The Unani Medical Science, Originated from Greece, enriched and developed by the Arabs and persians was introduced in our country about 1000 Years age. The recipes in Unani system of Medicine const mainly of herbal mineral and animal origin. The theoretical frame work of this system is based on teachings of Buqrat (Hippocrates 400 377 B.C) and Jalinoos (Galen) (130-200 A D3 Arabs provided it a scientific basis. This system was imbibed by the other contemporary systems of Egypt, Syria, Ira Chine and India. In our country Unani system of Medicine was introduced by the Arabs and soon a took firm roots in the soil of our country and has ever since been serving vast section of its people This process of enrichment continues even today.
Buqrat (Hippocrates) systematized. Jalinoos (Galen) established its foundations and Arab Physicians like Rari (Rhases 850 932 AD) and Abu Ali the-Sins (Avicenna) (90-1037 AD) constructed an imposing edifice. In India) Masihul Malk Hakeem Ajmal Khan (1864-1927 AD) championed the case of Unani Medicine.
The Unani Pharmacopoeia Committee (UPC) was reconstituted vide office order no U 20012/94-APC dated 13th September 1994 by the Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, consisting of experts in various fields concerning with the subject. namely, Hakeems (Unani Physicians), Chemists, Botanists, Pharamacogoocists and Pharmacologists ct: The committee is glad to present the second volume of the National Formulary of Unani Medicine.
Out of 500 formulations, the Previous Committee has selected 202 compound formulations for inclusion in the second part of the National Formulary of Unani Medicine on the basis of popularity, their common use, manufacturing and sale etc and every attempt has been made to include as many important formulations as are currently manufactured on a large scale in terms of value and their use throughout the country after taking into consideration the expertise and. suggestions of the members of the Committee It is therefore, believed that the Formulary will be acceptable to the Physicians as well as Professionals of Unani System of Medicine at large.
The Committee hopes that Central Government will adopt it for use in its own institutions like CGHS. Unani Dispensaries Post Graduate Department of Ilmul Advia at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Nizamia Tibbia College, Hyderabad and Hamdard Tibbia College. Delhi and the Drug Standardisation Research Units under the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) and also by all the Unani Institutions maintained by the State Governments. Semi- Government organisations and other Institutions managed by voluntary organisations.
The First Part of the National Formulary of Unani Medicine, consisting of 441 compound
formulations was published in 1984 and the present publication is the outcome of the
recommendations made in the first volume of the National formulary of Unani Medicine.
The committee has also simultaneously initiated the work of finalizing the pharmacopoeial standards to ensure effective enforcement of provisions of Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940 as amended to cover the scope of ISM drugs. In the absence of adequate scientific standards the work of evolving pharmacopoeial standards was not possible. I am happy that the Deptt. of ISM&H have now decided to utilise the work done by different research Councils and the Pharmacopoeial Laboratory for Indian Medicine to complete the work expeditiously. To add the momentum, the Deptt. has also decided to utilise the services of some of prestigious labs. across the country and the work of pharmacopoeial standards is being assigned as extra mural research project. The committee hopes that this will accelerate the pace of work. Unani Pharmacopoeia Committee hope this will accelerate the pace of work. Unani pharmacopoeia Committee hope that Govt. of India would also consider establishment of Regional laboratories for standardization work so that this systematic work of Pharmacopoeial standards could continue without any hindrance. Simultaneously, the development of Herb Gardens up by the Deptt. is also commendable since this would ensure availability of genuine raw drugs.
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