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COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF ANTIDEPRESSANT ACTION OF BRAHMI GHRITA PREPARED WITH FRESH AND TEN YEARS OLD COW GHEE ON CUMS ANIMAL MODEL

Context: In traditional ayurved science, Brahmi Ghrita [BG] is prescribed in the management of Unmada [depressive disorder]. It comprises of Brahmi, Ela and Puran ghrita (10 years old clarified butter). However, generally Fresh Goghrita [Cow ghee] is utilized to prepare medicated ghee formulations. Till date antidepressant activity of BG in stress induced depression is not yet documented.

Aims: Thus present study was conducted to assess antidepressant activity of two samples of Brahmi Ghrita viz BG I and BG II in Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress (CUMS) animal model.

Methods and material:  Puran Ghrita, fresh Goghrita, BG I and BG II were administered orally at therapeutic dose [3.6gm/kg] along with application of specified stressors for 28 days. Animals were tested before and after treatment with Sucrose Preference and Force Swim test [FST].

Statistical test applied: ANOVA followed by Tuke’s test.

Results: CUMS exposed animals showed depressive like behavior, with significant decrease in sucrose consumption and number of rotations in FST. Animals from standard drug [Imiprimine], BG I and BG II have shown significant increase in rotations in FST [p≤0.0001] as compared to CUMS group. BG I and BG II demonstrated significant behavioral changes in animals as compared to Puran ghrita and fresh Goghrita respectively [p≤0.05]. Despite that, the role of Puran Ghrita in preparation of Brahmi Ghrita couldn’t be evaluated as against Brahmi Ghrita of fresh Goghrita in CUMS induced depressive rats.

Conclusions: Brahmi Ghrita prepared from ten years old and fresh cow ghee have confirmed antidepressant like effect in CUMS study

Posted: 2019-08-02More...
 

STANDARDIZATION OF BIDALAKA KRIYAKALPA WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO SAINDHAVADI YOGA

The kriya kalpa is the special therapeutic procedures which are the basis of the treatment of eye diseases. In the field of ophthalmology Acharyas have given equal importance to systemic and local administration of the drugs. It clearly indicates that during ancient time, Acharyas were well aware of the importance of the topical route in treating the ocular ailments. It is the need of hour to standardize Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures which have been mentioned in samhitas. There are regional variations in the application  of  these procedures, therefore a standard operating procedure need to be set or prepared to maintain uniformity around the world to maintain the quality standards. There are few  work which have been done on the standardization of Tarpana, Ashchyotana ,Seka .  Till now none of works has been done on standardization of  Bidalaka . There is high demand to explore the scientific evaluation of Kriyakalpa procedures in order to get acceptance throughout the world. In present article sincere efforts has been made to standardize the Bidalaka netra kriyakalpa

Keywords: kriyakalpa, Bidalaka, standardization

Posted: 2019-08-04More...
 

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF MODE OF EFFECT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATIONS ON BODY AND BRAIN AND REMEDY TO PROTECT THEM

Background: Pulse diagnosis is the basic and ancient tool in Ayurveda to determine every little change taking place in the body at physical, physiological and psychological level. The thoughts, mindset and physiological actions of the body of every person emit a different type of electric current in the body which affects the flow of blood. This blood flows in a particular rhythm creating vibrations in the arteries and veins, which is felt by keeping three fingers on the prominent or superficial artery in the body, mainly at the radial artery.

It is the same way that the changes are monitored by performing ECG (Electro Cardiography) of heart and EEG (Electro Encephalography) of the brain, but the pulse is felt by an Ayurvedist and he can demonstrate it to the patient. Depending upon the tissues and vital organs affected in any disease the rhythm of flow of blood gets disturbed, disturbing the graph of pulse.

These Radiations intervene our Aura and the internal systems and affect our body like a slow poison.

Aims and objectives: The study was aimed at to observe the changes in the body, as now a day everyone is under the influence of electromagnetic radiations directly or indirectly. We were experiencing a particular and similar change in the rhythm of pulse of patients who come to us. When we analysed, the thought of a similar environmental influence came into mind as I have seen lot of patients all across universe in last 4 to 5 years and the change was evident everywhere, as whole the universe is exposed to radiations generated due to electronic gadgets, So we gave it a practical form by combining it with visible pathological and physiological changes through scanning and blood tests.

Conclusion: From all the studies we get to know that the radiations increase Fire and Air element in body causing hyperactivity and hyperacidity in body. So we need to keep our self balanced, so that we can keep ourselves healthy as it is impossible to avoid these radiations in day to day life and PIOUS OIL protects one person on multi dimensional level, by creating a healthy Aura around us and by keeping every element water, fire, and earth balanced with the properties of its oils.

