Sharbat: An Important Dosage Form of Unani System of MedicineImtiyaz Ahmad, Shariq Shamsi, Roohi Zaman
Department of Ilmul Saidla (Unani Pharmacy), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru, India.
The present study was designed to discuss many important points related to Sharbat with different types of drugs (juicy fruits, dried sour fruits, dried sweet fruits, dry herbal drugs, mucilaginous drugs, drugs having volatile constituents, and so forth). It also aimed to extensively discuss the drug and water ratio and drug and sugar ratio to prepare Sharbat, which is mentioned in different reference books of Unani system of medicine (USM). USM includes many safe and effective single drugs as well as compound formulations of herbal, animal, and mineral origin, which are used to cure a wide range of diseases. Unani compound preparations are commonly used in four forms: solid (Hab, Qurs, Safoof, Kushta, and so forth); semisolid (Majoon, Laooq, Marham/Zamad, and so forth); liquid (Sharbat, Sheera, Rooh, Tila, and so forth); and gaseous (Bakhoor, Inkabab, and so forth). Sharbat is an important dosage form used from ancient times. It is mostly used for the respiratory, urinary, digestive, and cardiovascular systems of the body.Keywords: Dosage form, Unani system of medicine, Sharbat.
Imtiyaz Ahmad, Shariq Shamsi, Roohi Zaman. Sharbat: An Important Dosage Form of Unani System of Medicine. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2016; 24(3): 83-88
Corresponding Author: Shariq Shamsi, India