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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207892/triethylene-glycol-an-active-component-of-ashwagandha-withania-somnifera-leaves-is-responsible-for-sleep-induction
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Mahesh K Kaushik, Sunil C Kaul, Renu Wadhwa, Masashi Yanagisawa, Yoshihiro Urade
Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint which occurs due to difficulty in falling asleep or maintaining it. Most of currently available drugs for insomnia develop dependency and/or adverse effects. Hence natural therapies could be an alternative choice of treatment for insomnia. The root or whole plant extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used to induce sleep in Indian system of traditional home medicine, Ayurveda. However, its active somnogenic components remain unidentified. We investigated the effect of various components of Ashwagandha leaf on sleep regulation by oral administration in mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198114/immunoaffinity-knockout-of-saponin-glycosides-from-asparagus-racemosus-to-assess-anti-lipid-peroxidation
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Churanya Onlom, Watoo Phrompittayarat, Waraporn Putalun, Neti Waranuch, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
INTRODUCTION: Asparagus racemosus Willd (Asparagaceae family), known as Shatavari, is important in Ayurveda and traditional Thai medicines. The saponin glycosides, shatavarin I and IV are major constituents in its roots and may be responsible for their actions including protection against lipid peroxidation and carcinogenesis. OBJECTIVE: To develop an immunoaffinity column for isolating compounds with structures related to shatavarin IV from crude extracts of A...
February 15, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197798/inhibition-of-proinflammatory-pathways-by-bioactive-fraction-of-tinospora-cordifolia
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Jenny Jacob, Bashi M Babu, Mohind C Mohan, A P Abhimannue, B Prakash Kumar
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. & Thomson, a known immunomodulatory agent extensively used in ayurveda, has not been effectively validated for the mechanisms involved in immunomodulation and the identification of the active principles. The bioactive fraction of T. cordifolia (TBF) in methanol was used for nitric oxide (NO) radical scavenging activity, lipoxygenase (LOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX) dual inhibition and cytotoxicity studies. Production of the proinflammatory cytokines, tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in dendritic cell (DC) suspensions treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was also studied...
February 15, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183234/therapeutic-and-fertility-restoration-effects-of-ionidium-suffruticosum-on-sub-fertile-male-albino-wistar-rats-effects-on-testis-and-caudal-spermatozoa
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Kuppusamy Chenniappan, Kadarkari Murugan
CONTEXT: Ionidium suffruticosum (L.) Ging (Violaceae) is an important medicinal plant widely used as a herbal traditional medicine in Ayurveda for the treatment of infertility. Currently, little pharmacological information is available on its male fertility properties following prolonged use. OBJECTIVE: To investigate I. suffruticosum leaf extracts for male fertility parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethanol lyophilized fraction was administered orally on carbendazim-induced sub-fertility rats (250 mg/kg body weight for 28 days)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
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
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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/28182027/critical-review-of-rasaratna-samuccaya-a-comprehensive-treatise-of-indian-alchemy
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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
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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
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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/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
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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/28181139/cytoprotective-and-anti-apoptotic-role-of-terminalia-arjuna-on-oxalate-injured-renal-epithelial-cells
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Amisha Mittal, Simran Tandon, Surender Kumar Singla, Chanderdeep Tandon
Urolithiasis is one of the painful multifactorial disorders caused by metabolic abnormalities influencing the composition of body fluids and urine. The bark of Terminalia arjuna (T. arjuna), very well known in Ayurveda for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, possesses antioxidant and diuretic activity. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antiurolithiatic efficacy of aqueous extract of bark of T. arjuna on oxalate-induced injury to renal tubular epithelial cells. Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells were exposed to 2 mM oxalate for 48 h to evaluate the protective effect of T...
February 8, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168009/antioxidants-of-phyllanthus-emblica-l-bark-extract-provide-hepatoprotection-against-ethanol-induced-hepatic-damage-a-comparison-with-silymarin
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Renuka Chaphalkar, Kishori G Apte, Yogesh Talekar, Shreesh Kumar Ojha, Mukesh Nandave
Phyllanthus emblica L. (amla) has been used in Ayurveda as a potent rasayan for treatment of hepatic disorders. Most of the pharmacological studies, however, are largely focused on PE fruit, while the rest of the parts of PE, particularly, bark, remain underinvestigated. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the protective effect of the hydroalcoholic extract of Phyllanthus emblica bark (PEE) in ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity model in rats. Total phenolic, flavonoid, and tannin content and in vitro antioxidant activities were determined by using H2O2 scavenging and ABTS decolorization assays...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163968/antioxidant-activity-phenolic-flavonoid-content-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-profiling-of-three-different-variants-of-syzygium-cumini-seeds-a-comparative-study
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Syama Hari Priya, Nisha Prakasan, Jayamurthy Purushothaman
BACKGROUND: The medicinally important phytochemicals present in Syzygium cumini seeds probably accounts for its wide use in traditional systems of medicines in India, like Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the antioxidant potential of three different geographical variants of S. cumini seeds and to compare the phenolic profiling to know the effect of geographical variation in phenolic composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total phenolic and flavonoid content of S...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125930/from-coastal-to-global-the-transnational-flow-of-ayurveda-and-its-relevance-for-indo-african-linkages
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Caroline Meier Zu Biesen
Driven by long-standing ties with India, and intertwined with global market interests, a growing influx of materia medica from South Asia is currently emerging in East Africa. To compete at a global level and framed within the language of 'South-South cooperation for mutual benefit', India presents itself as an appropriate exporter of medical products suitable for African clientele. The expansion of India's medical sector into Africa is particularly relevant for Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals. Ayurveda's diaspora into Africa exemplifies the emergence of new health interventions and medical assemblages in a transnationally interconnected world and implies innovative coalitions involved in the complex promotion of local/Global Health industries...
