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A COMPARATIVE HPTLC STUDY OF KUSHMANDA (Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cong.) BEEJA CHURNA AND GRANULES

ABSTRACT

Kushmanda (Benincasa hispida Thunb. Cong.) is a well known drug in the texts of Ayurveda. The seeds and their oil is considered as anthelmintic and prescribed in cases of roundworm and tapeworm infestation. Aims and objectives: Present study was aimed to observe changes in components during process of preparation of granules from Kushmanda (Benincasa hispida Thunb. Cong.)  Beeja Churna. Methods: Authentified, matured, seeds were collected, powder and granules were formulated and observe changes in components. Results: In chromatographic finger printing and densitometric analysis, three separated components resembles to each other indicating the change in components during process of preparation of granules from Churna. Conclusion: HPTLC and densitometric analysis showed change in components during process of preparation of granules from Churna but the changes observed in minor components as integrated area of major components do not alter after preparation of granules. 

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

KAP study of complementary and alternative medicine in Rishikesh: a community-based cross-sectional study

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are group of medicines that are not considered to be a part of conventional medicine. They lack documented evidences regarding to safety and efficiency. CAM plays an important role in primary health care system of India. Therefore, this health system needs strengthening and integrated in current system in order to fill the gaps in accessibility. It is necessary to know the current belief and perspective of people for whom services is to be provided

Objective: to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of CAM in an urban area.

Methodology : A community based cross sectional study was planned in Rishikesh Nagar Pallika. Wards were Clusters and 15 were selected by PPS. From each cluster 30 households were selected randomly. One adult from each household was interviewed with structured questionnaire.

Results : Out of 450 total participants, 98 %  of participants were aware of one or other CAM. Ayurveda was most known medicine (93 %) followed by homeopathy and yoga. Ayurveda was percieved to be more effective in diabetes and infertility comapred to allopathy. Eighty-two percent had ever used CAM and 67 % had used it as an alternative medicine. 92 % of those who used CAM were satisfied with the effect. 22 %  participants were using CAM for Gastrointestinal diseases. 

Conclusion : Significant number of them were aware of CAM. It has more acceptability because of its less side effect, culturally rooted, availability and lesser cost. Three forth of them had ever used CAM

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

An analytical study of Pain Relief Management through Alternative Medicines

Chronic pain syndrome is a complex, but widespread problem in human beings. It adversely affect the patient and may cause depression, excessive use of drugs, fatigue, poor work quality and even lead to suicidal thoughts. To assuage the pain, inflammation has to be removed by medications or surgically. Besides the allopathic medications, alternative theories which are mild in nature can be applied for the pain management. These are massages, homeopathy, yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture, mind body therapies. All these therapies are based on different mode of action to reduce the inflammation. Alternatives therapies generally don't have any side effects on the body like allopathic medications. Present paper has tried to analytically test different factors which affect the kind of treatment a patient choose. For this purpose a sample of 200 patients has been taken from two different locations of the state of Maharastra (India). Different statistical tools has been applied like Chi square test , T test etc.  A survey questionnaire of 22 questions other than personal information has been used as a primary instrument to collect information.

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

Dashvidha Pareeksha in the light of recent advances.

Ayurveda is a well thought health science. The major aspect of any health science is its treatment aspect. Giving same treatment protocols to all patients is contrary to accurate health practise. First, do no harm, improving health quality and patient safety are the main goals of all health sciences. ayurveda is known for its personalised approach. The ancient health science gives its due importance for not just diagnosing and treating but effective, safe and quick personified treatment methods. However it remains a great mystery to do so. Here is an sincere attempt made to understand the basis of that personalised approach by infering the relevance of dashvidha pareeksha in the light of recent advances. 

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

Nutritional Crisis in Indian Girl Child during the last decade and its effective management by Siddha System – A status Review.

