THERAPEUTIC POTENTIALS OF SATAWAR-A UNANI MEDICINEAbstract
The use of herbal medicine is increasing nowadays to find out alternate ways to treat diseases that have no cure in modern medicine or have a risk of side effects. Satawar is an important medicinal plant in Unani Medicine, which has been used from thousands of years for its therapeutic efficacy. In Unani Medicine it has been used for its pharmacological actions like Mughallize mani (Insipissant to semen), Muwallide labn (Galactogogue) and Muqawwie bah (aphrodisiac), Mufatteh sudad (Antiobstruent), Qate balgham (Mucolytic), Muqawwi-e-Kabid (Liver Tonic), Muqawwi-e-Kuliya (Renal Tonic), Mohallile warm (anti-inflammatory) etc. in diseases like Jiryan (Spermatorrhoea), Zauf-e-Bah (Sexual Debility), Riqqat-e-Mani, Sailanur reham (Leucorrhoea), Suzak (Syphilis), Qillat Labn (Oligo galactorrhoea). An effort has been made in this article to highlight important aspects of Satawar in Unani classical literature in light of the recent research, so the researchers can undertake further studies to find out the effective economic and safe solutions for many diseases. After reviewing various research, it can be concluded that many claims of Unani scholars have been proven by modern research like galactagogue, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, hepatoprotective and nephroprotective effects besides its anticancer, antidepressant, immunomodulatory, antigastric ulcer, antidiabetic, antibacterial activities.
Zehra Zaidi *, Shehla Nazir and Fizza Sayeda Zaidi
Department of Ain, Uzn, Anaf, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, Delhi, India.
24 May 2022
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