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A STUDY ON SURVEY OF INTERNET ACTIVITIES AND ITS IMPACT OVER MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG STUDENTS

Background – Today internet has become an important tool for education and information and thus it has made a significant place in our daily life. But this concern is often raised whether internet activities have any adverse impact over health. This study is an effort to find out this relation. Objectives – The study was aimed to assess the charm of internet activities among students and its impact over their depressive thoughts and tendency of anger. Material and methods – The survey conducted in randomly selected sample of 598 students among same cultural and social background from the area of Palampur and BaijnathTehasil nearby R.G.G.P.G. Ayurvedic College, Paprola H.P. These students were selected from class 11 and 12. Result – In this study students have shown a strong affection towards internet activities. There was also found a significant impact of internet activities over their psychological parameters of health. Conclusion – The data of the study indicates the existence of an association between internet activities and psychological health. But still this study needed a probed research work to explain this association on scientific parameters.

Keywords: Depressive thoughts, Anger, Internet activities, Survey

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

Encyclopedic scanning of Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Linn.)

ABSTRACT

Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Linn.) is one of the most useful classical medicinal plants. It is a fast growing deciduous tree occurring naturally throughout greater part of India at altitudes up to 1,500 meters. It is a drug of potential importance predominantly used for Shayvathuhar karma and also Rasayana therapy. It is a part of many important formulations like Chayawanprash, Brahmrasayana etc. It is also included in Agraya dravyas of Charaka. Root bark of Gambhari is one of the ten ingredients of Dashmula and in particular Brihatpanchmula. Dashmulrishta is one of those Ayurvedic formulations which is most commonly used in India. Not only root bark other useful parts of Gambhari are fruits, leaves, flowers and stem bark, seeds and petioles. It has been indicated for external as well internal use in Shyavathu, Garbhani pravahika, Masurika, Vrana, Sarpa visha, Parokartika, Raktapitta etc. in Ayurvedic clasics. Gambhari is a drug of high ethno-medicinal importance and had been in use by tribals in piles, hair problems, decreased sperm count, stomach disorders, septic wounds, vomiting, diarrhea, gonorrhea, snakebite etc. Modern researches prove it to be anti inflammatory, anti oxidant, antipyretic, antimicrobial, cardioprotective, antihelminthic, immunity enhancer, anti diabetic and gastroprotective. All Ayurvedic classics have elaborately described Gambhari in terms of its synonyms, properties, therapeutic actions etc. which are of immense importance to research community. Hence, an effort has been made to bring down literature related to Gambhari under one roof to help researchers in their work.

KEY WORDS: Gambhari, Gmelina arborea, Ayurveda, Pharmacology

Posted: 2018-05-01More...
 

Abhyanga- A Dinacharya

Abhyanga, one among the Dinacharyas is an ancient practice for maintaining a healthy life. Ayurveda considers it as method for healing, wellness and also in the management of many diseases. It is an important regime that is needed to be followed in this era. The uncontrolled and irregular lifestyle has lead to the development of immense stress and strain that has affected man both physically and mentally. Abhyanga can slow down the degeneration, improves the circulation and pacify the vitiated Vata and other Doshas there by rejuvenating and revitalizing the human body providing a proper health to the body and mind. An effort to explore the effects of Abhyanga as per our literature has been made here.

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

Physiological approach towards Aahara Sevana Kaala (Right time for food)

The biological clock, a highly specialized, hierarchical network of biological pacemakers, directs and maintains proper rhythms in endocrine and metabolic pathways. The clock adapts to environmental changes, specifically daily light-dark cycles, as well as rhythmic food intake. Time-specific food intake has profound consequences on physiology of nutrition absorption in the body. As per the Vedic routine, one should eat only twice a day after performing Agnihotra (Homam) in the morning and in the evening (before sunset). Food takes about 8 to 11 hours for proper digestion and thus keeps the body strong and energetic. Aacharya sushruta and Charaka also mentions specific time for food; all these times are fixed scientifically. This topic throws light on the physiology behind the right time for food as explained in ancient literature. In this study, right time for gaining maximum nutrition from the food consumed will be explored under scientific background.

