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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144788/panchakola-reduces-oxidative-stress-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-and-hek293-cells
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Tooba Naz Shamsi, Romana Parveen, Sadaf Fatima
A large number of studies have proven the efficacy of ayurveda in the field of health and wellness. Panchakola, an ayurvedic formulation, is a general health tonic primarily used to cure fever, inflammation, pain, indigestion, and so on. We investigated effects of panchakola on oxidative stress in MCF-7 breast cancer and human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells. This work was performed to assess the antineoplastic and free radical-scavenging potential of aqueous extract of panchakola, a polyherbal formulation, in normal and breast cancer cell lines (i...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142429/antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-potential-of-swaras-and-hima-extracts-of-tinospora-cordifolia-and-boerhavia-diffusa-in-swiss-albino-mice
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Amit Kaushik, Athar Husain, Harshika Awasthi, Dewasya Pratap Singh, Raziuddin Khan, Dayanandan Mani
Background: In Ayurveda, five basic extraction procedures are mentioned in order of their decreasing potency. Swaras is considered as the most potent followed by, kalka, kwatha, fanta and hima. Objective: Present study was carried out to investigate the antioxidant and hepatoprotective potential of swaras and hima extracts of T.cordifolia and B. diffusa. Materials and Methods: Swaras and hima extracts of T. cordifolia and B. diffusa were prepared...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142423/bioactive-turmerosaccharides-from-curcuma-longa-extract-nr-inf-02-potential-ameliorating-effect-on-osteoarthritis-pain
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Bharathi Bethapudi, Sasikumar Murugan, Ramanaiah Illuri, Deepak Mundkinajeddu, Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami
Background: Curcuma longa has long history of medicinal use in Ayurveda. A unique product NR-INF-02 was prepared from C. longa that was standardized to contain turmerosaccharides. Objective: The present study investigated the effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction of NR-INF-02 on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced OA pain animal model that mimics human OA. Further, the analgesic effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction was compared to turmerosaccharides less fraction of NR-INF-02...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122455/looking-at-prescription-quality-in-ayurveda-developing-validating-and-pilot-testing-a-prescription-quality-index-for-ayurveda
#4
Sanjeev Rastogi
BACKGROUND: Prescription quality can be a direct predictor of the net outcome of a health care delivery effort. Quality of prescription may be considered as a cumulative matrix of multiple components of a prescription on the basis of their relative importance. Prescription quality index is a recognized tool in clinical medicine for multiple purposes including the prediction of health care intervention outcome. OBJECTIVES: Considering the importance of prescription quality among every system of medicine, an attempt was made to design a prescription quality index for Ayurveda...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122454/ayurveda-formulations-a-roadmap-to-address-the-safety-concerns
#5
Kishor Patwardhan, Jigyasa Pathak, Rabinarayan Acharya
It is a matter of serious concern that the number of case reports pointing at a possible association between the clinical toxicity and the use of Ayurveda formulations is increasing significantly over the years in scientific medical literature. Though most of these cases are connected with the presence of heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic in these formulations, there are also reports suggesting toxicity due to the presence of toxic chemicals of herbal origin. In the year 2008, the Government of India took an initiative of establishing the National Pharmacovigilance Programme for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani drugs in a structured way...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108945/assessing-the-ayurvedic-prescribing-trends-on-the-basis-of-who-drug-use-indicators
#6
Sanjeev Rastogi
BACKGROUND: Ayurvedic prescriptions are often challenged for their rationality. Excessive use of proprietary medicines, rasa preparations, and samshodhana without any justification and deliverable benefits outweighing the other forms of safer, cheaper and less time consuming therapies is putting the Ayurvedic prescribing trends into question. In Ayurvedic practice, prescriptions are often individualized with substantial variability between the choices of drugs. Although being welcomed as an advanced approach of prescription writing by making it tailor made, this method also allows for lapses to creep in thus making it necessary to check common trends of prescribing in Ayurveda and to see whether it raises any caution...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103852/significance-of-arterial-stiffness-in-tridosha-analysis-a-pilot-study
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P Venkata Giri Kumar, Sudheer Deshpande, Aniruddha Joshi, Pooja More, H R Nagendra
