Ayurvedic polyherbal combination (PDBT) for prediabetes: A randomized double blind placebo controlled study
ConclusionPDBT along with LSM in prediabetic participants was associated with reduction in conversion to DM than placebo along with LSM without any adverse effects. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ayurvedic Management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus overlap Vasculitis
Publication date: October–December 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 4Author(s): D. Gururaja, Veeraj HegdeAbstractSystemic Lupus erythematosus is the classic prototype of multisystem disease of autoimmune origin. SLE may be associated Vasculitis as an overlap syndrome. In this paper, a patient diagnosed as SLE with Vasculitis, which was managed successfully by Ayurveda treatment was discussed. A 39-year-old female patient came to hospital with complaint of severe pain and burning sensation in both the legs for two months, associated with ulceration and gangrene of toes of both...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Approaches for preparation methods of Murakkab, an Unani formulation
Publication date: October–December 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 4Author(s): Monis Mohd, G. Sofi, Nasreen Jahan, Zarreen BaigAbstractMurakkab drugs of Unani medicine have remained an important aspect of disease treatment since antiquity. Physicians prepared different formulations for various diseases. The formulations thus prepared have always been of two categories. One category of Murakkab drugs was those which were formulated empirically and remained in use without conceptual framework behind these formulations. These formulations were categorized as Mujarrab (tested) f...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A rapid HPTLC method to estimate piperine in Ayurvedic formulations
ConclusionThis method can be successfully employed for standardization and quantitative analysis of piperine in Ayurvedic formulations (churnas) and also be helpful to clinicians and pharmacists to draw significant role of piperine present in all these samples. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical characterization of an Ayurvedic herbo-mineral preparation- Mahalaxmivilas Rasa
ConclusionClassical pharmaceutical procedures of Mahalaxmi Vilas Rasa showed converting the macro elements into therapeutically effective medicines of micro form. Standards laid down in this study certainly utilized as an important tool for standardization and quality assurance of this herbo-mineral formulation. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Brahmi vati and Sarpagandha Ghana vati in management of essential hypertension – A randomized, double blind, clinical study
ConclusionClinical efficacy of Sarpagandha Ghana vati and Brahmi vati on EHTN showed that both were effective, safe and comparable. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Development and pilot testing of a prescription quality index for Ayurveda
ConclusionPrescription Quality Index for Ayurveda was found useful in underlining the gaps between the ideal and generated prescriptions. This can be utilized as a useful tool to evaluate the quality of Ayurvedic prescriptions by seeing their adherence to the standard prescription template. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Book review of “T.V.S Siddha medical dictionary” first edition written by T.V. Sambasivam Pillai.
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): A. Lavanya, S. Kumar, A. Geetha, S.D. Muralidass, M. Kannan, P. Sathiyarajeswaran (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Protective effects of alpha stone on monosodium glutamate-induced uterine hyperplasia in female wistar rats
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Olubukola T. Oyebode, Martin E. Obiekwe, Olufunso O. OlorunsogoAbstractBackgroundUterine leiomyomas (fibroids), a menace of the reproductive age, is characterized by proliferation of smooth muscle cells (hyperplasia) of the uterus. Alpha Stone Decoction is a poly-herbal formulation that is used for the shrinkage and prevention of uterine fibroids in folkore medicine.ObjectivesWe investigated the efficacy and safety of Alpha Stone Decoction (ASD), on monosodium glutamate (MSG) induced uterine hyperplasia.Materia...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

WHO prescribed shelf life assessment of Syzygium cumini extract through chromatographic and biological activity analyses
ConclusionPhytochemical composition and antidiabetic efficacy of S. cumini extract remain unchanged during its storage under both accelerated and long-term stability conditions, which suggest its shelf life to be 30 months. Also, GA and EA are not appropriate anti-diabetic markers. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the ameliorative effects of Phyllanthus niruri on the deleterious insecticide imidacloprid in the vital organs of chicken embryos
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Rekha Khandia, Chandra Shekhar Pathe, Pratibha Vishwakarma, Kuldeep Dhama, Ashok MunjalAbstractBackgroundInsecticides are widely used in agriculture to curb the loss caused by insects. These insecticides are incorporated into the food chain and accumulate in the human body, as well disturb the various metabolic pathways. Imidacloprid is an insect neurotoxin commonly used in agriculture to control the insect pests. P. niruri is a traditional medicinal shrub widely used as an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and a...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A community-based survey on massage therapy in Saudi Arabia
