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   1995| October-December  | Volume 15 | Issue 2  
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Standardization and bioavailability of Ayurvedic drug Lauha bhasma- part -II comparative bioavailability studies
P.R.P. Verma, CM Prasad
October-December 1995, 15(2):140-144
After analyzing the Lauha Bhasma samples qualitatively and quantitatively, in-vivo studies on healthy adult male rabbits were carried out. Randomly selected anaemic rabbits were divided into different groups and three variants of Lauha Bhasma and ferrous sulphate sample were administered to each group. The effect of each formulation was monitored by measuring the haemoglobin (Hb) content spectrophotometrically (cyanomethaemoglobin method). Increase in the haemoglobin content was found to be significant in case of the ayurvedic formulations as compared to the ferrous sulphate sample.
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Standardization and bioavailabililty of Ayurvedic drug Lauha bhasma part-1 physical and chemicla evaluation
P.R.P Verma, Prasad
October-December 1995, 15(2):129-136
Lauha Bhasma, an ayurvedic drug, is widely used in iron deficiency anaemia, this ancient drug is claimed to be better absorbed gastrointestinally, and is also claimed to be devoid of the usual side effects associated with administration of the allopathic iron preparations, Physical and chemical methods of standardization required for any quality preparation, is not found in the ayurvedic and the modern literatures for Lauha Bhasma. Thus an approach has been made to standardize Lauha Bhasma. For the purpose of analysis, samples of all the three commonly available variants of Lauha Bhasma were considered. Qualitative analysis indicates the presence of iron both in the ferric and the ferrous forms, A simple spectrophotometric method has been used for simultaneous determination of ferric ferrous and the total iron content in a single aliquot.
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Identity of Mollugo stricta roots: A postential antifertility drug for future
P Padma, RL Khosa
October-December 1995, 15(2):97-101
The salient diagnostic pharmacognostical characters of the roots of Mollugo strica which sows promise as an antifertility drug for future have been studied. The young root is di-to-tri-arch, diarch conditions being most common. The cork cambium arises in the outermost layer of cortex forming 2-3 layers of cork cells on the outside and phelloderm towards the innerside. In the nature root, two concentric stellar rings are formed around the central was the inner one being continuous where as the outer one is discontinuous. The central core of wood also show delignificant in the advanced stages. Starch and calcium oxalate are absent. Ash values and fluorescence analysis are also determined.
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A novel Ayurvedic anti diabetic medicine
Anjana Chaube, TN Nagraja, SK Dixit, JK Agrawal, Mohan Kumar, Bhanu Prakash
October-December 1995, 15(2):153-155
Nagabhasma prepared according to the technique described in Rasaratnasamuccaya was found to have significant anti-diabetic action. Clinical studies confirmed this finding. The details of the study are presented in this article.
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Clinical and demographic profile of Amlapitta and Parinamasula
SP Gandhi, RH Singh
October-December 1995, 15(2):102-109
AmlaPitta and ParinamaSula are two major diseases encountered by present day physicians. This article describes the clinical and demographic aspects of AmlaPitta and ParinamaSula.
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An in vitro study on the antimicrobial effect of select heterocyclic nitrogen compounds
Y.S.R. Reddy, Sama Venkatesh, Uma Shankar Misra, B Suresh, Md Afzal Azam, M Sethuraman
October-December 1995, 15(2):137-139
In vitro antimicrobial activity of seventeen heterocyclic nitrogen compounds {2­substituted pyrido [1,2-a] pyrimidin -4-oxo-1 [4]-3-Carbonitriles and ethyl 5-amino-3­(substituted) - pyrazole-3-Carboxylates} was tested against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and candida albicans strains, Antimicrobial activity was measured using standard two -fold serial dilution method and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values are determined, The MIC of pyrazoles and pyrido[1,2 -a] pyrimidines are found to be 25 μg/ml to 50 μg/ml against E. Coli and 50 μg/ml against B.subtilis respectively. Both pyrazole and pyrido [1,2-a] Pyrimidines are found to be totally ineffective against C. albicans.
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Post operative wound healing with Kshaarasutra - A new approach in high anal fistula
M Bhaskar Rao
October-December 1995, 15(2):123-128
The article reports partial fistulotomy with Ksharasutra application. This integrated technique proved to be better than conventional Ksharasutra application.
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Cyclea Peltata Diels - A possible substitute for Cissampelos pareira Linn
N.B.R. Prasad, R.S Girija Devi, P.T.A Hepsibah
October-December 1995, 15(2):150-152
Chromatographic studies have been carried out on cyclea peltata Diels and Cissampelos pareira Linn. The results substantiate that cyclea peltata Diels can be substituted for cissampelos pareira in ayurvedic formulations
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Effect of curcuma Caesia leaves on rice seed germination and seedling establishment
CR Lalitha, K Raveendran, Nabeesa Salim
October-December 1995, 15(2):115-118
The traditional use of Curcuma caesia leaves by farmers to stimulate rice seed germination is scientifically concirmed in this article.
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Effect of short duration caffeine treatment on the jejunum of adult Albino rats
R Pushpalatha, K Sri Tulasi, G Vanithakumari
October-December 1995, 15(2):110-114
The effect of the short duration (21 days) of caffeine at two different doses (12 mg & 30 mg/kg body weight/day) on the activities of adenosine triphosphatases in jejunum was studied. The activity of Na+, K+ -dependent ATP-ase was reduced significantly in the upper jejunal mucosal and serosal layers of low an high dose groups. Such effect was observed only in the lower jejunal serosal layer while a marked reduction in the activity of Mg2+ATP -ase was seen in mucosal and serosal layers of the jejunum at both doses. There was a significant increase in the activities of Ca2+-dependent and HCO3-dependent ATP -ases in these regions of the lower jejunum.
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Some distinguishing features of a few Strophanthus species
Vikaramaditya , Manisha Sarkar, Rajat Rashmi, PN Varma
October-December 1995, 15(2):145-149
Strophanthus (Family apocynaceae) contains glycosides which are comparable with cardiac glycosides of Digitalis but has less harmful physiological actions, S. kombe Oliver is officially used but some other species of this genus also contain glycosides and resemble the official one and thus often used as adulterants, This study shows distinguishing features of some strophanthus species.
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Chemical characterisation of Bhuiavali (Phyllanthus niruri)
AD Phadnis
October-December 1995, 15(2):156-157
The present article describes the chemical characteristics such as pH of aqueous extract, fluorescence, aqueous and alcoholic extractives, lignans and TLC profile of aqueous extract of Bhuiavli (Phyllanthus niruri).
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Extraction and physico-chemical studies of diastase-like enzyme from piper betle Petioles: Part 1
G.V.S Ramasarma, Sadhan Kumar Dutta
October-December 1995, 15(2):119-122
Petioles of the plant piper betle-bengal variety have been subjected for extraction employing standard procedure and the crude extract obtained has been evaluated for its diastase like activity and other physico-chemical properties to investigate further its possible biological and pharmacological activities.
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Book Review
Girdhar "Yogesha"
October-December 1995, 15(2):157-157
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