MAZARYUN (DAPHNE OLEOIDES SCHREB.) AN IMPORTANT UNANI DRUG: A REVIEW
Sayeedur Rahman*, Najeeb Jahan and Mohd. Afsahul Klam
Mazaryun is a plant origin poisonous drug used in the Unani system of medicine (USM) which possesses various pharmacological actions and therapeutic values. In Unani system of Medicine, it is described as a purgative and dissolvent. Because of its amazing actions like mushil-e-akhlat-e-salasa (phlegmagogue, melanagouge, cholagogue), mohallil (dissolving), mujaffif-e-Rutoobaat (Siccative), mudirr (diuretic), akkal (corrosive)and jali (detergent) etc. it is considered as a potential drug for the management of various diseases. It has beneficial role in inflammation, wound healing, ascites, toothache and skin disorders like; leukoderma, ring worm and pityriasis etc. Mazaryun is native to Asia, Europe and North Africa, found as a wild and also cultivated in Kashmir, India. Leaves and roots are used medicinally in Unani system of medicine. This article discusses the tadbeer (detoxification process) and important medicinal values of Mazaryun as per the mention in Unani literature as well as scientific research.
Keywords: Mazaryun; Daphne oleoides; Unani Medicine; Tadbeer.
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