January 26, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125303/sugarcane-molasses-a-potential-dietary-supplement-in-the-management-of-iron-deficiency-anemia
#15
Rahi Jain, Padma Venkatasubramanian
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a serious public health problem that debilitates ∼1.6 billion people globally every year, the majority being pregnant women and children from developing countries. In India, for example, in spite of several operational programs at the national level using iron-folic acid and other allopathic interventions, IDA is still prevalent. Traditional medicines, such as Ayurveda, prescribe herbal formulations containing sugarcane derivatives for the management of pandu, a condition similar to IDA...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104005/-analysis-on-the-unearthed-khotanese-remaining-prescription-p-2899v-in-the-library-grottoes-at-dunhuang
#16
X Y Wang
Khotanese remaining prescription P. 2889v was written in Khotanese.Because of the affinity between Khotan and Dunhuang, thus it appeared in the Dunhuang Library Grottoes.Traditional Indian medical work Siddhasāra copied around 982 and composed in Khotanese also unearthed in Dunhuang.It is speculated that the copy time of P. 2889v is slightly earlier than 982. The third formula prescription in P. 2889v is similar to the Kalyānaka found in the Siddhasāra and Daji Medicinal Oil Pill recorded in the Volume of Tibetan Medicine of the Chinese Medical Encyclopedia, demonstrating that this prescription had been circulating in the western region and Tibet, which indicates the spread of the Indian Ayurveda medicine in western China with profound influences...
September 28, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103857/ameliorative-potential-of-alstonia-scholaris-linn-r-br-against-chronic-constriction-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Hasandeep Singh, Rohit Arora, Saroj Arora, Balbir Singh
BACKGROUND: Alstonia scholaris commonly known as 'Saptaparni' is an Indian traditional medicinal plant used in Ayurveda. It is commonly used to treat various disorders like asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery and malaria. In folklore medicine the milky juice of the plant is applied on wounds and ulcers to treat pain, ear ache and also in rheumatic pains. AIM: The present study was designed to investigate the potential of A. scholaris R. Br. in chronic constriction injury of sciatic nerve (CCI) induced neuropathic pain in rats...
January 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078497/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-naravelia-zeylanica-dc-via-suppression-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-carrageenan-induced-abdominal-oedema-in-zebrafish-model
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Sanmuga Priya Ekambaram, Senthamil Selvan Perumal, Selvaranjani Pavadai
The traditional herbal medicines are receiving great importance in the health care sector, especially in Indian system of medicine, i.e, Ayurveda. The present study focused on the standardization of Naravelia zeylanica (L.) DC in terms of its active phytochemicals and to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of ethanol extract of N. zeylanica (ENZ). An analytical method was developed by high-performance liquid chromatography for simultaneous determination of β-sitosterol, lupeol and oleanolic acid in ENZ...
February 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063409/tinospora-cordifolia-extract-attenuates-cadmium-induced-biochemical-and-histological-alterations-in-the-heart-of-male-wistar-rats
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Lohanathan Bharathi Priya, Rathinasamy Baskaran, Pitchai Elangovan, Velumani Dhivya, Chih-Yang Huang, Viswanadha Vijaya Padma
Persistence of cadmium (Cd) in the environment causes serious ecological problems. Tinospora cordifolia is a medicinal herb used in Ayurveda for treating various metabolic disorders and toxic conditions. The present study investigates the protective effect of T. cordifolia stem methanolic extract (TCME) on a heavy metal, Cd-induced cardiotoxicity in male Wistar rats. Male albino Wistar rats were divided into four groups (n=6). The animals after treatment for 28days with Cd and TCME were analysed for biochemical and histological changes in the serum and heart tissues...
January 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053888/a-glimpse-of-ayurveda-the-forgotten-history-and-principles-of-indian-traditional-medicine
#20
REVIEW
Yogini S Jaiswal, Leonard L Williams
Ayurveda is considered as one of the oldest of the traditional systems of medicine (TSMs) accepted worldwide. The ancient wisdom in this traditional system of medicine is still not exhaustively explored. The junction of the rich knowledge from different traditional systems of medicine can lead to new avenues in herbal drug discovery process. The lack of the understanding of the differences and similarities between the theoretical doctrines of these systems is the major hurdle towards their convergence apart from the other impediments in the discovery of plant based medicines...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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