BACKGROUND: The variations in Tridoshas are the basis for disease diagnosis and treatment in Ayurveda. The doshas are assessed by sensing the pulse manually with fingers which depends on skill of the physician. There is a need to measure doshas using instruments and study them objectively. OBJECTIVE: Arterial stiffness is well established pulse parameter in modern medicine and is closely associated to kathinya in the context of Ayurveda. The aim of our study was to measure arterial stiffness using Nadi Tarangini, a pulse acquisition system, and investigate the significant variations of stiffness across Tridosha locations...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102767/curcuzedoalide-contributes-to-the-cytotoxicity-of-curcuma-zedoaria-rhizomes-against-human-gastric-cancer-ags-cells-through-induction-of-apoptosis
#8
Eun Bee Jung, Tuy An Trinh, Tae Kyoung Lee, Noriko Yamabe, Ki Sung Kang, Ji Hoon Song, Sungyoul Choi, Sang Hyun Lee, Tae Su Jang, Ki Hyun Kim, Gwi Seo Hwang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Curcuma zedoaria Roscoe (Zingiberaceae), also known as white turmeric or zedoaria, has been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine to treat various cancers, and it possesses several sesquiterpenoid compounds. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of a methanolic (MeOH) extract of C. zedoaria rhizomes, as well as its active constituents, against gastric cancer, which is a frequently diagnosed cancer in South Korea...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089187/reliability-of-self-reported-constitutional-questionnaires-in-ayurveda-diagnosis
#9
Corina Dunlap, Douglas Hanes, Charles Elder, Carolyn Nygaard, Heather Zwickey
BACKGROUND: Ayurveda is one of the most ancient and widely practiced forms of medicine today, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine. It consists of determining an individual's constitution or Prakriti and current imbalance(s) through the use of multimodal approaches. Ayurveda practitioners may choose to include either a self-reported or structured interview constitutional questionnaire as part of the Prakriti assessment. Currently, there is no standardized or validated self-reported constitutional questionnaire tool employed by Ayurveda physicians or western Ayurveda educational institutions...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072054/the-effect-of-thriphala-a-herbal-ayurveda-formulation-on-serum-lipids-in-patients-on-a-maintenance-dose-of-atorvastatin-for-hyperlipidaemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
R A Ekanayaka, A D Rupasinha, M R Sooriyarachchi, C Goonaratna
Introduction: Thriphala, a herbal medicinal formulation, is a bedrock of Ayurveda therapeutics with many postulated benefits. Objectives: We performed a clinical trial to test the effects of Swastha Thriphala®, a proprietary preparation of thriphala, on serum lipid parameters in patients receiving atorvastatin. Methods: Consenting adults receiving a maintenance dose of atorvastatin 10mg (Atorlip®) daily from a clinic of the Institute of Cardiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka for lipid regulation, were randomly assigned, after counselling, to receive either the proprietary herbal medicinal product Swastha Thriphala® (Treatment Group, n= 101) or a placebo (Control Group n= 97), at the stipulated dose daily, for three calendar months...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057840/ethnomedicinal-phytochemical-and-ethnopharmacological-aspects-of-four-medicinal-plants-of-malvaceae-used-in-indian-traditional-medicines-a-review
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REVIEW
Jasmeet Kaur Abat, Sanjay Kumar, Aparajita Mohanty
The ethnomedicinal values of plants form the basis of the herbal drug industry. India has contributed its knowledge of traditional system medicines (Ayurveda and Siddha) to develop herbal medicines with negligible side effects. The World Health Organization has also recognized the benefits of drugs developed from natural products. Abutilon indicum, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Sida acuta and Sida rhombifolia are ethnomedicinal plants of Malvaceae, commonly used in Indian traditional system of medicines. Traditionally these plants were used in the form of extracts/powder/paste by tribal populations of India for treating common ailments like cough and cold, fever, stomach, kidney and liver disorders, pains, inflammations, wounds, etc...
October 18, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038774/interaction-of-turmeric-curcuma-longa-l-with-beneficial-microbes-a-review
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REVIEW
Ajay Kumar, Amit Kishore Singh, Manish Singh Kaushik, Surabhi Kirti Mishra, Pratima Raj, P K Singh, K D Pandey
Curcuma longa L., commonly known as turmeric, is a rhizomatous herb of the family Zingiberaceae. It is mostly used as a spice, a coloring agent and broadly used in traditional medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani, etc., Turmeric rhizomes interact with a large numbers of rhizosphere-associated microbial species, and some enter the plant tissue and act as endophytes. Both rhizospheric and endophytic species are directly or indirectly involved in growth promotion and disease management in plants and also play an important role in the modulation of morphological growth, secondary metabolite production, curcumin content, antioxidant properties, etc...
