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2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

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Clinical Studies

Dr. Pooja Arya,Dr. Rahul Sharma,Prof. Sanjeev Sharma,Prof. Hemant Kumar Kushwah

Role of Agni Karma in the Management of Tennis Elbow

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Agnikarma, Snayu Vikara, Tennis Elbow
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Introduction: Tennis elbow is a common painful condition of elbow joint. Common extensor tendons (Extensor carpi radialis brevis and Extensor digitorum communis) originating from the lateral epicondyle of the humerus get inflamed by repetitive trauma and cause considerable pain. It has become a challenging medical condition now-a-days because it affects the daily routine activities of a person. Materials and Methods: Patients fit under inclusion criteria with sample size 100 were included in the study in two groups i.e. 50 patients in each group i.e. Agnikarma and LATC (Local anaesthesia and Triamcinolone 10 mg) respectively. Results: Both the selected interventions i.e. Agnikarma and Steroidal infiltration gave statistically significant results in their own groups but intergroup comparison revealed that steroidal infiltration has an upper edge in relieving the symptoms. Conclusion: LATC is better than Agni-Karma in providing immediate relief. However, Agnikarma can also prove a better treatment modality for Tennis elbow if some oral medication and modifications in Agni Karma technique are done.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Pankaj Kothari,Dr. Anupama Shukla,Dr. Mahendra Prasad,Dr. Hemraj Meena

Efficacy of Kalpit Triphaladi Ghana Vati on Medodhatu Vriddhi

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Dosha, Dhatu, Mala, Medodhatu Vriddhi, Dushya, Kapha
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In Ayurveda, health has been defined as equilibrium of Dosha, Agni, Dhatu & Mala, including well being at the level of Mana and Atma. The living body can function normally only when it’s Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala are in a state of equilibrium. Meda is the main Dushya and Kapha is the main Dosha of Medodhatu Vriddhi. Medodhatu Vriddhi is a Dushya dominant Vyadhi Therefore, it was expected that proposed drug Kalpit Triphaladi Ghana Vati, check the pathogenesis of Medodhatu Vriddhi and act on the basic root cause of the disease and arrest the progress of the disease Medodhatu Vriddhi effectively.

Clinical Studies

Praveen B S,Kashinath Samagandi

Agni Chikitsa; Folklore Therapy, Scientific Validation

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Agni Chikitsa, Niragni Sveda, Upanaha Sveda, Vedanasthapana, Deepana, Pachana, Shotahara
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A unique preparation of Lepa is been used by folklore practitioners in southern Karnataka to treat various conditions successfully. Patients suffering with acute cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) are frequent visitors to these practitioners for cure. Kshudragnimantha (Clerodendrom phimoidis), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Krishna Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum), Bandha (Bridelia scandens) and Papata (Pavetta indica) leaves; Maricha (Piper nigrum), Sarshapa (Brassica campestris), Lashuna (Alium sativum), Lavanga (Syzygium aromaticum) and Haridra (Curcuma longa) are mixed together to prepare paste and this is applied all over the body and administered internally as well. Most of the patients receive this treatment benefited with fruitful outcome. This treatment is often called as Agni Chikitsa. The ingredients of Agni Chikitsa are having Ushna (hot), Ruksha (dry), Teekshna, properties; Ushna Veerya; specific actions like Kaphavatahara (mitigates Kapha and Vata), Vedanasthapaka (Analgesic), Shothahara (cure oedema) are anticipated. Agni Chikitsa possess combined effect of Deepana (increasing digestive capacity), Pachana (digestive), Aatapa (perspiration therapy by exposing to hot sun), Aalepa (application of pasty medicaments) and Upanaha (poultice) treatment measure. Ironically all these measures are categorized under Langhana (depletion therapy) measures either Niragni Sveda or Shamana roopi Langhana. Research conducted by Patanjal, Shreekanth U (2006) and Pratima Adiga, Gurdip Singh (2006) has confirmed the efficacy of Agni Chikitsa in Cerebro vascular accident and Rheumatoid arthritis respectively. The researches substantiated the efficacy of this treatment in reducing symptoms of Ama. Moreover, the symptoms also got reduced considerably which validate this folklore treatment.

