Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2013, Vol. 8 No. 2, Pages 51-65
Standardization of Sufoofe-mohazzil- An AntiObese Unani Formulation
Shoeb Ahmed Ansari, Asma Sattar Khan, M. A. Qasim, M. A. Rashid, Mustehasan, R. K. Pawar, Shams-ul-Arfin and 1G. P. Garg
The use of traditional medicines has been very popular in most of the countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and some other parts of the world from the time immemorial. But for the last few years the developed nations too have been tremendously growing interest in the use of traditional medicines. In India, traditional systems of medicine especially Unani System of Medicine has been practiced to great advantage in the treatment of several diseases for centuries. Today, everyone wants a safe and effective treatment of various ailments including Diabetes, Jaundice, Arthritis, Malaria, Filaria and Obesity etc. These expectations of the people lead to concern over the quality of these medicines. Thus, the quality standardization of the traditional medicines is evidently essential in the present scenario. Therefore, Sufoof- e-Mohazzil, a safe and effective anti-obese compound Unani formulation, was taken up for the standardization. To ascertain the quality of this Unani formulation, Physico-chemical parameters, Thin Layer Chromatography, HPTLC, UV Spectroscopy studies were carried out.