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Role of Uttarabasti in the management of female infertility – Evidence based critical review


Female infertility is a major issue in the current era due to the growing number of incidences as a result of combination of various unwholesome environmental, social, psychological and nutritional factors. In Ayurveda, vata is considered to be the root cause behind all the disorders related to female reproductive system including female infertility. Uttarabasti is a unique therapy for the management of gynaecological disorders, wherein medicated oil or ghee is administered directly into the uterine cavity. The present review study is aimed to compile the different research works carried out in Streeroga and Prasutitantra department of IPGT & RA Jamnagar and to present them scientifically with regard to their effect on infertility caused by various etiological factors. Analysis of data reveals that, about 13 research works have been carried out on female infertility from 2001 to 2016 in the institute.  About 11 different formulations are evaluated for their beneficial effect on infertility caused by various factors like anovulation (5), tubal blockage (5), endometrial (2) and cervical factors (1). Six ghrita preparations like prajasthapana gana siddha ghrita, shamim ashvatta ghrita, brihat shatavari ghrita, go ghrita, phalakalyana ghrita, shatavari ghrita and 6 taila formulations such as shatavari taila, shatapushpa taila, mahanarayana taila, yavakshara taila, tila taila, apamarga kshara taila are found to have significant effect clinically. These formulations can be effectively utilized by Ayurvedic gynecologists in the form of uttarabasti for the management of female infertility. 

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Ayurveda is an ancient science based on holistic therapeutic methods and believes that oral and general health problems can be treated by balancing the three doshas of the human body- vata, pitta and kapha. The change in diet and life style modifications in the present era resulted in various health diseases as well change in usage of allopathic   medications causing ill-effects. To prevent all these ill-effects as well various health issues alternative traditional medicine (Ayurveda) came into light such as oil pulling, salt water mixture, turmeric etc. used for strengthening of gums, teeth, and jaw, tooth decay, halitosis, prevention of pain, healing of socket and many other periodontal diseases. The present review highlights the role of ayurveda in the management of various oral health problems.

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A conceptual study of role of simhasyadi kwath in vatarakta.

Abstract: Vatarakta is disease caused due to separate vitiation of vata & rakta. Gati  of aggravated vata is obstructed in its passage by dushit rakta (Impure blood) which ultimately generates Vatarakta. Etiological factors of Vatarakta, are responsible for vataprakop and raktadushti & also for its signs & symptoms. Simhasyadi kwath is combination of Raktaprasadak & Raktashodhak  (Blood purifiers) and also vatashamak, vatanulomalk (Removes aggravated vata from body) dravyas. This decoction helps in vatarakta to remove raktadushti (impurities in blood), srotovibandh (Blokages in srotas) and also causes vatashaman. Simhasyadi qwath relieves symptoms by raktashodhan, raktaprasadan and vatashaman. vasa removes toxins, stickiness of rakta, increases circulation, does raktaprasadan & shodhan. Hingu does shodhan & shaman of strotolipta kleda (Stickiness in srotas). Laghupanchamula are vata-pitta shamak when combined, hence responsible for vatashaman & raktagata pitta shaman. Erandamul is Vrishya and vatahara, hence does vatashaman. Erand tail, also primarily vatanashak and also virechan (laxative) i.e. raktagata pittashodhak. Amruta is best rasayan (rejuvenation). It acts as raktashodhan & raktaprasadan by tikta, kashay rasa. Saindhava is srotovivarankar (Cleaning of srotas) & anuloman by lavan rasa, & prasadak by tikta rasa & sheeta virya. simhasyadi kwatha is effective  in vatarakta.            

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Reviewing Danta Gata (Dental) Visha Chikitsa In Present Day Oro-dental Diseases- An Ayurveda concept

The oral cavity is prone for a countless of changes with the exposure to several kinds of factors like alcohol, tobacco and betel nut consumption, environmental and lifestyle related factors in our ­day to day life. Oral mucosal lesions, Gingivitis and Periodontitis occur as a result of infections, local trauma or irritation, systemic diseases and excessive consumption of tobacco, betel nut and alcohol. Other etiologies like contact allergic stomatitis are with aromas and preservatives present in dental preparations and food items according to the various study results. Inflammation is a local reactive change that involves the release of antibacterial agents from nearby cells that defend the host against infection. It also facilitates early tissue healing and repair. The I­nflammatory process significantly affects the periodontium. Agada tantra is one branch of Ayurveda which deals with the management of various ill effects of visha (poison) ranging from Sthavar visha (plant poison) to jangama visha (animal poison). Visha (poisoning)  in any form to the oral cavity can be understood under the topic Danta gata visha. In present day these chemicals can be considered as Gara Visha (poison) and visha chikitsa can be applied to these entities. Hence, this article is an attempt to appraise the drugs and procedures explained for Danta Gata Visha (toxins induced oro-dental diseases).

