Ilmul Saidla (Unani Pharmacy) is one of the most important branches in Unani System of Medicine, which deals with comprehensive understanding of drugs, including identification, procurement, processing, preparation and their therapeutic application. This sub discipline is entirely devoted to the formulation of Unani dosage forms. The department teaches Saidla (Unani Pharmaceutics) and Murakkabat (Unani Formulations) subjects in 3rd year of BUMS.
Knowledge of Unani pharmacy encompasses field identification of medicinal plants and other natural substances, collection and storage procedures of raw materials, preliminary processing of raw drugs, elaborate and sophisticated methods of pharmaceutical processing and preservation of prepared medicines. In keeping with tradition, this department gives shape to the future young Unani physicians who will not only prescribe finished medicines, but will also be capable of formulating and preparing medicines according to the specific needs of a patient.
Department has a Dawasazi Lab (Unani Pharmacy Lab) which is well equipped with various classical as well as modern pharmaceutical equipments like granulator, tablet punching machine, tablet coating machine, arq distillation apparatus, muffle furnace, analytical sieve shaker, ball mill, planetary mixer, disintegrator, hot air oven, capsule filling machine, fluidized bed dryer, standard sieves etc. Department also arrange visits to various G.M.P. approved Unani pharmaceutical companies, quality control units and R & D centers.
The thrust areas of research of the department are evaluation of pharmacopoeial compound formulation, SOPs, Standardization & quality control of Unani compound formulations, Stability studies and shelf life determination of Unani formulations, Dosage form conversion and new drug development.