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RAJATA SINDOORA- EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON SPERMATOGENIC ACTIVITY

RajataSindoora (RS), a unique formulation mentioned in the various texts of Rasashastra is a KupipakwaRasayana(prepared using amber glass bottles). RS was prepared here as per the guidelines of the text RasendraSambhava with 4:4:1 proportions of ShodhitaParada(Purified Mercury), ShodhitaGandhaka(Purified Sulphur) and ShodhitaRajata(Purified Silver) respectively using modified method of Vertical Muffle Furnace. The author of the text Vaidya VishwanathDwivedi mentions that RS has rejuvenative, tissue boosting ,aphrodisiac, nootropic, beautifying properties and also possesses the potency to cure all the diseases on giving with appropriate anupanas(vehicles). RajataSindoora is widely claimed to have excellent vajikarana(spermatogenic) effect. Till date, no reported studies are available pertaining to spermatogenic effect of RS. Hence an attempt has been made to evaluate spermatogenic activity of RS experimentally on wistar strain male Albino rats and compared to Standard Fertisure-M underallnecessaryprecautions.RSwastaken in two different doses (250 mg/kgbw& 500 mg/kgbwt) and compared with Control (distilled water & food), Induced(Oligospermic rats) and Standard (Tab Fertisure-M)groups.Studyshowsincreaseinsperm count (up to 95-99 million) which shows effect of RS on spermatogenesis. It showed statistically significant Spermatogenic activity compared to control group & standard group. Histopathological study also showed increase in size of seminiferous tubules suggestive of significant Spermatogenicactivity.

Posted: 2019-09-15More...
 

PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ARJUNARISTA PREPARED BY CLASSICAL AND MODIFIED METHOD

Sandhanakalpana1,2/Asava-Aristas is an effective and popular dosage of Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals by virtue of its palatability, long shelf life and possession of self-generated alcohol which acts as natural/self- preservative.

Arjunarista/Parthadyarista3 is one such important Sandhanakalpana useful in the management of cardiovascular disorders. As per the classical method of preparation of Arjunarista, prepared with jaggery following classical method, will leaves out 30-40% sugar content in the product, which is not advisable to the patients of cardiac disorders with co-morbid Diabetes Mellitus. An innovation to modify the classical preparation of Arjunaristawas thought off, hence in the present study Arjunarishtawas prepared by following classical method using jaggery and another sample by following same method but changing the fermenting media from jaggery to wheat flour4.

Both the samples i.e classically prepared and Arjunarista prepared using wheat flour are taken

for analytical study.

Arjunarista of Godhuma (wheat flour) shows low percentage of, alcohol,reducing and non

reducing sugars which can be readily advisable to patients of  cardiac disease co-morbid

Diabetes Mellitus.

Key words: Asava Arista, Fermentating, Innovation.

Posted: 2019-09-12More...
 

Physico Chemical Study Of “Kajjali” A Unique Preparation With Different Proportions Of Parada (Mercury) and Gandhaka(Sulphur)

Kajjali is Sagandh Niragni Murcchana of Parada. It is used in numerous Rasakalpas as a catalyst and also as a chief ingredient. It is usually prepared by taking equal quantity of Shuddha Parada and Shuddha Gandhaka and triturating it till the mixture becomes jet black as that of Kajjal(Anjana). There are references of Kajjali having proportions of Parada and Gandhaka in 1:1/2,1:1,1:2 to 1:6 proportions. Hence to examine expected physico chemical changes the present study was undertaken. The Kajjali becomes more and more acidic on addition of Shuddha Gandhaka in it. The Specific gravity shows negligible variation among all samples. The moisture content of Kajjali is less than 0.5% which proves that Kajjali do not contain moisture; The Specific gravity of Kajjali ranges from 1.022 to 1.039 and it shows that addition of Gandhaka hardly affects Specific gravity. In the quantitative examination , reduction in the Particle size was observed and on XRD the percentage of Cinnebar and metacinnebar goes on reducing while the percentage of Sulphur increases from Sample 1 to Sample 7.The Expected trace elements were <0.02% and the elements- K, Mn, P, Se were not determined as these elements were less than 0.01ppm.

Posted: 2019-09-14More...
 

