Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine July - September 2012, Vol. 7 No. 3, Pages 111-123
Physicophytochemical Standardization of a Unani Herbo-Mineral Drug, ‘Sunoone-Zard’- A remedy for Odontalgia and Gingivitis
*Rashid H. Zuberi and Shamima Hashmi
Sunoon-e-zard, a herbo-mineral drug, valued in the Unani System of Medicine for its anti-inflammatory actions and therefore, utilized widely to relieve odontalgia (Waj-ul-Asnan) and gingivitis (waram-e-Lissa). It contains six ingredients, out of which only one is of mineral origin. Present communication deals with the physico-phytochemcial and thin layer chromatographic evaluations of this multiaction drug with an aim to bring out its pharmacopoeial standards and also to develop its standard operating procedure.