Therapeutic Evaluation of a Unani Formulation (Safoofe Muhazzil Khaas) in the Management of Samane Mufrat (Obesity)
Misbahuddin Siddiqi, B.D. Khan, *M. Wasi Akhtar and Mehar Azam
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2015, Vol. 10 No. 2, Pages 33-42
Samane Mufrat (Obesity) is a worldwide problem and is the most common disorder of nutrition in affluent societies. It is a state of excess adipose tissue mass more than 20% of body weight, becoming leading risk factor for human health. Samane Mufrat is described in classical Unani literature in detail with its successful management. The Unani formulation Safoofe Muhazzil Khaas advocated in Kitabul Mansoori for the purpose is used for this clinical trial. The patients were advised dietary restrictions and brisk walk in both test group and placebo control group. Test drug formulation as well as placebo, both showed statistically significant improvement, with a little better improvement by test drug formulation. This formulation is clinically effective, but requires long term therapy to achieve appreciable improvement in obesity.