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   1986| October-December  | Volume 6 | Issue 2  
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Copper vessel, magic and disease
Franz-Helmut Richter, Gabriele Thoss
October-December 1986, 6(2):97-106
The use of a copper vessel as a magic and a medical aid in South Indian Folkmedicine is described. The authors discuss its relation to the neglected external treatments of Siddha Medicine and the use of cupping glasses in West Germany. With this article they want to rise the interest in a comparative study of the different medical systems and to emphasize the use of the external treatments in Siddha Medicine, which are rarely practiced today.
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Anti - tumour activity of an ayurvedic oil preparation
KR Panikar, P Bhanumathy, PN Raghunath
October-December 1986, 6(2):107-108
An ayurvedic oil preparation containing flowers of ixora coccinea and cortus sativum was subjected to an animal experimentation to find out how far it is efficient in preventing the development of Dalton's lymphoma as solid tumour. The oil was applied after injecting the cells and we found it could retard the development of tumour and arrest further development of already formed tumour.
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Studies on dasamula - its chemistry, botany & biology part - I prisniparni
KK Purushothaman, A Sarada, E Sasikala, Hamsaveni Gopal
October-December 1986, 6(2):88-96
In this detailed review article called studies on Dasamula, the first part, 'Prisniparni', covering its Chemistry, Botany and Biology is presented here.
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Anti - diabetic activity of the seed kernel of syzygium cumini linn
R Bhaskaran Nair, G Santhakumari
October-December 1986, 6(2):80-84
Syzygium cumini seed kernel (aqueous suspension) was screened for its antibiadetic activity at the dose levels of 1g., 2g., 4g and 6 g/kg body weight. 4g / kg dose level was found to exhibit maximum hypoglycaemic effect (42.64%) in rabbits, 3hr. after medication. Like Tolbutamide the drug may also be promoting endogenous release of insulin. An extra pancreatic site of action of the drug cannot be ruled out, since it produced a significant decrease in the blood sugar level (17.04%) in alloxan diabetic rats.
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Mental depression and kundalini yoga
Sanjenbam Kunjeshwori Devi, J. P. N. Chansauria, KN Udupa
October-December 1986, 6(2):112-118
In cases of mental depression, the plasma serotonin, melatonin and glutamate levels are increased along with the lowering of urinary - 5 - hydroxyindole acetic acid, plasma monoamine oxidase and cortisol levels following three and six months Practice of Kundalini Yoga. The pulse rate and blood pressure in these patients are also lowered after Kundalini Yoga practice. Thus, the practice of Kundalini Yoga helps to maintain a perfect homeostasis by bringing an equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic activities and it can be used as a non - medical measure in treating patients with mental depression.
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Pharmacognostic evaluation of katphala (the bark of myrica esculenta buch - ham)
J Singh, VK Lan, VP Trivedi
October-December 1986, 6(2):85-87
Katphala or Kaiphala, botanically equated with plant Myrica esculenta Buch. - Ham., is an important bark drug of Indian systems of medicine. It is one of the plant species, which are under imminent danger of extinction from U. P. Himalayas. Since, no pharmacognostic study on this drug is on record, the present investigations has been undertaken. In this article, macroscopic and microscopic characters of the bark as such, including diagnostic characters of the drug in powder form have been presented.
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Observations on wild plants used in folk medicine in the rural areas of the kolhapur district
Anuradha Upadhye, MS Kumbhojkar, VD Vartak
October-December 1986, 6(2):119-121
This paper deals with the wild medicinal plants used by rural population of south-western part of Kolhapur district, Maharashtra State. The authors gathered data on 34 species of locally available wild plants used in curing common human ailments. The plants are arranged according to the type of ailment. Vernacular name of each species followed by its botanical name, relevant plant family and known use of the plant in local medicine are given.
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Some new facts about candranandana
PV Sharma
October-December 1986, 6(2):77-79
In this paper the author probes the identity of Candranandana a well known author and commentator of various works in Ayurvedic literature by interpreting the classical texts.
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Tribal remedies for snakebite from orissa
KS Murthy, PC Sharma, Prem Kishore
October-December 1986, 6(2):122-123
This communication presents an account of usage of 13 species of plant in the treatment of Snakebite by the tribals of Orissa, Botanical name, family, local name and Sanskrit name, if available of the plants along with mode of administration and place collection of the claims are enumerated.
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Galen's recognition of three souls and their origin
S Mahdihassan
October-December 1986, 6(2):69-76
Galen's three souls incorporate previously existing ideas of soul. Soul is matter - cum - energy. As matter it is airlike, the finest by nature and as movement, like sound, the form of energy most subtle of its kind. Creator is depicted with Creation as the Cosmic egg and snake as Cosmic soul and the syllable Om, as the word incorporating creative energy. Om as humming sound is symbolized by Bees which produce such sound.
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Flaveria trinervia (sprengel) c. mohr (compositae) a new herb to cure jaundice
C Shanthamma, MS Sudarshana, Rachaiah
October-December 1986, 6(2):109-111
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The health and family welfare in ayurveda
KP Muralidharan
October-December 1986, 6(2):124-125
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