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Hanan M. Al-Yousef, Syed Wajid, Ibrahim SalesAbstractMassage therapy (MT) is the physical manipulation of the soft tissues. It primarily consists of manual or hands-on techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues. MT is beneficial for pain relief, sport-related injury rehabilitation, stress reduction, and to address psychological disorders. MT is the most prevalent form of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapy worldwide. The aim of this study was to e...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Does Panchatikta ghrita have anti-osteoporotic effect? Assessment in an experimental model in ovariectomized rats
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Renuka Munshi, Samidha Joshi, Falguni Panchal, Dipti Kumbhar, Pradip ChaudhariAbstractBackgroundOsteoporosis is a public health problem in the elderly wherein a decrease in bone mass and mineral density increases the at risk of fractures. Panchatikta Ghrita (PG) is a classical Ayurvedic formulation that may help slow bone degeneration.ObjectivesThis experimental study was conducted to assess the efficacy of Panchatikta ghrita (PG) in protecting against postmenopausal osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats.MethodsTh...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Studies on wound healing potential of topical herbal formulations- do we need to strengthen study protocol?
Publication date: Available online 1 November 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Basavraj Nagoba, Milind DavaneAbstractHealing of wound is a normal biological process that occurs naturally as long as it is not obstructed by infection. Many monoherbal and polyherbal formulations have been reported to hasten/accelerate wound healing activity in freshly prepared incisional and excisional experimental wound models. In the present review, an attempt has been made to throw light on importance of microbial infection in the process of wound healing and antimicrobial activity of herbal formulations. ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Medicinal plants: Adjunct treatment to tuberculosis chemotherapy to prevent hepatic damage
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Neelam Mangwani, Pawan Kumar Singh, Vipin KumarAbstractThe effectiveness of herbs for the management of chemically induced hepatotoxicity has been discussed by many researchers. However, there is a paucity of compressive literature on the significance of hepatoprotective plants for the management of anti-TB drug induced toxicity. Anti-TB drugs have been reported to causes hepatic damage, due to which, many patients across the globe discontinued the treatment. Medicinal plants have multiple therapeutic effects. T...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Promoting evidence-base for Ayurveda
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Kishor Patwardhan (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A critical review on neonatal hyperbilirubinemia-an ayurvedic perspective
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Shubhangi Rathore, Chethan Kumar VK, Sharashchandra RAbstractNeonatal hyperbilirubinemia is the elevation of the bilirubin level in the newborns blood, which results in yellowish staining of the skin and sclera of the newborn eyes by pigment of bile. It is due to the breakdown of RBC's (which release bilirubin into the blood) and the immaturity of newborns liver (which cannot effectively metabolize the bilirubin and prepare it for excretion into the urine). Increased bilirubin production, reduced hepatic clearan...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-arthritic potentials of ethanol and aqueous extracts of stem bark of Cleistopholis patens on complete Freund's adjuvant-induced rheumatoid arthritis in rats
This study aimed at evaluating the anti-arthritic potentials of ethanol and aqueous extracts of stem bark of Cleistopholis patens (SBCP) in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) induced rheumatoid arthritis in rats.MethodsRheumatoid arthritis was induced in groups 2 to 9 by intradermal injection of 0.1 mlkg−1 chicken type II collagen in CFA into the left hind paw of the rats. Group 1 served as normal control. Group 2 (negative control) received 5 mlkg−1 body weight normal saline while group 3 (positive control) received 10 mg/kg body weight standard drug (indomethacin). Groups 4 to 9 received varied d...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Relationships among classifications of ayurvedic medicine diagnostics for imbalances and western measures of psychological states: An exploratory study
ConclusionThese findings suggest that symptoms of mind-body imbalances in Ayurveda are differentially associated with western assessments of psychological states. Ayurvedic dosha assessment may be an effective way to assess physical as well as emotional wellbeing in research and clinical settings. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Biomedical waste management in Ayurveda hospitals – current practices and future prospectives
