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   1991| April-June  | Volume 10 | Issue 4  
    Online since November 11, 2011

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Astromedicine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Sudhakar Janai, AT Biviji, DG Naik, RT Lakhe, V Bhaskar Rao
April-June 1991, 10(4):231-233
One patient of rheumatoid arthritis was treated according to astromedicine. Wearing of Coral beads had remarkable effect on the disease. The interesting finding are reported in this paper.
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Rare medicinal plants of Assam
PC Bhattacharya, R Muzumder, GC Dev Sarmah
April-June 1991, 10(4):234-238
Thirty endangered plants of Assam are mentioned in this report. Some measures to ward off the threat are also suggested.
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Fungi from crude drugs
RK Pathak, SN Khan, Saravesh Sachan
April-June 1991, 10(4):264-265
Nineteen fungal species were isolated from the ingredients of the ayurvedic drugs, Jusanda. The significance of the findings is discussed.
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Comparative study of media in the preparation of Tamra bhasma with special reference to Tamaka svasa
DS Wadodkar, KU Pillai, HS Sarma
April-June 1991, 10(4):239-244
Three types of tamra bhasmas separately prepared by using the media of mercury, Solanum xanthocarpum and sulphur were tested in patients of tamaka svasa. Results suggest that the process of making tamra bhasma with sulphur is superior to others due to several reasons.
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Some pharmacological studies on a flavone glycoiside of Nyctanthes arbortristis (Harsinghar)
AK Srivastava, RL Khare, RK Udadhyay, AK Jha, JS Dangi, Naresh Talwar
April-June 1991, 10(4):245-247
A flavones glycoside isolated from the bark of ayurvedic plant, Nyctanthes arbortristis was subjected to various pharmacological studies. The glycoside was found to be effective on, cardiovascular system and smooth muscles of intestine but no significant effect was found on CNS. The glycoside exhibited promising anti-inflammatory activity.
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Pharmacognostical studies on the root tubers of Minnikizhangu, Dolichos trilobus L. (D.falcatus klein) - (Fabaceae)
TR Shantha, JK Shetty, R Sudha
April-June 1991, 10(4):266-271
The pharmacognosy of root tubers of Minnikizhangu (Dolichos trilobus L) used by the trials of Kodikkarai forests. Tamil Nadu is reported in this communication.
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Plants used in folk medicine by the Kotas of Nilgiri district, Tamil Nadu
S Rajan, M Sethurama
April-June 1991, 10(4):223-230
The present report deals with 34 plants of ethno botanical significance used s food and medicine by the Kotas of Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu. Dietary and medicinal applications of plants re briefly summarized and presented.
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Role of different containers and methods on alcoholic preparations with reference to Kutajarista
Shobha G Hiremath, Damodar Joshi
April-June 1991, 10(4):256-263
The role of different types of containers and methods of preparation was studied in the case of Kutajarista. Stainless steel containers were found to be superior of vessels made of earth and wood. Addition of yeast generated more alcohol facilitating better extraction of chemicals. The significance of the findings is discussed.
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Taxonomic study of an Ayurvedic herb Kade-chirayet from Pune and neighbouring districts
AS Upadhye, MS Kumbhojkar, DK Kulkarni
April-June 1991, 10(4):253-255
Five difference species of plants are known as Kade-Chirayet in different parts of Pune and neighbouring districts. Botanical identification of all the five species is presented in this paper.
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Second thoughts on Ayurveda
Erik Sigdell
April-June 1991, 10(4):214-222
This article takes up a few "riddles" in the theory of Ayurveda and suggests explanations. It also looks into the Mahabhutas in pharmacology and discusses the real causes of diseases starts with. An interesting graphic representation of the six rasas,  is also presented.
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Clinical trial of Candanasava, in the treatment of urinary tract infection
KN Goel, RH Singh
April-June 1991, 10(4):248-252
Candanasava gives significant relief to urinary tract infection. Like other Ayurvedic drugs Candanasava might be acting not merely as an urinary antiseptic but also as a host-modifying factor, thus rendering the host-urinary tract resistant to infection and making the bacterial infection pathogenetically less virulent.
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D Suresh Kumar
April-June 1991, 10(4):272-273
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