December 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034185/ashtawarga-plants-suffering-a-triple-standardization-syndrome
#13
REVIEW
Jaswinder Kaur Virk, Vikas Gupta, Sanjiv Kumar, Ranjit Singh, Parveen Bansal
Ayurveda is one of the oldest known holistic health care systems recommending diverse medicinal uses of plants for prevention and cure of diseases and illness. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the holistic system is gaining more popularity due to its easy availability, low cost, congeniality, better accessibility and higher safety than allopathic medicine. Demand of herbal drugs is increasing day-by-day because of increasing popularity of herbal drugs; however market fails to meet this supply due to numerous factors, one of the important factors being the extinction of these plants from local flora...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032054/role-of-ethanolic-extract-of-bacopa-monnieri-against-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-mptp-induced-mice-model-via-inhibition-of-apoptotic-pathways-of-dopaminergic-neurons
#14
Babita Singh, Shivani Pandey, Satyndra Kumar Yadav, Rajesh Verma, Surya Pratap Singh, Abbas Ali Mahdi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease which causes rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. The neuroprotective effects of an ethanolic extract of Bacopa monnieri (BM) were evaluated in a Parkinsonian mice model induced by the MPTP. The present study investigates the mechanisms of neuroprotection elicited by BM, an herb traditionally recognized by the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. An ethanolic extract of BM was co-treated with the MPTP induced mouse model of PD and was shown to significantly rescue the motor behaviour (Rotarod, Grip Strength and Foot Printing test)...
October 12, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988684/a-potent-nutraceutical-combination-of-cinnamomum-cassia-nigella-sativa-for-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Ginpreet Kaur, Mihir Invally, Mohammed Kamil Khan, Priyanka Jadhav
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa (black cumin) and Cinnamomum cassia (Cinnamon) are an integral part of the Indian diet, and have also been sourced in the ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine, for their medicinal properties. Both the herbs individually have been successfully evaluated for their preliminary antidiabetic potential. AIM: Herein, we dived deeper into antidiabetic properties of these herbs, by investigating the combinatorial effect of both herbs, on parameters of diabetes and further, as an adjunct to metformin therapy, for assessing the pharmacodynamics of herb-drug interaction in diabetes mellitus...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987361/comparative-effect-of-horse-gram-and-black-gram-on-inflammatory-mediators-and-antioxidant-status
#16
Vrinda Rajagopal, Chithra K Pushpan, Helen Antony
A balanced diet is important for the overall wellbeing of an individual. Pulses are an important part of a nutritive diet. Pulses have been consumed for at least 10,000 years and are among the most extensively used foods in the world. They are a rich source of protein and fiber, as well as a significant source of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, and magnesium. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of two pulses, horse gram and black gram, on inflammatory mediators and the antioxidant enzymes...
October 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981546/recapitulation-of-ayurveda-constitution-types-by-machine-learning-of-phenotypic-traits
#17
Pradeep Tiwari, Rintu Kutum, Tavpritesh Sethi, Ankita Shrivastava, Bhushan Girase, Shilpi Aggarwal, Rutuja Patil, Dhiraj Agarwal, Pramod Gautam, Anurag Agrawal, Debasis Dash, Saurabh Ghosh, Sanjay Juvekar, Mitali Mukerji, Bhavana Prasher
In Ayurveda system of medicine individuals are classified into seven constitution types, "Prakriti", for assessing disease susceptibility and drug responsiveness. Prakriti evaluation involves clinical examination including questions about physiological and behavioural traits. A need was felt to develop models for accurately predicting Prakriti classes that have been shown to exhibit molecular differences. The present study was carried out on data of phenotypic attributes in 147 healthy individuals of three extreme Prakriti types, from a genetically homogeneous population of Western India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971830/can-the-ayush-system-be-instrumental-in-achieving-universal-health-coverage-in-india
#18
Janmejaya Samal, Ranjit Kumar Dehury
Universal health coverage (UHC) in the Indian context is understood as easily accessible and affordable health services for all citizens. The Planning Commission of India constituted a High Level Expert Group (HLEG) in October 2010 for the purpose of drafting the guidelines of UHC. While the primary focus of UHC is to provide financial protection to all citizens, its delivery requires an adequate health infrastructure, skilled health human resources, and access to affordable drugs and technologies so that all people receive the level and quality of care they are entitled to...
September 26, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957795/combined-ayurveda-and-yoga-practices-for-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-controlled-trial
#19
Purnima Datey, Alex Hankey, H R Nagendra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 29, 2017: Complementary Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917376/ayurvedic-versus-conventional-dietary-and-lifestyle-counseling-for-mothers-with-burnout-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-including-a-qualitative-evaluation
#20
Christian S Kessler, Clemens Eisenmann, Frank Oberzaucher, Martin Forster, Nico Steckhan, Larissa Meier, Elmar Stapelfeldt, Andreas Michalsen, Michael Jeitler
OBJECTIVES: Ayurveda claims to be effective in the treatment of psychosomatic disorders by means of lifestyle and nutritional counseling. DESIGN: In a randomized controlled study mothers with burnout were randomized into two groups: Ayurvedic nutritional counseling (according to tradition), and conventional nutritional counseling (following the recommendations of a family doctor). Patients received five counseling sessions over twelve weeks. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcomes included levels of burnout, quality of life, sleep, stress, depression/anxiety, and spirituality at three and six months...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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