Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine October - December 2014, Vol. 9 No. 4, Pages 73-84
Clinical Evaluation of Unani Drugs Majoon Suranjan, Safoof Suranjan and Raughan Suranjan in Waja-ul-Mafasil (Rheumatoid Arthritis) (A Preliminary Study)
M. Ishtiyaque Alam, S. Manzer Ahsan, M. Salam, Tasleem Ahmad, Misbahuddin Azhar and S. Arfeen
Waja-ul-Mafasil is synonomously known as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). It is a chronic multi- system disease that affects joints, connective tissues, muscles, tendons and fibrous tissue. It occurs in about 3% of total population in the age group of 20-50 years. Females are three times more affected than males. RA manifests as a symmetric polyarthritis associated with swelling and pain in multiple joints, often initially occurring in the joints of hands and feet. The present study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of Unani pharmacopoeial formulations MajoonSuranjan, SafoofSuranjan and RaughanSuranjan in the management of Waja-ul-Mafasil. These classical Unani drugs significantly reduce joint pain (p<0.05), tenderness (p<0.05), morning stiffness (p<0.05), swelling (p<0.05), movement of restriction (p<0.05), and muscular weakness (p<0.05). The clinical and laboratory findings after treatment have shown that the trial drugs possessed efficacy in the treatment of Waja-ul-Mafasil.
This study demonstrates pronounced anti-arthritic effects indicating that these formulations would be potent drugs for arthritis patients.