The Unani system of medicine is a well established scientific system of Medicine based on the teaching of Hippocrates (Bugrat-460-377BC) Galen (Jalinoos-131-210-AD), developed it into an elaborate Medical System, AND, Arabian and Persian Physicians like Rhazes (850-925-AD) and Avicenna (980- 1037-AD), gave a scientific basis to the system Now, this system has acquired status and acceptance of a native system, the Unani System of Medicine, today, has a long and cherished impressive development record in India and abroad India, today, is the world leader in having the largest and an organised setup of Educational, Healthcare and Research institutions in the country. At home, this system forms an integral part of National Health Care delivery system.
In view of the present trend of commercialization, the Government of India is very conscious of quality, safety and efficacy of Unani Drugs. The Manufacture and sale of Unani Drugs is being regulated through the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. For the purpose of maintaining quality of products, the provisions of this act, including enforcement of Good Manufacturing practices (GMP), are being effectively enforced. So, therefore, taking into consideration, the need of quality in the arena of commercialization, the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have setup the Unani Pharmacopoeia Committee, comprising of Experts from the fields of Unani Medicine, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Botany. The functions of this Pharmacopoeia Committee are twofold, i.e. preparation of National Unani Formulary (Manual of standard formulations in view of multiplicity of private formularies in vogue) and Unani Pharmacopoeia of India. (A compendium of enforceable /practical standards for single and compound unani drugs for ensuring quality of products manufactured by industry). Thus the UPC. is a forum indirectly responsible for enabling manufacture /availability of drugs according to specifications contained in the official documents.
There are large number of Unani Educational, Research and Health Care Institutions in the country. It is a matter of pride that Unani system of Medicine forms and integral part of National Health Care delivery system Keeping into consideration of commercialization and quality control of Unani Drugs, the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has constituted the Committee consisting of Experts, Unani Physicians. Chemists, Pharmacognocists, Botanists and Pharmacologists. The main function of his Pharmacopoeia Committee is to prepare National Unani Formulary and Unani Pharmacopoeia of India. It is compilation of published, public quality standards for pharmaceutical ingredients, formulations and dosage forms. A standard may include acceptance criteria as well as test methods for determining the conformance of an ingredient. Formulations or dosage form to the standard, Publication of a Pharmacopoea is often a legal mandate referenced in national law and enforced by govemmental bodies. Its fundamental purpose is to maintain quality of health care system by supporting the availability of safe, effective and quality medicines.
The Part VI of National Formulary of Unani Medicine is based on the formulations given by the Dawakhana Tibbiya College, AMU, Aligarh. The committee has deliberated on all aspects of development of Unani formulations and how to make them more relevant to the needs of the present health care systems. The Part II of this Volume includes 45 monographs on Unani formulations. The first monograph Haboob and Agras which is in the form of pills and the last one QIWAM (Consistency) for Jawarish, Majoon, Itrifal, Halwaand Dawa which is generally made based on the nature of ingredients to be used in a particular formula. It is being used either in powder or liquid form. In this Volume a brief description has been given on Unani Drugs of Animal Origin and Unani Drugs of Mineral Origin also. The main advantage of this Volume is that a registered Unani Practitioner can use is as a reference material for his/her day-to-day practice because in the last Chapter of the Volume namely Glossary of Unani Technical Terms with their modern Equivalents (A) Actionwise. (B) Diseasewise, both clearly indicates aspects of the Unani Drug.
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