Nephroprotective Agents Used in Unani Medicine-An Evidence Based ApproachRoohi Zaman1*, Anzar Alam2, Shahid Shah Choudhry1 and Mohd Tariq1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Roohi Zaman
Department of Ilmul Saidla
National Institute of Unani Medicine
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Received Date: June 16, 2017; Accepted Date: June 26, 2017; Published Date: June 30, 2017
Citation: Zaman R, Alam A, Choudhry SS, M Tariq (2017) Nephroprotective Agents Used in Unani Medicine-An Evidence Based Approach. J Nephrol Ther 7: 296. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000296
Copyright: © 2017 Zaman R, 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.
Kidney is the main excretory organ of the body responsible to excrete the waste, undesirable and toxic substances out of the body. A number of drugs are excreted out of the body through kidney, thus it always remains in direct contact with substances of aversive nature which make it susceptible to toxicity and injury as some substances have inherent noxious effect on kidney such as penicillin and some deposits in tubules that impair its function like gentamicin. This is the main lacuna of Western medicine that it provides inarguably relief to the diseased organ but makes some healthy organ diseased. However, in Unani system of medicine many herbs and their formulations are used to cure kidney disorders since millennia without any side effects. So, in this review an attempt has been made to discuss about commonly used nephroprotective agents of Unani system of medicine.