Biochemical Analysis of Siddha Polyherbal Drug Thathu Pushti Chooranam
The Siddha system of medicine is a traditional medical system which relies on fundamental principles such as Pancha boothas (fire, water, air, earth and space) and 96 thathuvas. According to this system there are three vital life factors (Vatham, pitham and kabam) which were responsible for good health. The polyherbal formulation Thathu pushti chooranam is a classic Siddha medicine which was mentioned in Anuboga vythia brama rahasiam (part 6) for thathu pushti and balam. Infertility is the inability of a sexually active, non-contracepting couple to achieve pregnancy in one year. Infertility is a commonly encountered problem in approximately 15% of couples who wish to conceive. In the male reproductive system, infertility is most commonly caused by problems in the ejection of semen, absence or low levels of sperm, or abnormal shape (morphology) and movement (motility) of the sperm. Decreased number of spermatozoa (oligozoospermia), decreased motility (asthenozoospermia) and many abnormal forms on morphological examination (teratozoospermia), usually these abnormalities come together and are described as the oligo-astheno-teratozoospermia (OAT) syndrome which are all one of the causes for infertility. The objective of the study is to evaluate the compounds present in the polyherbal Siddha formulation Thathu pushti chooranam. The biochemical analysis of Thathu pushti chooranam reveals the presence of ferrous iron, amino acid and chloride. The compounds present in the chooranam will enhance the therapeutic action of the drug.
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