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EFFECT OF DADIMADI GHRITA IN GARBHINI PANDU (ANAEMIA IN PREGNANCY)

Background: Every woman has the innate desire to experience the joys of motherhood. She is centre of the ‘supraja-nirmiti’ (creation of healthy progeny). Woman has the unmatched role in creation, preservation, nutrition of foetus. Ayurveda has aim to produce ‘supraja’ (healthy progeny) and not just ‘praja’ (progeny). The aim of any parent is to bear and nurture a healthy, capable child who can face the pressures of our increasingly complex lifestyles. Aims and

Objectives: To study the efficacy of dadimadi ghrita for treating garbhini-pandu (anaemia in pregnancy)

Methods and materials: Total 35 subjects suffering from anaemia in pregnancy were selected. Dadimadi ghrita with dosage of 10 ml was administered orally, at morning empty stomach with a cup of warm water for 30 days. This was open labelled randomized uncontrolled clinical trial.  

Results: Clinical observations in general symptoms of garbhini pandu (anaemia in pregnancy) have revealed that percentage of relief, out of 35 subjects, 16 subjects have up to 51-75 % relief followed by 8 subjects up to 76-100 % and then 11 subjects up to 26-50 %. About Hb %, there was difference of 1 gm% in 15(42.86%), up to 1.5 gm% in10(28.57%),  up to 0.5 gm% in 5(14.28%), more than 2 gm% in 3(8.57%).

Conclusion: This study has revealed that dadimidi ghrita has good effect on garbhini-pandu (anaemia in pregnancy). As well this drug has illustrated good effect on agni (digestive power) and nourishment of pregnant woman without any side effects to foetus and pregnant woman.

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EFFECT OF DECOCTION OF LEUCAS ZEYLANICA IN WORM INFESTATION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ENTEROBIUS VERMICULARIS

Background: Enterobius vermicularis is a parasite that lives in human digestive system and is universally common, especially among school-age children. Krimi roga is a disease described in Ayurveda, which can be correlated with worm infections. Purishaja krimi lives in human digestive system. E. vermicularis can be considered as a type of purishaja krimi. Leucas zeylanica is a herb, 30–60 cm tall, growing widely in Sri Lanka. L. zeylanica is used effectively in the treatment of worm infections by Sri Lankan Traditional physicians.

Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of L. zeylanica on E. vermicularis infections.

Methods:  One hundred patients suffering with E. vermicularis infections were selected  and divided randomly into two groups, namely A and B. Each group consisted of 50 patients. Group A, the treated group, was given 120 ml of decoction of L. zeylanica twice a day for 7 days. Decoction was prepared by boiling 120 g of entire fresh plant of  L. zeylanica in 1920 ml of water, until reduced to 240 ml. Group B, the control group, was given 120 ml of placebo twice a day for 7 days. The placebo was prepared by adding permitted brown food coloring to boiled and cooled water.

Results: Group A, reported total absence of itching and scratching in the anal region during night, over 80% reduction of abdominal pain, loss of appetite, bad breath, and eructation. Ova in stools were absent after treatment. 12% of the patients complained of burning sensation in the abdomen during the last 2 days of treatment. In group B, the patients reported 14.7% aggravation of itching and scratching in the anal region during night, 26% aggravation of pain in the abdomen, 11.5% aggravation of impaired appetite, and 20% aggravation of eructation. Ova of E. vermicularis were present in their stools.

Conclusion: decoction of  L. zeylanica is a highly effective, treatment  for E. vermicularis infections in adults.

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REVIEW ON ROLE OF SHODHANA (BIO-PURIFICATION) IN STHULA MADHUMEHI (NIDDM)

Bio-purification therapy is well known procedure for its Excellency to cure the disease from the root cause. Due to enormous benefits of shodhana karma (purificatory therapy) it has grabbed a worldwide attention. Tough it has wide range of applicability but mainly indicated in Bahudoshavastha like madhumeha.  In present era lifestyle has changed drastically due to various reasons like Modernization in terms of food and habits which bring up diseases like avaranajanya madhumeha (NIDDM). The prevalence rate of NIDDM is reaching peak due to involvement of multifactorial causes which has drawn attention for its management. Vamana karma (emesis) and virechana karma (purgation) are best indicated in sthula madhumehi(NIDDM). The proper application of shodhana karma (purification therapy) involves different steps among them Poorvakarma (Preparatory measures) takes an important role. So Vagbhata has contributed / mentioned the application of rookshana (drying therapy) before shodhana snehana (Internal oleation) in Avaranajanya madhumeha (NIDDM) like condition to avoid its complications. Rookshana karma (drying therapy) helps in correcting vitiated kapha and meda, which are prime doshas involved in manifestation. Considering the importance of rookshana therapy an attempt is made by collecting few previous research works to analysis the efficacy of rookshana as preparatory procedure for bio-purification in avaranajanya madhumeha (NIDDM). On observation of clinical data it can be concluded that bio-purification is effective clinically and statistically in prevention and management.
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IMPORTANCE OF DASHA VIDHA PAREEKSHA IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

