ZANJABEEL (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROSC.): A HOSEHOLD RHIZOME WITH IMMENCE THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL AND ITS UTILIZATION IN UNANI MEDICINEAbstract
The tradition of home treatment is found in all cultures throughout the world whether in developed or developing countries. Few herbal drugs commonly appear in the home use as a medicine. One such drug is Zanjabeel, it is the rhizome of Zingiber officinale Rosc. It is a popular culinary spice that was used as an important medicine by ancient Unani physicians. It is a very important drug of house hold medicine kit used mainly as antiflatulant, digestive, anti cough and other indications mentioned in traditional Unani text. Beside its traditional uses its new indications are as an, ant-emetic, hypocholesterolaemic antioxidant, antimicrobial, cardioprotective etc. Unani medicine has provided lot of information regarding this drug. Fresh look on the indications of Zanjabeel is needed in the light of current research performed on it and further scope of research can also be explored with the help of traditional knowledge exist in Unani medicine. This review is an attempt in this direction, so that Zanjabeel can become more beneficial to ailing people and particularly in contemporary lifestyle diseases which is an emerging concern.
A. Tauheed, Hamiduddin*, A. Ali and M. Zaigham
Department of Ilmul Saidla, (Unani Pharmacy) National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya, Magadi Main Road, Bangaluru, Karnataka, India
14 January, 2017
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01 August, 2017