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The Four Organs

    There are four organs of primary importance in Unani: the brain, the heart, the liver, and the testicles or ovaries. Other organs are servants to these main organs. By this is meant that the brain is served by the nerves, the heart by the arteries, the liver by veins, the testicles by spermatic vessels, and the ovaries by the fallopian tubes.

    The heart is the source or starting point of the vital power or innate heat of the body.

    The brain is the seat of the mental faculties, sensation, and movement.

    The liver is the seat of the nutritive or vegetative faculties.

    The generative organs (testes, ovaries) give the masculine and feminine form and temperament, and form the generative elements for propagation of the race.