A Traditional Iranian Medicine (Majoon-e Loboob) for Idiopathic Male Infertility: A Case Series

  • Soodabeh Bioos1 Department of Iranian Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Esmail Nazem Department of Iranian Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Mansoor Keshavarz Department of Iranian Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • MarziehBeigom Siahpoosh Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Farnaz Sohrabvand Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Hamid Sohanaki Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Fatemeh Nejatbakhsh Department of Iranian Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Keywords: Iranian Traditional Medicine, Male Infertility, Majoon-e Loboob, Sperm Parameter, Natural Remedy

Abstract

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 or more months of regular intercourse without  contraception.  Sperm abnormalities  are  introduced  as  20-47%  of  infertility  etiology. Idiopathic  male  subfertility  is  common  (40-50%).  In  the  Iranian  traditional  medicine,  many natural drugs are used for enhancing fertility. This case series was an effort to understand the role of an Iranian traditional formulation in conception. For this purpose, 13 men with infertility and idiopathic oligoasthenoteratospermia were treated by 10 g Majoon-e Loboob twice daily. 11 (84.6%) of their wives became pregnant after 4.8 ± 2.0 months. In men with severe oligoasthenospermia (< 0.1 × 106/ml), no pregnancy occurred and their spermogram remained unchanged. However, libido and erectile function showed improvement in all patients. No adverse events have been reported by patients. Majoon-e Loboob could be considered as a complementary medicine  for  treatment  of  idiopathic  infertility.  Some  of  the  natural  components  in  this formulation have proven pharmacological activity in conception including Zingiber officinale and Myristica fragrans.

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2015-11-11
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Bioos1S, Nazem E, Keshavarz M, Siahpoosh M, Sohrabvand F, Sohanaki H, Nejatbakhsh F. A Traditional Iranian Medicine (Majoon-e Loboob) for Idiopathic Male Infertility: A Case Series. JTIM. 1(1):47-1.
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