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Knowledge and Awareness of Pharmacovigilance among Ayurveda Physicians in Himachal Pradesh.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):234-235

Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726193PMC
December 2017
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Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disease Managed with Ayurvedic Treatment: A Case Report.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):229-233

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya, Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India.

Autoimmune bullous diseases are a group of rare, acquired disorders characterized by overlapping features, resistance to treatment, and potential fatality. They need quick and proper management to avoid fatal complications. Ayurveda is found to provide better relief in some autoimmune disorders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_91_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726192PMC
December 2017
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A Case Study on Successful Ayurvedic Management of a Rare Case of Reiter's Syndrome.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):225-228

Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, DMIMS (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Reiter's syndrome is a clinical syndrome of arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis, and mucocutaneous lesions. Skin and mucosal involvement is observed in about 10% of the cases. A 34-year-old male was brought in severe condition. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726191PMC
December 2017
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Management of Recurrent Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis by and Palliative Treatment.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):220-224

Kayachikitsa, MGACH and RC, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Nasal vestibular furunculosis is a common bacterial skin infection among the general population mostly affecting adults and children. It is characterized by acute localized infection of hair follicle in the skin lining of the nasal vestibule caused by . Immunodeficiency also plays an important role in recurrent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) including Nasal furunculosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_190_15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726190PMC
December 2017
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Anti-anxiety and Anti-depressant Like Effects of in Experimental Models of Anxiety and Depression.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):215-219

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: Presence of free radical scavenging activity in , commonly known as Curry leaves, has been shown in previous studies. Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of various neurobehavioral disorders including anxiety and depression.

Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of in animal models of depression and anxiety. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_75_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726189PMC
December 2017

Chemical Characterization of an Herbo-Mineral Formulation - : A Potential Tool for Quality Assurance.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):207-214

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR), Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Background: Herbo-mineral formulations of Ayurveda contain specified metals or minerals as composition, which have their beneficial effects on biological systems. These metals or minerals are transformed into non-toxic forms through meticulous procedures explained in Ayurveda. Though literature is available on quality aspects of such herbo-mineral formulations; contemporary science is raising concerns at regular intervals on such formulations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_66_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726188PMC
December 2017
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Protective Effect of Standardized Extract of Flower in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):200-206

Department of Pharmacology, Pinnacle Biomedical Research Institute, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Background: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Flavonoids exert their antioxidant effects by neutralizing all types of oxidizing radicals including the superoxide and hydroxyl radicals. Linn. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_231_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726187PMC
December 2017

Effect of Practice on Pulmonary Function in Healthy Adolescents: A Randomized Control Study.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):196-199

Department of Biochemistry, Sri Balaji Dental College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Context: , the fourth limb of ancient consists of breathing techniques which produce various physiological and psychological effects. Though various types of and their effects have been scientifically established, (Bhr.P) is the one whose effects still remain understated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_220_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726186PMC
December 2017

Traditional Consumption of the Fruit Pulp of in Pregnancy may be Serving as an Intermittent Preventive Therapy against Malaria Infection.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):191-195

Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

Background: The bark of is reported to possess antimalarial property. The fruit pulp of consumed by pregnant women of south eastern Nigeria may also possess antimalarial activity. The present preliminary study investigated the antimalarial potential of the pulp juice and seed of . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726185PMC
December 2017
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Determination of Antimicrobial Potential of Five Herbs used in Ayurveda Practices against and Methicillin Resistant .

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):187-190

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Background: Medicinal plants are an important source of novel antimicrobial agents. Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of a variety of medicinal plants that merit investigation.

Aims: To investigate the antimicrobial activity of bark of (L. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_179_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726184PMC
December 2017
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A Metallurgical Study of .

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):182-186

Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: The metal (Lead) is being used by Indians since ancient times. Its external and internal uses have been described in Caraka, Suśruta and other Ayurvedic . According to most of the texts, and its formulations are used in many diseases such as , , , etc. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_206_15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726183PMC
December 2017
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Antidiabetic Effects of Artemisia Species: A Systematic Review.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):175-181

Department of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Mizan Tepi University, Mizan Aman, Ethiopia.

