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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156154/coconut-phytocompounds-inhibits-polyol-pathway-enzymes-implication-in-prevention-of-microvascular-diabetic-complications
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Devi Lekshmi Sheela, Puthiyaveetil Abdulla Nazeem, Arunaksharan Narayanankutty, R Muthangaparambil Shylaja, Sangeetha P Davis, Priyanga James, Ravisankar Valsalan, Thekkekara Devassy Babu, Achuthan C Raghavamenon
Coconut oil (CO), the primary choice of cooking purposes in the south Asian countries, is rich in medium chain saturated fatty acids, especially lauric acid (50-52%). The oil has high medicinal use in Ayurvedic system and known to contain polyphenolic antioxidants. Studies have reported that CO improves insulin sensitivity and shows hypoglycemic effect. However, there is no information regarding its effect on chronic diabetic complications including retinopathy and nephropathy is available. The secondary diabetic complications are mediated by the activation of polyol pathway, where aldose reductase (AR) plays crucial role...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153383/understanding-hypertension-in-the-light-of-ayurveda
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REVIEW
Maanasi Menon, Akhilesh Shukla
Different theories have been proposed to explain hypertension from an Ayurvedic perspective, but there is no consensus amongst the experts. A better understanding of the applied physiology and etio-pathogenesis of hypertension in the light of Ayurvedic principles is being attempted to fill this gap. A detailed review of available Ayurvedic literature was carried out to understand the physiology of blood pressure and etio-pathogenesis of hypertension from the perspective of Ayurveda. Many parallels were drawn from the concepts such as Shad Kriyakala (six stages of Dosha imbalance) and Avarana of Doshas (occlusion in the normal functioning of the Doshas) to the modern pathogenesis of hypertension to gain a deeper understanding of it...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152258/in-vitro-screening-of-neuroprotective-activity-of-indian-medicinal-plant-withania-somnifera
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Manjeet Singh, Charles Ramassamy
Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative condition characterised by changes in decline in learning and memory patterns. The neurodegenerative features of CCD in ageing dogs and cats are similar to human ageing and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Discovering neuroprotective disease-modifying therapies against CCD and AD is a major challenge. Strong evidence supports the role of amyloid β peptide deposition and oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of CCD and AD. In both the human and canine brain, oxidative damage progressively increases with age...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152040/ayurvedic-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Kunal K Dalal, Thomas Holdbrook, Steven R Peikin
Drug induced liver injury is responsible for 50% of acute liver failure in developed countries. Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine have been linked to liver injury. This case describes the first documented case of Punarnava mandur and Kanchnar guggulu causing drug induced liver injury. Drug induced liver injury may be difficult to diagnosis, but use of multi-modalities tools including the ACG algorithms, causative assessment scales, histological findings, and imaging, is recommended. Advanced imaging, such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, may possibly have a greater role than previously reported in literature...
November 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
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/29142420/exploring-the-cytotoxic-potential-of-triterpenoids-enriched-fraction-of-bacopa-monnieri-by-implementing-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-in-silico-approaches
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Md Nasar Mallick, Washim Khan, Rabea Parveen, Sayeed Ahmad, Sadaf, Mohammad Zeeshan Najm, Istaq Ahmad, Syed Akhtar Husain
Background: Bacopa monnieri (BM) is a herbaceous plant traditionally used from time immemorial in Ayurvedic and folklore medicines. We hypothesized that the extract of the whole plant might contain numerous molecules with having antitumor activities that could be very effective in killing of human cancer cells. Objectives: This work investigated anticancer activity of bioactive fraction of BM. Materials and Methods: The hydroalcoholic extract of BM was fractionated with different solvent, namely, hexane, dichloromethane (DCM), acetone, methanol, and water...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142396/antioxidant-and-cholinesterase-inhibitory-activities-of-ethyl-acetate-extract-of-terminalia-chebula-cell-free-in-vitro-and-in-silico-studies
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Mohamed Asik Rajmohamed, Suganthy Natarajan, Premkumar Palanisamy, Akbarsha Mohammad Abdulkader, Archunan Govindaraju
Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder clinically characterized by memory loss and impaired cognitive function. Cholinergic enzyme deficiency and oxidative stress are the two major factors implicated in the pathogenesis of AD. The symptomatic treatment, as of now, is the use of cholinesterase inhibitors toward cholinergic "downturn." Therefore, there is a search for compounds that will be useful in focused therapies. There has been suggestion that Terminalia chebula fruit would be a potential source...
