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   1987| April-June  | Volume 6 | Issue 4  
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Pharmacognistic studies on Wagatea Spicata Dalzell
SR Surange, SS Deokule
April-June 1987, 6(4):238-243
Wagatea spicata Dalzell, family : Leguminosae (Caesalpiniaceae) known in vernacular as 'Vagati" or "Vakeri", is a montotypic genus of a robust woody, climbing shrub growing abundantly in Maharashtra State, especially in Konkan jungles and on the Ghats near Mahabaleshwar. The roots are known to be used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and pneumonia since long in the Indian system of medicine. The bark is used for skin diseases. The seeds possess an oil which is sometimes used for lighting purposes. Since the plant is abundantly used in Indian system of Medicine the authors carried out pharmacognostic studies on its parts in order to find out adulterations, if any, which is presented here.
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Maternity in ancient Indian medicine
PV Tiwari, RD Sharma, C Chaturvedi
April-June 1987, 6(4):192-202
The author probes in this study the maternity or obsterics and gynaecology in Ancient Indian medicine by interpreting various classical texts in Ayurveda, Sociology and Religion.
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Salt in Ayurveda - I
NS Moos
April-June 1987, 6(4):217-237
In basic Ayurveda texts, Susruta, Caraka and Vagbhata, some quite specific Salts (Lavanam) have been described and their properties and actions are enumerated. By comparing those accounts with the present methods of preparation, conclusions have been made and evidently spurious methods are pointed out. The reported properties of Saindhava, Samudra, Vida, Sauvarcha, Romaka, Audbhida, Gutika, the Katu Group, Krsna and Pamsuja Lavanas are discussed in terms of their chemical constituents here and, thus, the authors establish its inter-connections.
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The concept of psychotherapy in Ayurveda with special reference to Satvavajaya
AR Murthy, RH Singh
April-June 1987, 6(4):255-261
Ayurveda conceives in Life (Ayu) as a four dimensional entity i.e. Sarirendriya Satvatma Samyoga. Accordingly it adopts a comprehensive psychosomatic-spiritual approach to preservation of health and cure of diseases. Satvavajaya (psychotherapy) is described as a major non-pharmacological approach to treatment. This paper presents a critical study on the concept of Psychotherapy in Ayurveda with special reference to Satvavajaya.
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Twin brain and Ardhanareeshwara: An interesting comparison
JP Balodhi
April-June 1987, 6(4):252-254
This article is a scientific interpretation of Vedic, Upanishadic, Tantric and Puranic conceptions of Cakras & 'Ardhanareeshwara' in the light of modern neuro psychological research. It also attempts to make striking similarities between the 'twin brain' and the concept of 'Ardhanareeshwara' and to show how the Ancient Indian sages conceptualized this ' two in one', brain reality long ago what neurosciences are just trying to understand now.
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Studies on ancient Indian concept of 'Role of Impaired Gastro - intestinal function - Enteropathy', in the pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis - Amavata
Prem Kishore, MM Padhi
April-June 1987, 6(4):203-216
In this paper an attempt has been made to evaluate the theory of Ayurveda on rheumatoid arthritis, in relation to the modern medical concept. The evolution of the disease, its etiopathogenesis, its pathological, biochemical as well as therapeutic data published in support of this concept and finally the details of clinical trial of Sunthi in treating 265 patients are dealt with.
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Betel nuts as contaminated with a cancer producing fungus
S Mahdihassan
April-June 1987, 6(4):244-246
Betel nuts prematurely harvested and allowed to dry in heaps contain moisture which permits Aspergillus flavous to enter and spread over the central portions. Such betel - nuts consumed with betel leaves can cause cancer of the mouth since A. flavus is a carcinogen. Samples collected showed that the most betel - nuts were contaminated.
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Techno economic data on tree species of Ayurvedic drugs from Karnataka
SN Yoganarasimhan, K Vasudevan Nair, BV Holla, KR Keshavamurthy
April-June 1987, 6(4):247-251
Techno - economic data on 44 tree species used as crude drugs in various ayurvedic preparations are provided. To maintain quality and reasonable trice, it is suggested that the procurement and sale of crude / raw drugs should be carried out by government agency.
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Jalaukavacharanam or application of leeches

April-June 1987, 6(4):0-0
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Books Review
KS Varier
April-June 1987, 6(4):262-263
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Books Review
AV Reddy
April-June 1987, 6(4):263-263
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