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Vitiligo and Ayurveda management – A case report
Anuradha Khandekar, Sundar Singh Danga
January-March 2013, 1(1):44-45
In Ayurveda ‘shwitraroga’ is described in kushtha-vyadhi chikitsa which is similar to vitiligo. vitiligo is a specific, often heritable, acquired, disorder charalterised by well circumscribed milky white cutaneous macules devoid of identifiable melanocytes. A 6 yr Old male child came to Ayurveda OPD with history of white macule patch (measure4.5 cm × 3cm) over frontal bone. He treated with ‘Raktamokshan Chikitsa’(type of panchkarma), ‘Lepana chikitsa’, and intenal Ayurvedic medication (Abhyantar Chikitsa). He got significant result.
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Anatomical study of mūtravaha srotasa with special reference to mūtrakruchhra
Gaurav R Sawarkar
January-March 2013, 1(1):35-37
Āyrveda is regarded as the most sacred in the circle of Vedic scholars. The reason is that Rugveda, Atharva veda etc. deal with the matter related to the other world whereas l1l Āyurveda deals with Āyu, the means for health and virtue which is useful for both the words, here and hereafter. (Ch.Su.l/43). The physician knows the every aspect of the Śārīr and related all the diseases who can't fail during the treatment.(Ch.Vi.5/30).For the treatment of human body some critical concepts are not solved upto the date in ayurveda text. To explain the basic concept of Mutravaha srotas in sight of disease entitling retrospective study was done in this paper.
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Management of cancer in Ayurveda
Kailash K Singh
January-March 2013, 1(1):9-11
Cancer has largely remained incurable due to its complexity and its ability to spread rapidly and uncontrollably. It is a condition in which our own body cells turn hostile. Cancer usually spreads very fast and a patient can meet death in less than one year. Therefore, remedial Measures need to be undertaken as soon as cancer is detected in the body. Various remedies available for cancer either try to put a check on the duplicating process of the mutant cells at genetic level or kill the entire collection of affected cells. The process, whether done chemically or through radiation, always runs the risk of affecting the neighbouring normal cells.
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Gum guggulu- A herb in Ayurveda
Meena S Deogade
January-March 2013, 1(1):48-49
Guggulu this word denoting both, the plant as well as oleo-resin i.e. gum. Guggulu has been mentioned in Atharva-veda, samhita & Nighantu i.e. the ancient text of Ayurveda. Acharya Charaka and Vagbhata mentioned it as medohar & Vatahar. Acharya Sushruta describes the usefulness of this herb in the treatment of obesity. The part used as Guggulu is pale yellow or brown aromatic resin obtained from the bark. Acharya Sharangadhara recommended for the use of Puran Guggulu.
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Effect of nilumbu nucifera in phenylhydrazine induced anaemia in rats

April-June 2013, 1(2):76-80
The present study investigate the haematinic activity of an aqueous extract of Nilumbo nucifera leaves on phenylhydrazine induced anaemic rats. Anaemia was induced by an oral administration of phenylhydrazine 10 mg/kg for a period of 8 days. Red blood cell count (RBC), haemoglobin(Hb), and haematocrite (HCT), mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), White Blood cell count (WBC) and Platlet (PLT) were analyzed as indices of anaemia. The Phenylhydrazine induced a significant decrease (P<0.05) in the blood parameters indicating anaemia. The same groups were treated with leaf extract of Nilumbo nucifera (Dose 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg, orally) and Lauha bhasma (11 mg/kg). The extract of Nilumbo nucifera shows significant (P<0.05) increase in the RBC and Hb, which had been originally decreased by phenylhydrazine administration within one week of treatment. And the results suggested that Nilumbo nucifera leaves have haematinic properties. Extract of Nilumbo nucifera in combination with Lauha bhasma shows significant haematinic activity (P<0.05) as compared to the Nilumbo nucifera and Lauha bhasma alone. This study shows that Nilumbo nucifera have anti anaemic potential and even it gives the synergistic activity with Lauha bhasma.
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An important drug of Ayurveda - Sesamum indicum linn

