2017, Vol. 1 Issue 2, Part APages: 10-14
Efficacy of unani formulation on systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Mursaleen Naseer, Abdul Mannan and Mohd Kashif
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The term hypertension or Zightul-Dam-Qavi has not been mentioned in any of the classical Unani literature. But most of the Unani scholars were familiar to manifestation of hypertension, as they have described most of its symptoms such as headache, palpitation, vertigo and epistaxis, due to imtala (repletion). The present study was novel step towards finding a safe cost effective treatment for raised blood Pressure and to validate Unani drugs scientifically following a standardised protocol. The study designed was an open and randomized clinical trial with standard control. The 60 patients were taken and divided equally to both test as well as control groups. The duration of protocol was 90 days and assessment either subjective or objective, made at every 30th day. Test drug formulation Qurs-e- Pudina as well as control drug atorvastatin both showed statistically significant improvement, with a little better improvement by test drug. The test drug formulation produced significant blood pressure lowering effect without any side/ adverse effect, and it is proposed to study the same formulation for a longer period to get better results to declare it as antihypertensive formulation.