Yoga as a Preventive Health Care According To Prakriti a Critical Study

Background: The predominance of dosha (humors) determines the doshaja prakriti- the functional or the energetic condition of the body. Each prakriti (constitution) has its own drawbacks and may prone to specific health issues in the future if not balanced by daily diet and routine chores. Vedic Sciences, Ayurveda and Yoga originated from the same source and share a common history and cultural foundation. Yoga is often advised for a long duration or as a routine. Any routine physiological or psychological alteration including Yoga may affect the prakriti positively or negatively. This review aims to evaluate the importance of Yoga according to prakriti as a preventive measure for future ailments. A framework is rendered for interpretation of the Yoga practice according to prakriti. It will also help to build a standardized protocol for therapeutic Yoga.    

Classical Ayurvedic texts were searched for the reference of prakriti and Yoga. The experimental, clinical studies found supportive of Ayurvedic prakriti in Yoga, therapeutic Yoga and prakriti related future ailments were screened and selected. References are taken from review articles of Yoga and gene expression; of critically analyzed experimental studies are screened and selected. For the therapeutic significance of Yoga RCTs mentioning the duration of practice and number of participants are selected.

Conclusion: Yoga practice encouraging the opposite qualities of prakriti can naturally bring back the balance of dosha. A standardized protocol for therapeutic Yoga and prevention of prakriti prone probable ailments can be possible. It can be utilized as a personalized preventive health regimen. 

Key words: Yoga, Prakriti, Dosha, Future Ailments, Personalized Yoga, Preventive Yoga  

Posted: 2019-09-15More...
 

Classical and Contemporary Review on Marubak (Ocimum Basilicum L.): An Unexplored Potential Ayurvedic Herb

Ocimum basilicum L. of family Lamiaceae is an aromatic plant native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia. In Ayurvedic classics the plant is appeared by the name of Marubak and Phaninjak. The plant is widely used for culinary purposes. Thus the plant is in use as medicine and functional food. Several dosages forms of the plant are ascribed in Ayurvedic classics for the management of various diseases such as Jwara (Fever), Kustha (Skin diseases), Krimi (Worm infestation), Apasmara (Epilepsy), Kasa (Cough), Swasa (Asthma), Pratisyaya (Rhinitis), Visha (Poison) etc. The drug is also mentioned as a leafy vegetable (Shaka Varga) in Ayurvedic treatise. The plant is reviewed many times for its contemporary aspect but the Ayurvedic aspect of the plant is still not reviewed systematically. Thus an attempt is made to identify and report the classical Ayurvedic aspect of Marubak from Veda, Samhita, Chikitsa Granth and Ayurvedic Nighantus (Ayurvedic lexicons) along with its contemporary reviews from various journals.

Posted: 2019-09-13More...
 

ROLE OF KARPURADI ARKA AS A NEW DOSAGE FORM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TAMAK SHWASA WSR TO BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: A CASE STUDY

Karpuradi arka is a liquid dosage form, which is combination of Karpura arka, Ajwayan arka, and Dagadful Arka in equal proportion. It is a folklore medicine mainly indicated in bronchial asthma and congestion in respiratory tract (nasal congestion). It acts by clearing airway passage combating kapha and vata. Karpuradi arka is volatile in nature and having odor of camphor. It must be used with dilution in distilled water. This arka is used in the form of nebulization.

 A female patient came to the Kayachikitsa OPD of Khemdas Ayurveda Hospital, Ishwarpura. Patient has chief complaints of breathlessness at rest, chest tightness, discomfort at lying position, chest congestion, cough with expectoration etc. Breathlessness at rest subsided within 5-10 minutes after nebulization with Karpuradi arka. After that patient was admitted in IPD and treated with various Ayurvedic formulations as per need. Karpuradi arka breaks down the local pathology of Tamak shwasa combating kaphavrodhit vayu in respiratory airway as well as relieves bronchospasm allowing the entry of prana vayu and exhalation of pravruddha udana vayu. Karpuradi arka is add-on treatment for the management of Tamak shwasa as a new dosage form along with classical kalpas.

Keywords: New dosage form, Bronchial asthma, Tamak shwasa, Karpuradi arka.   

Posted: 2019-09-14More...
 

