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2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

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Clinical Studies

Dr. Gaurav Vaish,Prof. Pawankumar Godatwar,Dr. Balkrishan Sevatkar

Role ofPalashadi Ghana Vati and Vrikshakadi Ghana Vati on Sexual Health Profile: A Randomized Controlled Trial

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Klaibya,Sexual desire,Erection
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Healthy sexual functioning plays essential role in maintaining the harmony and happiness in marital life. It provides a media to express love, which is the base for all sort of creative activities and the absence of which hampers the marital relationship leading to frustration sometime ends into divorce and causes inadequacy in performing the routine duties. The prevalence of sexual dysfunction increases as men age; about 20-30% of adult men have at least one manifest sexual dysfunction.Sexual Dysfunctions include Sexual Desire Disorders, Sexual Arousal Disorders, Orgasmic Disorders, Sexual Pain Disorders etc. A Randomized controlled Upashayatmaka trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Palashadi Ghana Vati and Vrikshakadi Ghana Vati on sexual health profile. For assessment of Sexual health, a special Scoring system was adopted, in which Sexual desire, Erection, Rigidity, Ejaculation, & Orgasm parameters were considered. 64 Patients were selected for the Upashayatmaka study and randomly divided into 4 groups as per parallel and crossover designs.The statistical analysis shows that there was very significant (P<0.01) improvement in Orgasm & Erection in Group A, in Ejaculation & Orgasm in Group B, in Orgasm in Group D. Significant (P<0.05) improvement in Ejaculation & rigidity in Group A, in Erection & Rigidity in Group B, in Rigidity, Ejaculation, & Orgasm in Group C. Palashadi Ghana Vati was found to be more effectivein case of Erection and Rigidity, while Vrikshakadi Ghana Vatiwas found to be more effective in case of Sexual desire, Ejaculation and in case of Orgasm, both the drugs can be drug of choice with equal efficacy.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Vikas Nariyal,Dr. Ajay Kumar Sahu,Prof. Chandrabhanu Sharma

A Clinical Efficacy of Harishankar Ras and Khadir-Kramuk Kwath in Madhumeha with special reference to Diabetes Mellitus Type II

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Madhumeha,Diabetes mellitus,Harishankar Ras,Khadir-kramuk Kwath
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Diabetes is a disease known from the dawn of civilization. Sedentary life style, lack of exercise, faulty food habits and improper medication and urbanization precipitate the disease. Madhumeha is one of the twenty type of Prameha described in Ayurvedic literature. Madhumeha is related primarily with Mutravaha and Medovaha Srotasa but along with these many other Srotasa are also involves. This study was taken by looking at the present statistics of the incidence and prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus TypeII. Two indigenous drugs Harishankar Ras and Khadir-kramuk Kwath were taken and efficacy and safety profile of both the formulations were carried out in a group of 10 patients. Group was administered with Harishankar Ras (125 mg tablet twice a day in empty stomach for 30 days) and Khadir-kramuk Kwath (40 ml kwath twice a day in empty stomach for 30 days). Result and Discussion reveal that Group administered with above formulations have shown the good result in relieving both subjective and objective criteria after the course of 1 month.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Padmendra Panchori,Prof. P. Hemantha Kumar,Dr. B. Swapna

A Comparative Clinical Study on “Aragvadaadi Pratisaraneeya Kshar” and “IRC” in the management of Abhyantar Arshaw.s.r. to I0& II0 Internal Haemorrhoids

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Arshas,Aragvadaadi Pratisaraneeya Kshar,IRC
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Arsha has become one of the commonest health problems of the society. Because of its severity it is considered as one among asthamahagada. Kshar karma is one of the treatment modality mentioned by Acharya Sushruta in the management of arsha. Present research work was planned on the lines of comparison of the efficacy between Aragvadaadi pratisarneeya kshar and Infra-red coagulation in the management of abhyantar arsha. 30 subjects were selected randomly with ages ranging from 20-60 yrs. from OPD/IPD shalya tantra, NIA, Jaipur. They were divided into two equal groups; subjects of Group A were treated with Aragvadaadi pratisaraneeya kshar and Group B with Infra-red coagulation. Application of Aragvadaadi pratisarneeya kshar provided better relief in bleeding and prolapse of the pile mass of the patients in comparison to IRC.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Nitin Sharma,Dr. Rakesh Kumar Nagar,Dr. Urooj Akhter Khan