Key words: Electromagnetic radiations, Electromagnetic pollution, Vata dosha (combination of air and space element) and Pitta dosha (fire element), Kapha Dosha (water and earth element) and Pulse diagnosis.

Posted: 2019-07-17More...
 

ROLE OF LEKHANA BASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME – A REVIEW

Metabolic Syndrome is a complex metabolic disorder and an emerging clinical challenge in society as 11% - 41% Indians and around 1 out of 4 adults worldwide are suffering from this syndrome. It is associated with the development of CVD, Type 2 DM and other life threatening problems. It arises due to fatty rich diet, sedentary lifestyle, stress, excessive alcohol, overweight, age etc. It is clinically recognized when at least 3 out of 5 biochemical and physiological abnormalities like visceral obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, raised blood sugar, insulin resistance etc are found in the body. Acharya Charaka has mentioned a group of diseases namely Santarpana nimittaj vikara which can be symptomatically co-related with Metabolic Syndrome.Treatment offered by modern science does not deal with the removal of harmful metabolites created in the body during the development of diseases. Ayurvedic treatment like Lekhana Basti emphasize mainly in the removal of doshas and cleansing congested srotas helping in removing harmful metabolites from the body which not only prevents but also uproots the cause which may further manifest into more complicated conditions.

Key words: Metabolic Syndrome, Santarpana nimittaj vikara, Lekhana Basti

Posted: 2019-08-04More...
 

REVIEW OF PARIBHASHA TERMS IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN CHEMISTRY & METALLURGY

Abstract: Rasashastra, the ancient alchemical science, is a branch of Ayurveda deals with mainly minerals, metals, poisonous herbs, animal drugs, their processing, use of different instruments and converting them into therapeutically potent herbo-mineral formulations. Paribhasha Prakarana is an important chapter in Rasa Shastra which is dealt in almost all the books of the subject. The chapter throws light on different terminologies in relation to processing of Rasa drugs. Also important vargas/ group of drugs, Parada samskaras/ procedures dealing with Mercury are dealt. This article mainly focuses on the various terminologies of Paribhasha prakarana in general in the perspective of modern chemistry and metallurgy.

 

Key words: Paribhasha, Technical Terminologies, Dhatu Vaada, Deha Vaada, Samskaaras etc

Posted: 2019-07-22More...
 

LOBELIA NICOTANIEFOLIA- HEYNE A FOLK MEDICINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TONSILLITIS (TUNDIKERI) : A CASE REPORT

Inflammation of tonsils is called tonsillitis and is a highly prevalent in children of age 5 to 10 years and young adult between 15 and 25 years. In ayurveda, tundikeri has been mentioned with features of Sthoola shotha (large swelling), Toda (pricking type of pain), Daha (burning sensation), Prapaki (tend to undergo suppuration), Avarodha (creates obstruction in throat for respiration and deglutition) and karapasa phala (cotton fruit) similar like swelling in throat. These features can be correlated with tonsillitis which is characterised  by pain in throat, difficulty in swallowing, fever etc. Medical management of tonsillitis includes antibiotics, painkiller, corticosteroid and  surgical removal of tonsils if not responding to medical management. But these approaches have their own limitations and lacunas such as drug resistance, reduced immunity, high cost etc. The drug Lobelia nicotianaefolia- Devanala is not explained in classics. The drug is acclaimed to be beneficial in Tundikeri by folk practinationers in certain parts of Karnataka. In present study, a 32 year old female patient presenting with the clinical feature of chronic tonsillitis visited department of Shalakya Tantra, AIIA, New Delhi. The drug administered was Lobelia nicotanefolia along with classical medicines i.e Dashamula khada, Amritarista and Khadhiradi vati. The condition of the patient was improved markedly. 

Posted: 2019-08-04More...
 

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COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF ANTIDEPRESSANT ACTION OF BRAHMI GHRITA PREPARED WITH FRESH AND TEN YEARS OLD COW GHEE ON CUMS ANIMAL MODEL

Context: In traditional ayurved science, Brahmi Ghrita [BG] is prescribed in the management of Unmada [depressive disorder]. It comprises of Brahmi, Ela and Puran ghrita (10 years old clarified butter). However, generally Fresh Goghrita [Cow ghee] is utilized to prepare medicated ghee formulations. Till date antidepressant activity of BG in stress induced depression is not yet documented.

Aims: Thus present study was conducted to assess antidepressant activity of two samples of Brahmi Ghrita viz BG I and BG II in Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress (CUMS) animal model.

