A Review of Mocharas (Bombax malabaricum): In The Light of Unani Medicine


Authors : Sada Akhtar and Mohd Zakir Siddiqui

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 8 - August

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One of the traditional systems of medicine that is Unani System of Medicine utilises Mawalid Salasa (Plants, Animals, and Minerals) for the management of various diseases. Among them plants are widely used for the treatment of diseases. Mocharas is an important drug of Unani medicine and a member of family Bombaceae which is usually known as Silk Cotton Tree. It is a well known medicinal plant of tropical and subtropical India. It has wide range of therapeutic applications. In Unani System of Medicine it is used as diuretic, anti-dysenteric, emetic, anti- diarrhoeal, and aphrodisiac. It is used to treat wounds, acne, skin blemish, pigmentation, cold and cough. It has many pharmacological activities like In-vitro Anti- inflammatory, Anti-diabetic, Anti-obesity, Hypotensive, Antioxidant, Antiangiogenic, Antimicrobial, Cytotoxicity, Aphrodisiac and Antipyretic. This paper provides an overview on pharmacological, phytochemical properties and therapeutic benefits of the tree.

Keywords : Mocharas, Bombax malabaricum, Unani formulations, Temperament.

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