CLINICAL EVALUATION OF AYURVEDIC FORMULATION (JEEHV) FOR ITS OVULATION PROMOTING ACTION IN FEMALES SUFFERING FROM ANOVULATION
*Dr. Aarati Patil, Dr. Divya C. S. and Dr. Gauri More
Objective- The objective of the study was to evaluate efficacy of an Ayurvedic Formulation – Jeehv Tablets in females suffering from ovulation related problems (delayed or anovulation). Materials & Method – A total of 149 female patients between the age of 25-35 years having complaints of delayed or irregular menstrual cycle along with improper ovulation/delayed ovulation or anovulation were recruited in the study. Participants who even had a regular menstrual cycle but were non able to achieve ovulation were also considered for assessment. Participants who had consumed Jeehv tablets for more than 2 months were evaluated for their response related to ovulation. These participants were consuming Jeehv tablets in a dose of 2 tablets twice daily with water. Follow up was done at an interval of 1 month, 2 months and 3 months to assess if participants had ovulated on the basis of a simple urine test for ovulation (home ovulation detection kit). Participants were asked to carry our urinary ovulation test from 12th to 20th day after achieving menstruation on alternate days. Participants having any serious abnormalities were excluded from the study. Jeehv Tablets is proprietary Ayurvedic formulation containing ingredients like Jeevanti, Putrajivaka, Shivlingi beej, Aloe vera. Results – Female participants of average age 28.56 ± 4.16 with or without complaint of irregular menstrual cycle but having complaints of not achieving ovulation were assessed in the study. The average duration of these participants not achieving timely ovulation was 8.45 ±2.23 months. A total of 127/149 (85.23%) participants reported achieving ovulation on time after consuming Jeehv tablets. Also, 123 subjects (82.55%) had complaints of irregular menstrual cycle which was normalized in 98 subjects. The average time of achieving ovulation in the participants was observed to be 76.45 ±21.22 days. No adverse drug reaction was observed and the study products were well tolerated. Conclusion- Ayurvedic tablets (Jeehv) were found to be effective in assisting timely ovulation and thus can be useful in the management of infertility associated with gynecological disorders like PCOS, Irregular periods etc. The product was also found to be safe without causing any adverse effects.
Keywords: Jeehv Tablets, Ovulation, PCOS.
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