By Vidhi Gautam Updated on November 18th, 2020

BUMS, popularly known as Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery is an undergraduate degree in the medical field. BUMS is a study of Unani medicine and surgery by involving the use of herbal remedies, dietary practices, and alternative therapies. It addresses the prevention and treatment of disease. It is the fourth most popular medication system in India after the allopathic, ayurvedic and homeopathic system, which comes up with a duration of 5.5 Years (4.5 Years for Academics and 1 Year for Internship).

According to practitioners of Unani medicine, attain a balance of the bodily fluids known as "the four humors" (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile) is essential to health. Another key principle of Unani medicine is that disease results from an imbalance in air, earth, water, and fire, four elements thought to comprise all that exists in nature, including the human body. Besides, Unani medicine is partly based on the principle that environmental conditions, including the quality of water and air, can significantly impact health.