Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 11

Marjan (Coral): A Valuable Unani Medicine Having Multifarious Medicinal Uses

Mohd Afsahul Kalam1*, Yasmin Siddique2, Mohd Naved2 and Abdul Haseeb2

1Research Officer Unani and Lecturer Department of Ilmul Advia, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Kashmir University, Habak, Naseembagh Campus, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K, India
2PG Scholars (M.D), Department of Ilmul Advia, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Kashmir University, Habak, Naseembagh Campus, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K, India

*Corresponding Author: Mohd Afsahul Kalam, Research Officer Unani and Lecturer Department of Ilmul Advia, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Kashmir University, Habak, Naseembagh Campus, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K, India.

Received: August 26, 2022; Published: October 17, 2022

Abstract

Busd-i-Ahmar or Marjan is also known as Munga in Unani Medicine. It is a valuable drug with multifarious medicinal uses. It is obtained from marine source Corallium rubrum L. of Coralidae family. It is a porous and hollow structure found in various colours e.g. white, dark red, and black. Mainly red colour is used for medicinal purpose in various forms like Ash, Calx, Tooth powder, Surma (corylum) etc. Internally it acts as astringent, styptic, antidiarrheal, diuretic, detoxificant and tonic for vital organs. It has been used since time immemorial to treat various ailments e.g. melancholia, epilepsy, paralysis, hemoptysis, renal calculi, nerve weakness, cardiac weakness, brain disorders etc. It is a great source of calcium and iron and some quantity of copper etc. which makes it valuable for iron and calcium deficiencies and general weakness. It is highly efficacious in cough, anemia, asthma, paralysis, anorexia etc. This review provides detail about the medicinal uses of Marjan in various systemic and non-systemic diseases in the light of classical literatures of Unani Medicine.

Keywords: Marjan; Busd-i-Ahmar; Coral; Paralysis; Anemia; Calcium Deficiency

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Citation

Citation: Mohd Afsahul Kalam., et al. “Marjan (Coral): A Valuable Unani Medicine Having Multifarious Medicinal Uses". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.11 (2022): 11-17.

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Copyright: © 2022 Mohd Afsahul Kalam., 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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