2021, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part APages: 28-30
Soo-ul-Qiniya Bawajah Qillat-e-faulad (Iron deficiency anemia): An overview
Tausif Khan and Sadaf Khanum
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Soo-ul-Qiniya is plainly known to be called as Anemia. It is the qualitative and quantitative disturbed condition of blood causing inability in catering the corporal physiologic functions. WHO defines anemia as a condition in which the hemoglobin content of blood is lower than normal as a result of deficiency of one or more essential nutrients, regardless of the cause of such deficiencies. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia worldwide, though other factors, such as folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin A deficiencies. Hakeem Kabiruddin described Soo-ul-Qiniya with synonyms of ‘Faqr-ud-dam, Qillat-ud-dam, Fasa-ud-dam and Khizra etc. The principal of treatment in Unani Medicine lies with three modules, Ilaj bil Tadbeer (Regimenal therapy) like a Riyazat, Dalk etc, Ilaj bil Ghiza (Dieto therapy) like a Ghiza-e-lateef, Kaseer-ul-tagzia etc, and Ilaj bil Dawa (Pharmaco therapy) like some single drug Zafran, Maweez, Balchhar, and different formolations and preparation used were based on drug aiming to supplement iron, stop further blood loss and to empower the liver. Sharbat-e-Faulad, Sharbat-e-Maweez, Sharbat-e-Anar, Majoon Khabsul Hadeed, Kushta khabsul Hadeed.