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   1990| January-March  | Volume 9 | Issue 3  
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Pumsavana karma
KP Vardhan
January-March 1990, 9(3):134-139
"Pumsavana is one of the Shodasha Karmas (Sixteen rituals) performed in various stages of life in ancient India. It deals with the technique of genetic engineering to ensure healthy progeny and to determine the sex of the child. The author also probes here the relevance of this technique at this age and describes how the modern biology supports it.
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Place of nutrition in yoga
BP Desai
January-March 1990, 9(3):147-153
Nutrition plays a very vital role in our life. Yoga and Ayurveda had laid down the foundations of dietetics. The valuable guidelines regarding various food articles and diet for Yoga Sadhaka, to achieve maximum benefits, are given in traditional yoga texts like Hatha Pradipika and Gheranda Samhitha. Now is the time to evaluate the place of nutrition in Yoga and to study how the dietetic principles in yoga will help to eradicate the national problem of Mal-nutrition and poverty which is the pressing need of the moment.
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Perspective in plant drug research
RH Singh, KP Singh
January-March 1990, 9(3):154-158
Plant medicine becomes more popular thought the world in these days probably of its latest toxicity. Ayurveda that leads in plant medicine preserves the natural form of herbs maximum, in various pharmaceutical preparations. Isolation of active principles has not proved much fruitful. However, the need of hour is cultivation of more medicinal plants along with popularization of their use traditional simpler forms.
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Ayurveda: An international overview - part III
Madhabendra Nath Pal
January-March 1990, 9(3):140-146
In the concluding part of the study the author highlights Tridosha theory (Three humours) and bioenergy and reviews the whole situation of Ayurveda around the world.
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Critical study of the asavaishta preparations of brhatirayee
D Joshi, CB Jha
January-March 1990, 9(3):125-133
This study deals with Asavarishta preparations of the Ayurvedic System of medicine and scans various classical texts to find out the different types of constituents required for their preparation along with their proportions, the method of preparation, the time required to complete the process, the fermentations pots, the fermenting materials, the place and time (season) of fermentation etc. with a view to develop certain common norms for their preparation.
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Effect of yogasana practice on systolic time intervels
TM Srinivasan
January-March 1990, 9(3):116-124
Therapeutic values of yoga practices are well documented in the ancient Indian literature. In this study an attempt has been made to see the effect of Yogasana practice on cardiac functions by measuring systolic time intervals (STI). The asanas studied are Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Paschimottanasana and Bhujangasana. Five healthy Yogasana practitioners who where practicing regularly for more than a year were the subjects. The result of the study was statistically analyzed and presented systematically here.
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Image of some existing medical systems among Indian rural communites
Param Hans Raj
January-March 1990, 9(3):110-115
Though a number of medical systems grossly prevails in Indian rural communities, this empirical Socio-medical study makes an attempt to examine the comparative suitability of various systems among them. The parameters adopted in evaluating the suitability of different systems were (a) peoples' perception of the capacity of these individual systems to cure the illness (b) the economic dimension of the system and (c) the cultural compatibility of the system. Among other findings the study reveals that the Ayurvedic system scores highest in the scale of suitability.
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Lingam as a sacred object and the head-dress of sufi resembling it
S Mahdihassan
January-March 1990, 9(3):159-163
This study scans into past of ancient man and discusses meticulously how the reproductive organ Lingam became sacred object to Hindus and why a sufi wore a phallus shaped head-dress resembling to it. In this manner the author demystifies here the procreation, the law of nature.
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Vessels in some aslepiadceae
Anita Nag, S Keshetrapal
January-March 1990, 9(3):168-173
In the present investigation vessels of 16 species of family Asclepiadaceae have been studied. Through a lot of variation exists in the size and shape of vessels, number of perforation plates and intravascular thickening of walls in the taxa, the vessels in asclepiadaceae are found highly specified.
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Nephroprotectors- Folk medicine of rayalaseema Andra Pradesh
S Vedavathy, KN Rao
January-March 1990, 9(3):164-167
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Research & development funding schemes of central government departments and agencies
NP Damodaran
January-March 1990, 9(3):174-175
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