Volume 2 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-Mar (2018) Article No : 123
Ahmad P, Monis M, Baig Z, et al.

Maul-Jubn (Whey) a by-product of the dairy industry is used since thousands of years as nutraceuticals in the traditional system of medicine. For several years it was thought to be insignificant and was either used as an animal feed or it was disposed off as waste. But Over the last years several studies were carried out concerning the importance of nutritional value of whey and the properties of its ingredients. It is now accepted that its main content, whey proteins, have antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-oxidant properties, can offer a kind of protection against cancer and heart diseases and assist at the enhancement of immune defence. In Unani medicine the importance of Maul-Jubn in the prevention and treatment was well known to Unani physicians since ancient time, and abundant literature regarding the use and methods of preparation have been discussed. The present study attempted to discuss the importance of Maul-Jubn in the perspective of Unani medicine with addition of some recent scientific reports.

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