MANAGEMENT OF BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA BY UNANI DRUGS
Dr. Ehsan Rauf*
WORLD JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Volume 8, Issue 7, 404-415
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urologic disorder largely affecting men aged above 50 years In Unani the description of disease in different ways. At some places, it has been described in symptomatic form while at other places it has been considered as a disease. The disease has different name in Unani literature like Waram-e-unq-e-masana (swelling of the neck of urinary bladder). Symptomatic description include Ihtibas-e-Baul (Retention of urine) Taqtir-ul-baul (dribbling of urine). Now it is confirmed that the disease is because of the hypertrophy of prostate gland. Though the name of the gland is not there. In modern medicine several treatment options are available but they are associated with some disadvantages. As far as the treatment is concerned in Unani, there are many single and compound drugs which are effective in the treatment of the disease. Single drugs useful in BPH are Braham Dandi (Echinops echinatus), Basahri Booti( Aerva lanata), Gokhru (Tribulus terristris), Satawar (Asparagas racemosus), Karanjwa (Cesalpinia bonducella). The details will be discussed in full length paper.