Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) http://jahm.in/index.php/jahm <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> Atreya Ayurveda Publications en-US Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) 2321-1563 <p>The author(s) will retain copyright and permit the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that permits others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the author and initial publication in this journal.</p> <p>The entire contents of the JAHM are protected under Indian and international copyrights. The Journal, however, allows free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute works in any online website for any non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also permits the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.</p> <p>In case of JAHM does not publish said work, the author(s) will be so notified and all rights assigned hereunder will be given back to the author(s).</p> <p>All accepted works should not be published anywhere without prior written permission from JAHM. The author(s) hereby declare that they are sole author(s) of the work, that all authors have contributed and agree with the content and conclusions of the work, that the work is original, and does not infringe upon any copyright, propriety, or personal right of any third party, and that no part of it nor any work has been submitted to another journal.</p> A CASE STUDY ON PAIN MANAGEMENT IN KADAR THROUGH AGNIKARMA http://jahm.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/13 <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> HIMANI Copyright (c) 2020 HIMANI https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2020-09-25 2020-09-25 8 1 A REVIEW ON THE CONCEPT OF PRANA IN CHARAKA SAMHITHA http://jahm.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/7 <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> Dr.Bharath V Dr Shreevathsa Copyright (c) 2020 Dr.Bharath V, Dr Shreevathsa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2020-09-25 2020-09-25 8 1 Pharmaceutico-analytical study on Brihat Madhusnuhi Rasayana http://jahm.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/10 <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> Dr M S Krishnamurthy Suvacha Ayurveda Copyright (c) 2020 Dr M S Krishnamurthy Suvacha Ayurveda https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2020-09-25 2020-09-25 8 1