Clinical Studies

Nellufar,Konica,Dr. Baldev Kumar,Dr. Rajni Sushma

Clinical Evaluation ofKanchnaar Shigru Churna & Panchkol Phanta in Hypothyroidism

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Thyroid Disorders, Hypothyroidism, Nindita Purusha, Galaganda, Avatu, Agni, Metabolism, Kanchnaar Shigru Churna, Panchkol phanta
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Introduction: Hypothyroidism is a clinical syndrome resulting from deficiency of thyroid hormones which in turn results in a generalized slowing down of the metabolic processes. Though any disease condition is not described in Ayurveda which is similar to Hypothyroidism yet, several references are scattered in various texts. Eight types of Nindita Purushas and Avarana can be described on the basis of various hormonal disorders. Objective: The aim of the present study was to treat hypothyroidism by means of Ayurveda and to clinically evaluate the therapeutic potential of Kanchnaar Shigru Churna & Panchkola Phanta in Hypothyroidism. Method: In present study, 80 clinically diagnosed cases of hypothyroidism were registered and divided into two groups of 40 patients each on random basis. Group A was administered Kanchnaar Shigru Churna while Group B was given Kanchnaar Shigru Churna along with Panchkol phanta. Hematological and biochemical parameters were observed. Subjective parameters like puffiness on face, loss of appetite, altered sleep patterns, menstrual disturbances, weight gain etc. were taken into consideration. Result & Conclusion: In Group A increase in Sr.T3, Sr.T4 was 22.05%, 15.21% respectively & Sr.TSH was decreased by 20.57% while In Group B increase in Sr.T3, Sr.T4 was 34.79% and 30.88% & Sr.TSH was decreased by 35.67% which proves higher efficacy of Kanchnaar Shigru Churna along with Panchkola Phanta in Hypothyroidism. As the results obtained were found to be highly significant with p (<0.001) which states hypothyroidism can be easily managed by Ayurveda.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Sasane PU,Dr. Saroj UR,Prof. Joshi RK

Role of Alambushadi ghanavatiin The Management of Amavata With Special Reference To Rheumatoid Arthritis

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Amavata, Alambushadi Ghana Vati, Rheumatoid arthritis.
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Context: Ayurveda being a ‘science of life’ is not an exception for it. It is not just a curative medicine but also teaches the ways to live a healthy long life with the purpose of attaining it. Amavata, which can be compared with Rheumatoid arthritis due to its clinical appearance. Due to wide spectrum of disease, much prevalence in the society and lack of effective medicine, so disease being chosen for the study. Prevalence of approx 0.8% of the population. Aims: To study the efficacy of Alambushadi Ghana Vati in the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Study Design: Single centre and Open Clinical study. Material and method : 15 clinically diagnosed patients were selected and treated with Alambushadi Ghana Vati in dose of 2 tab. (each 500 mg.) three times in a day with luke warm water after meal for 30 days. Results: Statistically significant result was found in Hb (gm%) & ESR and highly significant result was found in symptoms of Amavata when Alushadi Ghana Vati was used and excellent relief was seen in 6.66% of patients, 46.66% patients got significant relief, moderate relief in 33.33% whereas mild relief was found in 13.33% of patients. Conclusions: Therapy in the form of administration of Alambushadi Ghanavati was more effective in the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Clinical Studies

Dr. Namrata Redkar

Effectiveness of Healing Energy on significantly lowering Blood Glucose in Diabetic patients: a pilot study report

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Diabetes mellitus, Healing energy, Blood Glucose
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In a double blind, single treatment, multiple dose (multiple treatments with Healing Energy), clinical trial inclusive of a Control Group, effect of Healing Energy was studied on 15 diabetic patients over a period of two weeks. The study was designed in such a way that the enrolled subjects will undergo at least six full day energy healing treatments during the clinical trial. Both male and female patients in the age group of 33 years to 70 years with long diabetic history were enrolled in the study. Six full day energy healing sessions, with a gap of two days in between, were conducted for all the enrolled patients. Blood Glucose and other vitals like blood pressure, oral temperature and pulse rate were measured before and after the sessions. Evaluation of the data shows a typical pattern indicating interaction of Healing Energy with Blood Glucose level. The data also shows that there is a washout effect of Healing Energy. Partial contribution of Healing Energy on controlling the random sugar after breakfast, was established in comparison to control group.

