Therapeutic Efficacy of Certain Unani Drugs in the Treatment of Chronic Rhino Sinusitis
Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research
Chronic Rhino Sinusitis, Warm e Tajaweef e Anaf, (CRS) is a chronic disease that involves long-term inflammation of the nasal and para nasal sinus mucosa. Although commonly known as 'chronic sinusitis', the term 'chronic rhino sinusitis' is now being used more frequently, due to the involvement of the entire nasal and sinus passages. CRS causes not only physical suffering, but also impacts psychological well being. The incidence of CRS in southern Asian countries like India is 136,657,953 out
... s 136,657,953 out of 1,065,070,607.Despite its widespread prevalence and substantial impact on the population, there is no satisfactory treatment. Unani system of medicine promises the cure. In this study forty patients suffering from CRS were enrolled to assess the efficacy of certain Unani drugs comprising of Safoof e Kakda Saenghi (Rhus succedanea Linn.) (Powder of Rhus succedanea Linn. with Honey) along with a decoction of Ustukhuddus (Lavendula Stoechas Linn.), Gul e Banafsha (Viola Odorata Linn.), Zofa e Khushk (Hyssopus officinalis Linn.). The powder was administered at a dose of 5gram to be dissolved in the mouth by mixing with Honey, twice daily. and the decoction was prepared by soaking Ustukhuddus 5 grams, Gul e Banafsha 5 grams and Zofa e Khushk (Hyssopus officinalis Linn.) 5gramsin 400ml of water and boiled till the water reduced to the half, then filtered and divided into two half doses given in the morning and evening before meals. The duration of the treatment varied from 45 to 90 days. The patients were clinically examined weekly and radiological tests were done periodically. Treatment was well tolerated with no side effects. The clinical efficacy was 80%. Hence, this treatment could be recommended for the treatment of CRS.