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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