Life profile of Vaikath Parameswaran Moothath, a polymath
Publication date: Available online 4 March 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): K.V. Priyada, P.V. Ramadas, Chandran Haritha, P. Nair Leena (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Short term effect of yoga asana - An adjunct therapy to conventional treatment in frozen shoulder
ConclusionThe effect of the Standing Group of Asana has no added advantage relative to standard frozen shoulder treatment when practiced for one month. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Impact force measurement in Shirodhara
ConclusionIt was observed that the impact force generated on the human forehead due to Shirodhara treatment was low and is invariant to the medicinal oils used in the treatment. The measured forces correlate closely with the force estimates made from simple fluid mechanics. These forces have an important role in the estimate of stresses, displacements and voltage generated due to the impact associated with Shirodhara. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A man of multiple scholarship – Life profile of Vaikath Parameswaran Moothath
Publication date: Available online 4 March 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): K.V. Priyada, P.V. Ramadas, Chandran Haritha, P. Nair Leena (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cytotoxic and apoptotic inducing activity of Amoora rohituka leaf extracts in human breast cancer cells
ConclusionThe extract of Amoora rohituka leaves exhibited anticancer activity with less toxicity and it could be used for development of alternative drugs in the treatment of human breast cancer.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Creating Conducive Environment for Ayurveda Research – National Symposium 2018
Publication date: Available online 4 March 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Kalyani Kumbhare (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Critical comments on “Allopathic, AYUSH and informal medical practitioners in rural India – A prescription for change”
Publication date: Available online 1 March 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Shriram S. Savrikar (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Synthesis and characterization of Abhraka (mica) bhasma by two different methods
ConclusionCharacterization study revealed presence of various bonds of different functional groups and formation of nano particles. Abhraka bhasma prepared by method-2 has more proportion of nano particles than that prepared by method-1 and hence will be more effective in its use. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Innovative Approaches in Drug Discovery: Ethnopharmacology, Systems Biology and Holistic Targeting, 1st edition, Bhushan Patwardhan, Rathnam Chaguturu. Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier (2017), US $ 76.46, ISBN 9780128018149
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Nishant B. Barapatre, Vishnu P. Joglekar (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ayurvedic approach to treat Hridroga (valvular heart disease): A case report
This study is a case report of a patient awaiting mitral valve transplant for valvular heart disease (i.e., mitral stenosis attributed to rheumatic fever), who responded well to Ayurvedic management. After 11 months of treatment, 3D cardiovascular cartography showed increase in mitral valve area from 1.3 sq cm to 3.52 sq cm (normal size is 4–6 sq cm). The present case report showed that Ayurveda has a great potential for the treatment of valvular heart disease and merits further research. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research orientation in Ayurveda educational institutions: Challenges and the way forward
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Kishor Patwardhan, B.S. Prasad, Anam Aftab, Varsha Raghunath More, Shriram S. SavrikarAbstractThis paper examines the scenario of research orientation in Ayurveda educational institutions of India. We demonstrate through the data obtained by searching the SCOPUS that the actual research output by these institutions is not very significant in terms of number of publications. While a lack of research expertise and infrastructure is one contributing factor to this status, a lack of questioning attitude is mor...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Glutathione-redox status on hydro alcoholic root bark extract of Premna integrifolia Linn in high fat diet induced atherosclerosis model
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Chitra Subramani, Arivukkodi Rajakannu, Sudesh Gaidhani, Ilavarasan Raju, Dhiman Vaidya Kartar SinghAbstractBackgroundPremna integrifolia Linn. is a medicinal plant of an Ayurvedic importance and proved to have an anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial and hypo-lipidemic activity. Glutathione (GSH) redox status is an important parameter to assess the antioxidant activity of any neutraceuticals.ObjectiveIn order to assess the anti-oxidant potential of hydro alcoholic extract (HAE) of P. integrifoli...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Medical leech therapy in Ayurveda and biomedicine – A review
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Kshipra RajoriaAbstractMedicinal leech therapy or Hirudino therapy have roots back in ancient civilization. It was a prevalent form of therapy in various ailments. The novel Ayurveda text Sushruta Samhita devoted a complete chapter on hirudino therapy. In the early 20th century this therapy had a major setback due to origin and evolution of antibiotics. There was a discontinuity in the flow of knowledge about this therapy. Then, resumed and revived after few recent decades, due to its contri...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A 28 week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an herbal formulation in patients with renal calculi
