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   1989| July-September  | Volume 9 | Issue 1  
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Studies on the standardisation of Mahalaksadi taila
Muzzaffer Alam, Dasan , K.K.S. , S Joy, KK Purushothaman
July-September 1989, 9(1):28-30
Malaksadi taila was prepared as per Ayurvedic formulary and was analysed. The specific gravity, saponification number, iodine number and acid number were 0.915, 199, 102 and 2 respectively. The drug resolved into two spots in the solvent n-butanol, acetic acid, water (75:15:10). The visible spectrum showed two peaks at 420-30 nm and 660 nm.
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Plantain or edible banana (musa x paradisica var - sapiemtum) some lesser known folk uses in India
P Pushpangadan, Jeet Kaur, Jyoti Sharma
July-September 1989, 9(1):20-24
Plantain Or edible banana (Musa X paradisiacal var. Sapientum), an important commercial fruit item of the tropics, is known in India since time immemorial. Apart from its use as a valuable food item, banana fruits and the different part of plant find diverse uses in various folk practices, customs, religious rituals and medicine among the villagers and tribal communities of the country which are oral in tradition. A study conducted on various medicinal applications of banana has shown that they are very effective and can be used by all as simple and safe home remedy for treating a number of common ailments which are reported here.
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Ayurveda: An international overview-part II
Madhabendra Nath Pal
July-September 1989, 9(1):1-6
In the second part of the study the author discusses disease, drug and Ayurvedic theory and practice briefly.
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Medicinal Plants of India - Vol.2 Edited by Dr. G.V Satyavati & Ors. Published by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi
NP Damodaran
July-September 1989, 9(1):36-37
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Role of ayurveda in planning strategies of "AIDS" control in India
SK Mishra
July-September 1989, 9(1):11-17
"AIDS" is a new clinical entity identified around 1980. There is a marked increase in the incidence of the disease in the USA. Since our country has a lot of interaction around the world, including the areas of occurrence of the disease and also that the risk factors and high risk group exist in our country there is a scare about the syndrome.
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The kalpa method of therapy in chronic diseases
NK Singh, RH Singh
July-September 1989, 9(1):7-10
In chronic diseases, the Kalpa method of therapy prescribed in Ayurveda for revitalization and overall improvement of health is discussed in this paper. Also reports here that clinical trial of Agrogyavardhini Kalpa in chronic GIT disease confirms the efficacy of Kalps therapy in boosting the general health of the patient as reflected by its nutritional status etc. Clinical symptoms also improve and thus moving that the Arogyavardhini exerts multi dimensional influence on the disease.
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Folk - medicine for diabetes from rayalaseema of Andhra Pradesh
N Nagaraju, KN Rao
July-September 1989, 9(1):31-35
The paper deals with the folk-lore use of 26 antidiabetic plant species occurring in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The methods of preparation and dose of administration of crude drugs as suggested by tribal and non - tribal herbalists are recorded in the study. Also the known chemical constituents(s) of these plants are included in the communication.
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The tridosha doctrine traced to breath as soul
S Mahdihassan
July-September 1989, 9(1):25-25
The author traces in this paper the clue of the Tridosha Doctrine consisting of Air, water and heat. Breath contains all the three. Probably the Tridosha doctrine arose while considering breath as soul.
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On lehas (linctus formulations)
PV Sharma
July-September 1989, 9(1):18-19
The author renders here an English translation to Lehdhyaya of the Kasyapa-samhita, Suthrasthana, 1-6.
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Gems and their medicinal values
AV Sharma
July-September 1989, 9(1):26-27
The medicinal uses of nine major gems (Navrtna) are enumerated here.
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