Nigella sativa Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Nigella sativa Linn.belongs to Ranunculaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Habat al- Baraka, Habat-as-Sauda.
The English Names for this herb are Black Cumin, Black Seeds, Nigella Seeds, Small Fennel.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Habat-as-Sauda, Kalonji, Shoneez, Siyah Dana.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Abortifacient
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-dyspeptic
  • Anti-flatulent
  • Anti-phlegmatic
  • Appetizer
  • Attenuant
  • Carminative
  • Detergent
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Galactagogue
  • Lactagogue
  • Liver Tonic
  • Stimulant
  • Stomach Tonic
  • Suppurative
  • Uterine

  • Seeds (Extract):
  • Anti-bacterial

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seeds of Nigella sativa Linn. are Leucoderma, Digestive Disorders, Dysmenorrhoea, Piles, Asthma, Pimples, Eczema, Migraine, Chronic Headache, Obesity, Hydrophobia, Pityriasis, Eruptions, Lung complaints, Tertain fever, Puerperal fevers, Eye Sores, Freckles, Ringworm, Paralysis, Cough, Ascites, Chest Congestion, Jaundice, Alopecia.

    The Indications of Oil of Nigella sativa Linn. are Back Pain, Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Rheumatism.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Nigella sativa Linn..


    The Temperaments of Seeds of Nigella sativa Linn. are 2nd order, warm and dry, 3rd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    MAJUN AZRAQIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    QAIROOTI ARD KRISNA OINTMENTHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Nigella sativa Linn. is used in the preparation of Anqaruya-i-Kabir, Hab Halteet, Jawarish Shoneez, Ma'jun Finjnosh, Ma'jun Izaraqi, Ma'jun Kalkalanj, Ma'jun Khubs al-Hadid, Ma'jun Nankhwah, Ma'jun Nankhwah Mushki, Qairuti Arad Krasna, Roghan Kalan, Roghan Shafa, Zimad Bars compounds.


    Whole HerbN/A
    Seeds1.000g - 3.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Nigella sativa Linn.. A small herb, about 45 cm high. Leaves 2-3 pinnatisect, cut into linear lanceolate segments. Flowers pale blue on solitary long peduncles. Seeds trigonous, black, rugulose-tubercular

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Denmark, France, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
    Odor: The odor of Seeds of Nigella sativa Linn. is Specific Aromatic
    Seeds: Agreeable Bitter


    No information regarding Nigella sativa Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Nigella sativa Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Nigella sativa Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    May cause harm to throat, cephalic region,excessive use may cause haemorrhage from stomach region ,abortion,harm to urinary organs.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Nigella sativa Linn.. (work in progress)