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.
Dr. Pankaj Kothari,Dr. Anupama Shukla,Dr. Mahendra Prasad,Dr. Hemraj Meena
Efficacy of Kalpit Triphaladi Ghana Vati on Medodhatu Vriddhi
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.
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.
Nellufar,Konica,Dr. Baldev Kumar,Dr. Rajni Sushma
Clinical Evaluation ofKanchnaar Shigru Churna & Panchkol Phanta in Hypothyroidism
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.
Dr. Sasane PU,Dr. Saroj UR,Prof. Joshi RK
Role of Alambushadi ghanavatiin The Management of Amavata With Special Reference To Rheumatoid Arthritis
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)
Dr. Namrata Redkar
Effectiveness of Healing Energy on significantly lowering Blood Glucose in Diabetic patients: a pilot study report
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.
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
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.
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.
Singh Rahul Kumar,Murthy ARama,Nathani Sumit,Singh Amrita,Santosh pal
Organoleptic Study of Sariva and its Market Samples
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.
Dr.Mohammad Aslam,Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma,Dr. V. Nageswara Rao,Dr.Basant Kumar Sharma
Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity ofVyadhividhwansana Rasa
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.
Dr. Sudipta Kumar Rath,Prof. Mita Kotecha
Symposium on Taste of Charaka - Scientific Validation of Theories Through Debate In Ancient India
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.
Dr. Chhaju Ram Yadav,Dr. Garima Raj,Dr. Ramesh Naik
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.
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.
Sneha Shinde,D. V. Kulkarni
Understanding the role of vata dosha in the functionality of Insulin and insulin-receptors
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
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.
Dr. Saroj Choudhary,Dr. Rameshwar Lal,Dr Sisir Kumar Mandal
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
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.
Dr. Varun Bhati,Dr. Priyanka Singh
Role of Pathya InMadhumeha (Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus) - An AyurvedicReview
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.
Gupta Payal,Mishra Pramod Kumar,Soni Anamika
Ayurvedic Approach For The Management Of The Diabetic Nephropathy
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.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Pushpa Sharma
Dermatomyositis: A combined approach by Panchakarma (A case study)
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.