There is an immediate and imminent need to answer the question of ill health and health awareness issues of girl children and young girls. They form the fulcrum of the inter-generational health status. educating the girl child is being given due importance in the recent years. But still there is inadequacy in advocation of highlighting the unmet needs of the micronutrient and macronutrient deficiencies in girl children.  Siddha, one of the AYUSH systems being practiced in southern parts of India emphasizes the importance of girl child, the essential nutritional dietary checklist to be given during important phases of her life. These important phases are when there is an additional demand for micro and macronutrients with increased calorie intake to match with the function of tissue differentiation, reproduction and ageing. The diet recommended in Siddha texts and being part of Tamilian cuisine, these foods are entirely homemade, nutritionally dense and economically cheap and easily acceptable to the multi-cultural palatal preferences.

Keywords: Siddha, Micronutrient, Macronutrient, AYUSH

 

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

A conceptual review of Yavagu kalpana as a functional nutraceutical.

Ayurveda being a traditional Indian life science has primary objectives of maintenance of health and cure of disease. To meet this objective Ayurveda has elaborately discussed Aahar (Diet),Vihara( lifestyle practices) and Oushadh( Medicines) in detailed. Many do’s that is pathya and don’t that is (apathya) are explained regarding these three. Specifically regarding diet a lot of emphasis is given and separate chapters are written in Ancient texts about classification of diet, qualities and functions and actions of diet, rules for consuming diet, incompatible diet substances and so on. Diet is considered as cause of health as well as for disease. Medicine and diet go hand in hand in treatment of any disease.  Ayurveda considers aahar as aoushad (Medicine). These pathya ahara preparations provide essential nutrients at the same time they act as medicine at the same time wholesome food items and recipes in combination with some medicines are explained in pathyakara aahara for many diseases.                                                  

  In classification of diet Charaka has mentioned 13 groups of food substances with their characteristic qualities and action on doshas on body. Out of 13 1 group is kritanna varga in which recipes like peya, vilepi, manda, yavagu are described.

Recently the concept of food as medicine is gaining popularity. This concept is discussed as
Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

AYURVEDA : A COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE SPORTS MEDICINE

ABSTRACT

                        In today’s world, Sports and physical training have become very professional and competitive. Aggressive competition and intense desire to excel in his field leads to unbearable stress for sports persons. More over physical training and fitness has become an important aspect of any sport. This is the main reason behind increasing incidence of sports injuries. Simultaneously increasing ratio of psychological and psycho-somatic disorders are also the subjects of worry for the sports persons. Sports medicine has always been difficult to define because it is not a single specialty, but an area that involves health care professionals, researchers and educators from a wide variety of disciplines. Its function is not only curative and rehabilitative, but also preventative, which may actually be the most important one of all. Now a day this science is developed as a super specialty branch of the medical science. Importance of sports medicine is therefore increasing day by day. Āyurveda being a complete science of health care can contribute in this field also. Principles, treatment modalities, dietetics and drugs of Ayurveda can play very useful and important role in this field. This review article is an attempt to showcase the role of Ayurveda in the field of Sports.

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

SHORT REVIEW: AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES IN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common form of entrapment neuropathies. It is characterised with numbness, paraesthesia, pain, along the median nerve distribution, and in advanced cases it will lead to wasting and finally loss of function of hand. It is diagnosed clinically and by electrophysiological studies like nerve conduction study. In Ayurveda the advanced stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be seen in viswachi (functional loss of hand) and khalli (viswachi associated with pain). Both are considered as dysfunction of vata in kandara (abnormal activity of vata in ligaments following abnornal motor innervation). Hence it should be understood as vyana vayu( neuronal conduction) dysfunction within the median nerve due to kupitavata( initiator of pathology by extraneously formed substances).

