World Unani Day

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  • February 12, 2021
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World Unani Day

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Health 

In news

  • World Unani Day was celebrated on February 11, 2021.
  • Objective: To spread awareness about health care delivery through the Unani system of medicine through its preventive and curative philosophy.

Important value additions 

  • World Unani Day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan.
  • Principles of Unani System: It postulates the presence of four humor in the body: dam (blood), balgham (phlegm), safra (yellow bile) and sauda (black bile).
  • The quality and quantity of four humor affect the state of health and disease in the body.
  • Origin: Greece. 
  • In India, it was introduced by Arabs and Persians sometime around the 11th century.

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