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Burmese Indigenous Medicinal Plants

by Daw Mya Bwin and U Sein Gwan, Pharmacology Research Division, Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health, Rangoon, 1973.

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18. Nigella sativa -- {sa.moan-nak} Samon-net.

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18. Nigella sativa Linn.

Family as given by the authors: Ranunculaceae

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Burmese name: {sa.moan-nak} Samon-net.

Nigella sativa Linn. Sp. Pl. 753 (1753).
English common name: Black Cummin, Nutmeg Flower, Small Fennel.

Description
Annual herb. Leaves 2-3 pinnatisect, cut into linear or linear-lanceolate segments. Flowers pale blue on solitary long stalks. Fruit composed of 5-12 more or less united follicles. Family Ranunculaceae.

Distribution
Upper Burma.

Uses
The seed oil possess hypotensive effect. fn26-01
Seeds used as stinulant, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue; useful in mild cases of puerperal fever; reduced to powder and mixed with sesamum oil much used as an external application in eruptions of the skin. fn26-02

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fn26-01 Mahpoux, M., M. jDakakmy. A. Gemel., & H. Moussa (1964). Choleretic action of Nigella sativa L. seed oil. Egypt Pharma. Bull. 44, 225-229 In: Biol. Abstr. (1966) 47, 6197. fn26-01b

fn26-02 Chopra, R. N>, S. L. Nayar & I. C. Chopra (1956). Glossary of Indian medicinal plants, p. i 76. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research: New Delhi. fn26-02b

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