Unani Medicine


The foundation of Unani system was laid by Hippocrates. Unani medicine, otherwise called Islamic Herbal Medicine is a Greko Arabic medicine which is based on the 4 fundamental principles – Dam (Blood), Belgum (Phlegm), Safra (Yellow Bile), Sauda (Black Bile). The balance of these principles provides health, while the imbalance of any or all results in diseases. The treatment approach of Unani is to balance the imbalanced principles through a 4-fold approach; Lifestyle modification, Diet therapy, Internal medicine and Regimental therapy. Regimental therapy is very popular in Islamic culture which is otherwise called Hijama or Wet Cupping. Natural herbs are used as internal medications, commonly used herbs are; dried ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, aloe vera, amla etc.