Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 Dr. Vasant Patil Open Journal Systems The Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) is a monthly, double blind peer reviewed, indexed, open access international journal on Ayurveda and allied sciences led by the Atreya Ayurveda Foundation ( As a Inter-disciplin CROSS SECTIONAL SURVEY STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF MENSTRUAL TABOOS AMONG YOUNG GIRLS IN ANAND DISTRICT OF GUJARAT 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 JASMINE RITESH GUJARATHI <p>Menstruation is a complex phenomenon in women’s life since it is related to many areas such as biology, psychology, society and religion. The average woman will menstruate almost a quarter of her fertile life, yet there are many religions which, to this day, hold primitive ideas and beliefs regarding this common phenomenon. The debate of which has been of importance since <em>Sabrimala</em> temple incidence. Taboos are intense prohibitions of certain acts and it is unacceptable to the society. It is believed that if the taboo is not followed it will result to harm to person as well as the community.<sup>1,2</sup> Menstrual taboos are prevalent all over the world in different forms. <strong>Objectives</strong> : 1. To study about observance and non observance of menstrual restrictions among young girls.2. To study about the reasons behind following restrictions. <strong>Materials and Methods</strong> : A survey of about 798 young girls between the age group of 16-25 years of urban, rural and hostel areas of Anand district, Gujarat was conducted with closed ended questionnaire related to menstrual taboos. <strong>Results</strong> : 380 girls (47.62%) avoided visiting temple during menstruation and 332 out of 798 (41.60%) were prohibited from religious activities. 44.53% girls (301) followed restrictions because of religion and others i.e. 39.50% (267) girls mentioned their culture as a reason for observing the restrictions.</p> 2019-10-19T13:15:17+0530 Copyright (c) Critical appraisal of the phenomenal therapeutic uses for mutrashmari(Urolithiasis)compiled in Nighantu adarsha 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 Chandra Shekhar Karnam <p><br />Kidney is one of the important organs in the human body. Though it is an excretory organ, yet its importance is not only confined to its excretory function. Urine formation is an intricate job. The different solutes present in the urine needs to be expelled out properly. Hence, the body always takes care of the urine composition. Urolithiasis is one of commonest condition especially in western and northern India. Of late,the incidence of this condition is sharply increasing. Many treatments including surgical interventions are advised to the sufferer. But, the recurrence of stone has pushed the patient in to a hopeless situation. India, is a land of different traditions and beliefs. The people of India are always in a constant search for an ideal medicine for their ailments . They opt various systems of medicine to get treated of their disease. Ayurveda always embraces such sufferers who are left with no hopes. Such is the case with the patients of urolithiasis. Many therapeutic uses are explained in the classics of Ayurveda and the lexicons of later dates. <em>Nighantu adarsha</em> is one among such lexicons written by Vaidya Bapalal. Since he belongs to Gujarat which is also a part of stone belt in India, perhaps, he could have compiled the unique remedies for urolithiasis. With this thought, a probe is done into the therapeutic uses for the <em>mutrashmari</em>(urolithiasis). A total of 16 therapeutic uses are traced from his work which are the combination of one or two drugs with one or two <em>anupana</em>(vehicle)</p> 2019-11-15T10:24:20+0530 Copyright (c) PRACTICAL VIEW OF GENERAL SHODHANA PROCEDURES OF POISONS 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 SAMATA VIRENDRASINGH TOMAR <p>Abstract- <em>Ayurveda</em>, an ancient science of life deals with the study of not only treatment but also prevention of diseases. <em>Acharyas </em>of <em>Ayurveda </em>are much vigilant for drug- right from the collection ,manufacturing, and its proper administration. Specific indications with proper doses, adjuvants( <em>Anupanam and Sahapaanam</em>).standard procedures for multidrug formulation had been described very well. Even while using poisons(<em> Vishas</em>) and subpoisons( <em>Upavishas</em>) for medicinal use their individualized purification<em>(Shodhana</em>) is described to avoid any fatal effect. In the absence of specific methods and materials, they also explained the general processing of poison for accessiblity and feasibility of the drug manufacturing</p><p><strong>Aim and objective</strong>- to collect the data regarding purification of poisons for medicinal on general guidelines for its easy use and quick referencing</p><p><strong>Materials-</strong>all the relevant lexicons of Ayurveda</p><p><strong>Methods</strong>- literature review</p><p><strong>Discussion</strong>- As there is a big boom about the toxicity of <em>Ayurvedic</em> drugs in international scenario, these easy procedures for purification can act as an universal antidotes. Even the instructions are given to patient can do it at home, for e.g.-<em>Swarnagairik</em> can be instructed for <em>Bharjan</em>a at home before use. It will help to increase the faith about <em>Ayurveda</em> in a comman man’s belief system.