HERBAL DRUGS IN BENIGN PROSTRATE HYPERPLASIA (BPH). A CURRENT UPDATEAbstract
Introduction: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common age-related burden of males and found in more than 40% of men in their fifties. In Ayurveda, Vatasthila and Mutragranthi are condition mentioned under Mutraghata much resembles obstructive uropathy due to BPH. In modern medicine, management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is either by surgical approach or by hormonal therapy and alpha-blocker etc. which has many complications. Thus, there is a need to update of herbal medications for treatment of BPH. The presented review article provides information on BPH and its treatment by herbal drugs. Materials and Methods: This review work was carried out by using a widespread and planned data mining approach through a search of the english-language literature indexed on Medline, Pubmed Central Journal Literature, scopus, web of science google scholar, science direct and the proceedings of scientific meetings. To achieve significant literature author uses the key words “herbal drugs in BPH”, “benign prostatic hyperplasia” “role of Ayurveda in BPH” and “current update for BPH Treatment. Results: nine publications were included in the final selection after systematic analysis. Conclusion: shigru (Moringa oleifera Lam), varuna (Crataeva nurvala), punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and other compound preparation of Ayurveda like Kanchanara Guggulu, Chandraprabha vati etc. has shown significant effect on BPH by its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect on genito-urinary tract.
V. Saxena, N. Srivastava * and N. Pandey
Department of Kaumarbhritya-Bal/ roga, Sardar Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
18 August 2019
28 December 2019
17 January 2020
01 February 2020