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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-83

Herbo-medicinal formulation; Marham-e-raal: A potent ointment for acute and chronic wounds – A review


1 Department of Surgery (Ilmul Jarahat), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine (Moalijat), Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Waseem Ahmad
Department of Ilmul Jarahat (Surgery), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Kottigepalya, Bengaluru - 560 091, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_48_18

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The wound is a break in continuity of skin and mucus membrane. It may arise owing to multiple causes such as mechanical, chemical, and thermal injuries. There are number of treatments available for the acute and chronic wounds but each having its own drawback from the point of view of the reach of below poverty line and common people. Many of them are so much costly that it becomes difficult to adopt them as a mode of treatment, and few others have lesser potency in terms of cure. The aim of this review is to elaborate the properties, pharmacological actions, phytochemical studies, and mechanism of action of the contents of Marham-e-raal which is easily available and affordable. We have taken a deep insight into the Marham-e-raal by collecting and studying the meaningful and scientific data in favor of the same; and made an essential conclusion that it possesses antimicrobial, antiviral, antiseptic, rubefacient, and wound healing properties.


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