Clinical Studies

Dr. Vijayant Bhardwaj,Dr. Rajani Thakur

Role of Ayurvedic drugs in the management of Tundikeri w.s.r. to Tonsillitis

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Tundikeri, Peetak Churna and Katukadya Kashaya Ghana Vati
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Normal tonsils prevents the body from different types of organisms to infect it. When they fail to do this job, the disease tonsillitis occurs. Tundikeri is such a notorious disease whitch prevent the child to eat and drink, ultimately failing to thrive. To prevent the patients from hazards and side effects of recurrently used antibiotics the present study was planed. Total 30 patients were registered under three groups and were given Peetak Churana 3 gms. with honey and ghee locally twice a day, Katukadya Kashaya Ghana Vati 500 mgs. with water orally thrice a day singly in group I, II and both in group III for 15 days. All the patients have completed the trial. It was found that the overall improvement was observed in all the groups. In total, out of 30 patients 40% were markedly improved, 53.3% were moderately improved, 3.3% were improved and 3.3% were unimproved.

Clinical Studies

Dr.Vinod Kumar Swami,Dr. Rakesh Kumar Nagar,Prof. Ajay Kumar Sharma

A Clinical Study to assess the Efficacy ofSuktyadi Yog in Rickets

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Calcium, Rickets, Suktyadi yog, Calcium supplement
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Rickets is defective mineralization or calcification of bones due to deficiency of vitamin D and calcium. Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases in many developing countries, due to lack of adequate calcium in the diet may also lead to rickets. The majority of cases occur in children suffering from severe malnutrition, or starvation during the early stages of childhood. A clinical study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of “Suktyadi Yog” (hypothetical drug compound) as a Calcium Supplement. The clinical study was done in 61 patients selected from OPD & IPD of Balroga Department, N.I.A. Jaipur. The drug was administered in the form of tablet at a dose of 10mg/kg/ day in 2 divided doses for 3 months in both Groups. After 3 months of treatment, in Group A statistically highly significant results were found; improvement in all clinical symptoms like Pain in Limbs, Bow Leg, Knock Knee, Dental Deformity, Tooth Discoloration and Irritability. Grop B also showed significant improvement in laboratorial parameters; Serum Calcium and Serum Alkaline Phosphatase. Therefore we can use Suktyadi Yoga as a good alternative for the Calcium Supplement.

Pharmaceutical Study

Singh Rahul Kumar,Murthy ARama,Nathani Sumit,Singh Amrita,Santosh pal

Organoleptic Study of Sariva and its Market Samples

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Adulteration, Sariva, Market samples, Decalepishamiltonii
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Adulteration may be defined as mixing or substituting the original drug material with other spurious, inferior, defective, spoiled, useless other parts of same or different plant or harmful substances or drug which do not confirm with the official standards. Adulteration in market samples is one of the greatest drawbacks in promotion of Ayurvedic products.Sariva i.e. root of Hemidesmus indicus (Linn.) R.Br is among those drugs which are commonly used in the indigenous system of medicine. This study was based on author’s thesis work “Phytochemical study of certain genuine medicinal plant and their market samples” and after studying market samples of Sariva it was found that all samples were adulterated and no any market sample had genuine drug Sariva. (Decalepishamiltonii W. & A.l) is most common adulterant of Sariva in all major market of India. Organoleptic, microscopic, phytochemical and chromatographic investigations were carried out on genuine and market sample of Sariva & other drugs. In this article efforts have been made to focus organoleptic identifying features of genuine sample of Sariva and its markets samples which help to common physician for easy identification of genuine drug with adulterants.

Pharmaceutical Study

Dr.Mohammad Aslam,Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma,Dr. V. Nageswara Rao,Dr.Basant Kumar Sharma

Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity ofVyadhividhwansana Rasa

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Vyadhividhwansana Rasa, Antibacterial study, Bacteria
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Now a day’s infectious diseases are posing problem for human beings. In order to avoid different infections, production and use of antibiotics is on rise. The widespread misuse of antimicrobial agents is responsible for emerging microbial resistance. The development of bacterial resistance and adverse effect to presently available antibiotics has necessitated the search for new antibacterial agents in different systems of medicine. So Vyadhividhwansana Rasa a traditional medicine has been selected for this study. The antibacterial activity of the Vyadhividhwansana Rasa was tested against pathogenic bacterial strain Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella typhi. In order to, In-vitro Study of Vyadhividhwansana Rasa was done by Kirby Bauer & Stroke method / well diffusion method. During this study Vyadhividhwahsana Rasa was trailed with above said common pathogenic bacteria. To correlate the result control solution were prepared by streptomycin. Experimental groups were compared with control groups and observations were noted.

