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   1995| July-September  | Volume 15 | Issue 1  
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Constitutional study of patients of diabetes mellitus vis-à-vis Madhumeha
Bharti , RH Singh
July-September 1995, 15(1):35-42
With the changing life style and sedentary habits of the modern era, incidence of diabetes mellitus is increasing throughout the world. The present study was launched to investigate the constitutional and socioeconomic features of diabetic patients and their clinical significance.
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Switra and its treatment in Veda
S Barman
July-September 1995, 15(1):71-74
This article reports some reference to Switra (vitiligo) and its treatment from the Veda.
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Antipyretic activity of TBR-002, A herbal formulation
A Subramaniam, P Pushpangadan, S Rajasekharan, P G Latha
July-September 1995, 15(1):7-14
The antipyretic activity of a herbal formulation, TBR-002 was compared with that of andrographis paniculata, andrographis elongate and paracetamol in yeast-induced pyrexia in male albino rats, TBR-oo2 was found to be effective at an oral dose of 100 mg/kg in the inhibition if pyrexia. Its efficacy was almost comparable to that of paracetamol as well as andrographis elongate, the antipyretic activity of andrographis paniculata, the well known antipyretic herb, was found to be less than that of the above drugs.
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Rudraksha therapy for perfect health
Justice I Panduranga Rao, K Sathyanarayana Swamy
July-September 1995, 15(1):21-26
The article describes briefly the salient features of Rudraksha therapy.
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Folk medicine of Rayalaseema region, Andhra Pradesh: I dental protectors
N S Balaji Rao, D Raja sekhar, D Chengal Raju, N Nagaraju
July-September 1995, 15(1):15-20
The paper deals with the folklore use of twentyone plant species occurring in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh for curing dental aliments.
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Some comments on diabetes and herbal therapy
Anjali Pattnaik, Manoj Kumar Mohanty
July-September 1995, 15(1):27-29
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease recognized as a malady of aged people and the young. As the contemporary civilization is advanced more people in civilized world are suffering from diabetes mellitus due to irrational dietary habits. Though the disease was known since long effective treatment was scarce. There is no effective treatment for its radical cure but the preventive measures can be resorted to. However, ayurvedic system has been successful in controlling the disease by medicines and sound advice on dietetics.
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Comparative study of Inula racemosa and Saussurea lappa on the glucose level in Albino rats
P Chaturvedi, S Shukla, P Tripathi, S Chaurasia, SK Singh, YB Tripathi
July-September 1995, 15(1):62-70
Inula racemosa and Saussurea lappa have been used in ayurvedic system for the management of diabetes. The result of this communication concludes that I. racemosa reduces the blood glucose earlier as compared to S. lappa. Maximum response in case of I. racemosa is noted between 2 to 4 hours after drug administration while for S. lappa while for S. lappa, it is 4 to 8 hours. S. lappa can be used as substitute for I. racemosa for the management of diabetes, but it should not be taken for granted that this substitution should be applicable to all other systems, where I. racemosa has been recommended as a drug of choice.
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Rapid multiplication of Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck) Merr - A valuable medicinal herb
S Madhavan, S Balu
July-September 1995, 15(1):75-78
Stem-cuttings of Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck.) Merr. Were treated with different concentrations of IBA and GA. The results indicate that 100 ppm IBA treatment greatly enhances root production and quick establishment of the stem-cuttings.
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Sacred Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum l.) in traditional medicine and pharmacology
MK Khosla
July-September 1995, 15(1):53-61
Scared Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum L.) of family Lamiaceae is a wonder ayurvedic herb which is known for its tremendous medicinal properties both in traditional folklore as well as pharmacological system of medicines. Every part of the plant finds its use in one form or the other. Keeping in view the importance of the plant, an attempt has been made to review the various studies carried out in traditional system of medicine as well as modern pharmacological investigations.
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The core of the pseudostem of musa in the treatment of Urinary stones
R Gopakumara Pillai
July-September 1995, 15(1):2-6
Ayurveda recommends many simple herbs in the treatment of urological afflictions like urolithiasis. Seventyone patients diagnosed to be suffering from urolithiasis were treated with juice of the core of the pseudostem of Musa Paradisiaca and Musa sapientum. A significant segment of them passed out calculi of varying size after consuming the drug for two weeks. Recurrence of stone formation was also prevented by the treatment, The author concludes that the plant material is quite effective in curing urolithiasis, especially of the calcium oxalate variety.
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Detection and estimation of Curcumba longa in Ayurvedic preparations
A Thankamma, LG Radhika, C Soudamini
July-September 1995, 15(1):43-52
Methods were evolved for the detection of Curcuma longa in ayurvedic preparations. A simple method was also found out for the estimation of Curcuma longa in Vachalasunyadhi Taila using the formula -a = b/.32. Where a is the actual weight of Curcuma longa in Vilupatra Tailam and b is the weight obtained from graph of concentration of Curcuma longa VS OD. The methods evolved are so simple that it does not require any sophisticated instruments and hence it can be carried out in any quality control lab.
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Phytochemical study on the leaves of Alstonia scholaris and their effects on pathogenic organisms
Anuradha Varshney, MM Goyal
July-September 1995, 15(1):30-34
Many diseases are being spread in the word by micro organisms. This necessitates the development of cost effective and easily available antimicrobial medicines. Plants have generally been source of alkaloids, steroids, terpenoids, carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, glycosides and various pigments. The chemical exploitation of varieties of indigenous plants is therefore likely to offer a cost effective treatment for many diseases leading to the development of the nation and welfare of the society. The present communication reports that hydrocarbons, triterpenes and phytosterols present in Alstonia scholaris, are responsible for its medicinal value.
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Books Review
S Balu
July-September 1995, 15(1):79-82
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