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Zamir Ahmad1*, Misbahuddin Azhar2, Mustehasan3.
1Department of JildwaTaziniyat, Faculty of Unani Medicine, AMU Aligarh, UP, INDIA.
2Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Aligarh, UP, INDIA.
3Central council for Research in Unani Medicine New Delhi, INDIA.

Volume 9, Issue 2, Page 51-56

*Author for correspondence

Daa-us-sadaf/Taqashshur al-Jild (Psoriasis) is a dermal disease having red, itchy scaly patches on a different part of the body e.g. palm, soles, knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. Plaque psoriasis is most common that causes dry, raised, red skin patches (lesions) covered with silvery scales. Sometimes lesions may be itchy or tender. It is considered that psoriasis requires long-term treatment with no cure. Only to help in the management of this disease to control its progression. To evaluate the efficacy of Unani herbal formulations in a case of chronic palmar-plaque psoriasis, Unani formulations namely; Sharbat Dermofresh, Sharbat Antox-U orally and Soranil ointment for local application were given. The combination of Unani formulations remarkably reduced the patches of psoriasis in this case study. The reduction in scales of psoriasis on palm indicates that Unani drugs (systemic & topical) therapy is beneficial for controlling and treating plaque psoriasis.
Keywords: Daa-us-sadaf, Palmar plaque psoriasis, Unani Medicine, Taqashshur al-Jild.