2019, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part APages: 11-18
Revand Chini (Chinese rhubarb): A review on historical and unani classical prospect
Misbahuddin Azhar and Nighat Anjum
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Revand Chini (Chinese Rhubarb) in Unani medical system is in used since antiquity. Many Unani scholars had mentioned this drug in his treatises. The father of Chinese agriculture and medicine Shen-Nung, Unani scholar Desqooridous (Dioscorides) also mentioned under the name of Huang-Hang and Rha or Rheon respectively in his books. It comes to Bukhara during 114 BC during trading form Northern China. Ibn-e-Sina also mentioned this under the name of Ribas (Riwas) and in Ayurveda firstly it is mentioned under the name of Amlavetes by Revan' in Arqe-Prakash. In this paper the historical, botanical description of the drug is mention along with the action and uses mentioned in unani classical literature.