Clinically Significant Improvement in a Case of Bronchial Asthma with Unani Medicine: A Case Report

  • Yasmeen Shamsi Department of Moalejat, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Rabia Khan Department of Moalejat, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Sadia Nikhat Department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer, School of Unani Medical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Asthma, ribw, bronchodilator, airways.

Abstract

Asthma is known by various terms as ḍīq al nafs, ribw, boḩr and dama in Unani system of medicine. It is a chronic inflammatory paroxysmal disease characterized by spastic contraction of smooth muscles in bronchioles, which can cause extreme difficulty in breathing. According to the Global Asthma Report 2018, about 6% of children and 2% of adults in India are known to be living with asthma. Herein we describe a case of bronchial asthma which was successfully treated with Unani medicines. The patient was a 21 year old male, suffering from asthma for 19 years but without any co-morbidity. He was prescribed bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic Unani drugs such as tukhm khaṭmī (Althaea officinalis Linn. seed), tukhm khubbāzī (Malva sylvestris Linn. seed), aşl-us-sūs muqashshar (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn., peeled root), parsiāoshān (Adiantum capillus-veneris Linn.) etc. in crude form as decoction. He was symptom free and medication free after 2 months of treatment till he last reported in April 2019. The results are attributed to the herbal drugs which not only provide symptom relief but also correct the airway hyper-responsiveness and correct the histopathological changes induced by asthma.

Author Biography

Sadia Nikhat, Department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer, School of Unani Medical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
Assistant professor

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Published
2019-09-25
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Shamsi Y, Khan R, Nikhat S. Clinically Significant Improvement in a Case of Bronchial Asthma with Unani Medicine: A Case Report. Trad Integr Med. 4(3):130-136.
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