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Khamira Abresham Sada is a compound Unani formulation containing Abresham or coccon of insect Bombax mori. It is a semi-solid preparation, which is particularly used as cerebral and cardiac tonic. It reduces stress and anxiety. It improves and maintains eyesight.
Khameera medicines were not used in Arabic and Persian period but are the invented by Indian Hakims during Mogul period. The word Khamira in the Unani system of medicine indicates fermented confection.
Khamira is a semi-solid preparation but neither thick like Majun nor liquid like syrup. It is prepared by adding a decoction of herbal drugs or powdered drugs to a base (Qiwam) made up of sugar or sugar with honey. Other than herbal ingredients, animal and mineral origin drugs are also mixed. After preparation of solution, it is so triturated that it become frothy and colour turns white due to mixing the air constituents in it. Khamiras have been named on the basis of constituents used for the preparation. In this particular medicine, the coccon of Resham / Silk insect is taken and hence it is named Khamira Abresham Sada.
Khamiras usually act as a cardio-tonic, and tonic for brain, liver, and stomach, and is also used for various other ailments like palpitations, weakness of heart, weakness of principal organs, cough, cold, catarrh, including respiratory and nervous disorders.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Synonym: Khmeera Abresham Sada
- Type of medicine: Classical Unani Medicine
- Purpose: Heart, brain and eye tonic
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Suitable for: Unisex
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 Khamira Abresham Sada
- Aabresham (Bombyx more) 100 g
- Gaozaban (Borago officinalis) 4 g
- Badranjboya (Mellisa parviflora) 4 g
- Gulab (Rosa damascena) 150 g
- Gul-e-Gaozaban (Borago officinalis) 8 g
- Tukhm-e-Faranjmushk (Ocimum gratissimum) 8 g
- Kehruba Shamai (Pinus succinifera) 4 g
- Yashab Sabz (Green jasper) 4 g
- Beikh-e- Marjan 4 g
- Arq-e-Gulab (Rosa damascena) 150 ml
- Nabat Safaid Sugar 260 g
- Asl (Honey) 125gm
Abresham Kham Muqarraz (Bombax mori cocoon without insect) is soaked in 3 litre of Aab Aahan Taab (water obtained by dipping red-hot iron in water) for one day. This is cooked till water reduces to one liter and then filtered. Gule Gaozaban and Badranjboya are boiled separately in water and filtered. Both are mixed.
To this Qiwam (Basic Solution of Particular consistency) of sugar and Honey is added. The powder of Abresham Kham Muqarraz (Bombax mori cocoon without insect), Gule Gaozaban, Tukhme Franjmishk (Ocymum gratissimum seed) is made. This is mixed in Qiwam (Basic Solution of Particular consistency). Add powder of other ingredients in Arq Gulab and mix in Qiwam (Basic Solution of Particular consistency) and triturate as it becomes white.
Benefits of Khamira Abresham Sada
- It calms mind and hence helps to get better sleep.
- It gives strength to vital organ of body, such as heart, brain, liver etc.
- It improves mood.
- It is also beneficial in Melancholia.
- It is beneficial in palpitation and weakness of heart.
- It is cardiac tonic.
- It is cooling in action and reduces heat inside body.
- It is good for eyes.
- Muqawi-e-Qalb (Cardaic Tonic)
- Muqawl-e-Dimagh (Brain Tonic)
Important Therapeutic Uses of Khamira Abresham Sada
- Anxiety, stress, restlessness
- Eyesight Weakness
- Karb (Distress)
- Khafgan (Palpitations)
- Malikhoolia (Melancholia)
- Zauf-e-Basarat (Asthenopia)
- Zauf-e-Qalb (Weakness of Heart)
Dosage of Khamira Abresham Sada
Khamira Abresham Sada should be taken orally in dose of 5-10 gram (Adult) or 1-2 grams (Children) according to age, weight, health etc.
- It can be taken once or twice a day, depending on condition.
- It may be given before breakfast and in evening.
- It may be taken with Arq Gaozaban 125ml, or milk.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
- It is safe medicine without any known side-effect.
- Do not take any medicine during pregnancy without consulting doctor.
- Avoid rich, spicy and flatulent food.
- Do not take during pregnancy without consulting doctor.
- It should not be taken during pregnancy.
- It is not suitable for diabetic person due to sugar content.
- Hamdard Laboratories (India)
- Dehlvi Naturals
- Sadar Laboratories
- Store in a cool and dry place in tightly closed containers,
- protected from light and moisture.