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ROLE OF VIRECHANA IN SHARAT RUTU FOR PREVENTION OF PITTA PRAKOPA JANYA VIKARA

Background: Sharad Ritu is a time for Pitta Prakopa. The body that is habituated to cold of Varsha Ritu, all of a sudden gets exposed to heat of the sun rays. The Pitta which was accumulated in rainy season gets provoked by Ushna guna of this season. This result in the Prakopa of Pitta and Shamana of Vata Dosha and person will land up in Pittaja Vikara. As Rakta is having Ashraya Ashrayee Sambhandha with Pitta, diseases related to Rakta are also bound to occur. Virechana is the purificatory measure administered in Sharad Ritu for preventing and controlling Pitta Prakopa.

Aim: To evaluate the role of Virechana in Sharad Ritu on features of Pitta Prakopa.

Methods: Subjects having features of Pitta Prakopa were screened in both SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital Hassan and Ashwini Ayurveda College, Tumkur, Karnataka State. A total of 54 subjects aged between 16-60 years of age, who gave informed consent were considered for Virechana therapy in Sharad Ritu.  Subjects with acute systemic diseases were excluded from study.

Result: When statistically analysed with Wilcoxen test, the reduction in symptoms were significant in most of the features except for skin lesion, heaviness of body and giddiness.

Conclusion: Sharad Ritu is a season for Pitta Prakopa and Virechana Therapy has a significant role in controlling features of Pitta Prakopa in Sharad Ritu.

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COMPARATIVE PHARMACEUTICAL STUDY OF DIFFERENT OF SANKHPUSHPI & MICROBIAL ANALYSIS [ Using Gangajal & Tap Water ]

The  intellectual  capability  of  children  have  become  a  matter  of  concern  for  the  scientific community.  The  effect  of  Ayurvedic  drugs  in  improving  the  intellectual  capacity  should  be  subjected  for  a  thorough  analysis  which  is  the  need  of  the   day.  Acharya  Charaka  has described  four  drugs  under  the  heading  Medhya  Rasayana.  Among  these,  Sankhpushpi  is the  best  and  advocated  in  kalka  form.[1]

AIM:   Five  different  dosage forms  of  Sankhpushpi  are  prepared.  Two  samples  of   dosage forms  are  prepared  with  Tap  water  and  Gangajal  and  a  comparative  microbial  analysis  is done. (as  Gangajal  is  known  for  their  antimicrobial  activity).

METHOD: The  dosage  forms  of  Sankhpushpi  to  be  prepared  are  following :  Sharkar, Arka,  Ghanvati,   Ghrit,  Rasayana. The  microbial  analysis  are  done  as  per  standard  given in  Protocol  for  testing  of  Ayurvedic,  Siddha  and  Unani  Medicines.[2]

RESULT: Total  bacterial  count  of  the  samples  prepared  with  Gangajal  is  comparatively less.  According  to  the  cost  syrup  and  arka  are  the  best  preparation.

DISCUSSION: To  make  the  availibilty  of  the  drugs  throughout  the  year,  it  is  essential  to  convert  the  drug  into  the  formulation  without  loosing  their  potency.  Among  the  five different  upkalpanas  of  Sankhpushpi  Arka  and  Sharkar  is  cost  effective.  On  microbial analysis  the  total  bacterial  count  of  the  samples  prepared  with  Gangajal  is  less  that proves  antimicrobial  property  of  Gangajal.

CONCLUSION: So  the  study  conclude  that  according  to  the  cost  syrup  and  arka   are  the  best  and  if  we  prepare  these  with  Gangajal  the  preparation  will  have  comparatively less  microbial  count.

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Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) - A helping herb in cure of acne

 Acne is one of the most prevalent skin ailment affecting almost all teenagers, as it is chronic with frequent remission and exacerbations is often associated with negative psychological consequences, diminished self-esteem and social withdrawal. The Modern measures regarding the treatment of acne are more or less failure. Further it has some limitations, cost effective and many side effects. To overcome from all these, a good herbal approach should be reached. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) can be proven a best remedy to cure acne, due to its Varnya, Raktashodhak, Vishaghan, Rasayana, Krimighna properties. Certain research papers has also proven that it possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and ant- androgenic effects as these  are important pharmacokinetic actions to break the pathogenesis of acne.  

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Ashtang Ghrita: A noble Ayurveda drug for Central Nervous System

Abstract: Brain and mind disorders include a wide range of common neurological and psychiatric illnesses. They afflict a very significant portion of the population, right across the life span. Ayurveda has a deep insight about the treatment of the problems of the nervous system. The study was done with the aim to review the CNS protective and neurotropic activity of an Ayurveda drug Ashtang Ghrita. Contents of Ashtang Ghrita have been found to be effective against number of CNS disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsonism, Epilepsy, ADHD, Cerebral palsy etc. by their antioxidant, neurotropic, nerve regenerating, regularization of neurotransmitter etc. properties and also the drug is in the Ghee form hence by virtue of its lipid soluble property it can cross Blood brain barrier (BBB) thus proving as an effective drug for CNS. Toxicological analysis also proves the drug to be absolutely safe for use. The contents of the drug also possess properties of an effective nervine tonic by means of their endeavor in improving memory and intellect. Thus Ashtang Ghrita can prove to be a good neurotropic drug both as a prophylactic and curative medication for various CNS disorders and as a nervine tonic among children.
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MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS OF SURROGACY IN INDIA

Surrogacy is an artificial reproductive method which is becoming more common in India due to increase in urge of parenthood of infertile couples. India is also being known for commercial country for surrogacy since 2002. It mainly includes legal, social and ethical aspects of pregnancy. For its various socio-economic reasons, surrogacy has become a topic of deep interest amongst the government of different nations, medico legal luminaries as well as public at large. Thus, this article aims to give adequate knowledge about surrogacy and its laws, rules and regulation.

