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Thymoquinone is a phytochemical compound found in the plant Nigella sativa . It is also found in select cultivated Monarda fistulosa plants which can be steam distilled to produce an essential oil.

It has been classified as a pan-assay interference compound, which binds indiscriminately to many proteins. [1] It is under preliminary research to identify its possible biological properties. [2] [3]

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