The control group rats (C-rats) and Nigella sativa-treated rat group (Ns-rats) received, respectively, 2 ml/kg body weight of distilled water and Nigella sativa fixed oil via the oral route for 12 weeks.
The fixed oil obtained from Nigella sativa seeds (chestnut color, agreeable perfume, extraction yield: 26% w/w) was analyzed using thin layer chromatography (TLC).
The effects of the chronic administration of Nigella sativa fixed oil (2 ml/kg body wt.
The high values of oral and intraperitoneal lethal doses of Nigella sativa fixed oil ([LD.
Nigella sativa fixed oil has been well-analyzed (Abdel-Aal and Attia, 1993; Aboul-Enein et al.
Nigella sativa fixed oil, like the fibrates, decreases serum cholesterol and triglycerides, and ameliorates serum HDL.
Nigella sativa fixed oil exhibits potent analgesic and sedative properties (Khanna et al.
Similarly Linolenic acid is also present in fixed oil fraction of leaves having % age composition of 0.
Table-19: Chemical composition of fixed oil of Malcolmia Africana leaves as identified by GC-MS analysis.
GC-MS analysis of chemical composition of leaves fixed oil extracted by soxhlet apparatus, of M.