Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

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Saiyad Shah Alam

Department of Ilmul Jarahat (Surgery), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru, India

  • Research Article   
    Atherosclerotic Ulcer Treated with Hirudo-Therapy and Herbo-Medicinal Ointment: Marham-E-Raal
    Author(s): Waseem Ahmad*, Saiyad Shah Alam, Zareena Aquil and Md Rizwanullah

    Introduction: Atherosclerosis is mainly a worsening problem related to advancing age with a chronic inflammatory involvement. It leads to the blockage of normal blood flow pathway and hence ischemia of the distal part of limb. The saliva of leech contains number of anti-thrombotic chemicals such as hirudin, bfrudin, haemadin and granulin-like. These chemicals inhibit thrombin fibrin binding and prevent formation of atheroma or plaque. Marham-e-raal is well known formulation for non-healing ulcers irrespective of their origin. It contains potent healing agents that are greatly beneficial for achieving the healing of ulcers. Methodology: One patient of atherosclerotic gangrene of lower limbs was taken into study after written informed consent. Hirudo medicinalis applied at the course of arteries of occlusion twice weekly and Marha.. Read More»

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