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International Journal of Herbal Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2015)

Therapeutic Effects of Eight Unani (Herbal) Drugs in the Patients of Waj-ul-Mafasil (Rheumatoid Arthritis) in the Development of Nuzj (Purgation) and Maintenance of pH of Urine - A Randomized Open Controlled Study

Author(s): Naquibul Islam, S Shakir Jamil, M Ishaq
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effects of eightUnani (Herbal) drugs in the form of decoction in the patients of waj-ul-mafasil (Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in the development of nuzj (purgation) and maintenance of pH of urine in a randomized open controlled study. The diagnosis of RA was made as per American Rheumatology Association (ARA) criteria. The patients on test group were put on test drugs and control patients on control drug. The study was carried out at Department of Moalijat, Faculty of Medicine (Unani) and Majeedia Hospital, Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), New Delhi, India on 30 patients of rheumatoid arthritis, diagnosed and selected as per American Rheumatoid Association (ARA) criteria, divided in two groups namely test and control, with 15 patients in each, were included in the study. The patients in test group received decoction twice daily of the botanically identified eight Unani (herbal) drugs namely Badyan (seeds of Foeniculum vulgare Mill), Baikhe Badyan (roots/stem of Foeniculum vulgare Mill), Tukhme Kasni (seeds of Cichorium intybus Linn), Baikhe Kasni (roots of Cichorium intybus Linn), 5 gm each, Suranjan (Colchicum luteum Baker), 3 gm, Mawiz munaqqa (Vitis vinifera Linn), 7 No, Turbud safed (Operculina turpethum),5gm and Barge sana (leaves of Cassia senna Linn), 5 gm and control patients got standard Unani pharmacopeial drug for arthritis along with an Oil for local application for arthritis. The decoction of eight unani (herbal) drugs in randomized open controlled study has been found to be effective in the recovery of signs and symptoms of RA, development of nuzj (purgation) and maintenance of pH of urine in the patients of test group. The study was carried out during PG study in Moalijat at Department of Moalijat, Faculty of Medicine (Unani) and Majeedia Hospital, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India from August, 2005 to July, 2007. The details have been presented in the paper.
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How to cite this article:
Naquibul Islam, S Shakir Jamil, M Ishaq. Therapeutic Effects of Eight Unani (Herbal) Drugs in the Patients of Waj-ul-Mafasil (Rheumatoid Arthritis) in the Development of Nuzj (Purgation) and Maintenance of pH of Urine - A Randomized Open Controlled Study. Int J Herb Med 2015;3(1):28-32.
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