April-June 2013, 1(2):81-83
Sesame (SesamumindicumsL) seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. “Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. In fact, its history as a medicine goes back 3600 years to Egyptian times where it was listed in the scrolls of the Ebers as a favored medicine. Also, women in ancient Babylon were believed to use a mixture of honey and sesame seeds (halva) to prolong youth and beauty, and Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy. Ayurvedic knowledge says that the sesame's (Til) survivor nature imparts a special strength to those who use it for medicine. Ayurveda knows sesame as a strengthener. Its luscious, unctuous nature fortifies immunity, protects those with debility, and deeply feeds bodily tissue.
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Menstrual disorders in working women & its preventive aspect

April-June 2013, 1(2):69-71
Women play multiple roles of balancing between work and home resulting in negligence of their personal health. Tight schedules, deadlines of work, pressure in and out, untimely food, etc. are few reasons to alter life style and cause ailments. Stress at work leads to hormonal imbalances through the hypothalamo-pitutary-adrenal axis, causing alterations in ovarian hormones which may renders a woman susceptible to face menstrual disorders. The other problems to face are - poor quality sleep, pre menstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, intermittent bleeding, increased frequency of menstruation, heavy or scanty menstruation, and irregular menstruation. Ayurveda explains Vata and Rakta are the responsible for this situation. In further the dietetics and regimens too have their impact on contribution of menstrual disorders. A survey was conducted in three groups with relation to working pattern which revealed that average 60% of females from all groups were experiencing menstrual disorders.
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Shatavaryadi Ghruta Tarpan on “Computer Vision Syndrome” W.S.R. to dryness of eye

April-June 2013, 1(2):72-75
In 21st century, IT world is developing extensively. People work on computers for hours together, which is affecting their health adversely. Now days many people in the IT professions suffer from IT Syndrome, which affects different parts of body, the eyes are more adversely get affected. Within the IT syndrome, the groups of symptoms related to eyes are specially termed as “computer vision syndrome”. This syndrome present the symptoms-Dryness, Itching, Pain, Redness, Burning sensation, Blurred vision, Discomfort, Photophobia, Excessive fatigue and Headache. Though the syndrome is not described in classical Ayurvedic text but in sushrut samhita the shatavaryadi Ghruta2 Tarpan is quoted as best drug to remove symptom- dryness of eyes. Therefore, hundred patients suffering from computer vision syndrome were treated with shatavaryadi ghruta tarpan (modified). It is observed that Shatavaryadi Ghruta Tarpan is significantly effective on Computer Vision Syndrome symptomatically. It is also observed that the modified tarpan method by using glassless swimming goggles and wheat dough is less time consuming and easy to carry out the treatment.
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Management of Hepato- splenomegaly – A case report

April-June 2013, 1(2):88-91
Splenomegaly is indeterminate in extremely interior forests hamlets of South India and also at village level. Usually many pathological conditions imply to bring the graveness in due course. If the proper attention is paid to notice in time, the condition is well managed with traditional time tested Ayurveda medicines viz. Yakrutpleehari Loha and Kumaryasava in short time effectively. The patient recovered in 10 days prescription of these medicines and the LFT is expressive as normal. All the presenting symptoms were disappeared with in 10 days.
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Chronic non-healing diabetic foot ulcer treated by indigenous drugs

