Nowadays human being remain under the misconception about Sneha and they scared of the high incidence of Hyperlipidaemia, particularly due to intake of fatty foods, which also include `Ghrita'. To explore the fact that which type of ghrita causes hyperlipidaemia, comparative study between cream based ghrita (Ksheerottha Ghrita) & curd based Go-ghrit (Dadhyuttha Ghrita) has been done with special reference to lipid profile. Thirty (3o) apparently healthy volunteers were selected for the study and were divided into two groups A andB, having 15 volunteers in each group. Group A recieved Curd Based Go-Ghrita and group B received Cream Based Ghee orally for two months. It was observed that serum cholesterol, serum Triglycerides, serum LDL and serum VLDL of group A was less than group B and serum HDL level of group A was more than group B which is beneficial for human beings.
Dr. Neky Mehta*, Dr. B. Ravishankar**, Dr. P. K. Prajapati***
Rasakarpura is a Nirgandh (without sulphur) type of Kupipakva (sublime) Rasa (mercury) preparation of Ayurvedic system of medicine which is used to cure skin diseases. Rasakarpura was analyzed for its major chemical constituents and its trace element by different qualitative and quantitative test along with ICP, a sophisticated technique. It was found that mercuric chloride as chief constituent along with sodium, magnesium and calcium as trace element in the Rasakarpura.
Neelima Sharma*, K. N. Dwivedi**
An experimental study on the liquid extract of Dhava (Anogeissus latifolia Wall) with special reference to its role in the management of Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus)
The study was conducted in '36' wistar albino rats with an objective to access the hypoglycaemic effects of liquid extract of plant Dhava in three groups of wistar albino rats. Out of these three in two groups hyperglycaemia was produced and one group was normoglycaemic rats. It was observed that statistically significant improvement was noticed in the rats of two hyperglycaemic groups, while in normoglycaemic one statistically insignificant result was obtained. From the results obtained it was concluded that the liquid extract of Plant Dhava showed satisfactory improvement in hyperglycaemic rats.
Dr. K.R.C. Reddy*
Effect of Swasa Kuthara Rasa in the treatment of Tamaka Swasa
Tamaka Swasa or Bronchial Asthma is a very common disease throughout the world. Anupana is a unique principle in Ayurveda classics. Specific Anupanas with specific Yoga or prepration have been described Swasa Kuthara Rasa has been described in the classics in the reference of Asthma in Bhaisjya Ratnawali, Vaidya Chintamani, Vaidya Yoga Ratnawali, Yoga Ratnakara, Ayurvedic formulary of India etc. All the text books differ in quantity aspects of ingredients & Anupanas. In the present work, efficacy of Swasa Kuthara Rasa along with different Anupanas have been evaluated in the treatment of Bronchial Asthma. It was found that groups which received Swasa Kuthara Rasa along with different Anupanas have shown better efficacy due to synergistic action in comparison to group which received only Swasa Kuthara Rasa.
*Dr. Deepmala Yadav, **Prof. Abhimanyu Kumar
Clinical evaluation of an Ayurvedic compound as memory booster in school going Children.
Memory is the fundamental to learning & learning starts at very since the day of birth, so the childhood is the first most period where the efforts for the improvement & restoration of memory should start. The present randomized double blind placebo controlled study was undertaken to verify the efficacy of an Ayurvedic compound based on classical reference of l3rahmi ghrita. For the assessment of memory & IQ, Wechsler intelligence scale for children (WISC) & Draw-a-man test resp. were adopted. The study drug was found highly significant in short term memory & reaction time test.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest system of the world. In Ayurveda, the pharmaceutics dealt under the heading of Bhaishajya kalpana. Bhaishajya Kalpana deals wide ranges of medicinal preparations they are, Primarily Panchavida kashaya kalpana and secondary preparations like Churna, Vati, Avaleha, Asavarista and Sneha kalpanas. The Taila and Grita kalpanas comes under Snehakalpana. In Ayurveda five pakas (stages) have been mentioned for medicated oils. These are Ama, Mridu, Madhya, Khara and Dagha paka. Medicated oils are obtained by Mridu, Madhya, Khara pakas are considered to be of therapeutic value but those obtained by Ama and Dagdha pakas are not recommended. The reason for this selection is not known. In order to find out this reason and to ascertain difference between oils obtained by different pakas, a oil preparation called Ksheera-bala taila is selected for the present study. The present paper contained detailed observations and results of the study.
C. Sharma*, R.K. Majumder**, T. Borah***, D. Baruah****, B.K. Bharali*****, G. C. Nanda******
Some Anti-malarial plant drugs used by Traditional Healers of Assam
Though a lot of anti-malarial compounds are available for prescription and use, the endemic of the disease still remains fatal today to human kind in spite of National Malaria control projects are on full swing and efforts are also being taken to control. The disease not only in India but with global precipitance and around 300 million people world wide suffer from this parasitic disease and fatality exclusive to child, female and with weakened immunity. Ayurveda the traditional system of India also advocates certain measure with herbal and herbo- mineral preparations for the prevention and treatment of Malaria (Visam Jwara). It is also evident from records that Chinese and Korean people have also in use of certain plant materials for the prevention and treatment of Malaria. In spite of synthetic formulations, attention is always focused on alternative medicines for a substitute with safety factor. In this regard, efforts were made to document certain information of plant drugs used by the ethnic people of Assam, a state in North east India being one of the hotspots of biodiversity and being some of which are also at par in classical texts. Attempts have been made here to present them in its natural method of administration for sorting out a better presentable manner for the researchers in future.
Laxmikant Sharma*, D. Sasmal**, N. K. Dadhich***
Current trends and future prospectives in Herbal drug research: an overview
2008 | January-March | VOLUME - II | ISSUE - 1
KEYWORDS - Herbal Drugs, Global Market, TCM, Ayurveda, DNA- Markers
Undoubtedly the demand for plant-derived products has been increasing worldwide. India has a very small share (1.6%) of this ever-growing global market. To compete with the growing market, there is urgency to scientifically validate more medicinally useful plants. The use of chromatographic techniques and marker compounds to standardize botanical preparations has limitations because of their variable sources. DNA-based techniques have been widely used for authentication of plant species of medicinal importance. This study begins with an overview of the value of herbal drugs and discusses its usefulness in the present research scenario and future research potentials with new technologies.