Specimen jar of nigella sativa seeds from India, 1880-1930

1880-1930 in India

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Left hand side, A670308: Nigella sativa seeds (clear glass specimen jar, English) India, 18801930 Right hand side:
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Nigella sativa seeds (clear glass specimen jar, English) India, 1880-1930

Nigella sativa seeds (shown on the left) are collected from a white flowering plant native to the Mediterranean and grown worldwide. The seeds or oil pressed from them are used to treat asthma and breathing problems, and aid digestion. New clinical tests are exploring how the seeds may treat allergies, hepatitis and diabetes. The seeds are shown here with nux vomica seeds (A667992).


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