Nigella sativa: Valuable perspective in the management of chronic diseases. - GreenMedInfo Summary
: Valuable perspective in the management of chronic diseases.
Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2020 Jun ;23(6):699-713. PMID: 32695285
Raluca Maria Pop
Objectives: Over the past 20 years, increasing interest in the use of medicinal plants as alternative or adjuvant treatments of several chronic diseases was observed. Accordingly,or black cumin, a medicinal plant rich in bioactive compounds, has been used worldwide for food purposes or in traditional medicines. This paper aims to revealpotential as adjunct treatment in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and hematological malignancies, due to their increasing prevalence and difficult management in everyday life.
Materials and Methods: Databases like PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Scopus, and Google Scholar were used to search the literature data. Keywords like anti-inflammatory effect, anti-oxidant effect, antihypertensive effects, hypolipidemic effects and hematological malignancies were used in combination with
Results: Because of its numerous pharmacological actions, but especially for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,andstudies demonstratedpositive effect against diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia, all of them associated to cardiovascular diseases progression. Also, it was proved to have marked anti-proliferative, cytotoxic, pro-apoptotic, and anti-metastatic effects, in both solid cancers and hematological malignancies.
Conclusion: used as complementary treatment to classical medications can improve the management of several chronic diseases.