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   1997| October-December  | Volume 17 | Issue 2  
    Online since November 11, 2011

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The effect of Bhasmas of Makshika and Makshika Satva on the blood profile of rabbits
Anand Kumar Choudhary, SK Dixit
October-December 1997, 17(2):83-93
Bhasmas of makshika and makshika satva were prepared according to Ayurvedic classics. These bhasmas are indicated for the treatment of pandu, kustha and as rasayana. An experimental study was done to see the effect these bhasmas on blood profile of rabbits. On haemoglobin percentage results are encouraging.
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A review on the Ayurvedic herb Tribulus terrestris L.
MD Ukani, DD Nanavati, NK Mehta
October-December 1997, 17(2):144-150
Gokhshura (Tribulus Linn) of Family Zygophyllaceae is an indigenous plant which has been mentioned in Ayurveda with several clinical properties. The plant finds use in one form or the other in various ayurvedic preparations and this has been made it necessary to review the various studies carried out in its chemistry as well as pharmacology.
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Effect of Yashada Bhasma in Streptozotocin induced Diabetes
V Nageswara Rao, P Suresh, SK Dixit, KD Gode
October-December 1997, 17(2):114-116
An experimental study was conducted top evaluate the effect of yashada bhasma in streptozotocin induced diabetes in albino rats. All the details are presented in this study.
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Studies on some recommended Ayurvedic herbs for contact Dermatitis
MA Iyengar, M Tripathi, CR Srinivas, S.G.K Nayak
October-December 1997, 17(2):111-113
A number of plant drugs are used in topical application meant for medical and cosmetic purposes. Many of such recommended drugs have been reported to cause contact dermatitis which fact is well supported by clinical studies. To find out the role of these plant drugs in the etiology of contact dermatitis, clinical studies of 34 such herbal drugs were carried out.
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Folk claims from Sugalis of Andhra Pradesh for the treatment of Paralysis
Rajasekhar , NS Balaji Rao, D Chengal Raju
October-December 1997, 17(2):107-110
During the course of ethnomedicinal investigations in Andhra Pradesh some interesting indigenous medicinal plants have been reported for the treatment of paralysis amongst sugalis. Firsthand information was gathered through persona interviews with local in habitats. Apart from this a note on the ethnography of the tribe is discussed.
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Standardisation of Civanar Amritam
A Saraswathy, M Girija Rani
October-December 1997, 17(2):100-106
Civanar amirtam is a siddha herbo- mineral formulation prescribed for rheumatism, bronchial asthma, tuber culosis and leprosy. Of the nine ingredients which constitute the preparation, four are inorganic and the others are plant drugs, Attempts have been made to chemically analyse and to identify the presence of each ingredient in the medicine to lay down standards. The identification of various chemical constituents present in the plant drugs using TLC technique by comparison with authentic chemicals, along with the physico-chemical parameters and quantification of inorganic ions established the presence of each ingredient. The parameters presented can be considered viable for prescribing dependable standards to this preparation.
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Plant conservation in temple yards of Orissa
RB Mohanty, BK Mohapatra, SN Padhy
October-December 1997, 17(2):94-99
This paper is a brief survey of the role of temples and holy places in nurturing the surrounding flora and its habitat. Eightysix kinds of plants in temple yards and gardens of orissa have been enlisted where they are cultivated and preserved for different temple rituals. These plants are seen rarely in wild but are saved from extinction by their association with temple rituals and ceremonies.
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Role of Triphala in the Management of Peridontal disease
DK Maurya, N Mittal, KR Sharma, G Nath
October-December 1997, 17(2):120-127
Ayurvedic literature contains a wealth of information on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases. This article discusses the use of triphala in the treatment of such diseases.
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Studies on Hepatoprotective activity of Vitex leucoxylon L
RV Krishna Rao, Ranjit Jena, P Mallikarjuna Rao
October-December 1997, 17(2):128-134
Vitex leucoxylon is known to possess anti inflammatory activity. It was accidentally observed that local people of some regions use the leaves of vitex leucoxylon in jaundice and other liver ailments. There was no report of pharma-cological screening on liver. Hepatoprotective activity of the alcoholic extract of the leaves of vitex leucoxylon was found to be effective in protecting the liver from hepatotoxic substances.
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Anti inflammatory activity of the leaves and bark of Delonix elata
RV Krishna Rao, S Ganapathy, P Mallikarjuna Rao, B Ganga Rao
October-December 1997, 17(2):141-143
Delonix elata is known to be used for joint pains and in flatulence. It was accidentally observed that local people of some regions using the leaves and bark of Delonix elata in inflammation. There was n report on anti-inflammatory activity of Delonix elata. Antiinflammatory activity of the alcoholic extracts of the leaves and bark of Delonix elata was found to be significant.
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Cultivation of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L)
Rajat Rashmi, Manisha Sarkar, Vikramaditya
October-December 1997, 17(2):117-119
Madicago sativa Linn, commonly known as 'Alfalfa', is a tonic plant rich in proteins, minerals, enzymes and vitamins, Bulk quantity of the whole plant is required in the pharmaceutical industries especially in homoecopathic pharmacies, Hence, there is a great need to cultivate this plant for sustained supply of the drug. Use of good and adequate phosphatecontaining farm yard manure, timely irrigation and appropriate spacing between plants results in good yield.
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An improved method for the manufacture of Annabhedi Sinduram
A Thankamma
October-December 1997, 17(2):135-140
Ayurvedic bhasmas are still prepared by the age old methods using earthen pots and cow dung cakes. It is a laborious and costly method consuming a lot of time. This paper deals with a modern method of preparation using electric Bunsen. It is a convenient, and cheap method consuming less time. Chemical analysis of the samples prepared by the both methods did not show much difference.
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Book review
William Alwis
October-December 1997, 17(2):151-152
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