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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-46

Efficacy of Phala Ghrita and cow ghee in the management of oligozoospermia: A comparative clinical study

1 Department of Kayachikitsa, CBPACS, Najafgarh, Khera Dabar, New Delhi 110073, India, New Delhi
2 Department of Kayachikitsa, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Panchakarma, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
4 Department of PTSR, IPGT & RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jitendra Nathabhai Varsakiya
Department of Kayachikitsa, Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charaka Samsthan, Najafgarh, Khera Dabar, New Delhi 110073.
New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jras.jras_13_21

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BACKGROUND: Oligozoospermia is one of the major causes of infertility in males. A special branch of Ayurveda called Vajeekarana (aphrodisiac therapy) is specially related to management of infertility. Phala Ghrita (PHG) is an Ayurved formulation specially indicated in infertility due to oligospermia, and it is also narrated that cow ghee (CG) also possesses spermatogenic efficacy. Therefore, the present work was planned to compare the clinical efficacy of PHG and CG on oligozoospermia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-nine male patients suffering from oligospermia and having sperm count less than 15 million/mL were selected for the study. Patients’ underwent Ayurveda Bio-cleansing procedure by using Haritakyadi Yoga–a laxative Ayurveda formulation. PHG and CG at a dose of 10 g, twice daily were administered in 51 and 42 patients, respectively, with warm milk for 8 weeks. Assessment of seminal parameters were done before and after completion of treatment. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Statistical data showed that PHG and CG showed a significant (P < 0.001) change in sperm such as increase in sperm motility, decrease in abnormal forms of sperm, and increase in semen volume. However, the effect of PHG is found to be better than CG except in increasing semen volume. CONCLUSION: PHG and CG both have significant spermatogenic potential when administered after bio-cleansing of body by using Haritakyadi Yoga. Study registration: CTRI/20164/01/006559

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