Habbe Azaraqi Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, Warnings

Habbe Azaraqi Strengthens and stimulates the nerves. It is Useful in paralysis, facial paralysis, hemiplegia and arthritis. It has carminative, laxative and digestive properties.

Habb-e-Azaraqi is an Unani medicine having Muharrik (Stimulant) and Muqawwi-e-asab (nervine tonic) action. This medicine is useful in Nazla Barida Muzmina, falij (paralysis), laqwa (facial palsy), niqrus (gout), waja-ul-mufasil (arthritis), Neuralgia, hemiplegia, sciatica etc.

Habbe Azaraqi is prepared from herbal ingredients such as Azaraqi (Strychnos nux-vomica linn.), Filfil siyah (Piper nigrum linn.), Filfil daraz (Piper longum linn.), and Ajwain (Trychespermum ammi linn).

In Unani, Habb­e, means a pill prepared from powder of ingredients, some solution and binder. As the chief ingredient of this medicine is Azaraqi, it is named as Habb-e-Azaraqi.

Know more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as:

  • What is Habbe Azaraqi?
  • What are the ingredients present in Habbe Azaraqi?
  • What are the uses of Habbe Azaraqi?
  • What are the side-effects of Habbe Azaraqi?
  • When not to take Habbe Azaraqi?
  • What are possible drug interactions?
  • What are warnings and suggestions? 

 

 Type of medicine: Classical Unani Medicine

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Main Indication: Nervous disorders like paralysis and is also used as an anti-arthritic

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 Habbe Azaraqi

Each 250 mg pill contains:

  • Piper nigrum (Filfil Siah) 62.5 mg
  • Piper longum (Filfil Daraz) 62.5 mg
  • Strychnos Nux-vomica, Detoxified (Azaraqi) 125 mg
  • Aqua Trachyspermum ammi (Arq Ajwain) q.s.

Strychnos nux-vomica

  • Nux-vomica is also known as Azaraqi, Azaaraaqi, Kuchlaa, Kuchla, Qaatil-ul- kalb, Khaaniq-ul- kalb/ Habb-al- ghurab etc.
  • Few important points about Nux Vomica re given below:
  • It is considered Hot and Dry in fourth degree.
  • It has Moharrik Aasab (Nervine Stimulant) quality which means it stimulates the nerves so increase their activity.
  • It is Moharrik Dimagh (Brain Stimulant: stimulate the brain and increase its activity).
  • It is Musakhkhin (Calorific increase body warmness).
  • It is Moharrik Doran khoon (Circulatory Stimulant increases blood circulation and blood pressure). It may produce tremor and spasm in muscles. If there is paralysis in spinal cord or general paralysis of body, these drugs may be beneficial.
  • It stimulates respiration.
  • Nux-Vomic is Sammi (Poisonous/toxic) and hence first it undergoes Tadbeer-e-Advia (Detoxification/Purification) for medicinal use.

Piper nigrum (Filfil Siah)

Kali Mirch (Synonym: Piper nigrum) is commonly used spice with Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Sialagogue and Stomachic properties. It is used traditionally in treatment of Anorexia, Colic, Constipation, Congestion, Cough, Dyspepsia, Dysuria, Fever, Gas, Hemorrhoid and Water Retention.

Piper nigrum is added to medicines for drug potentiation. It improves bioavailability of phytochemicals.

Piper longum (Filfil Daraz)

Piper longum is known as Filfil Daraz,Pippali, Pipal, Long Pepper and Dried Catkins. It is fruits of a plant Piper longum. It is pungent in taste, hot in potency and sweet after digestion.

The main organs on which it works are digestive, reproductive and respiratory. It has analgesic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, carminative and expectorant properties and is used in treatment of digestive and respiratory ailments such as gas, bloating, distension, digestive weakness, excess phlegm, asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs and laryngitis. It is also used in rheumatic pain, gout, paralysis etc. as it reduces Vata inside body, gives relief in pain and digests Ama (toxic waste produced in body to incomplete digestion).

Pippali increases Pitta inside body. So, people of Pitta nature should use it cautiously. Moreover, the long term and excessive use of Pippali is contraindicated.

Biomedical Action of Habbe Azaraqi

  • Abortifacient: Induces abortion.
  • Anticatarrhal:  Remove excess mucous from the body.
  • Aphrodisiac: Stimulates sexual desire.
  • Decongestant: Used to relieve nasal congestion.
  • Diaphoretic: Promote sweating.
  • Emmenagogue: Stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
  • Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.
  • Hypertensive: Blood pressure increasing.
  • Nervine: tonic for nerve.
  • Stimulant: Raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body.

Benefits of Habbe Azaraqi

  • It acts on CNS (Central nervous System).
  • It acts on nerve center of genital organ and increase sexual desire in males.
  • It gives relief in constipation.
  • It gives relief in nerve pain.
  • It improves appetite and digestion.
  • It is beneficial in hemiplegia, Bells Palsy and tremor.
  • It is good Resolvent (Muhallil) and Blood purifier (Musaffi-e- Dam).
  • It is healing tonic.
  • It is warming in action and gives relief in phlegm.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Habbe Azaraqi

Habbe Azaraqi Strengthens and stimulates the nerves. It is Useful in paralysis, facial paralysis, hemiplegia and arthritis. It has carminative, laxative and digestive properties.

  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Cough
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Gout
  • Intestinal Colic
  • local Paralysis
  • Lumbago
  • Lung disease
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscular Pain
  • Nervine weakness
  • Neurotic affection
  • Pain in joints
  • Paralysis
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica

Dosage of Habbe Azaraqi

Habbe Azaraqi should be taken orally in dose of 1 or 2 pills in the morning and evening with water.

Suggestions

  • Nux-vomica is always prescribed with sufficient quantity of milk, butter or purified butter.
  • All preparations of Nux-vomica are prescribed under medical supervision.
  • The medicine must be taken in lowest dose and only for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • This medicine is not suitable for long term use.
  • Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
  • Do check the list of ingredients and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
  • If symptoms do not improve or worsen, consult doctor.

Contraindications

  • It must not be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • It must not be used in liver diseases, kidney diseases and urine retention.
  • It should not be used in hypertension.
  • It must not be used in high fever.
  • It is contraindicated in following conditions:
  • Nasal haemorrhages
  • Hyperacidity
  • Acute flatulence
  • Burning urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Inflammation of the urethra

Drug Interactions

Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug and other medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.

Side-effects of Habbe Azaraqi

  • It affects general metabolism of body.
  • It can increase blood pressure, heart rate and heart contractions.
  • It can cause hyperacidity.
  • It can cause giddiness or dizziness.

Warnings

  • Extensive use causes nervous disability, paralysis & weakness of limbs.
  • Do check the list of ingredients and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
  • Do not use any medicine during pregnancy without consulting doctor.

Storage

  • Store in a cool and dry place in tightly closed containers,
  • protected from light and moisture.

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