References & Citations

Anti-inflammatory properties:

  1. Hosseinzadeh, H., Tavakkoli, A., Mahdian, V. and Razavi, B.M. (2017). Review on Clinical Trials of Black Seed (Nigella sativa ) and Its Active Constituent, Thymoquinone. Journal of Pharmacopuncture, 20(3), pp.179–193. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5633670/?fbclid=IwAR1b0mwKhJyUVFCj8H_Hfo05PFUwUZYjTRrQJsO3oEO6cg-wbhTYvs2yumk_aem_AT_M4m5-kYmPC92B5qay547XBOb6r_2N9npxeqvhHJkQoF_VpAgHXS8NWjOTlRJMjLQ

In-text citation: (Hosseinzadeh et al., 2017)

 

  1. Alsamarai, A., Abdulsatar, M. and Alobaidi, A. (2014). Evaluation of Topical Black Seed Oil in the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 13(1), pp.75–82. doi: https://doi.org/10.2174/18715230113129990014

In-text citation: (Alsamarai, Abdulsatar and Alobaidi, 2014)

 

Sleep-aiding properties:

 

  1. Muttanahally Eraiah Mohan, Thomas, J.V., Mohan, M.C., Syam Das S, Prabhakaran, P. and Baby (2023). A proprietary black cumin oil extract (Nigella sativa) (BlaQmax®) modulates stress-sleep-immunity axis safely: Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1152680.

In-text citation: (Muttanahally Eraiah Mohan et al., 2023)

 

  1. Das S, S., R, K., George, S., PS, B.C., Maliakel, B., Ittiyavirah, S. and IM, K. (2021). Thymoquinone-rich black cumin oil improves sleep quality, alleviates anxiety/stress on healthy subjects with sleep disturbances– A pilot polysomnography study. Journal of Herbal Medicine, p.100507. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hermed.2021.100507.

In-text citation: (Das S et al., 2021)

 

Memory Benefits:

 

  1. Sahak, M.K.A., Kabir, N., Abbas, G., Draman, S., Hashim, N.H. and Hasan Adli, D.S. (2016). The Role ofNigella sativaand Its Active Constituents in Learning and Memory. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, pp.1–6. doi:https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/6075679.

In-text citation: (Sahak et al., 2016)

 

  1. Bin Sayeed, M.S., Asaduzzaman, M., Morshed, H., Hossain, M.M., Kadir, M.F. and Rahman, M.R. (2013). The effect of Nigella sativa Linn. seed on memory, attention and cognition in healthy human volunteers. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, [online] 148(3), pp.780–786. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2013.05.004.

In-text citation: (Bin Sayeed et al., 2013)

 

Anti-Anxiety:

 

  1. Thomas, J.V., Mohan, M.E., Prabhakaran, P., Das S, S., Maliakel, B. and I.M., K. (2022). A phase I clinical trial to evaluate the safety of thymoquinone-rich black cumin oil (BlaQmax®) on healthy subjects: Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled prospective study. Toxicology Reports, [online] 9, pp.999–1007. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2022.04.020.

In-text citation: (Thomas et al., 2022)

 

  1. Akram Randhawa, M. and Ahmed Alenazi, S. (2016). Neuropsychiatric Effects of Nigella sativa (Black Seed) – A Review. Alternative & Integrative Medicine, 05(01). doi:https://doi.org/10.4172/2327-5162.1000209.

In-text citation: (Akram Randhawa and Ahmed Alenazi, 2016)

 

Immune System (Superfood):

 

  1. Talbott, S. and Talbott, J. (2022). Issue 1 | 1 of 6 Food Sci Nutr Res. Food Sci Nutr Res, [online] 5(1), pp.1–6. Available at: https://www.scivisionpub.com/pdfs/effect-of-thymoquin-black-cumin-seed-oil-as-a-natural-immune-modulator-of-upperrespiratory-tract-complaints-and-psychological-mood-2453.pdf [Accessed 9 Nov. 2023].

