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Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2016, Vol. 11 No. 1, Pages 33-38

Therapeutic Efficacy of a Dietary Formulation in Chronic Tonsillitis- A Case Study

Ferasat Ali

Abstract

In this paper an attempt has been made to construct a hypothesis on the basis of author’s personal experience treating tonsillitis that occurs mainly due to allergy mostly in winter season, and its management with local application of a preparation containing few common dietary objects. Initially both the allopathic and Unani medicines were used separately to ameliorate the disease. However, since the recurrence of disease is very common and frequent use of antibiotics is not advisable, therefore, based on Unani concept of Ilaj-bil- Ghiza author used a combination of pop gram, mixed with salt and turmeric powder at bed time after cleaning the mouth with brush and toothpaste or Neem Miswak. The symptoms of tonsillitis improved after few days of application. A review of literature was conducted to explore the effect of the test combination and its likely mechanism of action so as do develop a valid hypothesis for future clinical studies.

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