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Suresh B. Patankar, A.M. Mujumdar, Fanthome Bernard, Phadke SupriyaAbstractBackgroundUrolithiasis is a growing problem worldwide. Many a times, asymptomatic stones are kept under observation. Many herbal preparations are available for the same, but they lack proper scientific documentation.ObjectiveTo study the anti-urolithiatic effect of an herbal preparation, Subap Plus (IP) capsules in patients with asymptomatic renal calculi of size ranging from 4 to 9 mm.Material and methodsThis was a prospective, rand...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Design and validation of Integrated Yoga Therapy module for Antarctic expeditioners
ConclusionA specific yoga module for coping and facilitating adaptation in Antarctica was designed and validated. This module was used in the 35th Indian Scientific expedition to Antarctica, and experiments are underway to understand the efficacy and utility of Yoga on psychological stress, sleep, serum biomarkers and gene expression. Further outcomes shall provide the efficacy and utility of this module in Antarctic environments. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antiviral activity of ethanolic extract of Nilavembu Kudineer against dengue and chikungunya virus through in vitro evaluation
ConclusionOur study establishes that extraction protocols are important to ensure maximum efficacy of NVK along with the time of addition of the drug during CHIKV and DENV infections in the cells. This study provides insights to the possible mode of action of NVK in in vitro condition during CHIKV and DENV infection.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ayurvedic management of Ulcerative Keratitis – A case report
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): M. Mitra Das, M.K. JitheshAbstractUlcerative Keratitis is a sight-threatening corneal infection. It is one of the most common global causes of irreversible blindness due to corneal diseases. This case report highlights the potential of Ayurvedic management in nonresponding ulcerative keratitis. A 20 year old boy came to the outpatient department with redness, discharge, photophobia and defective vision in the right eye since 4 months following a foreign body injury. He was treated at leading ophthalmic hospital ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Revitalisation of Ayurveda in Colonial Tamil region and Contributions of Pandit Srinivasa Narayana Iyengar - A Historical Perspective
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Kanagarathinam D.V.AbstractThe present paper attempts to study the revitalisation of Ayurveda in Colonial Tamil region and the contributions of Pandit Srinivasa Narayana Iyengar in the movement. Western medicine was introduced initially for benefit of Europeans in British India and later extended to the Indian population was a ‘tool’ of empire. Gradually, Colonial government and practitioners of Western medicine stigmatised Ayurveda as irrational, dangerous and superstitious medicine and strived to m...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

World Healing Plants for Tomorrow, C.P. Khare. Astral, New Delhi (2018), pages 689, ₹ 8995, ISBN: 978-93-5124-953-5
Publication date: Available online 23 January 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 - January 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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 - January 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Protective role of hydroalcoholic extract of Cajanus cajan Linn leaves against memory impairment in sleep deprived experimental rats
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Layeeq Ahmad, Md Mujahid, Anuradha Mishra, Md Azizur RahmanAbstractBackgroundThe plant Cajanus cajan had earlier shown protective effect against hypoxic-ischemic brain damage in rats.ObjectiveHence, hydroalcoholic extract of C. cajan Linn leaves (HECC) was evaluated for its protective role against memory impairment in sleep-deprived Sprague Dawley rats.Materials and methodsAdult rats were divided into five groups each consisting of 5 rats (n = 5). Groups I, II, III, IV and V received 1 mL/kg ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ayurveda management of Guillain-Barre syndrome: A case report
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Basavaraj R. Tubaki, Shruti TarapureAbstractGuillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a severe acute paralytic neuropathy with rapid progression usually occurring post infections. Inspite of the active medications it is associated with severe weakness, incomplete recovery and pain. Long disease course can cause autonomic dysfunction or deterioration in general health and life threatening complications like respiratory failures. Current case was diagnosed as GBS with motor, sensory & sphincter disturbance. Ayurveda di...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of a Multimodality ayurveda treatment in a case of Visphota kushta
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): I.V. Aiswarya, K. Parameswaran Namboothiri, P.V. AnandaramanAbstractVisphota kushta (blistering skin disease) is characterized by transparent blisters with thin skin covering. Management of Visphota Kushta in Ayurveda is rarely reported. The case reported here showed significant regression in the condition in short span of time and could completely stop the use of anti histamines and corticosteroids. A 32 year old female, presented with complaints of blisters over both upper and lower extremities associated with...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Scientific validation of Anti-arthritic effect of Kashayams – a polyherbal formulation in collagen induced arthritic rats
ConclusionThis molecular mechanism of the investigation confirmed the clinical efficacy of Kashayams in preventing the progression of RA and gave an intuition of the scientific validation of Kashayams, an Ayurvedic classical medicine. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A cross comparison between Ayurvedic etiology of Major Depressive Disorder and bidirectional effect of gut dysregulation
