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Misbahuddin Azhar1*, Mustehasan2.
1Research Officer Scientist-III, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Aligarh, INDIA.
2Research Officer Scientist-II, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi, INDIA.

Volume 9, Issue 2, Page 62-67

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Burada-e-Aabnoos (Diospyros ebenum Koeing) is an important Unani drug for eye diseases belong to the family Ebenaceae. Great Unani scholar Isa bin Kuhal advocated it especially for ophthalmic use in his treatise Tazkira-tul-Kuhalein. The aim of the present review is to collect all the information of abnoos plant available in Unani classical literature, phytochemical and pharmacological studies, and Unani formulations in which it is used as an ingredient also make an effort to prove the strength of action of the drug mentioned in Unani classical literature. In this review, ten Unani books were referred and pharmacological studies were recognized. The drug is having good medicinal properties but is not used for its action mentioned in Unani literature. It may be recommended that this should be taken for further scientific evaluation.
Keywords: Aabnoos, Burada Aabnoos, Unani medicine, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Diospyros ebenum koeing.