Majoon Suranjan: A Potent Unani formulation for Arthritis

  • Asim Ali Khan DG, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi
  • Fouzia Bashir Central Council for Research In Unani Medicine, 61-65, Institutional area, Opp. D Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi. 110058
  • Jamal Akhtar Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi
  • Nighat Anjum Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi
  • Shah Alam Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi
  • Sofia Naushin Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Abstract

 Unani System of medicine is one among the oldest systems that prevails till date with its efficient drugs derived from animal, plant and mineral resources. Over 2400 years ago the father of medicine, Hippocrates practiced it, however His medicine included a great deal of ancient Egyptian medicine as well as important components of the ancient Mesopotamian traditions. In Unani system of medicine, arthritis is described under a broad term Waja-ul-Mafasil which encompasses entire joint disorders like inflammatory, non-inflammatory, infectious, metabolic and other musculoskeletal disorders. A large number of drugs, single and compound formulations, have been mentioned in the context of the treatment of Waja-ul-Mafasil. Among them, Majoon Suranjan is one of the most reputed poly pharmaceutical preparations of Unani system of Medicine used in Waja-ul-Mafasil. It is attributed to Indrumakhas of Greece (Andromachos, the elder, court physician to King Nero) who formulated it in consultation with several other philosophers of his time. This Unani compound formulation contains twenty ingredients, which is used as digestive, purgative, anti inflammatory, stomachic, deobstruent, antiarthritic, nervine tonic. It is also indicated for use in phlegmatic diseases.


Keywords: Majoon Suranjan, Ingredients, Arthritis, Unani Medicine.

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Author Biographies

Asim Ali Khan, DG, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

DG, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Jamal Akhtar, Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Nighat Anjum, Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Shah Alam, Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Sofia Naushin, Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi

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Khan, A. A., Bashir, F., Akhtar, J., Anjum, N., Alam, S., & Naushin, S. (2018). Majoon Suranjan: A Potent Unani formulation for Arthritis. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 8(6), 351-355. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v8i6.2149