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Eka-kushtha  (Psoriasis)  is  mainly  vata  kapha  dominating  disease.  It  not  only affects  the  sharir  (Body)  but  also  affects  the  mana  (Mind).  Though  modern medicine  has  solution   but  Ayurveda  therapy  not  only  concern  about  the  purification  of  the  body  but  also  focus  on  the  well  being  of  the  mansik bhava (Psychological factors)  its  main  aim  is  to  maintain  the  swastha indriya, (Healthy sensory perception)  swastha mana  (Healthy Mind),  as  mansik hetu  (Psychological Etiology)  plays  important  role  in  the  disease  Eka-kushtha  (Psoriasis).  Among the  panchakarm,  virechan karma  (Purgative therapy)  is  selected  because  it  has  a good  result  in  the  mana  ( Mind)  and  sharir  (Body)  as  it  is  given  in  the benefits  of  the  virechan  karm  (Purgation Therapy)  and  also  it  is  used  for  the treatment  of  vata  and  kapha..  So,  here  main  Aim  is  to  study  the  Holistic Health  effects  of  virechan karm  (Purgation Therapy)  in  Eka-Kushtha  (Psoriasis). Objectives  are  to  do  literary  study  on  the  mansik bhavas   (Psychological factors) by  validated  questionnaires  in  Eka-Kuhstha  (Psoriasis) .  Virechan  (Purgation)  is given  by  Abhyadimodak  as  the  ingredients  like  trivrut,  amalaki,  pippali  danti etc.  have  vata-kapha   alleviating  properties.  On  the  basis  of  mentioned discussion  it  is  concluded  that  Eka-kushtha  (Psoriasis)  could  be  treated  through virechan  (Purgation).

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Sneha Kalpana is a formulation that is highly used in the Ayurvedic fraternity as it incorporates both water and lipid soluble active constituents of the medicine. Widely acclaimed for its therapeutic efficacy, SnehaKalpanas have made an irreplaceable niche in the treatment of the patients. MurchhanaSanskara is an ancillary procedure of SnehaPakathat had been added in the Ayurvedic text Bhaisajya Ratnavali. The text started the trend of emphasising the SnehaMurchhanaSanskarawhich is supposed to remove unwanted products or Doshas in the crude Sneha. Aim: The current attempt is aimed to compile such works done with SnehaMurchhanaand to establish the rationale behind Murchhana Sanskara. Materials and Methods:The studies that included analytical and clinical studies of MurchhanaSanskara of Snehain comparison with AmurchhitaSnehawere included in the current work. The works included were collected from IPGT&RA and those available in the journals from internet. Results: In all the studies, the results showed that Murchhana Sanskara helped in changing analytical parameters which finally helped in increasing the stability and efficacy of the formulations. Conclusion: On the basis of observations and results, it can be concluded that Sneha Murchhana has a positive impact and should be considered an integral part of SnehaPaka.

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Prakruti-in view of Critics for Research

Background-A lots of research have been done on the concept of Prakruti.As we know,Prakruti is the constitution of our body and indicates physical,physiological and psychological characters of human.There is a lots of scope for the research regarding the co-relation of a specific disease with Prakruti.the  consideration of etiological factor in such type of research will definitely increase the accuracy of the research.the  aim of this article is to compile all scattered references from classical text for the same.

Method-the three major compendium of ayurveda,namely,charaka Samhita,Sushrut Samhita and vagbhata has  refered for this purposeThe references regarding to Prakruti,its formation,types,relation with tri doshas(three basic components of body) has been observed from main text and critics also the concept of prakrut and vaikrut  dosha,Prakrutisama roga has elaborated with their references in compendium.All these observations conclude that predisposition of a disease can get converted to disease if there is hetuseven or etiological factor.Vaikrut  dosha is a set of  dosha which get vitiated by etiological factors.conclusion-etiological factor is essential for vitiation of dosh and manifestation of disease In certain Prakruti,disease predisposition can get converted into disease if there is presence of hetu or etiological factor.


