Evaluation of safety and efficacy of a gold containing Ayurvedic drug

D C Sharma, J Jha, P Sharma, B L Gaur
2001 Indian journal of experimental biology  
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
more » ... reparation 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.
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