Publication date: July–September 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 3Author(s): Renju Rajan, Delvin T. Robin, Vandanarani M.AbstractBiomedical waste management is an integral part of traditional and contemporary system of health care. The paper focuses on the identification and classification of biomedical wastes in Ayurvedic hospitals, current practices of its management in Ayurveda hospitals and its future prospective. Databases like PubMed (1975–2017 Feb), Scopus (1960–2017), AYUSH Portal, DOAJ, DHARA and Google scholar were searched. We used the medical subject ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

AYUSH and meta-research
Publication date: July–September 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 3Author(s): Girish Tillu (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemo-biological evaluation of antidiabetic activity of Mentha arvensis L. and its role in inhibition of advanced glycation end products
ConclusionThe non-insulin dependent antidiabetic or inhibition of postprandial hyperglycemic activity of methanolic extract of M. arvensis L. leaves was shown by using in vitro and in vivo approaches in the present study.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Amelioration of anti-hepatotoxic effect by Lichen rangiferinus against alcohol induced liver damage in rats
ConclusionConclusively, treatment with lichen extract assuages alcohol-related damage and guards hepatic tissue from alcohol-induced toxicity.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cytotoxicity of naturally occurring phenolics and terpenoids from Kenyan flora towards human carcinoma cells
ConclusionChalcones 1–3 are potential cytotoxic phytochemicals that deserve more investigations to develop novel anticancer drugs against human carcinoma. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

AYUSHCHARYA 2018 – ‘A National Conference on Dinacharya and Ritucharya for public health promotion’
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Mangalagowri V. Rao, Shivakumar Harti, Shivani Ghildiyal, Shalini Rai (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - September 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of Herbal Formulation for Obesity (HFO-02) in overweight individuals
ConclusionTablet HFO-02 reduced body circumferences and skinfold thickness indicating its potential for obesity management.Clinical trial registration numberCTRI/2016/07/007067. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - August 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Validation of environmental disinfection efficiency of traditional Ayurvedic fumigation practices
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Sushma Bagde Bhatwalkar, Prashant Shukla, Rupesh K. Srivastava, Rajesh Mondal, Rajaneesh AnupamAbstractEnvironmental disinfection greatly reduces the occurrence of nosocomial or healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) which are the major healthcare problems worldwide. In India, Ayurvedic traditional fumigation with natural plant products is used to disinfect environment. In the present study, environmental disinfection efficiency of traditional fumigation practice has been evaluated by using natural plant produc...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - August 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A case report on Ayurvedic Management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus overlap Vasculitis w.s.r. to Vatarakta
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): D. Gururaja, Veeraj HegdeAbstractSystemic Lupus erythematosus is the classic prototype of multisystem disease of autoimmune origin. SLE may be associated Vasculitis as an overlap syndrome. In this paper, a patient diagnosed as SLE with Vasculitis, which was managed successfully by Ayurveda treatment was discussed. A 39-year-old female patient came to hospital with complaint of severe pain and burning sensation in both the legs for two months, associated with ulceration and gangrene of toes of both the legs for th...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist, Ben Barres. MIT Press (1954–2017), 160 pages
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Ashok D.B. Vaidya (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - August 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Review on comparability of ‘classical’ and ‘contemporary’ research methods in the context of Ayurveda
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): M.V. Vinodkumar, A.K. AnoopAbstractRecent discussions on Ayurvedic research almost always end up with a note of discontent about its current methodology and demands for radically different versions. Reinforcement of “classical methods (of the glorious past)” is being envisaged as an alternative. If research is systematic enquiry to bring out truth, its core construct applies to formation of knowledge anywhere in the world, any time, may it be ancient or modern. As a part of debating on the necessity of...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - August 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Scientometric analysis of medicinal leech therapy
ConclusionTo the best of our knowledge, our study was the first bibliometric and scientometric analysis in this field and we believe that multicenter studies and further searches from developing and least-developed countries are needed in hirudotherapy literature. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - July 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hepatoprotective effect of Lobelia alsinoides Lam. in Wistar rats
