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A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial To Evaluate Effect Of Ayurvedic Formulation In Postnatal Care.


Postnatal care with Ayurvedic medicine is the basic concept behind this clinical trial.

Methods and Material:

In the present study 20 uncomplicated vaginally delivered patients with episiotomy were taken from the study centre and divided into two groups. In GroupA(n=10)  patients were treated with Gandhak Rasayanavati, Sookshma Triphalavati & Triphala Kwath & in GroupB(n=10) Tab.Ciprofloxacin + Tinidazole (500+200) mg, Tab Serratiopeptidase 10mg, Betadine ointment & liquid Dettol  for 7 days  and results were observed. In observation clinical findings were noted on 0th,3rd, 6th & 9th day.

Statistical analysis used:

The improvement in the cardinal symptoms were compared and analyzed statistically between the end of the treatment and baseline by using student’s paired ‘t’ test. The investigations also analyzed using student’s unpaired ‘t’ test.


In the GroupA no generalized or localized sepsis observed in any patient. Quality of wound healing, involution of uterus, nature of lochia and local tenderness shows statistically equal ‘t’ value i.e. 0, 0.710, 0.534 and 0.599 respectively when compared with GroupB.


It can be concluded that the Ayurvedic drugs are significantly effective in postnatal care when compared with modern drugs to combat infections. Hence Gandhak Rasayanavati, Sookshma Triphalavati & Triphala Kwath is practically reliable to use in postnatal care.

Key-words: Postnatal Care, Gandhak Rasayanavati, Sookshma Trifalavati, Triphala Kwath.  

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Acne vulgaris, can affect people from 10 to 40 years of age. Based on symptoms, acne vulgaris can be correlated with Yuvana Pidaka. It leaves erosions on the face, resembling the thorns of a Shalmali tree. Acne vulgaris is one of the most common dermatosis and is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit. Comedones, macules, papules, nodules, pustules, scars, cysts are its signs and symptoms. Aim: this study aims is to evaluate the effect of paste of Manjistadiya in management of  Yuvana Pidaka (Acne vulgaris). Method: paste of Manjistadiya is prepared by mixing powders of roots of Rubia cordifolia), seeds of Coriandrum sativum, stems of Santulum albam, stem barks of Kokoona zeylanica, rhizomes of Curcuma aromatic and stem of Coscinium fenestratum together in equal quantities. 10 ml of water is added to 5g of above mixture, to make a paste. Sixty patients suffering from Yuvana Pidaka were selected and randomly divided into two groups, named as Group A and B; each of thirty patients. Group A, was treated with 5g of paste of Manjistadiya; once a day for 14 consecutive days. The mixture left for 20 minutes and rinsed off with freshwater. Group B, was treated with 10ml of placebo. Placebo was prepared by adding 5 drops of permitted food colouring to water and applied similarly as Group A. The responses to the treatment were recorded and therapeutic effects evaluated by symptomatic relief. Results: Of these two groups, significant symptomatic relief in eruptions, pain, tenderness, scars, greasiness of the face, was observed in group A. Fairness in face also increased after treatment. Conclusion: It is concluded that paste of Manjistadiya is beneficial in treatment of Yuvana Pidaka (Acne vulgaris) and to improve the fairness of the skin.
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“Practitioners of Indian Medicine Regulations’ 1982- An Introspection in Ayurveda”

Ayurvedic Professionals are bound to abide by the code as enunciated in the Practitioners of Indian Medicine (Standards of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics) Regulations, 1982 of the Central Council of Indian Medicine under Indian Medicine Central Council Act’ 1970. ‘Charaka’s oath’ is considered as the oldest code of medical ethics and is observed in the aforesaid regulations. The code of medical ethics is based on moral principles for the members of the medical professions in their dealings with each other, patients and the State, aiming at to maintain the noble tradition and honour of the medical profession.

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Ayurveda deals with many concepts in relation with svastha and atura. The atidesha tantrayukti is used to describe the concept of Anukta. Anukta is one such concept explained in Ayurveda, used to understand and adopt unsaid principles for Vyadhi, Aushadha and Chikitsa Siddhanta. As man makes advances in science and discovers new ways to lead a comfortable life, he indirectly invites the hazards of nature in the form of various new diseases. Hence the Anukta concept was existed since long back and is supporting the researcher to understand the newly emerging diseases, the properties of drugs, food and nutrition, treatment principles and so on. Therefore an attempt is made to explore the conceptual understanding of anukta.


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Body donation is the donation of whole body after death for medical research and education in ancient India Sushruta dissected human bodies. Andreas Vesalius was first medical student to dissect a human cadaver. According to Anatomy act 1948, it provides for collection of dead bodies for teaching purpose. Any individual can donate the body and any hospital/medical institution approved by state government can accept the body for medical education and research. The willingness form can be filled by donor for body donation. Also the donated body can be rejected by institution depending on certain criteria’s like if amputation had occurred in the body or the body is of medico legal case. Also certain factors like love for owns body or religious beliefs also prevent body donation. The situation of less number of body donations can be improved by awareness campaigns, paper and electronic media.

