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Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine

Systematic research in Indian systems of medicine under the government patronage initiated with the establishment of Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (CCRIMH). A Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine at Hyderabad, two Clinical Research Units one each at New Delhi and Chennai, two Literary Research Units one each at Lucknow and Aligarh and a Composite Drugs Research Unit at Aligarh were established under the ages of this Council. 

It was only in 1979, that the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) started functioning independently.

Research Programs of Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine


Clinical Research Programme

The clinical research programme of the Council aims at critical appraisal of the theory of pathogenesis, symptomatology, clinical methods of diagnosis and prognosis, principles, lines and methods of treatment enunciated in the classical texts of Unani system of medicine. The Council has has taken up both disease and drug-based trials. For more, click here

Drug Standardization Research Programme


The Drug Standardization Research Programme is mainly concerned with evolving pharmacopoeial standards for single drugs and compound formulations of Unani Medicine included in various volumes of National Formulary of Unani Medicine and Essential Drugs List for their incorporation in Unani Pharmacopoeia of India. The work on compound formulations includes development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for their manufacture followed by the development of their pharmacopoeial standards. The standardization work is carried out in accordance with the format approved by the Unani Pharmacopoeia Committee of the Government of India through the following research centres:

  • Drug Standardization Research Institute (DSRI), Ghaziabad
  • Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine (CRIUM), Hyderabad
  • Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM), Chennai
  • Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM), Srinagar
  • Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM), Aligarh
  • Drug Standardization Research Unit (DSRU), New Delhi
  • Chemical Research Unit (Grant-in-Aid), AMU, Aligarh

Literary Research Programme


Under the Literary Research Programme, Urdu translation of Persian book Mujarrabät-i Rizäé was published while the vetting of its English translation was completed during the reporting period. The translations would help non-Persian knowing Unani physicians understand the fundamentals of Unani medicine. For more details, click here

Survey of Medicinal Plants


The Council has undertaken a programme for extensive surveys of medicinal plants in different parts of the country, primarily with a view to collect and identify medicinal plants and record basic data on ethno-pharmacological uses of plants from the tribal and other rural folks of the study area. The broad objectives of the programme are:

  • To survey, collect and identify medicinal plants in different forest zones of the country;
  • To study distribution, availability, ethno-pharmacological uses and threats of medicinal plants;
  • To carry out experimental and field-scale cultivation of medicinal plants;
  • To maintain a herbarium of medicinal plants and raw drugs for demonstration purposes;
  • To maintain a demonstrable herbal garden;
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Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine
Address :61-65, Institutional Area, Opp. D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110058
Email : unanimedicine@gmail.com
Phone : 01128521981
Fax : 01128521981

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