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   1985| January-March  | Volume 4 | Issue 3  
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Introduction to pushpa ayurveda
KP Varadhan
January-March 1985, 4(3):153-157
In this paper the author describes the origin and development of pushpa Ayurveda or floral therapy, a special branch of Ayurvea. The strict adherence of nonviolent principles necessitated the Jain Medical Pundits to develop this branch and put it on a proper pedestal.
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Manovikara (mental disorders) in ayurveda
MG Ramu, BS Venkataram
January-March 1985, 4(3):165-173
An attempt is made to project at one place the available Ayurvedic material on manas and treatment of manovikara in an orderly manner which would be both easy to understand and rewarding in the field of treatment, by describing the definition of manas, its functions, qualities, concept of psychosomatics, classification of mental disorders, treatment of mental illness prevention of mental illnesses, method of examination of mental illness and other important aspects.
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Ethanol induced metabolic alterations and the effect of phyllanthus niruri in their reversal
D Umarani, T Devaki, P Govindaraju, K Radha Shanmugasundaram
January-March 1985, 4(3):174-180
Phyllanthus niruri, Linn. (Kizha nelli in Tamil and Bahupatra and Bhumyamlaki in Sanskrit) which has been used widely for liver afflictions, was tried for its effectiveness in ethanol induced fatty liver, developed in rats, the increased deposition of triglyceride, cholesterol and phospholipid found in the liver, brain, kidney and heart due to ethanol administration were brought back towards the normal values on the administration of the herbal powder, however, in the intestine an d stomach the increased ATPase activity observed due to alcohol ingestion, was only partially reduced.
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Folk-lore medicinal plants of dumka (bihar)
K Chandra, BN Paney, VK Lal
January-March 1985, 4(3):181-185
The present paper reports medicinal properties of 69 plants of Dumka forest division of Dumka district of Bihar. The information is gathered from the tribals and local physicians inhabiting the forest.
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The conception of nadi its examination
SK Ramachandra Rao
January-March 1985, 4(3):148-152
The examination of Nadi (pulse) in diagnosis of diseases in the Indian system of medicine is minutely discussed here. Also the author throws some light on the emergence and its importance of this science in Ayurveda.
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The alternative for survival*
PR Krishnakumar
January-March 1985, 4(3):141-147
The need of the time is to develop the traditional health care systems as a people oriented health care system. The factors that dominated the health care structure of our nation has been systematically pushing the traditional systems of medicine away from the people. In this background, an attempt has been made to reflect upon one's own experience, to understand the pattern of domination and to probe and suggest further on what could be the possible alternative development strategy and suggest specific tasks that would help define the development problematique in a meaningful manner in order to progress further in a self-determined manner.
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Development of rasasastra in medieval period*
Harishankar Sharma
January-March 1985, 4(3):158-164
The paper deals with the historical development of Rasasastra in Medieval period. Knowledge of Rasa has been in existence from the time immemorial. Exploration of natural resources for the benefit of human beings is the object of this therapy. It is a medical science recognized during vedic periods for the betterment of even Devas. Medieval period can be treated as a golden age for the development of this science. Looking at its aim and objects, methodology and therapeutics, it was recognized as a medical science with an independent philosophical background in 14th century, by Madhavacharya in his Sarva Darsana Samgraha.
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Indian science and technology in the elghteenth century:
AV Balasubramanian
January-March 1985, 4(3):186-186
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Guidelines for yogic practices by
V Vasudevan
January-March 1985, 4(3):187-187
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Bhopal - A reality we just cannot wish away
CR Bijoy
January-March 1985, 4(3):0-0
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