Arshiya Sultana

Arshiya Sultana
National Institute of Unani Medicine · Department of Amraze Niswan wa Ilmul Qabalat

MD (Unani) Dept of Amraze Niswan wa Qabalat (Gynecology and Obstetrics))

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Introduction
Arshiya Sultana currently works as a Reader (Associate Professor) Dept. of Ilmul Qabalat wa Amraze Niswan (gynecology and obstetrics), National Institute of Unani Medicine. Arshiya does research in Observation Medicine and Oncology, temperament, Integrative Medicine, Unani Medicine, complementary and alternative medicine. Their current project is 'Dysmenorrhoa'.
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - present
National Institute of Unani Medicine
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2007 - October 2017
National Institute of Unani Medicine
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2007 - October 2017
National Institute of Unani Medicine
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • PG teaching
Education
October 1994 - October 1998
Government Nizamia Tibbia College
Field of study
  • Unani Medicine

Publications

Publications (99)
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The temperament (Mizaj) of the body is an essential constituent for health conservancy and diagnosis of several diseases. Hence, general body temperament and uterine dystemperament (Su’-i-Mizaj) with abnormal vaginal discharge (Salayan al-Rahim) need evaluation. In addition, we also applied a computational intelligence technique for enhancing scien...
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Context: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a leading health problem, in which pelvic organs-the uterus, bladder, and rectum-bulge from the vagina, causing bladder and bowel dysfunction. Uterovaginal prolapse (UVP), Nutu-al-Rahim, affects more than 50% of parous women (women who have had children), especially those above 60 years of age. Objective:...
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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) significantly lowers the quality of life and impairs personal and social relationships in reproductive-age women. Some recommendations are that inappropriate oxidative stress and inflammatory response are involved in PMS. Various nutritional supplements and herbs showed neuro-psycho-pharmacological activity with antioxid...
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Objectives: Abnormal vaginal discharge (Sayalan al-Rahim) is a common public health problem that significantly disrupts the health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Syndromic management infers the concurrent treatment of two or more infections. Hence, a comparative, single-blind study was planned to determine the efficacy of Acacia (Acacia nilotica...
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Jushanda (decoction), often used in traditional medicine, has many drawbacks like disagreeable taste, bulky dose, cumbersome preparation, and short stability. Therefore, in the present study, jushanda nazla (JN) was modified and optimized into a sugar-based (SBS) and sugar-free (SFS) syrup dosage form and evaluated for various physicochemical param...
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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disorder and polymicrobial infection of the upper female reproductive tract, which encompasses endometritis, parametritis, salpingitis, and oophoritis. It generally affects young and sexually active women. It poses the main health problem of reproductive age women in both developing and developed...
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The commonest vaginal infection seen in the Gynecological OPDs in reproductive age is bacterial vaginosis (BV) that causes abnormal vaginal discharge and if not treated, it is allied to severe problems or complications. It is a polymicrobial syndrome categorized by normal vaginal florareplacement that leads to a significant absence or reduction of...
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Ihtibas al-Tamth (Amenorrhoea) is defined in the Unani system of medicine as the absence of monthly bleeding for more than 2 months or a decrease in the quantity of menstrual blood. The lack or total cessation of menstrual blood is referred to as amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is woman has never menstruated and secondary is woman attained menarche,...
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Objectives Amenorrhoea in women of reproductive age may be an indication of an undiagnosed and chronic condition. The concept of temperament is a fundamental component of health preservation and diagnosis of various disease conditions including amenorrhoea in Unani medicine. Dystemperament is the commonest cause of various diseases. Therefore, gene...
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Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) in women is an important disease that is under-treated and under-reported with high prevalence of 33% of all cases of incontinence. It significantly impairs women’s quality of life. MUI usually represent with more severe symptoms and are more likely to present for the treatment as per the recent studies. The managem...
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Unani literature is enriched with the concept of Sayalan al-rahim (abnormal vaginal discharge). It is the excessive abnormal vaginal discharge from the female genital tract and the commonest reason for which women seek medical attention. It adversely impacts reproductive health and contributes to significant morbidity. Therefore, a literary explora...
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Acacia nilotica Linn commonly known as Babul is a multipurpose tree. As the world is turning back towards the herbal drug, it is the need of the hour to re-evaluate the knowledge of traditional medicine through vast review. In the Unani traditional system of medicine, all parts of the plant have been used as a remedy for various diseases and are im...
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Although research studies are carried out in various fields of science, the general goals and defining characteristics of research are basically similar across disciplines. The rationales of this book are to discuss the fundamental methods to conduct research studies in various medical systems, the difficulties faced by researchers when planning an...
