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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 262-266

Anti-cancer activity of nigella sativa

Ayurveda Hospital & Reserch Centre, Amala Cancer Hospital , Trichur, 680 553, India

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M J Salomi
Ayurveda Hospital & Reserch Centre, Amala Cancer Hospital , Trichur, 680 553
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An extract of Smilax china, Hemidesmus indicus and Nigella Sativa on the ratio 3:2:1, prepared by boiling in water and concentrated could completely cure cases of oral canger diagnosed by modern methods. Cytotoxic studies with the three components showed activity in Nigella sativa at a concentration of 25 microgram equivalent of the dry powder against Dalton's lymphoma ascites cells. Animal experiments indicated the retarded growth of ascites as compared to the controls with a longivity of 90%.

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