Clinical Evaluation of Efficacy of ‘Pippalyadi Yoga’ In The Management of Pandu Roga W.S.R To Iron Deficiency Anemia In Children

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Pippalyadi Yoga
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A group of symptoms like Alparaktata, Alpamedaskata, Vaivarnata etc points towards the particular disease mentioned in Ayurvedic texts under the heading termed as Pandu Roga. The nearest correlation of Pandu Roga can be made with anaemia, because of predominance Pandutva or pallor in the body is termed as Pandu Roga. Anaemia is a global problem of immense health significance affecting persons of all age and economic groups. In the present study drug formulation “Pippalyadi Yoga” mentioned in Astanga Hridya Chikitsa Sthana 16/15 has been used as a trial drug. In the present study highly significant results have been found in the clinical symptoms of Pandu Roga.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Khushbu Jain,Prof. C. M. Jain

Clinical Study ofKalyanaka Ghrit In VandhyatwaW.S.R. To Ovarian Factor

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Vandhyatwa,Kalyanaka Ghrit,Uttar Basti
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Infertility is emerging as a major disorder due to changing lifestyle and increasing mental stress which affects the social and psychological aspect of the life of the masses. Ovulatory cause is an important subset in infertility among women, accounting about 40% of cases. In modern science, various treatment available for ovulation induction but all have unsatisfactory results and complications, thus, there is a great scope of research to find out safe, potent and effective remedy for the management of Vandhyatwa so the study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of Kalyanaka Ghrit on ovulation. A clinical study was completed on 30 clinically diagnosed patients of Vandhyatwa at P.G. department of Prasuti and Striroga, NIA, Jaipur (Raj.). Patients were randomly divided in 2 groups. Group A were given Kalyanaka Ghrit Uttar Basti and Group B was given Kalyanaka Ghrit orally for 3 months. The study reveals that oral group showed better result on conception than Uttar Basti group and no adverse effect was observed. Thus, Kalyanaka Ghrit can be recommended for the management of Vandhyatwa.

Clinical Studies

Dr Kamble Pallavi Namdev,Dr. Prabhakar Vardhan,Dr Pankaj Kundal

A Comparative Study on the efficacy of Vyoshadi Varti and ChandrodayaVartiin the management ofArma(Pterygium)

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Arma,Suklamandala,Vyoshadi Varti,ChandrodayaVarti,Lekhana,pterygium
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Arma is a disease of Suklamandal of eyes. It is a disease in which a wing like growth is gradually developing from either Kaneenika Sandhi (inner canthus) or Apanga Sandhi (outer canthus) towards the cornea. On the basis of signs and symptoms described in modern medical science, the disease ‘Arma’ can be correlated to ‘pterygium’. Pterygium is more commonly found in people residing tropical and subtropical area. Risk factor includes outdoor work, exposure to UV radiation, dark skin complexion, dry and dusty climate, genetic predisposition etc. Due to the geographic location and climatic conditions pterygium is a common ocular disorder in India. Acharya Sushruta and Vagabhata described Arma as a Chhedan Sadhya Vyadhi. However in the initial stages of the disease ancient authors had advised application of Lekhan Anjana i.e. to cure the disease without Shalya Karma with the help of medicine only. In the present research work two drugs indicated in the management of Arma; i.e. Vyoshadi Varti and Chandrodaya Varti were selected for the clinical trial to assess and compare their Lekhana Karma in the form of Gutika Anjana applied along with Madhu in 2 different groups having 20 patients each. Their individual and comparative effects are revealed in the clinical study. A vast relief was found in most of the symptoms and signs of Arma (pterygium) after the trial.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Ravi Kumar Kushwaha,Prof. Anita Sharm,Dr. Sharad M.Porte

The effect of Shunthyadi Kwatha in the management of Amavata – A Clinical Study

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

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A life style disorder amavata is a chronic degenerative disease with phasic course and frequent exacerbations leading to morbid restriction in the movement. It correlates with modern as a Rheumatoid Arthritis (R.A.) which have clinical manifestations like joint pain, swelling and stiffness in small joints of upper and lower limb and hip, knee, elbow and wrist joints also affected. As per Ayurveda treatment includes langhan (fasting) dipanapachana and tiktakatuaahar and so many ausadhadravyayog as mentioned in samhitas. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of Shunthyadi Kwatha in the management of amavata. Initially 15 patients were randomly selected in a Group for 45 days trial period with 3 subsqutive follow up. During the period of observation a significant reduction of symptom and disability was noticed. Subjects reported better ability to perform daily activities as well as pain faces scale suggesting improvement in quality of life.

