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   1994| January-March  | Volume 13 | Issue 3  
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Concept of Deha Prakriti vis-ŕ-vis human constitution in Ayurveda
JS Tripathi, RH Singh
January-March 1994, 13(3):314-325
The Ayurvedic literature exhibits a systematic information about psychosomatic constitution and its genetic & environment denominators. According to Ayurveda the psychosomatic constitution, as also known as Deha Prakrti, is represented by a vivid description of the Physique, Physiology & psychological make-up of an individual. The Deha Prakrti is essentially genetically determined and is likely to be influenced by a variety of environmental factors to some extent. Dehaprakrti is the foremost factor which determines the pattern of susceptibility of an individual to different diseases, their prognosis, course and complications.
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Swami Vivekananda’s concept of Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga
Giridhar Yogeshwar
January-March 1994, 13(3):261-265
The erudite author tries to present in this article a gist of Swami Vivekananda's concept of Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.
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Physique and cardiovascular fitness from the perspective of Ayurvedic teachings
Ganesh Shankar
January-March 1994, 13(3):280-285
An effort has been made in this article to verify some selected body dimensions in relation to physique.
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Extraction of medicinal principles with milk
AV Sharma
January-March 1994, 13(3):239-241
In Ayurveda many formulations are described which milk is used as a solvent for extraction of medicinal principles present in the herbs. The rationale of this technique is analysed in this article from the standpoint of pharmaceutical sciences.
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Hepatotoxicity of Eugenol
Vijaya Soundran, Tara Namagiri, S Manonayaki, G Vanithakumari
January-March 1994, 13(3):213-217
EUGENOL a widely used pharmaceutical agent proceeds toxicity on inhalation in rats. Two different doses 20 & 30 μg/100g body weight/ day of eugenol were given intramuscularly to male albino rats for 10 days and the liver function was assessed by measuring the specific enzyme activities, and total and differential bilirubin concentration. There was an appreciable increase in total as well as differential bilirubin fractions and a dose dependent increase was noticed in the activities of alkaline phosphatase, transminases, lactate dehyrogenase with a decrease in the activity of glytamyl transferase activity, and suggesting eugenol to have a toxic effect on liver.
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Role of Nadi pariksa in the diagnosis of Udar Roga
AK Tripathi, RH Singh
January-March 1994, 13(3):248-252
In clinical medicine no physical sign is more revealing than the Nadi Parkisa. The term "Nadi" has been used in several contexts in Ayurvedic classes but gradually this term has been restricted to the Nadi Parkisa i.e. radial pulse examination. Importance of Nadi Pariksa as a diagnostic measure in systemic diseases including cardio-vascular system, G.I.T. diseases (Udar Roga) and Manas Roga is described in Ayurvedic literature. In modern medical science the pulse examination has been given much stress but it is limited to only C.V.S. Nadi is the foremost among the Astasthana Pariksa described in medieval texts on Ayurveda as the main points of general examination of a patient. In Ayurveda Nadi Pariksa is described in Udar Roga and other Vyadhis also. The present paper describes the variations of Nadi in some importants Udar Roga.
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Mental diseases in modern times - A spiritual outlook
Swami Tattwamayananda
January-March 1994, 13(3):302-313
The ayurvedic view of the genesis of mental disorders is explained in this articles.
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On the variation of alkaloidal contents of Fumaria indica at different stages of life span
YC Tripathi, Mala Rathore, Hemant Kumar
January-March 1994, 13(3):271-273
The concentration of alkaloidal constituents of Fumaria indica at different stages of its life span were estimated. The total alkaloid content was found maximum between 21 - 40 days whereas a mark able variations in the concentrations of pure individual alkaloids at different stages were observed.
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Study of growth cycle of Bhuiavli (Phyllanthus niruri) and its Phytochemistry during growth
AD Phadnis
January-March 1994, 13(3):274-279
In view of the growing interest in Phyllanthus niruri, it was felt necessary to undertake a study of the growth cycle of the herb along with qualitative phytochemical observation in terms of active principle, its distribution in different parts of the plant and effect of storage and the active principle. The main purpose of the study was to develop guidelines for cultivation of the plant, rich in the active principle.
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Immunomodulators of plant origin - A Review
DN Sarma, RL Khosa
January-March 1994, 13(3):326-331
The immunomodulatory property of plants is being studied with greater interest in recent years. This is more so because of the growing awareness regarding the need to modulate the immune system to achieve the desirable effects of preventing an infection rather than treating it at an advanced state. The recent advances in this field are summarized in this article.
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Medicinal plants used by Tribals of Panchmahals District, Gujarat
RM Painuli, JK Maheshwari
January-March 1994, 13(3):253-258
An ethnobotanical survey was conduction in 20 tribal villages of Panchamahals district of Gujarat, inhabited by various tribal groups. The present communication records 36 plant species belongings to 34 genera and 27 families used by them in the treatment of various diseases and ailments.
