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   1986| April-June  | Volume 5 | Issue 4  
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Ethnomedicine of bhil tribe of Jhabua district, M. P.**
JK Maheshwari, BS Kalakoti, Brij Lal
April-June 1986, 5(4):255-261
The Bhils are inhabitants of Dhar, Jhabua, Khargone and Ratlam distrcits of Madhya Pradesh. A large number of Bhils live in the neighbouring States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. They constitute the third largest tribe of India; the first two being Gonds and Santhals. They utilize a large number of plant species occurring wild in the district as herbal remedies in various diseases and ailments. An ethno-medico-botanical survey was conducted in the tribal blocks. Viz. Kathiware, Alirajpur and Sodhwa blocks of Jhabua district, M. P. The authors have gathered first-hand information on seventy - five plant species and their mode of therapeutic uses from the tribal medicine men 'Badwa' and other experienced tribals. The present study has brought of light some interesting data on potential medicinal plants which will be screened for determining their therapeutic and pharmacodynamic properties.
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Nagakesara - a comparative pharmacognosy
A Anandakumar, M Balasubramanian, R Muralidharan
April-June 1986, 5(4):263-268
Dried floral buds of Mesua ferrea Linn, dried fruits of Dillenia pentagyna Roxb and dried fruiting inflorescence of Cinnamomum wightii Meissn are used as Nagakesara in different regions of India. This elaborate study presents to the pharmacognosy of these three different drugs of Nagakesara.
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Botanical notes on the identity of certain herbs used in ayurvedic medicines in kerala. iii. hribera and amragandha
VV Sivarajan, Indu Balachandran
April-June 1986, 5(4):250-254
The identity of the drugs 'Hribera' and 'Amragandha', as they are chosen currently, is discussed here 'Hribera' is identified as Coleus Zeylanicus. An artificial key and identifying features of the accepted source of Amragandha and related taxa which are possibly mixed it are also provided.
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Experimental studies on the fermentation of aravindasava
Muzaffer Alam, K. K. S. Dasan, B Rukmani, Hamsa Veni, RG Purushothaman, KK Purushothaman
April-June 1986, 5(4):243-246
Aravindasava was prepared as per the textual and modified methods. The modified methods involved the use of glass vessel and inoculation of the autoclaved drug with the yeasts isolated from Dasamularista and Pippaliasava. The quantity of alcohol produced in the glass vessel was more than that in the earthen pot by classical method. Among the inoculated organisms, Dasamularista yeast II showed highest alcohol production. There was difference in the degree of utilization of reducing and non - reducing sugars by the growing microorganisms in the fermenting vessel in different method of preparation.
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Geographical approach towards the study of health - care system
B Hyma, A Ramesh, NL Subhadra Iyengar
April-June 1986, 5(4):216-227
In this study the authors discuss the emerging trends in geography of health and health care system in detail and analyses the position of geography of Health in India and abroad.
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Spectroscopic analysis of 'yasada bhasma' (zinc salt)
SN Thakur, C Srinivas, PJ Deshpande
April-June 1986, 5(4):240-242
'Yasada Bhasma (A compound metallic preparation) a well known Ayurvedic compound medicine studied spectrscopically and found persisting Zinc lines in the analysis'
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Central nervous system effects of civet
RR Varma, G Santhakumari
April-June 1986, 5(4):232-239
Civet, the perineal gland secretion of Malabar Civet cat (Moschothera civettina blyth) in doses ranging from 100 to 800 mg/kg p.o. produced significant potentiation of pentobarbitone induced hypnosis, mild analgesis and anticonvulsant activities. However, it is devoid of hypothermic effect in mice and antipyretic activity in febrile rats. It also failed to produce any effect in the "rota - rod test", to influence the amphetamine toxicity in aggregated mice and in the conditioned avoidance response in trained rats. In the acute toxicity studies civet was found to be devoid of any toxic manifestations or mortality in mice upto a dose of 800 mg/kg orally.
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Marcelin berthelot and Indian alchemy
Arion Rosu
April-June 1986, 5(4):247-249
Baed on unpublished manuscripts, the article reveals the keen interest shown by Marcelin Berthelot in Indian alchemy. The French Savant has actually inspired and encouraged the first historical research in this field, undertaken at the end of the last century, in Calcutta, by the Bengali scientist Prafulla Chandra Ray.
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Clinical studies on amoebiasis and giardiasis evaluating the efficacy of Kutaja (holarrhena antidysenterica) in entamoeba histolytica cyst passers
KP Singh
April-June 1986, 5(4):228-231
The clinical study records the clinical presentations of forty cases with amoebias and / or giardiasis including the efficacy of Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) in intestinal amoebiasis. E. H. Cyst passers also have symptoms like loose motions, constipation, flatulence, abdominal cramping, diminished appetite and mucus in stools. Patients with giardiasis have more tendency to diarrhoea and flatulence with no mucus in stools. 70 per cent good response was observed in E. H. Cyst passers when treated with Kutaja bark. Therefore, it appears that well known anti - diarrhoeal traditional herbal drug Kutaja, may be helpful to an extent in treating the amoebiasis. It will prove to be a very economic drug
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Sabda Malineekarana' (Noise pollution)

April-June 1986, 5(4):0-0
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Research in progress
V Rajagopalan
April-June 1986, 5(4):262-262
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Books review
P Faigl
April-June 1986, 5(4):269-270
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