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
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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/29118341/novel-serotonin-transporter-regulators-natural-aristolane-and-nardosinane-types-of-sesquiterpenoids-from-nardostachys-chinensis-batal
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Ying-Peng Chen, Shu-Song Ying, Hong-Hong Zheng, Yan-Ting Liu, Zhong-Ping Wang, Hu Zhang, Xu Deng, Yi-Jing Wu, Xiu-Mei Gao, Tian-Xiang Li, Yan Zhu, Yan-Tong Xu, Hong-Hua Wu
Serotonin transporter (SERT) is a classic target of drug discovery for neuropsychiatric and digestive disorders, and against those disorders, plants of Nardostachys genus have been valued for centuries in the systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic and Unani. Herein, chemical investigation on the roots and rhizomes of Nardostachys chinensis Batal. led to the isolation of forty sesquiterpenoids including six new aristolane-type sesquiterpenoids and six new nardosinane-type sesquiterprenoids. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic methods, combined with analyses of circular dichroism and single-crystal X-ray diffraction data...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108945/assessing-the-ayurvedic-prescribing-trends-on-the-basis-of-who-drug-use-indicators
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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/29102461/effect-of-swarna-jibanti-coelogyne-cristata-lindley-in-alleviation-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-in-aged-wistar-rats
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Achintya Mitra, Tapas Kumar Sur, Sachhidananda Upadhyay, Dipankar Bhattacharyya, Jayram Hazra
BACKGROUND: Swarna Jibanti scientifically known as Coelogyne cristata Lindley (Orchidaceae), an orchid mentioned in Ayurvedic medicine is used to promote healthy life span. OBJECTIVE: The present work was planned to study the efficacy of hydro-alcoholic extract of pseudobulbs of C.cristata (CCE) to assess its role on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) induced behavioural and biochemical changes in aged Wistar rats compared to Panax ginseng (PG), a prototype anti-stress agent...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095653/curcuma-longa-turmeric-for-prevention-of-capecitabine-induced-hand-foot-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Vanessa Armenio Scontre, Janine Capobiango Martins, Claudia Vaz de Melo Sette, Haila Mutti, Daniel Cubero, Fernando Fonseca, Auro Del Giglio
Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is common and frequently occurs in the first cycle of treatment in approximately 40% to 50% of patients who receive capecitabine. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant used in Ayurvedic medicine with clinical activity in various inflammatory conditions. Our objective was to evaluate whether turmeric was active for the prevention of capecitabine-induced HFS. We included patients older than 18 years of age without previous exposure to capecitabine who were scheduled to receive this medication...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089867/energetics-of-excitatory-and-inhibitory-neurotransmission-in-aluminum-chloride-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-reversal-of-behavioral-and-metabolic-deficits-by-rasa-sindoor
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Kamal Saba, Niharika Rajnala, Pandichelvam Veeraiah, Vivek Tiwari, Rohit K Rana, Subhash C Lakhotia, Anant B Patel
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by progressive loss of cognitive functions and memory. Excessive intake of aluminum chloride in drinking water is associated with amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, which are the hallmark of AD. We have evaluated brain energy metabolism in aluminum chloride (AlCl3) mouse model of AD. In addition, effectiveness of Rasa Sindoor (RS), a formulation used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, for alleviation of symptoms of AD was evaluated...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045235/the-aqueous-tuber-extract-of-pueraria-tuberosa-willd-d-c-caused-cytotoxic-effect-on-ht-29-cell-lines-with-down-regulation-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Olusegun A Fagbohun, Christianah Dawurung, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Momoh Audu Yakubu
