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.

An overview of the news:

  • 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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