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Title: Effect of herbal Unani formulation on Nephrotic syndrome: A case study
Authors: Azhar, Misbahuddin
Keywords: Nephrotic syndrome;Polyherbal;Unani;Nephroprotection;Du’f al-Kulya
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 38/00, A61K 39/395, A61P 13/12, A61M 1/14, A61K 35/22, A61K 36/00, A61K 38/26, A61K 45/06, A61K 31/198
Abstract: According to Philosophy of Unani medicine, Du’f al-Kulya is a condition in which the kidneys do not perform their normal function because of impairment in their temperament or alteration in their humoral status or anomalies in their structure. Du’f al-Kulya Barid is caused by the impairment of the temperament of kidneys specially cold impaired temperament leading to swelling, white coloured urine, decreased thirst, feeling of coldness at the site of kidney. These symptoms are very much closer to the condition of ‘Nephrotic syndrome’. That’s the real logic to use traditional herbal Unani formulation for the treatment of nephritic syndrome. The present case report is based on traditional use of herbal Unani formulation for the treatment of nephrotic syndrome. The evidence-based data is provided to support the traditional use of this valuable herbal Unani Formulation (HUF). To generate the biochemical and clinical data from a patient treated with HUF for nephrotic syndrome. A 57-year-old female from Punjabi Sikh community from capital Delhi was diagnosed nephrotic syndrome and treated for four months with a combination of Unani herbal drugs. The patient was advised to take 10 g of powder of HUF twice with Arq Mako and Arq Kasni 20 mL each diluted with equal amount of plain water in the morning and evening. The treatment was continued for four months and investigations for renal functions were carried out and patient was clinically examined at each visit. Laboratory reports and clinical sign and symptoms revealed that HUF reduces serum creatinine, urea and swelling on face and body. Increased blood pressure was declined compared to base line reading. In the present case study, the HUF has shown promising nephroprotective activity by significantly reducing serum creatinine, urea and protein leakage in urine.
Page(s): 807-810
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(4) [October 2018]

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