Unani Medicine Habb-e-Marwareed

Habbe Marvareed is an Unani medicine. In Unani, Habb-e, means a pill prepared from powder of ingredients, some solution and binder. Habb-e-Marwareed is useful in treatment of leucorrhoea and general debility in females. The chief ingredient of this medicine is Marvareed or pearl (Mytilus margaritiferus).

Marvareed is Habis dam (Haemostatic / stops the bleeding), Qabiz Ama (check the secretion and reduce peristaltic movement), Mujammid (Coagulant), Mufarreh (Refrigerant) and Muqavvi Aaza Raisa (tonic) in action.

Unani System of medicine evolved Greece and was first introduced to India by the Arabs. It is also called as Greco-Arab medicine, Unani tibb, Arabian medicine, or Islamic medicine. Hippocrates is known as the father of this system of medicine. The theoretical framework of Unani medicine is based on his teachings.

It is traditional medicinal system and commonly practiced in South Asia. The origins of Unani medicine are found in the doctrines of the ancient Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen. It was later developed and refined through systematic experiment by the Arabs. Unani medicine are prepared from medicinal plants, minerals, animals products etc. In Unani medicine, single drugs or their combinations in raw forms are preferred over compound formulations. The naturally occurring drugs used in this system are usually free from any side effects.

Ingredients of Habb-e-Marwareed

  1. Suhaga Biryan (Borax roasted) 60gm
  2. Mazoo (Quercus infectoria abnormal growth) 60gm
  3. Kuchla Mudabbar (Strychnos nuxvomica detoxified seed) 60gm
  4. Mastagi (Pistacia lantiscus gum) 120gm
  5. Marvareed (Mytilus margaritiferus pearl) 15gm
  6. Amber (Ambra grasea) 15gm
  7. Arq Gulab as needed

First the powder of all the ingredients is made. Then solution of Amber (Ambra grasea) in Arq Gulab is made. The powder of other ingredients is mixed in solution and small pills are rolled.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Habb-e-Marwareed

  1. Leucorrhoea
  2. Weakness

Dosage of Habb-e-Marwareed

1-2 pill in morning and evening with Arq Amber.

This medicine is available from Hamdard Laboratories (Habb-e-Marwareed).


Habb-e-Marvareed should not be used during pregnancy.

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