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Akarkara: a versatile medicinal plant – a review

Ayurveda, the science of living beings is the ancient system of medicine of India. Since Indian philosophy is reflected in Ayurveda, the principles of Ayurveda are very pervasive. The actual purpose of Ayurveda is to live the life with physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. In Ayurveda numerous plants are described for fulfilling its purpose. One of those plants is Akarkara (Anacyclus pyrethrum L.). Basically, Akarkara is described in Unani system of medicine as an amazing drug used in various ailments. Later on, due to its multidimensional uses, it also has been included in the Ayurvedic text written in & after the medieval era. Shodhal Nighantu has described firstly Akarkara as one of the potent aphrodisiac drug. Here, an attempt is made to review its scattered multi-dimensional health benefits quoted in Ayurvedic and Unani treatises and validated through scientific researches in laboratories.

Posted: 2016-11-15More...
 

A spectacular scrutiny of Smruti in reckon with Prakruti

Current scientific world is eagerly trying to understand Ayurveda which holds its strong place in  main stream.Ayurveda advocates  holistic approach to human health care i.e. balance between physical, mental and spiritual functions of the body. In this era of competition & professionalism people are overloaded with stress, tension, anxiety & lack of sleep which adversely affect memory.  Healthy state of body & mind is maintained by avoiding pradnyaparadha which is dhi, dhruti & smruti bhransha. Literary meanings of smruti are remembrance, recollection, and memory etc. In Ayurveda classics, smruti has different alterations in context with prakruti. Hence the study is selected to define levels of smruti as per prakruti. Although prakruti is unchangeable as it is determined by predominance of doshas at the time of birth but smruti can be improved as it depends on physiology of dosha, indriya, mana, buddhi and atma. It is concluded that pertinent levels of smruti related to prakruti are found. It can be assessed on the basis of subjective and objective criterion. To improve smruti, selection of proper diet, exercise, meditation, pranayama is required.

 

 

 

Posted: 2016-11-12More...
 

PRAKRUTI, KALA- MODIFYING FACTORS OF RUTUCHAKRA (MENSTRUAL CYCLE)

The women health is greatly dependent on normal cyclic rutusrava . The proper artava utpatti(formation ) & its nishkramana (expulsion) is necessary to regulate the women health. But this is influenced by many factors like prakrutti , kala, etc. The doshas which have impact on prakruti, varies the pattern of rutusrava according to prakruti. Due to influence of rutu (seasonal variation ) ,the doshas attain variations which  have impact on rutusrava. Thus the present study enlightens the relationship between rutu, prakruti & rutusrava

Keywords : Rutu (seasonal variation ), Prakruti, Rutusrava ( Menstrual discharge) .

Posted: 2016-11-12More...
 

Study of Sanketmanjari Commentary on Ashtanga Hridayam w.s.r. to Contributions in Roganidana

Ashtang Hridayam is the samhita (Text) which is widely accepted by scholars of Ayurveda. Maximum commentaries are written on Ashtanga Hridayam. Most of the commentaries written on Ashtanga Hridayam are either lost or not accessible in complete form. According to the history of Ayurveda, Sarvanga Sundara is the only complete commentary available on Ashtanga Hridayam. Apart from Sarvanga Sundara, there is one more commentary on Ashtanga Hridayam which is also complete. The name of this commentary is Sanketmanjari, written by Damodara. This commentary has remained unnoticed in the history of Ayurveda. The first reference of this commentary is available in the text of 19th century. The present article is about the contributions available in the main text of Ashtanga Hridayam as well as in the Sanketmanjari commentary in Roganidana (Diagnostics). There are several verses which are the part of main text of Ashtanga Hridayam with Sanketmanjari commentary and are not available in the main text of widely used Ashtanga Hridayam with Sarvanga Sundara and Ayurveda Rasayana commentary. Such verses are either taken from the contemporary samhitas or the available commentaries.

Posted: 2016-11-12More...
 

Management of Venous Stasis Dermatitis with Dhanvayas as a local application – A case study

Lower limb dermatitis (stasis dermatitis) is a common consequence of dermal changes secondary to chronic venous impairment. The skin becomes erythematous, scaly and pruritic. Earlier signs, such as prominent superficial veins and pitting ankle oedema, are well known. Early recognition of signs and appropriate diagnosis can lead to timely treatment that can prevent painful complications, such as leg ulcers.

Here we report of two patients suffering from sequel of venous Stasis Dermatitis; pruritus and serous discharge; treated with local application of Dhanvayas paste once a day and resulting in complete remission of lesions.  

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Vol 4, No 5 (2016): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Review Article

Akarkara: a versatile medicinal plant – a review PDF
VIKAS KUMAR, Anand Kumar Chaudhary 1-14
A spectacular scrutiny of Smruti in reckon with Prakruti PDF
SARITA VILAS OHOL, HEMANGINI SANJAY WAGHULADE 15-26
PRAKRUTI, KALA- MODIFYING FACTORS OF RUTUCHAKRA (MENSTRUAL CYCLE) PDF
soumya g.k, Dr. Shreevathsa M 27-34
Study of Sanketmanjari Commentary on Ashtanga Hridayam w.s.r. to Contributions in Roganidana PDF
Ritesh Ashok Gujarathi, Abhijit Joshi 35-42

Case Report

Management of Venous Stasis Dermatitis with Dhanvayas as a local application – A case study
Naresh Kumar Ghodela


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