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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914754/antiparasitic-and-disease-modifying-activity-of-nyctanthes-arbor-tristis-linn-in-malaria-an-exploratory-clinical-study
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Chhaya S Godse, Prakash S Tathed, Sameer S Talwalkar, Rama A Vaidya, Ashok J Amonkar, Akhil B Vaidya, Ashok D B Vaidya
BACKGROUND: An unceasing threat of drug resistance continuously poses demand for new antimalarial drugs. A scientific assessment of traditionally used antimalarial plants through reverse pharmacology is crucial for a fast track drug discovery. An Ayurvedic plant Nyctanthesarbor-tristis Linn. - (Parijat) had shown antimalarial activity, with a parasite clearance in 76.6% of 120 patients, in an earlier clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To further explore antimalarial potential of the plant through additional objective markers...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891329/effects-of-lead-in-various-preparatory-stages-of-nagabhasma-on-function-and-histopathology-of-cornu-ammonis-of-hippocampus
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Lydia S Quadros, Hemalatha Bangera, Sushma R Kotian, Kumar M R Bhat
INTRODUCTION: Heavy metals are frequently used in the preparations of traditional/folk medicines. One such preparation in Ayurveda is Nagabhasma, in which lead is the main ingredient. Lead is non-essential element to the human body and is known toxic substance to many organ systems. However, it is claimed that, the highly toxic metallic lead will be converted into health beneficial organo-metallic compound when raw lead is subjected to various traditional methods of purification during preparation as mentioned in the ancient medicinal system...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889428/spectroscopic-and-e-tongue-evaluation-of-medicinal-plants-a-taste-of-how-rasa-can-be-studied
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Rama Jayasundar, Somenath Ghatak
BACKGROUND: The use of medicinal plants in Ayurveda is based on rasa, generally taken to represent taste as a sensory perception. This chemosensory parameter plays an important role in Ayurvedic pharmacology. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to explore the use of structuro-functional information deduced from analytical techniques for the rasa-based classification of medicinal plants in Ayurveda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methods of differential sensing and spectroscopic metabolomics have been used in select medicinal plants from three different taste categories (sweet, pungent and multiple taste): Tribulus terrestris, Vitis vinifera and Glycyrrhiza glabra from sweet category; Piper longum, Cuminum cyminum and Capsicum annum from pungent group; Emblica officinalis with five tastes...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888157/curcumin-use-in-pulmonary-diseases-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Diana Lelli, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Thomas P Johnston, Claudio Pedone
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a yellow pigment present in the spice turmeric (Curcuma longa). It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine) for the treatment of several diseases. Over the last several decades, the therapeutic properties of curcumin have slowly been elucidated. It has been shown that curcumin has pleiotropic effects, regulating transcription factors (e.g., NF-kB), cytokines (e.g., IL6, TNF-alpha), adhesion molecules (e.g., ICAM-1), and enzymes (e.g., MMPs) that play a major role in inflammation and cancerogenesis...
November 22, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877231/chemomodulatory-potential-of-bartogenic-acid-against-dmba-croton-oil-induced-two-step-skin-carcinogenesis-in-mice
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Chandragouda R Patil, Bhavin M Sonara, Umesh B Mahajan, Kalpesh R Patil, Dipak D Patil, Ramchandra B Jadhav, Sameer N Goyal, Shreesh Ojha
Barringtonia racemosa fruits are believed to be useful in cancer treatment in Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine. In present study, bartogenic acid (BA), a triterpenoid constituent of Barringtonia fruits was evaluated for its cytotoxicity property using the human skin carcinoma cell line (SCC-13) and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). The chemopreventive efficacy of BA was evaluated against the DMBA/Croton oil-induced skin carcinogenesis in mice.BA was orally administered at the doses of 1, 2 or 4 mg/kg/day or applied topically every day for 12 weeks following DMBA application...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874198/crataeva-nurvala-nanoparticles-inhibit-virulence-factors-and-biofilm-formation-in-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Syed Ghazanfar Ali, Mohammad Azam Ansari, Haris M Khan, Mohammad Jalal, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
Green synthesized nanoparticles have gained great attention due to their non-toxic and non-hazardous nature. In the present study, bark extract of the medicinal plant in Ayurveda Crataeva nurvala (Buch-Ham) (CN) was chosen for the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). These NPs were characterized by Ultra violet visible spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infra Red, Atomic Force Microscopy, and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The average particle size of green synthesized CN-AgNPs was 15.2 ± 1...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854199/chyawanprash-a-formulation-of-traditional-ayurvedic-medicine-shows-a-protective-effect-on-skin-photoaging-in-hairless-mice
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Yuki Takauji, Kyoko Morino, Kensuke Miki, Mohammad Hossain, Dai Ayusawa, Michihiko Fujii
OBJECTIVE: Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation induces skin photoaging (premature skin aging). UV irradiation generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are shown to play a pivotal role in skin photoaging. Ayurveda is a holistic traditional medical system, and Chyawanprash is one of the most popular formulations in Ayurveda. Since maintenance of the function and appearance of skin is important, we examined whether Chyawanprash has a protective effect on skin photoaging...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853905/an-antidiabetic-polyherbal-phytomedicine-confers-stress-resistance-and-extends-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Laxmi Rathor, Aakanksha Pant, Harshika Awasthi, Dayanandan Mani, Rakesh Pandey
An Ayurvedic polyherbal extract (PHE) comprising six herbs viz. Berberis aristata, Cyperus rotundus, Cedrus deodara, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica is mentioned as an effective anti-hyperglycemic agent in 'Charaka Samhita', the classical text of Ayurveda. Previously, antidiabetic drug metformin was found to elicit antiaging effects and PHE was also found to exhibit antidiabetic effects in humans. Therefore, we screened it for its in vivo antioxidant antiaging effect on stress and lifespan using human homologous Caenorhabditis elegans model system...
