Urolithiasis (Mutrashmari) is one of the most common and distressing maladies among the group of
urinary disorders. It is the most common affliction of the urinary tract. It typically occurs in middle age
during the most productive years. It causes pain, loss of working time, medical expenses, and sometimes
need for hospitalization and an infrequent cause of renal failure. According to Sushruta, Mutrashmari is
considered as one of the ‘Mahagadas’ (S.Su.33/5). According to modern science the exact cause and
mechanism of stone formation in urinary system is still unknown.
Many successful formulations have been mentioned in Ayurveda for Urolithiasis (Mutrashmari)
amongst which Shwadanstradi Ghana Vati (C.D. 34/30) was prepared for research work and the results were
found to be significant.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a most prevalent endocrinopathy. Incidence of this disease is
enormously increasing now a days. It is pervasion is obviously observed in woman seeking medical advice
for infertility as well as irregular menstrual bleeding. Majority of these cases could be treated either by
hormonal therapy or surgical intervention. This study will emphasize on careful holistic approach in
management of poly cystic ovarian syndrome where. PCOS anovulatory women (n = 30) were analysed for
etiopathogenic study and 20 subjects were completed clinical trial. 10 subjects in group A, treated with Oral
medication [herbomineral compound] and rest 10 subjects in group B treated with panchgavya ghrit uttar
basti and oral medication with herbomineral compound for three months. The subjective and Objective
parameters were measured before and after treatment in each group. Group B showed better improvement
in compare to Group A.
*Dr. Kamini Dhiman, **Dr. Kusum Lata, ***Dr. K. S. Dhiman
A Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Kanyalauhadi Vati and Manjistha Churna in the Treatment ofKashtartava (Dysmenorrhoea)
Kashtartava is a disease where in a female during her reproductive age experiences difficult and
painfull menstruation. In Ayurvedic classics it is not described as an individual entity yet as a symptom of
various yonivyapadas. E.g. Vatala, Sannipataja, Udavarta etc. Pathologically it is Tridoshaja having vata
predominance. A total of 60 patients were randomly divided in three groups and treated with A)
Kanyalohadivati of 250 mg. twice daily with luke warm water B) Manjishtha Churna 3 gm. twice daily and
C) Combination of both the drugs for 2 months. An assessment was done on the basis of subjective as well
as objective parameters with the help of VAS. The study revealed that good and fair results were found in
the trial drugs in equal ways.
*Dr. Omendra Pal Singh, ** Prof. Abhimanyu Kumar
Clinical study to assess the role ofAkshitarpana, Shirodhara and an Ayurvedic compound in childhood computer vision Syndrome
Computer vision syndrome is one of the common lifestyle disorders in children. About 88% of people
who use computers everyday suffer from this problem, and children are no exception. Computer Vision
Syndrome (CVS) is the complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced
during or related to computer use. Therefore, considering these prospects a clinical trial was carried with
40 clinically diagnosed children (5-15 years age group) of computer Vision Syndrome in four groups. Group
A with trial drug syrup, group B Akshitarpana with trial drug, group C Shirosdhara with trial drug and group
D with placebo syrup. It was observed Akshitarpana procedure was highly effective in the complaints of
CVS those are exclusively related to eyes viz. red eyes, burning eyes, dry eyes, teary eyes, itching eyes,
eyestrain and also in headache. Shirodhara procedure has been also found highly effective in complaints of
headache and fatigue. The trial drug (syrup) has not shown significant effect on any of the symptoms of
computer vision syndrome.
*Dr. Rekha Rani, **Dr. Siddaram S.A., ***Dr. M. K. Shringi
A Clinical Study To Evaluate The Efficacy of Leech Therapy And Panchatikta Ghrita In The Management of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a common chronic dermatosis affecting as many as 1% to 2% percent of the world’s
population. It is most common in Europe and North America. India has an incidence approaching 1% which
is less than European countries. Persons of all ages may develop the disease and about equally in men and
women. It may start at any age but rare under 10 years and often seen between 15 and 40 years.
The aetiology of psoriasis is still poorly understood, but there is clearly a genetic component to the
disease. There is no proper management in modern science while the great value of Ayurveda therapy in
this particular disease, considering the high prevalence of this disease, a clinical trial with Leech therapy
and oral medicine – Panchatikta Ghrita conducted at P.G. Dept. of Shalya Tantra, NIA Jaipur.
In this clinical trial 10 patients of group-A (Leech Therapy) have got 45% relief, 10 patients of groupB (Panchatikta Ghrita) have got 47% relief and 10 patients of group-C (Leech Therapy + Panchatikta Ghrita)
have got 65% relief, showing the importance of combined therapy i.e. Leech Therapy + Oral medicine -
Panchatikta Ghrita, on Psoriasis.
Ayurveda places an enormous emphasis on the importance of caring for the mother before, during
and after pregnancy. A clinical trial was undertaken with 30 pregnant women after their 6th month of
pregnancy to evaluate the comparative efficacy of Garbhini Paricharya (Caraka Samhita) and Yoga therapy
in 3rd trimester of pregnancy in minimizing the Garbhini Upadravas. Highly significant improvement is
observed in burning micturation, pain in lower abdomen and Hb% by following Garbhini Paricharya. All
other symptoms under study also improved significantly.
