APPLICATION OF BACOPA MONNIERA IN VARIOUS HUMAN PROSTATIC DISORDERSV.I. KALAMADE
Prostate enlargement is a common part of aging as grey hair but nowadays prostatic disorders are fond in young age, may be due to modern life style. Disorders of prostate like BPH, prostatitis, prostatic cancer etc. result from production of uncontrolled free radicals and weakening of natural antioxidant system. Recurrence of prostatic problems was observed after present day practice and after surgery; hence prevention of such disorders by using antioxidant rich herbs is the best option and Bacopa monniera is one of them. The results observed in our previous work based on study of effect of Bacopa on aging induced prostate showed that Bacopa was effective as antiaging agent in protecting histological structure along with maintaining normal level of mucins, acid phosphatase and proteins. Based on these results efforts have been made to study the clinical evaluation of Bacopa in prostatic disorders. Bacopa containing drugs available in market were prescribed to about 60 patients each suffering from the disorders like BPH, prostatitis and post-surgical problems. Depending on symptoms, the dose and duration of dose were decided. The results indicated 60% improvement in BPH, 70% improvement in prostatitis and in patients with post-surgical problems. In conclusion Bacopa was found effective on inflammatory symptoms observed in prostatic illness.
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