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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182033/preliminary-screening-of-a-classical-ayurvedic-formulation-for-anticonvulsant-activity
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Arnab Dhar, Santosh Kumar Maurya, Ashish Mishra, Gireesh Kumar Singh, Manoj Kumar Singh, Ankit Seth
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a serious and complex central nervous system disorder associated with recurrent episodes of convulsive seizures due to the imbalance between excitatory (glutamatergic) and inhibitory (GABAergic) neurotransmitters level in the brain. The available treatments are neither competent to control the seizures nor prevent progress of disease. Since ages, Herbal medicines have remained important sources of medicines in many parts of world which is evidenced through their uses in traditional systems of medicine i...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182032/pharmacognostical-standardization-of-upodika-basella-alba-l-an-important-ayurvedic-antidiabetic-plant
#2
T R Shantha, P Patchaimal, M Prathapa Reddy, R Kishore Kumar, Devesh Tewari, Vandana Bharti, G Venkateshwarlu, A K Mangal, M M Padhi, K S Dhiman
OBJECTIVE: To establish the pharmacognostic standards for the correct identification and standardization of an important Antidiabetic plant described in Ayurveda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Standardization was carried out on the leaf and stem of Basella alba L. with the help of the macro-morphological, microscopic, physicochemical and qualitative phytochemical studies. RESULTS: Several specific characters were identified viz. clustered calcium oxalate crystals in the cortex region, absence of trichomes, succulent, thick, mucilaginous, fibrous stem...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182030/effect-of-a-single-musical-cakra-activation-manoeuvre-on-body-temperature-an-exploratory-study
#3
Sundar Sumathy, Parin N Parmar
Cakra activation/balancing and music therapy are part of the traditional Indian healing system. Little is known about effect of musical (vocal) technique of cakra activation on body temperature. We conducted a single-session exploratory study to evaluate effects of a single musical (vocal) cakra activation manoeuvre on body temperature in controlled settings. Seven healthy adults performed a single musical (vocal) cakra activation manoeuvre for approximately 12 minutes in controlled environmental conditions...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182028/preparation-of-arjun%C3%A4-ri%C3%A1-%C3%A1-a-using-microbes-isolated-from-woodfordia-fruticosa-flowers-dhayati
#4
Dheeraj S Randive, Sadik F Sayyad, Somnath Devidas Bhinge, Mangesh A Bhutkar
OBJECTIVE: To verify the utility of isolated fermentative microbes from Woodfordia fruticosa flowers for preparation of Arjunāriṣṭa formulation and its comparative evaluation with the same formulation prepared by traditional method. METHODOLOGY: In the present technique, isolated colonies of microorganisms from Woodfordia fruticosa (Dhātakī) flowers on Saubroad dextrose media were separated and suspended in sterile water. This suspension was aseptically added in previously sterilized mixtures containing all intended ingredients for Arjunāriṣṭa which was thereafter incubated for 20 days at 37°C to achieve optimal fermentation...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182027/critical-review-of-rasaratna-samuccaya-a-comprehensive-treatise-of-indian-alchemy
#5
REVIEW
Dhirajsingh Sumersingh Rajput, Rohit Gokarn, Chandrashekhar Y Jagtap, R Galib, B J Patgiri, P K Prajapati
Rasaratna Samuccaya (RRS) a 13(th) century C.E. alchemical treatise, authored by Vāgbhaṭa, is a useful compilation related to preparation and properties of drugs of mineral and metallic origin. This text throws light on the state of Indian expertise in the field of alchemy regarding the extraction, purification, conversion of metals/minerals into therapeutically suitable forms, various instruments developed for alchemical purposes and treatment of numerous diseases by using herbo-mineral preparations. The present work is an attempt to summarize the key features of RRS to highlight its utility and contribution in the development of Indian alchemy...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182025/identity-of-%C3%A1-a%C3%A1-k%C3%A4-r%C3%A4-physalis-minima-linn-in-ayurvedic-classics-a-literature-review
#6
REVIEW
Supriya S Kallianpur, Rohit A Gokarn, N Rajashekhar
Proper identification of drugs and their use in proper doses are important for successful treatment. Physalis minima Linn commonly known as country gooseberry has anti-cancerous, anti-diabetic, analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory potentials. The present paper is aimed to ascertain the proper identity of Ṭaṅkārī (Physalis minima Linn.) in Ayurvedic classics by a meticulous search and hence a review of the drug Ṭaṅkārī (Physalis minima Linn) was carried out in the texts of Ayurveda, modern literature, journals and online publications...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182023/a-randomized-single-blind-parallel-group-study-comparing-monoherbal-formulation-containing-holarrhena-antidysenterica-extract-with-mesalamine-in-chronic-ulcerative-colitis-patients
#7
Sarika Johari, Tejal Gandhi
BACKGROUND: Incidences of side effects and relapses are very common in chronic ulcerative colitis patients after termination of the treatment. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the treatment with monoherbal formulation of Holarrhena antidysenterica with Mesalamine in chronic ulcerative colitis patients with special emphasis to side effects and relapse. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Patients were enrolled from an Ayurveda Hospital and a private Hospital, Gujarat...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182022/is-redefining-the-ayurvedic-proprietary-medicine-required
#8
Swapnil P Borse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182020/effect-of-ayurveda-medications-kas%C3%A4-sa-bhasma-and-dh%C3%A4-tr%C3%A4-avaleha-on-iron-deficiency-anaemia-a-randomized-controlled-study
#9
Basavaraj Ramappa Tubaki, Jyoti Mahadev Benni, Niranjan Rao, Uchangi Nagaraja Rao Prasad
