Journal article

Supplementation of Powdered Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seeds Reduces the Risk of Hypercholesterolemia

M Tauseef Sultan, Masood Sadiq Butt, Rabia Shabeer Ahmad, Rizwana Batool, Ambreen Naz, Hafiz Suleria

Functional Foods in Health and Disease | Functional Food Center | Published : 2011


Background: Functional and nutraceutical foods are gaining immense popularity among the masses. Plants and their bioactive molecules are of prime importance. Although various plants from different geographical areas have been tested in the past, many horizons still need to be addressed. Black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) is one such example that is quite popular in South Asia and the Middle East. Context and purpose: The present research study was designed to expedite the role of black cumin seed in reducing the risk of hypercholesterolemia. For the purpose, thirty Sprague dawley rats were procured from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad, Pakistan, and further split up into th..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The corresponding author is thankful to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for providing funding for his PhD project entitled "Characterization of black cumin fixed and essential oils and exploring their role as functional foods".