In Ayurveda the term Pareeksha is used in place of Pramana. The synonyms of Pareeksha are Pramana, Saadana, Jnana, Upalabdhi. Pariksha means through which investigation cognition of valid apprehension of the state of the object arise is called Pariksha. Which is investigated in depth, establishment of reality of an object is Pareeksha. “Rogamadou Pareekshet Tathonantaram Aoushadam” it is very essential that before planning any treatment one should have complete knowledge of roga and rogi bala. the purpose of examination is to obtain knowledge regarding span of life, strength and intensity of morbidity. Hence patient to be examined in respect of Prakruti (constitution of body) Vikruti (pathological examination) Sara (examination of elemental tissue & mind) Samhana (examination of compactness of  body) Pramana(measurement) Satmya (suitability) Satva (examination of mental constitution) Aaharashakti (examination of digestive power) Vyayamashakti (examination of strength by exercise) Vaya (examination of age). Among these dasha vidha pareeksha except vikruti pareeksha  is to be done to understand the overview condition of the person. Vikruti pariksha is to be done to elicit the factors which are responsible for the pathogenesis of the diseases.

Key words- Pareeksha,  Roga bala, Rogi bala, Dasha vidha pareeksha  

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CLASSICAL ADVOCATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOLD IN AYURVEDA

Metals have been an important group of drugs in Ayurvedic medical system. Gold, the noble has been used in Ayurveda since more than 3000 yrs and references pertaining to its therapeutic use can be found in the ancient classics like Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Kashyapa Samhita etc. Gold is possessed with properties like medhya (intelligence enhancer), vrushya (aphrodiasiac), and rasayana (rejuvenation) etc. It  is an used as independent therapeutic agent and also as part of various forms of compound formulations like  Swarna bhasma, Vasanta Kusaumakara Rasa, Svarna Parpai, Makaradwaja and Hemagarbha pottali etc.  Swarna prashana, an administration of gold to infants and children is one of popular usages of gold nowadays in India. In the present paper, an attempt has been made to summarize advocations for administration of gold by different Ayurvedic classics.

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IMPORTANCE OF RAKTAMOKSHAN AS A FIRST AID MEASURE IN POISONOUS SNAKE BITE

Ayurveda has its own way of approach towards the management of visha, which is unique and parlance with the concepts of current science. About 70% of Indian population lives in villages and forest area where agriculture is the main occupation. These people are prone to incidence of snake bite and estimation of snake bite mortality in India varies from approximately 50000 Indians mostly poor villagers die in 250000 incidence of snake bites1. Raktamokshan (bloodletting) one among the panchavidha shodhan chikitsa (five purifactory treatment modalities) mentioned by Brihatrayee. Raktamokshan (bloodletting) aims to eliminate vitiated blood, as poison enters blood and spreads all over body very fast.The aim of present paper is to review importance of raktamokshan (bloodletting) chikitsa (treatment) in poisonous snake bite as a first aid measure.

 

 

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HEPATITIS B CARRIER STAGE- A CASE STUDY

A young, asymptomatic male patient of 24 years presented with Positive hepatitis B surface antigen test (HBsAg) and positive Hepatitis B e Antigen (HBeAg) and remarkably high HBV DNA reports and was treated with Ayurvedic medicines for a period of 4 months initially and the investigations like HBeAg and HBV DNA were repeated. The results of the investigations showed that HBeAg became negative and HBV DNA was less than the detectable limit. Follow up for next 6 months showed normalcy of the effect of medicines in the reports. The results of the treatment were encouraging and there were no side effects during the therapy.
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Vol 2, No 3 (2014): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Clinical Study

EFFECT OF DADIMADI GHRITA IN GARBHINI PANDU (ANAEMIA IN PREGNANCY) PDF
Pournima Sandip Aranakalle 1-10
EFFECT OF DECOCTION OF LEUCAS ZEYLANICA IN WORM INFESTATION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ENTEROBIUS VERMICULARIS PDF
Sujatha Ediriweera 11-17

Review Article

REVIEW ON ROLE OF SHODHANA (BIO-PURIFICATION) IN STHULA MADHUMEHI (NIDDM) PDF
Dr Vasant Patil, Swapna Gunjal, Prasanna Aithal 18-24
IMPORTANCE OF DASHA VIDHA PAREEKSHA IN CLINICAL PRACTICE PDF
Sushant Sukumar Bargale, shashirekha H K 25-34
CLASSICAL ADVOCATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOLD IN AYURVEDA PDF
Naveen Kodlady, Patagiri B J 35-39
IMPORTANCE OF RAKTAMOKSHAN AS A FIRST AID MEASURE IN POISONOUS SNAKE BITE PDF
siddhanand surendra kulkarni, P Manoj Kumar, Shashikant D Wadkar 40-44

Case Report

HEPATITIS B CARRIER STAGE- A CASE STUDY PDF
Umesh Kumar Sapra 45-46


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