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Tibb-e-Nabvi (Prophetic medicine) is indeed the effective treatment and cure provided by the revelation and the guidance of the Prophet (PBUH). It is a fact that it benefits those who acknowledge and have faith in it. A hadith stated that the Prophet (PBUH) said-"Make use of the two cures; Honey and the Qura'an." The Prophet (PBUH) used to drink so...
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In Unani system of medicine, ihtibas al-tamth (amenorrhoea) is defined as absence of menstrual bleeding for more than 2 months or decrease in quantity. It may be primary (i.e., never menstruated) or secondary (i.e., attained menarche, but no periods for 3 consecutive months). Secondary amenorrhoea is more common than primary amenorrhea. Amenorrhea...
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Email.ID: Siman mufrit (obesity) has been existent in the human records for more than twenty thousand years affecting various aspects of human life and society. Worldwide, obesity is rapidly increasing among women. Furthermore, more women in fertile ages are becoming overweight and obese that leads to higher rates of ihtibas al-tamth (amenorrhoea)...
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Background To compare the efficacy and safety of herbal decoction (pods of Cassia fistula Linn. and Arils of Myristica fragrans Houtt) with mefenamic acid in spasmodic dysmenorrhoea. Methods In this single-blind, prospective, parallel, standard controlled study, dysmenorrheic patients (n=64) were randomly allocated to receive herbal decoction (n=3...
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Background: It is not only to evaluate the efficacy and safety of mace (Arils of Myristica fragrans Houtt) but also to compare pelvic floor muscle training vs. pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) for improving symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of woman with mixed urinary incontinence (MUI). Methods: A prospective, single-blind...
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Objective To compare the efficacy and safety of asafoetida (Ferula assafoetida L. oleo-gum-resin) with mefenamic acid (NSAID) to alleviate dysmenorrhea, associated systemic symptoms and improvement in health-related quality of life. Methods Patients (n = 60) were randomly allocated to receive asafetida (n = 30) or mefenamic acid (n = 30) in this s...
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Introduction: To compare the efficacy of Tribulus terrestris Linn. (fruits) with placebo in menopausal transition symptoms. Materials and methods: Perimenopausal women (n = 60) were equally randomized either to receive orally 3. g powder of Tribulus or placebo twice daily for 8 weeks in this single-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel study. The pri...
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To compare the efficacy of two Unani regimen in diabetic vulovaginal candidiasis (VVC). A prospective, randomized, single-blind, comparative trial was conducted at Nizamia Tibbia College. Group A (n = 23) medicine included 100 ml of Joshanda [Ushba Desi (5 g) and Tukhme Hayat (5 g)] with 3 g Sufuf [Mur Makki (1 g), Afsanteen (2 g), and Nagandbabari...
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Background: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse. It is a complex disorder with significant medical, psychosocial, and economic problems. In about one third of couples are infertile. Approximately 167 million married women aged 15-49 years in developing countries were infertility. Th...
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Background: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse. It is a complex disorder with significant medical, psychosocial, and economic problems. In about one third of couples are infertile. Approximately 167 million married women aged 15-49 years in developing countries were infertility. Th...
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Objective To determine the effificacy and safety of fenugreek seed and dry cupping on intensity of pain in primary dysmenorrhea. Methods Sixty patients with primary dysmenorrhea were enrolled in this prospective, open-labeled, randomized, standard-controlled study, conducted in the National Institute of Unani Medicine Hospital between February 2010...
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Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of preparations of certain Unani herbs on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Materials and Methods: A prospective, pre- and post test evaluation study was conducted on 20 diagnosed patients of OA recruited from the Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad. Internally,...
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Dysmenorrhoea is the most important under diagnosed and undertreated gynaecologic disorder of all menstrual complaints. It affects 50% women of childbearing age and has a major impact on health and societal costs worldwideespecially in developing countries. Therefore, a literary exploration of traditional sources for aetiopathogenesis and clinical...
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Traditional system of medicine mentioned the use of plants in treatment of various human ailments. Mochrus (Bombax ceiba Linn.) is one of the medicinal plants used in Unani medicine since time immemorial. It is a very tall tree with approximately 150 feet height. It is widely found in temperate Asia, tropical Asia, Africa and Australia. In India, i...
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Usr-i-tamth in Unani (Greco-Arabic) medicine is pain associated with menstruation, and classical manuscripts are enriched with traditional knowledge for the management of usr-i-tamth (menstrual pain/dysmenorrhoea). Hence, a comprehensive search was undertaken to find classical manuscripts for the management of menstrual pain was. We searched the Co...
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To compare the efficacy of a herbo-mineral Unani formulation with benzyl benzoate in scabies. A parallel, prospective, open-labeled, standard-controlled, randomized trial was conducted in ZVM Unani College, Pune. Patients were randomized to receive topical application of either test formulation (n = 30) (P. corylifolia, C. anthelminticum, C. tora a...
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Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of polyherbal Unani formulation for cervical ripening and induction of labour Material and Methods: A prospective, study was conducted in Govt. Nizamia Tibbia Hospital, Hyderabad. Pregnant women (n=38) with gestation age of 38-42 weeks were recruited. A polyherbal Unani formulation powder of Cinnamomum tamala 3...