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Anatomy act is defined as an act to provide for supply of unclaimed bodies of deceased person to medical and teaching authorized institution for purpose of anatomical examination and dissection and other similar purposes. Anatomy learning without dissection of dead body is never considered perfect. In this article, the sources of unclaimed bodies, process of anatomy act, rules and regulations regarding handling of unclaimed bodies are discussed.
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“ Ayurveda and Dentistry’’


Even though dentistry was not a specialized branch of Ayurveda, it is included in its Shalakya Tantra (system of surgery). Problems such as deformities of the oral cavity, plaques and infections were managed in ancient India. Traditional medicine can treat various infectious and chronic conditions. Research has shown that all kinds of chewing sticks described in ancient Ayurveda texts have medicinal and anti-cariogenic properties. Its oil pulling (Kaval, Gandush) practice is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases. Amla (Emblic myrobalan), is a general rebuilder of oral health. Bilberry fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus) and hawthorn berry (Crateagus oxycanthus) stabilize collagen, strengthening the gum tissue. Liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabral) promotes anti-cavity action, reduces plaque, and has an antibacterial effect. Use of safe, quality products and practices should be ensured based on available evidence if traditional medicine is to be acknowledged as part of primary health care. Scientific validations of the Ayurveda in dental health practices could justify their incorporation into modern dental care.

Keywords: Ayurveda, oral health, oil pulling, traditional medicine


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CASE PAPER- Variations in renal vasculature

In this article we are representing the variation in origin of renal arteries and testicular arteries. During dissection of healthy cadaver in dissection hall we found

1. Supply of two renal arteries to each kidney instead of one renal artery, arises directly from the abdominal aorta

2. Variation in origin of testicular artery, the testicular arteries on both sides arising from the renal artery.  

Thus knowledge of this type of variation is very important in avoiding complications during operative surgeries.
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A 45 years old male patient presented with the complaints of pain and swelling in perianal region since 3 days. After local examination it was diagnosed as a case of perianal haematoma. The most commonly employed treatment for perianal haematoma is evacuation of the clot under local anaesthesia. In this case patient was explained about the surgical procedure but he was not willing for surgery and requested ayurvedic treatment. Hence, leech application was offered. After required investigations leech therapy was done and it was found to be very effective, it provided local analgesic, thrombolytic and anti-inflammatory action along with significant symptomatic improvement to the patient without any side effect or complication.


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Case study- Role of Ayurvedic treatment in Ovarian cyst

Summary- Ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. Sometimes, a fluid-filled sac called a cyst develops on one or both ovaries. Many women develop at least one cyst during their life. In most cases, cysts are painless and cause no symptoms. Some time symptomatic large cyst develops and it disturbs daily routine of patients. This condition needs treatment. In Ayurveda a lot of treatment planning has been described for stri roga related to reproductive organs. A lot of medications have been described in Ayurveda related to female reproductive organs disorders in form of kashaya, vati, varti, gritha etc. Here a case report of a 17-year- female, having complained of recurrent ovarian cyst formation has been presented.


Key words- Ovaries, Ovarian cyst, Kashaya, Vati etc.

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Vol 3, No 1 (2015): Journal of Ayurveda and holistic medicine

Table of Contents

Clinical Study

A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial To Evaluate Effect Of Ayurvedic Formulation In Postnatal Care. PDF
Shailendra Dadarao Katakdound
Sujatha Ediriweera, K. M. S.P Perera, A.M.H.Y Perera, K.K.V.S. Peshala, E.D.R. Edirisinghe

Review Article

“Practitioners of Indian Medicine Regulations’ 1982- An Introspection in Ayurveda” PDF
Binay Sen
dr shivappa pujari, Dr Shreevathsa S, Dr Bharathi Hiremath, Dr Dileep kumar
Pallavi Parashuram Lokhande, Ravindra R Jape, Sachin S Bhagwat, Nimesh Parashram Sangode, Mrunal D Dange
MRUNAL DATTUJI DANGE, Ravindra R Jape, Sachin S Bhagwat, Sankalp R Humne, Amol M Deshpande, Pallavi P Lokhande

Short Reviews

“ Ayurveda and Dentistry’’ PDF
sangeetha km, srinivasa sagar B, Rashmi Girish Chour

Case Report

CASE PAPER- Variations in renal vasculature PDF
Avinash shankarrao Gaikwad
dr. Ramesh Kaundal, dr Om prakash sharma, dr Gaurav kumar garg, dr Jyoti Hiremath
Case study- Role of Ayurvedic treatment in Ovarian cyst PDF
neera saini, pradeep kumar pal, yamini tripathi, P.S Byadgi

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