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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 42-48

Hypoglycemic Effect of Black Cumin Seeds (Nigella sativa L.) on Type 2 Diabetes


Department of Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics, Ethiraj College for Women, 70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai - 600008, India

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M Ragavi
Department of Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics, Ethiraj College for Women, 70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai - 600008
India
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OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the study was to determine the effect of black cumin seeds on the blood glucose level (both fasting and postprandial) of subjects with type 2 diabetes. METHOD: The experimental study includes fifteen individuals with type 2 diabetes aged between 45 – 65years. The subjects were supplemented with 2g Nigella sativa seed powder for a period of 45 days. The blood glucose (both fasting and postprandial) levels of the subjects were assessed on 0th day, 30th day and 45th day of supplementation. RESULT: The fasting and postprandial blood glucose level on 0th day, 30th day and 45th day were compared. There was a significant reduction in fasting and postprandial blood glucose level between 0th day and 30th day and 0th day and 45th day. CONCLUSION: Supplementation of Nigella sativa commonly known as black cumin seeds resulted in a reduction in the blood glucose level (both fasting and post prandial) at 30th day and 45th day. Hence Nigella sativa can be used as an adjuvant in the treatment of diabetes.


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