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Safety Study of a Single Unani Drug Khare-e-khasak Khurd (Tribulus terrestris Linn.)

Mohd. Waseem, Abdul Latif, Sumbul Rehman, Reesha Ahmed and Zafar Javed Khan

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January – March 2017, Vol. 12 No. 1, Pages 57-63


Present study was aimed to evaluate safety parameters in Khar-e-Khasak Khurd (Tribulus terrestris L.) - a very common drug used in Unani Medicine for its lithotriptic and aphrodisiac effect used in urinary disorders and impotence. Study reveals the presence of heavy metals lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic within permissible limit as per WHO guidelines while aflatoxins, pesticides and microbial load was found to be absent in the crude drug sample.

It can be said that the drug is free from toxicity.

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