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AAM. 2019; 8(3-4): 114-125


Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia

jitendra varsakiya, Mandip Goyal, Anup Thakar, Shilpa Donga, Divyarani kathad.

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Background: Parenthood is one most desired goal of every couple, and failure to procreate causes great anguish. Infertility is a social stigma at many places in India dominated by illiteracy and lower socio-economic standards. It affects the psychological harmony, marital life and social functioning of those affected. Infertility is the inability of a sexually active, non-contracepting couple to achieve spontaneous pregnancy in 1 year. Shodhana(bio-purification) is recommended in such cases to enhance the effects of ayurvedic anti infertility therapy ( vajikarana ). Virechana( therapeutic purgation) is largely indicated for cases having a semen abnormality ( shukra dushti) . Phala Ghrita ( PG) is a poly herbal formulation
reported to be useful in improving fertility.. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate efficacy of Phala Ghrita oral administration after performing a course of virechana in cases of oligozoospermia. Materials and Methods: 51 eligible male participants between the age of 21 and 40 years, with sperm count <15 million/ml, received Phala Ghrita for 8 weeks in the dose of 10g, after undergoing virechana . Percentage changes in the semen parameters and associated symptoms of oligozoospermia in comparison to baseline were the primary outcomes measured. Results: Phala Ghrita administered after virechana provided increase of 66.07 % in total sperm count, 45.19% increase in sperm motility, 15.73% increase in normal form of total sperm, 40.62% decrease in abnormal forms, and increase in semen volume by 43.12%.. Conclusion: Administration of Phala Ghrita after performing virechana provided statistically highly significant improvement on various seminal parameters related to male infertility including oligozoospermia.

Key words: Ksheena Shukra, oligozoospermia, Phala Ghrita , Virechana


 
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varsakiya j, Goyal M, Thakar A, Donga S, kathad D, . Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia. AAM. 2019; 8(3-4): 114-125.


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varsakiya j, Goyal M, Thakar A, Donga S, kathad D, . Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia. AAM. 2019; 8(3-4): 114-125.



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varsakiya j, Goyal M, Thakar A, Donga S, kathad D, . Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia. AAM. (2019), [cited April 09, 2020]; 8(3-4): 114-125.



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varsakiya, j. ., Goyal, M. ., Thakar, A., Donga, S., kathad, D. & (2019) Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia. AAM, 8 (3-4), 114-125.



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varsakiya, jitendra , Mandip Goyal, Anup Thakar, Shilpa Donga, Divyarani kathad, and . 2019. Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia. Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine, 8 (3-4), 114-125.



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varsakiya, jitendra , Mandip Goyal, Anup Thakar, Shilpa Donga, Divyarani kathad, and . "Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia." Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine 8 (2019), 114-125.



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varsakiya, jitendra , Mandip Goyal, Anup Thakar, Shilpa Donga, Divyarani kathad, and . "Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia." Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine 8.3-4 (2019), 114-125. Print.



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varsakiya, j. ., Goyal, M. ., Thakar, A., Donga, S., kathad, D. & (2019) Clinical study to evaluate role of Ayurvedic Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and oral Phala Ghrita intake in the management of oligozoospermia. Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine, 8 (3-4), 114-125.








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