November 16, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812900/leucas-aspera-nanomedicine-shows-superior-toxicity-and-cell-migration-retarded-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Anjusha Mohan, Shantikumar V Nair, Vinoth-Kumar Lakshmanan
Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies among men worldwide. The main aim of the present work was to clarify the advantages of a nanoformulation of ayurvedic herbal plants. Specifically, we assessed the improved anticancer activity of Leucas aspera nanoparticles compared with methanolic crude extract in PC3 prostate cancer cells and normal cells. L. aspera is a plant that is used in ayurveda due to the antirheumatic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer, and cytotoxic activities...
November 3, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803728/efficacy-of-standardized-extract-of-bacopa-monnieri-bacognize%C3%A2-on-cognitive-functions-of-medical-students-a-six-week-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Navneet Kumar, L G Abichandani, Vijay Thawani, K J Gharpure, M U R Naidu, G Venkat Ramana
Rationale. Bacopa monnieri, popularly known as Brahmi, has been traditionally used in Ayurveda since ages for its memory enhancing properties. However, data on placebo-controlled trial of Bacopa monnieri on intellectual sample is scarce. Hence this study was planned to evaluate the effect of Bacopa monnieri on memory of medical students for six weeks. Objective. To evaluate the efficacy of Bacopa monnieri on memory of medical students with six weeks' administration. Method and Material. This was a randomized double blind placebo-controlled noncrossover, parallel trial...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797660/group-based-yogic-weight-loss-with-ayurveda-inspired-components-a-pilot-investigation-of-female-yoga-practitioners-and-novices
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Tosca D Braun, Crystal L Park, Amy A Gorin, Hilary Garivaltis, Jessica J Noggle, Lisa A Conboy
INTRODUCTION: Overweight/obesity is a pressing international health concern and conventional treatments demonstrate poor long-term efficacy. Preliminary evidence suggests yoga and Ayurveda may be promising approaches, although recent NHIS estimates indicate rare utilization of Ayurveda in the US. Group-based curricula that integrate yoga and Ayurveda-inspired principles to attenuate overweight and obesity across individuals may prove a feasible, disseminable clinical adjunct to facilitate psychosocial health and weight loss and/or maintenance...
January 2016: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793784/some-excerpts-from-charaka-samhita-an-ancient-treatise-on-ayurveda-2-healthy-living
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EDITORIAL
C K Katiyar, Pulok K Mukherjee
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October 26, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774424/anti-arthritic-activity-of-a-classical-ayurvedic-formulation-vatari-guggulu-in-rats
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Madhavi G Patel, Kilambi Pundarikakshudu
In India, Vatari Guggulu has been traditionally used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The current study was undertaken to evaluate anti-arthritic activity of alcoholic extract of Vatari Guggulu in rats. Arthritis was induced by administration of formaldehyde (2%v/v) or Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) into the sub-plantar surface of left hind paw of the animals. The extract was administered to the rats by oral gavages in different doses. Joint swelling was measured in formaldehyde induced arthritis...