Clinical Studies

Agarwal Ankita,Panja Asit Kumar

A Clinical Study on the efficacy of Triphaladi Kwatha as Apatarpana measure on Sthaulya and Dadru i.e. Santarpanottharoga

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Sannotthavyadha vyadhi,Apatarpana,Sthaulya,Dadru,Obesity,Triphaladi Kwath
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Ayurveda is clinically evident medical science. Ayurveda treatment modalities are based upon tested scientific facts which is otherwise called “principles of ayurveda”. The diseases in Ayurveda are categorized in the two broad headings namely Santarpanottha and Apatarpanottha, according to causes and their treatment approach. In principles, the process of apatarpana and santarpana has been depicted as the prime treatment modalities respectively. Sthaulya and Kustha are counted within the Sannotthavyadha vyadhi and hence Apatarpana measures are beneficial for the diseases. In the present era, Sthaulya (obesity) and Dadru Kustha (a variety of skin diseases) have become major problem of people and no treatment is giving satisfactory results. So a clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Triphaladikwatha as Apatarpana measure in both afore said two diseases of Santarpana origin. For the clinical trial 40 patients were randomly selected and divided in two groups of 20 patients each. In the result, Triphaladi Kwath was found better in Dadru as compare to Sthaulya.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Payal Sharma,Dr.Gulab pamnani,Dr. Itika Pamnani

A Clinical Evaluation of Saptamrita Lauha And Kachayapana Anjana In The Management of Kacha W.S.R. To Cataract

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Kacha,Cataract,Saptamritalauha,Kachayapana anjana
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Cataract is a vision impairing disease characterized by gradual, progressive thickening of the lens. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world now days. This is unfortunate, considering that the visual morbidity brought about by age-related cataract is reversible. As such, early detection, close monitoring, and timely surgical intervention must be observed in the management of senile cataracts. Clinically the symptoms of Kacha can be correlated with Cataract. The disease Kacha starts with avyaktadarshana and leads to lingnasha (complete loss of vision).Only surgery is the treatment in advanced stage of cataract, when vision is considerably affected. . If we find out any indigenous medicine that simply delays the progressing or maturing of cataract, it will be great achievement for a country like India. The study was conducted in 15 diagnosed patients of Kacha with an objective to assess the effect of Saptamrita lauha and Kachayapana anjana in the management of Kacha on various scientific parameters. Statistically extremely significant improvement was found in Subjective parameters like avyakta darshana, viwhala darshna , significant results were found in shiro abhitapa and very significant results in netrayasa etc. Administration of anjana preparation and oral drug was found to be effective and safe.

Pharmaceutical Study

Dr. Rashmi Gurao,Dr. C.R. Yadav,Prof. Om Prakash Dadhich

Development of Assessment Criteria ofLaghu Guna of Vata and its applied aspect inSthaulya w.s.r. to Vidangadi Churna

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Laghu Guna,Sthaulya,Gurutva,Gaurava Nirapeksha Prabhava
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Laghu Guna is one of the important Guna of Vata Dosha. Its main function is to emaciate. This Laghu Guna if vitiated results in excessive Gurutva / heaviness in the body. ‘Sthaulya’ is Nanatmaja Vyadhi of Kapha Dosha which is nothing but increase in Guru Guna in the Sharira or Laghu Guna Kshaya condition. Vidangadi Churna is a classical compound acclaimed to be Ati Sthaulyajit mainly due to its Gaurava Nirapeksha Prabhava i.e. inherent Laghu Guna. Therefore the present research work is so designed to study the physiological Laghu Guna and to assess the effect of Laghu drug in the management of patients with pathological state of Laghu Guna i.e. Sthaulya. The effect of the terapy was extremely significant in Sharir Laghava and Aglani while very significant result in Utsaha. Comparison of the Laghu Guna status between healthy subjects and Sthaulya patients before and after the therapy reveals that Laghu Guna has improved in Sthaulya patients after the therapy especially in criteria like Sharira Laghava, Utsaha, Laghu Chapala Gati and Aglani; Hip Circumference, Mid Arm Circumference and Mid Thigh Circumference showed a marked shift towards normalcy after the therapy in Sthaulya patients.

