Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2017)
Preventive, promotive and curative aspects of dementia in complementary medicine (Unani): Through-Black Box Design
Author(s): Sana Fatima, Nafis Haider, Anzar Alam, Aleemuddin Quamri, Lateef Unnisa and Roohi Zaman
Abstract: Dementia is a neurological (asabi) syndrome and manifestation of different pathological changes occurs in the brain-characterized by pause of multiple higher cortical functions, as well as memory, thinking, comprehension, orientation, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgment without any blemishes in consciousness. In 60-80% cases Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of senile dementia (nisyan/zof-e-dimagh). According to Unani perspective loss of memory is known as Nisyan and disrupts occurs in Quwat-e-Hafiza, Quwat-e-Fikr and Quwat-e-Takhauul which are due to Broodat-wa-ratoobat and Su-e-Mizaj Barid Yabis. This syndrome can be prevented by health promotive approach of Unani System of Medicine which takes consideration in vital organs and whole body. Unani scholars mentioned different regimes (Nutool, Dalk, Riyazat, Hijama, Hammam, Dietotherapy) and drugs therapy-Mufradat such as; Barhami (Bacopamonnieri), Baladur (Semecarpus anacardium), Gilo (Tinospora cordifolia), Halela (Terminalia chebula), Balela (Terminalia bellerica), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Waj (Acorus calamus), Qust (Saussurea lappa), Kulanjan (Alpinia galanga), Kundur (Boswellia serrata), Sad Kofi (Cyperus rotundus), Aqarqarha (Anacyclus pyrethrum), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) etc. wa Murakkabat (polyherbomineral formulations) such as; Majoon Barhami, Majoon Bolas, Majoon Baladur, Majoonwaj, Majoon Falsafa, Majoon Kundur, Itrifal Sagheer, Jawarish Jalinoos etc. for the management of Nisyan which shows nootropic activity against age related dementia. The present review aims to explore the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, spectrum of activity with reference to Unani Medicine.
How to cite this article:
Sana Fatima, Nafis Haider, Anzar Alam, Aleemuddin Quamri, Lateef Unnisa and Roohi Zaman. Preventive, promotive and curative aspects of dementia in complementary medicine (Unani): Through-Black Box Design. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(1): 1-5.