Methods and material:  Puran Ghrita, fresh Goghrita, BG I and BG II were administered orally at therapeutic dose [3.6gm/kg] along with application of specified stressors for 28 days. Animals were tested before and after treatment with Sucrose Preference and Force Swim test [FST].

Statistical test applied: ANOVA followed by Tuke’s test.

Results: CUMS exposed animals showed depressive like behavior, with significant decrease in sucrose consumption and number of rotations in FST. Animals from standard drug [Imiprimine], BG I and BG II have shown significant increase in rotations in FST [p≤0.0001] as compared to CUMS group. BG I and BG II demonstrated significant behavioral changes in animals as compared to Puran ghrita and fresh Goghrita respectively [p≤0.05]. Despite that, the role of Puran Ghrita in preparation of Brahmi Ghrita couldn’t be evaluated as against Brahmi Ghrita of fresh Goghrita in CUMS induced depressive rats.

Conclusions: Brahmi Ghrita prepared from ten years old and fresh cow ghee have confirmed antidepressant like effect in CUMS study

Posted: 2019-08-02More...
 

STANDARDIZATION OF BIDALAKA KRIYAKALPA WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO SAINDHAVADI YOGA

The kriya kalpa is the special therapeutic procedures which are the basis of the treatment of eye diseases. In the field of ophthalmology Acharyas have given equal importance to systemic and local administration of the drugs. It clearly indicates that during ancient time, Acharyas were well aware of the importance of the topical route in treating the ocular ailments. It is the need of hour to standardize Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures which have been mentioned in samhitas. There are regional variations in the application  of  these procedures, therefore a standard operating procedure need to be set or prepared to maintain uniformity around the world to maintain the quality standards. There are few  work which have been done on the standardization of Tarpana, Ashchyotana ,Seka .  Till now none of works has been done on standardization of  Bidalaka . There is high demand to explore the scientific evaluation of Kriyakalpa procedures in order to get acceptance throughout the world. In present article sincere efforts has been made to standardize the Bidalaka netra kriyakalpa

Keywords: kriyakalpa, Bidalaka, standardization

Posted: 2019-08-04More...
 

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF MODE OF EFFECT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATIONS ON BODY AND BRAIN AND REMEDY TO PROTECT THEM

Background: Pulse diagnosis is the basic and ancient tool in Ayurveda to determine every little change taking place in the body at physical, physiological and psychological level. The thoughts, mindset and physiological actions of the body of every person emit a different type of electric current in the body which affects the flow of blood. This blood flows in a particular rhythm creating vibrations in the arteries and veins, which is felt by keeping three fingers on the prominent or superficial artery in the body, mainly at the radial artery.

It is the same way that the changes are monitored by performing ECG (Electro Cardiography) of heart and EEG (Electro Encephalography) of the brain, but the pulse is felt by an Ayurvedist and he can demonstrate it to the patient. Depending upon the tissues and vital organs affected in any disease the rhythm of flow of blood gets disturbed, disturbing the graph of pulse.

These Radiations intervene our Aura and the internal systems and affect our body like a slow poison.

Aims and objectives: The study was aimed at to observe the changes in the body, as now a day everyone is under the influence of electromagnetic radiations directly or indirectly. We were experiencing a particular and similar change in the rhythm of pulse of patients who come to us. When we analysed, the thought of a similar environmental influence came into mind as I have seen lot of patients all across universe in last 4 to 5 years and the change was evident everywhere, as whole the universe is exposed to radiations generated due to electronic gadgets, So we gave it a practical form by combining it with visible pathological and physiological changes through scanning and blood tests.

Conclusion: From all the studies we get to know that the radiations increase Fire and Air element in body causing hyperactivity and hyperacidity in body. So we need to keep our self balanced, so that we can keep ourselves healthy as it is impossible to avoid these radiations in day to day life and PIOUS OIL protects one person on multi dimensional level, by creating a healthy Aura around us and by keeping every element water, fire, and earth balanced with the properties of its oils.

Key words: Electromagnetic radiations, Electromagnetic pollution, Vata dosha (combination of air and space element) and Pitta dosha (fire element), Kapha Dosha (water and earth element) and Pulse diagnosis.

Posted: 2019-07-17More...
 

