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145. Nigella.—Nigella.

145. NIGELLA.—NIGELLA. The seeds of Nigel'la damasce'na Linné. Habitat: Levant; cultivated. Triangular-ovate, about 2.5 mm. (1/10 in.) long; testa brittle, dull-black; embryo straight and small, with pointed ends. It has a strawberry-like odor, and bitter taste. Used as an emmenagogue and diuretic.

A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.

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