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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

CONCEPT OF DIQ AL-NAFAS (BRONCHIAL ASTHMA) AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN UNANI MEDICINE

Dr. Azra Anjum*

ABSTRACT

D?q al nafs (Bronchial Asthma) is mentioned in unani classical literature under various terms e.g. ??q al nafs, Intisab al-Nafas, Rabw, Buhr and dama. 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. The objective of this review paper is to compile all the information available in Unani system of medicine on ??q al nafs as well as the similar disease condition in contemporary system of medicine. Unani classical literature were searched for disease description, causes, sign symptoms, investigation for diagnosis, treatment modalities and single and compound Unani formulations mentioned for its treatment. All the information on the topic has been showcase here for its cheap cost effective and adverse effect free treatment to the community.

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