April-June 2013, 1(2):92-94
A chronic wound management is a very challenging problem inspite of all modern tools in our hand. Many factors are responsible for non-healing like Diabetes, Hypo-proteinaemia, Deficiency of Vitamins, minerals and other immunecompromising conditions. In Ayurveda, Madhumeha, Kushta, Kshaya, Vishjushti and repeated trauma are the factors which retard the healing of wound. Sushruta also mentioned these non-healing ulcers with the name of “Dushta Vrana”. He mentioned that a wound having black/red/yellow/white colour, full of slough of necrosed muscles, vessels, tendons etc. having multiple tracts or pockets, unpleasant look and odour with severe pain, burning, suppuration, redness, itching, oedema, complicated with resides all around discharge of vitiated blood in it and the vrana is of very chronic nature. Leech application and Aloe vera with Apamarg Kshar for local application provide encouraging results in the management of chronic ulcer.
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The concept of severe psychoses in Ayurveda
Prakash B Behere, Sundar Singh Danga
January-March 2013, 1(1):40-41
In Ayurveda, the description of the Psychiatry and its various disorders are described in Bhutvidya- a special branch of Ashtang Ayurveda. Ayurveda also emphasizes our mind to be of more importance than the body in the body-mind apparatus. Ayurveda also says that negative feelings are emotional toxins. If they are not driven out of the body in a stipulated time, they give rise to chronic mental disorders like anxiery neurosis, depression etc. If this is further ignored, it turns into permanent disorders like Unmad (Psychosis), Apasmar (Insanity) etc. Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic system of medicine that treats mental disorders from mild to severe condition, including insanity (psychosis). Ayurveda removes such psychological disorders by “spiritual therapy” known as Psychotherapy (Satwawjay Chikitsa).
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Responsible factors for normal delivery of fully grown normal foetus
Neelam
January-March 2013, 1(1):14-15
Ayurveda is a science of lile right from conception in the womb of mother till its last breath and includes psycho-socio-philosophical and spiritual aspects of life. The woman is the origin of the progeny and she is the creature of nature in which the foetus develops. Ayurveda has preached the philosophy of congenial environment, psychological happiness, and desire to have pregnancy and physical fitness are pre-requisites of couples before making an attempt to achieve a conception and health child possessing all the qualities and lorg life, excellent, r woman gains strength and complexion and delivers easily at proper time a desired, nails become soft, skin,_feœs and _urire a_re e_xc œted normally and placenta expelled easily without any canplication, Vayu moves into its right path or directio_n, fla_nks and b_ack _be.omes soft, sacal region, vagiml canals abdomen women, told in Ayurveda, th month lst to by following the regien from
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Panchakarma – A scientific approach
Vaishali Kuchewar
January-March 2013, 1(1):19-20
Panchakatma is a formulated samshodhan (Biopurification)procedure to purify the body. The aim to write about panchakarma is to aware people about purification methods because many misconceptions regarding panchakarma are there in doctors as well as in common people. Some researches are held in different universities showing significant decrease in toxins in blood afterpanchakarma.
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A clinical study of kasahar kwath & sadyasnehpan in younger children of upper respiratory tract infection
Renu Bharat Rathi
January-March 2013, 1(1):25-30
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection is the most frequent medical problems in childhood, usually due to viral infection. Ayurveda contributes several modalities of treatment. Among all the modalities, polyherbal preparations are said to be safer, effective & well accepted. Sadya snehpan & fresh, warm kwath with dhumpan of kwath are beneficial to provide instant relief in suffering, without side effects. It is found that trial kwath with sadyasneh is very effective in acute & chronic kasa without side eflect due to ushna, teekshna, katu-tikta rasatmak act as a good kaf-vathar has ability to stop sign & symptoms of acute & chronic upper respiratory tract infection.
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Clinical study of haridra and kumari on episiotomy wound healing
Vandana Rani, Mukta Sinha
January-March 2013, 1(1):21-24