Background: Over the last century, human life style and food habits have drastically changed which lead to various chronic diseases. Diabetes mellitus is one such disease which is causing serious problems to human health. Allopathic drugs are not much effective in handling the disease and its complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_87_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726182PMC
December 2017
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Call for Perseverance and Resources: The Vital Teeth of Key to Success in Ayurveda Research.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Apr-Jun;36(4):173-174

Asst. Director and Scientist, AVP Research Foundation and Executive Editor, Ancient Science of Life, Coimbatore, India. E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_169_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726181PMC
December 2017
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Good Pharmacovigilance Practice: Accountability of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Companies.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):167-169

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_10_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566829PMC
September 2017
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Effect of Integrative Naturopathy and Yoga in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):163-166

Department of Acupuncture, S.D.M. College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire, Karnataka, India.

A 54-year old married woman was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2002, essential hypertension in 2008, type-2 diabetes in 2011 and gangrene over 2 toe of right foot. She underwent conventional management in private hospitals. Her symptoms, began with moderate to severe pain associated with swelling, stiffness (more in the morning) in multiple joints especially over small joints. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_80_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566828PMC
September 2017

Ayurvedic Management of Recurrent Abortions due to Uterine Fibroid.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):159-162

Vasantdada Patil Ayurved College, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

Uterine fibroids are present in 30-70% of women of reproductive age. Uterine fibroids distort the uterine cavity. Therefore there is consensus of a negative impact on both the clinical pregnancy and delivery rates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_189_15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566827PMC
September 2017
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Pharmacognostical and Phytochemical Studies of L Root.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):151-158

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Background: L (Ranunculaceae) is used Ayurvedic and Unani systems and other herbal medicine systems. The roots of have a good medicinal value.

Aims: To conduct a pharmacognostical and phytochemical study of . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566826PMC
September 2017
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Evaluation of Cyavanaprāśa on Health and Immunity related Parameters in Healthy Children: A Two Arm, Randomized, Open Labeled, Prospective, Multicenter, Clinical Study.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):141-150

Dabur Research and Development Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Context: Cyavanaprāśa (CP) is an Ayurvedic immune booster formulation that confers vigor and vitality while delaying the ageing process. Benefits of CP have been studied widely in adult population.

Objectives: Current study assessed beneficial effects of CP on health and immunity related parameters in healthy children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_8_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566825PMC
September 2017
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Ethnopharmacological based Evaluation of Edgew Extracts for Antioxidant and Hepatoprotective Potential.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):136-140

Department of Pharmacy, Banasthali University, Banasthali, Rajasthan, India.

Background: has various reported ethnomedicinal uses and is reported to contain phenolic compounds which have antioxidant potential.

Aim: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the antioxidant potential and hepatoprotective activity along with the oxidative stress parameters of stem bark and leaves of for the first time.

Settings And Design: Albino rats were divided into seven groups of six animals each. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_219_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566824PMC
September 2017
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Physicochemical Screening and Shelf Life Evaluation of Prepared using and .

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):129-135

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research, I.P.G.T. and R.A., G.A.U, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

Introduction: (KG) is an Ayurvedic formulation commonly recommended in skin disorders, especially (Acne vulgaris). (stigma of Linn.) is a prime ingredient in the formulation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_49_15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566823PMC
September 2017
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An Open Label, Randomized, Comparative, Parallel Group, Multicenter, Prospective, Interventional, Clinical Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of "AHPL/AYTOP/0113" in Comparison with "Framycetin Sulphate Cream" in Acute Wounds.

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):117-128

Department of Clinical Trial, Lokmanya Medical Research Centre, Chinchwad, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Objectives: The main objective of the present study was to assess efficacy and safety of AHPL/AYTOP/0113 cream, a polyherbal formulation in comparison with Framycetin sulphate cream in acute wounds.