Pharmaceutical Study

Dr. Nivesh Pal,Dr. Sudipt Rath,Prof. Mita Kotecha

Pharmacognostical Study of Kigelia Pinnata (Jacq.) (Balam Khira) And It’s Effect on Facial Blemishes

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Extra pharmacopoeial drug,Balam khira,Blemishes
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Back ground- The problems related to beauty health is increasing due to changed life style and polluted atmosphere. Among them, Blemishes is one of the most common and burning issue of young age in either sex with range from 16-40 years. Many drugs and cosmetics are available in the market but not significantly remove blemishes. Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) (Balam khira), being used in folklore since long time for Blemishes and other skin disorders. The plant finds no reference in original Ayurvedic classics and it is an extra pharmacopeial drug (•ŸÈQ§ Œ˝√ÿ). Objective – The present study attempts to study the efficacy of Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) on facial Blemishes applied as external application. Method - 30 volunteers coming under inclusion criteria were selected and registered for clinical trial and were randomly divided in three groups of 10 volunteers each. v Group A - Ten volunteers of this group were given application of cream which prepared by swarasa of the fruit of Balam khira. v Group B - Ten volunteers of this group were given application of fruit pulp powder of Balam khira. v Group C – Ten volunteers of this group were given application of control base cream. Results- In the clinical study overall effect of therapies after three month of treatment showed that Balam khira cream and balam khira fruit powder both gave significant effect on facial blemishes. On Clinical parameters it was found that Balam khira cream give more relief in dry skin and in oily skin Balam khira fruit powder is more effective compared than cream. Conclusion- The present study supports the use of Balam khira in facial blemishes.

Pharmaceutical Study

Dr. Jain Kavita Kumari,Dr. Sharma Rajendra Prasad,Dr. Meena Mohar Pal,Dr. Chaudhari Mukesh

Antimicrobial Activity of Chitraka HaritakiPrepared By Different Methods

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Avaleha,Chitraka Haritaki,Antimicrobial
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In the present study Chitraka Haritaki was prepared according to the reference of “Ayurvedic Formulary of India” which has in turn quoted Bhaishajya Ratanawali. Three samples of Chitraka haritaki were prepared. Sample one was prepared according to reference from AFI. Slight modification was done in the second sample by using swaras of guduchi, amalaki etc and in third sample by using swaras of amalaki and guduchi and kwatha of chitraka and dashamula and sugar was taken as sweetening agent in place of guda. Antibacterial sensitivity was performed for 3 samples of Chitraka haritaki against 4 microorganisms Pneumococcus, E. coli, S. aureus and Candida albicans. The present study showed that all the three chitraka haritaki samples are having potent anti microbial activity, sample one which was prepared according to the classical reference being the best among the three.

Pharmaceutical Study

Dr. Jayant Kumar,Dr. Reetesh Ramnani,Dr. Sanjay Kumar

A Comparative Pharmaceutico-Analytical Study ofShankha, Shukti And Kapardika Bhasma Prepared By Classical And Contemporary Methods

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Sudha Varga,Gajaputa,muffle furnce,Bhasma
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Shankha, Shukti and Kapardika are calcium compounds of Ayurveda which are grouped under Sudhavargiya Dravyas. They are very much popular and some of these drugs are commonly used by the Ayurvedic physicians for many diseases in different forms. All these drugs are chemically more or less similar and mainly contain calcium carbonate. But the basic difference among all these bhasma with special reference to their compound, particle size, percentage of calcium are not clear till date. In the present study samples of shanka, shukti and kapardika bhasma were prepared by both classical puta method as well as by utilizing muffle furnace and a comparative analysis of the samples were carried out. Samples prepared by muffle furnace method were having less particle size compared to classical Puta method. In other analytical parameters no considerable variations were seen in the samples prepared by two different methods.