Conceptual Studies

Dr. Sudipta Kumar Rath,Prof. Mita Kotecha

Symposium on Taste of Charaka - Scientific Validation of Theories Through Debate In Ancient India

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Scientific Debate, Scientific Rigor, Ayurveda, Charaka, Rasa, Sambhasha
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There exists an understanding gap among the current global scientific fraternity about Ayurvedic knowledge owing to the different Socio-Cultural-Academic background in which Ayurveda was conceived and built. This gap has been the main reason for lot of the prevailing misconceptions regarding the scientific contour of Ayurveda. Needless to say, that Ayurveda operates within its own scientific framework, but these are not fully known and understood by scholars from other sciences. At a time when the popularity of Ayurveda is on rise globally, it is incumbent upon the practitioners and protagonists of Ayurveda to increase awareness about its core scientific basis along with its unique holistic approach to therapeutics. This will help in removal of the misconceptions and building logical confidence about Ayurveda among various scientific fraternities. Symposiums have been an important part of scientific debate, learning and knowledge dissemination in Ayurveda. The subject matter, participant profiles, approach of debate and the overall background of the rasa sambhasha (Symposium on taste) of Charaka Samhita, when analyzed in contextual perspective reveals the robust scientific credentials of Ayurveda, which can help dispel many of the misconceptions regarding Ayurveda.

Conceptual Studies

Dr. Chhaju Ram Yadav,Dr. Garima Raj,Dr. Ramesh Naik

Conceptual Study of Medovaha Srotas in Ayurveda

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Srotas, Medovaha Srotas, Medo dhatu, Mula Sthana, Medo Dhatu Karma, Sroto Dushti
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Ayurveda is the most ancient science of life. It is also a philosophy of life that aims at maintenance of good health & prevention of diseases. Srotas is an important entity without which even the Dosha, Dhatu & Mala are rendered dysfunctional. The concept of Srotas is amongst the fundamental concept of Ayurveda. Srotas constitute the internal transport system of the body & are specially related to the fine channels of circulation & pathways carrying out all the vital functions of the body. Srotas are the channels conveying the Parinama Prapta Dhatu. Therefore Srotas have great importance to maintain the equilibrium, development of body & in application of treatment to the patients. Among the types of Srotas, Acharya Charaka explains it as a seventh Srotas. As this Srotas give rise to Medo Dhatu proper. Therefore it helps to provide unctuousness, stability & nourishment to the body3.

Conceptual Studies

Dr. Neha Tiwari ,Dr. Swapnil Saini,Dr. Akhilesh Shrivastva,Dr. Rajesh Manglesh,Dr. Dalip Sharma

Risk Factors of Madhumeha And Its Prevention According To Ayurveda

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

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Diabetes mellitus is one of the burning health problems of present era resulting in serious long term complications such as heart disease, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and even death. Therefore, it is important to make diabetes prevention a priority, especially for them who are at increased risk of diabetes. In Ayurveda, Madhumeha is mentioned one of the main diseases in which quantity and frequency of urination increases. This is a cardinal feature of Diabetes Mellitus too. So, Diabetes mellitus can be equated with Madhumeha. Diabetes mellitus is a perfect example of life style disorders. Sedentary life style and stressful mental conditions are considered as the main cause of life style disorders including DM. Ayurvedic literature contains a treasure of knowledge about causes, risk factors, prevention and treatment of Madhumeha.

Conceptual Studies

Sneha Shinde,D. V. Kulkarni

Understanding the role of vata dosha in the functionality of Insulin and insulin-receptors

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

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In Ayurveda, Diabetes mellitus is described in the classification of vataj prameha, as “Madhumeha”, in which the increase in blood glucose is mainly due to the deficiency of insulin. Actually insulin communicates with the insulin-receptors placed on the cell membrane and activates them. This act of stimulation is the prime key in the opening of the glucose transporters. Unless and until these glucose receptors are activated, glucose is unable to cross the cell membrane. As per Ayurveda, any activity related to the movements of any entity, is delegated to the attributes of vata dosa. In the verse “prerane cala”, Hemadri has explained the cala quality as responsible for any type of stimulation. Not only the structure of insulin, but the structure of insulin-receptors also, have revealed the fact that they belong to that category, which is controlled by vata dosa. In this work, we have clearly demonstrated that the structure and functionality of insulin and its receptors obviously come under the umbrella of functions of vata dosa. To prove the similarity of function of insulin with the chala quality of vata dosa, mainly in relation with its stimulating activity, we have considered the widely used Momordica charantia. Similarly, comparison of the mis sense mutations in the tyrosine kinase portion of the insulin receptor gene that have found in patients with NIDDM, with the activity of vata dosa, are also correlating with our conclusion that structure and functionality of insulin is totally controlled by vata dosa.

