Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) 2020-09-25T00:11:41+0530 Dr Vasant Patil Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>Journal of Ayurveda and holistic medicine (JAHM)</strong> is a peer-reviewed, open-access international online journal on Ayurveda and allied sciences led by the Atreya Ayurveda Foundation.</p> <p>JAHM as an Inter-disciplinary Journal for Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Medicinal Plants Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, etc. sciences, aims to inquire into the relationships between Ayurveda, bio-medicine and other alternative systems of medicines.</p> <p>The JAHM will consider any original contribution that advances Ayurvedic medical science or practice, or that enlightens and enhance the knowledge base of the journal's readers. All manuscripts contributed to JAHM are strictly scrutinized by the editorial staff and evaluated by peer reviewers assigned by the editors. The JAHM will publish a peer-reviewed manuscript within 4 weeks of receipt.</p> <p><strong>SCOPE OF JAHM</strong></p> <p>JAHM encourages and publishes critical aspects of intellectual and scientific communication amongst contemporary health knowledge systems keeping Ayurveda at the center.</p> <p>Articles explaining and exploring principles of Ayurveda,</p> <p>Articles encouraging the evidence-based clinical practice of Ayurveda</p> <p>Articles promoting the research culture amongst the Ayurveda fraternity</p> <p>Provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda</p> <p>Promote research culture among students of Ayurveda</p> <p>JAHM also appreciates researches that attempt to design new instruments to simplify the Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, quality control of Ayurvedic drugs and clinical practice of Ayurveda.</p> <p><strong>The content of JAHM will focus on three broad themes:</strong></p> <p>Theoretical Research: Fundamental Concepts, History, and Literary studies related to Ayurveda, Yoga, modern medicine and science.</p> <p>Experimental Research: Research on Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, phytochemistry, Drug Discovery &amp; Development in herbal, herbo-mineral and mineral formulations.</p> <p>Clinical Research: clinical trials, case reports, case series, cohort and case-control studies, epidemiological and public health studies.</p> Pharmaceutico-analytical study on Brihat Madhusnuhi Rasayana 2020-08-31T15:27:18+0530 Dr M S Krishnamurthy Suvacha Ayurveda <p>The classical textual compendium Sahasrayoga explains a unique formulation –Brihat Madhusnuhi rasayana, under <em>Lehya kalpana</em>. Madhusnihi- <em>Smialx china</em> being the prime drug of this recipe also possesses <em>Guggulu</em> and <em>Gandhaka</em> which are also appreciated well for their potent <em>kushthaghna, vranaropaka</em>&nbsp; and <em>rasayana</em> action.The formulation is widely used even today while during the treatment of <em>arsha-bhagandara-vrana</em> etc. The formulation is a well known recipe in the cure of the deadly diseases like non healing ulcers and syphilis, chronic degenerative arthritis etc.</p> <p>The formulation was prepared as per the classical method of <em>lehya kalpana</em> by taking the ingredients as referred in classical mentioning. The pharmaceutico-analytical findings of the test drug appear valuable in determining the quality of the drug and hence may be used as an important tool to establish its effective molecules in selective diseases too.<br><br></p> 2020-09-25T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Dr M S Krishnamurthy Suvacha Ayurveda A CASE STUDY ON PAIN MANAGEMENT IN KADAR THROUGH AGNIKARMA 2020-09-03T08:52:27+0530 HIMANI <p>The description of <em>Kadar</em> is given in <em>kshudra roga</em> by <em>Acharya Sushruta</em> in <em>Sushruta Samhita.</em><em> &nbsp;Acharya Bhoj</em> described it as <em>Manskeel</em>. According to <em>Acharya Sushruta, Kadar</em> has very simple pathology but is very difficult to cure. There is involvement of <em>meda</em> and <em>rakta</em> with dosha. Initially this disease is painless but later on it becomes very painful. In modern sciences it can be compared with corn. &nbsp;In modern surgery the only form of treatment of a corn that affords any reliable prospect of cure is excision. In this study corn is treated by <em>Agnikarma</em> using <em>Ashtadhatu shalaka </em>in a systematic manner for a duration of 12 days with intervals of 6 days in 3 sittings.</p> 2020-09-25T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 HIMANI A REVIEW ON THE CONCEPT OF PRANA IN CHARAKA SAMHITHA 2020-08-30T20:23:36+0530 Dr.Bharath V Dr Shreevathsa <p>Ayurveda aims at treating the <em>rogi</em> than mere <em>roga.</em> Knowledge of vitality among components of <em>ayu (shreera, inriya, satva </em>and<em> atma)</em> is necessary for a <em>bhishak</em> as well as common man in understanding Ayurveda. Majority of the Ayurveda treatises have their own unique style of narrating the concepts and methods to understand the <em>tantra</em>. Support of various related <em>shastras, tantrayuktis</em>, other fields of medicine, utility of language, holistic approach towards a concept and its systematic review would help in finer development of theoretical and practical skills.</p> <p>‘<em>Prana</em>’ is one such concept seen in Charaka samhitha which is understood and interpreted with multiple meanings according to different contexts such as life, breath, subtype of <em>vata</em>, essence of food, <em>agni, ojas, indriya</em> and so on. This concept of prana can also be seen in different literatures and routine usage of language. It is important to know which meaning is to be considered in particular context. Versatile approach towards <em>prana</em> seen in Charaka samhitha and there is a need to review it thoroughly for understanding it in a better way. Reviewing provides more ways to communicate, learn and develop. Present literary work is an attempt towards the systematic compilation and review of the concept of <em>prana</em> mentioned in Charaka samhitha and its interpretation.</p> <p>Key words: Prana, Charaka samhitha, Ayu, Vital energy, Tantrayukti.</p> 2020-09-25T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Dr.Bharath V, Dr Shreevathsa