Efficacy of Unani formulation in unexplained primary infertility – A case report
Infertility is a serious public health problem that affects people of all sexes and society as a whole, with prevalence of 16%–37%, Indians are using botanicals since time immemorial to alleviate wide range of human diseases, World Health Organization has estimated 80% of people worldwide are dependent on herbal medicines for their primary health care due to its safety, efficacy and less side effects. In classical Unani literature, various formulations have been mentioned for the treatment of infertility. This case report was an effort to understand the role of Unani formulation in infertility. A married couple presented with chief complaint of failure to conceive since last 2 years. Investigations were carried out, diagnosis of unexplained infertility was made after thorough evaluation of the case. Basic infertility investigations like husband semen analysis, hysterosalpingography and pelvic ultrasonography,hormonal profile was done, which was within normal limit. Selected formulations are ma‘jūn-i-mocharas & Safūf darchini, it helps in infertility. The above mentioned formulations were given 5g twice a day orally with plain water, for a duration of 3 months. The patient got conceived in 4th month. These formulations have assisted in conception as they act as uterine tonics, containing alkaloids and steroidal lactones, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, and thus beneficial to enhance infertility.
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