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   1999| January-March  | Volume 18 | Issue 3  
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Effect of planting time and density on yield and quality of peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) under Su-tropical condition
PC Sharma, PB Kanjilal
January-March 1999, 18(3):284-289
A field trial was conducted at the research farm of RRL, Jorhat during 1995 and 1996 to study the performance of Mentha Piperita under varying dates of planting and row spacings, maximum herbage and oil yield were obtained from January plants crops. Yield deceased when planting was delayed planting at a closer row spacing of 45 cm recorded the maximum herbage yield of 61'92 q/a while the yield was reduced with wider row spacing of 360 cm or 75cm. However, the quality of oil as measured by the menthol content (71'0 – 72'3% was not affected by planting time as well as spacings.
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Accelerated stability studies of a polyherbal preparation (EAZMOV R) capsule
SK Chauhan, A Tyagi, BP Singh, S Agarwal
January-March 1999, 18(3):210-217
The stability of Eazmov capsule in accelerated condition ie by exposing it to the temperature at 45°C and 40°C with 75% relative humidity was studied. The samples were periodically anallysed upto six months for their organoleptic characteristics, assay of active plant ingredients and the DPTLC finger printing and their peak area analysis, which were found to be stable/ consistent during the period of study. The change in quantifiable components was within 90% of the initial amount, indicating e stability of product for more than three years at room temperature.
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Anti inflammatory activity of Moringa oliefera Lam.
KN Venkataswera Rao, V Gopalakrishnan, V Loganathan, S Shanmuganathan
January-March 1999, 18(3):195-198
The aqueous and ethanolic (90%) extract of the leaves of M.Oliera Lam (Fam: Moringaceae) were studied for their anti inflammatory action in ale albino rats. Two extracts exhibited maximum action within two hours of challenge. The aqueous extract sowed significant (P<0.01) odema suppression similar to that of Ibuprofen at the first hour of carrageenan injection. The results confirms the folkers claim of the plant.
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Anti bacterials from Boerhaavia diffusa
Hamsaveni Gopal, Saradha Vasanth, J Herbert Mebel
January-March 1999, 18(3):254-258
The chloroform and alcohol extracts of e plats were screened against six bacteria viz staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia Coli, proteus mirablis, salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella a aerogenes. Benzene-ethyl acetate (4:1) eluate of chloroform extract sowed activity against E.Coli, S.typhimurium and P.aeruginosa. The nbutanol extract of alcohol extract was active against P. mirablis and S. typhimurium. A phenolic compound isolated fro the above fraction exhibited activity against P. mirablis only.
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Some novel folk treatments among the tribes of Uttar Pradesh
Harish Singh, GS Bisht
January-March 1999, 18(3):250-253
The paper constitute report on some interesting plant – based fait and belief, and novel treatments practiced by Boxas of Nainital, Bijnor and deharadun districts, tharus of gonad and saharia tribe of lalitpur districts of U.P 23 plant species have been reported to be used against various ailments of mankind, in scorpionsting and snake bite, Root juice of Musa paradisica is used as contraceptive, while seed paste of Abrus precatorius in abortion. Moreover, Boxas of Nainital believe that if a root piece of Achyranthes aspera is worn over the neck of a lad unable to conceive will certainly conceive. Similarly, tharus of baharaich and gonda scattered leaves of putranjiva roxburghii over the maternity room for an easy delivery.
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Rheumatoid arthritis and astercantha longifolia
A Thankamma
January-March 1999, 18(3):247-249
Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of the most crippling disorders known to man. In the advanced condition of eh disease, it is known to be incurable by the allopathy, ayurveda and homeopathy treatment. But in the initial stages the paneeya made out of kokilasha (Asteracantha longifolia ) is found to be very effective in alleviating the symptoms in the hapless victims of rheumatoid arthritis as stipulated in ashtanga hridaya. This paper deals with the role of asteracantha longifolia in the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.
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Studies on some pharmacognostical profile of Ficus racemosa Linn (Fam.Moraceae) leaves
Subhash C Mandal, Pulok K Mukherjee, Kakali Saha, M Pal, BP Shah
January-March 1999, 18(3):184-191
The Macroscopic character of the leaves ash values, extractive values, behaviors on treatment with different chemical reagents, fluorescence characters under ultra violet light after treatment with different chemical reagents of the powdered leaves of ficus racemosa Linn (fam. Moraceae) were studied to fix some pharmacognostical parameters. Preliminary phytochemical studies on different extractives of the leaves were also performed. These studies will help in future for identifying this plant for further research.
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Antifertility efficacy of Curcuma longa (50% E to H extract) with special referance to serum biochemistry and fertility test
Ashok Purohit
January-March 1999, 18(3):192-194
Oral feeding of 50% EtOH extract of Curcuma longa to male rats at the dose of 1gm/kg body weight caused significant reduction of serum cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids (P≤0.01 to 0.001). Whereas the SGOT levels aware not reduced significantly. Fertility test showed 80% negative result. The negative fertility results reflects the arrest of spermatogenesis and depletion of androgen level. Further Curcuma longa reflects antispermatogenic nature.
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Analytical studies on Mattan tailam
A Saraswathy, M Girijarani, S Joy, MM Alam
January-March 1999, 18(3):199-204
Mattan tailam,  a siddha herbo-mineral oil was prepared and chemically analysed. The physico chemical parameters and thin layer chromatographic pattern were evolved to lay down the standards, The data presented can be used for fixing standards to mattan tailam.