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Eliot SteerAbstractAyurveda, an Indian medical science has been practiced for thousands of years. What makes Ayurveda relevant today is its subtle understanding of the environment and its focus on the generation of good health through one's own lifestyle choices. The digestive system has long been an area of critical importance within the Ayurvedic system and is only now being acknowledged by modern science as a key component in the regulation of physical and mental well-being. The gut microbiome and enteric ner...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Modulation of proinflammatory cytokines and enzymes by polyherbal formulation Guggulutiktaka ghritam
ConclusionThe study revealed that GTG is a leukotriene and cytokine inhibitor. The inhibition in the production of cytokines may be due to the down-regulation of genes for TNF-α and IL-1β. The study provides a scientific validation on the possible anti-inflammatory mechanism of action of this traditionally used medicine. Identification of bioactive molecules would aid in developing newer therapeutics for control of chronic inflammation.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Shelf life evaluation of Laghu Sutashekhara Rasa – A preliminary assessment
ConclusionThe shelf life of LSR was found to be less than the given standards in official gazettes of Govt. of India. This decreased shelf life may be because of the predominantly (Approximately 70%) herbal component present in the formulation. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

RP-HPLC analysis of methanol extract of Viscum articulatum – A plant from Ayurveda
ConclusionThis RP-HPLC may be useful for quantitative estimation of the chemical constituents present in the plant extract as well as the quality assessment of the herbal product. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anticonvulsant effect of Sphaeranthus flower extracts in mice
In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that both the ME and AE possess promising anticonvulsant activity. It is further suggested that the flavonoids in the extract by the virtue of their effect on benzodiazepine site of GABA receptor, might be responsible for the effect, although no study is undertaken to prove this aspect. Nevertheless, the study provides pharmacological credibility to the anti-epileptic use of S. indicus suggested in Ayurveda. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Unani concept of drug substitution (therapeutic interchange) and its validation on scientific parameters
ConclusionThe study, however, seemed to validate the concept on the basis of phytoconstituents, further pharmacological studies on the basis of properties and activities is required to strengthen the concept. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Reinventing nano drug delivery systems for hydrophilic active ingredients in Ayurvedic lipid based formulations containing poly herbal decoction
ConclusionThe selected Ayurvedic formulation ‘anutailam’ found to contain novel nano drug delivery system to deliver water soluble ingredients across barriers. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of seeds of Entada phaseoloides on chronic restrain stress in mice
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Chandana Choudhury Barua, Lipika Buragohain, Hooriyah Rizavi, Samir Bikash Gogoi, Farida Rahman, Bandi Siva, K. Mounika, K. Suresh Babu, Debesh Chandra Pathak, Arabinda PhukanAbstractBackgroundEntada phaseoloides is a well-known medicinal plant traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.ObjectiveTo evaluate the anti-stress activity of seeds of E. phaseoloides in endoplasmic reticulum stress during chronic restrain stress in mice, based on our preliminary screening.Materials and MethodsMice (n&nbs...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment of acute avulsion of posterior cruciate ligament of left knee with bony fragment by Siddha Varmam therapy and traditional bone setting method: A case report
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): S. Natarajan, C. Anbarasi, R. Meena, S.D. Muralidass, P. Sathiyarajeswaran, K. Gopakumar, R.S. RamaswamyAbstractA 42-year-old man with the complaints of left knee swelling, severe pain, difficult to stand was reported to Siddha Varmam division after a road accident. He was diagnosed as acute avulsion of Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). It was diagnosed based on the history of trauma, knee pain and swelling after trauma, positive posterior drawer test and avulsion fracture shown by radiograph. He was treated wit...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ameliorative role of antioxidant supplementation on sodium-arsenite induced adverse effects on the developing rat cerebellum
ConclusionOur results support the potential of ALA and Cur in amelioration of iAs induced developmental neurotoxicity. ALA and Cur can be proposed as dietary adjuvants amongst populations inhabiting areas with high iAs contamination as a safe and cost effective antidotes. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A review on the therapeutic effects of NetiKriya with special reference to JalaNeti
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 - January 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Thuvaraka rasayana regimen in Psoriasis vulgaris – A case report
Publication date: Available online 1 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): K. Krishna Kumar, James ChackoAbstractPsoriasis is one among the wide-spreading, chronic, frequently recurring diseases of the skin. Its world prevalence varies between 0.09% and 11.4% in 2013 which reported in 2006 as in between 0.5% and 4.6%. In Ayurveda, the description of Kushta-roga viz. Vata-Kaphaja kushta finds similarity with psoriasis. The common sites of occurrence of psoriasis are scalp, elbow, knee, earlobes and sole which are also considered as the location of Vata and Kapha.The science of Ayurveda h...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - January 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Directions for revitalization of Ayurveda in the 21st century
