Unani medicine

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Unani-tibb or Unani Medicine also spelled Yunani Medicine (/juːˈnɑːni/Yūnānī in ArabicHindustanipashto and Persian) is a form oftraditional medicine widely practiced by Muslims. It refers to a tradition of Graeco-Arabic medicine, which is based on the teachings of Greek physician Hippocrates, and Roman physician Galen, and developed into an elaborate medical System by Arab and Persian physicians, such asRhazes (al-Razi), Avicenna (Ibn Sena), Al-Zahrawi, and Ibn Nafis.

Unani medicine is based on the concept of the four humoursPhlegm (Balgham), Blood (Dam), Yellow bile (Ṣafrā’) and Black bile (Saudā’).

The word Unani or Yunani has its origins in the Greek word Ἰωνία (Iōnía) or Ἰωνίη (Iōníe), a place name given to a Greek populated coastal region…

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