*Dr. Mukul Dikshit, **Dr. Mohan Lal Jaiswal
A Study of Antihypertensive Action of DadhimanthHook (Cordia macleodii.f. and Thomson.)
Hypertension is a disease which caused by changing in lifestyle, irregular dietary habits, mental stress
and other factors. Dadhimanth (Cordia macledoii) or Dahiman is a folklore medicine used by native of Madhya
Pradesh and Jharkhand forest. It has been found very useful in hypertension and associated diseases.
Dadhimanth powder is very much useful in lowering down the blood urea level and found effective in Pittaja
prakriti of patients.
In order to produce quality products, it is essential that standardization and validation of herbal
materials and process is done and documented . It is an exceedingly complicated job to standardize thousands
of plant extracts with respect to their medicinal value and constituents. The quality in yester year was based
on physical aspects of the plant materials such as identification, color, odour, size, type, age, etc. Today,
there is an additional requirement, of knowing the exact chemical composition of the botanical raw material,
along with the different physical tests. Standardization of natural products is a complex task due to their
heterogeneous composition which is in the form of whole plant, parts or extracts obtained there of. To ensure
reproducible quality of herbal products proper control of starting material is utmost essential.
*Dr Mahesh Chand Purvya, **Prof M S Meena
Pathophysiological Study ofPachakagni W.S.R. ToAmadosha
Ayurveda is eternal science since time immemorial. Aim of ayurveda is maintenance of health and
treatment of diseases. It is very essential to know the physiology before going to treat a patient because
there is only recovery of physiology by treatment. If we do not have knowledge of physiology, how can we
able to know pathology? According to ayurvedic physiology dosha, dhatu and mala are basis of body.
Homeostasis of these humors is essential for health esp. in the terms of dosha. Imbalace of these is cause of
various diseases. Among these dosha pitta is form of agni by which various metabolic activities are taken
place and pathological state of pitta is responsible for various disorders. A detailed description is found
regarding digestion and metabolism in ayurvedic texts. Food components are converted into micro form by
the action of pachakagni, consequently the action of rest of agni become easier. Food does not digest and
assimilated properly due to pathology in agni and consequently ama is generated. Ama is responsible for
the various disorders because all the diseases are originated due to mandagni. Abnormality of agni is more
common in today’s fast and busy life-style which includes such type of diet pattern which is non-suitable in
Indian race and environment. This type of life-style and diet pattern is especially responsible for the
production of ama dosha. Ama dosha is causative factor for the various disorders of future. It is the first
step in this field to study about the pathophysiological changes during production of ama dosha in the body
due to its great causation in various disorders.
*Dr. Goli Penchala Prasad, **Dr.C. Murali Krishna, ***Dr. G. C. Bhuyan, ****Dr. A. Narayana,*****Dr. G. Babu, ******Dr. G. K. Swamy
Beauty Aids And Cosmetics In Ancient Indian Literature
In India, beauty aids and cosmetics were in use from pre Vedic and Vedic periods. Earlier these
beauty aids and cosmetics were used in social customs and domestic rituals and later gradually became part
and parcel of human life. Moreover it is the human tendency to try for individual unique entity to attract
his/ her fiancée. There were many references in ancient Indian literature regarding the usage of beauty aids
and cosmetics. AtharvaVeda Samhita, Yajurveda Samhita, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Samkhayana Grihyasutra,
Satapatha Brahmana, Vatsayana Kamasutra, Bhavishya Purana, Khuddaka patha, Koutilaya Artha Sastra,
Kuchimara tantra, Haramekhala; Charaka, Susruta etc. Ayurvedic texts are some of the examples of those
ancient Indian literatures.
This article highlights those ancient Indian literatures to aware the scientific fraternity regarding
the glory of ancient Indian beauty aids and cosmetics.
In most of the women menstruation permanently ceases between 45-50 yrs. In some women this
natural phenomenon poses no problems but in some, body responds to these hormonal changes with a group
of symptoms termed as Menopausal Syndrome. In today’s world this problem is emerging as a burning issue
as population of post menopausal women is increasing day by day. There is a need to collaborate Modern
medicine as well as Ayurveda to solve this new emerging problem .This article is a step to understand this
problem in the present scenario.
*Vaidya Nisha Gupta
Diseases of Nidana Sthana(Charaka Samhita) Mythological rising and reasoning
Myths are the sacred stories concerning the distant past, particularly the creation of world generally
focused on the gods and Ayurveda is an ancient science of life comprising of innumerable mythological
incidents regarding its origin, transcendence on earth, manifestation of lord Dhanwantari the god of ayurveda
and many more Among which I found the most interesting and generally unrevealed story of genesis of
eight disorders mentioned in the Nidana sthana of Charaka Samhita. Although science and mythology seems
to be quite apart and different, yet in case of Ayurveda being the Sacred science, they are complementary
to each other. These mythological events are not a subject of disposal dictating them orthodox even in this
progressing so called scientific century, but all is the matter of faith turning tales into truths by deeply
understanding the underlying phenomenon and explaining that with the wisdom of scientifically justified
fundamental facts. Present paper is the original work of the author in the respective context with the holy
purpose of resuming back to the glorious past when this divine science of Ayurveda was worshipped all
over the country as a main health system and influenced almost every other health system of world.
*Dr. Sachin Sharma
Insomnia & its Management in Ayurveda w.s.r. to Sleep