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   2004| July-September  | Volume 24 | Issue 1  
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Quality variations in black musli (Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.)
PP Joy Samuel Mathew, KE Savithri, Baby P Skaria, Kochurani Kurien
July-September 2004, 24(1):45-51
Black musli (Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.) one of the ayurvedic dasapushpa and a rejuvenating and aphrodisiac drug. Is on the verge of extinction and needs to be conserved and cultivated. Large variations are also observed in the quality of the crude drug available in the market. Study on the quality of C. orchioides in natural habitat, under cultivation and in trade in south India showed that there was considerable variation with biotypes and habitats. Drugs collected form the natural habitat was superior in quality to that produced by cultivation. Among the market samples collected from the various Zones of kerala, those from the High Ranges were superior in most of the quality parameters, which indicated its superiority for high quality drug formulation. Among the southern states, Tamil Nadu samples ranked next to High Range samples in this respect. There exists large variability in the market samples and there is felt-need for proper standardization of the crude drug for ensuring quality in the drug formulations.
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Some important aspects of Nadipariksha from Basavarajiyam
Goli Penchala Prasad, K Bharati, RK Swamy
July-September 2004, 24(1):27-29
Nadi Pariksha  has been said as one of the important Ashta sthana parikshas. Though, there are some physicians who are doing miracles just by examining Nadi, this system of examination in many views has became extinct now a days. The main reason for this is, now a days very little research and practice is going on regarding this technique. So, many resent samhitas and Chikitsa granthas like Sarangadhara, Yogaratnakara, etc., have highlighted Nadi pariksha. Basavarajiyam is also one of those resent treatises (19th  century), which has highlighted this ancient type of examination of the patient. Basavarajiyam is a popular Ayurvedic heritage of Andhra Pradesh written by Basavaraju, son of Namahshivaya and disciple of Ramadeshika. The author has referred many books and collected many slokas from various ancient granthas and quoted them in 25 Prakaranas along with his own views and quotations. This book was translated in Telugu language by Puvvada surya Narayana Rao and lppublished by A.B.S.publications, Rajahmundry A.P. In this paper Nadi sthanas (Location), Nadi types, Nadi Pareeksha vidhi (examination of Nadi) and its utilities in different aspects of the disease are dealt, which have been mentioned in Basavarajeeyam.
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Preparation and evaluation of herbal shampoo powder
Sachin Dubey, Neelesh Nema, S Nayak
July-September 2004, 24(1):38-44
Two preparations of herbal shampoo powder were formulated using some common traditional drugs used by folk and traditional people of Bundelkhand region (M.P) India, for hair care. The preparations were formulated using bahera, amla, neem tulsi, shikakai henna & brahmi evaluated for organoleptic, powder charecterestics, foam test and physical evaluation. As the selected drugs being used since long time as single drug or in combination, present investigations will further help to establish a standard formulation and evaluation parameters, which will certainly help in the standardization for quality and purity of such type of herbal powder shampoos.
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Antioxidant potential of Lactuca sativa
Munish Garg, Chanchal Garg, Pulok K Mukherjee, B Suresh
July-September 2004, 24(1):6-10
The present study is based on the evaluation of antioxidant potential of a well known plant Lactuca sativa.  Methanolic leaf extract was investigated for in vitro inhibition of oxidative damage induced by UV-radiations to the salmonella typhi  bacteria and in vivo effect on the production of body enzymes i.e. catalase and superoxide dismutase. The lipid peroxidation masurement was also done in terms of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) in blood and brain of male albino wistar rats. The plant extract has shown significant antioxidant potential both in vitro  and in vivo .
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Effect of container on ayurvedic drugs - A select study
A Saraswathy, Rukmani Sundaresan, S Joy, R Hamsaveni Gopal
July-September 2004, 24(1):11-21
Effect of packing material on the stability of four Ayurvedic drugs viz., Hingvatsaka Curna, Brahmi ghrta, Dasamula Kvatha Curna and Ajamodarka have been studied by distributing the drugs in different containers by observing the physical and biological changes. The study revealed that Hingvatsaka Curna keeps well for at least 6 month, Ajamodarka is stable for minimum period of six months when stored in glass bottle exposed to light. Dasamula K vatha Curna showed the presence of insects at the completion of three months. In the second month itself Brahmi ghrta becomes rancid on storing in glass and amber colored bottles.
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Topical anti-inflammatory activity of Pinda thailam, A herbal gel formulation
K Periyanayagam, T Venkatarathnakumar, A Nagaveni, VG Subitha, P Sundari, M Vaijorohini, V Umamaheswari
July-September 2004, 24(1):1-5
The present study aims to evaluate the topical anti-inflammatory activity of "Pinda thailam", a herbal gel formulation containing aqueous extract of roots of Rubia cordifolia (Rubiaceae) and Hemidesmus indicus (Asclepiadaceae) which are known for their anti-inflammatory activity using the technique of carrageenin induced paw oedema in albino rats. The herbal gel formulation showed significant anti-inflammatory activity comparable to the reference standard Diclofenac sodium gel.
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Formulation and evaluation of rice bran wax as ointment base
M Bhalekar, Lavhale Manish, Sini Krishna
July-September 2004, 24(1):52-55
Rice Bran wax is obtained from natural sources and is abundantly available in the country. Rice bran wax is suitable for use in chocolate enrobes, as an enteric coating for candy and lozenges, as a plasticizing material in chewing gums etc. Present study attempts to find if rice bran wax is useful as ointment base. The oleaginous type ointment base is prepared by using rice bran wax and evaluated for speardabililty, water number and active ingredient diffusibility. The results obtained in the present study indicate, rice bran wax can be used as a good component in ointment base, comparable with white wax.
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Conservation of an endemic medicinal plant, Berberis tinctoria Lesch.In Nilgiris through micro propagation
S Paulsamy, S Padmavathi, KK Vijayakumar
July-September 2004, 24(1):22-26
Berberis tinctoria Lesch. Is an endemic plant to high hills of Nilgiris having lot of medicinal properties. For its better conservation through mass multiplication, attempts have been made to standardize tissue culture technology. The results of the study exhibited that the basal medium containing BAP and NAA each at 0.5 mg/1 was found to be the optimum for callus formation. Shoot proliferation was highly effective in the basal medium supplemented with BAP at 0.5 mg/1. The root initiation was maximum in the basal medium containing the NAA at 1.0 mg/1 and the plantlet establishment was successful in the hardening medium composed by vermiculite and soil in the ration of 1:1.
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Pharmacognostical evaluation of Chlorophytum borivilianum root
Deepak Kumar, SP Bhatnagar
July-September 2004, 24(1):30-37
Chlorophytum borivilianum Santapan  and Fernandes is an important medicinal Plant in Ayurveda and it is used mainly for its aphrodisiac activity. It is very closely related to other species also. The present work attempts to identify the Chlorophytum borivilianum  from other allied species in general by pharmacognostical, preliminary phytochemical and fluorescence analysis methods.
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Preliminary phytochemical and anti-inflammatory activity of bark of Commiphora berryi (arn) englor
R Mainvannan, N Jawahar, E Sai Ganesh, C Jothi Manivannan, S Judie
July-September 2004, 24(1):56-59
Various extracts (Petroleum ether, Benzene, Chloroform and Methanol) of Commiphora Berryi (Arn) Englor  were subjected to preliminary phytochemical evaluation and it was shown that same extracts were evaluated for its anti-inflammatory activity against carrageenin induced rat paw oedema. Diclofenac sodium (30mg/kg), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent was used as a standard drug for comparison.
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