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TAMRA SINDOORA: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND EMPIRICAL EXPLORATION

Introduction of rasashastra has opened new frontiers for Ayurvedic pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. Kupipakva Kalpana is one important among various drug preparatory methods. Though this method is supposed to be exhaustive and complicative, it has an important role in the field of treatment in this Nuclear era. Therefore Kupipakva Kalpana was selected for the present study. Tamra Sindoora is one of the unique Rasa Yoga, with Parada, Gandhaka & Tamra,  prepared by Kupipakva Rasayana method by giving kramagni in valuka yantra for 36hours. Validity of this branch of science totally depends on the successful completion of the practical aspects. The present study was executed to establish a fingerprint for this unique formulation which can be used further for drug standardization.

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CLINICAL STUDY ON THE EVALUATION OF ANALGESIC EFFECT OF AGNIKARMA AND RASONADI GUGGULU IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE JOINT

Sandhigatavata is a clinical condition in which structural and functional derangement of joints occurs because vitiated vata gets lodged in the joints. Sleshaka kapha is residing in every sandhi. All movements of the body is controlled by vyana vata .When vata gets vitiated in the joints, Sleshaka kaphavrutha vyana vata condition occurs in joints which hampers the normal function. Osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the most common form of arthritis. It is also called degenerative joint disease. It is one of the most disabling conditions in developed nations. The aetiology is multifactorial, still not understood; but commonly it is thought to be wear and tear of joints. Agni karma is procedure which is performed with help of  agni  or  any procedure related to agni is called agni karma Meterial and Methods: Two groups of 20 Patients each were done and Group A received Agnikarma with Pancha Loha Shalaka and Group B received Rasonadi Guggulu. Both the group were compared to evaluate the Analgesic effect of Agnikarma and Rasonadi Guggulu. Results: overall results were tabulated and observed that analgesic effect in Group A treated with Agnikarma is significant than Group B treated with Rasonadi Guggulu. Conclusion: Eventhough both Agnikarma and Rasonadiguggulu were showing highly significant result in their Analgesic efficacy, overall percentage of relief shows that Group A treated with Agnikarma is having better results than Group B  treated wuth Rasonadiguggulu.

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Therapeutic applications of Various Yusha Kalpana

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The body and diseases are the results of foods that we consume and hence is the saying “You are what you eat”. Health and disease start from proper and improper food. It is said that with mere appropriate diet, a person can be free from diseases. Thus, no medicine is equivalent to food. Kritanna varga is a group of processed food articles amongst twelve divisions of food substances which constitutes various food preparations such as Manda, Peya, Vilepi, Yavagu, Yusha, Rotika, Raga, Shadava etc. Yusha (soup) being one among them is widely discussed in every literatures of Ayurveda and in almost diseases as therapeutic diet. Yusha is prepared by taking one part of grain other than paddy preferably legumes and cooked in eighteen parts of water Yusha as a diet suggested for both healthy and diseased. But it seen that it is of less in use. Here is a try to throw light on Yusha and its wide use that can be taken into practicality. 

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Analysis of relevance of Aoushadha Sevanakala (time of drug administration) in respiratory diseases

Shwasa, kasa,swarabheda are the Respiratory diseases listed under pranavaha sroto vikara in Ayurveda classics. Understanding the pathogenesis of these diseases will decide the proper time of intake of drug and effective utilization of the drug.Effectiveness of the drug administered depends on the time it is taken.Aoushadha Kala being much flexible can be adopted according to the need of a person for getting desired results. Chronotherapy involves altering the timing of medication administration to improve the overall control of a disease and to minimize treatment side-effects, and is an emerging concept in the field of therapeutics.The researchers found that in asthma the time of administration of medicine depends on the biological clock and chronotherepeutics exploring the effective administration of medicine. Time of administration is an essential tool for administration of aoushadhaeven in respiratory diseases, negligence may lead to failure of treatment. Through one example of applying the time of drug administration in respiratory diseases this article is presented.  This way of analysis if done in all diseases, there can no failure of Ayurveda treatment. Thus, this article intended to discuss the application and relevance of practice of time of drug intake in pranavaha srotovikara (selected diseases of respiratory system), based on the conceptual review through the classical texts on Ayurveda along with the other recent advanced sources and practical experiences of treating the diseases of pranavaha srotas. 

