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   1988| October-December  | Volume 8 | Issue 2  
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An aspect of the five souls of Indian physiology
S Mahdihasan
October-December 1988, 8(2):113-116
In this paper the author discusses five souls viz, prana, Apana, Udana, Samana and vyana of Indian physiology. Also aims to show that the last named two souls were unknown to Galen.
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Effect of some medicinal plant preparations of adipose tissue metabolism
VD Bambhole
October-December 1988, 8(2):117-124
Powder in fine suspension, water and alcoholic extract preparations of Cyperus Rotundus (Mustak), Iris versicolor (Haimavati) and Holoptelai integrifolia (Chirubilva) were used in adipose cell suspension and also administered orally to evaluate the effect of these plant preparations on adipose tissue metabolism in rats. The result, showed that the preparations from these medicinal plants exhibited lipolytic action to mobilize fat from adipose tissues in rats and consequently helped in the reduction of obesity.
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Ethno biological treatment of piles by Bhoxas of Uttar Pradesh
Harish Singh
October-December 1988, 8(2):167-170
The paper deals with some less known ethnomedicinal plats as well as animals which are use I the treatment of piles by the Bhoxa tribe of Uttar Pradesh.
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Antipoisonous property of Canavalia virosa
KK Jayavardhanan, KR Pannikar, M Kesavan, Donata , K Rajagopalan
October-December 1988, 8(2):103-105
Canavalia virosa seed is applied on the wound after removing the seed coat. This sticks to the skin till the poison is completely removed and falls off which takes five to seven hours. There is complete relief of the poisoning in the case of Scorpion, Centipede., and the seeds which have been detected and studied here.
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Toxicity of Semecarpus anacardium extract
Bhushan Patwardhan, MN Saraf, SB David
October-December 1988, 8(2):106-109
Toxicity by oral route administration of S. anacardium extract with peanut oil was compared against the same extract emulsified with Tween-80 saline. The traditional way of administration with peanut oil was found to be safe and upto 25 mg/kg/day x9 days, increase in weight, RBCs & haemoglobin % was observed without mortality. Same dose with Tween-80 saline was found to have adverse effects regarding all the pharameters with 16.5% mortality. This study support Ayurvedic method of administration for efficacy without toxicity.
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An experimental study of Kutajarishta with special reference to amoebiasis
Dineshchandra , SK Dixit, PC Sen, D Joshi
October-December 1988, 8(2):100-102
A study on Kutajarista' was carried out and it was tested for anti-amoebic action which is presented in this paper.
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Unrecorded traditional medicine -1
Ved Prakash, BN Mehrothra
October-December 1988, 8(2):110-112
This communication reports the households remedies for the treatment of chronic fever, whooping -cough and carbuncle prevailed in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh in India.
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Role of Ayurveda and Yoga to overcome aging
SK Mishra
October-December 1988, 8(2):92-99
The changes in the body with aging are various. They can be avoided by judicious use of the knowledge of Aha Vihara and Carya described in the Ayurvedic texts alongwith certain yogic practices with are minutely discussed here.
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Social research and health care planning in south Asia-Part 11
Charles Leslie
October-December 1988, 8(2):75-91
The second part of the study addresses issues raised by the notion that planning in developing countries should integrated indigenous medical resources in state funded health service system. In this perspective the author analyses here the relationship between "alternative practices" of the world today.
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Development of a rural community health care model based on Indian indigenous system of medicine
B Hyma, A Ramesh, NL Subhadra
October-December 1988, 8(2):138-166
Based on the principles of primary health care as outlined by WHO at the Alma Ata Conference in 1978, many voluntary organizations in India have been formulating, organizing and experimenting with the comprehensive rural community health Schemes. The goal is to indentify the felt needs at both individual and community levels and facilitate direct participation in decision making, develop suitable alternative, ecologically Sound indigenous models for socioeconomic well-being. In this context the Indian system of medicine has a useful and complementary role to play in the preventive and curative aspects of primary health care programmes. With the above objectives in mind the investigators undertook a brief survey of a "comprehensive rural health" project. The primary aim of this project is to develop a community health care model using innovative alternative methods using Indian indigenous system of medicine and participatory research techniques to improve rural health services of the surrounding under privileged villages. Many gaps exist in the assessment, however, a birds eye-view is presented here.
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Some pharmacological actions of Pongamia pinnata Linn (Karanja)
NR Pillai, N Vijayamma
October-December 1988, 8(2):133-137
Ste, bark of pongamia pinnata, a medicinal tree of importance in Ayurveda has been subjected to various pharmacological studies using the aqueous extract in different dose levels. The aqueous extract of bark exhibited significant CNS sedative and antipyretic effects in experimental animals. But there was no effect on cardiovascular system, through it showed antispasmodic effects on smooth muscle (invitro). These observations are presented here.
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Comparative study of herbal agents used for Fumigtation in relations to formulation
L.S.B. Bisht, NB Brindavanam, P Kimothic
October-December 1988, 8(2):125-132
The study assess some herbal agents used for fumigations as listed in Ayurvedic literature for various applications. Here coarse powder of 19 freshly collected and dried herbal agents were used for fumigating a room of about 594 cu .ft. volume. Air samples were collected using Nutrient Agar plates just before , 15 minutes and 45 minutes after fumigation from both ground and top. Assessment of the agent was done by means of colony counts after incubation of air samples . In relation to Formaline (disinfection by 100% ) all the herbal agents have reduced the microbial colony counts in air samples considerably. Five agents were markedly effective in destroying micro-organisms in ground samples while the rest have disinfected significantly the top samples. Potent disinfection was seen with "Devadâru" and in line "Apamârga" stands second while "Sarsapa" has reduced aeroganic micro-organisms.
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Atharva Vedic views on tuberculosis

October-December 1988, 8(2):0-0
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October-December 1988, 8(2):171-172
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