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Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Sanjeev Rastogi
Quality of health care delivery primarily depends upon the availability of resources in terms of manpower, infrastructure and material. Ayurveda has beautifully embodied this concern as chikitsa chatuspad (four essentials of health care delivery). In the absence of any one of these, the quality of health care is bound to be jeopardized. The concept of essentials in health care is commonly utilized to analyze the level of quality of service offered at a health care unit. Ayurveda, despite being the pioneer in terms of setting standards of health care delivery in its own time, remained away from such checks in contemporary practices...
August 29, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
A M H S Attanayake, U M G D De Silva, J A A S Jayaweera, D L Perera
Sri Lanka comprises of a well-established traditional orthopedic treatment system. A 14 year old child had a compound fracture over shaft of humerus. The internal fixator Kirschner (k) wire was applied following allopathic treatment and after three weeks, it was removed as there was no healing of wound over fracture site. Patient was asked to follow orthopedic clinic but defaulted and presented to Ayurveda management. X-ray reports showed nonunion of the humerus. Initially, nonunion bone was immobilized for six months using bamboo splints...
August 29, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Paolo Bellavite, Marta Marzotto, Clara Bonafini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
G Abiramasundari, C M Mohan Gowda, Meenakshisundaram Sreepriya
BACKGROUND: Indian ethnomedicine acclaims Tinosporacordifolia as a bone strengthening agent and prescribes it for the treatment of bone fractures, gout and other inflammatory diseases of the bone. OBJECTIVE: (a) To understand the potential of T. cordifolia to act as a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) on in vitro models. (b) To understand the toxic effects (if any) of T. cordifolia in vivo. (c) To understand the effects of β-ecdysone (proposed osteoprotective principle of T...
August 27, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Monis Mohd, G Sofi, Nasreen Jahan, Zarreen Baig
Murakkab drugs of Unani medicine have remained an important aspect of disease treatment since antiquity. Physicians prepared different formulations for various diseases. The formulations thus prepared have always been of two categories. One category of Murakkab drugs was those which were formulated empirically and remained in use without conceptual framework behind these formulations. These formulations were categorized as Mujarrab (tested) formulations. The other category of formulations was prepared in consideration with theoretical framework of Mizaj (temperament) and Usoole ilaj (treatment strategy) and then tested by physicians...
August 16, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Sahara Shrestha, Hasmukh R Jadav, Prashant Bedarkar, B J Patgiri, C R Harisha, Swapnil Y Chaudhari, Pradeep K Prajapati
Psoralea corylifolia Linn. belonging to Fabaceae family is an important endangered plant that has been therapeutically used to treat different pathological manifestations since ages. It is commonly known as Bakuchi in Sanskrit. Though it is an important plant, till date, no pharmacognostical reports have been available on its seed. A lot of adulterations are also present in the market. The present study is aimed towards evaluating pharmacognostical and histochemical characteristics of the seeds of P.corylifolia Linn...
August 15, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Anand Kumar Keshari, Ragini Srivastava, Payal Singh, Virendra Bahadur Yadav, Gopal Nath
BACKGROUND: Silver nanoparticles are toxic to bacteria and have widespread application in different research areas. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to synthesize silver nanoparticles using an aqueous leaf extract of Cestrum nocturnum and to test its antioxidant and antibacterial activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The silver nanoparticles were synthesized by addition of 20 ml extract (8% w/v) with 180 ml silver nitrate solution (1 mM)...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Rupinder Kaur, Sukhbir Kaur
BACKGROUND: The available drugs for treating visceral leishmaniasis are limited. Moreover, the disease is associated with suppression of immune function. Therefore, therapies with effective immunomodulatory agents are needed which can decrease parasitic burden and enhance adaptive immunity. OBJECTIVES: The present study was planned to evaluate the antileishmanial efficacy of crude ethanolic extract of roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum (CBREE) against murine visceral leishmaniasis through immunomodulation...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
T L Alaka Mani, Manoj Kumar Sharma, S N Omkar, H R Nagendra
BACKGROUND: Anger related issues in adolescents are an important contributor to adolescent mortality and many negative developmental outcomes. Anger being the most primitive defence mechanism, determining its maladaptive nature is a complex phenomenon. Further, it lacks clarity in terms of its definition, demarcation from aggression and hostility, and also its assessment. Available anger rating scales do not represent anger adequately or comprehensively. The concept of anger is dealt with exhaustively in Indian classical texts...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
A Vysakh, Kuriakose Jayesh, Lal Raisa Helen, Mathew Jyothis, M S Latha
