2018, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part APages: 35-37
Clinical evaluation of Tamarindus indica Linn seeds in uterine prolapse
Ashfaque Ahmad, Wasim Ahmad, Mohd Sajid, Azhar Hasan and Fahmeeda Zeenat
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Introduction: Uterine prolapse (Nutu-e-Rahem) is a major health problem affecting large population of women. The available management includes preventive, pessary and surgical treatments. But the only effective method is surgery. Unani system of medicine claims to possess a number of effective and safe therapeutic agents. But despite being extensively used in its management, have yet not been scientifically studied. Therefore, in the present study an attempt has been made to evaluate the efficacy of Tamarindus indica Linn seed (Tukhm-e-Tamar Hindi) in Ist and IInd degree of uterine prolapse.
Materials & Methods: Test drug was procured from local market of Malegaon. Its kernel was separated after become roasted and powdered finely in an electric grinder. The powdered drug in a quantity of 5 gm was kept in a gauze piece to make tampon for local use. Thirty diagnosed patients were included in the study. They were treated with intravaginal tampon at bed time for 3 months except during menses.
Result & Discussion: The results of the study revealed that the test drug is effective in 36.66% of the patients as the clinical features of uterine prolapse were found to be relieved completely in these patients. Other patients who were not cured completely were found to have symptomatic relief as some of the symptoms improved significantly indicating that the test drug at least has partial relief for all the patients. Uterine prolapse is considered a difficult ailment to be treated completely with drug.
Conclusion: The findings suggested that the test drug is effective in the management of 1st and 2nd degree of uterine prolapse and well tolerated by the patients without any side effects.