Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 9

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.): Studies on Phytochemistry, Health Benefits, Molecular Pharmacology, and Safety

V Vahita1*, Growther Lail2, SM Jobair Hossain3 and S Kadar Basha4

1PhD Student, Department of Microbiology, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu, India

2Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu, India

3PhD Student, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jahangir Nagar University, Savar, Bangladesh

4Director-Operations, Danat Al Ajiyal, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: V Vahita, PhD Student, Department of Microbiology, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu, India.

Received: July 12, 2023; Published: August 09, 2023

Abstract

The significance of natural flora is well known by the scientific community. The medicinal plant gifted by nature have been explored by the humans to find out their respective values in the medical field. Nigella sativa has been used as traditional medicine for centuries. The aim of this study is that to test the phytochemical screening and antioxidant capabilities of methanolic extract of Nigella sativa seeds. In the present study the seeds were powdered and the best methanol extracts were screened for Preliminary phytochemical investigations. Seed powder showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, carbohydrates, tannins, sterols, glycosides, phenolic compounds, protein and amino acids and absence of gums, mucilage, oil and fats. The experimental data indicated that Nigella sativa seeds displayed the highest DPPH scavenging effect (82%) with the help of standard graph plotted using standard antioxidant compound. Finally, the results obtained in this study that Nigella sativa possess significant amount of antioxidants and phytochemical compounds.

 Keywords: Nigella sativa; Phytochemistry

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Citation

Citation: V Vahita., et al. “Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.): Studies on Phytochemistry, Health Benefits, Molecular Pharmacology, and Safety". Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.9 (2023): 38-44.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 V Vahita., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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