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 storehouse of principles and philosophies of medicine. A larger world population relies upon Unani medicines and drugs for health care. Unani drugs have been used for a long time for the betterment of humanity and are serving to cure different ailments.  The use of Unani medicines and drugs helps the body to protect the host from invading pathogens. It also helps the body to neutralise and eliminate the pathogenic micro-organisms & their toxic products, thus saving the individual. These Unani medicines are also helpful to enhance the body’s immunity and enable the body’s resistance power to be more efficient in preventing the body from various infections and immunodeficiency diseases.

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

The weak immune system is responsible for

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

Unani medicine and immunity

In the Unani system of medicine, much more emphasis is given to strengthening the patient’s immunity to fight against viruses and bacterial infectious diseases. Immunostimulant drugs were used widely by great Unani physicians like Hippocrates (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 immunity.

  • The use of Unani medicine powerfully recovers the patients and ensures more excellent resistance to future infection. 
  • These drugs help to enhance the immunological responsiveness of an individual by interfering with its regulatory mechanism.
  • Unani medicine ensures the infectious agent.
  • The use of these drugs causes the most minor side effects.
  • Unani medicine not only neutralises the infection, in fact, but it also enhances the natural resistance of the body.
  •  Unani drugs are also known for anti-inflammation, anti-stress and anti-cancer, thereby contribute to strengthening the immune system

10 Unani medicines for stronger immunity

  1. Asgand (Withania somnifera L.): This Unani medicine is helpful to enhance the body’s immunity naturally. The primary biochemical constituents of Asgard responsible for increasing antibody titer are steroidal Lactones (Withanolides), polysaccharides, lectins, proteins, and peptides, which work wonders 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 a stimulatory effect on the body.
  3. Fowah (Rubia cordifolia L.):  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 phytochemical substances like constituent thymoquinone, nigellone, and d-limonene. The use of the seeds is reported to increase phagocytic activity by stimulating the immune cells and increasing the activity of immune potential.
  5. Gudhal (Hibiscus Rosa sinensis L.): Gudhal contains many biochemical substances, viz. cyanidin, quercetin, flavonoids, hentriacontane, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid. The presence of these antioxidants has significant immunostimulatory action on the immune system.
  6. Haldi (Curcuma longa): Turmeric is quite effective in increasing the body’s immunity. Even, it has been recommended widely by the AYUSH ministry to use it more and more during coronavirus 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 granulocyte monocyte-stimulating factor.
  7. Neem (Azadirachta indica): Neem is full of medicinal value. People have been using it for a long time and need to learn the numerous benefits of this marvel plant.  Through many studies, it has been confirmed that the use of neem flowers helps to enhance the body’s immunity. The aqueous extract of Neem flowers is a potential immunostimulant against cytotoxic drugs and can be used as an immune booster supplement.
  8.  Bargad (Ficus benghalensis L.): It has been found that aerial shoots of Ficus bneghalensis showed a significant increase in percentage phagocytosis. It also contains many biochemical substances such as flavonoids, phenolics, steroids, glycosides, carbohydrates, and proteins, which act as natural immune booster injections.  
  9.  Musli Safed (Chlorophytum borivilianum):  The crude C.  borivilianum extract, as well as the polysaccharide, helps 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 per cent phagocytosis, proliferation of lymphocytes, reduced glutathione content, and decreased lipid peroxidation. The Unani herb also contains antioxidant vitamins, saponins, glycosides, polyphenols, and flavonoids, which are effective in boosting and strengthening the weakened immune system of the body.

Unani medicine (single drug) for immunity

There are many Unani herbs which can be used as a single drug to boost immunity and protect patients from viruses and bacteria naturally. These are the home remedies which increase your immunity. The name of such medications 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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