|Document ID (ISN)||78597|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Saad A., Besher S., Ammar N., Emam H.
||Therapeutic effects of Nigella sativa on occupational contact dermatitis
||2001, Vol.7, No.1, p.26-38. Illus. 42 ref.
||Nigella seeds have known anti-allergic effects in traditional medicine. The therapeutic effects of Nigella sativa powdered in the form of capsules, lipoidal matter extract and the aqueous alcoholic extract of nigella seeds in the form of two ointments were studied in 50 male volunteers aged between 25 and 55 years suffering from chronic occupational contact dermatitis. Blood picture, IgE and natural killer (NK) cells were recorded before and after two weeks of therapy. Treatment with lipoidal extract ointment, alcoholic extract ointment and powdered seed capsules led to complete recovery of the eczematous lesions in 89%, 46%, and 63%, respectively. Clinical improvement by these three treatments was statistically significant, while placebos achieved no significant improvement. NK cell fraction was significantly augmented in treated groups. No harmful effects on the liver and the kidney functions were found.
||medicinal plants; eczema; skin allergies
||immunoglobulins; comparative study; medical treatment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Egypt|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology