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   2002| October-December  | Volume 22 | Issue 2  
    Online since November 11, 2011

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Immunomodulating effects of rasayana drugs in diabetics- A clinical study
Deepa Arora, M Kumar, SD Dubey, Uaha Sings
October-December 2002, 22(2):42-48
Immune system plays an important role in pathogenesis of diabetes (DM). Besides hypoglycaemics, rasayanas are indicated in the management of DM. In several studies the immunomodulatroy potentials of rasayanas have been proved. A clinical trial of three rasayana drugs, Asparagus recemosus (AR). Bacopa monnieri (BM) and Centella asiatica (CA) was carried out in diabetics. In this study, diabetics were found to have significantly lower levels of serum IgG, increased serum IgA and comparable levels of IgM. All drugs reverted levels of serum IgG levels in diabetics, however, statistical significance was attained only with AR. Further the increased IgA levels were brought back towards normal. These drugs also increased serum protein levels.
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Pharmacognostic studies on the roots of Baliospermum raziana keshav Et Yog
GVR Joseph
October-December 2002, 22(2):1-8
Bailospermum raziana Keshav. Et. Yog. Is a newly identified species belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is a leafy shout monoecious, erect herb. The plant differentiates from the other species i.e Baliospermum montanum (Wild) Muell-Arg by the presence of extra floral nectaries found on the abaxial side all along the margins of the leaf lamina and long peduncled racemes. Histologically the root is differentiated in to periderm and stele. Groups of cortical fibres are randomly distributed among the inner layers of phelloderm. Tanniniferous content and crystals of calcium oxalate are found in the periderm. Simple starch grains are located in the stellar region. Vessel element occurring one at each end. Perforation plates are two in each element occurring one at each end. Phytochemical studies subjected the possibilities of the alkaloids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, triterpenes, tannins etc. The aqueous extract has shown mild purgative action (600 mg /kg body wt) in the animal models. Morphologically there are many similarities between B. raziana and B. montanum an important Ayurvedic herbal drug. In commerce both the drugs are being sold under the common name "Danti'. In the present investigation diagnostic characters of both species have been discussed briefly.
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Acute and sub-acute toxicity studies of Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens R.Br.
Anoop Austin, M Jegadeesan
October-December 2002, 22(2):34-41
Toxicity studies of crude aqueous ethanolic extract of the roots of Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens R. Br. Was carried out in two growth phases. The drug was administered orally and intra-peritonealy. It was found to possess nonspecific changes in liver. The results are discussed in detail.
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Coenzyme Q 10 : A review
Deependra Singh, Vandana Jain, Swarnlata Saraf, S Saraf
October-December 2002, 22(2):49-55
Ubiquinone or Co Q 10 is essentially a vitamin like substance and is a cofactor of an enzyme. It is an integral part of the memberanes of mitocondria where it is involved in the energy production. It is a nutrient necessary for the function of every cell of the body especially vital organs of the body like heart, liver, brain etc. Studies have shown that coenzyme Q 10 alters the natural history of cardiovascular illness and has the potential of prevention of cardiovascular diseases through the inhibition of LDL cholesterol oxidation by maintenance of optimal cellular and mitochondrial function throughout the ravages of time internal and external stress.
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Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies on Curcuma amada (Linn.) Rhizome (Zingiberaceae)
M Chitra, JE Thoppil
October-December 2002, 22(2):25-33
The macroscopic and microscopic characters, physical constant values, extractive values, ash values and the behaviour of powder drug on treatment with different chemical regents, microchemical and histochemical analyses were conducted to characterize some pharmacognostical parameters of Curcuma amada linn. (Zingiberaceae).
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Phytochemical observation on leaf of Lagerstromia parviflora (Roxb)
Avijit Mazumber, SP Basu, BP Saha, R Mazumder
October-December 2002, 22(2):21-24
Phytochemical studies of leaf of the plant Lagerstroemia Parviflora Roxb (Lythraceae) reveals the presence of phytosterols, tannins, alkaloids, glycosides and absence of saponin, flavanoid and triterpenoids have been reported in this plant for the first time.
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Clinical trial of phalaghrita on female infertility
SP Otta, RN Tripaty
October-December 2002, 22(2):56-63
The present study was carried out in a sample of 30 numbers of female infertility cases with the use of phalagritam in the from of intra uterine insuffulation. After the treatment of three consecutive cycles an overall encouraging result was observed which will be represented in the full paper.
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Mass multiplication of the Indian medicinal plant Tylophora Indica (Burm.f.) Merr
R Dhandapani, S Balu
October-December 2002, 22(2):12-20
Tylophora indica (Burm.f) Merr. (ASCLEPIDACEAE) is an important Indian medicinal plant. It is called "ASTHMA KODI" OR "NANJARUPPAN" IN Tamil in the Siddha system of medicine. Tamil medical literature reveal that it is an ideal plant medicine for respiratory problems and is also a cardiac tonic. For medicinal purposes it is collected only from the wild. It has not yet been brought under cultivation. Its taxonomy, morphology, ecology and medicinal uses were studied. Since, tissue-culture is a costly technology and requiring a high-tech laboratory a low-cost mass- multiplication technique has been invented through water-culture experiments, in order to make its saplings available to the interested herbal farmers in a larger scale. The results are reported in this paper, which will be of immense help and use to the herbal farmers.
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Liver and skin disorders - A scientific review
OP Sing, VC Deep, B Das, MM Padhi, NS Tewari
October-December 2002, 22(2):9-11
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The path of practice: The ayurvedic book of healing with food, breath, and sound
GG Gangadharan
October-December 2002, 22(2):64-64
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CM Pradyumna, Sabitha Pradyumna
October-December 2002, 22(2):65-65
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