Diabetic foot ulcers treated with unani formulation: A case series
Dr. Suhail Y Sahibole, Dr. Shah Alam S, Dr. Waseem A, Dr. Khan Saba MA
India with approximately 42 million cases is ranked first in the list of the ten nations most affected with diabetes. Among diabetes mellitus related complications foot ulceration is the most common; affecting approximately 15% of diabetic patients during their lifetime. The diabetic foot is a major medical, social and economic problem worldwide. However, the reported frequency of ulceration and amputation varies considerably. Out of all late complication of diabetes mellitus, foot problems are probably the most easily preventable. The present case series reports the wound healing properties of the Unani formulation which contains Kundur, Mur, Aelwa, and Dam-ul-Akhwain in diabetic foot ulcer. The powder of Kundur, Mur, Aelwa, and Dam-ul-Akhwainis prepared and it is sprinkled on the wound as per needed, assessment of wound is done by graph paper and dressing is done for two months and assessed on every 12th day of dressing.