ROLE OF LEKHANA BASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME – A REVIEW

Metabolic Syndrome is a complex metabolic disorder and an emerging clinical challenge in society as 11% - 41% Indians and around 1 out of 4 adults worldwide are suffering from this syndrome. It is associated with the development of CVD, Type 2 DM and other life threatening problems. It arises due to fatty rich diet, sedentary lifestyle, stress, excessive alcohol, overweight, age etc. It is clinically recognized when at least 3 out of 5 biochemical and physiological abnormalities like visceral obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, raised blood sugar, insulin resistance etc are found in the body. Acharya Charaka has mentioned a group of diseases namely Santarpana nimittaj vikara which can be symptomatically co-related with Metabolic Syndrome.Treatment offered by modern science does not deal with the removal of harmful metabolites created in the body during the development of diseases. Ayurvedic treatment like Lekhana Basti emphasize mainly in the removal of doshas and cleansing congested srotas helping in removing harmful metabolites from the body which not only prevents but also uproots the cause which may further manifest into more complicated conditions.

Key words: Metabolic Syndrome, Santarpana nimittaj vikara, Lekhana Basti

Posted: 2019-08-04More...
 

REVIEW OF PARIBHASHA TERMS IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN CHEMISTRY & METALLURGY

Abstract: Rasashastra, the ancient alchemical science, is a branch of Ayurveda deals with mainly minerals, metals, poisonous herbs, animal drugs, their processing, use of different instruments and converting them into therapeutically potent herbo-mineral formulations. Paribhasha Prakarana is an important chapter in Rasa Shastra which is dealt in almost all the books of the subject. The chapter throws light on different terminologies in relation to processing of Rasa drugs. Also important vargas/ group of drugs, Parada samskaras/ procedures dealing with Mercury are dealt. This article mainly focuses on the various terminologies of Paribhasha prakarana in general in the perspective of modern chemistry and metallurgy.

 

Key words: Paribhasha, Technical Terminologies, Dhatu Vaada, Deha Vaada, Samskaaras etc

Posted: 2019-07-22More...
 

LOBELIA NICOTANIEFOLIA- HEYNE A FOLK MEDICINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TONSILLITIS (TUNDIKERI) : A CASE REPORT

Inflammation of tonsils is called tonsillitis and is a highly prevalent in children of age 5 to 10 years and young adult between 15 and 25 years. In ayurveda, tundikeri has been mentioned with features of Sthoola shotha (large swelling), Toda (pricking type of pain), Daha (burning sensation), Prapaki (tend to undergo suppuration), Avarodha (creates obstruction in throat for respiration and deglutition) and karapasa phala (cotton fruit) similar like swelling in throat. These features can be correlated with tonsillitis which is characterised  by pain in throat, difficulty in swallowing, fever etc. Medical management of tonsillitis includes antibiotics, painkiller, corticosteroid and  surgical removal of tonsils if not responding to medical management. But these approaches have their own limitations and lacunas such as drug resistance, reduced immunity, high cost etc. The drug Lobelia nicotianaefolia- Devanala is not explained in classics. The drug is acclaimed to be beneficial in Tundikeri by folk practinationers in certain parts of Karnataka. In present study, a 32 year old female patient presenting with the clinical feature of chronic tonsillitis visited department of Shalakya Tantra, AIIA, New Delhi. The drug administered was Lobelia nicotanefolia along with classical medicines i.e Dashamula khada, Amritarista and Khadhiradi vati. The condition of the patient was improved markedly. 

Posted: 2019-08-04More...
 

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Table of Contents

Experimental Study

COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF ANTIDEPRESSANT ACTION OF BRAHMI GHRITA PREPARED WITH FRESH AND TEN YEARS OLD COW GHEE ON CUMS ANIMAL MODEL PDF
Madhuri sadashiv Pawar 1-10

Clinical Study

STANDARDIZATION OF BIDALAKA KRIYAKALPA WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO SAINDHAVADI YOGA PDF
chinmayee choudhury, Prof.(Dr)Manjusha Rajagopala, Dr.Narayan Bavalatti, Dr.Pankaj Kundal 11-21
AYURVEDIC VIEW OF MODE OF EFFECT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATIONS ON BODY AND BRAIN AND REMEDY TO PROTECT THEM PDF
INDERJIT KAUR 22-33

Review Article

ROLE OF LEKHANA BASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME – A REVIEW PDF
Priyanka Sharma, Alok Kumar Srivastava, Shashi Kant Tiwari, Parul Sharma 34-44
REVIEW OF PARIBHASHA TERMS IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN CHEMISTRY & METALLURGY PDF
Divya Nair, Sripal L Hirekerur 45-56

Case Report

LOBELIA NICOTANIEFOLIA- HEYNE A FOLK MEDICINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TONSILLITIS (TUNDIKERI) : A CASE REPORT PDF
Poonam Dhruv 57-63


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