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Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610894/mangiferin-protects-rat-myocardial-tissue-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-cardiotoxicity
#1
Laxit Bhatt, Binu Sebastian, Viraj Joshi
BACKGROUND: Mangiferin is a highly potent antioxidant present in mango leaves which is utilized for therapeutic purposes. OBJECTIVE: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the cardioprotective effect of mangiferin against cyclophosphamide induced cardiotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were treated with 100 mg/kg of mangiferin in alone and interactive groups for 10 days. Apart from normal and mangiferin control groups, all the groups were subjected to cyclophosphamide (200 mg/kg, i...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602428/influence-of-amalaki-rasayana-on-telomerase-activity-and-telomere-length-in-human-blood-mononuclear-cells
#2
Kanive P Guruprasad, Sweta Dash, Marigowda B Shivakumar, Pavithra R Shetty, Kothanahalli S Raghu, Bhanuvalli R Shamprasad, Vishwanatha Udupi, Raviraj V Acharya, Prasanna B Vidya, Jayakrishna Nayak, Anandan E Mana, Rajesh Moni, Muraleedharan T Sankaran, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Indian traditional medicine practices use defined rasayana preparations to improve the quality of health in aged individuals. Amalaki Rasayana is one such rasayana prepared from the fruits of Phyllanthus emblica and is popularly used to prevent or treat various age related health conditions. Telomerase activity in the cells maintains telomere length and is implicated in ageing and various diseases wherein the shortening of telomere during ageing is controlled chiefly by the telomerase activity...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601355/yogic-breathing-practices-improve-lung-functions-of-competitive-young-swimmers
#3
Chirag Sunil Hakked, Ragavendrasamy Balakrishnan, Manjunath Nandi Krishnamurthy
BACKGROUND: Resistive breathing practices are known to improve endurance and performance in competitive swimmers. However, the effect of Pranayama or Yogic Breathing Practices (YBP) in improving respiratory endurance and performance of competitive swimmers remains un-investigated. OBJECTIVES: To study effects of yogic breathing practices on lung functions of swimmers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty seven national and international competitive swimmers of the age range 13-20 years, with 8...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601354/studies-on-wound-healing-potential-of-polyherbal-formulation-using-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-assays
#4
Yogesh P Talekar, Kishori G Apte, Shubhangi V Paygude, Prasad R Tondare, Pradeep B Parab
BACKGROUND: The use of herbal plant extracts in wound healing is known through decades, but it is necessary to provide scientific data through reverse pharmacology. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to find the mechanism behind the healing of wounds using in vitro and in vivo assays. METHODS AND MATERIAL: The study was designed to determine proliferation and mobilization of fibroblast and keratinocytes at the site of injury, angiogenesis at the site of healing and reduction in oxidative stress while healing...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600165/ayurveda-education-reforms-in-india
#5
EDITORIAL
Kishor Patwardhan, Bhushan Patwardhan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600167/in-vivo-study-of-tissue-reaction-of-crotalaria-pallida-and-sansevieria-roxburghiana-fibers
#6
Sahana Kamath, Muralidhara Sharma, B Ravishankar, Ravi Mundugaru
BACKGROUND: A suture material producing least tissue reaction is considered as ideal. Other characteristics like tensile strength, capacity to sustain sterilization process enhance its acceptability. In the present situation there is a need to reascertain the relevance and utility of these materials. Among the suture materials mentioned by Sushrutacharya, Moorva (Sansevieria roxburghiana) and Shana (Crotalaria pallida) have been studied previously for external suturing in operated cases of inguinal hernia, which showed insignificant tissue reaction...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600166/transrectal-ultra-sonography-based-evidence-of-ksharasutra-therapy-for-bhagandara-fistula-in-ano-a-case-series
#7
Aditya Nema, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Tukaram S Dudhamal, Vyasadeva Mahanta
Ksharasutra (parasurgical procedure using a thread treated by alkalies) is being practiced in Indian system of medicine since ancient time for management of ano-rectal disorders; particularly for Bhagandara, (fistula in ano), and generally difficult to treat. In this case series, standard Ksharasutra was prepared as per the Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India and used to treat the different cases of Bhagandara. In this case series total 6 patients of Bhagandara were treated with Ksharasutra and partial fistulectomy...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600164/mercury-based-drug-in-ancient-india-the-red-sulfide-of-mercury-rasasindur-in-nanoscale
#8
Priyabrata Mukhi, Swapna Sarita Mohapatra, M Bhattacharjee, K K Ray, T S Muraleedharan, A Arun, R Sathyavathi, R R Juluri, P V Satyam, Alok K Panda, Ashis Biswas, S Nayak, Sreedhar Bojja, S Pratihar, Sujit Roy
Mercury is one of the elements which had attracted the attention of the chemists and physicians of ancient India and China. Among the various metal based drugs which utilize mercury, we became interested in the red sulfide of mercury which is known in ancient Indian literature as rasasindur (alias rasasindura, rasasindoor, rasasinduram, sindur, or sindoor) and is used extensively in various ailments and diseases. Following various physico-chemical characterizations it is concluded that rasasindur is chemically pure α-HgS with Hg:S ratio as 1:1...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600163/involvement-of-tyrosine-specific-protein-kinase-and-protein-kinase-c-in-j774a-1-macrophage-functions-activated-by-tinospora-cordifoliain%C3%A2-vitro