Literary Reviews

Dr. Saroj Choudhary,Dr. Rameshwar Lal,Dr Sisir Kumar Mandal

Role Of Pathya In Madhumeha –An Ayurvedic Review

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Ahara, Diabetes Mellitus, diet, lifestyle, Madhumeha, Vihara
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Diabetes mellitus is a common and very prevalent disease affecting about 25 % of world population. India has the largest Diabetes population in the world with an estimated 41 million people, amounting to 6% of the adult population. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic progressive metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia mainly due to deficiency of insulin hormone. The needs of diabetic patients are not only limited to adequate glycemic control but also correspond with preventing complications; disability limitation and rehabilitation. It can be correlated with Madhumeha in Ayurveda.In charaka samhita, Madhumeha has been described as a type of vataja prameha which is characterized by passing of honey like urine in excess amount. It is said to be a incurable disease in Ayurveda. Madhumeha which can be correlated with Type-2 DM that cannot be treated by mere medicine but proper pathya ahara and vihara regimens helps to live long life,healthy(sukhaya) and will be useful to society (hitayu) and also help in preventing the complications. Diabetes one among 10 lifestyle disorder hence proper Ahara (diet), Vihara (lifestyle) is essential in order to prevent to Diabetes. In Ayurvedic classics food is mentioned as one among the tree Upasthamba ( pillar) which supports the body. So proper consumption of the food by proper Pathya and Apathya is beneficial in preventing the disease like Diabetes.

Literary Reviews

Dr. Varun Bhati,Dr. Priyanka Singh

Role of Pathya InMadhumeha (Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus) - An AyurvedicReview

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Diabets mellitus, Madhumeha, Pathya
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The word Diabetes has been derived from two words, Diabetes (Greek) which means ‘siphon like’ and Mellitus (Latin) which means ‘sweetened with honey’. WHO lists life style diseases as the number one silent killer group in present era. Life style disorders are associated with our environment, way of life, dietary habits etc. a global transition in the disease pattern has been observed, where the relative impact of infectious diseases is decreasing while chronic diseases like CVA and Diabetes are increasingly dominating the disease pattern. India is going to be the diabetic capital of world by the year 2035. Type -2 DM can be correlated with Madhumeha in Ayurveda due to similarity in etiology, pathology, symptoms and prognosis. In Charak Samhita, Madhumeha has been described as a type of Vataja Prameha, which is characterized by passing of honey like urine in excess amount. In the present scenario of Diabetic treatment medicines are working only up to the level of managing hyperglycemia and not to a level of preventing long-term complication. The role of Aahar and Vihar are equally or even more important in diabetes to control blood sugar as well as to prevent the complication of the disease. Madhumeha is mainly caused due to Apathya Aahar and Vihar sevana, while describing the chikitsa for Madhumeha, all Acharyas have focused on Pathya Aaharas & Viharas in management of Madhumadhu.

Literary Reviews

Gupta Payal,Mishra Pramod Kumar,Soni Anamika

Ayurvedic Approach For The Management Of The Diabetic Nephropathy

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Diabetic Nephropathy, Punarnava, Gokshuradi Guggulu
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Diabetic Nephropathy is a specific form of renal complication of Diabetes Mellitus (DM), a major cause of death and disability among diabetics. This is also a major cause of chronic renal failure The Diabetic Nephropathy is the pathology of the nerves due to the disease diabetes.The common sign and symptoms are Swelling under your eyes, feet and legs, Weak appetite, Difficulty in sleeping, Frequent urination and foamy urine, Itching, Weight loss, and anaemia etc.. Diabetic nephropathy can affect people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to Ayurveda, nephropathy is a disease of Mutravaha Srotas. Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. The Ayurvedic herbs for Diabetic Nephropathy help a person to improve his vitality in a natural way. The herbs help improve the diabetes and the nervous disorders related to diabetes in a natural and healthy way. The person suffering from diabetes improves his strength and the body and blood sugar levels become normal. The Ayurvedic herbs for the management of diabetic Nephropathy like Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa),. Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris ), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia Belerica) etc. other treatment includes a healty diet, life style modification (physical activity, exercise), Ayurvedic Formulation (Punarnavadi kashayam, Gokshuradi Guggulu) and yoga Therapy.