Conceptual Studies

Dr. Shyamveer Ghuraiya,Prof. Surendra Kumar Sharma,Dr. Chetan Singh

A Conceptual Study of Jara (Geriatrics) ThroughAyurveda

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Geriatrics,Ageing,Jara,Rasayana,Pranayama,Dincharya,Ritucharya
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Ayurveda is basically the science of life and longevity. Ageing is a process of physical, psychological and social change in multi-dimensional aspects. According to the Ayurveda, ageing is outcome of kala or parinama. Old age has deformities enough of its own. Aging is a progressive, universal decline in functional reserve of body. Process of aging varies widely in different individuals and in different organs within a particular individual. Vata dosha is the most important factor in the pathophysiology of ageing obviously because of its natural predominance at that stage of life. In Ayurveda, Jara has been considered as a part of life. To ease old age ordeal, Acharya Charak and Sushruta has mentioned specific Rasayana and rejuvenating yoga like Chayavanprash, Brahmrasayana etc. Jarachikitsa or Rasayana in Ayurveda is a unique therapeutic methodology to delay ageing and to minimize the intensity of problems occuring in this degenerative phase of one’s life. To keep healthy according to Ayurveda one should do nidan parivarjana, pranayama, yogic exercises and should follow dincharya and ritucharya. Prevention and management of health problems could help the elderly to improve quality of life and remain self dependant for their daily activities to maximum possible extent. Materials and Methods: Review of the Ayurvedic literature Conclusion: Ageing is inevitable part of one’s life. The disorders related to it also come with time. The main aim is to prevent it and protect the elderly from further damage.

Conceptual Studies

Dr. Talekar Manisha,Dr. Mandal Sisir Kumar,Dr. Sharma Reetu

Analytical Study of Kushtha – A New Approach For Its Diagnosis And Treatment

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Kushtha,Anshansha Kalpana,Tridoshaja,Dushya
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Background: Ayurveda classic describes the wide spectra of all skin disorders as ‘Kushtha’. Kushtha has been classified into different types because of Anshansha Kalpana of the Doshas (permutation and combination of Doshas and Dhatu) and depending upon the different factors like location in the body, nature of pain, colour, and shape etc. so there is need to analyse the symptoms of Kushtha for appropriate treatment. Aims and Objectives: To analyze the involvement of Doshas and Dushyas in different features of different types of Kushthas. Materials and Methods: Materials related to Kushtha concept, and other relevant topics have been collected. The main Ayurvedic texts used in this study are Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Hridaya, Ashtanga Sangraha and available commentaries on these. Observation: From the analysis of involvement of Doshas and Dushyas in different features of different types of Kushtha it is observed that Kushthas are mainly pointed a specific Dosha and its derivative Dushya after leaving its own identity (Saptako Dravya Sangraha). Conclusion: This kind of detailed analysis of the symptoms is very necessary for adopting the appropriate treatment of disease because treatment varies in each and every condition. From the above analysis, it is concluded that, Kushtha is always Tridoshaja in origin and a dominance of a particular Dosha and Dushya leads to a specific sign-symptom complex.

Literary Reviews

Dr Amitabha Mapdar,Vaidya Kamalesh Kumar Sharma

Role of Dinacarya in the maintenance of Oral Health W.S.R to Dantadhavana

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Dinacarya,Dantadhavana,oral health,saliva
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Dinacarya is the combination of wholesome diet and activity, which are practised incessantly as a daily routine. Dantadhavana is an indivisible part of dinacarya and liable for daily practice. Regular dantadhavana is necessary not only for maintenance of oral health, it is beneficial for maintenance of general health also. Besides premature fall of teeth, halitosis etc. bad oral hygiene may causes several life threatening consequences like infective endocarditis, aspiration pneumonia etc. Report says that 85 percent of children and 95 to 100 percent of adult in India suffers from periodontal diseases at present. Maintenance of oral hygiene was stressed from very beginning and several twigs and herbo mineral compounds were used to serve this purpose. In addition of this twigs were used for religious purpose also. Basically kasaya, katu, tikta rasa is used for dantadhavana. All these three rasa pacifies kapha dosha; katu rasa purifies oral cavity, kills krimi and opens channels. Tikta rasa also has krimi nashaka property. Kashaya rasa poses vrana (ulcer) purification and healing property. Most of the twigs used for dantadhavana poses antimicrobial property, alters the pH of saliva, increases salivation and helps to maintain oral health.

