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Benefits of Assaleusoos in Unani Medicine

Botanical Name : Glycyrrhiza galbaEnglish Name :     Liquorice, LicoriceHindi Name :       Jethimadh, Mulhathi
Sanskrit Name :   Madhuuka, Yashtimadhu


Assaleusoos (Licorice)  is known to be 50 times sweeter than sugar and hence its name has been derived from a Greek(Unan) word that means “sweet root”. It's botanical name is Glycyrrhiza galba. This plant is found in Southern Europe and Central Asia. Though its smell closely resembles that of anise, it is not related to it. Licorice plant is widely used in commercial products such  as candies and food flavorings. Assaleusoos is being used by theGreek(Unan)  for more than 5000 years. It is highly considered for its miraculous healing power. Not surprisingly, it is the most prescribed in Unani  Medicine . One of the potent components of Assaleusoos  plant is Glycyrrhizin. This compound has immense therapeutic properties. Assaleusoos is also rich in flavonoids and phytoestrogens. For thousands of years,Assaleusoos extracts has been used …

Malta fever and Unani Treatment

Alternate Names : Rock fever, Cyprus fever, Undulant fever, Gibraltar fever, Malta fever, Mediterranean fever
   Brucellosis is transmitted to humans from infected animals. Its clinical features are not disease specific. Brucellosis has many synonyms derived from the geographical regions in which the disease occurs (e.g., Mediterranean fever, Malta fever, Gibraltar fever, Cyprus fever); from the remittent character of its fever (e.g., undulant fever); or from its resemblance to malaria and typhoid (e.g., typhomalarial fever, intermittent typhoid). Humans are commonly infected with the brucella organism through ingestion of contaminated milk or dairy products.
The disease spreads into the blood after ingestion and absorption from the gut. It reaches the lymph system and spleen which enlarge in an attempt to stop further progression of the disease.
 During this reaction the patient starts to experience the characteristic bouts of fever.
The disease is not usually fatal, but t…

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto( Serenoa repens Sabal serrulata ) is used popularly in Europe for symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate). Although not considered standard of care in the United States, it is the most popular herbal treatment for this condition. The effectiveness ratings for Saw palmetto are as follows: Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia; BPH). Saw palmetto might modestly reduce some symptoms of BPH such as going to the bathroom at night in some men. Some research also shows that saw palmetto might work as well as some prescription medications such as finasteride (Proscar) or tamsulosin (Flomax). But other research shows that taking saw palmetto might have little or no benefit for some men. Keep in mind that it can take 1-2 months of treatment with saw palmetto before symptoms improve. Treating prostate infections and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Saw palmetto doesn’t seem to help prostate infections or chronic pelvic pain syndrome…