Effect of coded Unani formulation Unim-401 and Soranil with NB-UV-B therapy in a case of chronic palmo-plantar plaque psoriasis- A Case Study.
Da’ al-Sadaf (Plaque psoriasis) is the most common form of the psoriasis in which raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. These patches or plaques most often show up on the scalp, knees, elbows and lower back. Sometimes it is itchy and painful and, may cracked and bleed. Unani oral and topical medicines along with Narrow Band Ultra-Violet (NB-UV-B) therapy is used here for treatment. Unani coded formulation UNIM-401 containing Barg Shahtra (Fumaria parviflora Linn.), Chiraita Talkh (Swertia chirata Buch.), Babchi (Psoralea corylifolia Linn.) and Haleela Siyah (Terminalia chebula Retz.) in the ratio of 5:5:5:2, in a dose of 2 capsules (500 mg each) orally with lukewarm water twice a day in empty stomach for a period of three months are given and Soranil ointment mixed with clarified butter in 1:1 ratio was applied on the affected part and exposed to the NB-UVB light for 10 minutes. Plaques of psoriasis getting shade off after one month of treatment and almost disappeared from the site of lesion after three months. The skin of patient almost become normal. It may be concluded that Unani drugs (oral & topical) along with NB-UVB therapy is beneficial for controlling and treating plaque psoriasis.
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