Methodology: It was an open label, randomized, comparative, parallel group and multi-center clinical study. Total 47 subjects were randomly assigned to Group-A (AHPL/AYTOP/0113 cream) and 42 subjects were randomly assigned to Group-B (Framycetin sulphate cream). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_52_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566822PMC
September 2017
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Predatory Conferences in the Field of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine: Need for Quality Checks.

Authors:
P Ram Manohar

Anc Sci Life 2017 Jan-Mar;36(3):115-116

Research Director, Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Amrita School of Ayurveda Campus, Kollam, Kerala, India E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_128_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5566821PMC
September 2017

(Cauterization with Oil) an Innovative Approach in Pilonidal Sinus.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):104-109

Department of Shalya Tantra, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kollam, Kerala, India.

: Pilonidal sinus is a chronic inflammatory track in mid gluteal cleft usually associated with hairs with an incidence rate of twenty six per one lakh population. It is more prevalently seen in the natal cleft of hairy middle aged obese, males. Such type of non-healing tracts may be considered as (Sinuses) and can either be treated by the conventional (medicated seton) therapy or contemporary treatment methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_30_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5382816PMC
April 2017
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Antinociceptive and Antioxidant Activities of the Methanolic Extract of Seeds.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):98-103

Department of Chemical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Context: The seeds of have been known to possess different biological properties and are used in traditional medicine in Africa and Asia to treat many ailments. The plant is particularly noted traditionally for its healing properties and is usually consumed in the form of herbal decoctions/concoctions as a blood tonic, to treat sudden attacks of convulsions, pain, malaria and anaemia.

Aims: In the present study, various phytochemical and pharmacological studies were done on the methanolic extract of the seeds of to evaluate its antioxidant and antinociceptive properties to substantiate its traditional use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_142_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5382825PMC

Leaf Extracts Prevent Formation of Renal Calculi in Lithiatic Rats.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):90-97

Department of Pharmacology, National Research Institute for Ayurveda-Siddha Human Resource Development, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Background: , commonly known as , is used traditionally in ethnomedicinal practices for the treatment of kidney stone and urinary insufficiency.

Aim: The present study evaluated the effect of on ethylene glycol (EG)-induced renal calculi in rats.

Materials And Methods: Renal calculi were induced in rats by administration of 0. Read More

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Preliminary Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Investigation of -T. Anders Seeds.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):78-83

Department of Dravyaguna Vigyan, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Background: - T. Anders of family Acanthaceae is an important medicinal plant which is mainly used as an invigorating tonic, given to cattle to increase milk production and its roots are used for urinary discharge and dysmenorrhea. It is commonly known as . Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_29_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5382822PMC
April 2017
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Effects of Various on Cardiovascular and Autonomic Variables.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):72-77

Department of Research and Development, S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Cardiovascular functions are controlled by neural factors, temperature, hormones, etc., Of these, neural factors primarily concern the autonomic nervous system, which plays a major role in maintaining and regulating cardiac functions, e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_178_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5382821PMC
April 2017
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A Systematic and Mechanistic Review on the Phytopharmacological Properties of Species.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):65-71

Department of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

species are well known in Iran (locally known as ) and other parts of Asia as a popular folk medicine. Recent research has shown extensive pharmacological effects of these species. This paper is a comprehensive review of the phytopharmacological effects and traditional uses of species and their active constituents with special attention to the responsible mechanisms, effective dosages and routes of administration. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5382820PMC
April 2017
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: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):61-64

Department of Samhita and Siddhanta, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

The text "" is an authoritative work on Ayurvedic therapeutics written by , a Jain scholar. It belongs to the time period of 1673-1726 CE. Different physical and mental ailments with their treatments are addressed in the 274 verses spanned over eight chapters in this work. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_202_15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5382819PMC
April 2017
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The Translational Framework of Ayurveda as a Knowledge System.

