Nigella ciliaris

Nigella ciliaris DC.

Ranunculaceae

  • Pinwheel Nigella
  • حبة البركة
  • قزحة
  • habbet el-baraka
  • qizha
  • קֶצַח רִיסָנִי
  • qetzakh risani

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Nigella ciliaris DC.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

Heart disease

Cardiac

Eat ground seeds + honey x2/day.

Aerial parts, FlowersZ, B
Cardiovascular

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Hypotensive

Eat ground seeds+ honey x2/day.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

1. Mix 2 teaspoons ground seeds + honey & eat.
2.Boil 1 teaspoon ground seeds + sesame seeds in 1 cup of water & take orally.

Aerial partsZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

1. Mix 2 teaspoons ground seeds + honey & eat.
2. Boil 1 teaspoon ground seeds + sesame seeds in 1 cup water & take orally.

FlowerB
Mens Health/ Reproductive Health

Male Infertility

Fertility

Eat ground seeds + honey x2/day.

Aerial parts, FlowerB, Z
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Bone pain

Analgesic

1.Mix 2 teaspoons ground seeds + honey & eat.
2.Boil 1 teaspoon ground seeds + sesame seeds in 1 cup of water & take orally.

FlowerB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Muscle contraction/ spasms

Anti-spasmodic, Muscle relaxant

Apply oil from seeds externally to affected area.

Aerial partsZ
Womens Health

Postpartum recovery (of uterus)

Alterative

1.Mix equal amount of seeds + sesame, boil in water 15 min & take orally x2-3/day after delivery.
2. Mix 2 teaspoons ground seeds + honey & eat.
3.Boil 1 teaspoon ground seeds + sesame seeds in 1 cup water & take orally.
4.Apply seed oil externally to affected area.

FlowerB
Womens Health

Promote lactation

Galactagogue

1.Mix equal amounts of seeds + sesame, boil in water 15 min & take orally x2-3/day after delivery.
2. Mix 2 teaspoons ground seeds + honey & eat.
3. Boil 1 teaspoon ground seeds + sesame seeds in 1 cup water & take orally.

Flower, Fruit, LeafB

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Nigella Genus has some species which may contain an isoquinoline alkaloid in the seeds which is toxic, irritating the gastrointestinal tract & stimulating the central nervous system.