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ROLE OF VIRECHANA IN SHARAT RUTU FOR PREVENTION OF PITTA PRAKOPA JANYA VIKARA
Background: SharadRitu 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.|
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
|ROLE OF VIRECHANA IN SHARAT RUTU FOR PREVENTION OF PITTA PRAKOPA JANYA VIKARA|
|COMPARATIVE PHARMACEUTICAL STUDY OF DIFFERENT OF SANKHPUSHPI & MICROBIAL ANALYSIS [ Using Gangajal & Tap Water ]|
|Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) - A helping herb in cure of acne|
|Vandana Meena, Vandana Meena||11-17|
|Ashtang Ghrita: A noble Ayurveda drug for Central Nervous System|
|Sumeet Goel, Nisha Kumari Ojha||18-24|
|MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS OF SURROGACY IN INDIA|
|Renuka Yeshwantrao Deshmukh||25-29|
|UNDERSTANDING OF SWINE FLU THROUGH AYURVEDA|
|PARUL SHARMA, VED BHUSHAN SHARMA||30-32|
|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|
|Management of Avascular necrosis through Ayurveda – A case study|
|Vaishali Vasantrao Kuchewar||41-44|
|ABNORMAL SHAPED HEART IN A CADAVER- A CASE REPORT|
|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|
|Rajani R Sunkad||48-50|
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