Nutritional, Preventive, and Therapeutic Potential of Ma-ul-Shae’er (Barley Water) in the Unani System of Medicine: A Holistic Viewpoint

Year : 2024 | Volume :14 | Issue : 01 | Page : 18-25
By

Atiya Anjum

Shazia Anjum

Rubi Anjum

  1. Assistant Professor Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh India
  2. Clinical Registrar Majeedia Unani Hospital New Delhi India
  3. Professor Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh India

Abstract

In the Unani methodology of managing diseases, Ilaj-bil-Ghiza (dietotherapy) serves as a foundational principle. The initial course of treatment for any ailment entails prescribing specific diets or regulating the quality and quantity of food intake. In recent times, there has been a heightened public awareness regarding the health advantages of functional foods and nutraceuticals for disease prevention and overall well-being. Unani medicine provides a methodical classification of food, taking into consideration its nutritional and medicinal characteristics. The Unani treatment system employs diverse approaches to classify diets, with Ghiza Dawai and Dawa Ghizai aligning with the concept of “Let food be your medicine,” attributed to Hippocrates, the pioneer of medicine. This approach prioritizes disease prevention as its main focus. In light of this perspective, the present paper provides an in-depth examination of the nutritional, preventive, and therapeutic properties of Ma-ul-Shae’er (Barley water) within the context of the Unani System of Medicine. It aims to explore how Ma-ul-Shae’er can contribute to promoting health and preventing illnesses according to the principles of the
Unani tradition

Keywords: Unani System of Medicine, Ghiza, Ghiza Dawai, Ma-ul-Shae’er, Barley water

[This article belongs to Research & Reviews: A Journal of Medicine(rrjom)]

How to cite this article: Atiya Anjum, Shazia Anjum, Rubi Anjum. Nutritional, Preventive, and Therapeutic Potential of Ma-ul-Shae’er (Barley Water) in the Unani System of Medicine: A Holistic Viewpoint. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Medicine. 2024; 14(01):18-25.
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