Literary Reviews

H.G.S.P. Hewageegana,L.D.A.M. Arawwawala,L.S.R. Arambewela

Traditional Recipes in Sri Lanka forMadumeha(Diabetes mellitus): A Literature Survey

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Madumeha, Diabetes mellitus, Traditional recipes, Medicinal plants
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Traditional Medicine (also known as folk or indigenous medicine) comprises of knowledge systems that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine. According to Ayurveda, etiological factors, clinical features, and the complications of ‘Madhumeha’ are very much similar to Diabetes mellitus. It is a common chronic metabolic disorder prevails all over the world and it has turned out to be, the fastest growing disease and the biggest “silent killer” today. The incidence of Type 2 diabetes is increasing worldwide and it results from the interaction between a genetic predisposition and behavioral and environmental risk factors. Subjects with impaired glucose tolerance have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Recipes of the traditional medicinal system contain number of medicinal plants and the traditional practitioners are successfully control type 2 Diabetes mellitus through the herbal recipes. However, documentation of these recipes in a proper manner is still in a preliminary level. Therefore, an attempt has been carried out to collect the common traditional recipes which are used by Ayurvedic physicians to control Madumeha from Ola leaves, traditional texts and by interviews with traditional practitioners in Sri Lanka. According to the survey, 76 recipes were collected. Among them, medicinal plants such as Terminelia chebula Retz., Philanthus emblica Linn., Cyperus rotundus Linn., Strychnos potatorum Linn., Coscinium fenestratum Colebr., Curcuma longa Linn., Terminalia belarica Roxb., Cassia auriculata Linn., Terminalia arjuna Wight., Cissampelos pareira Linn. are found to be used frequently in the treatment of Madumeha.

Case Studies

Dr. Nirmal Bhusal,Dr. Amrita Bhattarai,Dr. Gopesh Mangal

Effect Of ClassicalVamanottara Virechana Karma Followed By SomeAyurveda Medicine In The Management Of Psoriasis: A Case Study

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

KEYWORDS - Psoriasis, Ayurveda, Vamanaottara Virechana Karma, Ekakushtha.
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Psoriasis is a non-infectious, chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by well-defined erythematous plaques with silvery scales and a chronic fluctuating course. Psoriasis is one of the most common dermatologic diseases affecting up to 1% of the world’s population. In Ayurveda, Psoriasis cannot be exactly correlated with any type of Kustha but has more similarity with Ekakushtha. Ayurveda treatment includes Shodhana (purification), Shamana (palliative medicine), Nidana Parivarjana (abstaining from etiology) and Rasayana (Rejuvination). A male patient aged 20 years with itching and scaly patches over different parts of body was managed by Vamanaottara Virechana Karma (therapeutic Purgation after therapeutic emesis) followed by certain Ayurvedic Shamana Aushada (palliative medicine). Sodhana administered properly pacifies the disease, destroys the disease and increases the Strength and complexion. Patient had marked improvement (75% relief) in signs and symptoms. There was no itching and scaly patches were reduced. Skin colour of patches were returning to normal. Psoriasis though difficult to manage, but Vamanottara Virechana Karma followed by internal medicines can be good option for better management.

Case Studies

Dr. Pushpa Sharma

Dermatomyositis: A combined approach by Panchakarma (A case study)

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

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The inflammatory myopathies represent the largest group of acquired and potentially treatable causes of skeletal muscle weakness. They are classified into three major groups: polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), and inclusion body myositis (IBM). Dermatomyositis is a rare disease with no cure. Allopathic treatment given for muscle weakness doesn’t assure the patient, despite put the patient in trouble with unavoidable side effects. Such type of a disappointed case was treated by Panchakarma. Results were encouraging with improving quality of life of the patient.

Editoral

Prof. Sanjeev Sharma

Medical Ethics in Ayurveda

2017   |   April-June   |   VOLUME - XI   |   ISSUE - 2

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