World Unani Day
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Every year 11 February is celebrated as World Unani Day with the aim of spreading public awareness about health care through Unani medicines.
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The theme for World Unani Day 2023 is “Unani Medicine for Public Health”.
The first World Unani Day was celebrated by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, in 2017 at the Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine (CRIUM), Hyderabad.
The purpose of this day is to spread public awareness about healthcare through Unani medicines.
The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan, a social reformer and great Indian Unani physician.
Hakim Ajmal Khan was an Unani physician, an educationist and the founder of scientific research in Unani medicine.
He was one of the founders of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University.
What is the Unani System of Medicine?
Unani medicine is an alternative medicine system.
It originated in ancient Greece.
This includes the use of herbal remedies, dietary habits, and complementary therapies.
Hippocrates is considered the father of this medical method.
In India, this system of medicine started with the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate in the 13th century.
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