Remedial Prospective of Vitis vinifera in Unani System of Medicine: An Overview

Mohd Tariq, Khaleequr Rahman, Shaikh Imtiyaz, Roohi Zaman, Shahid Shah Chaudhary


Vitis vinifera Linn belonging to the family Vitaceae is known as Angoor in Unani and Draakshaa in Ayurveda system of medicine. It is found in North-western India especially Bengal, Himachal and Andhra Pradesh. The plant contains malic acid, tannic acid, flavonoids, tartrates, inositol, carotenes, choline and sugars. It has been used in traditional systems of medicine since centuries for the treatment of diseases like bilious dyspepsia, dysuria, cholera, nausea, fever, dysentery, etc. Many pharmacological studies have been conducted on Vitis vinifera Linn which have proved its hepatoprotective, antioxidant, antimicrobial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. In this review, an attempt has been made to present its phytochemical, pharmacological and other important aspects.

Keywords: Vitis vinifera, Angoor, Unani


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