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RAJATA SINDOORA- EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON SPERMATOGENIC ACTIVITY

RajataSindoora (RS), a unique formulation mentioned in the various texts of Rasashastra is a KupipakwaRasayana(prepared using amber glass bottles). RS was prepared here as per the guidelines of the text RasendraSambhava with 4:4:1 proportions of ShodhitaParada(Purified Mercury), ShodhitaGandhaka(Purified Sulphur) and ShodhitaRajata(Purified Silver) respectively using modified method of Vertical Muffle Furnace. The author of the text Vaidya VishwanathDwivedi mentions that RS has rejuvenative, tissue boosting ,aphrodisiac, nootropic, beautifying properties and also possesses the potency to cure all the diseases on giving with appropriate anupanas(vehicles). RajataSindoora is widely claimed to have excellent vajikarana(spermatogenic) effect. Till date, no reported studies are available pertaining to spermatogenic effect of RS. Hence an attempt has been made to evaluate spermatogenic activity of RS experimentally on wistar strain male Albino rats and compared to Standard Fertisure-M underallnecessaryprecautions.RSwastaken in two different doses (250 mg/kgbw& 500 mg/kgbwt) and compared with Control (distilled water & food), Induced(Oligospermic rats) and Standard (Tab Fertisure-M)groups.Studyshowsincreaseinsperm count (up to 95-99 million) which shows effect of RS on spermatogenesis. It showed statistically significant Spermatogenic activity compared to control group & standard group. Histopathological study also showed increase in size of seminiferous tubules suggestive of significant Spermatogenicactivity.

Posted: 2019-09-15More...
 

PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ARJUNARISTA PREPARED BY CLASSICAL AND MODIFIED METHOD

Sandhanakalpana1,2/Asava-Aristas is an effective and popular dosage of Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals by virtue of its palatability, long shelf life and possession of self-generated alcohol which acts as natural/self- preservative.

Arjunarista/Parthadyarista3 is one such important Sandhanakalpana useful in the management of cardiovascular disorders. As per the classical method of preparation of Arjunarista, prepared with jaggery following classical method, will leaves out 30-40% sugar content in the product, which is not advisable to the patients of cardiac disorders with co-morbid Diabetes Mellitus. An innovation to modify the classical preparation of Arjunaristawas thought off, hence in the present study Arjunarishtawas prepared by following classical method using jaggery and another sample by following same method but changing the fermenting media from jaggery to wheat flour4.

Both the samples i.e classically prepared and Arjunarista prepared using wheat flour are taken

for analytical study.

Arjunarista of Godhuma (wheat flour) shows low percentage of, alcohol,reducing and non

reducing sugars which can be readily advisable to patients of  cardiac disease co-morbid

Diabetes Mellitus.

Key words: Asava Arista, Fermentating, Innovation.

Posted: 2019-09-12More...
 

Physico Chemical Study Of “Kajjali” A Unique Preparation With Different Proportions Of Parada (Mercury) and Gandhaka(Sulphur)

Kajjali is Sagandh Niragni Murcchana of Parada. It is used in numerous Rasakalpas as a catalyst and also as a chief ingredient. It is usually prepared by taking equal quantity of Shuddha Parada and Shuddha Gandhaka and triturating it till the mixture becomes jet black as that of Kajjal(Anjana). There are references of Kajjali having proportions of Parada and Gandhaka in 1:1/2,1:1,1:2 to 1:6 proportions. Hence to examine expected physico chemical changes the present study was undertaken. The Kajjali becomes more and more acidic on addition of Shuddha Gandhaka in it. The Specific gravity shows negligible variation among all samples. The moisture content of Kajjali is less than 0.5% which proves that Kajjali do not contain moisture; The Specific gravity of Kajjali ranges from 1.022 to 1.039 and it shows that addition of Gandhaka hardly affects Specific gravity. In the quantitative examination , reduction in the Particle size was observed and on XRD the percentage of Cinnebar and metacinnebar goes on reducing while the percentage of Sulphur increases from Sample 1 to Sample 7.The Expected trace elements were <0.02% and the elements- K, Mn, P, Se were not determined as these elements were less than 0.01ppm.

Posted: 2019-09-14More...
 

Yoga as a Preventive Health Care According To Prakriti a Critical Study

Background: The predominance of dosha (humors) determines the doshaja prakriti- the functional or the energetic condition of the body. Each prakriti (constitution) has its own drawbacks and may prone to specific health issues in the future if not balanced by daily diet and routine chores. Vedic Sciences, Ayurveda and Yoga originated from the same source and share a common history and cultural foundation. Yoga is often advised for a long duration or as a routine. Any routine physiological or psychological alteration including Yoga may affect the prakriti positively or negatively. This review aims to evaluate the importance of Yoga according to prakriti as a preventive measure for future ailments. A framework is rendered for interpretation of the Yoga practice according to prakriti. It will also help to build a standardized protocol for therapeutic Yoga.    

