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Title: Scientific validation of Unani compound formulation for its efficacy in bronchial asthma
Authors: Singhal, KC
Jabin, Furkhunda
Ahmad, Shoaib
Rahman, S Z
Bhargava, R K
Latif, A
Keywords: Unani Medicine
Bronchial asthma
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P9/00, A61P11/00, A61P11/06
Abstract: The exact pathogenesis of asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory system is still unknown. In recent past, newer drug therapies are being introduced. Drugs of Unani System of Medicine are also being prescribed since ages for the treatment of bronchial asthma. The study was carried out to scientifically validate the Unani compound formulation for its efficacy in patients of asthma. In the study, potency of an herbal drug formulation, reported as mucolytic, antiinflammatory, expectorant and bronchodilator was evaluated. Lung function test was performed before and after the treatment to evaluate the patients. Two parameters, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) and Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1) after the treatment showed marked improvement with lesser side effects of test drugs. Hundreds of such herbal drugs are used in various alternative systems of medicine for the treatment of bronchial asthma. These alternative systems of medicine should be explored, so that hidden potential of these systems could be fully utilized to serve the humankind and provide a complete and safe remedy for asthma.
Page(s): 421-424
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.08(3) [July 2009]

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