October 2016: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771932/guggulsterone-and-its-role-in-chronic-diseases
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Takanori Yamada, Ken Sugimoto
Guggulsterone is a plant sterol derived from gum resin of Commiphora wightii. The gum resin from guggul plants has been used for thousand years in Ayurveda to treat various disorders, including internal tumors, obesity, liver disorders, malignant sores and ulcers, urinary complaints, intestinal worms, leucoderma, sinuses, edema, and sudden paralytic seizures. Guggulsterone has been identified a bioactive components of this gum resin. This plant steroid has been reported to work as an antagonist of certain nuclear receptors, especially farnesoid X receptor, which regulates bile acids and cholesterol metabolism...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757267/evaluation-of-the-synergistic-effect-of-allium-sativum-eugenia-jambolana-momordica-charantia-ocimum-sanctum-and-psidium-guajava-on-hepatic-and-intestinal-drug-metabolizing-enzymes-in-rats
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Devendra Kumar, Neerja Trivedi, Rakesh K Dixit
AIMS/BACKGROUND: This study was to investigated the synergistic effect of polyherbal formulations (PHF) of Allium sativum L., Eugenia jambolana Lam., Momordica charantia L., Ocimum sanctum Linn., and Psidium guajava L. in the inhibition/induction of hepatic and intestinal cytochrome P450 (CYPs) and Phase-II conjugated drug metabolizing enzymes (DMEs). Consumption of these herbal remedy has been extensively documented for diabetes treatment in Ayurveda. METHODOLOGY: PHF of these five herbs was prepared, and different doses were orally administered to Sprague-Dawley rats of different groups except control group...
September 2016: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748196/convenient-traditional-and-alternative-therapies-for-cardiovascular-disorders
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Mohammad M Zarshenas, Arman Zargaran, Michael Blaschke
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are of major causes of death worldwide. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are considered as new sources to find preventive and treatment approaches with mostly a historical perspective. Chinese medicine (CM), Persian medicine (PM), Ayurveda and homeopathy are as most popular traditional systems of medicine among various CAM methods. In this survey, we aimed to review most relevant and approved treatment by current investigations on these CAM systems in the field of CVD to present best traditional remedies and treatment approaches...
October 10, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721051/antioxidant-and-in-vivo-genoprotective-effects-of-phenolic-compounds-identified-from-an-endophytic-cladosporium-velox-and-their-relationship-with-its-host-plant-tinospora-cordifolia
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Bahaderjeet Singh, Prince Sharma, Arun Kumar, Pooja Chadha, Ramandeep Kaur, Amarjeet Kaur
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. Hook. f. & Thomson; family: Menispermaceae), has a long history of use in various traditional medicinal systems including "Ayurveda". It is reported to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and antiinflammatory activities. T. cordifolia has also been well documented for production of various bioactive metabolites and their antioxidant activity, but the microorganisms associated with it have been least explored for the same properties...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717869/withaferin-a-induces-nrf2-dependent-protection-against-liver-injury-role-of-keap1-independent-mechanisms
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Dushani L Palliyaguru, Dionysios V Chartoumpekis, Nobunao Wakabayashi, John J Skoko, Yoko Yagishita, Shivendra V Singh, Thomas W Kensler
Small molecules of plant origin offer presumptively safe opportunities to prevent carcinogenesis, mutagenesis and other forms of toxicity in humans. However, the mechanisms of action of such plant-based agents remain largely unknown. In recent years the stress responsive transcription factor Nrf2 has been validated as a target for disease chemoprevention. Withania somnifera (WS) is a herb used in Ayurveda (an ancient form of medicine in South Asia). In the recent past, withanolides isolated from WS, such as Withaferin A (WA) have been demonstrated to be preventive and therapeutic against multiple diseases in experimental models...
October 4, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707902/the-significance-of-ayurvedic-medicinal-plants
#19
Syal Kumar, Gustav J Dobos, Thomas Rampp
Traditional Indian medicine (ayurveda) is becoming increasingly popular, with many chronic conditions responding to it well. Most patients begin to take conventional medications as soon as their diagnoses are made, so ayurvedic treatments are usually undergone alongside and/or after conventional medical approaches. A detailed knowledge of the action of food, spices, and medicinal plants is needed in order to understand their potential influence fully. While societal use of ayurvedic plants and Indian spices is commonplace, without ill effect, the use of more concentrated products made from single plants, often in the form of teas or tablets, is of more concern...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704865/effectiveness-of-ayurvedic-massage-sahacharadi-taila-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Syal Kumar, Thomas Rampp, Christian Kessler, Michael Jeitler, Gustav J Dobos, Rainer Lüdtke, Larissa Meier, Andreas Michalsen
OBJECTIVES: Ayurveda is one of the oldest comprehensive healthcare systems worldwide. Ayurvedic massage and physical therapy are frequently used to treat patients with chronic pain syndromes and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Ayurvedic massage in nonspecific chronic low back pain by means of a randomized clinical trial. DESIGN: Sixty-four patients (mean age, 54.8 years; 49 women and 15 men) with chronic low back pain who scored >40 mm on a 100-mm visual analogue scale (VAS) were randomly assigned to a 2-week massage group with 6 hours of Ayurvedic massage and external treatment (n = 32) or to a 2-week local thermal therapy group (n = 32)...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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