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Swarnamritaprashana, is a modified form of lehana (traditional gold licking) namely Swarnaprashana (nano gold therapy). Children are delicate by nature and have immature immune mechanisms. Swarnaprashana practiced in yester years was intended to boost overall health, activate immunity and with a specific goal to achieve any of memory, intellect, voice, complexion, better digestive capacity etc. Thus, the selection of herbal medicine in Lehana was condition specific. Traditionally, Swarnaprashana is administered by rubbing gold on stone with little water and mixing with ghee and honey. Swarnamritaprashana is a lickable poly herbal formulation in the base of ghee and honey with Gold in the form of bhasma (calcined ash). It is developed to avoid the exercise of daily rubbing, mixing and most importantly to suit the health concerns of children. Broad spectrum actions of Swarnamritaprashana may be attributed to its constituent’s namely Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) along with Ashvagandha (Withania somnifera), Pippali (Piper longum) and Swarna Bhasma (incinerated gold), ghee and honey. This can be readily administered to child in the required dose. This article highlights the ingredients, method of preparation, and probable mechanism of action along with pilot researches that upheld nootropic, growth and development promoting, immune promoting, recurrent respiratory illness prevention activity of Swarnamritaprashana. 

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Clinical Study to evaluate the therapeutic effect of Balaguducyadi Basti and Balukaswedan in the case of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Amavata is a most commonest disorder seen in middle age people which affects both sex characterized byAngamarda (Body pain), Aruchi (loss of taste), Trishna (Thirst), Alasya (Lack of enthusiasm), Gaurava (Heaviness), Klama (Tiredness without doing work), Apaka (Indigestion) and fever. In later stage pain may begin to migrate from place to place with a Vriskchikadamshovatavedana (Intense pain). The disease “Amavata” can be co-related with Rheumatoid Arthitis. It is an autoimmune disease that cause chronic inflammation of joints mainly peripheral joints associated with varied constitutional symptoms and presence of Rheumatoid factor. In the present clinical study 30 patients suffering with Amvata were selected randomly from OPD of Sree Baba MastnathAyurved College, Rohtak and divided into 2 groups with 15 patients each ,administered with Valukaswedana followed by BalaguducyadiBasti for a period of 23 days. The result of this study were found encouraging. By comparison Group B (BalukaSwedana followed by Basti therapy) showed better result than Balukaswedan (Group A) only.

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A Case study to evaluate the efficacy of Shatavari (Asparagus recemosus Linn.) in Krisha Madhumehi (Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus)

Diabetes mellitus is a major problem now a days throughout the World. The incidence of the both types of Diabetes are rising, it is estimated that in 2000, 171 million people had Diabetes and this is expected to double by 2030 by World wide. It is explained in Ayurveda as  Madhumeha. AcharyaCharak described the management of Madhumeha considering the body constitution &strength of the  patient. There are two types madhumehi, one is having stout body structure with good strength (sthula&valasali) & another is having lean & thin body structure without strength (krisha&durbal). AcharyaCharakhas mentioned to give brimhan or santarpantherapy in Krishamadhumehi. Shatavari(Asperagusracemosus) is such a drug  which has brimhaneeya property as well as it is also found to be effective in the treatment and control of madhumeha. In the present study Shatavari (Asparagus recemosus Linn.) is selected for clinical trial to the patient having Madhumeha with Krishata. The assessment was done on the basis of subjective parameters and objective parameters like BMI, blood sugar and urine sugar level of  patient who was selected from OPD of Gaur Brahaman Ayurvedic College, Haryana. Shatavarimoolachuran was given at the dose of 6 gm twice daily for consecutive 2 months. BMI,Fasting and PP blood sugar and urine sugar level were computed before and after treatment. Result showed marked improvement in sign and symptoms of the patient along with improvement in BMI and lowering of blood and urine sugar level.After evaluating the total effect of therapies it was revealed that Shatavari is very much beneficial to increase the body weight of the patient along with good control of blood sugar level.

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Vol 5, No 1 (2017): Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM)

Table of Contents

Review Article

Role of Uttarabasti in the management of female infertility – Evidence based critical review PDF
Suprabha Kunjibettu, Krutika Chaudhari, Laxmipriya Dei 1-12
SaiLakshmi Bhukya, kotya naik maloth, Vinay Kumar Reddy Kundoor 13-20
A conceptual study of role of simhasyadi kwath in vatarakta. PDF
Sumant Moreshwar Pande 21-29
Reviewing Danta Gata (Dental) Visha Chikitsa In Present Day Oro-dental Diseases- An Ayurveda concept PDF
ravi dhaliya 30-41
Pallavi Gupta, Surendra M Vedpathak 42-51
Sahara Shrestha 52-59
Prakruti-in view of Critics for Research PDF
manoja abhijit joshi 60-64

Clinical Study

Clinical Study to evaluate the therapeutic effect of Balaguducyadi Basti and Balukaswedan in the case of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis) PDF
Bera Pabitra Kumar 85-91

Case Report

A Case study to evaluate the efficacy of Shatavari (Asparagus recemosus Linn.) in Krisha Madhumehi (Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) PDF
Madhumita Majumder 92-96

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