Background Pueraria tuberosa (Willd) D.C. (Fabaceae) tubers are already used in traditional medicine by Ayurvedic physicians for the management of fertility disorders, general weakness, and also as anti-ageing therapies. Other known pharmacological properties include: anti-hyperglycemics, hepatoprotective, anti-hyperlipidemic, diuretic, nutritive, and anti-fertility agents in male rats. Methods The anti-proliferative effect of the aqueous tuberous root extract of Pueraria tuberosa on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and Human Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Cell lines (HT-29) was investigated using the Cell Titer 96 MTT Proliferation Assay where the viable cells were seeded at a density of 5 × 104 (100 µL/well)...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034952/viscum-articulatum-burm-f-a-review-on-its-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-traditional-uses
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REVIEW
Bhishma P Patel, Pawan K Singh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review and highlight traditional and ethnobotanical uses, phytochemical constituents, IP status, biological activity and pharmacological activity of Viscum articulatum. METHODS: Thorough literature searches were performed on Viscum articulatum, and data were analysed for reported traditional uses, pharmacological activity, phytochemicals present and patents filed. Scientific and patent databases such as PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Google patents, USPTO and Espacenet were searched using different keywords...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034745/withanolide-production-by-fungal-endophyte-isolated-from-withania-somnifera
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Muthukrishnan Sathiyabama, Ramalingam Parthasarathy
Withanolides, the secondary metabolite from Withania species is used in Ayurvedic medicine and now proved to have potential use in treating cardiovascular, Alzheimer's disease, etc. Its production in plants varies between genotypes with very low yield. For improved industrial commercialisation, there is a need to increase its production. Endophytic fungi are symbiotically associated with plants and can synthesise the same bioactive compounds and natural products as their host plant. There are no reports available on withanolide-producing (endophytic) fungi...
October 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034188/validation-of-therapeutic-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-arjuna-ksheera-paka-a-traditional-ayurvedic-formulation-of-terminalia-arjuna
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Nivedita Dube, Chetan Nimgulkar, Dinesh Kumar Bharatraj
Arjuna Ksheera Paka (AKP), a traditional Ayurvedic formulation of Terminalia arjuna (T. arjuna) bark powder is used for its cardioprotective effects. However, its anti-inflammatory efficacy remained unexplored. In the present study, AKP was prepared in cow milk (as per standard Ayurvedic procedure) and compared with standard hydroalcoholic extract (HA) of T. arjuna. The extracts were analyzed for gross phytoconstituents levels, and their antioxidant activity was assayed by DPPH free radical scavenging activity and inhibition of lipid peroxidation...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034185/ashtawarga-plants-suffering-a-triple-standardization-syndrome
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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/29031949/evaluation-of-irimedadi-taila-as-an-adjunctive-in-treating-plaque-induced-gingivitis
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Shweta Patil, Siddhartha A Varma, Girish Suragimath, Keshava Abbayya, Sameer A Zope, Vishwajeet Kale
BACKGROUND: Ayurvedic drugs have been used since ancient times to treat diseases including periodontal diseases. Oral rinses made from ayurvedic medicines are used in periodontal therapy to control bleeding and reduce inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of herbal preparation (Irimedadi taila) on reduction of plaque induced gingivitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 volunteers with clinical signs of mild to moderate gingivitis were selected and assigned to Group A (only scaling done) and Group B (scaling along with the use of Irimedadi taila)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025435/withania-somnifera-as-a-potential-candidate-to-ameliorate-high%C3%A2-fat-diet-induced-anxiety-and-neuroinflammation
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Taranjeet Kaur, Gurcharan Kaur
BACKGROUND: The epidemic of obesity has reached alarming levels in both developing and developed nations. Excessive calorie intake and sedentary lifestyle due to technological advancements are the main causal factors for overweight and obesity among the human population. Obesity has been associated with a number of co-morbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegeneration and dementia. The progression of neurological disorders in obese subjects has been mainly attributed to neuroinflammation...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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