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Why Joshanda should be your go to beverage this season


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Winter season has arrived in Pakistan with all of its highs and lows. Winters are known for the joys they bring in the form of snowfalls and cozy blankets as well as the ills like sore throats and flu. Especially with the onset of climate change, Pakistan has started to experience more and more dry winters that are causing seasonal ailments.

However, the human body is not left to the mercy of the whims of winter due to the presence of many traditional cures and medicine. Chief among these is the medicine known as Joshanda.

Joshanda is a world-famous Unani herbal medicine, known for its benefits in cold, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, flu & influenza, etc. It is also considered beneficial for asthma, chronic bronchitis, whooping cough, catarrh, and other seasonal changes. Joshanda is used as herbal tea, quite effective for catarrh, cough, cold and physical fatigue. Joshanda powder helps to fight allergy and seasonal changes. Because of its lesser or no side effects, Joshanda is also recommended for babies.

The industrial group today boosts of Hamdard Industrial Complex (HIC) at the newly named Hakim Mohammad Saeed Road in Karachi.

Basically, Joshanda is a Persian word derived from Joshanidan means boiling and Andah indicates prepared by. So, the meaning of Joshanda is the solution that is prepared by boiling or it is also known as the ‘essence of boiling stuff’.

While many companies market Joshanda among their wares, Qarshi Johar Joshanda and Hamdard Joshanda are famous the world over. Hamdard Joshanda is especially favored due to its famous organic ingredients. Joshanda is comprised of seven Unani medicinal herbs.

The constituent ingredients of Joshanda are Seeds of Khatami (Althea officinalis)-6grams, fruits of Sapistan (Cordia latifolia)-5grams, dried rhizomes of mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)-3grams, seeds of Khubbazi (Malva rotundifolia)-6grams, leaves of Gaozaban (Onosma bracteatum)-3 grams, flowers of Banafsha (Viola odorata)-3 grams and dried fruits of Unnab (Zizyphus jujuba)-6grams.

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Each of the above ingredients has its own benefit, for example, Cardia latifolia is useful for the thoracic region, has soothing effects on the larynx and also acts as a cleaner of the respiratory tract. Althaea Officinalis helps in curing coughing and relieving pharynx & chest congestion.

It is due to these beneficial properties that Hamdard Joshanda has become a daily feature of Pakistani life in winter. Just take a sachet and mix it in either hot water or the near essential beverage of milk tea and an afflicted patient soon begins to find comfort and relief.

Hamdard Joshanda is just one of the many products available from Hamdard industries. The brainchild of the immortal herbalist Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, the Hamdard laboratories has been helping mankind through the ages. Hakim Said decided to expand his father’s legacy of a love of humanity, from a two-room rented clinic.

Hamdard today, under its enterprising CEO, Usama Qureshi, employing state of the art technology, makes over 500 herbal products, is a household name in herbal medicines.

Soon, in the bristling new city of Karachi, he laid the foundations of the Hamdard group of industries that have since then dealt with Eastern Medicinal research and products for the better part of a century. Call it fate or irony, that his politically motivated killers shot him outside the same clinic in 1998 from where he began his journey for the betterment of the city, the country, and the humanity.

Hakim Said converted Hamdard Laboratories into a Waqf – an Islamic trust where all the profits go to a charity. The industrial group today boosts of Hamdard Industrial Complex (HIC) at the newly named Hakim Mohammad Saeed Road in Karachi. But besides that two more industrial units are working in Lahore and Peshawar and apart from the headquarters in Karachi, zonal offices are working in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar.

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Hamdard today, under its enterprising CEO, Usama Qureshi, employing state of the art technology, makes over 500 herbal products, is a household name in herbal medicines.