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UNDERSTANDING OF SWINE FLU THROUGH AYURVEDA

Influenza commonly referred as flu , is an acute infectious disease caused by RNA virus of family ‘Orthomyxoviridae’. It is characterized by fever, coryza, sore throat and myalgia etc. It spreads around the word in seasonal epidemics resulting in death of millions annually. The causative agent viral influenza type A is known for causing endemic and pandemic. The further subdivision of type A virus on the basis of antigenic variation H1N1 is causing global concern as a potential pandemic threat. It causes Swine Flu, which spreads the disease in humans through pig. In severe cases patient can die due to respiratory attack. In Allopathic medic science only supporting treatments like antipyretics, antivirals, antibiotics to control secondary infections is there. In Ayurveda, on the basis of its clinical picture it can be co-related with vata-kaphaj jwar, and for which much emphasis is given in prevention, control and treatment of it. In the present article, the methods of prevention and management of swine flu is described in detail.

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UTILIZATION OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION AS A WIDGET FOR SPIRITUALLY GUIDED LIFE FORCE ENERGY (SGLFE) IN CLIENT CARE: A HOPE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY NURSING PRACTICE

Diseases, illness, injuries, mental and physical problems are all caused by disturbance the energy field. Once these disturbances can be corrected a person can come back to a state of health. The spiritual nursing care or energy healing can be provided through therapeutic communication.  Therapeutic communication is holistic and patient centered, and engages the totality of the patient’s condition – environmental, spiritual, psychological, as well as physiological elements. The practice of therapeutic communication helps to form a health-focused and stress-reducing collaborative relationship; its primary goal is the establishment of trust in order to create a healing exchange between nurse and patient. Spiritual life force energy works to heal and harmonize all the energy systems in all of your bodies. Spiritual life force energy goes to the root of whatsoever part that needs healing at the time of its application. This article seeks to illuminate the foundation for spiritual-energy care nursing, the interconnectedness of therapeutic communication and spiritually guided life force energy, the principles of life force energy, establishing nurse-client relationship for energy healing and the role of nurses in energy care. 

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Management of Avascular necrosis through Ayurveda – A case study

Avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis of the femur head, a disease with many etiological factors, affects young population and if not managed timely, leads to the collapse of femur head eventually requiring hip arthroplasty. Although treatment has been facilitated by using a widely accepted international classification system, effective earlier diagnosis using MRI and more aggressive surgical management, no universally satisfactory therapy has been developed, even for early disease. The features of Asthimajjavruta vata can be correlated with Avascular necrosis.This is a case report demonstrating that a combination of Ayurved medicines and procedures may be helpful to arrest further necrosis and rejuvenate the bones.

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ABNORMAL SHAPED HEART IN A CADAVER- A CASE REPORT

Heart is a conical hollow muscular organ situated in middle mediastinum enclosed within the pericardium. It pumps blood to various organs of the body to meet their nutritive requirements.  Here we present a case of abnormal shaped heart found in a middle aged male cadaver. The heart had an abnormal columnar shape with four surfaces. Three pulmonary veins were normally presented but fourth one was rather comparatively very small. Such a noticeable change in shape of heart can occur ante mortem or postmortem, causes for which are discussed further.
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Effect of Ksharasutra ligation in the management of Ear pinna keloid- A case report

Ear  pinna  keloids  are  a  challenging  management  problem. Keloids  are benign,  hypertropic, fibrous  lesions  that  generally  develop  following  trauma, ear  piercing or  surgery. Patients  are  frequently  subjected  to  aesthetic   embarrassment .Ksharasutra  ligation was  done  to  the keloid  of   ear  pinna
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Vol 3, No 2 (2015): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine

Table of Contents

Clinical Study

ROLE OF VIRECHANA IN SHARAT RUTU FOR PREVENTION OF PITTA PRAKOPA JANYA VIKARA PDF
Ravish S 1-5

Experimental Study

COMPARATIVE PHARMACEUTICAL STUDY OF DIFFERENT OF SANKHPUSHPI & MICROBIAL ANALYSIS [ Using Gangajal & Tap Water ] PDF
shuchi mitra 6-10

Review Article

Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) - A helping herb in cure of acne PDF
Vandana Meena, Vandana Meena 11-17
Ashtang Ghrita: A noble Ayurveda drug for Central Nervous System PDF
Sumeet Goel, Nisha Kumari Ojha 18-24
MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS OF SURROGACY IN INDIA PDF
Renuka Yeshwantrao Deshmukh 25-29
UNDERSTANDING OF SWINE FLU THROUGH AYURVEDA PDF
PARUL SHARMA, VED BHUSHAN SHARMA 30-32

General Articles

UTILIZATION OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION AS A WIDGET FOR SPIRITUALLY GUIDED LIFE FORCE ENERGY (SGLFE) IN CLIENT CARE: A HOPE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY NURSING PRACTICE PDF
GOLFA TIMOTHY 33-40

Case Report

Management of Avascular necrosis through Ayurveda – A case study PDF
Vaishali Vasantrao Kuchewar 41-44
ABNORMAL SHAPED HEART IN A CADAVER- A CASE REPORT PDF
Sankalp Ramrao Humne, Sachin S Bhagwat, Shrikant G Deshmukh, Ravindra R Jape, Geetanjali Karle, Suvarna Kale, Nimesh P Sangode, Amol M Deshpande 45-47
Effect of Ksharasutra ligation in the management of Ear pinna keloid- A case report PDF
Rajani R Sunkad 48-50


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