Episiotomy is one of the most commonly performed procedure in obstetrics. Post natal complications were more common among women Who had episiotomy compared to those who did not have episiotomy hence postpartum care for episiotomy wound should begin as soon as possible, so the present study work has been done on episiotomy wound healing. Basically, two things, shodhana (cleaning the wound) and ropana (Closure of the wound), are desirable for proper healing. Many drugs have been described in classics for healing, but none of them is capable of healing the wound individually. Hence, to fulfill the aim, Haridra and Kumari sadhit ghrit was prepared and evaluated clinically its healing properties on episiotomy wounds in this study. It was used topically on Episiotomy wounds. Out of 50 patients, 25 patients in, group B were treated with “Haridra and Kumari sadhit ghrit” (trial group), while 25 patients in group A (Control group) treated with Soframycin ointment with oral antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs. Better result was observed in the trial group in comparison to the control group. No adverse effect was observed in any patient.
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Yoga, the equilibrium between mind and body
Nilima N Wadncrwar
January-March 2013, 1(1):16-18
Human body has the naturai healing force which is the greatest force in maintaining health. The power of thoughts and emotions is used to influence physical health. Ayurveda, the ancient system of management, has the holistic approach in the prevention as well as management of the disease Ayunedic chikitsa has various types like Daivavyapashraya, Yuktivyapashraya and Satwavajaya chikitsa. Daivavyapashraya chikitsa is for psychosomatic disorders. Yukthyapashraya chikitsa is lor somatic disorders and Satwavajaya chikitsa is used for diseases of Mann(Mind). For somatic disorders there are various types of treatment in different streams of medicai sciences. But whenever the mind if affected. it becomes a complicated thing of concern. Ayurveda has widely described about the different treatment modalities to maintain the body and mind healthy. Because health of body and mind are interrelated. Ayurveda has provided Ashtang Yoga which includes eight types of treatment to “train” the mind to focus on the body without distraction and to maintain the soundness of mind and body affecting multiple factors including psychological, emotional, genetic, endocrine, nervous and immune system.
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Prevention of ageing
Sushil Kumar Nath
January-March 2013, 1(1):12-13
Man always wanted to survive longer and live a healthy life. In Ayurveda, there are mentions about different Rasayana (Rejuvenating) therapies and other means which are useful to increase the longevity and to have a healthy life. Anti-ageing addresses how to prevent, slow or reverse the affects of ageing and help people live longer. healthier and happier lives. Anti-ageing factors that work most include-nutrition, physical fitness, skin care, hormone supplements. Vitamins. and alternative medicines and holistic approaches. “Panchakarma therapy” on regular basis eliminate impurity from the body as a preventive measure to remain free from the diseases and get longer life.
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Awareness about information technology: A necessity for research in Ayurveda
Ashutosh kumar Pathak, HH Awasthi
January-March 2013, 1(1):46-47
Ayurveda is an ancient medical system of India practiced over thousand of years. The concepts described in this science are still to be explained on scientific objective parameters, so an exhaustive research is needed in this field which is in progress in various institutions in form of post graduate, doctrate reasearch also in many government bodies like CCRAS, AYUSH, CSIR, etc. The research work in this field require reviews of many literatures requires times and energy which can be minimized by use of modern tool and techniques .i.e. information technology which can prove as great help in this freld.
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Ageless health & ageless beauty with Jalokavcharan
Surendra Patel
April-June 2013, 1(2):100-101
Jalokavcharana is one of the Raktamokshana types, out of Shodhana Panchakarma prescribed in Ayurveda from ages till today using leech (Jaluka). Now a day the experiences of using leeches in various medical and surgical conditions are increasing. Looking at the surprising results of various complex and complicated conditions, leach therapy attracted the world attention, especially in western hemisphere. It is not only used in maintaining good health but also in beauty care by applying the leeches.
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Healing heart with mind

