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A RCT ON THE EFFICACY OF NIMBADI YONI VARTI ON ABNORMAL VAGINAL DISCHARGE IN REPRODUCTIVE AGED WOMEN

Background: Shwetapradara (Vaginal discharge), in female is a most common complaint encountered everyday both by gynaecologists and general practitioners. Aims and Objectives: The present study was designed to evaluate the comparative efficacy of the “nimbadi yoni varti” with that of clingen vaginal suppository. Methods: Total 104 diagnosed Patients of abnormal vaginal discharge confirmed by vaginal smear & gram staining were selected for randomized control trial, out of them 50 patients each were divided in two groups (excluding drop outs) named Group A & group B. Group A received Nimbadi yoni varti as trial drug & Group B received Clingen vaginal suppository as standard control drug. Results: Complete remission was found in 4% patients, 78% were found markedly improved and 18% patients were moderately improved in trial group while in Clingen vaginal suppository group, complete remission was found only in 2% patients, 66% were observed with marked improvement, 32% moderately improved & no any patients remain unchanged or mild improved.  Conclusion: It was observed that Nimbadi Yoni Varti gave better results in both subjective and objective variables in comparison with the control group. Therefore, Nimbadi Yoni varti has proved to be an effective therapy in the management of Shwetapradara (vaginal discharge), and will also help in deriving new conclusion and axioms.
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STUDY ON CLINICAL EFFICACY OF SANJIVANI VATI & LASHUNADI VATI IN MANAGEMENT OF DIARRHEA PREDOMINANT IBS: A PILOT STUDY

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with defecation or a change in bowel habit. IBS commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating associated with changes in bowel habits in the absence of any structural abnormality Hand Scheduled. Depending on the kind of discomfort and bowel habits, IBS can be sub classified into diarrhea-predominant (IBS-D), constipation-predominant (IBS-C) and IBS with alternate constipation and diarrhea (IBS-A).
Section FocusAims: The present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Sanjivani vati and Lashunadi vati in the management of diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). Study Design: The study was a single arm, open clinical trial. Methods and Material: 40 patients of IBS-D attending the OPD of All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi were selected for the study.  All patients were screened on the basis of Rome III criteria of IBS and were administered with a combination of Sanjivani vati (125 mg twice a day orally after principal meals) and Lashunadi vati (500 mg twice a day orally after principal meals) for 60 days. Scoring scale based on classical clinical features of IBS-D was adopted for the assessment of the disease. Statistical analysis used: Wilcoxon’s signed rank test was applied using spss software to analyze the data. Results: After 60 days of treatment, improvement in clinical features like abnormal stool form, frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, mucus in the stool, feeling of incomplete evacuation was found to be statistical significant (p ≤ 0.05). No adverse event was observed during the administration of trial drugs. Post treatment follow-up was done after one month. No any recurrence of symptoms was reported. Conclusions: The combination of Sanjivani vati with Lashunadi vati is found to be effective in managing diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome.

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CLINICAL STUDY ON YAVAKSHARADI VATI AND PANCHVALKAL KWATH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TUNDIKERI W.S.R. TO TONSILLITIS

Background: Tundikeri is commonly encountered now-a-day due to the dietary habits of taking spicy food cold beverage and cold climate.Antibiotics are the main stay in treatment of tonsillitis as far as the allopathic system of medicine is concerned. Repeated administration of antibiotics may lead to many side effects in the patients. If there are indications that the patient might have to undergo tonsillectomy and being first barrier to pathogens and site of antibody production, then their removal put a straight forward attack on our respiratory and gastrointestinal tracks and further more surgical procedure has its own complication also. Methods: Total 20 Patients were selected from the ShalakyaTantra (ENT Unit) OPD of the hospital affiliated to R.G.Govt. P.G. Ayurvedic College, Paprola, Distt.Kangra (HP), for the present study. Results: Enlarged tonsils were relieved by 46.51% which is significant statistically (p<0.001). Congestion over tonsils and pillars was relieved by 90.38% which is significant statistically (p <0.001), cough was relieved by 83.33% which is non significant statistically (p>0.05), fever was relieved by 84.30% which is significant statistically (p<0.001), debris over crypts was also relieved by 43.10% (p>0.05) which is non significant statistically. Conclusion: Oral administration of Yavaksharadi Vati and Kavala (gargling) with Panchavalkala Kwathaa provided better therapeutic efficacy.  During the clinical study any type of minor or major complications was not observed in patients in study.

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A RCT OF BALATAILA ABHYANGA VERSUS COCONUT OIL MASSAGE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF NEWBORN

Background: Newborn care is of immense importance for the proper development and healthy life of a baby. Neonatal health is undoubtedly one of the most significant health challenges facing the developing world. After the birth the baby rely on external help and needs to adjust to live outside the womb & to develop a sense of security in newborn abhyanga is essential. It helps to prepare their bodies for movement and for relaxation. Ayurvedic classics explain the procedure of Balataila abhyanga in the management of newbornand explain that procedure of abhyanga can be practiced daily for newborn routine care. Objectives: To compare the Bala taila abhyanga and coconut oil massage in newborns Methods: Healthy full term newborns are selected and enrolled in two groups by  block randomization method. Study group (Group A) for Bala taila abhyanga followed by panchavalkala kwatha snana and control group (Group B) were massaged with coconut oil followed by plain hotwater bath from 24hrs of birth to 7 day of life and followed up at 1 ½ month, 2 ½ month and 3 ½ month of baby age. Assessment was done by using parameters like systolic BP, Diastolic BP, respiratory rate, heart rate and weight. Results: Initially after first 7 days of therapy there were significant results in BP, HR in both groups but significant weight gain observed in group A. At follow ups when compared to both groups significant changes in respiratory rate and diastolic BP. Heart rate and weight remain insignificant. Conclusion: the effect of bala taila abhyanga and coconut oil massage in early newborn period is effective in  physiological mentainance of HR and BP but significant weight gain in abhyanga group. Helped in preventing physiological weight loss. At the first and second follow up significant change in respiratory rate and at third follow up in diastolic BP. It can be inferred that the therapy may helped until the massage has been practiced.

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PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF SEPTILIN DROPS- A POLYHERBAL FORMULATION

Background: Evaluation of herbal formulation is essential in order to assess the quality of the drugs, based on the concentration of their active principles. This article reports on the Phytochemical analysis of  Septilin drops, an Ayurvedic Polyherbal formulation used in upper and lower  respiratory tract infections, skin infections and as an immunomodulator in children. It is well known for its therapeutic actions like Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial, Hepatoprotective and Immuno-modulatory activities. Aims and objectives: The experiment was carried out with the aim of evaluating various chemical constituents of Septilin Drops. Materials and Methods: A Septilin drop was procured from The Himalaya Drug Company and same used for the analysis. Evaluation of the poly herbal formulation is possible by following modern scientific quality control procedures for the finished product. The prepared “Septilin drops” is evaluated phyto-chemically by subjecting it to various tests like physio-chemical, qualitative analysis and TLC. The present formulation has been used for clinical study, showed efficacy, safety and immunomodulation in upper respiratory tract infections of infants and children. Results: The Qualitative tests on Septilin Drops revealed the presence of sugars, proteins, alkaloids, flavanoids and tannins. The richness of various chemical constituents in the formulation is confirmed by the presence of various Rf values in the TLC study. Conclusion: The present phytochemical evaluation of Septilin Drops showed the presence of various chemical constituents.

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MEMORY AND INTELLIGENCE ENHANCERS PRESCRIBED IN AYURVED AS MEDHYA DRVYA: REVIEW UPDATE

In present era there is so many drugs are available in market as memory enhancers as well as intelligence enhancers. But the main thing has to consider that some of them are having great adverse effect. To reduce the adverse effect and getting boosting effect of drug, ayurved is the only solution.Ayurved provides a list of herbs known for medhya activity as well as their multi-dimensional utility in various conditions. This paper is to update the knowledge of medhya dravya on pharmacological properties, major chemical constituents, therapeutic actions, preclinical studies, safety and possible mode of action. Concurrently, it opens up for further research and standardization on medhya dravyas.

