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The Unani system of medicine, sometimes referred to as the “Greco-Arab” medicine or “Unani Tibb”, is based on Greek philosophy, originated in Greece and the term Unani is derived from ‘Unan’, Arabic and Urdu for ‘Greece’.
Unani system follows the humoral theory which postulates the presence of four humors in the body: dam (blood), balgham (phlegm), safra (yellow bile) and sauda (black bile).
Different types and shades of imbalanced temperaments are described in Unani, which believes that at birth every person is endowed with a unique and healthy humoral constitution determining the temperament of an individual
MODES OF TREATMENT
Unani medicine has the following modes of treating an ailment (depending upon the nature of the ailment and its causes).