Clinical Trial of Black Seeds Against COVID – 19 in Kirkuk City/ Iraq


  • Kadhim Ali Abbas Al-Haidari
  • TunjaiNamiq Faiq
  • OzdanAkram Ghareeb



Pandemic disease, COVID-19, Infection,medicinal plant, , Black seeds


In order to cope with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there is an urgent need for effective
prevention and control measures. This study aims to explore the positive action of black seeds (BS) against
COVID-19 in patients involved in the trail. It is a descriptive, comparative, and open-label study. In our
study, (419) participants were divided into two groups.The studied participants included patients which
received standard care treatment as a control group (CON) , while the (BS) group were patients received
black seeds at a 40 mg/kg dose orally, once daily for 14 days plus standard protocol of treatment. The
evidence of BS efficacy was obvious in the severity and outcome of infection with covid-19. A significantly
higher severity of infection among control group 44 (17.0%) than the black seed group were noticed; the
control group also showed 14 deaths (5.4%), while there were no deaths in black seeds group (0.0%). Thus,
we can conclude that black seed is very effective in reducing the severity of covid-19 and preventing death
in infected patients.

Author Biographies

Kadhim Ali Abbas Al-Haidari

Family Physician inKirkuk Rehabilitation Center, Kirkuk Health Directorate, Iraq

TunjaiNamiq Faiq

Consultant Otolaryngologist in Kirkuk General Hospital, Kirkuk Health Directorate, Iraq

OzdanAkram Ghareeb

Assistant Lecturer in Department of Community Health Techniques, Kirkuk Technical Institute



How to Cite

Al-Haidari, K. A. A. ., Faiq, T. ., & Ghareeb, O. . (2021). Clinical Trial of Black Seeds Against COVID – 19 in Kirkuk City/ Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 3393-3399.