Srijela-an Herbal Preparation with Galactogenic Property
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 59-61
Received: Dec. 1, 2013; Accepted: Feb. 24, 2015; Published: Mar. 6, 2015
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Md. Shahidullah , Ahad Homeo Hall, Jamia Market, Station Road, Kishorgonj, Bangladesh
Md. Sallahuddin , Ahad Homeo Hall, Jamia Market, Station Road, Kishorgonj, Bangladesh
Touhida Ahsan , Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Ibn Sina Medical College, Kalanpur, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Monira Ahsan , Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Md. Mustafizur Rahman , Department of Pharmacy, Manarat International University, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Sheikh Nazrul Islam , Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Intake of galactogogues increases breast milk secretion. Aim of this study was to investigate the Srijela (an herbal preparation) for its galactogenic property on postpartum mothers. The study was conducted on 75 postpartum mothers comprising 50 mothers who received Srijela preparation and 25 mothers as control who did not received the Srijela. The Srijela is an herbal preparation of Ashwagandha, Blackseeds, Amlaki, Methi and Hing. Observations were made on lactation factors- time of starting milk secretion after delivery, frequency of breast feeding, quantity of milk secretion, frequency of urination and weight gain of the babies. It was seen that Srijela enhanced the breast milk secretion in terms of onset, frequency, and quantity of milk secretion in the postpartum mothers as compared to those who did not received Srijela. Frequency of urination (an indicator for increase milk intake) was also remarkably higher for the babies of Srijela mothers than that for the babies of non- Srijela mothers. Weight gain of babies was also higher for Srijela mothers. This study indicated that Srijela promoted breast milk secretion in postpartum mothers.
Keywords
Srijela, Herbal Preparation, Galactogogues, Postpartum Mothers
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Md. Shahidullah , Md. Sallahuddin , Touhida Ahsan , Monira Ahsan , Md. Mustafizur Rahman , Sheikh Nazrul Islam , Srijela-an Herbal Preparation with Galactogenic Property, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 59-61. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20150302.12
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