Anti-Aging Drugs in Unani Medicine
- *Corresponding Author:
- Malik Itrat
Department of TahaffuziwaSamajiTib
National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, India
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Received date: December 20, 2013; Accepted date: February 14, 2014; Published date: February 17, 2014
Citation: Itrat M, Khan JA (2014) Anti-Aging Drugs in Unani Medicine. J Community Med Health Educ 4:275. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000275
Copyright: © 2014 Itrat M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aging is a process of gradual, progressive and generalized impairment of functions resulting in the loss of adaptive response to stress and in increasing the risk of age-related diseases. According to Unani concept, aging is the result of tahleeleratoobateghareezia by hararateghareezia to maintain the organism in functional state and inadequate Compensation of tahleel by Quwwatehadima that maintain balance or homeostasis. Geriatric care is mentioned in unani literature under the heading of tadabeermashaikh. The concept of protection of an organ, stimulation of Hararate-gharizia and augmentation of vital force of important organs is the distinguishing feature of Unani medicine. The concept aims at maintaining the vitality of organs by protecting it from untoward stimuli and strengthening it to be able to cope with the diverse physiological climate. A number of drugs like Amla, Zanjabeel, Garlic, Kalonji categorize to possess such effects are frequently used in unani medicine. Some of the drugs studied in recent years demonstrate promising effect.