ConclusionsFrom the study, it was obvious that L. alsinoides had significant hepatoprotective effect in CCl4 induced liver toxicity in rats. This ethno medicinal plant is certainly a promising hepatoprotective drug in liver disorders.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - July 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Yoga as an intervention to manage multiple sclerosis symptoms
Publication date: Available online 24 June 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Priyanka Thakur, Ashu Mohammad, Yash Raj Rastogi, Reena V. Saini, Adesh K. SainiAbstractMultiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, demyelinating, inflammatory disease of central nervous system (CNS) which is characterized by spasticity, fatigue, depression, anxiety, bowel and bladder dysfunction, impaired mobility, cognitive impairment etc. and affects approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. Disease modifying therapies for MS which help in preventing accumulation of lesions in white matter of CNS are costly and ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Standardization, anti-carcinogenic potential and biosafety of Indian propolis
The objective of the study was to extract and standardize Indian propolis (IP) with respect to selected markers by newly developed High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method, to evaluate in vitro and in vivo anticancer activity and biosafety of Indian propolis.Materials and methodsIP was extracted, optimized and standardized using a newly developed and validated HPLC method for simultaneous estimation of caffeic acid, apigenin, quercetin and CAPE. The standardised ethanolic extract of IP (EEIP) was screened for in vitro cytotoxicity using sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay, in vivo anti-carcinogenic effect against Dalt...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

AyurYoga, the confluence of healing sciences: A call for global action
Publication date: April–June 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 2Author(s): Gururaj Mutalik, Girish Tillu, Bhushan Patwardhan (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Synthesis and characterization of Vanga bhasma
ConclusionThe study confirmed the formation of organometallic compound (SnO2) at the end of the manufacturing process. The percentage bioaccessibility for gastrointestinal digestion is more than the gastric digestion. Hence, it is concluded that Vanga Bhasma can be useful nanomedicine. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of Shukra vega dharana in an Indian population: A cross sectional survey protocol
Publication date: April–June 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 2Author(s): Shivananda S. Tonde, Mihir Gandhi, Yashwant R. PatilAbstractBackgroundDespite being an important aspect of health and quality of life, individuals tend to suppress natural sexual urge (‘Shukra vega’) due to a variety of factors. Unless managed appropriately through self-regulatory mechanisms, suppressed sexual urge (‘Shukra vega dharana’, SVD) not only causes psychological suffering but may also put other basic needs at risk. Adult, married, males who are either living away from ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Puta on in vitro anticancer activity of Shataputi Abhrak Bhasma on lung, leukemia and prostate cancer cell lines
ConclusionThe in vitro anticancer activity of Shataputi Abhrak Bhasma increases with increasing number of Putas, thus revalidating the direct relation between number of Putas and efficacy of the drug. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A review on the therapeutic effects of Neti Kriya with special reference to Jala Neti
Publication date: Available online 5 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): S. Meera, M. Vandana Rani, Cijith Sreedhar, Delvin T. RobinAbstractNeti kriya is an integral part of shatkarmas/the six cleansing techniques that form the most important aspect of hatha yoga. Neti helps in preventing and managing upper respiratory tract diseases. An attempt is being made to collate and review articles that highlight the therapeutic effects of neti kriya. Databases like PubMed (January 1980–April 2016), Scopus and Ayush Portal were searched. We used keywords like jala neti, neti kriya, neti ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Concepts of body constitution in traditional Siddha texts: A literature review
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Kannan Muthiah, Kiruthiga Ganesan, Manickam Ponnaiah, Sathiyarajeswaran ParameswaranAbstractAnalysis of body constitution has been in practice in most complementary and alternative systems of medicine. Siddha system of medicine practiced in South India consists of fundamental classical literature that stress on the importance of tri-humoral makeup of individuals. Guidance has been given in the classics for identifying specific types of body constitution, various dietary recommendations and disease susceptibility. In...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - May 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Can the vagus nerve serve as biomarker for vata dosha activity?