Authors:
P Ram Manohar

Anc Sci Life 2016 Oct-Dec;36(2):59-60

Department of Research, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita University, Kollam, Kerala, India E-mail:

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Preliminary Screening of a Classical Ayurvedic Formulation for Anticonvulsant Activity.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):28-34

Department of Ayurvedic Pharmacy, Ayurvedic Pharmacy Laboratory, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: Epilepsy is a serious and complex central nervous system disorder associated with recurrent episodes of convulsive seizures due to the imbalance between excitatory (glutamatergic) and inhibitory (GABAergic) neurotransmitters level in the brain. The available treatments are neither competent to control the seizures nor prevent progress of disease. Since ages, Herbal medicines have remained important sources of medicines in many parts of world which is evidenced through their uses in traditional systems of medicine i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0257-7941.195410DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255967PMC
February 2017
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Pharmacognostical Standardization of - Basella L.: An Important Ayurvedic Antidiabetic Plant.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):35-41

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, New Delhi, India.

Objective: To establish the pharmacognostic standards for the correct identification and standardization of an important Antidiabetic plant described in Ayurveda.

Materials And Methods: Standardization was carried out on the leaf and stem of L. with the help of the macro-morphological, microscopic, physicochemical and qualitative phytochemical studies. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255969PMC
February 2017
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Effect of a Single Musical Activation Manoeuvre on Body Temperature: An Exploratory Study.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):3-5

Research Associate and Faculty, Chennai School of Music Therapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

activation/balancing and music therapy are part of the traditional Indian healing system. Little is known about effect of musical (vocal) technique of activation on body temperature. We conducted a single-session exploratory study to evaluate effects of a single musical (vocal) activation manoeuvre on body temperature in controlled settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0257-7941.195414DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255968PMC
February 2017
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Preparation of Using Microbes Isolated from Flowers (Dhayati).

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):42-47

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

Objective: To verify the utility of isolated fermentative microbes from flowers for preparation of Arjunāriṣṭa formulation and its comparative evaluation with the same formulation prepared by traditional method.

Methodology: In the present technique, isolated colonies of microorganisms from () flowers on Saubroad dextrose media were separated and suspended in sterile water. This suspension was aseptically added in previously sterilized mixtures containing all intended ingredients for Arjunāriṣṭa which was thereafter incubated for 20 days at 37°C to achieve optimal fermentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0257-7941.195405DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255970PMC
February 2017
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Critical Review of : A Comprehensive Treatise of Indian Alchemy.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):12-18

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, AIIA, New Delhi, India.

Rasaratna Samuccaya (RRS) a 13 century C.E. alchemical treatise, authored by Vāgbhaṭa, is a useful compilation related to preparation and properties of drugs of mineral and metallic origin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0257-7941.195412DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255965PMC
February 2017
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Identity of ( Linn.) in Ayurvedic Classics: A Literature Review.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):6-11

Department of Dravyaguna Vigyana, KVGMC, Sullia, Karnataka, India.

Proper identification of drugs and their use in proper doses are important for successful treatment. Linn commonly known as country gooseberry has anti-cancerous, anti-diabetic, analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory potentials. The present paper is aimed to ascertain the proper identity of ( Linn. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255973PMC
February 2017
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A Randomized Single Blind Parallel Group Study Comparing Monoherbal Formulation Containing Extract with Mesalamine in Chronic Ulcerative Colitis Patients.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):19-27

Department of Pharmacology, Anand Pharmacy College, Anand, Gujarat, India.

Background: Incidences of side effects and relapses are very common in chronic ulcerative colitis patients after termination of the treatment.

Aims And Objectives: This study aims to compare the treatment with monoherbal formulation of with Mesalamine in chronic ulcerative colitis patients with special emphasis to side effects and relapse.

Settings And Design: Patients were enrolled from an Ayurveda Hospital and a private Hospital, Gujarat. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255966PMC
February 2017

Is Redefining the Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine Required?

Authors:
Swapnil P Borse

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):56-57

Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Lavale, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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February 2017
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Effect of Ayurveda Medications (Kasīsa Bhasma and Dhātrī Avaleha) on Iron Deficiency Anaemia: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):48-55

Department of Kayachikitsa, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka, India.

