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   2007| April-June  | Volume 28 | Issue 2  
    Online since September 1, 2010

 
 
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RESEARCH ARTICLES
A Pilot Study on Sports Medicine in Ayurveda with Special Reference to Sarira Bala Vriddhi
Pritesh Dave, Hitesh Vyas, Mahesh Vyas
April-June 2007, 28(2):32-37
This study is under taken with the main aim to search out need, importance and utility of Ayurveda in the field of sports medicine and to assess the physical strength improving effect of Balya drug. For this purpose, all the direct and indirect references related to sports medicines from the various classics of Ayurveda were collected, analyzed, classified and re-arranged with valuable commentary in respect to modern era. For clinical study the subjects were selected who are active players of different type of sports. For the comparison of effect, healthy volunteers and placebo drug were also used. Four groups were made to evaluate the therapy. Four easily available, non controversial drugs from Balya Dashemani of Charaka Samhita were selected for applied study1. To make the drug palatable, the granule form was selected. To evaluate the effect of Balya drug, all body muscle strength test including upper and lower extremities, cardiac and all body muscles strength tests (for subjective assessment) were carried out. All the important haematological, biochemical and urine investigation were carried out before and after the completion the course of medicine for objective assessment. In the results; general body measurements, all body muscles strength and biochemical investigations were shown significant and highly significant results in healthy volunteers and sports person "Ashwagandhadi granule" groups respectively in comparisons to placebo drug groups.The drug "Ashwagandhadi granule" had shown highly significant results especially in sports person group.
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Effect of Arka Taila in the Management of Karnasrava w.s.r. to Otomycosis
Anupama Patra, Manjusha Rajagopala, Ashok Shah
April-June 2007, 28(2):27-31
Karnasrava is one among the several diseases of ear. Otomycosis is one type of diffuse otitis externa, caused by fungus predominantly Aspergillus and Candida albicans. It is one among the several causes of Otorrhoea (Karnasrava). The symptoms found are itching, pain, discharge, deafness and tinnitus etc. It is most commonly seen in hot & humid climate; Jamnagar having the similar climatic conditions, Otomycosis is quite prevalent. Among the various local treatment procedures for Karnasrava, in this study karnapurana with Arkataila after Pramarjana was selected. The drug Arkataila is having ingredients i.e. Sarsapataila, Arkaswarasa & Haridra. Total 36 patients were registered and all the patients were randomly divided into two groups. G-I 32pts) treated with Arkataila & G-II(13pts) treated with Clotrimazole (candida) ear drops. Comparative effect was assessed between Arkataila & