10 Unani Medicines And Drugs To Boost The Immune System (Quwat-e- Mudafe’at)

Why Unani medicine for immunity (Quwat-e- Mudafe’at)  

Unani system of medicine is Herbo-animo- mineral in origin with a rich store house of principles and philosophies of medicine. A larger population of the world relies upon Unani medicines and drugs for the health care. In fact unani drugs have been used since the long time for the betterment of the mankind and are serving to cure different ailments.  The using of unani medicines and drugs helps the body to protect the host from invading pathogens. It also helps the body to neutralize and eliminate the pathogenic micro-organism & their toxic products, thus providing protection to the individual. These unani medicines are also helpful to enhance the body’s immunity and enable the body’s resistance power more efficient to prevent the body from various kinds of infections and immunodeficiency diseases.

10 Unani Medicines And Drugs To Boost The Immune System (Quwat-e- Mudafe'at)
Azadirachta indica for immunity

Weak immune system responsible for

  • Allergy
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases.

Unani medicine and immunity

In Unani system of medicine, much more emphasis is given to strengten the immunity of the patient to fight against virus and bacterial for infectious diseases. Immunostimulant drugs were used widely by great Unani physicians like Hippocrats (460-377 B.C.), Galen (131-201 A.D.), Rhazes (850-925 A.D.), Avicenna (980-1037 A.D.) and Ibu Baitar as an immunity booster of the body.

Unani medicine benefits for immunity

  • The use of unani medicine recovers the patients in a powerful way and ensures a greater resistance for future infection. 
  • These drugs help to enhance the immunological responsiveness of an individual by interfering with its regulatory mechanism.
  • Unani medicine ensures to eliminate the infectious agent.
  • The using of these drugs causes least side effects.
  • Unani medicine not only neutralizes the infection, in fact, it enhances the natural resistance of the body.
  •  Unani drugs are also known for anti-inflammation, anti-stress and anti-cancer thereby contribute in strengthening the immune system

10 Unani medicines for stronger immunity

  1. Asgand (Withania somnifera L.): This unani medicine is useful to enhance the immunity of the body naturally. The main bio-chemical constituents of Asgand responsible  for increasing antibody titer are steroidal Lactones (Withanolides), polysaccharides, lectins, proteins and peptides, which work wonder to boost immunity. .
  2. Aloe vera: It has been confirmed through research that the use of aloe vera extract at the dose of 100 mg/kg helps to produce stimulatory effect on the body.
  3. Fowah (Rubia cordifolia L.):  A research has been conducted wherein it has been shown that the administration of ethanolic extracts of the leaves of fowah resulted in enhanced immune responses. It also helps to increase the counts of WBC and RBC cells.
  4. Kalonji (Nigella sativa): This is an excellent unani medicine and formulation for boosting your immune system due to the presence of phyto-chemical substances like constituent’s thymoquinone, nigellone and d-limonen. The use of the seeds is reported to increase the phagocytic activity by stimulating the immune cells and increase the activity of immune potential.
  5. Gudhal (Hibiscus Rosa sinensis L.): Gudhal contains many bio-chemical substances viz. cyanidin, quercetin, flavonoids, hentriacontane, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and ascorbic acid. The presence of these antioxidants has significant immunostimulatory action on immune system.
  6. Haldi (Curcuma longa):Turmeric is quite effective to increase the immunity of the body. Even, it has been recommended widely by the AYUSH ministry to use it more and more during corona virus conditions so that the immunity of the person can be enhanced to protect against infections. The presence of Curcumin in turmeric helps to produce the monocyte colony stimulating factor or granulocytemonocyte stimulating factor.
  7. Neem (Azadirachta indica): Neem has full of medicinal values. People are using it since a long time without knowing the numerous benefits of this marvel plant.  Through many studies, it has been confirmed, that the use of neem flowers helps to enhance immunity of the body. The aqueous extract of Neem flowers is a potential immunostimulant against cytotoxic drugs and can be used as an immune booster supplement.
  8.  Bargad (Ficu benghalensis L.): It has been found that the use of aerial shoot of  ficus bneghalensis  showed a significant increase in percentage phagocytosis. It has also contain many bio-chemical substances such as flavonoids, phenolics, steroids, glycosides, carbohydrates and proteins, which act as natural immune booster injection.  
  9.  Musli safed (Chlorophytum borivilianum):  The crude C.  borivilianum extract as well as the polysaccharide help to enhance the antibody.
  10. Satavar (Asparagus recemosus wild.):  Studies have shown that the oral administration of aqueous extract of Satavar with or without milk resulted in a significant increase in percent phagocytosis, proliferation of lymphocytes, reduced glutathione content and decreased lipid peroxidation. The unani herb also contains antioxidant vitamins, saponins, glycosides, polyphenol and flavonoids, which are effective to boost and strengthen the weaken immune system of the body.

Unani medicine (single drug) for immunity

There are many unani herbs, which can be used as single drug to naturally boost immunity and protect the patients to from viruses and bacteria. In fact, these are the home remedies, which increases your immunity. The name of such drugs is Amla (Emblica officinalis Linn.), Aam (Mangifera indica Linn.), Aloe vera, Gurhal (Hibbiscus rosa sinensis), Anar ( Punica granatum Linn.), Maveez ( Vitis vinifera Linn.), Papita (Carica papaya Linn.), Raihan (Ocimum sanctum Linn.), Unnab (Zizyphus vulgaris L.), Zafran (Crocus sativus Linn.),  Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.), Neelofer (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth.), Aslus-soos (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.), etc.

Compounds unani medicines for immunity

  • Khamira Abresham Hakim Arshad Wala
  • Khamira Gaozaban
  • Khamira Marwareed
  • Habb-e-jawahar
  • Jawarish Shahi
  • Laboob kabeer
  • Majoon muqawwi
  • Majoon Aarad khurma
  • Maa-ul- laham

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