2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
A review of Zard Chob (curcuma longa Linn) an efficient anti-inflammatory unani drug
Author(s): Zehra Zaidi
The herbal medicines got attention and recognition of modern world community due to their efficacy, safety and holistic approach. Unani Medicine is one of the oldest methods of treatment in India and other parts of the world. Zard Chob has a special place in Unani Medicine which is in medicinal use as Mohallile auram from 1st century BC. As per classical Unani literature, Zard Chob is used for its Muhallile waram (Anti-inflammatory),Musakkin (Analgesic), Daf-e-Taaffun (Antiseptic), Daf-e-Humma (Antipyretic), Munaqqi-e-fuzlat, Musaffi-e-Dam (Blood Purifier), Mudammil-e-Qurooh (Wound Healer), Jaali (detergent) and Kasir Riyah (carminative) activities besides its use as cosmetic. Paste of Zard Chob is used to treat common eye infections, for dressing of wounds, to treat bites, burns, acne etc. It is also used internally to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and many others ailments. Modern scientists have carried out researches on the Curcumin the main active ingredient of Zard Chob and they have proven it as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, antidiabetic, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, expectorant and anti-cancerous pharmacological activities in their studies. In this review an attempt has been made to highlight the researches carried out on Zard Chob on its anti-inflammatory effects which prove the claims of the Unani medical scholars made centuries ago. This review will give a new impetus to utilize Zard Chob and its formulation in various other pathological disorders as per the claims of Unani medical scholars.
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Zehra Zaidi. A review of Zard Chob (curcuma longa Linn) an efficient anti-inflammatory unani drug. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1526-1530.