Extraction and chemical tests on Nigella Sativa l. collected from Punjab region of India

  • Saptarshi Samajdar Central University of Punjab
Keywords: Nigella sativa, Thymoquinone, Anticancer

Abstract

Nigella sativa is a wonder plant which has the potential to cure almost all diseases except death. The medicinal value of the plant has been reported quite long ago and finds its place in Holy Quran. Nigella Sativa of Family Ranunculaceae contains chemical components like Thymoquinone, alpha hederin which are anticancer in nature. So in this article emphasis on the different solvent extraction and its chemical tests have been shown from the seeds collected from Punjab, India.

Author Biography

Saptarshi Samajdar, Central University of Punjab

Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences and Natural Products,
Central University of Punjab, Punjab, India

References

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Published
2017-12-01
How to Cite
[1]
Samajdar, S. 2017. Extraction and chemical tests on Nigella Sativa l. collected from Punjab region of India. PharmaTutor. 5, 12 (Dec. 2017), 54-57. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v5.i12.2017.54.