April-June 2013, 1(2):102-104
Attaining and sustaining good mental health is just as vital as other factors, such as exercise and diet, in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, the relationship of our emotions and psyche to heart disease is intriguing. Ayurveda is not simply only a healthcare system but a form of lifestyle adopted to maintain perfect balance and harmony within human existence. The Ayurvedic approach to life requires listening to and addressing the unique needs of our body, recognizing and balancing our mental and emotional states and deepening our connection with our spirituality that are linked to prevent heart diseases. Ayurveda aims at striking at the very root cause of the disease. In this article, an attempt is made to review the Ayurvedic approach of preventive measures to control cardiac disorders by modifying emotional and mental status
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Effect of guduchi satva in functional menorrhagia

April-June 2013, 1(2):56-60
Menstrual problems are one of the commonest presentations to the physicians. The understanding of the physiological spectrum of menstruation is essential to tackle such problems. Menorrhagia is defined as cyclical bleeding occurring at normal interval but bleeding is either excessive in amount or duration or both. Functional Menorrhagia is a such condition in which no any organic pelvic pathology can be found with excessive amount or duration of menstrual bleeding. Guduchi is such drug, which has been described in various books of Ayurveda for this type of bleeding. Aim of present work is to see the effect of Guduchi in functional menorrhagia. Total 20 cases were selected for the present study and treated with Guduchi satva 1gm. B.D with milk two times daily for three consecutive cycles.70% of women were cured & 20% improved. Guduchi Satva is very effective drug for functional menorrhagia by curtailing both duration & amount of menstrual bleeding.
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Antibacterial effect of kutaj bark (Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall.) with respect to Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC)

April-June 2013, 1(2):61-65
As stated in Ayurvedic texts Kutaj bark mainly useful in treatment of diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery etc. E-coli is most dangerous bacteria causing diarrhoea. Ayurveda has included all the microbes under the heading 'Krimi'. Bhavaprakasha Nighantu affirms, Kutaj bark having Atisaraghna and Krimighna property. Hence Kutaj bark having action on bacteria (Krimi) may have action on Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC) causing diarrhoea. So it is necessary to do the physicochemical standardization of Kutaj bark, to study its antibacterial activity on EPEC (In-vitro), to determine minimum inhibitory concentration of Kutaj bark for antibacterial activity against EPEC. Materials used are self collected sample, clinically isolated EPEC. Method used for antibacterial susceptibility is disc diffusion method. After study result came are, foreign matter is negligible, moisture content is 7.65%, total ash is 4.54, acid insoluble ash is 0.5%, water soluble ash is 5.67%, water soluble extract is 32.35%, alcohol soluble extract is 31.40%. Kutaj bark shows the antibacterial activity against EPEC in methanolic extract having MIC value 2.0gm/10ml.
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Antigen antibody reaction under the influence of magnetic field

April-June 2013, 1(2):66-68
Magnet therapy can be one of the prime medical tools of the next millennium. How static magnet can benefit to your health. It is clear from a number of studies that static magnet can alleviate vascular disorder such as edema, but that isn't the only way magnet therapy can assist in the healing process by any means. Neurological diseases represent a class of disorder among the most difficult diseases to deal with. Hippocrates himself even said the same. Yet this kind of problem has grown exponentially during this century, so that Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, arteriosclerosis cerebri and migraine have added to the increasingly common neural diseases arising from the way we live. The study was carried out in the Department of physiology. This study includes 30 subjects in the age group of 20 to 30 years of either gender. The blood sample was collected in bottles after the consent of the subjects. The reaction of blood group of antigen with antisera containing antibodies will be observed the effect of magnetic field. The exposure of Magnetic Field was observed change in antigen–antibody activity in vitro and may accelerate the reaction in between them.
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A short study on pharmaceutical preparation & clinical evaluation of phalavarti (Gudavarti) in malavrodha(constipation)
Bharat Rathi
January-March 2013, 1(1):31-34
Constipation is one of the leading problem among the population. Adopting modern life styles & mental stress are leading causes for constipation. No. of medicines are advised to relieve constipation. But due to the nonpalatability, most of the patients dislike the formulations & neglect to take regularly & hence their problems remain untreated. For this purpose Phalavartis are mentioned. It can be easily administered to children, old persons & all those who cannot swallow the drugs easily. Hence keeping this advantage in mind Phalavartis were prepared & tested onpatients.
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Pharmacological profile of Enicostemma littorale: A review

April-June 2013, 1(2):84-87
Enicostemma littorale is growing widely throughout the Indian spacialy in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan.. In the Traditional system of medicine (TCM) like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani, medicinal uses have been described as it is works in disease of every system. Swertiamarin, gentiocrucine, enicoflavine, apigenin, genkwanin, isovitexin, swertisin saponarin, ophelic acid, heptacosane, oelic acid, gentianine, and alkaloids are mainly believed to be responsible for its wide therapeutic actions. It is used as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive and hepatoprotective agent. The present article attempts to provide comprehensive information on pharmacological properties of Enicostemma littorale for further research.
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