The art of healing of the ailments has been known from the time immemorial. Many indigenous ways and methods
have been followed for the relief of suffering of mankind since Vedas. The method of Agnikarma is prevalent in our
country since many centuries. Acharya Sushruta has preached, practiced and documented the details of Agnikarma
which is followed by many renowned authorities till date. With advent of modern sophisticated surgical techniques the
popularity of Agnikarma is declining. Most diseases of present day are due to altered life style. Gridhrasi is one such
disease which is gaining prevalence in the present scenario. This condition is a Vātavyādhi which is included under the
Mahāgadas1, which itself speaks of its devastating nature. The symptoms of Gridhrasi resemble with that of sciatic pain,
which is radiating in nature along the course of the Sciatic nerve. Other clinical features also seem to be agreeing among
these two conditions. Sciatica has a life time incidence rate of 13 – 40% and rare in ages below 20, at its peak in the 5th
decade and reducing thereafter 2.
Various treatment modalities have been mentioned by Ācharyas for Gridhrasi. Among them Agnikarma has been
mentioned as superior. Pain is the main symptom of Gridhrasi and Agnikarma helps in painful conditions. As a part of
conservative management Eranda Taila Yoga available in Bharatha Bhaishajya rathnakara3 is taken for the trial in the
form of internal medication (paana) and enema (basti).
Dr J.P. Verma
Efficacy of Varunadi kwath in the management of kaphaja ashmari w.s.r. to vesical phosphate calculus, a clinical study
One of the most common cause for stone formation is urine infection which leads to phosphate stone formation.
When we see the symptoms and consistency of kaphaja ashmari mentioned in ayurvedic texts it may be correlated with
the phosphate calculus in modern medical science.In ayurveda, kapha dosha in increased quantity has been accepted
as the main reason for the formation of mutrashmari.In the present clinical study, 30 patients of kaphaja mutrashmari,
was studied with Varunadi Kwath for 90 days and the effect of the drug on the signs and symptoms were studied. The
trial compound has shown encouraging symptomatic relief in most of the clinical features with expulsion of stone.
During the trial periods the treated group had shown no side effects of the drug compound.
Prof. M. S. Meena
Efficacy of Shvitrari Yoga & Jyotishmati Tailam on Shvitra
From the ancient time human being is trying to build up a healthy society and in achieving this goal Ayurveda
science has played a very important role. Now a day’s due to western culture, it is very difficult to follow the schedules
as described in Ritucharya, Dincharya of Ayurveda science and due to disturbed living style physical as well as mental
diseases are increasing. Shvitra (Vitiligo) is mainly lifestyle related disorder is characterized as Hypo-pigmentation of
The collected data proved the role of Shvitrari Yoga & Jyotishmati Tailam in the treatment of Shvitra (Vitiligo).
Shvitrari Yoga & Jyotishmati Tailam clears the dusti (anomaly) of Bhrajaka Pitta stimulating the formation Tyrosinase,
thus increasing the Melanin formation and the coloration of skin. The study indicated that, Shvitrari Yoga and Jyotishmati
Tailam were significantly useful in the management of Shvitra (Vitiligo). The result was inferred and concluded using
T-test of significance.
Dr K. Shankar Rao
A Comparative - In Vitro Study of Hinguleshwara Rasa Against Different Pathogenic Microbes
2007 | October- December | VOLUME - I | ISSUE - 4
KEYWORDS - Hinguleshwara Rasa, Kajjali, Rasa Sindoora & Antimicrobial
Though there is little concept of antibiotics in Ayurveda, many Ayurvedic drugs show significant results in infectious
diseases, these results are comparable with modern antibiotics. So it is presumed that the Ayurvedic Rasaushadhi has
also possesses antimicrobial property. Hinguleshwara Rasa is widely used as anti-pyretic agent. Hence, it is considered
as it posses antimicrobial activity against pyrexia (Jwara) causing organism.
In present study, three different samples of Hinguleshwara Rasa (first sample was prepared according to
Ayurvedic text (A.F.I.) & the other two samples according to modified method) were tested for antimicrobial activity
against common five pathogenic microbes causing pyrexia (jwara) by culture and sensitivity method (Cup Plate Method).
The results were encouraging, all three sample of Hinguleshwara Rasa exhibits good antimicrobial activity
against microbes. But as compared to each other sample H1 (AFI) was more effective than sample H2 & H3 (modified
Dr Anita Sharma
A review article on drug abuse and psychosomatic disorder: an ayurvedic approach
2007 | October- December | VOLUME - I | ISSUE - 4
KEYWORDS - Drug abuse, Unmad, Psychological disorders
A psychological disorder is a disorder of the mind involving thoughts, behaviours, and emotions that cause
either self or others significant distress. Psychological disorders are result of complex interactions between genetic
and environmental factors. Globally, it is found that in 2012, nearly 243 million people of the world population used
an illicit drug. Ayurveda is ancient health science which has already mentioned the psychological disorder under the
heading of the Unmad. The Etiology, Pathogenesis and Management of psychological disorder has also found in all the
Text Book of Ayurveda. As the abuse substance causes psychological disorders along with the somatic disorders due
to prolonged administrations causing addiction .The management of psychological disorders due to drug abuse will be
same as Unmad. Hence the Drugs Abuse and its disorder along with psychological hazards will be managed by using
Satvajaya chikitsa, Yukti Vyapashraya including detoxification and Medhya Rasayan.
Dr. N. K. Khemani
Study on Identification and drug standardization of fruit of Plant Carum roxburghianum (Benth and Hook), Ajmoda
Standard quality of drug was always emphasized as an essential requirement of treatment in Ayurveda. Dravya
Sampanth was therefore held as one among the Dravya Chatushka. The word Dravya Sampath has been used by our
ancient acharyas to describe what is the presently known by the term Standardization. Dravya Sampath or quality
drug is the prerequisite for a successful and reliable treatment. It is basic for survival of the system and also a statutory
requirement under Drug & Cosmetic Act. Standardization of raw materials is a precursor to the standardization of
pharmaceutical preparations. Unfortunately former is the totally neglected side in comparison to the later.
Ajmoda, a crude drug mentioned by Maharshi Charaka in Shula parshmana and Dipaniya mahakshaya. It is the
drug used in many formulations like Ajamodadi Churna, Hingwadi Churna, Vidangadi Taila, Phala Ghrita, Eladi sarpi,
Yograj Guggulu etc. Authentic source of Ajmoda is Carum roxburghianum. (Syn. Trachyspermum roxburghianum).
Inspite of so much uses surprisingly in market of different areas different plant species are sold by the name of Ajmoda
which causes variable efficacy, It is easy to identify these species from one another by simple procedures. Since crude
drugs ultimately used singly or in formulations will affect the health of an individual.