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Folkloric uses of memecyclon malabaricum (C.B.CL.) Cogn.
MA Iyengar, S.G.K. Nayak, Rajendra Singh
January-March 1994, 13(3):242-244
By personal observation and on consultation with large numbers of local folks with some interest and experiences, local popular healers, ayurvedic physicians the folkloric uses of a popular medicinal plant Memcyclon Malabaricum are discussed here.
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Variations in the progenesis of maturity onset Diabetes according to body constitution
HM Chandola, SN Tripathi, KN Udupa
January-March 1994, 13(3):293-301
A series of forty patients of maturity onset diabetics was selected. Their body constitution was decided as Vataja (V), Pittaja (P) and Kaphaja (K) on the basis of physical, Psychic and socio-economic features as described in Ayurvedic classics. These groups were also supported by objective findings i.e., Aathropometric and Biochemical. In V ponderal index was found to be maximum (45.13 ± 3.28) with minimum body surface area (1.46 ± 0.15 sq. metre) along with acetylcholine level (1.1 ± 0.54 μg/ml) in blood. On contrary in K body surface are was maximum (1.625 ± 0.119 sq. metre) with minimum ponderal index (41.64 ± 5.43). Acetylcholine was lower (0.94 ± 0.38 μg/ml) and blood histamine was highest (0.160 ± 0.041 μg/ml) in this group. In P plasma catecholamines were observed to be highest (16.39 ± 8.55 μg/ml) and the physical findings were medium. Respectively in diabetics of V,P,K constitution the hyperglycemia was observed to be sever (256 ± 126.99 mg%) moderate (189.09 ± 94.49 mg%) and mild (173.77 ± 68.43 mg%). Correspondingly, plasma insulin was found to be lowest in P (9.15 ± 5.22 μu/ml) but was highest in K (18.44 ± 10.70 μu/ml). When these patients were further divided into two groups on the basis of duration of illness i.e <5 years and >5years. It was observed that deterioration in glucose tolerance and fall in plasma insulin level was maximum in the patients of V constitution, minimum in K and medium in P. Thus the role of the body constitution, in the progression of diabetes assumes vital importance.
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Ayurvedic identification and conceptual analysis of cancer
BV Kumaraswamy
January-March 1994, 13(3):218-231
Modern oncology is a rapidly growing area in medicine. Cancer is a disease diagnosed on the basis of cellular changes hence objectivity takes the lead. Clinical observation, detailed examination and some feasibility studies were conducted in Ayurvedic methods to understand and identify cancer systematically. Abdominal presentation as tumour is discussed since it is one of the major area for clinical diagnosis of cancer. More than 100 cases were followed in each type at all stages to understand the natural history and clinical behaviour. After careful study, the Ayurvedic diagnosis with possible aetiologic association has been arrived at and discussed. Three main classification has been made and presented separately. Visha concept of Ayurveda has been very closely found to be associated in malignancy.
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Tannin - Classification, analysis and applications
K Ramakrishnan, MR Krishnan
January-March 1994, 13(3):232-238
This article reviews the various aspects of tannin, which is finding varied uses in leather industry and pharmaceutics.
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Prevention and treatment of diseases of mouth by Gandoosha and Kavala
Sujata Sooryavanshi, BR Mardikar
January-March 1994, 13(3):266-270
Gandoosh and Kavalu are two therapeutic measures described in Ayurveda. The sailent features of these measures are described in this article.
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Psychological aspects of The Sri Chakra
PR Krishna Kumar
January-March 1994, 13(3):205-212
The author presents in this article an explanation for the beneficial psychic effects caused by the worship of Sri Chakra.
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Some clinical observations on Acne Vulgaris
CR Karnick
January-March 1994, 13(3):286-292
The clinical similarties between the cutaneous manifestations, specially, the heper-kerototic follicular papules of hypoyitaminosis and those of Darier's disease and pity riasis, rubra pilaris, provide the rationale for the first testing Vitamin-A, as a therapy for skin diseases. Table I shows the trials taken on 125 patients, which attended our clinic, suffering from Acene, Plaques of Psoriasis Vulgaris, Psoriati arthritis and Keratinisation. These trials are taken at three different medical centres and results so obtained are recorded in this paper.
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Aids - An Ayurvedic view
K Raghavan Thirumalpad
January-March 1994, 13(3):245-247
AIDS is presently assuming global importance as its tentacles spread far and wide. Consequently there is a frantic search to find an effective medicine for this scourage. The learned Ayurveda physician analyses the theoretical basis for the treatment of AIDS from the angle of Ayurveda.
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Hitherto unreported medicinal uses of plants from Kolli Hills
P Dwarakan, K Rajasekaran, A Bramayadhalaselvam
January-March 1994, 13(3):259-260
The unreported medicinal uses of these plants from kolli hills, Salem District of Tamil Nadu are presented in this paper.
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Books Review
Suresh Kumar
January-March 1994, 13(3):332-332
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