Classical Ayurvedic texts were searched for the reference of prakriti and Yoga. The experimental, clinical studies found supportive of Ayurvedic prakriti in Yoga, therapeutic Yoga and prakriti related future ailments were screened and selected. References are taken from review articles of Yoga and gene expression; of critically analyzed experimental studies are screened and selected. For the therapeutic significance of Yoga RCTs mentioning the duration of practice and number of participants are selected.

Conclusion: Yoga practice encouraging the opposite qualities of prakriti can naturally bring back the balance of dosha. A standardized protocol for therapeutic Yoga and prevention of prakriti prone probable ailments can be possible. It can be utilized as a personalized preventive health regimen. 

Key words: Yoga, Prakriti, Dosha, Future Ailments, Personalized Yoga, Preventive Yoga  

Posted: 2019-09-15More...
 

Classical and Contemporary Review on Marubak (Ocimum Basilicum L.): An Unexplored Potential Ayurvedic Herb

Ocimum basilicum L. of family Lamiaceae is an aromatic plant native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia. In Ayurvedic classics the plant is appeared by the name of Marubak and Phaninjak. The plant is widely used for culinary purposes. Thus the plant is in use as medicine and functional food. Several dosages forms of the plant are ascribed in Ayurvedic classics for the management of various diseases such as Jwara (Fever), Kustha (Skin diseases), Krimi (Worm infestation), Apasmara (Epilepsy), Kasa (Cough), Swasa (Asthma), Pratisyaya (Rhinitis), Visha (Poison) etc. The drug is also mentioned as a leafy vegetable (Shaka Varga) in Ayurvedic treatise. The plant is reviewed many times for its contemporary aspect but the Ayurvedic aspect of the plant is still not reviewed systematically. Thus an attempt is made to identify and report the classical Ayurvedic aspect of Marubak from Veda, Samhita, Chikitsa Granth and Ayurvedic Nighantus (Ayurvedic lexicons) along with its contemporary reviews from various journals.

Posted: 2019-09-13More...
 

ROLE OF KARPURADI ARKA AS A NEW DOSAGE FORM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TAMAK SHWASA WSR TO BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: A CASE STUDY

Karpuradi arka is a liquid dosage form, which is combination of Karpura arka, Ajwayan arka, and Dagadful Arka in equal proportion. It is a folklore medicine mainly indicated in bronchial asthma and congestion in respiratory tract (nasal congestion). It acts by clearing airway passage combating kapha and vata. Karpuradi arka is volatile in nature and having odor of camphor. It must be used with dilution in distilled water. This arka is used in the form of nebulization.

 A female patient came to the Kayachikitsa OPD of Khemdas Ayurveda Hospital, Ishwarpura. Patient has chief complaints of breathlessness at rest, chest tightness, discomfort at lying position, chest congestion, cough with expectoration etc. Breathlessness at rest subsided within 5-10 minutes after nebulization with Karpuradi arka. After that patient was admitted in IPD and treated with various Ayurvedic formulations as per need. Karpuradi arka breaks down the local pathology of Tamak shwasa combating kaphavrodhit vayu in respiratory airway as well as relieves bronchospasm allowing the entry of prana vayu and exhalation of pravruddha udana vayu. Karpuradi arka is add-on treatment for the management of Tamak shwasa as a new dosage form along with classical kalpas.

Keywords: New dosage form, Bronchial asthma, Tamak shwasa, Karpuradi arka.   

Posted: 2019-09-14More...
 

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Table of Contents

Experimental Study

RAJATA SINDOORA- EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON SPERMATOGENIC ACTIVITY PDF
Yousuf Sahad 1-14
PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ARJUNARISTA PREPARED BY CLASSICAL AND MODIFIED METHOD PDF
PUSHPALATHA A S 15-24
Physico Chemical Study Of “Kajjali” A Unique Preparation With Different Proportions Of Parada (Mercury) and Gandhaka(Sulphur) PDF
Pramod Channappa Baragi 25-37

Review Article

Yoga as a Preventive Health Care According To Prakriti a Critical Study PDF
Sangeeta Sanjay Jadhav, Hemangini Sanjay Waghulade 38-56
Classical and Contemporary Review on Marubak (Ocimum Basilicum L.): An Unexplored Potential Ayurvedic Herb PDF
Subhasmita Jena, Tanuja Nesari, Shivani Ghildiyal 57-73

Case Report

ROLE OF KARPURADI ARKA AS A NEW DOSAGE FORM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TAMAK SHWASA WSR TO BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: A CASE STUDY PDF
Nisha Jagannath Munishwar 74-79


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