ROLE OF EVACUATION (ISTIFARGH) WAJA‘AL-MAF?S?IL IN THE TREATMENT OF WAJAUL MAFASIL IN UNANI SUSTEM OF MEDICINE
*Maqbool Ahmad Khan, Mohd Tariq*, Mohd Naime and Jamal Akhtar
The Unani System of Medicine is the oldest documented system of medicine in the world. It covers almost all ailments of the human body and provide the much needed relief to the mankind in today’s life where technology and the resultant complications have taken the center stage in ailing the mind as well as different internal organs and outer parts of human body. Istifargh (Evacuation) is one of the most important parts of the six essentials (Asbab e sittaZarooriya) of Unani medicine. It consistsof every drop of blood and every organ of the body. As the human body is comprized of cells and cell require continuous formation of new cells and evacuation of dead cells from the body. Likewise different fluids which are essential for the life need consistent reshuffle and maintenance in human body. Istifargh is one important technology and terminology which covers all required extrications of waste products from the body and it hs been advocated by almost all ancient Unani physicians such as Buqrat (460 BC-370 BC), Jalinoos (129 AD- 200 AD) down to HkmMohd Akbar Arzani (1722 AD), Hkm Abdul Aziz (1855 AD-1911 AD) to HkmAjmal Khan (1868 AD-1927 AD) Indian origin physicians of Unani medicine. The details will be discussed in the paper.
Keywords: Istefrag, Munzij and Mus-hil Therapy, Unani Medicine.
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