unani

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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