Herbal Therapeutics Principles


Ruler's of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Like all other herbal healing medicine systems of the world, namely Greek, Chinese, East Indian Ayurvedic, Arab, Persian, American Indian and other traditional herbal methods, Unani system also follows some basic principles. These principles serve as the building blocks for the ones who follow it. Unani health practitioners observe these principles for the benefit of the people around. Thus, to have in-depth knowledge of Unani Herbology and Herbal Therapeutics, one should know the principles of the same.

Principles of Unani Herbology

  • According to the first principle of Unani, the body itself contains a mechanism for healing. Thus, the prime aim, purpose and objective of the physician should be to give aid to the internal mechanism and it's functioning in the maintenance of health of the body.
  • The second principle of Unani Herbology states that many diseases arise as a result of faulty indigestion of nutrient substances, with an exception to fractures, injuries etc.
  • The third principle of the system dates back to the times of Hippocrates and holds true for almost all the herbal therapeutic systems. It is regarding the existence of quasi-material forces or substances called humors. They are semi-gaseous, vaporous substances which reflect the innate temperament of each organ or body part in its state of health. Thus, by identifying the normal temperament of each organ or body part, and comparing it with the state of the same organ or body part in a disease condition, it is relatively simple to find out which type of herbs would be most effective in restoring the balance and harmony.
  • Unani Herbal Therapeutics also believes in the distinction of herbs into several categories depending upon the effect they have on the body.
Furthermore, the Unani system of Herbal Therapeutics carries out various therapies with medicinal herbs, both internally and externally. However, pertaining to the sensitivity of the digestion system, the herbs are very carefully prescribed for internal use. The main purposes of the internal therapy include evacuating something from the body, preventing evacuation from the body, modifying the temperament of the body organs. Nevertheless, a herbal therapist should try not to prescribe the usage of herbs for every minor change occurring within the body.

Initially, the condition should be treated by changing the method of life management like altering the patterns of sleep and wakefulness, adjusting the diet, increasing or decreasing exercise, and many other measures which would help to restore the body and mind. Also, for treating a disease, nutritive quality herbal drugs should be introduced in the beginning, followed by medicinal herbs and then try to restrict to simple herbal substances as far as possible.
Oct 11, 2012
Natural Remedies state that as numerous herbs are toxic in environment they can be unsafe to ingest. It is a well renowned fact that some herbs are very toxic. Herbalists claim that the groundwork method ensures that the toxic effect is negated. Homoeopathy makes use of even the most venomous plants and herbs to reach at employed remedies.

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