Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April – June 2017, Vol. 12 No. 2, Pages 9-20
HPTLC Fingerprint Studies and Evaluation of Pharmacopoeial Standards for the Drug Habb-e-Sadar - A Unani Formulation
Meera Devi Sri P, Pawan Kumar Sagar, S.Mageswari, Akthar Parvez Ansari, Rampratap Meena, Shamshul Arifin and Asiya Khanum
The use of natural products with therapeutic properties has been described by the practitioners of traditional medicines for several disorders. Habb-e-Sadar is a Unani formulation which is a combination of two single drugs namely, Momkham - bee wax and Mastagi - resin from Pistacia lentiscus L. It is the simplest formulation of one animal origin and one plant origin drug. As honey, the bee wax is also characterized by several therapeutic properties of great interest though not scientifically proven. Mastagi is also one of the widely used single drugs in Unani system of medicine without any proven scientific background. A very brief review of the literature on these two ingredients laid a way for standardisation of the drug Habb-e-Sadar, expecting that the synergistic effect of drug will result in exploiting many therapeutic properties for treating
several ailments in future.