2019, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part APages: 24-28
Unani approach to Sailan-Ur-Rahem (Leucorrhoea) and its management
Syed Zeba Husain and Hilal Akhtar
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Leucorrhoea (Sailan-ur-Rahem) is strictly defined as an excessive flow of a whitish, yellowish, or greenish vaginal discharge that may be normal or that may be a sign of infection. It is a common complaint particularly among Asian women. If, it is not treated in initial stage then it may convert into chronic form and leads to Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It is not a disease but an objective expression of a multiplicity of organic process, physiologic, pathologic and endocrinopathic. According to Unani concept Sailan-ur- Rahem is a chronic inflammatory disease, which mainly involved the mucous membrane (Gishae mukhati) of vagina. It occurs due to derangement in quality and quantity of Humors (Akhlat), especially Phlegm (Balgham) and because of accumulation of excessive morbid material (Mawad-e-Fasida) in the uterus due to weaken repulsive power (Zoaf-e-quwat-e-dafea).The objective of present study is to ascertain the Unani concept of Sailan-ur-Rahem as described in classical Unani literature with an aim to spread the knowledge for preventive measures and the management of Sailan-ur-Rahem by single and compound Unani drug formulations, which are affordable, commonly available and approximate free of side effects.