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Ans: D. Nigella Sativa
- Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (Family Ranunculaceae) is a widely used medicinal plant throughout the world.
- The most important active compounds are thymoquinone (30%-48%), thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, p-cymene (7%-15%), carvacrol (6%-12%), 4-terpineol (2%-7%), t-anethol (1%-4%), sesquiterpene longifolene (1%-8%) α-pinene and thymol, etc.
- inhibition of the growth of Staphylococcus aureus was observed by a concentration of 300 mg/mL with distilled water as control, this inhibition was confirmed by using the positive control Azithromycin.
- Methanolic extracts of N. sativa have the strongest antifungal effect followed by the chloroform extracts against different strains of Candida albicans.