AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 317--318

Effect of Majja Basti (therapeutic enema) and Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis) in the management of Osteoporosis (Asthi-Majjakshaya)


Bhagath Kumar Potu1, Muddanna S Rao2, Srinivas Rao Sirasanagandla3,  
1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UCSI University, Cheras, Kualalumpur, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
3 Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhagath Kumar Potu
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UCSI University, Cheras, Kualalumpur
Malaysia




How to cite this article:
Potu BK, Rao MS, Sirasanagandla SR. Effect of Majja Basti (therapeutic enema) and Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis) in the management of Osteoporosis (Asthi-Majjakshaya).AYU 2012;33:317-318


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Potu BK, Rao MS, Sirasanagandla SR. Effect of Majja Basti (therapeutic enema) and Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis) in the management of Osteoporosis (Asthi-Majjakshaya). AYU [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 May 25 ];33:317-318
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Sir,

A recent article entitled "Effect of Majja Basti (therapeutic enema) and Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis) in the management of Osteoporosis (Asthi-Majjakshaya)," which was published in this journal is quite interesting and informative. [1] The authors of this article have very well described the role of herb and its role in management of osteoporosis in their clinical trial of 12 patients. In this article, the authors have highlighted multiple in-vivo actions of Cissus quadrangularis based on existing literature. Additionally, the authors could have cited some of the recent studies on in-vitro osteoblastogenic effect of Cissus quadrangularis. [2],[3],[4] This article would have been more comprehensive if such information is also integrated in the discussion.

References

1Gupta AK, Shah N, Thakar AB. Effect of Majja Basti (therapeutic enema) and Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis) in the management of Osteoporosis (Asthi-Majjakshaya). AYU 2012;33:110-3.
2Muthusami S, Senthilkumar K, Vignesh C, Ilangovan R, Stanley J, Selvamurugan N, et al. Effects of Cissus quadrangularis on the proliferation, differentiation and matrix mineralization of human osteoblast like SaOS-2 cells. J Cell Biochem 2011;112:1035-45.
3Parisuthiman D, Singhatanadgit W, Dechatiwongse T, Koontongkaew S. Cissus quadrangularis extract enhances biomineralization through up-regulation of MAPK-dependent alkaline phosphatase activity in osteoblasts. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim 2009;45:194-200.
4Potu BK, Bhat KM, Rao MS, Nampurath GK, Chamallamudi MR, Nayak SR, et al. Petroleum ether extract of Cissus quadrangularis (Linn.) enhances bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and facilitates osteoblastogenesis. Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2009;64:993-8.