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   1997| January-March  | Volume 16 | Issue 3  
    Online since November 11, 2011

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Folk medicine of the Irulas of Coimbatore forests
P Balasubramanian, A Rajasekaran, SN Prasad
January-March 1997, 16(3):222-226
This paper presents an account of 25 species used by the Irulas of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, as medicinal plants. In addition to scientific name and uses, local name are also given, Medicinal plants and uses hitherto unreported for this tribe alone are given in this paper.
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Effect of stress on Immunity
D.N.K Sharma, P Padma, RL Khosa
January-March 1997, 16(3):227-231
Immunological system is part of the complex component kapha of Ayurveda. Composed of an array of constituents, it acts as the internal surveillance system of the body. Diseases appear when immunity is compromised. This paper describes in detail the effect of stress on immunity.
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Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a new herbal revitalizer revivin
P Usha Rani, MUR Naidu, T Ramesh Kumar, JC Shobha
January-March 1997, 16(3):190-195
Clinical efficacy and safety of a herbomineral drug containing withania somnifera Asparagus racemosus glycyrrhiza glabra, mucuna pruriens, Myristica fragrans, Anauchus pyrethrum, Ipomoea digitata, sida cordifolia, zine ash complex and high energy carbohydrate molecules were evaluated in an open study. All patients treated with the drug reported good improvement in the various symptomatology of general weakness appetite, sleep mood, and concentration the overall improvement ranged between 69-77% The drug was well tolerated.
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The need to get over the colonial health policy
Darshan Shankar
January-March 1997, 16(3):232-239
India has a rich indigenuous medical heritage. However, even after fifty years of indepdendance it has not been given its due place in national health care delivery. This article argues strongly for evolving a nationalistic health policy.
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Immunopotentiation by Immu 21 in Immunocompromised rats
S Chatterjee, S N Das
January-March 1997, 16(3):200-205
IMMU -21 a polyherbal immunomodulator effectively enhanced the immune status of animals treated with cytotoxic and immunosuppressive agents like cyclophosphamide and azathioprine. Leucopenia, lymphopenia and neutropenia in rats induced by cyclophosphamide were significantly minimized in IMMU-21 pre treated animals. IMMU-21 strengthened the host immune status against bacterial endotoxin. Cell mediated immune response was also found to be maintained at the normal level in immunocompromised mice treated with IMMU 21. The results of the experiments are of immense clinical significance IMMU -21 shows promise as a useful immunoadjuvant which may have various therapeutic applications.
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Treatment of eye diseases by the healers of Marakanam bio-region
JN Loganathan, S Balu
January-March 1997, 16(3):215-221
The present study is an attempt to list some of the medicinal plants used by the traditional practitioners of the Marakanam bio-region in the treatment of various eye diseases. The survey of folk medicine men from this bio-region has revelaed that there are 24 medicinal plants locally available for treating both simple and complex eye diseases. Most of these diseases have been identified in Sanskrit and Tamil and are correlated with their English terms.
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Philosophical basis of Biofeedback
Saroj Sharma
January-March 1997, 16(3):240-243
Modern Biofeedback Technique is the implementation of psychosomatic interrelationship in respect to health and disease, the psychophysical principle is utilized for psychosomatic self regulation. The basic concept of biofeedback training are well considered in the Vedas, and Yoga system of Indian philosophy. The concept of biofeedback training depends on the ancient philosophical concept of mindbody integration.
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Vasti therapy in the management of benign prostate Hyperplasia
Shivaji Gupta, GC Prasad
January-March 1997, 16(3):180-185
The Vasti therapy is highly effective in the management of benign prostate Hyperplasia. It deceases the weight-of prostate, residual urine and free serum testosterone level.
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Antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Thuja orientalis L
Rakesh Kumar Jain, SC Garg
January-March 1997, 16(3):186-189
The essential oil from seed coats of Thuja orientalis L. (Family cupressaceae) obtained in an yield of 1% has been studied for its antimicrobial activity against 6 bacteria and 5 fungi using filter paper disc agar diffusion technique. The oil has shown good to moderate activity of the oil against all six test bacteria. The activity of the oil against S. typhi has been found remarkable at 1:1000 dilutions. The activity against the fungal organisms at dilutions is moderate.
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An ethnobotanical survey of Javvadhu Hills, Tamil Nadu
R Sekharan, M Jagadeesan
January-March 1997, 16(3):206-214
This paper deals with the ethnobotanical observations on the tribals of javvadha Hills of Tamil Nadu. The medicinal uses of about 50 species are recorded.
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Pharmacological study of various extracts of Strebulus asper
Annie Mathai, KS Devi
January-March 1997, 16(3):244-249
The effects of the crude, methanol, hexane TLC and acetone extractable portion of strebulus as per on frog's heart and smooth muscle of rabbit were studied. The different extracts of S. asper showed a stimulant effect on frog's heart while the crude and methanol extracts showed not much alteration in the peristaltic activity of smooth muscle or rabbit. Methanol, hexane and acetone extractable portion showed depression in peristaltic activity.
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Physical characterization of the Tinctures of Ficus racemosa L
Subhash C Mandal, Pulok K Mukherjee, M Pal, BP Saha
January-March 1997, 16(3):196-199
Tinctures of Ficus racemosa Linn leaves were prepared by maceration process. 70% alcohol of 21 days maceration showed maximum total solid 2.07% deep greenish brown colour and of 7.1 pH.
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Book Review
TS Salim
January-March 1997, 16(3):250-250
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