Publication date: October–December 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 4Author(s): Darshan Shankar (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Coelogyne cristata Lindley in alleviation of chronic fatigue syndrome in aged Wistar rats
Publication date: October–December 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 4Author(s): Achintya Mitra, Tapas Kumar Sur, Sachhidananda Upadhyay, Dipankar Bhattacharyya, Jayram HazraAbstractBackgroundSwarna Jibanti scientifically known as Coelogyne cristata Lindley (Orchidaceae), an orchid mentioned in Ayurvedic medicine is used to promote healthy life span.Objective(s)The present work was planned to study the efficacy of hydro-alcoholic extract of pseudobulbs of C. cristata (CCE) to assess its role on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) induced behavioural and biochemical changes in aged W...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Morbidity profile of adult outpatients attending traditional medicine health facilities in a district of South India
ConclusionArthritis, neuritis and fungal diseases were the most common morbidities, for which patients sought care in Siddha hospitals. These morbidities can be considered for preparing standard treatment guidelines under the national programme. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of heart failure reversal treatment in patients with low ejection fraction
ConclusionThis 90 day follow up study highlights the benefit of HFRT, as a part of maintenance treatment for CHF patients with reduced ejection fraction. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Nuclear ribosomal DNA – ITS region based molecular marker to distinguish Gmelina arborea Roxb. Ex Sm. from its substitutes and adulterants
This study demonstrates that the ITS1 region can be used for reliable authentication of medicinal plants and detection of adulterants and substitutes of Gambhari. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Targeting fungal menace through copper nanoparticles and Tamrajal
ConclusionCompared to the classes of antifungals like azoles, echinocandins etc, copper based anti-candidal agents highlight a potential way to combat resistant candidiasis. The possibility of accumulation of NP resulting in cytotoxicity puts tamrajal as the choice due to its efficacy as well as non-toxicity as per the EPA. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A prospective study on the effects of Ayurvedic massage in post-stroke patients
Conclusion- Utilizing Ayurvedic massage in post stroke patients with flaccidity can promote faster standing with minimal assistance and lead to less need for antispastic drugs at discharge. (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Planning action for strengthening the ecosystem for Ayurvedic research
Publication date: Available online 19 December 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): V.M. Katoch (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Reflections on current Ayurveda research
Publication date: Available online 17 December 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): S. Ramaswamy (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

‘Recognized journals’ in guidelines from Central Council of Indian Medicine on research publications needs specification
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Sendhilkumar Muthappan, Rajalakshmi Elumalai, Manickam Ponnaiah (Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative approach for diabetic foot management– a case report
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): G.B. Neelambika, Vikram Balu, Miracle Rashel Rego, Chandrakanth KesariAbstractNon-healing diabetic foot has always demanded more attention from the surgeon due to the distinct problem it possesses. There is a constant need for the evolvement in the management and this case is one such attempt. A 62-year-old male patient with a history of diabetes mellitus since 10 years presented with a non-healing foot ulcer since 1 month. He was managed with Ayurveda internal and external interventions for dusta vrana combine...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Need for comprehensive standardization strategies for marketed Ayurveda formulations
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Vishvanath Narhari Vaidya, A.U. Tatiya, Ashwini Elango, Subrahmanya Kumar Kukkupuni, Chethala N. VishnuprasadAbstractAyurveda is known for the use of poly-herbal formulations and multi-component therapeutics for the management of health and diseases. Several pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing and marketing different Ayurvedic formulations, prepared as per the classical texts and the regulatory standards. However, on a cursory glance, marked variations are observed amongst the same formulations manufactu...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical characterization of an Ayurvedic herbo-mineral preparation- Mahalaxmivilas Rasa through spectroscopic & chromatographic methods
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 - November 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of bioavailability of gold bhasma in human participants – A pilot study
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Trupti Patil-Bhole, Sangram Patil, Asmita A. WeleAbstractBioavailability of the well-known Ayurvedic drug Swarnabhasma (gold bhasma or calcined gold) is unknown. It is orally administered either sublingually or directly with various Anupanas like black pepper powder (Piper nigrum Linn.) and cow ghee in the dose range of 15–240 mg by Ayurvedic physicians. Study of bioavailability of Swarnabhasma is necessary as this metal-derived drug is administered for long duration for rejuvenation. The pilot study...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - November 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research