</p><p><strong>Conclusion</strong>-general processes are easy guide for purification of poisons</p><p>Keywords- poisons, subpoisons, purification processes</p> 2019-11-08T13:06:28+0530 Copyright (c) PLANTS OF APIACEAE – THE BOON FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH- A CRITICAL REVIEW 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 G N KANNOLLI <p>Apiaceae or Umbelliferae is a family of mostly aromatic <a href="">flowering plants</a> named after the type genus Apium. It is the 16th-largest family of flowering plants, with more than 3,700 <a href="">species</a> in 434 <a href="">genera</a> including such well-known and economically important plants such as <a href="">ajwain</a>, <a href="">angelica</a>, <a href="">anise</a>, <a href="">asafoetida</a>, <a href="">caraway</a>, <a href="">carrot</a>, <a href="">celery</a>, <a href="">chervil</a>, <a href="">coriander</a>, <a href="">cumin</a>, <a href="">dill</a>, <a href="">fennel</a>. Most of commonly available plants of Apiaceae family notably have pharmacological effect on female reproductory system. Many of them have phyto estrogenic effect, galactogogue effect, and contraceptive effect ect. Here, we present a review on effect of most commonly available plants of Apiaceae on female reproductory system.</p> 2019-11-16T20:40:40+0530 Copyright (c) MANAGEMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (KATI PRISHTHA TRIKA GRAHA) THROUGH AYURVEDA : A CASE REPORT 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 Santosh kumar Bhatted Ram Lakhan Meena Naveen Kumar Bansal <p>Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease which affects primarily sacro-iliac joints and spine. AS is a gradually progressive condition over several years until structural damage manifests clinically as sacroiliitis, loss of spinal mobility, extra-articular symptoms, peripheral arthritis and reduced quality of life. Certain Panchakarma procedures and internal Ayurvedic medicines have been proved to be beneficial in the management of AS. The present report deals with a case of ‘Ankylosing spondylitis’ coming to All India Institute of Ayurveda for Ayurvedic treatment. Patient was diagnosed as having “<em>Katiprishthatrikagraha” </em>according to Ayurveda and treated with various Panchakarma procedures like <em>Ruksha Svedana </em>followed by <em>Abhyanga, Bashpa Swedana, Kala Basti along </em>with<em> </em><em>Kati Prishtha Trika Basti </em>were done followed by internal medicines for 30 days. Criteria of assessment was based on the scoring of ‘Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), Bath AS Patient Global score<strong> (</strong>BAS- G).Encouraging results were found in signs and symptoms like, fatigue, neck/back pain, tenderness and intensity as well as duration of morning stiffness without causing any adverse effects.<strong></strong></p> 2019-11-11T20:36:05+0530 Copyright (c) “Management of Prameha through Shodhana and Shamana”- A Case Report 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 Santosh Sudheendra Tadapatri <p>Diabetes mellitus a chronic medical condition, a life style disorder which lasts for a life time. It is an important global health concern of the present era and needs immediate attention. It is a common and very prevalent disease affecting about 25 % of world population, more than 7.1% of adult population in India. The term diabetes mellitus describes a metabolic disorder of multiple etiologies characterized by chronic hyperglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. Among all <em>santarpana janya vyadhi, prameha </em>has been explained first and can be understood with Diabetes Mellitus. Inclusion of <em>prameha </em>among the eight major disorders shows the significance given to the disease by the<em> acharyas</em>. <em>Apatarpana</em> is the first line of treatment in <em>santarpanajanya vyadhi</em>. So <em>rutu shodhana </em>followed by <em>shamana oushadi </em>is effective in treating this condition.</p><p>Method:A 46 year aged male patient with c/o weakness, frequent burning micturation with HbA1C 10.6% came to Govt Ayurvedic Hospital, Kampli, Karnataka. On examination and screening he was diagnosed as type 2 diabetes mellitus &amp; treating on the lines of <em>prameha</em> with <em>rutu shodhana </em>&amp; <em>shamana chikitsa</em> since 3years.</p><p>Results: Significant changes with post HbA1C report and appreciable results in the symptoms were observed. The same line of treatment is continuing since 3 years.</p><p>Conclusion: Type 2 DM can be understood on the lines of <em>prameha</em>. <em>Prameha</em> can be effectively managed with regular <em>rutu shodhana</em> and <em>shamana chikitsa</em>.<strong></strong></p><p>Keywords: <em>Prameha, Ayurveda, </em>Diabetes mellitus<em>, Rutu shodhana. </em></p> 2019-11-19T15:59:36+0530 Copyright (c) A Case Report On Sandhivata and Its Management With Agnikarma 2019-11-19T16:41:39+0530 Dilip Kumar Verma Parul Gupta Yogita Bisht <span>Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of arthritis which occurs when the protective cartilage at the end of the bones wears down or breaks down over time leading to pain, swelling and stiffness. In Ayurveda, <em>Sandhivata</em> (</span><span lang="EN-US">AAE-16</span><span lang="EN-US">) </span><span>is described under <em>Vata vyadhi</em>. It is a condition when vitiated <em>vata</em> resides in the affected joint causing wear and tear in the joint. Dry property leads to drying up of synovial fluid thus causing pain and stiffness in the involved joint. <em>Agnikarma</em> is an ancient Ayurvedic technique for pain management. In this case study, a 65 years old male patient suffering from <em>Sandhivata</em> presented with chronic knee joint pain was treated with <em>Agnikarma</em> for a period of 4 months. During this period, 8 sittings were given at the interval of 15 days. The patient was followed up at 30 days interval and observed for recurrence for 6 months. <em>Agnikarma</em> is found very effective in managing pain and restoring the quality of life of the patient.</span> 2019-10-19T13:16:55+0530 Copyright (c)