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Tiryaqe Wabai: A Prophylactic Unani Formulation

Malik Itrat, Basharat Rashid



Prevention of disease and promotion of health have always been the top priorities of any system of medicine during all ages. Unani medicine has given ample emphasis on preservation of health and prevention of disease. Although non-drug prophylaxis is one of the principal assets of Unani medicine, the system does not undermine the utility of prophylactic drugs for accomplishing objective of Taqaddum bil Hifz. Stimulation of innate heat and augmentation of vital force of important organs form fundamental basis for prevention of diseases in the system. Unani system of medicine prescribes a large number of single and compound drugs for this purpose like Chob Chini (Smilax chinesis), Zafran (Crocus sativus), Tiryaqe wabai, etc. Tiryaqiyaat are reputed compound formulations which can be used prophylactically as well as therapeutically under different circumstances. Tiryaqiyaat refers to that class of drugs that strengthen the ruh (pneuma), stimulate Hararte-Gharizia (innate heat) and thus help Tabiyat (physis) to protect the body from harmful effects of morbid materials. Tiryaqe wabai is one of the formulations under this category. It is composed of three ingredients, viz., Sibr zard (Aloe barbadensis), Mur-makki (Commiphora myrrh) and Zafran (Crocus sativus). The compound is documented to be effective in infectious diseases like plague, chicken pox, cholera and during any epidemic outbreak. Based on the facts that all the constituents of this formulation are experimentally proven to be boosters of the immune system and the compound itself has been used as an effective prophylactic through ages, the paper attempts to explore the prophylactic potential of this ancient formulation.

Keywords: Tiryaqe wabai, prophylaxis, Unani medicine

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Malik Itrat, Basharat Rashid. Tiryaqe wabai: A prophylactic Unani formulation. Research & Reviews: Journal of Pharmacology. 2015; 5(3): 1–5p.

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