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Indigenous knowledge: Its role in the health care practices of the Anamalai Hills of Coimbatore district, Tamil nadu, india
A Rajendran, S Rajan
January-March 1999, 18(3):228-230
The communication deals wit 9 plant species used as a traditional medicine and the application a of indigenous beliefs, knowledge is concerned with their health care practices by the anamalai ills aborigines.
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Effect of Gamma radiation and different packings used for storage of the drug Bahera fruit (Terminalia bellerica Roxb) on microflora population (Fungi, pathogenic bacterial SP & SPC) and on the phytoconstituents (Protein and Tannin)
M Sinh, RK Sharma
January-March 1999, 18(3):218-227
The sample was collected from their natural habital (Shivalik of Hardwar). Four type of packings were used for storage. These included polythene, cloth, paper and gunny bag. Unpacked sample was used as control. The study was conducted for a period of 24 months (Jan 1990 to Dec 1991). Te drug sample s subjected to the following study. Periodical changes in the microflora population (Fungi, Total Bacterial count (spc) and Pathogenic bacterial species) and on the important phyto constituents (Protein & Tannin of the drug collected from shivalik of Hardwar) during storage under the effect of gamma radiation and different packings (cloth, paper, polythene and Gunny Bag) used.
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Chemical screening of Chirata (Swertia Chirayita Karst collections from Himachal Predesh for bitter content variabilit
Bhupeder Dutt, Latji Srivastava, Romosh Chand
January-March 1999, 18(3):259-263
The investigations were carried out on collations of the herb made from natural habitats with altitudes ranging from 1500 m to 2700m. the material was subjected to chemical screening which revealed a great deal of variation ranging from 0.75 percent to 1.14 per cent wit respect to bitter content which is a pharmaceutically important component of this plant. Besides this observations were also recorded on the effect of root length and root thickness on the yield of bitter principles, observations recorded on soil parameters did not reveal any significant effect on the bitter content production except soil pH.
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Folkloric plant remedies for Rheumatism
PK Sudhadevi
January-March 1999, 18(3):264-265
Investigations were carried out on folkloric plant remedies among the tribal communities of Thrissur district, majority of which are the Malayans. This paper describes the common plant remedies for rheumatism. Preparation and mode of use of twelve plants either as single or in combination with other plants are given in detail.
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Gastro intestinal effects of Croton tiglium in experimental animals
NR Pillai
January-March 1999, 18(3):205-209
Croton tiglium used as a cathartic in Ayurvedic system of indigenous medicine, was investigated for its effects in experimental animals. 50% EtOH extract of the dried nuts of the plant was used of the study. The extract exhibited a dose dependent cathartic effect in albino rats, the extract also showed an increase to gut movement with an increased contractile movement on rabbit jejunum, partially blocked by atropine these preliminary findings suggest tat the ethanol extract of the croton dried nuts elicit a purgative effect by increasing the gut motility, partially via muscarnic receptor activation.
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Sambucus nigra Linn., a new record from valley of flowers
Vikramaditya , Kedar Nath Sharma
January-March 1999, 18(3):290-291
Under the present paper, authors have reposted finding of Sambucus nigra L. as new introduction in medicinal plans in the flora of "Valley of flowers'. Sambucus nigra L. Originally is an European plant and is very important for its medicinal potential, being used in various systems of medicine to cure number of ailments. In natural order Sambucus nigra L. belongs to family caprifoliaceae.
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Standardisation of Ayurvedic Tailas Hepsibah P.T.A, and Rosamma M.P drug standardization unit

January-March 1999, 18(3):275-278
Karpoordi Taila is a medicated oil used in Ayurvedic system of Medicine for 'Vaathavikaram'. The drugs used in karpoorradi Taila are trachysperum ammi (Linn) Sprague (Ayamodakam) and Cinnammomum camphora (Linn) Nees and Eberm (Karpooram). The phyusico chemical standards and the Thin Layer chromatographic standards presented in this paper can be used as finger print standards for karpporadi Taila.
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Anti histaminic activity of Cissus quadragularis
V Hazeena Begum, J Sadique
January-March 1999, 18(3):271-274
Anti histaminic activity of cissus quadrangularis stem powder was carried out determining t histamine activity and histamine content in carrageenin induced rat paw swelling model and formalin induced peritonitis respectively. The crude powder at the dose of 100mg/1QQ00 gm exerted reduction to the maximum of 44% in the early hisamine phase swelling. Further it significantly reduced the histamine content in the peritoneal fluid. For comparison standard steroidal drug hydrocortisone and avil were used.
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Studies on the adaptogenic and antibacterial properties of Polyscias fructicosa (L) Harms.
MB Bensita, P Nilani, SM Sandhya
January-March 1999, 18(3):231-246
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Clinical correlates of mental retardation in Ayurveda
SC Agarwal, JS Tripathi, RH Singh
January-March 1999, 18(3):179-183
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A clinical studiy of Yoni Vyapads with special referance to Shothaj Yoni rogas
S Gupta, Bharti
January-March 1999, 18(3):266-270
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Yoga Sastra-Science of attaining and experiencing nirvana
S Suresh Kumar
January-March 1999, 18(3):292-292
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and Rosamma M.P Drug Standardization Unit.

January-March 1999, 18(3):279-283
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