized the information focusing on its wide spectrum biological and medicinal properties including anti-tumor, antipyretic, analgesic, antinematode, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, antiulcerogenic and anti- bacterial as well as dietary nutritive supplements and also focused on synthesis and properties of nanopaticles due to secondary metabolites show reducing and stabilizing activity.


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