Clinical Effect of Barg-e-Jhao (Tamarix articulata vahl.) in Hepatosplenomegaly-A Case Study
Hepatosplenomegaly with or without pyrexia is a common problem for physicians in the world, especially in tropical countries. Many tropical diseases as well as hematological malignancies are responsible for such clinical syndrome. Due to declaration of Kalaazar free India, especially rural medical practitioners face problems to manage patients of pyrexia with hepatosplenomegaly. Another cause of this syndrome is malaria. Unani system of medicine is one of the oldest systems of medicine and gives relief to the patient through its holistic approach of treatment. Unani Medical System provides treatment through its herbo-mineral and animal products. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical effect of Barg-e-Jhao in a case of Hepatosplenomegaly. In this study a 52 years married female having hepatosplenomegaly with other associated symptoms was treated with the decoction of Barg-e-Jhao (Tamarix articulata Vahl.) along with Arq-e-Mako and Arq-e-Kasni for 60 days orally. Decoction of Barg-e-Jhao (Tamarix articulata Vahl.) along with Arq-e-Mako and Arq-e-Kasni effectively showed their effect in hepatosplenomegaly. Treatment reduces the size of liver and spleen and improves hemoglobin. From these results it may be concluded that further studies may be conducted in hepatosplenomegaly cases in future.