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Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)

Perception of hepatitis as Warm-e-Kabid in literature of Unani medicine

Author(s):
Javed Ali khan and Mohd Akram
Abstract:
The word hepatitis consists of Greek word Hepar which means ‘Liver’ and the Latin word itis which means inflammation. So, Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. In Unani system of medicine hepatitis is described as Warm-e-Kabid. Almost all Unani physicians described in their books about hepatitis; its etiology, sign and symptoms, prevention and treatment. Eminent Unani scholars mentioned that Warm-e-Kabid or hepatitis is a condition which occurs due to any derailment in temperament of liver and this disturbed temperament may lead to increase in the size of liver and other symptoms. Use of herbal drugs in the treatment of liver diseases has a long tradition, especially in Unani system of medicine. Various single and compound formulations are mentioned in Unani litrature for the management of Hepatitis. In this paper an attempt has been made to review the Warm-e-Kabid (hepatitis) as available in classical literature of Unani Medicine.
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How to cite this article:
Javed Ali khan, Mohd Akram. Perception of hepatitis as Warm-e-Kabid in literature of Unani medicine. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):687-691.

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