Invigorating Immunity through Unani Medicine: A Viewpoint
Immunity can be defined as the ability of the body to neutralize and eliminate the pathogenic micro-organism and their toxic products; thus providing protection to the individual. Immunosuppressive power improves the immune sensibility in opposition to microorganisms. Therapeutic herbs have been used practically in all cultures for boost up of the immune system. Unani Medicine (Tibb) is a medical system that deals with the management of health and disease. It provides preventive, protective, remedial, and rehabilitative healthcare with all-inclusive approach. Unani Medicine believes that Medicatrix Naturae (Tabiyat Mudabbira’-i-Badan) is the absolute strength, which manages all the physiological tasks of the body, provides resistance in opposition to many disoders and assists in healing in a natural manner. It is said that the real physician is the Tabi’at and the task of the physician is only to help it. The use of immunomodulatory drugs, besides others, is the unique feature of Unani Medicine which plays an important role in modulating the body immunity and improving overall quality of life. In the present review paper, we describe the concepts of immunity both in Unani system of medicine and modern and all the measures, particularly immunomodulatory herbs which provide strength to the immune system and, thus, revitalize the resistance power to fight off infections.
How to cite this article:
Mazhar SA, Anjum R, Nazmeen. Invigorating Immunity through Unani Medicine: A Viewpoint. J Adv Res Ayur Yoga Unani Sidd Homeo 2020; 7(3&4): 37-39.
Moazzam SW, Manzoor F. Prevention and Treatment Approach in Unani Medicine Against Covid-19. A Review
ejpm2020; 7(5): 625-628.
ParkK. Preventive and Social Medicine, M/S Banarsidas Bhanot Publisher 2019. 25th edition. 109, 110.
Parvez A, Ahmed Z, Anwar N, Ahmed K. Razi’s unique approach to Amraz-e-Wabaiya (Infectious Diseases):An overview. International Journal of Herbal Medicine 2016; 4(6): 176-178.
Majeedi SF, Roqaiya M, Jahan D, Khan AA. Immunomodulatory herbs of Unani medicine: A review. International Journal of Herbal Medicine 2015; 3(4): 19-21.
Alam MA, Quamri A, Sofi G, Ayman U, Ansari S, Ahad M. Understanding COVID-19 in the light of epidemic
disease Described in Unani medicine. De Gruyter 2020; 2020-0136.
Nikhat S, Fazil M. Overview of Covid-19; its prevention and management in the light of Unani medicine. Science
of the Total Enviroment 2020; 728: 138859.
Itrat M, Khan TN, Riaz Z, Zulkifle M. Epidemic containment measures in Unani medicine and their contemporary relevance. Journal of Indian System of Medicine 2020; 8(2): 84-90.
Ur Rehman S, Parveen A, Fatima A, Hassan A. Holistic approach of Unani system of Medicine in Amraaz-e-
Wabaaee with respect to COVID-19: An Overview. IJCRT 2020; 8(7): 2320-2882.
Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (ISSN: 2394-6547)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.