Minor Ailments in Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Unani Review

Year : 2024 | Volume :11 | Issue : 01 | Page : 20-25

Misba Naim

  1. Assistant Professor Glocal Unani Medical College, Glocal University, Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh India


Pregnancy-related health issues are critical for both the mother’s wellbeing and the developing foetus. The care should ideally start as soon as possible after conception and throughout the entire pregnancy. Being one of the world’s oldest scientific medical systems, unani medicine has made a substantial contribution to the field of human reproduction. Even after thousands of years, its tenets remain relevant and can be applied to solve the arising issues related to future generations. The monitoring and treatment of a pregnant women in the Unani System of Medicine is referred to as Tadbeer-i Hawamil/Tadabeer Haamla (Ante Natal Care). Tadbeer-e-Hawamil’s primary goal is to ensure optimal health and a normal pregnancy with delivery of a healthy baby at term, without any complications. It also includes prevention and treatment of pregnancy related ailments. A woman need extra care at this time because pregnancy is linked to a number of problems including flatulence, excessive salivation, headaches, nausea, vomiting, da’fal ishtiha, anorexia and more. These issues arises from the body accumulating fuzlat or waste product during pregnancy. This apper aims to demonstrate the documented literature of Unani medicine in managing common pregnancy related illness. In fact, the majority of mild illnesses during pregnancy are mentioned in the Tadabeer Haamla segment. The treatment of these illnesses is a major portion of antenatal care in the Unani medicine books. The elaborated version of the topic is covered in this article.

Keywords: Antenatal care, women, Tadabeer haamla, minor ailment, pregnancy

[This article belongs to Research & Reviews : A Journal of Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy(rrjoush)]

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Received March 27, 2024
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