Benefits and risks of Nigella damascena
Scientific noun: Nigella damascena L.
Common noun: Love-in-a-mist
Family: Buttercup family- Ranunculaceae
Habitat: In sown dry fields of Mediterranean places. Also cultivated in some other cold places as a garden plant.
.- Essential oil
Active parts:: The seeds where damascenine is concentrated in a proportion of 0, 7 %. and essential oil. In this case, proportion may reach to 9%
PROPERTIES OF LOVE-IN-A-MIST
Love-in-a-mist drawing. By courtesy of © www.dibujosparapintar.com
Medicinal properties of Nigella damascena
This plant has traditionally been been used as hepatic, astringent, carminative, vermifuge. (More information)
Toxicity of Nigella damascena
The toxicity of this plant is very high.
Photo of Nigella damascena
Symptoms of poisoning
- In greater doses: convulsions, icterus, liver injuries, weakness, comma and death.
Medical treatment: The patient must vomit without taking vomitives. Gastric lavage and artificial respiration.
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