BACKGROUND: This paper explores the role that Ayurveda can play in the management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia, a major nutritional deficiency disorder affecting people across the globe. METHODOLOGY: Forty (40) patients suffering from Iron deficiency anaemia as per WHO guidelines, between the age group of 20 to 60 yrs of either sex participated in the study. Study was a randomized, controlled, open label clinical study. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: Group D (n = 20) received Dhārī avaleha 10 g twice a day after food...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179748/improving-quality-of-research-on-herbals-and-its-reporting
#10
EDITORIAL
Dba Narayana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621527/workshop-on-research-methodology-for-ayurveda-april-2-and-3-2016
#11
Amit Nakanekar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621526/a-proposal-for-inclusion-of-indology-in-regular-school-curriculum
#12
Sanchit Misra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621525/author-response-successful-treatment-of-guillain-barre-syndrome-by-ayurvedic-treatment
#13
Amit Nakanekar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621524/general-unknown-screening-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-dendrobium-macrostachyum-lindl
#14
Nimisha Pulikkal Sukumaran, R Hiranmai Yadav
CONTEXT: D. macrostachyum is an epiphytic orchid abundant in Southern India and is reported for pain relief in folklore. AIMS: The objective of the present study was to determine in vitro free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory activity of D. macrostachyum and to perform LCMS based metabolic profiling of the plant. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Sequential stem and leaf extracts were assessed for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity by in vitro methods...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621523/ayurvedic-management-of-cirrhotic-ascites
#15
G Aswathy, Prasanth Dharmarajan, Ananth Ram Sharma, V K Sasikumar, M R Vasudevan Nampoothiri
Cirrhosis is the final stage of most of the chronic liver diseases and is most invariably complicated by portal hypertension resulting in ascites. A case of chronic liver disease with portal hypertension (cryptogenic cirrhosis), managed at Amrita School of Ayurveda is discussed in this paper. The clinical picture was that of an uncomplicated cirrhotic ascites. Snehapāna (therapeutic oral administration of lipids) followed by virecana (purgation) was done after an initial course of nityavirecana (daily purgation)...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621522/efficacy-of-nasya-nasal-medication-in-coma-a-case-study
#16
Rajkala S Ramteke, Panchakshari D Patil, Anup B Thakar
For emergency conditions, Ayurveda has never been given importance in recent times. However, there are certain emergency conditions where biomedicine has limitations but, Ayurveda can provide solution. Classics have many references regarding management of acute conditions like syncope, coma, episodic conditions of bronchial asthma, epilepsy, etc., In the present study, a 61 year female patient had a two year history of hypertension and was suffering with coma. She was treated with an Ayurvedic treatment modality...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621521/clinical-efficacy-of-certain-unani-herbs-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-pretest-and-post-test-evaluation-study
#17
Asfia Tarannum, Arshiya Sultana, Khaleeq Ur Rahman
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of preparations of certain Unani herbs on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, pre- and post test evaluation study was conducted on 20 diagnosed patients of OA recruited from the Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad. Internally, a combination (formula) of Unani herbs was administered, which was as follows: 3.5 g powder of Asarun (2 g), Tukhme karafs (2 g), and Filfil daraz (3 g) was administered internally twice daily...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621520/ulcer-healing-potential-of-ethanolic-extract-of-caralluma-attenuata-on-experimental-diabetic-rats
#18
Sunil Garg, Sajal Srivastava, Kisanpal Singh, Alok Sharma, Kavita Garg
INTRODUCTION: Available data indicated that diabetes mellitus (DM) increases the vulnerability of the gastric ulcers and the need of the hour is to develop effective agents to treat ulcer with diabetes for better patient compliance and cost effectiveness. The ulcer-healing properties of ethanolic extract of Caralluma attenuata (CAEt) against both chemically- and physically induced gastric ulcers in experimental rats are recently studied. AIM: To assess the ulcer healing potential of Ethanolic Extract of Caralluma attenuata on Experimental Diabetic Rats...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621519/effect-of-karamard%C3%A4-di-yoga-versus-diclofenac-sodium-in-post-operative-pain-management-a-randomized-comparative-clinical-trial
#19
Rahul Hegana, Hemant Devaraj Toshikhane, Sangeeta Toshikhane, Hetal Amin
INTRODUCTION: Post-operative pain is Nociceptive i.e., anticipated unavoidable physiological pain which is caused due to tissue trauma. Drugs such as NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) and Opioids are used for post-operative pain management but are associated with their own drawbacks. Karamardādi Yoga has been in use in Ayurvedic practice for analgesia. It is known to relieve pain and can be used to supplement anaesthesia and also get rid of adverse effect of modern analgesic drugs...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621518/morbidity-profile-of-elderly-outpatients-attending-selected-sub-district-siddha-health-facilities-in-tamil-nadu-india
#20
Kalaiselvi Selvaraj, Manikandan Srinivasan, Venkatachalam Duraisamy, Gomathi Ramaswamy, Vinayagamurthy Venugopal, Palanivel Chinnakali
BACKGROUND: Recently, under National Health Mission alternate systems of Medicine are mainstreamed in public health care system. Effective action plan generation, logistic arrangement and roll out of these alternate systems of Medicine needs understanding on profile of morbidities among attendees who come to these facilities. OBJECTIVES: This study was planned to report profile of morbidities, age and sex differentials in specific morbidities among geriatric attendees in secondary level siddha health facilities...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
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