In-text citation: (Talbott and Talbott, 2022)

 

  1. Hannan, Md.A., Rahman, Md.A., Sohag, A.A.M., Uddin, Md.J., Dash, R., Sikder, M.H., Rahman, Md.S., Timalsina, B., Munni, Y.A., Sarker, P.P., Alam, M., Mohibbullah, Md., Haque, Md.N., Jahan, I., Hossain, Md.T., Afrin, T., Rahman, Md.M., Tahjib-Ul-Arif, Md., Mitra, S. and Oktaviani, D.F. (2021). Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.): A Comprehensive Review on Phytochemistry, Health Benefits, Molecular Pharmacology, and Safety. Nutrients, 13(6), p.1784. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061784.

In-text citation: (Hannan et al., 2021)

 

Skin & Hair Health:

 

  1. Soleymani, S., Zargaran, A., Farzaei, M.H., Iranpanah, A., Heydarpour, F., Najafi, F. and Rahimi, R. (2020). The effect of a hydrogel made by Nigella sativa L. on acne vulgaris: A randomized double‐blind clinical trial. Phytotherapy Research, 34(11), pp.3052–3062. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.6739.

In-text citation: (Soleymani et al., 2020)

 

  1. Aljabre, S.H.M., Alakloby, O.M. and Randhawa, M.A. (2015). Dermatological effects of Nigella sativa. Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, 19(2), pp.92–98. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdds.2015.04.002.

In-text citation: (Aljabre, Alakloby and Randhawa, 2015)

 

  1. Rossi, A., Priolo, L., Iorio, A., Vescarelli, E., Gerardi, M., Campo, D., Nunno, D.D., Ceccarelli, S., Calvieri, S., Angeloni, A. and Marchese, C. (2013). Evaluation of a Therapeutic Alternative for Telogen Effluvium: A Pilot Study. file.scirp.org, [online] 2013. doi:https://doi.org/10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33A1002.

In-text citation: (Rossi et al., 2013)

 

Healing & Nourishing properties:

 

  1. Hosseinzadeh, H., Tavakkoli, A., Mahdian, V. and Razavi, B.M. (2017). Review on Clinical Trials of Black Seed (Nigella sativa ) and Its Active Constituent, Thymoquinone. Journal of Pharmacopuncture, 20(3), pp.179–193. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5633670/?fbclid=IwAR1b0mwKhJyUVFCj8H_Hfo05PFUwUZYjTRrQJsO3oEO6cg-wbhTYvs2yumk_aem_AT_M4m5-kYmPC92B5qay547XBOb6r_2N9npxeqvhHJkQoF_VpAgHXS8NWjOTlRJMjLQ

In-text citation: (Hosseinzadeh et al., 2017)

 

  1. Yimer, E.M., Tuem, K.B., Karim, A., Ur-Rehman, N. and Anwar, F. (2019). Nigella sativa L. (Black Cumin): A Promising Natural Remedy for Wide Range of Illnesses. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019, pp.1–16. doi:https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1528635.

In-text citation: (Yimer et al., 2019)

 

Digestion:

 

  1. Jarmakiewicz-Czaja, S., Zielińska, M., Helma, K., Sokal, A. and Filip, R. (2023). Effect of Nigella sativa on Selected Gastrointestinal Diseases. Current Issues in Molecular Biology, [online] 45(4), pp.3016–3034. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/cimb45040198.

In-text citation: (Jarmakiewicz-Czaja et al., 2023)

 

  1. Yimer, E.M., Tuem, K.B., Karim, A., Ur-Rehman, N. and Anwar, F. (2019). Nigella sativa L. (Black Cumin): A Promising Natural Remedy for Wide Range of Illnesses. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019, pp.1–16. doi:https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1528635.

In-text citation: (Yimer et al., 2019)

 

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