What is Lakh Dana used in Unani Medicine?

Question by raeesuddin55: What is Lakh Dana used in Unani Medicine?
Lakh dana is used in unani medicine

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Answer by ❀ a sojourner ❀ ☪ ♡ ❀
Not sure but I think lakh dana/lac dana is might be a resin of some sort used as a filler in tablets and also used in non-food handicraft products the same way shellac [from shellfish] is used. It looks that way from these pages:

Though if it is of a seed/plant origin, it does not appear to be listed in these Ayurvedic plants and minerals tables.

Try the contacts page for that second link above. They might be able to assist you with your enquiry.

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  1. Could you mean kala dana? (I thought a lakh was a small unit of currency or a number)
    Kala dana refers to nigella, black seed which is used in cooking and in medicine.
    Nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil and methanolic extract were tested in varying dilutions against strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis and other coagulase-negative staphylococci resistant to a number of clinically used antibiotics isolated from patients attending JN Medical College Hospital, Aligarh, using disc agar diffusion technique on inoculated Muellar Hinton agar plates under standard laboratory conditions. Both the oil and extract showed remarkable dose dependent antibacterial activity against the tested strains upto a dilution of 1:50 as evident from the zones of inhibition. No cross resistance was noticed with any of the tested antibiotics. To the best of our knowledge, the activity of N. sativa against multidrug resistant clinical strains of Coagulase negative staphylococci is being reported for the first time.