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Venil N. Sumantran, Pratibha P. NairAbstractThis ‘discussion paper’ raises ‘provocative questions’ to identify physiological systems underlying vata dosha and candidate biomarkers for vata activity. We explained the strong correlations between survival and homeostatic functions of the parasympathetic vagus nerve, and functions governed by the five major sub-types of vata dosha (Praana, Udana, Vyaana, Samaana, and Apana). Four reasons were provided to hypothesize that vagal activity is a relia...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - May 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Role of AYUSH doctors in rural healthcare: Authors’ responses to critical comments
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Shailaja Chandra, Kishor Patwardhan (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - May 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Recognizing Ayurveda journals: Who will bell the cat?
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Sanjeev Rastogi (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Quantitative analysis of medicinal plants used to treat musculoskeletal ailments by non-institutionally trained siddha practitioners of Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu, India
ConclusionImportant species prescribed by the informants to treat various musculoskeletal ailments were: Azima tetracantha, Ricinus communis, Sesamum indicum, Moringa oleifera, Cardiospermum halicacabum (internal application), Calophyllum inophyllum, Justicia adhatoda, Curcuma longa, Calotropis gigantea, Zingiber officinale, Withania somnifera, Strychnos nux-vomica, Dodonaea viscosa (external application), Azadirachta indica, Clerodendrum phlomidis, Delonix elata, Pergularia daemia and Vitex negundo (internal and external applications). Robust studies on these local claims will help to improve the community healthcare and ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Determination of cucurbitacin E in some selected herbs of ayurvedic importance through RP-HPLC
The objective of the study was to develop a validated RP-HPLC method for standardization in some widely consumed cucurbits with cucurbitacin E as a marker compound.Materials and methodsThe RP-HPLC method was developed with a reverse phase C18 column, using acetonitrile and water (1% glacial acetic acid) as mobile phase (70:30 v/v). The flow rate and λmax were optimized at 1 mL/min and 230 nm respectively. The HPLC method was validated in terms of accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, and repeatability as per ICH guideline.ResultsThe calibration curve was found linear in the concentration range of 1–100...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anticalcifying effect of Daucus carota in experimental urolithiasis in Wistar rats
ConclusionThis study suggests antiurolithiatic effect of D. carota roots, which can be attributed to its anticrystallization property, ability to ameliorate urine and serum biochemistry and renal cellularity.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Physico-chemical characterization of traditionally prepared Yashada bhasma
ConclusionAn effort has been made to characterize the preparation of Yashada bhasma using sophisticated analytical tools as a step towards standardization of the bhasma. The results help in scientifically establishing the findings in line with the principle of Ayurveda. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Swarna Makshika Bhasma preparation using an alternative heating method to traditional Varaha Puta
ConclusionThe results show the possibility of using a muffle furnace to prepare Swarna Makshika bhasma instead of using traditional Varaha Puta.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

World Healing Plants for Tomorrow
Publication date: January–March 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 1Author(s): Ashok D.B. Vaidya (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ayurvedic research for direct public benefit
Publication date: January–March 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 1Author(s): Shailaja ChandraAbstractCurrently, interest in Ayurveda research from a public health perspective, is increasing globally due to its ability of improving quality of life and assist individuals to stay healthy. However, there is a dearth of evidence which can substantiate the credibility of this ancient traditional medicine system. Ayurveda today, has to face numerous challenges in collecting evidence and documenting it. The way forward may be understanding these challenges and developing policies whi...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research