Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 1

Medicinal Importance of Smilax ornata (Ushba) - A Unani Medicament

Azma Waseem1*, Usama Akram2, Waseem Ahmad3, Anwar Jamal1 and M Fazil4

1Research Officer (Unani), S-III, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, Central Council For Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India
2Research Officer (Unani), Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, Central Council For Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India
3Technical Officer, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, Central Council For Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India
4Research Officer (Unani), S-IV, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India, India

*Corresponding Author: Azma Waseem, Research Officer (Unani), S-III, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, Central Council For Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.

Received: September 30, 2021; Published: December 06, 2021

Abstract

In the south Asia region, people show faith and mostly rely on the traditional system of medicines for the treatment of various ailments. The World Health organization (WHO) has also recognized the effectiveness and safety of the traditional system of medicine including Unani medicine. As we know that plants are various plants are also used in Unani medicine for medicinal purpose. Ushba (Smilax ornata) is a Unani drug that has been used singly or in combination for the treatment of various ailments like arthritis, ascites, fever, cough and many skin diseases like psoriasis, dermaphytosis etc. Phyto-chemical studies confirmed the presence of phytoconstituents like saponins, flavonoids, glycosides, carbohydrates, protein, starch and resins. Very less information is available about this plant drug. The aim and objective of this review is to provide the information on medicinal uses of Ushba maghribi (Smilax ornata) available in Unani system of medicine and recent advances through scientific studies conducted on the drug. It may help in development of a new drug for various ailments as most people of the world still rely on plant origin drugs for their primary health care.

Keywords: Ushba; Smilax ornata; Unani Drug; Research Studies

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Citation

Citation: Azma Waseem., et al. “Medicinal Importance of Smilax ornata (Ushba) - A Unani Medicament”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.1 (2022): 08-12.

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Copyright: © 2022 Azma Waseem., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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