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NIGELLA DAMASCENA

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Family ► Ranunculaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Southern Europe; cultivated in Indian gardens.

English ► Love-in-a-mist.

Ayurvedic ► Upakunchikaa (var.).

Siddha ► Karumcheerakam.

Action ► Seeds—carminative, emmenagogue, anthelmintic. A tincture prepared from the ripe seeds is used against catarrhal inflammations of liver and intestines in homoeopathy.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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