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   1984| April-June  | Volume 3 | Issue 4  
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Jaundice : Tribal medicine
Koppula Hemadri, Swahari Sasibhushana Rao
April-June 1984, 3(4):209-212
Till this date, Modern Medicine has not offered any satisfactory remedy for Jaundice. In contrast, Traditional Medicine and Tribal practices have been rescuing the patients since time immemorial. Presented in this article are some of such remedies rediscovered by the authors in the Dandakaranya area during the Ethno - Botanical Surveys.
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What ails the present medical care?
Mahesh D Parikh, Raman R Mistri, Narendra S Bhatt
April-June 1984, 3(4):179-183
In spite of the vast amount of medical data at our disposal, there are limitations and drawbacks of medical care. This is due to the defective medical knowledge - the restricted narrow concepts of human being, illness, etiology and treatment. This has resulted in undue emphasis on physical aspect of human existence ignoring the mental and spiritual aspects in understanding the illness and treating them. There is a) Unnecessary medicalisation while the other methods of treatment remain underused. b) Only symptomatic relief, rather than a cure by removal of the cause, with likelihood of recurrence or syndrome shift. c) Incompleteness of treatment which tackles only the external cause without rectifying the inherent susceptibility leaving the possibility of recurrence. Overspecialization and unnecessary referrals, and non-individualisation of treatment causing avoidable side-effects.
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Health dimentions of gita*
DB Ray
April-June 1984, 3(4):231-237
The author discusses in this paper to what extent 'the Gita' the most authorative source book of Hindu doctorine and ethics has contributed to the cause of a healthy living of mankind.
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Traditional medicines of india. 1 the role of mind and autosuggestion in the efficacy of magico religious practice of tribal medicines
P Pushpangadan
April-June 1984, 3(4):213-215
Magico - religious rites in treating physical and mental ailments once widespread in ancient India are still prevalent among the tribals / primitive societies. This study shows that it is based on a scientifically sound psychological approach. Magical incantation and other religious rites performed to cure the disease unknowingly affect the mind of patient who in turn subjected to have autosuggestions of getting cured. This generates a kind of psychic energy in him which then helps him to regain the natural capacity of the body to recover from the ailments.
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Indian plants and plant products with antifertility effect*
GV Satyavati
April-June 1984, 3(4):193-202
In this article the author reviews research studies on Indian plants with antifertility activity conducted by different Institutes and independent investigators. The available clinical data is also present here.
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Studies on some south Indian market samples of ayurvedic drugs - III
K Vasudevan Nair, SN Yoganarasimhan, K Gopakumar, KR Keshavamurthy, TR Shantha
April-June 1984, 3(4):188-192
The South Indian market sample sources of the drugs Sariva, Prasarani, Dusparsa and Agaru are evaluated; the herbarium specimens and crude drugs for all the plants involved are provided to facilitate identification.
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Nimi tantra (opthalmolgy of ancient India)
CK Ramachandran
April-June 1984, 3(4):183-187
The art of opthalmology was well developed in ancient India and was known as Nimi Tantra. In this paper the author presents the main features of Nimi Tantra an authoritative treatises written by Nimi, a prominent opthalmologist of his time.
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Less known uses of weeds as medicinal plants
TR Sahu
April-June 1984, 3(4):245-249
In this paper the author presents medicinal or otherwise useful weed species with details of family, vernacular name and its medicinal utility. Information on other general economic importance of medicinal weeds is also described here.
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Experimental and clinical studies on diabetes mellitus evaluating the efficacy of an indigenous oral hypoglycaemic drug - arani (clerodendron phlomidis)
GN Chaturvedi, PR Subramaniyam, SK Tiwari, KP Singh
April-June 1984, 3(4):216-224
Diabetes mellitus is a common problem in clinical practice. An indigenous herbal drug Arani (Clerodendron phlomidis) was selected for this experimental and clinical study. The experimental study was conducted on albino rats. Arani inhibited the adrenaline induced hyperglycaemia effectively. The alcoholic extractive of Arani produced a well comparable fall in blood sugar to that of tolbutamide. Moreover, Arani caused a significant fall in hyperglycaemia ofalloxan diabetic patients along with clinical improvement. The results were found quite comparable to tolbutamide
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Physiology and bio - chemistry of germination of different types of seeds - iv - effect of certain chemicals on growth anddevelopment of cucumber, mungo, paddy, raddish and tomato plants
AK Majumdar, CL Boissya
April-June 1984, 3(4):238-244
The effect of 100 ppm solution of each of kinetin, adenine, uracil and thymine on the vegetative and reproductive growth of Cucumis sativus, phaseolus mungo, Oryza sativus, Raphanus sativus and Lycopersicum esculentum plants were studied. The rate of vegetative growth was found to be more in the Cucumis sativus, Raphanus sativus and Lycopersicum esculentum plants treated with all the chemicals mentioned above over that of the controls. Phaseolus mungo and Oryza sativa plants shows almost the same growth rate with that of the control plants. So far the reproductive phase is concerned, measured as the size of fruit and number of fruit and seed, Cucumis sativus plants produced about same number of fruits in all the treatments but fruit size varied greatly along with the number of seeds in kinetin and adenine treated plants.
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Kutaja bija - its pharmacognosy
A Anandakumar, V Rajendran, M Balasubramaniam, R Muralidharan
April-June 1984, 3(4):203-206
Kutaja bija, Kudasappalai or Inderjou is an important seed drug in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Medicines. The market sample of Madras Crude drug trade has been identified in our laboratory as the seeds of Holarrhena - anti - dysenterica wall of the family Apocynaceae. The morphology, anatomy, fluorescence analysis and chemical studies of the drugs are reported.
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New researchers in biology and genetics - problems of science and ethics.
SR Sree Rangaswamy
April-June 1984, 3(4):253-254
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Treatment of pharyngeal diphtheria and pharyngitis with traditional chinese medicine
Shi Xiu Zhang, Wu zhi-kui
April-June 1984, 3(4):225-230
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Two arthasastra - antidotes in the astangasandraha
Rahul Peter Das
April-June 1984, 3(4):207-208
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Philosophy of health and medical sciences
PV Sharma
April-June 1984, 3(4):254-255
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