The Role of Nigella sativa and Its Active Constituents in Learning and Memory

Sahak, M.K.A. and Kabir, N. and Abbas, G. and Draman, S. and Hashim, N.H. and Adli, D.S.H. (2016) The Role of Nigella sativa and Its Active Constituents in Learning and Memory. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016. pp. 1-6. ISSN 1741-427X, DOI

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The loss of the ability for learning and memory is a prominent feature of dementia, which affects millions of individuals all over the world, due to either neurodegenerative diseases or brain injury. Although a lot of information is known about the pathology involved, treatment remains elusive at best. The Black Seed of Nigella sativa has been historically and religiously used for thousands of years for preventing and treating many different kinds of diseases. This review article looks at Nigella sativa and its potential role in facilitating learning and memory. The possible use of this seed’s extract or compounds isolated from it, such as thymoquinone, for treating damaged brain neural tissue is discussed. The evidence presented in this paper appears to be supporting the hypothesis that this plant and/or its bioactive constituents can enhance learning and memory in health and disease in animals and humans.

Item Type: Article
Funders: FRGS FP039-2015A, UMRG RG202/11AFR, UMRG RG315/14AFR, PPP PG025-2013A
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigella sativa; Active Constituents; Learning; Memory
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 06:22

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