What is love in a mist?
Characteristics of love in a mist
Scientific noun: Nigella damascena L.
Common noun: Love-in-a-mist
Family: Buttercup family- Ranunculaceae
Habitat: Where does love-in-a-mist grow?
We can find it in sown dry fields of Mediterranean places. Also cultivated in some other cold places as a garden plant.
Active parts: In the seeds damascenin is found in a proportion of 0.7%. In essential oil, the proportion of this alkaloid can reach 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 lesser amounts: Vomiting, headache, diarrhea
- In greater doses: convulsions, icterus, liver injuries, weakness, comma and death.
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8 March, 2021