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Sana Kauser Ansari1, Azhar Hasan1, Shabir Ahmad Parray2, Wasim Ahmad3.

1Dept. of Ilmul Qabalat wa Amraz‐e‐Niswan, MohammadiaTibbia College & Assayer Hospital, Malegaon, Nashik–423 203, MS, India.
2Dept. of Ilmul Saidla, MohammadiaTibbia College & Assayer Hospital, Malegaon, Nashik–423 203, MS, India.
3Dept. of Ilmul Advia, MohammadiaTibbia College & Assayer Hospital, Malegaon, Nashik–423 203, MS, India..

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Volume 2016, Issue 2016, Article ID 93, Page 1-4.

ABSTRACT
Gile Multani (Multan clay) is a mineral origin drug used in Unani system of medicine as astringent and absorbent. Its origin in Unani classical text is said to be Multan. It is white to yellowish gray in color, odorless and tasteless, mostly used in powder form. It is used in preparation of dusting powder due to its absorbent property. It is also used in cosmetic products, since it soften and smoothen the skin and improve the blood circulation. It ads glow to the skin, as it is natural cleansing agent. It has been employed in India as a substitute for soap in washing clothes and hair. It is used as decolorizer for oils and other liquids, as clarifying and filtering agent, and for cleansing of woolen fabrics. It has been used in Tibb-e-Unani and other traditional systems of medicine. Keeping in view the medicinal importance of the drug, an attempt has been made to review the available literature of Gile Multani.
Keywords: Gile Multani, Multan clay, Fuller’s earth.