Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 268-272
A Study on Formation of MANĪ (Semen and Sperms)
Ansari Abdul Waqas1, Mohammad Zulkifle2, Tariq Nadeem Khan3, Naziya Aejaz Rasool4, Sadaf Afreen5, Mirza Faiz Beg5
1Assistant Professor, Dept of Physiology, Markaz Unani Medical College, Kerala
2Director Incharge and HoD, Dept of Kulliyat, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
3Assistant Professor, Dept of Kulliyat, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
4P.G Scholar, Dept of Preventive and Social Medicine, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
5P.G Scholar, Dept of Kulliyat, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
Corresponding Author: Ansari Abdul Waqas
Background and Objectives: The ancient philosophers and physicians like Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Haly Abbas etc, were aware of gradual changes brought in the gonads during genesis of sperm and ovum. Their crucial observations and findings have the great importance still today. This study addresses the issues like what is Manī or semenactually? What are the primordial constituents of Manī (sperms)? How is it formed in the gonads of males and females? This study gives the basic knowledge and philosophical reasoning about the complex phenomena regarding the formation of sperms and semen.
Method: Literature related to formation of Manī, its constituents, was surveyed from various classical Unani books, journals, periodicals, manuscripts, and online citations from the subject specific websites. Collected material was then analyzed and systematized in comprehensive manner.
Interpretation and Conclusion: Unani system of medicine or Ṭibb has much information regarding the genetic material that is Manī (sperms and semen) of males. This study furnishes more comprehensive view of the mechanism involved in the process of spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis. The significance of this study is that it reveals comprehensive work of earlier physicians on the topic of formation of Manī.
Key words: Mani; Semen; Testicles; Unani Medicine.