Nigella sativa L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 146

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Nigella sativa L.
status

 

Nigella sativa L. 

Names.

Myanmar: samon-net. English: black cumin, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, small fennel.

Range.

Eastern Mediterranean to northeastern India; also cultivated. In Myanmar found in Kachin and Sagaing.

Uses.

Seed: Used as a carminative and galactagogue; also mixed with other drugs, since warm and stimulating.

Notes.

On the Malay Peninsula the seeds are a component of poultices for abscesses, rheumatism, orchitis, ulcerated nose, headache; part of a lotion to wash fever patients and a gargle; and taken internally in combination with other drugs as an antiemetic and laxative ( Perry 1980). Additionally, "They are in prescriptions in the Medical Book of Malayan Medicine for debility, blood poisoning, enlarged liver, nausea, colic, constipation, for women after childbirth, and various other troubles." In Indonesia, they are added to astringent medicines for abdominal disease ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Nigella