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Abdullah*, Nazia Sultana, Ghausia Islam, Tabassum, Nadir Shahzad and Mohd. Aslam


In Unani system of medicine Afsantin (Artemisia absinthium Linn.) is a popular drug, usually known as the Sage Brush or Worm wood, belongs to the Asteraceae family and it grows as a perennial herb with fibrous roots and occurs throughout the year. The medicinal value of this plant is related to whole plant. It exhibits various pharmacological actions such as Anthelmentic, stomachic, liver tonic and anti-inflammatory etc. The plant is widely used in chronic fever since ancient period. In inflammatory condition, it uses locally and orally. Due to its characteristic odour it used as plant spray against pests, also acts as antidote of insects bite. In most of the problems it uses in form of decoction alone or with other suitable drugs. The aim of this paper is to explain and explore the medicinal properties of Afsantin the comprehensive way.

Keywords: Unani drug, Afsantin, Artemisia absinthium Linn.

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