Balooti is a Proprietary Unani Medicine used for kidney and bladder disorders. It is a product of Hamdard Laboratories (India). It is indicated in urinary incontinence (involuntary urination), frequent urination, and enuresis (bed wetting). Furthermore, it is also used in backache for its pain-relieving characteristics.

Ingredients (Composition)

5 grams Hamdard Balooti contains:

Tukhm Bhang – Cannabis Sativa (seed powder)300 mg
Juft Baloot – Quercus Incana (fruit powder)300 mg
Kundur – Boswellia Serrata (resin powder)500 mg
Mastagi RoomiPistacia Lentiscus (resin powder)100 mg
Sugar3.3 grams

Note: Balooti also contains Sodium Benzoate as a Preservative.

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Pharmacological Actions

Cannabinoids are present in Cannabis Sativa seeds. However, the bioavailability of its oral ingestion is comparatively less when used in the form of smoke. It affects the mind and decreases anxiety, which is commonly linked with enuresis and frequent urination.

However, Boswellia Serrata and Pistacia Lentiscus are also known for their mild diuretic action. But Quercus Incana, Boswellia Serrata, and Pistacia Lentiscus also have astringent action. These herbs also strengthen kidneys and urinary bladder. These herbs reduce bladder instability and excitability of nerves and muscles. Through this mechanism, these herbs might prevent involuntary urination and bed-wetting.

Medicinal Properties

Balooti has following healing properties:

  • Astringent
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Analgesic
  • Nephroprotective

Therapeutic Indications

Hamdard Balooti is helpful in following health conditions:

  • Urinary incontinence (involuntary urination)
  • Frequent urination
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Nocturia (excessive urination at night)
  • Backache
Hamdard Balooti

Hamdard Balooti

Hamdard Balooti Dosage

The dosage of Hamdard Balooti may vary according to the age, health condition and body weight of the patient. Here is the general dosage of Hamdard Balooti is given:

Children (Above 5)2.5 grams
Adults5 grams
Maximum Possible Dosage10 grams per day (in divided doses)

How many times should I take Balooti? When should I take it?

Balooti is recommended once a day at night in conditions of Nocturia (excessive urination at night), and enuresis (bed-wetting).

In cases of Urinary incontinence, Pollakiuria (daytime frequent urination) and backache, it can be used twice daily.

Adjuvants

Warm milk is a preferable adjuvant for Balooti. It can also be taken along with warm water.

Safety Profile

Shelf Life3 Years from the Date of Manufacture
Expiration Date (after opening)Best to consume within 3 months
How long can I take?As long as recommended by a physician

Hamdard Balooti is LIKELY SAFE & WELL TOLERATED in the most people when above points are considered wisely and taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Balooti

There are no side effects reported with Balooti. However, its taste is not liked by children and some may vomit it out.