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Nigella Sativa: A Promising Preventive And Healing Power In The Face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Conference: 5th International Conference on Quality and Evidence Based in Prophetic Medicine

Keywords: Prophetic Medicine


SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) was declared as a global pandemic by the (WHO) in March2020 and until to date the world continues to struggle with the virus and its genetic mutations that lead to the development of new variants like the Omicron variant, which is swiftly becoming the dominant variant globally being the most transmissible variant.

Although a number of current vaccines are promising, still there is no adequate data to determine how long they can protect the person and to confirm their short and long term safety and effectiveness against the COVID-19 virus and its variants.

Researchers are ongoing on products from natural origin that can be introduced as preventive and therapeutic agents in the fight against COVID-19.

Nigella sativa seeds (Black seed) is considered in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine) as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine.

This is a review of several studies that support the role that black seed can play in COVID-19, highlighting the pharmacological benefits of these miracle seeds and their active ingredients. Based on previous studies, Black seed can be introduced as preventive and early therapeutic agent that improve the host antiviral immune response along with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-coagulatory and immuno-modulatory properties with wide safety profile.

Early treatment of COVID-19 is a missed opportunity to reduce transmission of the virus, the probability of clinical deterioration and hospital admission, there is also the potential for significant cost avoidance. Moreover, black seed is considered a low-cost remedy, which makes it a priority for low- and middle-income communities that suffer from the economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic. So black seed can be considered as a universal remedy for a universal disease.

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