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   1997| July-September  | Volume 17 | Issue 1  
    Online since November 11, 2011

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The effect of Abha guggulu in the clinical management of Fractures
Hemanta Kumar Panigrahi
July-September 1997, 17(1):3-9
Abha Guggulu an Ayurvedic medicine was tried clinically on 15 patients having simple fractures. The duration of the treatment varied from 13 to 40 days, depending on several factors, Radiological tests were conducted periodically during the administration of the medicine. The patients were examined clinically every day to assess the effect of the medicine on the healing process, the medicine was found to bring about significant anti-inflammatory effects, relief in symptoms and positive aspects of improvement in blood picture ultimately culminating in the healing of fractures./ the healing of fractures. Thus this medicine is recommended for the treatment of simple fractures.
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Experimental evaluation of the analgesic property Eclipta alba (L) Hassk
PS Pandey, KK OP Upadhyay, DN Pandey
July-September 1997, 17(1):36-40
A narcotic or a non-narcotic analgesic that would not cause respiratory depression and addiction in may be used as an alternative to morphine. In Ayurveda a large number of indigenous drugs have been mentioned possessing the analgesic properties e.g Guggul, Erand, Rasna, Bhringaraja, Methika, palandu and prasikayavani. Total alcoholic extracts of Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba) was undertaken to study the analgesic activity in albino rats and albino mice by using different standard experimental models.
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Effects of Ayurvedic treatment on Amoebic colitis
Ajay Kumar Tripathy, Ankul Chandra Kar, SK Tiwari
July-September 1997, 17(1):28-31
This is a report of the clinical trial done on some patients of amoebic colitis with the Ayurvedic medicines like AMRATAKA (Spondias pinnata Linn f Kurz) and PARNAVEEJA (Bryophyllum pinnatum Lam. Kurz) and Dasamoola Ksheera Paka vasti in the department of Kayachikitsa, Institute of medical sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
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Treatment of Sickle cell disorders by Ayurvedic Medicine
Hemanta Kumar Panigrahi, Hemant Kushawa, Shyam Sunder Sharma
July-September 1997, 17(1):15-22
'Yogaraj and Laxadi guguly' are two Ayurvedic medicine has been tried clinically on 12 patients for the maintenance of haemoglobine level and prevention of repeated blood transfusion in sicklecell disorders, the duration of treatment was 3 month. Pathological investigations were conducted periodically during the administration of medicine. The patients were examined clinically every month to note the effect of reducing fever, weakness, enlargement of spleen and liver which are statistically significant. The Hb gm% was gradually increased in the treated patient which is also statistically significant, But not required since 1 yr. from the date of research. Thus the study proves that the administration of indigenous medicine with folic acid is beneficial in restoring the blood Hb gm% than that of only folic acid.
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Assessment of the efficacy of a polyherbal formulation Youthen on reproductive performance of Male rats
S Chatterjee, SN Das
July-September 1997, 17(1):56-66
YOUTHEN is a polyherbal formulation. The present was designed to establish the effect of YOUTHEN on androgenic and reproductive parameters of male albino rats. YOUTHEN at lower dose stimulated the haemopoietic function significantly. Higher dose of YOUTHEN significantly enhanced the sperm count, forward motility index and metabolic activity of tech spermatozoa of the experimental animals as compared to that of the control rats with marked improvement in sexual behaviour. The weight of accessory sex glands were increased on YOUTHEN treated rats. Concentrations of total protein and phosphomonoesterases were significantly higher, while the concentration of cholesterol in testicular tissues was lower in YOUTHEN treated rats as compared to placebo control group. The results of the present experiment lead to conclude that YOUTHEN increased the libido as well as the quality and quantity of spermatozoa in laboratory animals. The effects of YOUTHEN on haemopoietic system and on the primary and accessory sex organs suggest that the product may have androgenic effect.
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Traditional medicine and biopiracy
Darshan Shankar
July-September 1997, 17(1):67-71
This article discusses some aspects of the much-debated biopiracy of traditional medical knowledge.
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Hypoglycaemic action of Momordica charantia in normal and diabetic mice
S Kavimani, R Ilango, Malaya Gupta, UK Majumdar
July-September 1997, 17(1):32-35
The hypoglycemic effect of the ethanolic extract of Momordica charantia (cucurbitaceae) was investigated in both normal and streptozotocin – induced diabetic mice. The ethanolic extract of Unriped fruits of M. charantia (800mg/kg) reduced the blood glucose of normal mice from 172 ±3 to 136 ± 5 mg/100ml 4 hours after intrapertitoneal administration (P<0.001), and also significantly lowered the blood glucose of streptoxotocin induced diabetic mice from 686± 60 to 407± 35 mg/100ml under similar conditions (p<0.01). The possible mechanism of hypoglycemic action of M.Charantia is due to the increased glucose uptake in liver cells because it markedly lowers the blood glucose levels in streptozotocin induced diabetic mice.
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Studies on some Umbelliferous herbs
MA Iyengar, Susan Soans, Girija Rao, SGK Nayak
July-September 1997, 17(1):47-51
Experimental evidences are offered in this article for the popular medicinal use of some umbelliferous herbs.
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Liver function enzymes at the LD50 level of water and methanol extracts of Strebulus asper
Annie Mathai, KS Devi
July-September 1997, 17(1):41-46
The LD50  of the water and methanolic extractable portion of S. asper was 230mgm/kgm body weight and 200 mgm/kgm body weight respectively. Mice treated with Saw1 and SaM1 portion of S. asper showed an increase in GOT,GPT acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and β-glucuronidase in the liver after 24hrs of drug treatment, the increase being ore in SaM1 treated group. The enzyme activity slowly recovered at 48 and 72 hrs. But were not reaching the corresponding control values after 72 hrs.
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Some medicinal orchids of Southern India
A Rajendran, N Rama Rao, K Ravi Kumar, AN Henry
July-September 1997, 17(1):10-14
Ethnobotanical Studies were carried out in some parts of Ahdhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to identify orchids reported to have medicinal properties and to study their botanical distribution. This has resulted in the recording of 9 orchids used by the local population.
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Effect of transplanting time on incidence of Alternataria Leaf blight in Solanum khasianum Clark
Rabin K Sharma, Pavan Baruah, Anil C Ghosh
July-September 1997, 17(1):52-55
Solanum khasi Clark is a shrub which yields solasodine, a steroidal alkaloid. Transplating of seedlings of S. khasianum during November was found to be favourable for development of Alternaria leaf blight followed by transplanting in December, January and February. This paper presents the findings of the investigation.
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Pharmacological screening of the essential oil of Pavonia oderata Willd.
Seema Nakhare, SC Garg, AW Bhagwat
July-September 1997, 17(1):23-27
Essential oil obtained from the rhizomes of pavonia odorata willd has been found to posses a number of interesting pharmacological actions on various parameters. The essential oil produced fall in blood pressure of anaesthethized dog and caused cardiac inhibition in frog's isolated heart. The essential oil caused relaxation of the rabbit's intestine and had no effect on rectus abdominus muscle of frog, but reduced the spasmogenic effect of acetylcholine and potassium.
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Essentials of Ayurveda
Todd Caldecott
July-September 1997, 17(1):72-75
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