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Objective: To compare the efficacy of Unani formulation in chronic endocervicitis. Methods: A parallel, comparative randomized trial was conducted at Govt. Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad from 1998 to 2000 in 50 patients (25 in each group) with sign and symptoms of endocervicitis. The intervention was administered per oral and locally for 10 d...
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Introduction: Greco-Arabic Medicine imparts vast knowledge regarding diseases afflicting different systems. Urinary incontinence (UI) is involuntary leakage of urine. It is an undiagnosed, under-reported, and frequently untreated medical condition that greatlyaffects the quality of life of women in any age. Therefore, a literary search in classical...
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The most important reason mentioned for the early discontinuation of breast feeding and introduction of supplementary bottles is Perceived Insufficient Milk (PIM), which is relatively common in women. This is of public health concern because the use of breast milk substitutes increases the risk of morbidity and mortality among infants in developing...
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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) belonging to the family Zingiberaceae is a perennial herb. It is widely distributed in tropical Asia. In India, it is cultivated mainly in Kerala, Andhia Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra. It is one of the most common spices, which is in use since centuries for its versatile medicinal actions like anti...
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To evaluate the efficacy of Gossypium herbaceum L. in perceived insufficient milk (PIM) supply. In this single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, test group (n = 30), received kernel of Gossypium herbaceum, 10 g (powder filled in the capsules) orally in three divided doses for 1 month, whereas the placebo group (n = 15), received...
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Lactation is beneficial to mother's health as well as provides specific nourishments, growth, and development to the baby. Hence, it is a nature's precious gift for the infant; however, lactation insufficiency is one of the explanations mentioned most often by women throughout the world for the early discontinuation of breast-feeding and/or for the...
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Portulaca oleracea L. belongs to the family Portulaceae, is a warm-climate annual herb, known as khurfa in Arabic and common purslane in English. The plant is succulent, herbaceous, erect or decumbent growing up to 30 cm height with cylindrical stem of 2-3 mm in diameter. The plant, which is common weed of cultivation, are eaten as a vegetable and...
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Menorrhagia (kasrate tams) is the most common gynecologic complaint in contemporary gynecology, affecting 10 to 15% of the adult female population. It can occur at any age. In the Unani system of medicine, since antiquity, dry cupping therapy (hijamat bila shurt) has been used to treat menorrhagia. An effort was made to evaluate the usefulness of d...
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Gossypium herbaceum Linn is known as cotton plant, belongs to the family Malvaceae, and occupies an imperative place in traditional systems of medicine especially in Unani and Ayurvedic medicines. The plant is widely distributed throughout western India, Africa, Middle East countries, central Asia and graded availability is found in Iran, Afghanist...
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AimTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of Safoof Habis in Kasrate Tams (menorrhagia) with validated menstrual pictogram.Materials and methodsA single blind, randomized, standard controlled trial was conducted in the gynaecological outpatient of National Institute of Unani Medicine Hospital. Clinically diagnosed patients (n = 52) were randomized to...
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Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of preparations of certain Unani herbs on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Materials and Methods: A prospective, pre- and posttest evaluation study was conducted on 20 diagnosed patients of OA recruited from the Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad. Internally,...
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Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of preparations of certain Unani herbs on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Materials and Methods: A prospective, pre- and posttest evaluation study was conducted on 20 diagnosed patients of OA recruited from the Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad. Internally,...
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Aim To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Safoof Habis in Kasrate Tams (menorrhagia) with validated menstrual pictogram. Materials and methods A single blind, randomized, standard controlled trial was conducted in the gynaecological outpatient of National Institute of Unani Medicine Hospital. Clinically diagnosed patients (n = 52) were randomized...
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Aim: To compare the efficacy and safety of Sphaeranthus indicus Linn, and cream of Lawsonia inermis Linn and Plumbi oxidum with placebo in the healing of erosion and relief of symptoms in cervical erosion with cervicitis. Materials and methods: A randomized placebo controlled single blind study was carried out in the Department of Gynecology at the...
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Infertility is a state of inability to conceive after unprotected intercourse for 1 year; it involves 1 in 6 couples in England. It is a complex problem with an incidence of 10%-15% and of these, 14% of infertilities are due to a tubal factor. The incidence of unilateral tubal blockage is 33%. Pregnancy can occur in unilateral tubal blockage. In th...
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Waje rehm (Dysmenorrhoea) means painful menstruation. Since ancient times, hijamat bila shurt (Dry cupping) is a method of treatment of for this disease. Therefore, objective of this preliminary study was to evaluate the efficacy of hijamat bila shurt on intensity of pain in waje rehm by using Visual Analogue Scale for pain. It was conducted from M...