Effect of Svadamshtradi Choorna in the management of Oligospermia – A Case Study
Oligospermia or Oligozoospermia is a male fertility issue characterized by low sperm count. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sperm count below 15million sperm per milliliter of semen as Oligospermia. In Ayurveda classics, mainly two pathological conditions for Shukra are explained such as Shukra Kshaya and Shukra Dushti. Oligospermia is a condition that can be correlated with one of the Ashtavidha Shukra Dusti namely Kshina Shukra where there is quantitative and qualitative vitiation of Shukra Dhatu can be seen. Kshina Shukra is a Vatapaittika Vyadhi, along with quantitative decrease of Shukra Dhatu, hence Shukra Vriddhikara Chikitsa can be mainly adopted. In this case report, management of a 30 years old male who is a known case of oligospermia with sperm count 11.8 million/ml with Dourbalya, Srama, Mukha Sosha, Sadana, Maidhuna Ashakti and Angamarda was treated with Ayurveda. He was done an Anulomana with Avipathy Choorna and followed by the administration of Svadamshtradi Choorna 6gms twice daily morning before food and evening after food with milk as Anupana for 72 days. Subjective and objective parameters were assessed and found an increase of sperm count to 24.8 million/ ml is noted after treatment. Hence, the medicine Svadamshtradi Choorna is found effective for oligospermia by having the action at the level of Dosha, Agni, Srotas and Dhatu. Kshina Shukra is a Vatapittaja Vyadhi, to correct the vitiated Dosha and Dhatu the drug of choice must be Madhura, Tarpana, Balya and Shukrala which is possessed by Svadamshtradi Choorna.
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