Management depends upon the stage of the disease. Numbness and reduced sensation phase should be treated with swedana (formentation) and kapahavata samana( maintaining equilibrium by correcting metabolism), pain predominant phase should be treated with vata pitta samana( correcting metabolism) and snehana ( improving the structure by nourishment) wasting / functional loss phase should be treated with vata samana(correcting metabolism) and brmhana(nourishing the structure). Agnikarma(cauterisation), siravyadha(venesection) and sneha virechana( purgative by lipids) is ideal as vyadhi vipareeta chikitsa ( management aiming at reversing the pathophysiology) in numbness, pain and wasting phase respectively
Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

Ayurvedic Approach to Ovarian Cyst – A Case Study

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Women have two ovaries, each about the size and shape of an almond on each side of the uterus. Ovum which develop and mature in the ovaries, are released in monthly cycles during the childbearing years. In the present case study, a patient of age 18 years of a large right ovarian cystic mass, size 12.8x11.9x7.3 cm. who was advised for removing the cyst by allopathic hospital came to take Ayurvedic consultation. The patient was treated with the concept of kapha dusti janya vyadhi. Ayurvedic treatment of kapha dushti  include shodhana, shaman and chedana karma. Therefore assuming as kaphaj granthi line of treatment was planned which can corrects the kapha dosha. Also some medicines were given which works to enhance overall immunity of the body, enhance liver function, treat leucorrhoea, regulate menstrual cycle and protects against abnormal cell growth. The management of ovarian cyst with Ayurvedic formulations has no adverse effect. After a treatment of three months, the patient came with drastic changes in signs and symptoms, with simultaneous decrease in size of ovarian cyst represented by pelvic ultrasonography ( USG). The patient is also advised to follow pathya apathya as mentioned.

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

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A COMPARATIVE HPTLC STUDY OF KUSHMANDA (Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cong.) BEEJA CHURNA AND GRANULES

ABSTRACT

Kushmanda (Benincasa hispida Thunb. Cong.) is a well known drug in the texts of Ayurveda. The seeds and their oil is considered as anthelmintic and prescribed in cases of roundworm and tapeworm infestation. Aims and objectives: Present study was aimed to observe changes in components during process of preparation of granules from Kushmanda (Benincasa hispida Thunb. Cong.)  Beeja Churna. Methods: Authentified, matured, seeds were collected, powder and granules were formulated and observe changes in components. Results: In chromatographic finger printing and densitometric analysis, three separated components resembles to each other indicating the change in components during process of preparation of granules from Churna. Conclusion: HPTLC and densitometric analysis showed change in components during process of preparation of granules from Churna but the changes observed in minor components as integrated area of major components do not alter after preparation of granules. 

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

KAP study of complementary and alternative medicine in Rishikesh: a community-based cross-sectional study

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are group of medicines that are not considered to be a part of conventional medicine. They lack documented evidences regarding to safety and efficiency. CAM plays an important role in primary health care system of India. Therefore, this health system needs strengthening and integrated in current system in order to fill the gaps in accessibility. It is necessary to know the current belief and perspective of people for whom services is to be provided

Objective: to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of CAM in an urban area.

Methodology : A community based cross sectional study was planned in Rishikesh Nagar Pallika. Wards were Clusters and 15 were selected by PPS. From each cluster 30 households were selected randomly. One adult from each household was interviewed with structured questionnaire.

Results : Out of 450 total participants, 98 %  of participants were aware of one or other CAM. Ayurveda was most known medicine (93 %) followed by homeopathy and yoga. Ayurveda was percieved to be more effective in diabetes and infertility comapred to allopathy. Eighty-two percent had ever used CAM and 67 % had used it as an alternative medicine. 92 % of those who used CAM were satisfied with the effect. 22 %  participants were using CAM for Gastrointestinal diseases. 

Conclusion : Significant number of them were aware of CAM. It has more acceptability because of its less side effect, culturally rooted, availability and lesser cost. Three forth of them had ever used CAM

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

An analytical study of Pain Relief Management through Alternative Medicines

Chronic pain syndrome is a complex, but widespread problem in human beings. It adversely affect the patient and may cause depression, excessive use of drugs, fatigue, poor work quality and even lead to suicidal thoughts. To assuage the pain, inflammation has to be removed by medications or surgically. Besides the allopathic medications, alternative theories which are mild in nature can be applied for the pain management. These are massages, homeopathy, yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture, mind body therapies. All these therapies are based on different mode of action to reduce the inflammation. Alternatives therapies generally don't have any side effects on the body like allopathic medications. Present paper has tried to analytically test different factors which affect the kind of treatment a patient choose. For this purpose a sample of 200 patients has been taken from two different locations of the state of Maharastra (India). Different statistical tools has been applied like Chi square test , T test etc.  A survey questionnaire of 22 questions other than personal information has been used as a primary instrument to collect information.