 

 

 

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REVIEW ON ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN THROMBOSIS - A MAJOR CAUSE OF CARDIO-VASCULAR DISEASES

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is the world’s largest cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives a year. Thrombosis is the widespread cause of CVD. Rudolph Virchow discovered three factors for thrombus formation known as Virchow’s triad. Modern medicine is capable to deal with it in curative aspect, but is found to be lacking in prevention. So this review was made to explore the Ayurveda literature & related research to come out with some result in curative as well as preventive aspect. In Ayurveda, the term ‘Dhamanipratichaya’ described under Kaphaja Nanatmajavikara. Some herbs are illustrated under the name of specific action such as lekhan(having scrapping action), chedan(scarificient) etc. Some studies proved vasodilator effect of snehan(massage therapy) and swedan(Thermotherapy).It also increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients and the elimination of carbon dioxide and metabolic waste. Animal studies showed significant efficacy of some herbs as a thrombolytic agent.

It is concluded that many treatment modalities and herbs are described in Ayurveda which may perhaps be helpful to treat or prevent thrombosis but still a very less amount of research work is done in this regard. So there is a huge scope of research to assess these modalities on modern parameters.

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Medical Tourism through Grassroots to Global Model: Livelihood Opportunities and Prospects with special Reference to Holistic Health

India with 1.25 billion people is served by merely 4.5 million doctors and thus health inequity exists. Indigenous healing rooted in experience is still important in regions where bio-medicine may be too expensive or inaccessible.  Herbs, Health, tourism and rural livelihood have always been interlinked and provide promising future.  The demand for holistic health with traditional system of medicine from the urban population and developed world had alarmingly increased.  The impact of globalisation on indigenous cultures and traditional health practices can be seen as the increasing interplay of cultures.  Holistic and Preventive health care has received global acceptance where the focus is on wellness culture.   Dharamsala in Kangra, Himachal has become a popular destination for the foreign tourists. The ecology and Tibetan culture of the place along with diversified forms of health care system (CAM) attracts both domestic as well as foreign tourists.   People are particularly interested to experience health benefits and rural tourism due to calm weather, lush green forests and peace.  Studies on tourism suggest that tourism industry can also help promote peace and stability in developing country like India by providing jobs, generating income, diversifying the economy, protecting the environment, and promoting and protecting indigenous health care providers.

Key words: Ayurveda resort, Traditional healers, Integrated system, Innovation, livelihood security

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Vol 4, No 6 (2016): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Experimental Study

TAMRA SINDOORA: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND EMPIRICAL EXPLORATION PDF
Doddamani M S 1-7

Clinical Study

CLINICAL STUDY ON THE EVALUATION OF ANALGESIC EFFECT OF AGNIKARMA AND RASONADI GUGGULU IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE JOINT PDF
Anup Shukla, Siddu patil, Srinivasa Bannigola 8-15

Review Article

Therapeutic applications of Various Yusha Kalpana PDF
Asha S Ayyanagoudar, Kavita M Bhat 16-28
Analysis of relevance of Aoushadha Sevanakala (time of drug administration) in respiratory diseases PDF
Farha Ansari, Mallika K J 29-36
REVIEW ON ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN THROMBOSIS - A MAJOR CAUSE OF CARDIO-VASCULAR DISEASES PDF
Vaishali Vasantrao Kuchewar 37-45

General Articles

Medical Tourism through Grassroots to Global Model: Livelihood Opportunities and Prospects with special Reference to Holistic Health PDF
neetu goswami, Abdul Khader 46-51


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