Dava al-Balgham: One of the Traditional Iranian Medicine Products

Fatemeh Tooiserkany, Jale Aliasl, Fatemeh Aliasl *


Background and Aim:Overweight and obesity today are considered as major risk factors for common disorders such as metabolic syndrome, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and type 2 diabetes and cardio cerebral vascular disease. Medical advice for preventing these diseases includes measures such as weight loss with diet and exercise, blood sugar and lipids control, increase fiber, antioxidants and vitamin E consumption. The Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) is a Holistic Medicine and contributes to the prevention and treatment of diseases through nutrition and lifestyle modifications, and the administration of herbal medicines,This study examines the uses of "Dava al-Balgham" tablets, one of the traditional Iranian medicine product in ITM texts and new articles.Methods: At first, the use of the combination drug "Dava al-Balagham" and its its constituent herbs(a Nigella sativa, Zataria multiflora, Pistacia lentiscus, and Trachyspermum ammi)  in ITM sources were searched, then new articles in the new medicine and pharmacology studies and Databases like PubMed, Google scholar, SID about this combined drug and its constituent herbs, were collected and reviewed. Results:Studies  that  were done on this cobined drug, have documented effects such as a Reducing body mass index and abdominal circumference, reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels, reducing serum liver enzymes. Also, for herbs that make up this combination, effects such as antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, lowering hepatic enzyme and lipid and glucose levels, Improveing digestive tract disorders such as bloating and dyspepsia, have been reported.Conclusion: According to studies conducted on the combined drug "Dava al-Balgham" and its constituent herbs, the effects of this drug can be used to prevent and treat diseases such as overweight, increased blood lipids, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and digestive problems such as dyspepsia and bloating.

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