Unani Murakkabat (Formulations): Need of Modification
|Department of Ilmul Advia, Faculty of Medicine, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi-62, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Hifzul Kabir
Department of Ilmul Advia
Faculty of Medicine, Jamia Hamdard
New Delhi-62, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received February 21, 2014; Accepted March 26, 2014; Published March 28, 2014|
|Citation: Kabir H (2014) Unani Murakkabat (Formulations): Need of Modification. J Homeop Ayurv Med 3:146. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000146|
|Copyright: © 2014 Kabir H. 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.|
Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology) is backbone of Unani System of Medicine. It includes evaluation of drugs (identification, cultivation, collection, storage) etc on one hand and action and uses on the other. It is much wider in relation to Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology and pharmacy of modern stream. It comprises Kulliyat Advia, Mufradat, Murakkabat, Saidla and Kushtasaazi. Murakkabat, Saidla and Kushtasaazi have wide field of work but very little is being done. Murakkabat (Compound formulations) need to be modified in respect to preparation and ingredients.
Ingredients: Certain preparations contain more than 40 or even 141 or more ingredients, it is very difficult to justify their presence and some drugs are not available so these should be excluded from the formulation. Some drugs are repeated in the name of other drug or with same phytochemical composition.
Preparation method of drugs: We should prepare drugs on standard parameters to compete the world. As in
preparation of Kushta, heat should be given in terms of temperature regulated by computer but still now we are doing in terms of weight of dung cake. Sherbet majoon and other preparation’s sugar must be replaced to sugar free, which will be safe to diabetic and other such patients.
Toxicity study: Kushta and other poisonous drugs should be evaluated for their toxicity study, so that their
indications, contraindication may be established. By describing these facts, it is need of time to evaluate the drugs on such parameters, that principles of Unani System should not be neglected.