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Nigella sativa, as Preventive Strategy in COVID-19

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Vaishali Mathur and Mahak Sharma*   Pages 554 - 558 ( 5 )

Abstract:


The recent times have been difficult with the whole world fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. A herbal home-based spice can help people improve their immunity and fight against this infection. Nigella sativa has been named as a prophetic spice as it has many therapeutic effects. It is found to control diabetes, reduce high cholesterol levels, and serve as an anti- oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-informatory, and immune booster. The compound thymoquinone can be responsible for enhancing the immune system as it acts as an anti-oxidant and has an anti-inflammatory property. Research has shown that to protect yourself from coronavirus, it is important to avoid human contact and strengthen the immune system. This paper is a review of various studies that prove that Nigella sativa can be beneficial in enhancing the immune system and thus fight COVID-19.

Keywords:

COVID-19, coronavirus, immunity, Nigella sativa, kalonji, black cumin, onion seed.

Affiliation:

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, MAnav Rachna Campus, Sector 43, Delhi Surajkund Road, Faridabad, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, MAnav Rachna Campus, Sector 43, Delhi Surajkund Road, Faridabad



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