Efficacy of a Unani Formulation on Waram-e-Lawzatayn (Tonsillitis): a Case Report

Document Type : Case reports or series


1 Department of Amraze Ain, Uzn, Anaf, Halaq wa Asnan, State Unani Medical College, Prayagraj, UP, India

2 Department of Ilmul Advia, ghausia unani medical college and hospital, Fatehpur-Uttar Pradesh, India

3 Department of ilmul Qabalat wa Amraze Niswan, State Unani Medical College, Prayagraj, UP, India


Background: Waram Lawzatayn (tonsillitis) refers to waram-e harr which involves halqum (Throat) and lawzatayn. Most of the Unani scholars considered waram-e lawzatayn a subtype of waram halaq (Pharyngitis). It can be correlated with tonsillitis, as both the terminologies have similar features like burning sensation and pain in throat, enlarged tonsils, suppurative inflammation, etc. The more common symptoms of tonsils are red swollen tonsils, sore throat, pain during swallowing, headache, cough, fever, tiredness, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, chills, and pain in the ears.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Unani formulation in waram-e lawzatayn.
Methodology: This study was conducted in State Unani Medical College, Prayagraj. The subject was a 10 year old male child with history of cough, fever and pain in throat. Treatment given was 20 ml Unani decoction of saboose gundum, maghze faloose khayar shambar, iklilul malik, asalsoos for 21 days orally.
Result and conclusion: Unani medicine shows marked reduction in Tonsillo-Pharyngitis Assessment (TPA) score which was used as an assessment criterion to assess the effect of medicines. Before treatment it was 16 and after treatment score reduces to 3. There is also regression of symptoms like fever, enlarged tonsils, pain and burning in throat. As saboose gundum and maghze faloose khayar shambar have antipyretic property, which helps in subsidence of fever and Maghze faloose khayar shambar, iklilul malik, asalsoos and saboose gundum all possess anti-inflammatory property.


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