BACKGROUND: The plant Rotula aquatica Lour. was traditionally well known due to its large number of pharmacological action and medicinal uses. The plant is a necessary component of many Ayurvedic drug preparations since historical times. It is widely used as a crucial ancient drug for kidney and bladder stones. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the study was to evaluate the acute toxicity and anti inflammatory efficacy of methanolic extract of R.aquatica Lour. in in vivo models...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Jayaraj Krupa, Jeyalatchagan Sureshkumar, Rajendran Silambarasan, Kanagaraj Priyadarshini, Muniappan Ayyanar
BACKGROUND: Ethnobotanical studies are recognized as effective methods of finding locally important plants for discovery of crude drugs. Siddha medicinal system is prevailed in south Indian states principally in Tamil Nadu and gaining recognition as alternative medicine among the indigenous communities for their primary healthcare needs. OBJECTIVES: The study was aimed to explore and document folk medicinal plant knowledge among the local people in Puliyankudi village of Thiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu, India...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Neelam Soni, Vinay Kumar Singh, D K Singh
BACKGROUND: Fasciolosis is a water-borne disease with gastropods snail (Lymnaea acuminata) act as key-link is still burden for mankind especially in developing countries. Snail control is one of the important tools to trim down the frequency of fasciolosis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the toxic effect and inhibitory potential of plant Tamarindus indica and their active constituent on the key enzyme of nervous tissue of snail L. acuminata. METHOD: The present study deals with the chromatographic isolation and identification of molluscicidal component from Tamarindus indica bark and its effects on enzymes activities of vector snail L...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Hnin Ei Thu, Zahid Hussain, Isa Naina Mohamed, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid
BACKGROUND: Eurycoma longifolia (E. longifolia) has gained remarkable recognition due to its promising efficacy of stimulating bone formation in androgen-deficient osteoporosis. Numerous in vivo studies have explored the effects of E. longifolia on osteoporosis; however, the in vitro cellular mechanism was not discovered yet. OBJECTIVES: The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of E. longifolia on the proliferation, differentiation and maturation of osteoclasts and the translational mechanism of inhibition of osteoclastogenesis using RAW 264...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Jesmin Mondal, Mousumi Patra, Ashis Kumar Panigrahi, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is a widely-used potent anti-cancer drug having severe side-effects precluding its sustained use. OBJECTIVES: Poly (lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA)-nanoparticles loaded Boldine, an antioxidant ingredient of ethanolic extract of Boldo plant (Peumus boldus) was tested in cancer mice model, Mus musculus to examine if it could reduce unwanted Cisplatin-induced toxicity in normal tissue. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nano-encapsulation of Boldine was done by following the standardized solvent displacement method...
August 13, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
P Venkata Giri Kumar, Sudheer Deshpande, H R Nagendra
The significance of Nadi Pariksha is well understood and effectively used by Ayurveda practioners for assessing Tridoshas and various physiological and psychological states of the patient. The traditional texts Sarangadhara Samhita, YogaRatnakara, Basavarajeeyam and Bhavaprakasha have discussed the details of Nadi Pariksha in succinct set of slokas. Ayurveda has thousands of years of rich experience in Nadi Pariksha with strong literature support but is subjective in nature and the need for studying nadi with a scientific approach is well understood...
August 10, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Ashok D B Vaidya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Sachin B Agawane, Vidya S Gupta, Mahesh J Kulkarni, Asish K Bhattacharya, Santosh S Koratkar, Vamkudoth Koteswara Rao
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is the third common disorder of the urinary system affecting 10-15% of the general population. In recent years, search for new antilithiatic drugs from natural sources has assumed greater importance. OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to investigate the anti-urolithiatic activity of methanolic extract of Duranta erecta leaves by in vitro and in vivo analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was designed to determine presence of phytochemicals in D...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Unnikrishnan Payyappalli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Bhushan Patwardhan, Unnikrishnan Payyappalli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Shailaja Chandra, Kishor Patwardhan
This paper looks at the treatment seeking behaviour of rural households and presents factors that discourage them from using public health facilities. It also brings out how Allopathic medical graduates as well as institutionally qualified AYUSH doctors predominantly offer services in cities and townships which results in lakhs of village households having to depend on unqualified medical practitioners as the first line of medical treatment; also how this situation will continue unless the approach to providing medical treatment is modified...
April 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
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