Sibr (Aloe barbadensis): A Short Description with Unani Approach
In many parts of world, there is still a tradition of using herbal drugs to combat various diseases & infections. Sibr is one of the essential components of Unani system of medicine and used by Unani physicians due to it’s a lot of medicinal properties since ancient time. It is commonly called Aloe-vera and belongs to the Lilicaceal family. It is a cactus like herb and grows in hot and arid environment. Unani physicians have been using this drug as a laxative, purgative (phlegm/bile), brain tonic, stomach tonic, liver tonic, emmenogogue, anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, antibacterial, and carminative agent. Hence, this drug having a vital place in Unani system of medicine and text. It is also use to reducing Low density Lipoprotein, increasing High density Lipoprotein, minimizing frost-bite injury, reducing blood glucose level, fighting against Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), allergies, and boosting immune system. This article was designed to lime light the Aloe barbadensis by describing its brief toxicology, contraindications, traditional, therapeutic and others uses.
Keywords: Antibacterial, Aloe barbadensis, Sibr, therapeutic, Unani system of medicine.
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