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The Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Nigella sativa Balm Sticks

Department of Pharmacy and Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr HAMKA (UHAMKA), Jakarta 13460, Indonesia
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Sci. Pharm. 2019, 87(1), 3;
Received: 28 December 2018 / Revised: 9 January 2019 / Accepted: 9 January 2019 / Published: 14 January 2019
Nigella sativa oil has been known to have potent anti-inflammatory activity. This research aimed to determine the anti-inflammation activity of Nigella sativa oil in a simple balm stick by topical application. The activity was checked using two methods: carrageenan-induced paw oedema and granuloma pouch on rats. The results showed that balm sticks which contained 10% Nigella sativa could overcome both acute and sub-acute inflammation showing by high oedema inhibition (60.64%), low leucocytes count (43.55% lower than control) as well as a notable TNF-α concentration (50% lower than control) on the inflamed area. In conclusion, topical application of a Nigella sativa balm stick was effective for both acute and sub-acute forms of inflammation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nigella sativa; anti-inflammatory; balm; topical Nigella sativa; anti-inflammatory; balm; topical
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Dwita, L.P.; Yati, K.; Gantini, S.N. The Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Nigella sativa Balm Sticks. Sci. Pharm. 2019, 87, 3.

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