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A CRITICAL REVIEW ON “BRAHME MUHURTE UTTISHTET SWASTHYO RAKSHARTHAM AYUSHAH”

A long and healthy life is a wish of everybody since antiquity.  Ayurveda is the science of life with aim of attaining healthy long life and curing diseases to achieve Purusharth Chatushtayas in his life span. For this a healthy and disease free life is required. Our ancestors had sufficient time to follow the regimen whatever described in text. Hence they used to live even beyond 100 years. But at present we hardly live for 65 years with plenty of diseases right from the 1st decade of life. Morbidity rate has increased considerably; the reason for this may be busy schedule, stress, lack of concentration towards personal hygiene, pollution, adaptation of modern techniques etc.  All these act as etiological factors for diseases and reduce the life span. For the primary prevention of the diseases, individual immunity, adopting specific protective measures, improving personal hygiene and social hygiene are the means. By following Dinacharya most of these objectives are fulfilled and hence by maintaining it not only brings disease free individual but also disease free society. Brahme Muhurte Uttishtet is one among the Ayurvedic theories explained in Dinacharya concept which has been attributed as prevention of health of a healthy person. Regular practice of it will prevent many today’s lifestyle problems. So keeping in view with this concept, an effort is made with an understanding and critical evaluation of the statement “ Brahme Muhurte Uttishtet Swastho Rakshratham  Ayushayah” has been selected for the present study. 

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METHOD OF PREPARING AN ANATOMY MODEL

The pivotal position of anatomy in understanding the concepts of medicine is undeniable. The enormous advances in information and technology have changed the trends of 21st century medical education. Today, numerous means and resources are available to study gross anatomy. In these times of rapid pedagogical metamorphosis, the impact, significance and feasibility of numerous anatomy teaching-learning aids remains an issue for reflection. There are numerous modes of anatomy demonstration, each have their own unique advantages and disadvantages; one among them is model demonstration. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the method of preparing the models which will help the teachers to explain the subject in better way and help the students to understand the topic.
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ROLE OF KSHARAKARMA IN RECURRENT CERVICAL EROSION:A CASE STUDY

 

  A female patient of 30 years with complaint of excessive white discharge per vaginum came into the OPD and gave history of recurrent cervical erosion for which  she was treated thrice through electrocauterization.Patient was in agony and disappointed by the treatment taken, as the symptom of excessive white discharge per vaginum was still there and affecting her daily routine.Kshara karma was done for two cycles for three consecutive days, followed by Jatyadi taila tampooning per vaginum,which cured the cervical erosion and gave symptomatic relief to the patient.Kshara karma is a better alternative in place of electrocauterization as it has minimal side effects with no complications.But to establish this fact,further study of longer duration and on large sample is required.  

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Table of Contents

Clinical Study

A RCT ON THE EFFICACY OF NIMBADI YONI VARTI ON ABNORMAL VAGINAL DISCHARGE IN REPRODUCTIVE AGED WOMEN PDF
poonam choudhary, Laxmipriya dei 1-12
STUDY ON CLINICAL EFFICACY OF SANJIVANI VATI & LASHUNADI VATI IN MANAGEMENT OF DIARRHEA PREDOMINANT IBS: A PILOT STUDY PDF
Alka Babbar Kapoor 13-22
CLINICAL STUDY ON YAVAKSHARADI VATI AND PANCHVALKAL KWATH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TUNDIKERI W.S.R. TO TONSILLITIS PDF
deepak kumar ahuja 23-31
A RCT OF BALATAILA ABHYANGA VERSUS COCONUT OIL MASSAGE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF NEWBORN PDF
savita sadashiv butali 32-39

Experimental Study

PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF SEPTILIN DROPS- A POLYHERBAL FORMULATION PDF
Dr.Pushpa Kanakappa Jogihalli, Azizahmed Imamsab Arbar, Savita Sadashiv Butali 40-46

Review Article

MEMORY AND INTELLIGENCE ENHANCERS PRESCRIBED IN AYURVED AS MEDHYA DRVYA: REVIEW UPDATE PDF
Sandip Gordhandas Buddhadev, Mrs. Sheetal Sandip Buddhadev 47-54

Short Reviews

A CRITICAL REVIEW ON “BRAHME MUHURTE UTTISHTET SWASTHYO RAKSHARTHAM AYUSHAH” PDF
Jyothi M. Baragi, Jyothi P B, Umapati C. B, Pramod C B 55-59

Case Report

METHOD OF PREPARING AN ANATOMY MODEL PDF
Tanvi Naresh Mahajan, Anup Kiranrao Bhosgikar, Shelly D Divyadarshan, Ashwini Kumar Waghmare, Nagraj G Mulimani 60-63
ROLE OF KSHARAKARMA IN RECURRENT CERVICAL EROSION:A CASE STUDY PDF
meena parmar 64-66


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