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Raghavendra Naik, Rabinarayan Acharya, Mukesh B Nariya, Sneha D Borkar
INTRODUCTION: Olax scandens Roxb. is a shrub or small tree found throughout tropical India. Fruits and leaves of this plant are used for medicinal and food purpose. Traditionally, leaves of O. scandens are used as vegetable in constipation. AIM: To evaluate the acute toxicity and intestinal transit time of O. scandens leaves on experimental animals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute oral toxicity study for sample was carried out following OECD guidelines...
October 2015: Ayu
Prashant Y Mali
BACKGROUND: Portulaca oleracea Linn. (Portulacaceae) is commonly known as purslane in English. In traditional system it is used to cure diarrhea, dysentery, leprosy, ulcers, asthma, and piles, reduce small tumors and inflammations. AIM: To assess cytotoxic potential of chloroform extract of P. oleracea whole plant against human colon adenocarcinoma (HCT-15) and normal (Vero) cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Characterization of chloroform extract of P...
October 2015: Ayu
Raxit P Rachchh, Varsha J Galani
INTRODUCTION: Grangea maderaspatana (L.) Poir. (Asteraceae), a popular Indian medicinal plant is traditionally used for rheumatism in the knee joint and pain in the muscles. AIM: To investigate antinociceptive and antirheumatic activity of G. maderaspatana (L.) Poir. using experimental models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antinociceptive activity of methanolic extract of G. maderaspatana (L.) Poir. (GMME) (500 mg/kg, 1000 mg/kg, p.o.) was evaluated in rats using tail flick test...
October 2015: Ayu
Shweta Chaudhary, Pawan Kumar Godatwar, Reetu Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Thrombotic disorders are among the major fatal conditions affecting the society. Treatment modalities used for such disorders are either surgical interventions or use of drugs such as urokinase, streptokinase (SK), or tissue plasminogen activators to dissolve the blood clots. These modalities have their own limitations and side effects apart from being expensive. There is a need for safer and cost effective antithrombolytic agents. AIM: To evaluate in vitro thrombolytic property of Dhamasa (Fagonia arabica Linn...
October 2015: Ayu
Nidhi Khemuka, R Galib, Biswa Jyoti Patgiri, Pradeep Kumar Prajapati
INTRODUCTION: Kamsaharitaki Avaleha is a well-known ayurvedic preparation. Considering certain inconveniences of Avaleha, an attempt has been made to convert it into granules that are convenient in handling, dispensing, and storage. AIM: To convert Kamsaharitaki Avaleha into granules form and develop standard manufacturing procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven pilot batches were prepared to fix the ratio of formulation composition. The procedure was repeated for 14 times to ensure the process validation...
October 2015: Ayu
Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Anup B Thakar, Tukaram S Dudhamal, Aditya Nema
Amavata is a disease in which vitiation of Vata Dosha and accumulation of Ama take place in joint(s), and it simulates rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at modern parlance. Shamana (conservative) and Shodhana (biological purification of the body) treatments are advised in Ayurveda whereas anti-inflammatory, analgesics, steroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are required for its management as per modern medicine, which are not free from side effects. A female was suffering from multiple joints pain with swelling, severe morning stiffness, restricted movements, malaise, and Mandagni (poor appetite) for the past 1½ year, which was classified as Amavata/RA (having 7/10 score as per the RA classification criteria, 2010)...
October 2015: Ayu
B A Pooja, Santosh Bhatted
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers in the colon. The disease is a type of colitis, which is a group of diseases that cause inflammation of the colon, the largest section of the large intestine, either in segments or completely. The main symptom of this active disease is diarrhea mixed with blood. In Ayurveda, it can be compared with a disease Pravahika characterized by Atidrava Mala Pravrutti with Rakta. A 30 year old female patient reported to the out patient Department of Panchakarma, NIA, Jaipur, with the complaints of frequent loose, watery, frothy, and foul-smelling stool stained with mucous and blood...
October 2015: Ayu
Sujata P Dhoke, Rambabu Dwivedi, Mahesh Vyas
INTRODUCTION: The world is facing most of the health problems due to nutritional imbalance, and Mamsakshaya (wasting) is one of them. Mamsakshaya explained in Kiyantahshirasiya Adhyaya can be considered as a separate entity, and it can be correlated with Karshya vyadhi. Mamsakshaya occurs due to diminished Prithvi and Jala Mahabhuta in the body and also due to improper diet and environmental factors. Kharjurapaka (KP) is having Prithvi and Jala Mahabhuta dominance and Guru (heavy), Shita (cold), Snigdha (unctuous) Guna (property) which are similar to conjugation of Mamsa Dhatu...
October 2015: Ayu
Deepika A Khandelwal, Shilpa B Donga, Laxmipriya Dei
INTRODUCTION: India is one of the countries with high prevalence of anemia during pregnancy. Anemia in pregnancy is multifactorial. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common conditions in a pregnant woman. As per ayurvedic classics, this condition occurs due to improper Rasa Dhatu in mother and continuously increasing fetal demands and is considered as Rasa Pradoshajavikara. A large number of Lauha preparations have been used widely for centuries to cure Anemia. AIM: To evaluate efficacy of Punarnava Mandura and Dhatri Lauha on Garbhini Pandu...
