Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
Clinical efficacy of Unani Formulation in the Management of Chronic Cervicitis-An Observational Clinical Study
Author(s): Lateef Unnisa, Md. Anzar Alam, Wasia Naveed
Abstract: Background: Chronic Cervicitis is one of the commonest lesions of female genital tract affecting more than half of all women at some point during their adult lives and has been seen in 80% of women with any gynecological complaint. rnObjectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of Unani formulation in the management of chronic cervicitis.rnMethods: An observational study was carried out at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad. Thirty (n=30) patients of 20-45 years of age with chronic cervicitis were selected and intervened with Unani formulations prepared fromrnRheum emodi (Safoofe-Revandchini) and Withania somnifera (Safoof-e-Asgand-e-Nagoori) at the dose of 8 gm twice daily for 21 days for three (3) consecutive cycles as administered as orally and local treatment in the form of intra vaginal tampon (Humool) prepared from Plumbi oxidum (Murdar Sangh) 1 gram, Plumbo carbonas (Safaida Kashgiri) 5 grams, Astragalus sarcocolla (Anzarut) 1 gram, oil of Rosa damascena (Gul-e-Surkh) 10 ml and Cera flava (Moom-e-zard) placed into vagina whole night for ten days in each cycle. Assessment of efficacy of test drugs were done by comparative study of subjective (white discharge, back ache, lower abdominal pain, dyspareunia, vulval and vaginal itching), and objective parameters (Pap smear and cervical swab culture) were assessed for improvement. Results were analyzed statistically using chi-square and student‘t’ test.rnResults: This herbal formulation showed highly statistically significant improvement in all the subjective (p<0.001) and objective (p<0.001) parameters of chronic cervicitis after completion of treatment.rnConclusion: The study results suggest that the trials formulations are quite effective in the management of Chronic Cervicitis and hence it can be used as an alternate therapy in the management of Chronic Cervicitis. No adverse effects were noted during the complete course of the study trial.