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

Dashvidha Pareeksha in the light of recent advances.

Ayurveda is a well thought health science. The major aspect of any health science is its treatment aspect. Giving same treatment protocols to all patients is contrary to accurate health practise. First, do no harm, improving health quality and patient safety are the main goals of all health sciences. ayurveda is known for its personalised approach. The ancient health science gives its due importance for not just diagnosing and treating but effective, safe and quick personified treatment methods. However it remains a great mystery to do so. Here is an sincere attempt made to understand the basis of that personalised approach by infering the relevance of dashvidha pareeksha in the light of recent advances. 

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

Nutritional Crisis in Indian Girl Child during the last decade and its effective management by Siddha System – A status Review.

There is an immediate and imminent need to answer the question of ill health and health awareness issues of girl children and young girls. They form the fulcrum of the inter-generational health status. educating the girl child is being given due importance in the recent years. But still there is inadequacy in advocation of highlighting the unmet needs of the micronutrient and macronutrient deficiencies in girl children.  Siddha, one of the AYUSH systems being practiced in southern parts of India emphasizes the importance of girl child, the essential nutritional dietary checklist to be given during important phases of her life. These important phases are when there is an additional demand for micro and macronutrients with increased calorie intake to match with the function of tissue differentiation, reproduction and ageing. The diet recommended in Siddha texts and being part of Tamilian cuisine, these foods are entirely homemade, nutritionally dense and economically cheap and easily acceptable to the multi-cultural palatal preferences.

Keywords: Siddha, Micronutrient, Macronutrient, AYUSH

 

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

A conceptual review of Yavagu kalpana as a functional nutraceutical.

Ayurveda being a traditional Indian life science has primary objectives of maintenance of health and cure of disease. To meet this objective Ayurveda has elaborately discussed Aahar (Diet),Vihara( lifestyle practices) and Oushadh( Medicines) in detailed. Many do’s that is pathya and don’t that is (apathya) are explained regarding these three. Specifically regarding diet a lot of emphasis is given and separate chapters are written in Ancient texts about classification of diet, qualities and functions and actions of diet, rules for consuming diet, incompatible diet substances and so on. Diet is considered as cause of health as well as for disease. Medicine and diet go hand in hand in treatment of any disease.  Ayurveda considers aahar as aoushad (Medicine). These pathya ahara preparations provide essential nutrients at the same time they act as medicine at the same time wholesome food items and recipes in combination with some medicines are explained in pathyakara aahara for many diseases.                                                  

  In classification of diet Charaka has mentioned 13 groups of food substances with their characteristic qualities and action on doshas on body. Out of 13 1 group is kritanna varga in which recipes like peya, vilepi, manda, yavagu are described.

Recently the concept of food as medicine is gaining popularity. This concept is discussed as
Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

AYURVEDA : A COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE SPORTS MEDICINE

ABSTRACT

                        In today’s world, Sports and physical training have become very professional and competitive. Aggressive competition and intense desire to excel in his field leads to unbearable stress for sports persons. More over physical training and fitness has become an important aspect of any sport. This is the main reason behind increasing incidence of sports injuries. Simultaneously increasing ratio of psychological and psycho-somatic disorders are also the subjects of worry for the sports persons. Sports medicine has always been difficult to define because it is not a single specialty, but an area that involves health care professionals, researchers and educators from a wide variety of disciplines. Its function is not only curative and rehabilitative, but also preventative, which may actually be the most important one of all. Now a day this science is developed as a super specialty branch of the medical science. Importance of sports medicine is therefore increasing day by day. Āyurveda being a complete science of health care can contribute in this field also. Principles, treatment modalities, dietetics and drugs of Ayurveda can play very useful and important role in this field. This review article is an attempt to showcase the role of Ayurveda in the field of Sports.

Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

SHORT REVIEW: AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES IN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common form of entrapment neuropathies. It is characterised with numbness, paraesthesia, pain, along the median nerve distribution, and in advanced cases it will lead to wasting and finally loss of function of hand. It is diagnosed clinically and by electrophysiological studies like nerve conduction study. In Ayurveda the advanced stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be seen in viswachi (functional loss of hand) and khalli (viswachi associated with pain). Both are considered as dysfunction of vata in kandara (abnormal activity of vata in ligaments following abnornal motor innervation). Hence it should be understood as vyana vayu( neuronal conduction) dysfunction within the median nerve due to kupitavata( initiator of pathology by extraneously formed substances).

Management depends upon the stage of the disease. Numbness and reduced sensation phase should be treated with swedana (formentation) and kapahavata samana( maintaining equilibrium by correcting metabolism), pain predominant phase should be treated with vata pitta samana( correcting metabolism) and snehana ( improving the structure by nourishment) wasting / functional loss phase should be treated with vata samana(correcting metabolism) and brmhana(nourishing the structure). Agnikarma(cauterisation), siravyadha(venesection) and sneha virechana( purgative by lipids) is ideal as vyadhi vipareeta chikitsa ( management aiming at reversing the pathophysiology) in numbness, pain and wasting phase respectively
Posted: 2018-09-15More...
 

Ayurvedic Approach to Ovarian Cyst – A Case Study

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Women have two ovaries, each about the size and shape of an almond on each side of the uterus. Ovum which develop and mature in the ovaries, are released in monthly cycles during the childbearing years. In the present case study, a patient of age 18 years of a large right ovarian cystic mass, size 12.8x11.9x7.3 cm. who was advised for removing the cyst by allopathic hospital came to take Ayurvedic consultation. The patient was treated with the concept of kapha dusti janya vyadhi. Ayurvedic treatment of kapha dushti  include shodhana, shaman and chedana karma. Therefore assuming as kaphaj granthi line of treatment was planned which can corrects the kapha dosha. Also some medicines were given which works to enhance overall immunity of the body, enhance liver function, treat leucorrhoea, regulate menstrual cycle and protects against abnormal cell growth. The management of ovarian cyst with Ayurvedic formulations has no adverse effect. After a treatment of three months, the patient came with drastic changes in signs and symptoms, with simultaneous decrease in size of ovarian cyst represented by pelvic ultrasonography ( USG). The patient is also advised to follow pathya apathya as mentioned.

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Table of Contents

Experimental Study

A COMPARATIVE HPTLC STUDY OF KUSHMANDA (Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cong.) BEEJA CHURNA AND GRANULES PDF
Shiromani Mishra 1-7

Clinical Study

KAP study of complementary and alternative medicine in Rishikesh: a community-based cross-sectional study PDF
ravindra anthwale, Meenakshi pancham khapre, Vartika saxena 8-18
An analytical study of Pain Relief Management through Alternative Medicines PDF
Pradip patil 19-34

Review Article

Dashvidha Pareeksha in the light of recent advances. PDF
minakshi rattan singh thakur, Manojkumar v choudhary 35-46
Nutritional Crisis in Indian Girl Child during the last decade and its effective management by Siddha System – A status Review. PDF
Kiruthiga Ganesan, Sathiyarajeswaran Parameswaran 62-77
A conceptual review of Yavagu kalpana as a functional nutraceutical. PDF
Medha Sanjay Kulkarni, Jyotsna Vitthalrao Yadav, Prajakta Pratap Indulkar 78-86
AYURVEDA : A COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE SPORTS MEDICINE PDF
ANKITA DAHIYA 47-61

Short Reviews

SHORT REVIEW: AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES IN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME PDF
PRADEEP KUMAR PARAMESWARAN POZHAMKANDATHE 87-93

Case Report

Ayurvedic Approach to Ovarian Cyst – A Case Study PDF
Shilpa Mandwariya, Omnath Mishra, Sourabh Mandwariya 94-100


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