#9
Priti More, Kalpana Pai
BACKGROUND: Macrophages are the first line of defense and constitute important participant in the bi-directional interaction between innate and specific immunity. Macrophages are in a quiescent form and get activated when given a stimulus. In our previous studies we have reported that guduchi or LPS treatment of macrophages enhanced production of nitric oxide (NO) and increased tumoricidal activity against L929 fibroblast cells. OBJECTIVE: In the present study effect of Tinospora cordifolia commonly known as guduchi on macrophage activation and the mechanism of action i...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592380/good-practices-of-publishing-ayush-research-a-practical-checklist-for-authors
#10
Kishor Patwardhan, Girish Tillu, Priyanka M Jadhav
Since its inception, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (J-AIM) has been constantly striving to create an environment that inculcates and strengthens "Good Publication Practices (GPP)" amongst students, practitioners and researchers in AYUSH community. The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine has been doing this in the form of conducting workshops on scientific writing and research methods on different platforms. This article is based on our experiences and varied discussions that we have had with students, teachers, practitioners and researchers during these interactive sessions, and is intended at addressing the gap that prevails in the domain...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526441/conceptual-analysis-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-ayurveda
#11
REVIEW
Prasanta Kumar Sahoo, Shamsa Fiaz
Inclusion of Prameha among the eight major disorders in Charaka Samhita shows the significance of the disease given by ancient seers. The risk of development of blindness in diabetics increases by 20-25 times as compared to the normal population. High prevalence rate of Diabetic Retinopathy (34.6%), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (7%), diabetic macular edema (6.8%), and Vision threatening Diabetic retinopathy (10.2%) in diabetics was great concerns which led to search and analyze the disease process on the basis of modern pathogenesis and different Timirvyadhi mentioned in Ayurvedic authoritative texts...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347563/structural-and-elemental-characterization-of-traditional-indian-siddha-formulation-thalagak-karuppu
#12
N Kannan, S Balaji, N V Anil Kumar
BACKGROUND: The traditional Indian medicine 'Siddha' uses metals, metalloids and minerals including toxic ones with no proven toxicity. Thalagak karuppu (TK) is remarkably stable over a century and used for treating Suram (Fever), Kaasam (Cough), Elai (Tuberculosis) and Eraippu Erumal (Bronchial Asthma). OBJECTIVE: The present study addresses elemental and morphological characterization of therapeutic Siddha formulation: Thalagak karuppu (TK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: TK was purchased from the Indian Medical Practitioners Co-operative Pharmacy and Stores (IMCOPS) Ltd, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318812/comparative-study-of-anuvasana-basti-with-constant-and-escalating-dose-as-an-alternative-to-snehapana-in-purvakarma-of-vamana-and-virechana
#13
Priyadarshani Arvind Kadus, Surendra M Vedpathak
Snehapana i.e. internal administration of fat is the essential step prior to Vamana and Virechana (therapeutic vomiting and purgation). But it was found that 10-15% patients has got reluctance towards Snehapana hence may deprive the benefits of Shodhana. These inconveniences made us think about effective alternative to counter drawbacks of Snehapana. On the basis of literary review and pilot study, it was confirmed that, Anuvasana Basti can be administered as an alternative for Snehapana. To evaluate samyak snigdha lakshana i...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302416/plant-parts-substitution-based-approach-as-a-viable-conservation-strategy-for-medicinal-plants-a-case-study-of-premna-latifolia-roxb
#14
Ashish Kumar Jena, Maninder Karan, Karan Vasisht
BACKGROUND: Rapid population growth and catastrophic harvesting methods of wild medicinal plants especially trees, result in the exploitation of natural sources and its management is the need of the hour. Dashamoolarishta is an amalgam of roots of ten plants of a popular Ayurvedic FDC formulation consisting of the root of Premna latifolia Roxb. as one of its ingredients. Presently, their populations like many other trees are under threat due to extensive use of the roots by the herbal drug industry...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318814/integrated-yoga-and-naturopathy-module-in-management-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-case-report
#15
Swathi Gowda, Sriloy Mohanty, Apar Saoji, Raghuram Nagarathna
A 50-year-old male participant with sedentary lifestyle, diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) [obesity, Type-2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension] and hypothyroidism since 2013, was administered integrated Yoga and Naturopathy (IYN) for 6 weeks as a tailor made individualized protocol at the residential integrative medical facility in Bangalore between October and November 2015. The results showed reduction in weight (97.9 kg to 74.6 kg), Body Mass Index (BMI) (35.1 kg/m(2) to 27.86 kg/m(2)), total cholesterol (192 mg% to 145 mg%), triglycerides (153 mg% to 90 mg%), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) (124 mg% to 81 mg%), High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) (40 mg% to 46 mg%), fasting blood glucose (110 mg/dl to 75 mg/dl), postprandial glucose (267 mg/dl to 100 mg/dl), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) (7...