Background: This paper explores the role that Ayurveda can play in the management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia, a major nutritional deficiency disorder affecting people across the globe.

Methodology: Forty (40) patients suffering from Iron deficiency anaemia as per WHO guidelines, between the age group of 20 to 60 yrs of either sex participated in the study. Study was a randomized, controlled, open label clinical study. Read More

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February 2017
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Improving Quality of Research on Herbals and its Reporting.

Authors:
Dba Narayana

Anc Sci Life 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):1-2

CSO, Ayurvidye Trust, 1101/927, 1F Main, 2nd Stage, Girinagar, Bengaluru - 560 085, Karnataka, India. E-mail:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5255964PMC
February 2017

Workshop on research methodology for Ayurveda, April 2 and 3, 2016.

Authors:
Amit Nakanekar

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):253-4

Department of Kayachikitsa, Government Ayurvedic College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

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September 2016

A proposal for inclusion of Indology in regular school curriculum.

Authors:
Sanchit Misra

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):251-2

Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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September 2016
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Author response: Successful treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome by Ayurvedic treatment.

Authors:
Amit Nakanekar

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):249-50

Department of Kayachikitsa, Government Ayurvedic College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

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September 2016

General unknown screening, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of Dendrobium macrostachyum Lindl.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):240-4

Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University, 337, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

Context: D. macrostachyum is an epiphytic orchid abundant in Southern India and is reported for pain relief in folklore.

Aims: The objective of the present study was to determine in vitro free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory activity of D. Read More

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September 2016

Ayurvedic management of cirrhotic ascites.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):236-9

Department of Panchakarma, Amrita school of Ayurveda, Kollam, Kerala, India.

Cirrhosis is the final stage of most of the chronic liver diseases and is most invariably complicated by portal hypertension resulting in ascites. A case of chronic liver disease with portal hypertension (cryptogenic cirrhosis), managed at Amrita School of Ayurveda is discussed in this paper. The clinical picture was that of an uncomplicated cirrhotic ascites. Read More

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September 2016
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Efficacy of Nasya (nasal medication) in coma: A case study.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):232-5

Department of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

For emergency conditions, Ayurveda has never been given importance in recent times. However, there are certain emergency conditions where biomedicine has limitations but, Ayurveda can provide solution. Classics have many references regarding management of acute conditions like syncope, coma, episodic conditions of bronchial asthma, epilepsy, etc. Read More

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September 2016
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Clinical efficacy of certain Unani herbs in knee osteoarthritis: A pretest and post-test evaluation study.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):227-31

Department of Ilmul Saidla (Pharmacy), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of preparations of certain Unani herbs on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Materials And Methods: A prospective, pre- and post test evaluation study was conducted on 20 diagnosed patients of OA recruited from the Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad. Internally, a combination (formula) of Unani herbs was administered, which was as follows: 3. Read More

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September 2016

Ulcer healing potential of ethanolic extract of Caralluma attenuata on experimental diabetic rats.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):222-6

R and D Division, INC Research Inc., Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Introduction: Available data indicated that diabetes mellitus (DM) increases the vulnerability of the gastric ulcers and the need of the hour is to develop effective agents to treat ulcer with diabetes for better patient compliance and cost effectiveness. The ulcer-healing properties of ethanolic extract of Caralluma attenuata (CAEt) against both chemically- and physically induced gastric ulcers in experimental rats are recently studied.

Aim: To assess the ulcer healing potential of Ethanolic Extract of Caralluma attenuata on Experimental Diabetic Rats. Read More

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September 2016
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Effect of Karamardādi Yoga versus diclofenac sodium in post-operative pain management: A randomized comparative clinical trial.

Anc Sci Life 2016 Apr-Jun;35(4):217-21

Department of Samhita Siddhanta, Parul Institute of Ayurved, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

Introduction: Post-operative pain is Nociceptive i.e., anticipated unavoidable physiological pain which is caused due to tissue trauma. Read More

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September 2016
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