Drugs in Normalizing Altered Liver Functions in Post Cholecystectomy and Choledocholithotomy Patients
Anis Ismail, Iqbal Aziz, Rahida Hilal, Albina and Mehjabeen Fatima
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2014, Vol. 9 No. 2, Pages 31-44
The study of liver is a priority area because the liver plays a big role in normal physiology and is affected by a wide variety of diseases. The liver functions derange not only in liver disorders but in Cholecystitis and Choledocholithiasis as well.
In Unani medicine many mufrad and murakkab drugs have been proved to have hepatoprotective activity. A study was conducted on 100 patients in department of Jarahat, Ajmal Khan Tibbya College, AMU, Aligarh. All patients underwent cholecystectomy and/or choledocholithotomy. Patients were divided randomly into two groups of fifty each. In postoperative period, Group A (test group) was given the unani drugs and Group B (control group) was not given any drug. Patients (Group A) were given Sherbat-E-Deenar (10 ml) and Majoon Dabeed-ul-ward (6 gm), twice daily upto 3 months of post operative period.
Patients were assessed according to symptoms and changes in liver function test. After completion of study it was observed that the patients of group A, who were given unani drugs showed improvement in symptoms and liver function test more rapidly in comparison to the patients of group B who did not recieve any medication.