2019, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part BPages: 110-111
Efficacy of Unani formulations in psoriasis: A case series study at NIUM hospital
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Psoriasis is an inflammatory and proliferative skin disease. In Unani literature the disease mentioned with various entities like Barse Aswad, Taqashshur-e-Jild & Daus Sadaf resembling to the features of psoriasis. It is one of the most dreadful skin disorders which affect approximately 1-3% of the worldwide population. According to concept of Unani Medicine Taqashshur-e-Jild is a Saudavi (black bilious) disease. Author of Kitab Al-Tasir illustrated as regards Taqashshur-e-Jild that when the Khilt-e-Sauda swing towards the skin, then the tabiyat (physis) of the body differs from that skin, therefore the skin neither gets nourishment from that Khilt (humour) nor excretes it, which makes the skin scaly. It is characterized by dryness of the skin and scale formation like the scale of fish (Tafallus). In conventional Medicine psoriasis is generally treated with multiple steroid, retinoids & Vit D analogs, where as in Unani Medicine treatment is based on package therapy i.e. dietotherapy, regimenal therapy and pharmacotherapy. A variety of Unani drugs which proceed as Moaddilate Dam to normalized temperamental derangements of blood and Munzij-wa-Mushile Sauda evacuate the morbid material from the body viz; Shahatra, Chiraita, Sarfooka, Ushba, Unnab, Gule Mudi, Gule Surkh, Neem; and Post Halela Zard, Halela Siyah, Aftimoon, Turbud, Bisfayej, Sheham Hanzal, Ghariqoon, Sanaetc. Some compound formulations which are highly effective for the management of psoriasis like Majoon Ushba, Majoon Chobchini, Itriphal Shahatra, Majoon Najah, Joshanda Aftimoon, for orally whereas some are used as locally like Roghan Narjeel, Roghan Gul, Roghan Hindi, Roghan Banafsa, Roghan Badam Shirin, Marham Kafoor, Marham Basaleeqoon etc. This type of case series study will be new panorama for the management of psoriasis which is unresponsive to long term oral and local corticosteroids therapy.