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

FOOD FORTIFICATION- ENHANCEMENT FOR BETTER HEALTH

Interest in micronutrient malnutrition has increased greatly over the last few years. One of the main reasons for the increased interest is the realization that micronutrient malnutrition contributes substantially to the global burden of disease. Unfortunately, ensuring the consumption of balanced diet is far from being achievable everywhere since it requires universal access to adequate food and appropriate dietary habits. From this standpoint, food fortification has the dual advantage of being able to deliver nutrients to large segments of the population without requiring radical changes in food consumption patterns.  Our Acharyas have mentioned various processing and preparations so as to tackle the problem of malnutrition, through samskara and samyoga. Thus, resulting in enhancing or enriching the property of the ahara taken.

Key words: food; fortification; malnutrition;ahara; samskara;samyoga

Posted: 1970-01-01More...
 

Ayurvedic management of Psoriasis (Sidhma) – A case study

Psoriasis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered in clinical practice. Sidhma is a disease bears greater resemblance with psoriasis. The current treatment modalities have their own limitations and the drugs have considerable side effects when using for longer period. Hence, it is the need of time to find out safe and effective treatment for Psoriasis and here Ayurveda plays an important role. Selected Panchakarma procedures along with Rasayana therapy and Ayurvedic drugs have been proved valuable in these manifestations. Ayurvedic approach is directed towards alleviating the symptoms and also to reduce the disability. Here a case report of a 30 year old lady presented with symptoms of Psoriasis, which was treated for 40 days with a combination of Panchakarma procedures and selected Ayurvedic drugs. The condition was diagnosed as Sidhma and was treated with kasayadhara, then Snehapana, Abhyanga, Ushma sweda and Vamana followed by virecana. Rasayana therapy was done and advised to follow samana drugs. Patient's condition was assessed before and after treatment with disease specific instruments- Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and Psoriasis disability index (PDI), in which there was considerable improvement without any adverse effect. Reduction in PASI scores from 29.8 to 0.9 was seen after 40 days of treatment.

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

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A STUDY ON SURVEY OF INTERNET ACTIVITIES AND ITS IMPACT OVER MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG STUDENTS

Background – Today internet has become an important tool for education and information and thus it has made a significant place in our daily life. But this concern is often raised whether internet activities have any adverse impact over health. This study is an effort to find out this relation. Objectives – The study was aimed to assess the charm of internet activities among students and its impact over their depressive thoughts and tendency of anger. Material and methods – The survey conducted in randomly selected sample of 598 students among same cultural and social background from the area of Palampur and BaijnathTehasil nearby R.G.G.P.G. Ayurvedic College, Paprola H.P. These students were selected from class 11 and 12. Result – In this study students have shown a strong affection towards internet activities. There was also found a significant impact of internet activities over their psychological parameters of health. Conclusion – The data of the study indicates the existence of an association between internet activities and psychological health. But still this study needed a probed research work to explain this association on scientific parameters.

Keywords: Depressive thoughts, Anger, Internet activities, Survey

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

Encyclopedic scanning of Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Linn.)

ABSTRACT

Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Linn.) is one of the most useful classical medicinal plants. It is a fast growing deciduous tree occurring naturally throughout greater part of India at altitudes up to 1,500 meters. It is a drug of potential importance predominantly used for Shayvathuhar karma and also Rasayana therapy. It is a part of many important formulations like Chayawanprash, Brahmrasayana etc. It is also included in Agraya dravyas of Charaka. Root bark of Gambhari is one of the ten ingredients of Dashmula and in particular Brihatpanchmula. Dashmulrishta is one of those Ayurvedic formulations which is most commonly used in India. Not only root bark other useful parts of Gambhari are fruits, leaves, flowers and stem bark, seeds and petioles. It has been indicated for external as well internal use in Shyavathu, Garbhani pravahika, Masurika, Vrana, Sarpa visha, Parokartika, Raktapitta etc. in Ayurvedic clasics. Gambhari is a drug of high ethno-medicinal importance and had been in use by tribals in piles, hair problems, decreased sperm count, stomach disorders, septic wounds, vomiting, diarrhea, gonorrhea, snakebite etc. Modern researches prove it to be anti inflammatory, anti oxidant, antipyretic, antimicrobial, cardioprotective, antihelminthic, immunity enhancer, anti diabetic and gastroprotective. All Ayurvedic classics have elaborately described Gambhari in terms of its synonyms, properties, therapeutic actions etc. which are of immense importance to research community. Hence, an effort has been made to bring down literature related to Gambhari under one roof to help researchers in their work.

