Evaluation of safety and efficacy of a gold containing Ayurvedic drug
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Gold containing Ayurvedic preparation, Swarna Vasant Malti, was given to 20 male persons in a dose of 100 mg twice a day for 40 days under supervision of Ayurvedic physicians. The total cumulative intake of 160 mg of gold at the rate of 4 mg per day in this form did not have any toxic effect on human body as evidenced by clinical examination, unaltered body weight, absence of urinary pathology and by 30 sensitive biochemical and enzymatic tests. The gold from this Ayurvedic preparation was found in plasma and erythrocytes, excreted partly in urine and was present in semen. Gold binding to albumin and hemoglobin slightly increased their electrophoretic mobility towards anode. This gold preparation seemed to increase sperm motility and prostatic activity.

Author(s): 
Sharma, D. C.
Jha, J.
Sharma, P.
Gaur, B. L.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal Abbreviation: 
Indian J. Exp. Biol.
Publication Date: 
Sep 2001
Publication Year: 
2001
Pages: 
892-896
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
9
ISSN: 
0019-5189
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 11831371

Turabian/Chicago Citation

D. C. Sharma, J. Jha, P. Sharma and B. L. Gaur. Sep 2001. "Evaluation of safety and efficacy of a gold containing Ayurvedic drug." Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 39: 9: 892-896.

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