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   1997| April-June  | Volume 16 | Issue 4  
    Online since November 11, 2011

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Prognosis of Prameha on the basis of insulin level
Anukul Chandra Kar, BN Upadhyay, Divakar Ojha
April-June 1997, 16(4):277-283
It has been mentioned in the text Kaphaj Prameha is sadhya, pittaj & vataj prameha is yapya & asadhya respectively. Keeping these view in mind, the present study aims to launch a concept of aetiopathology of prameha with special reference to establish the prognostical aspect of prameha scientifically in relation to the insulin level of the body.
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Colorimetric determination of reserpine in Polyherbal formulations
Md Afzal Azan, A Rahamathullah, P Jaya Chandra Reddy, Rajeev Dube
April-June 1997, 16(4):298-301
A simple spectrophotometric method is reported her for the estimation of reserpine in polyherbal formulations. Estimation is based on the reaction with3-methylbenzolinone-2hydrazone (MBTH) reagent in presence of cerric ammonium sulphate to yield a violet coloured chromogen, which exhibits and absorption maxima at 580 nm. The chromogen is stable for 10 minutes.
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Phytotherapy of skin disease by plants of Patalkot and Tamiya
MK Rai, SK Upadhyay
April-June 1997, 16(4):337-346
The authors reports in this paper the usefulness of some plants of Chindawara, Madhya Pradesh in curing superficial mycosis.
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Trace element analysis of some copper containing herbs
V Hazeena Begum, V Elango, R Manju
April-June 1997, 16(4):357-359
Siddha system specifies medicinal plants containing various metal constituents for curing ailments. The plants reported as copper containing were subjected to atomic absorption spectrophotometic analysis. Among these mangifera indica and coccinia indica were found to contain comparatively higher content of copper while manganese was move in coccinia indica aloe perfoliata, cassia auriculata and Nelumbium nicifera.
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Chemical composition of Patikaraparpam
A Saraswathy, M Girija Rani, T Susan, KK Purushothaman
April-June 1997, 16(4):293-297
Patikaraparpam, a Siddha formulation in prepared by trituration of potash alum with egg albumin followed by calcinatin. The three authentic laboratories made parpams as well as six commercial samples have been examined for their chemical composition. The analytical data that emerged from the analysis of the above samples showed that seven parpams contained only aluminium sulphate and they did respond to tests for potassium. An inspection of the crude drugs patikaram' available in the market established that potash alum and ammonia alum are indiscriminateldy taken for use, according to literature, only potash alum should be used in Indian system of medicine. Patikarapparapam is indicated in urinary inflammations and obstructions and is a reputed diuretic. Potassium salts are established diuretic. These studies show that the raw drugs sellers, the pharamaceutists or manufacturers of medicine and the physician as well should make sure that only potash alum is used in Indian medicine.
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Ethnobotanical observations on the tribals of Chinnar wildlife sanctuary
KK Sajeev, N Sasidharan
April-June 1997, 16(4):284-292
Studies on the flora and ethnobotany of the tribals of chinnar wildlife sanctuary were carried out. Though the sancturary has over 200 species of medicinal plants, the tribals are using 55 species, Ethnobotanical details of 64 species used by the tribals in the sanctuary are presented in this paper.
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Tribal medicinal plants of Chittoor
S Vedavathy, A Sudhakar, V Mrdula
April-June 1997, 16(4):307-331
Medicinal plants used in tribal medicine from chittoor district have been surveyed and documented systematically. The paper deals with 202 medicinal plants, indexed along with important tribal applications for the cure of various ailments.
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An experimental study on Makaradhwaja
Pradeep Kumar Prajapati, Damodar Joshi, Govind Prasad Dube
April-June 1997, 16(4):302-306
The authors report in this article an evaluation of the Rasayana effect of makradhwaja through biochemical parameters like - S.G.O.T., S.G.P.T and Blood urea along with E.C.G.
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Plants from the traditional medical system of The Nilgiri tribes
S Rajan, M Sethuraman, D Suresh Baburaj
April-June 1997, 16(4):360-365
This study highlights the medico-ethono botanical information interviewed from Nilgin tribes. The results of this study brought forth 41 medicinal applications involving 34 plants that have been found incorporated into their traditional therapeutic relam of herbal cure for various common ailments the observations are discussed in the light of cross-cltural perspective among nilgiri abongies.
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Edibe plants of Shan tribe of Assam
Ashok K Pandey, HR Bora
April-June 1997, 16(4):258-276
The Paper presents an accounts of wild edible food plants used by shan tribe of Assam. The shan tribe of Assam is Sino-Tibetan race of Mongoloid stock whose ancestors migrated from South -west china. They depend upon forest products for their day to day needs, i.e, food, fodder and shelter etc. Their food include leaves, tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, flowers fruits and seeds of various wild plants species which they collect from the forest. The present study was conducted during the year 1991-94 in Golaghat, Karbi-Anglong, Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh and jorhat districts of Assam. About 143 plants species were collected which are being used by shan tribe as their supplementary source of food material.
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Hepatoprotective activity of Navayasa curna and Hasava combination
Muzaffer Alam, K.K Shanmuga Dasan, T Susan, S Joy
April-June 1997, 16(4):332-336
Navayasa curna mixed in Lohasava was screened for hepatoprotective activity against carbon tetrachloride induced liver injury in albino rats at a dose of 100mg/kg body weight. The drug reduced liver weight, alkaline phosphatase and GOT activity in liver and chloresterol and GPT activity in serum. There was no effect on protein and liver glycogen.
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A re-classification of ayurvedic herbs indicated In skin diseases (Kustha)
M Paramkush Rao
April-June 1997, 16(4):347-356
Several drugs are prescribed for a single disease in Ayurveda. Often one drug is indicated in many diseases, with this type of information, the drugs indicated in a disease can be reclassified on the basis of pathogenesis, in order to understand the intensity of the efficacy and mode of action on par with ayurvedic methodology. Besides the pathological basis, the terminologies used to explain the effect of the drug should also be considered while working on the gradation of efficiency. Considering those points of view, the drugs indicated in skin diseases (KUSTHAS) have been reclassified in a newer way.
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Book Review
D Suresh Kumar
April-June 1997, 16(4):366-366
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