Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2015, Vol. 10 No. 3, Pages 1-8
Clinical Study of a Unani Formulation ‘Sharbat Zoofa Murakkab’ in the Management of Sual Ratab (Productive Cough)
Najmus Sehar, Md. Ishtiyaque Alam, S. Arfin, Tasleem Ahmad, Mohd. Wasim Ahmad and Anirban Goswami
The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a Unani formulation Sharbat Zoofa Murakkab in the management of Sual Ratab (productive cough). ‘Sharbat Zoofa Murakkab’ in a dose of 10 ml, thrice daily was administered orally to the patients for 14 days. The Mean ± S.E.M. scores of signs and symptoms of Sual Ratab (productive cough) i.e. frequency, intensity, quantity, sore throat, hoarseness of voice and chest tightness were found decreased by 44.0% (p<0.001), 53.62% (p<0.001), 23.96% (p<0.001), 39.89% (p<0.001), 49.42% (p<0.001) and 58.09% (p<0.001) respectively as compared to in baseline findings. After treatment, the variation in biochemical parameters of Liver and Kidney Function Tests were found non-significant. No adverse effect was found in the patients. ‘Sharbat Zoofa Murakkab’ was found effective and safe in the treatment of Sual Ratab (productive cough).