October 2015: Ayu
Kunal Sharma, Jagannath Sahoo, Dipsundar Sahu, Abichal Chattopadhyay, Sanjay Kumar, Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain of musculoskeletal origin is a very common symptom and has major effect on the physical, mental, and economic aspects of the patients. There is always a crave among physicians and patients for effective analgesic, curable preparation that can be locally applied. AIM: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of "Ayush Tulsi Jiwan Plus" oil in chronic pain management of musculoskeletal origin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients of chronic musculoskeletal pain of unknown origin of mild to moderate condition were advised to apply "Ayush Tulsi Jiwan Plus" oil locally twice daily for 6 weeks and examined weekly...
October 2015: Ayu
Shahabe Saquib Abullais, Nitin Dani, Hamiduddin, N Priyanka, Nitin Kudyar, Anoop Gore
INTRODUCTION: Periodontitis is inflammation of supporting tooth structure. Most individuals get affected by this disease if oral hygiene is not maintained. There are various mechanical and chemical methods for oral hygiene maintenance. In recent past, interest has been diverted toward the herbal/traditional product in oral hygiene maintenance as they are free from untoward effect. AIM: To assess the efficacy of subgingival irrigation with herbal extract (HE) as compared with 0...
October 2015: Ayu
Umesh Dwivedi, Sony Kumari, K B Akhilesh, H R Nagendra
INTRODUCTION: Mindfulness is about being aware of internal and external stimuli by witnessing the act in a nonjudgmental manner. Earlier researches suggest that positive affectivity (PA) is negatively related to negative affectivity, aggression, and counterproductive work behavior (CWB). AIM: The present study examined the effect of mindfulness developed through Yoga practices on aggression and PA among working professionals involved in CWB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pre-test, post-test randomized controlled design was used with a study sample of Yoga group (n = 80) and control group (n = 80) for a duration of 10 weeks...
October 2015: Ayu
Sudatta Shirolkar, Raakhi K Tripathi, Anirudha V Potey
INTRODUCTION: Package insert (PI) is a vital document accompanying a prescribed medication to provide information to the prescriber and end-user at a glance. Studies regarding PIs of Ayurvedic medicines in accordance with standard guidelines are lacking. AIM: Present study was undertaken to evaluate PI of Ayurveda drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PIs of Ayurveda drugs were obtained from five randomly selected Ayurveda medical shops located in three main zones of Mumbai...
October 2015: Ayu
Ashutosh Chauhan, Deepak Kumar Semwal, Satyendra Prasad Mishra, Ruchi Badoni Semwal
Ayurveda is a science of life with a holistic approach to health and personalized medicine. It is one of the oldest medical systems, which comprises thousands of medical concepts and hypothesis. Interestingly, Ayurveda has ability to treat many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and asthma, which are untreatable in modern medicine. Unfortunately, due to lack of scientific validation in various concepts, this precious gift from our ancestors is trailing. Hence, evidence-based research is highly needed for global recognition and acceptance of Ayurveda, which needs further advancements in the research methodology...
October 2015: Ayu
Ram Harsh Singh
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October 2015: Ayu
Mahesh Vyas
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October 2015: Ayu
Sachin K Chandavarkar, S N Mamle Desai
INTRODUCTION: Drugs that induce diuresis are known as diuretics. Diuretic drugs act either by increasing the glomerular filtration rate (or) by decreasing the rate of reabsorption of fluid from the tubules. In recent years, interest in herbal agents as therapeutic treatment option has increased due to their limited side effects. AIM: To evaluate the diuretic activity of various extracts of whole plant of Biophytum sensitivum (Linn.) DC. in Wistar strain albino rats...
July 2015: Ayu
Ahamed Shahan Ajmeer, Tukaram S Dudhamal, Sanjay Kumar Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Prevalence of diabetes and its complications have been a burden to the society from the ancient times, in the present and also will be in the future unless proper measures are taken to prevent its manifestation. There have been an increasing number of death associated-amputation cases which are mainly caused by nonhealing wounds. These facts urge researchers to develop new, more effective wound treatments for diabetic patients. AIM: To evaluate and compare the effect of Katupila Kalka (Securinega leucopyrus [Willd...
July 2015: Ayu
Md Nafiujjaman, Md Nurunnabi, Samir Kumar Saha, Rownak Jahan, Yong-Kyu Lee, Mohammed Rahmatullah
INTRODUCTION: Though metal based drugs have been prescribed in Ayurveda for centuries to treat various diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer, toxicity of these drugs containing heavy metal is a great drawback for practical application. So, proper scientific validation of herbo-metallic drugs like Arkeshwara Rasa (AR) have become one of the focused research arena of new drugs against cancers. AIM: To investigate the in vitro anticancer effects of AR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anticancer activity of AR was investigated on two human cancer cell lines, which represent two different tissues (pancreas and skin)...
July 2015: Ayu
Rohit Kumar, Vinod Nair, Surender Singh, Yogendra Kumar Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Rosa centifolia L. (Rosaceae) have been used for the treatment of joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the traditional system of medicine. AIM: In this study, the antiarthritic activity of the alcoholic extract from the floral parts of R. centifolia was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic activity of R. centifolia alcoholic extract (RCAE: 32, 64, and 128 mg/kg) was evaluated using the carrageenan-induced paw edema and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) induced arthritis model...
July 2015: Ayu
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