Greek Medicine Essay

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INTERNATIONALE PHARMACEUTICA SCIENCIA | Jan-March 2012 | Vol. 2 | Issue 1 | Available online ISSN 2231-5896 ©2012 IPS REVIEW ARTICLE Concept of Obesity (Samane Mufrat) and its consequences in Greeko-Arab medicine: A Review ABSTRACT Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in India and the leading cause of death worldwide. One of the important cause of CHD is change in lifestyle and hence obesity and its related consequences. Today, more than 1.1 billion adults worldwide are overweight, and 312 million of them are obese. In addition, at least 155 million children worldwide are overweight or obese. Unani System of Medicine is a well known for its own way of treatment by various methods. The present paper describes the detailed concept of obesity (Samane Mufrat) and its related consequences and management with reference to the Unani concept. Keywords: Samane Mufrat; Khilt; Balghami Mizaj; Razi Shabir Ahmad Parray*a, Jalaluddin Bhatb, SM Faisal Iqbalc, Ghufran Ahmadd, Najeeb Jahane, Mahfooz Rahmanb aDepartment of Phytochemistry & Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi (India) bDepartment of Ilmul Advia, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi (India) cDepartment of Ilmul Advia, SHUT College, Burhanpur, M P (India) dDepartment of Ilmul Advia, Faculty of Unani Medicine, A M U, Aligarh, U P (India) eDepartment of Ilmul Advia, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka (India) Date of Submission: 03-03-2012 Date of Acceptance: 10-03-2011 Conflict of interest: Nil Source of support: None Brief Introduction of Unani System of (Nazriya Akhlat) postulated by Hippocrates. Medicine Unani system of medicine was originated in Greece and developed by Arabs into an elaborated medical science based on the framework of teachings of Buqrat
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