KEY WORDS: Gambhari, Gmelina arborea, Ayurveda, Pharmacology

Posted: 2018-05-01More...
 

Abhyanga- A Dinacharya

Abhyanga, one among the Dinacharyas is an ancient practice for maintaining a healthy life. Ayurveda considers it as method for healing, wellness and also in the management of many diseases. It is an important regime that is needed to be followed in this era. The uncontrolled and irregular lifestyle has lead to the development of immense stress and strain that has affected man both physically and mentally. Abhyanga can slow down the degeneration, improves the circulation and pacify the vitiated Vata and other Doshas there by rejuvenating and revitalizing the human body providing a proper health to the body and mind. An effort to explore the effects of Abhyanga as per our literature has been made here.

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

Physiological approach towards Aahara Sevana Kaala (Right time for food)

The biological clock, a highly specialized, hierarchical network of biological pacemakers, directs and maintains proper rhythms in endocrine and metabolic pathways. The clock adapts to environmental changes, specifically daily light-dark cycles, as well as rhythmic food intake. Time-specific food intake has profound consequences on physiology of nutrition absorption in the body. As per the Vedic routine, one should eat only twice a day after performing Agnihotra (Homam) in the morning and in the evening (before sunset). Food takes about 8 to 11 hours for proper digestion and thus keeps the body strong and energetic. Aacharya sushruta and Charaka also mentions specific time for food; all these times are fixed scientifically. This topic throws light on the physiology behind the right time for food as explained in ancient literature. In this study, right time for gaining maximum nutrition from the food consumed will be explored under scientific background.

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

FOOD FORTIFICATION- ENHANCEMENT FOR BETTER HEALTH

Interest in micronutrient malnutrition has increased greatly over the last few years. One of the main reasons for the increased interest is the realization that micronutrient malnutrition contributes substantially to the global burden of disease. Unfortunately, ensuring the consumption of balanced diet is far from being achievable everywhere since it requires universal access to adequate food and appropriate dietary habits. From this standpoint, food fortification has the dual advantage of being able to deliver nutrients to large segments of the population without requiring radical changes in food consumption patterns.  Our Acharyas have mentioned various processing and preparations so as to tackle the problem of malnutrition, through samskara and samyoga. Thus, resulting in enhancing or enriching the property of the ahara taken.

Key words: food; fortification; malnutrition;ahara; samskara;samyoga

Posted: 2018-05-24More...
 

Ayurvedic management of Psoriasis (Sidhma) – A case study

Psoriasis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered in clinical practice. Sidhma is a disease bears greater resemblance with psoriasis. The current treatment modalities have their own limitations and the drugs have considerable side effects when using for longer period. Hence, it is the need of time to find out safe and effective treatment for Psoriasis and here Ayurveda plays an important role. Selected Panchakarma procedures along with Rasayana therapy and Ayurvedic drugs have been proved valuable in these manifestations. Ayurvedic approach is directed towards alleviating the symptoms and also to reduce the disability. Here a case report of a 30 year old lady presented with symptoms of Psoriasis, which was treated for 40 days with a combination of Panchakarma procedures and selected Ayurvedic drugs. The condition was diagnosed as Sidhma and was treated with kasayadhara, then Snehapana, Abhyanga, Ushma sweda and Vamana followed by virecana. Rasayana therapy was done and advised to follow samana drugs. Patient's condition was assessed before and after treatment with disease specific instruments- Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and Psoriasis disability index (PDI), in which there was considerable improvement without any adverse effect. Reduction in PASI scores from 29.8 to 0.9 was seen after 40 days of treatment.

Posted: 2018-05-20More...
 

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Vol 6, No 2 (2018): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Clinical Study

A STUDY ON SURVEY OF INTERNET ACTIVITIES AND ITS IMPACT OVER MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG STUDENTS PDF
MANISH SRIVASTAVA, Aarti Pathania

Review Article

Encyclopedic scanning of Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Linn.) PDF
Monika Agrawal
Abhyanga- A Dinacharya PDF
LEKSHMI R S
Physiological approach towards Aahara Sevana Kaala (Right time for food) PDF
Gayathri Holla, Dr. Suresh Y
FOOD FORTIFICATION- ENHANCEMENT FOR BETTER HEALTH PDF
Vandana P P

Case Report

Ayurvedic management of Psoriasis (Sidhma) – A case study PDF
Fasnath Arabi, Prakash Mangalasseri


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