Hamdard Safi Blood Purifier

Hamdard Safi Blood Purifier is Unani proprietary medicine used for blood detoxification and improving skin glow and complexion. Generally, its indications include its use in acne or pimples, boils, blemishes, dark spots, skin allergic conditions (urticaria) and skin rashes. It improves digestion and helps clearing the toxins from the digestive system. In addition to these benefits, it is helpful in the treatment of nosebleed, indigestion and other pitta conditions. It is manufactured by Hamdard Laboratories (WAQF), Ghaziabad, India.

Ingredients (Composition)

5 ml Safi Syrup contains aqueous extracts of following herbs:
Senna (Sanay Leaves) – Senna Alexandrina160.45 mg
Turbud (Turpeth) – Ipomoea Turpethum25.45 mg
Gulab Ke Phool24.77 mg
Burada Sheesham – Dalbergia Sissoo13.40 mg
Sandal Surkh (Red Sandal) – Pterocarpus Santalinus11.36 mg
Gilo (Giloy or Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia14.09 mg
Harar (Haritaki) – Terminalia Chebula22.04 mg
Narkachoor11.36 mg
Chiraita17.38 mg
Burge Kasaundi13.40 mg
Mundi15.45 mg
Nilkanthi16.13 mg
Shahtra22.72 mg
Kachnal15.45 mg
Neem – Azadirachta Indica19.43 mg
Burge Tulsi – Ocimum Sanctum13.40 mg
Zarambad11.36 mg
Darhald (Daruhaldi) – Berberis Aristata9.43 mg
Chobchini (Chopchini)11.36 mg
Post Keekar42.84 mg
Sankhaholi14.09 mg
Sarphoka18.06 mg
Ushba Maghrabi5.68 mg
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri9.09 mg
Chaksu9.09 mg
Bekh Kasni9.09 mg
Unnab11.36 mg
Recand Chini (extract)22.72 mg
Qand SadaidQ.S.
Shora Desi227.27 mg
Milleh Firangi1.250 grams

Most of ingredients are bitter in taste, which gives bitter taste to Safi.

Pharmacological Actions

Most of ingredients in Hamdard Safi are bitter and exert anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-toxin and soothing action on the skin. It also contains senna, Turbud and Haritaki, which act as laxative and clear the digestive system. Most possible mechanism of action is detoxification, which starts from digestive system and goes up to the tissue level especially skin level. Most ingredients are helpful for releasing toxins from the body and modulate the digestive system and exert bitter action on the blood. The most of skin diseases occur due to toxins accumulation in the body according to Unani as well as Ayurvedic medicine, which may also be in the alimentary canal as well as in the blood including other tissues of the body. The release and excretion of the toxins from the body may improve the skin health and treat the skin diseases.

Medicinal Properties

According to ingredients analysis of Safi, it may have following medicinal properties:

  • Detoxifier
  • Anti-toxin
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-viral
  • Mild Laxative
  • Antipruritic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Natural Antacid
  • Antiulcerogenic
  • Antihyperlipidemic
  • Antioxidant
  • Carminative
  • Depurative (purifies blood)
  • Demulcent
  • Diuretic
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Digestive
  • Mild Antihemorrhagic (mainly due to Sheesham)

Ayurvedic Properties

The Safi formulation consists of many ingredients, which mainly acts on aggravated Pitta, Pitta Dosha associated with AMA (toxins) and increased or aggravated Kapha Dosha. Therefore, Safi is more likely to beneficial for people with increased or aggravated Pitta and Kapha Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Hamdard Safi blood purifier is indicated in following health conditions:

  • Blood Detoxification (due to bitter constituents)
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Boils
  • Skin eruptions
  • Skin rashes
  • Blemishes
  • Pruritus (itching)
  • Epistaxis (nosebleed)
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Mild constipation
  • Skin allergies – urticaria
  • Measles (to diminish the red spots and burning sensation)

Safi also has effects on accumulated fats, so it checks the fat metabolism and reduces its accumulation, which ultimately helps keeping the body slim.

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Hamdard Safi has effects on the blood and skin. It is likely to reduce the toxin accumulation in the blood and reduces their effects on the skin.

Acne Vulgaris

Hamdard Safi is widely used among youngsters and teenagers for the management of the acne vulgaris. Several ingredients in Safi have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties, which help to reduce inflammation in the dermal layer of the skin. Furthermore, Safi prevents bacterial infections within the acne and reduces pigmentation, which helps preventing scar formation. In acute cases, Safi should be taken in dosage of 2 teaspoons (10 ml) thrice daily for at least 4 weeks.

Blemishes

Hamdard Safi is also beneficial in blemish treatment. It alone can reduce blemishes and dark spots. According to ancient science, increased Pitta in the body may lead to blemishes, so the treatment should be that which pacify the increased Pitta Dosha in the body. Safi is an excellent solution for this. In blemishes, Safi gives positive results when used for at least 6 months on regular basis in dosage of 2 teaspoons twice daily.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Hamdard Safi (blood purifier) is as follows.
Children5 ml *
Adults10 ml *
Maximum Possible DosagePer Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with a cup of water
Best Time to Take: Preferably 30 to 60 minutes before meal or on empty stomach in the morning and before sleep at night

How to Take Safi

You can take Safi Syrup with a cup of water. Warm water is more preferable and helpful for enhancing the absorption of phytochemicals present in the Safi.

Safety Profile

The safety profile of Safi is not well established on scientific parameters through research studies.

Side Effects of Safi Syrup

The side effects of Hamdard Safi are unknown.

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