Author(s): Aeliya Rukhsar*, Nisha Naaz Siddiqui, Saiyad Shah Alam, Gulamuddin Sofi
Background and Aim: A Non-healing ulcer is defined as an ulcer that does not heal after 6 weeks of conservative therapy. It is estimated that 1-2% of the people of the world experience a chronic wound during their lifetime. There is a direct impact on the physical (amputation), psychological (depression) and social life of an individual. The present study was carried out to assess the acclaimed effect of Unani formulation Marham-e-Ejaz in a patient. Material and Method: A Female patient with a non-healing ulcer presented in the surgery OPD of our institute hospital. She presented with the chief complaint of the wound at the plantar aspect of her left foot for the last one year associated with Maggots in the wound for 10 days. She is a known case of diabetes mellitus. The case was treated with an Unani topical formulation, Marham-e-Ejaz for 45 days. The formulation was applied to the wound after cleaning it with turpentine oil and the dressing was changed on every alternate day. The wound was assessed for pain, discharge, size and depth on the wound at 0th, 15th, 30th and 45th days. Result: On the first day the wound size was 49 square cm and the depth was 2 cm, the floor was filled with slough, maggots, and pale granulation tissue. On the 45th day, there was a significant reduction in the size of 1 square cm, depth of 0.2 cm and 88.2% epithelization and 100% granulation. Conclusion: It was observed that there was significant healing of the ulcer. So, Marham-e-Ejaz has potential efficacy in healing non-healing ulcers.