Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Therapeutics of Black Cumin Seed

Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Therapeutics of Black Cumin Seed

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Abdalbasit Mariod
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907880

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Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Therapeutics of Black Cumin Seed covers the history of medicinal uses of N. sativa and its position in various cultures, agronomy, cultivation and agricultural practices. The book also brings the biochemical composition, carbohydrates, polysaccharides and nutritional value of black cumin seeds, while also exploring them as a potential functional food. Written by an international team of black cumin seeds researchers, this book aims to reach producers, nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical companies, unconventional oil producing companies, seed oils researchers, Institutes and research groups of medicinal plants, Food and chemistry students what they need to understand about the black cumin seed. Black cumin's application as a food additive and flavoring agent have been reported in various countries around the world. Furthermore, previous studies have identified many volatile components present in N. sativa seeds, including thymoquinone, a main compound that has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-malarial, anti-cancer activities and help in treatment of bronchial asthma, ischemia and cardiovascular diseases, besides many other compounds that can induce pharmacological effects and have therapeutic potential in humans.

Key Features

  • Thoroughly explores the biochemical composition, nutritional values, functional and medicinal potentials of black cumin seed and where they can be grown worldwide
  • Covers the cultivation and agricultural practices of black cumin seeds
  • Brings medicinal uses of black cumin seeds, such as anti-malarial and anti-cancer activities
  • Details the biological activities of the black cumin seeds and its nutritional effects


Black cumin seed producers, Food and chemistry students, nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical companies, unconventional oils producing companies, seed oils researchers, Institutes and research groups of medicinal plants and botanic

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction, agronomy, varieties and production of black cumin
    2. The history of medicinal use of black cumin seed and its position in various cultures
    3. Effect of climate, soil type, irrigation and agricultural practices on bioactive compounds of Black Cumin
    4. Black cumin: Physiological, Morphological, growth and agricultural yield
    5. Biochemical composition, carbohydrates, polysaccharides and Nutritional value of black cumin seeds
    6. Black cumin seed oil, protein, protein concentrates and hydrolysate
    7. Black cumin seeds as a potential functional food
    8. Black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) essential oils and aroma quality
    9. Effect of different food processing techniques on the composition of black cumin seed and seed oil
    10. Black cumin seed as animal feed
    11. Biological activities anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-microbial of black cumin seeds
    12. Therapeutic potentials of the Nigella sativa L. seed
    13. Anti-hypercholesterolemic and anti-hyperglycaemic effects of black cumin seeds
    14. The Anticancer Properties of Black cumin seed bioactive compounds
    15. Antioxidant activity and phenolic content of black cumin seeds
    16. Antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-malarial effect of black seed oil
    17. Neuroprotective effect of Black cumin seed and seed oil
    18. Black cumin (Nigella sativa) to treat bronchial asthma, ischemia and cardiovascular diseases
    19. Potential medicinal properties of black cumin (Nigella sativa) in traditional medicine

Product details

  • No. of pages: 268
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907880

About the Editor

Abdalbasit Mariod

Dr. Mariod is the founder of Ghibaish College of Science & Technology, Ghibaish, Sudan. He is a professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science & Arts, Alkamil, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his PhD in Natural Sciences at Münster University, Münster, Germany. Dr. Mariod was considered for inclusion in WHO‘S WHO in the World, 28th Edition by Marquis Who’s Who Publications in May of 2010. He was also classified among the top 2% global highly cited researchers published in PLOS Biology by Stanford University in 2019. Dr. Mariod has obtained more than eight innovations medals and awards as well as nine scholarships and grants. He serves as an editorial board member of more than nine international journals, he has published 212 articles in peer-reviewd journals, and he has edited three books for Elsevier, four books for Springer, and four other books for local and regional publishers in Arabic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage Center, Ghibaish College of Science and Technology, Ghibaish, Sudan; Professor, College of Sciences and Arts-Alkamil, University of Jeddah, Alkamil, Saudi Arabia

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