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

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 1

Jund Bedastar (Castoreum): Medicinal Potential of an Animal Origin Drug of Unani Medicine

Mohd Afsahul Kalam1*, Amjad Saifi2, Mohd Naved3 and Abdul Habib3

1Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Naseembagh Campus, Habak, Srinagar, J&K, India
2Department of Moalajat, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3Department of Ilmul Advia, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir, Naseembagh Campus, Habak, Srinagar, J&K, India

*Corresponding Author: Mohd Afsahul Kalam, Research Officer (Unani), Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India), Naseembagh Campus, Habak, Srinagar, J&K, India.

Received: December 01, 2022; Published: December 30, 2022

Abstract

Pharmaceutics in Unani System of Medicine (USM) comprises of medicinal plants, animal and minerals origin materials called Mawalid-i-Thalatha. The USM literature comprises description of many animal based drugs and medications, which was written by various imminent physicians. Jund Bedastar (castoreum) is one among the drug substances obtained from animal source. It is one of the most important drugs which have profound application in pharmaceuticals. It was used by Unani physicians since age old. It is used as main ingredient in various compound formulations such as Habb-i-Jund, Habb-i-Sar‘, Roghan Jund etc. This attempt has been made to accumulate all the scattered literature in one place for easy and better understanding and to explore the importance of Jund Bedastar with special reference to the therapeutic uses, adverse effect, substitution as per Unani perspective along with its bioactive compounds and pharmacological studies.

Keywords: Unani System of Medicine; Jund Bedastar; Epilepsy; Habb-i-Jund; Paralysis; Castoreum

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Citation

Citation: Mohd Afsahul Kalam., et al. “Jund Bedastar (Castoreum): Medicinal Potential of an Animal Origin Drug of Unani Medicine". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 7.1 (2023): 23-32.

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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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