Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A (2016)
Contraceptives in Unani: An alternative to modern unmet
Author(s): Misba Naim, Wajeeha Begum, Abeeha Ahmad Khan
Abstract: Birth control or contraceptives are the methods used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Today advancement had given hundreds of contraceptive; providing a cafeteria choice for people. The problem is its unmet, whatever be the cause, topmost being the associated side effects. Unmet reveals that none meets the people demands up to mark. So it is the need of hour to explore and discover the fertility regulating agents which will be safer, more effective, inexpensive and widely acceptable. Unani system of medicine can help in this as an alternative. A lot has been described in unani literature under the section maan-e-hamal. Various drugs and methods are mentioned in classical Unani texts, used thousands of years ago for contraception. Today many of the drugs are proven also, in the light of pharmacology and can be used for further study for contraceptives development. Moreover, laboratory and clinical trials are utmost to explore the one. This article is an approach to explore the unani contraceptives in hope for an ideal one.
How to cite this article:
Misba Naim, Wajeeha Begum, Abeeha Ahmad Khan. Contraceptives in Unani: An alternative to modern unmet. Int J Herb Med 2016;4(3):37-39.