KATAN (LINUM USITATISSIMUM LINN.)A POTENT UNANI THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASESAbstract
Herbal medicines have attracted the researcher’s attention nowadays as scientific evidence is coming regularlyon their safety and efficacy. Katan (Linum usitatissimum Linn) is a potent therapeutic agent of Unani medicine for respiratory tract diseases since ancient times. Unani scholars have described Katan as having pharmacological effects, i.e., Mohallil-e-Auram Munaffis-e-Balgham Mulattif Munzij, with its therapeutic uses in various respiratory tract diseases, i.e., Nazla, Zukam, Sual Baghami, Warme Urooqe Khashina, Zeequnafs, and Dama. This literary research is an attempt to highlight the various researches carried out on Katan in many respiratory tract diseases so it can provide guidance to researchers in the coming days. From these studies it has been proved that Katan (Linum usitatissimum) is anti-inflammatory agent. Moreover, it also has an antibacterial, antiallergic effect and has a significant effect on COPD, asthma of childhood and adults. These findings prove the claims of the Unani medical scholars made centuries ago about the therapeutic effects of Katan in various respiratory tract diseases. Based on centuries-old experience of Unani scholars, we can find out solutions of many inflammatory respiratory tract diseases i.e., Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, COPD, Bronchial Asthma, Bronchitis, etc. with the scientifically proved safe Unani drugs like Katan or its various classical formulations through collaborative multicentric 3rd phase clinical studies.
DO AIN UZUN ANAF WA HALAQ, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
27 January 2021
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