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318813/clinical-research-in-ayurveda
#16
LETTER
Graeme Stringer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302415/a-prospective-study-to-assess-the-association-between-genotype-phenotype-and-prakriti-in-individuals-on-phenytoin-monotherapy
#17
Saket J Thaker, Prajakta P Gandhe, Charuta J Godbole, Shital R Bendkhale, Nitin B Mali, Urmila M Thatte, Nithya J Gogtay
BACKGROUND: Genetic polymorphisms in drug metabolizing enzymes (DMEs) impart distinct drug metabolizing capacity and a unique phenotype to an individual. Phenytoin has large inter-individual variability in metabolism due to polymorphisms in CYP2C9 and CYP2C19. As per Ayurveda, Prakriti imparts a unique phenotype to an individual. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether Prakriti can substitute phenotyping [therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)] and genotyping in individualizing therapy with phenytoin in epilepsy patients...
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302414/effect-of-panchakarma-and-ayurvedic-treatment-in-postpartum-rheumatoid-arthritis-amavata-a-case-study
#18
Shailesh V Deshpande, Vaishali S Deshpande, Shraddha S Potdar
Dream of a mother is to get involved actively in upbringing of child, which is impeded if she is suffering from painful condition like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in postpartum phase. It causes physical incapacity and psychological trauma as well. Present case is a patient who developed RA one month after full term delivery by caesarean section. In view of symptoms, she was diagnosed as case of amavata. She received Ayurvedic treatment - Simhanada guggulu, Pratapalankeshwara rasa, Dashamoola katutraya kashaya and combination of Swarnabhupati rasa, Tapyadi loha, Mahavatavidhvansa, Chopachini (Smilax china), Shunthi (Zinziber officinale) and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) for four months and course of kala basti (medicated enema) along with application of medicated oil (Vishagharbha taila abhyanga) and sudation (bashpa sweda) for ten days...
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302413/characterization-of-daboia-russelii-and-naja-naja-venom-neutralizing-ability-of-an-undocumented-indigenous-medication-in-sri-lanka
#19
Madhushika M Silva, Sampath S Seneviratne, Devaka K Weerakoon, Charitha L Goonasekara
BACKGROUND: Indigenous medicinal practice in Sri Lanka talks about powerful compounds extracted from native plants for treating venomous snake bites which are hardly documented in literature but are used by the indigenous doctors for thousand years. OBJECTIVE: We screened the neutralizing ability of a herbal preparation practiced in indigenous medicine of Sri Lanka, consisting of Sansevieria cylindrica, Jatropha podagrica and Citrus aurantiifolia, for its ability to neutralize venom toxins of Naja naja (Common Cobra) and Daboia russelii (Russell's viper)...
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298260/efficacy-of-herbal-toothpastes-on-salivary-ph-and-salivary-glucose-a-preliminary-study
#20
Mahesh R Khairnar, Arun S Dodamani, G N Karibasappa, Rahul G Naik, Manjiri A Deshmukh
Due to dearth of literature on the effect of herbal toothpaste on saliva and salivary constituents, the present study was undertaken to evaluate and compare the effect of three different herbal toothpastes with the focus on on salivary pH and salivary glucose. Forty five subjects in the age group of 19-21 years were randomly divided into 3 groups (15 in each group) and were randomly intervened with three different herbal toothpastes (Dant Kanti, Himalaya Complete Care and Vicco Vajradanti). Unstimulated saliva samples were collected before and after brushing and salivary glucose and pH levels were assessed at an interval of one week each for a period of 4 weeks starting from day 1...
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
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