Unani concept and recent highlights of eczema as per unani medicine system and its management with Unani drugs
Nighat Parveen, Mohd Mohsin and BD Khan
The word ‘eczema’ originates from the Greek for ‘boiling’ a reference to the tiny vesicles (bubbles) that are frequently found in the early acute stages of the disorder, but less often in its later chronic stages. ‘Dermatitis’ means inflammation of the skin and is therefore, strictly speaking, a broader term than eczemawhich is just one of several possible types of skin inflammation. Eczema is a form of dermatitis, a skin irritation characterized by red, flaky skin, sometimes with cracks or tiny blisters. It is extremely itchy, but scratching damages the fragile skin and exacerbates the problem, The fluctuating etiological ideas of this ailment are reflected by the various names for example, 'neurodermatitis', 'neurodermitis', 'endogenous skin inflammation' are are just few examples of current terms. Atopy is a strikingly a common finding in these patients. In Unani literature it is termed as Nar-e-Farsi. The causes of Nar-e-Farsi described by Unani Scholars are: Mixing of Khilt-e-Safra into blood, indigestion, general weakness, nerve weakness, arthritis, gout, intestinal worms, incomplete evacuation, use of garlic, mustard, chilly, spicy food and extreme hot or cold. The treatment of Eczema also mentioned in the literatures of Unani as per the etiology. The Clinical trials and studies were carried out on Eczema which show extremely viable outcomes. This paper investigates the ongoing features of Eczema, alongside its etiological introduction and treatment according to Unani perspective.