कालिका - Nigella sativa

 

Name - कालाजाजी

Botanical name - Nigella sativa

Description - This consists of the black angular seeds of Nigella sativa Linn. Of the family Ranunculaceae.

Chemical Constituents- It contains essential oil, toxic glucoside, melanthin, bitter Substances, saponin, fixed oil, resins and tannin.

Use - The drug is carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant and abortificient. It is useful in prevention and treatment of mild puerperal Fevers. As a paste with sesame oil applied to skin diseases.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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