2019, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part APages: 19-20
Sublingual route of drug administration in unani medicine: A historical perspective
Athar Parvez Ansari, N Zaheer Ahmed, Ansari Huzaifa and Mohammad Arif
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The Unani Medicine is fundamentally based on Hippocratic doctrine of four humours and temperamentology. Approximately, 90 drug dosage forms have been described in Unani pharmacopoeias. The sublingual tablet or pill is one of the dosage forms used for the management of various emergency conditions like ischaemic heart diseases, hypertension, dysphagia etc. Ibn Sina has mentioned a recipe of sub lingual dosage form which is used for the treatment of sore throat, loss of voice and diseases of trachea. The stake holders of Unani system of medicine should thoroughly explore this sublingual vital route, by developing such drug dosage forms which may be prescribed for the management of various ailments.