Types of Treatment
Unani medicine lays great stress on treating certain ailments by administration
specific diets or by regulating the quality and quantity of food. There
are several books written by many Unani Scholars on this topic. Some of
Manafe-ul-Atima wal Ashriba, by Rabban Tabari
Kitab fil Aghzia by Rabban Tabari
Tibb-al-Maluki Fil Ailal wa Ilajil Amraz Kulloha Bil Aghziya by Razi
Maqala Fil Aghziya by Razi
Kitab Manafe-Il-Aghziya wa Daf-e- Mazarreha by Razi Fit
Tadbir-al-Asehha Bilmakul Wal Mashrub by Hunanin Bin Ishaq
Kitab Aghziya-Tul-Marza by Najibuddin Samarqandi In addition to nutrition
properties several foods are capable of pharmacological actions too.
For example many foods are laxative, diuretic and diaphoretic. Eggs are
used as food for energy and externally used in fractures to relieve pain
and to cure baldness. Sagu is good for diarrhoea.
The weakness of certain organs is corrected by administering the same organ
of an animal by way of food; for instance, disorders and weakness of liver
are treated by feeding the patient on liver.
Likewise heart, kidneys and brain are administered in treating the ailments
of these parts.