Literary Reviews

Dr. Vinod Kumar Tiwari,Dr Ashutosh Dwivedi,Dr Kashinath Samagandi,Dr. S. S. Suryawanshi

A Critical Review on Nutritional Disorders Caused by Pesticides with special reference toDushivisha

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Pesticides,Dushivisha,Nutritional disorders,cumulative toxicities
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Dushivisha is a low potency poison or when all poison which not completely eliminated from the body or partially detoxified due to incomplete metabolism, it loses its original properties and gets converted in to low potency poison and produces various disorders. It remains in the body for long duration due to covering of kapha. Dushita Desha , Dushita Kala, Dushit Anna, Pragvata, Ajirna, Ativyavaaya, Krodha, are the aggravating factors for action of Dushivisha. Now a day, use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides has become the integral part of modern agriculture. The main aim in Both cases is to increase the agricultural production. These chemical released into the environment and cause pollution of air, water, soil, and can easily enters in to food chain and then accumulate into human body. This concept explained in Ayurveda as Dushivisha. By using this concept, we can properly understand cumulative toxicities due to various toxins present in our food and treat them by using the principles of Ayurveda. According to Sushruta Samhita, different symptoms of Dushivisha are similar to kitibha, kotha, mandala, kushtha (skin disorders), Moha (unconsciousness), Annamada (intoxication), Avipaka, Arochaka, Chhardi, Atisara, Bhinnapurishatwa, (GIT disorders), Dhatukshaya (Immune deficiency), Dakodara (chronic ascites), Vaivarnya, Murchha, Vishamajwara, Trishna, Unmada, etc., Which have many similarities with nutritional disorders can be treated by using the principles of Dushivisha explained in our ancient ayurvedic texts.

Literary Reviews

Prof. Narendra Kumar Garg,Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma,Jayant Nagar,Dr.Peeyush Trivedi,Dr.Ashish Pareek

Role of Sarpgandha (Rauwolfia serpentina) in Management of Hypertension

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Hypertension,High blood pressure,Life Style Disease,Sarpgandha
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Hypertension (persistent raised arterial blood pressure) is also a Lifestyle related disease. Hypertension is often called the silent killer. Silent because it doesn’t produce any significant recognize symptoms and killer because even slightly high blood pressure can increase the risk of Cardio Vascular diseases. It can cause other life threatening disorders if it is neglected and remains untreated. Hypertension is one of the major cause of disability and death all over the world. As for as the name of disease is concerned no specific term is found for Hypertension in classic texts Ayurveda. This article reviews only the effect of drug Sarpgagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina) on hypertension in present scenario on the basis of pathology and its symptoms without any co-relation. Rauwolfia serpentina (or snakeroot or Sarpagandha) is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. The plant, especially its root and bark extract, can often be found in performance enhancing supplements. The root of Rauwolfia serpentina has been employed for centuries in native Indian medicine for various central nervous disturbances including anxiety, excitement, psychosis and epilepsy. Now these days there is a trend of Rauwolfia alkaloids (Reserpine, Serpentine, Serpentinine, Rauwolfinine) are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Case Studies

Dr. Swati Alha,Dr. Hetal H. Dave,Dr. Baldev Kumar

Effect of Kandughna Mahakashaya ChurnawithHayamaradi Taila Pichu In The Management of Acharana Yonivyapad (w.s.r. To Pruritus Vulvae) – A Case Study

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

KEYWORDS - Acharana Yonivyapad,Shodhana,Shophahara Chikitsa,Dyspareunia,Pruritus vulvae
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Pruritus vulvae are a condition in which outer skin of vagina gets an itching sensation, which may be persistent. Often leads to an itch-scratch cycle which may cause development of chronic epithelial dystrophies. Acharna Yonivyapad is among twenty Yonivyapad described in Charaka Samhita has features quite parallel or close to Pruritus vulvae. Acharna Yonivyapad or Pruritus vulvae literally mean a sensation of itching in and around vulva. The modern treatment provides unsatisfactory relief and chances of recurrence. In Chikitsa of Achrana yoni Acharya Charaka described Shodhana, Kandu-Kleda-Shophahara Chikitsa. A female patient aged 38 years from Jaipur, Rajasthan presented with complaints of vulval and vaginal itching at OPD (Prasuti & Striroga) of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan on 22/12/ 17. Patient had complaint of itching at vulva mainly along with vaginal discharge with foul smell since 8 years and other associated complaints were general weakness, lower abdomen pain, backache for 6 months. The patient was diagnosed as Pruritus vulvae. The patient was treated with Kandughna Mahakashaya Churna (3gm) two times in a day, along with Hayamaradi Taila Pichu vaginally in night daily except menstrual period given for 15 days. The patient visited the OPD regularly after 15 days and the same medications were continued for 2 months. After 2 month of treatment a significant response was found.

Editoral

Prof. Sanjeev Sharma

Countdown to 3rd NationalAyurveda Day

2018   |   July-September   |   VOLUME - XII   |   ISSUE - 3

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