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unani

An Islamic healing philosophy that incorporates major elements of ancient Greek medicine (unani means “Greek” in Arabic), which assumes four elements—earth, fire, water, air—and four corresponding humours: Phlegm (balgham), Blood (dam), Yellow bile (safra) and Black bile (sauda), respectively; it also incorporates minor elements of ayurvedic medicine

Unani (ōō·näˑ·nē),

n traditional healing system prevalent in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and neighboring countries, according to which the body comprises four basic elements—earth, air, water, and fire— and four humors—blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile. An equilibrium in the humors indicates good health while a disturbance in this equilibrium results in disease.
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