Black cumin (Nigella sativa) and its constituent (thymoquinone): a review on antimicrobial effects

Forouzanfar, Fatemeh and Fazly Bazzaz, Bibi Sedigheh and Hosseinzadeh, Hossein (2014) Black cumin (Nigella sativa) and its constituent (thymoquinone): a review on antimicrobial effects. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 17 (12). pp. 929-938.

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Abstract

Nigella sativa seeds have wide therapeutic effects and have been reported to have significant effects against many ailments such as skin diseases, jaundice, gastrointestinal problems, anorexia, conjunctivitis, dyspepsia, rheumatism, diabetes, hypertension, intrinsic hemorrhage, paralysis, amenorrhea, anorexia, asthma, cough, bronchitis, headache, fever, influenza and eczema. Thymoquinone (TQ) is one of the most active constituent and has different beneficial properties. Focus on antimicrobial effects, different extracts of N. sativa as well as TQ, have a broad antimicrobial spectrum including Gram-negative, Gram-positive bacteria, viruses, parasites, schistosoma and fungi. The effectiveness of N. sativa seeds and TQ is variable and depends on species of target microorganisms. The present review paper tries to describe all antimicrobial activities that have been carried out by various researchers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: ijbms ijbms
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 16:24
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:24
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7533

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