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Unlocking The Secrets Of Asbab-E-Sitta Zaruriyya: Unani Medicine's Key To Human Fitness

Sana Maimoona, Akhtar Husain Choudhary, Mohd Furqan Ahmad Patel, Mohd Moazzam, Mariyam Shaikh


The Unani system of medicine, also known as Graeco-Arabic medicine, draws its roots from the teachings of renowned Greek physician Hippocrates and Roman physician Galen. Over time, it evolved into a comprehensive medical system during the medieval era under the guidance of Arabian and Persian physicians such as Rhazes (al Razi), Avicenna (Ibn-e-Sina), Al-Zahrawi, and Ibn Nafis. Often referred to as the “Father of Unani medicine”, Buqrat (Hippocrates) hailed from a lineage connected to Aesculapius. With its origins in Greece approximately 2500 years ago, Unani medicine predominantly relies on herbal remedies (around 90%), with a smaller proportion of animal-based (4– 5%) and mineral-based (5–6%) treatments. Given the shift in lifestyle patterns, individuals are susceptible to various abnormalities such as metabolic disorders and mental health conditions. In order to prevent the occurrence of abnormalities, individuals are increasingly adopting various modalities to maintain their fitness and overall health. Recognizing the importance of maintaining one's well-being, it becomes crucial to raise awareness about the role of asbab-e-sitta zaruriyya in the preservation of human health. These six essential factors of life play a significant role in sustaining existing health and vitality. When health is compromised, it can be restored through moderation and necessary modifications. Asbab-e-sitta zaruriyya encompasses a holistic approach that emphasizes the balance of these essential factors to achieve optimal health outcomes. By understanding and implementing these principles, individuals can make informed choices regarding their lifestyle routines, ultimately promoting beneficial effects on their overall well-being. The present article was aimed to explore the profound effects of asbab-e-sitta zaruriyya on human fitness. It delved into the intricate details of each factor and highlighted their individual contributions in maintaining and enhancing human health. By shedding light on the significance of these essential factors, individuals can gain insights into how they can integrate them into their daily lives for improved fitness and overall health. The article seeks to empower readers to make informed decisions about their well-being and adopt practices that can support their long-term health goals


Unani medicine, Unani treatment, Asbab-e-Sitta Zaruriyya, Metabolic disorders, mental disorders, Modification

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