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Medicinal properties of GUL-E-SURKH in perspective of unani medicine: a review study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Moalijat, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir, Srinagar J&K, India
  • 2Department of Moalijat, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir, Srinagar J&K, India
  • 3Department of Moalijat, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir, Srinagar J&K, India
  • 4Department of Moalijat, Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir, Srinagar J&K, India
  • 5Department of Mahiyatul Amraz, Hayat Unani Medical College and Research Centre, Lucknow, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (3), Pages 37-41, March,10 (2019)


The word Gul-e-Surkh (Gulab) consists of two Persian words Guland Aab, derived from Persian and Arabic lexicons meaning flower and water, respectively. This plant is cultivated throughout the world because of its beauty and fragrance. A great Unani scholar and physician Ibn-e-Sina considers Gul-e- Surkh as one of the finest drug for liver. At present-day, over 200 rose species and more than 18000 cultivars form of the plant has been known, among them Gul-e-Surkh is a prime species of Rosaceae family. It was a prime herbal drug in Unani Medicine since antique.Now a days the products of Rosa damascene mill are largely used in medicine, perfume and food industry. Keeping in view the high medicinal as well as therapeutic significance of the plant in USM, this review study provides available materialand evidence on its therapeutic uses and pharmacological properties.


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