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Qutubuddin Khan1*, Mahboob us Salam2.
*1Dept. of Amraze Jild wa Tazeeniyat (Skin & Cosmetology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, K.A., INDIA.
2Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Lucknow, UP, INDIA.

Volume 9, Issue 1, Page 5-8

*Author for correspondence

Acne vulgaris is a commonest dermatological disorder reported in adolescents. In the Unani system of medicine, Acne vulgaris is mentioned as Busoor-e-Labaniya, Mohasa, or Keel. The renowned Unani physician, Ibn-e-Sina says in his treatise Al-Qanoon Fit Tibb, that Mohasa are small white eruptions on the nose and cheeks which resemble condensed drops of milk. The cause of these eruptions is a Madda Sadidiya (infected matter) which comes towards the skin surface due to Bukharate Badan (body vapors). The abnormalities which occur in Busoorare Sue Mizaj, Sue Tarkeeb, and Tafarruqe Ittesal. Line of treatment of Busoor depends upon Istefraghe Ghaleez Madda (evacuation of morbid materials) from the body, drugs being used, act as Mufatteh Sudad (De-obstruent), Mohallil (Anti-inflammatory), Moaddilate Dam (Blood purifiers), Islahe Hazm (Digestive), and Jali (Cleanser). Avoidance of oily, hot, and spicy foods and regularisation of menstruation among females are recommended
Keywords: Acne vulgaris; Istefraghe Madda (evacuation of morbid materials); Moaddilate Dam (Blood purifiers), Mohallil (Antiinflammatory), Jali (Cleanser).