Habb-e-Azaraqi, A Potent Unani Pharmacopoeial preparation used in Neurological disorder: A review

  • Saba Bano Department of Mahiyatul Amraz (Pathology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya Magadi main road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Qamrul Islam Usmani Assistant Prof. Department of Ilmul Advia, Inamdar Unani medical college and hospital, chacha layout, sedam road, Kalaburagi, Karnataka
  • Mohd Aleem Department of Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya Magadi main road, Bangalore, Karnataka-560091 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2166-7520

Abstract

Unani medicine relies on drugs of natural origin for the treatment of various medical conditions. It is practised throughout Asia and particularly in India. The rich natural drug asset of Unani medicine includes both single and compound drugs. Habb-e-Azaraqi is a polyherbal Unani formulation used clinically since decades for the management of various neurological disorders like facial palsy, paralysis, gout and arthritis. The explicit nature of Habb-e-Azaraqi rationalizes its use in nervine disorders. The main ingredient of Habb-e-Azaraqi is Azaraqi mudabbar (detoxified Strychnos nux-vomica L.) which is known for its diverse medicinal uses. This review highlights the traditional uses of Habb-e-Azaraqi, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of its ingredient.


Keyword: Habb-e-Azaraqi; Facial palsy; Paralysis; Strychnos nux-vomica; Unani medicine

Keywords: Habb-e-Azaraqi, Facial palsy, Paralysis, Strychnos nux-vomica, Unani medicine

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Saba Bano, Department of Mahiyatul Amraz (Pathology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya Magadi main road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Department of Mahiyatul Amraz (Pathology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya Magadi main road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Qamrul Islam Usmani, Assistant Prof. Department of Ilmul Advia, Inamdar Unani medical college and hospital, chacha layout, sedam road, Kalaburagi, Karnataka

Assistant Prof. Department of Ilmul Advia, Inamdar Unani medical college and hospital, chacha layout, sedam road, Kalaburagi, Karnataka

Mohd Aleem, Department of Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya Magadi main road, Bangalore, Karnataka-560091

Department of Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya Magadi main road, Bangalore, Karnataka-560091

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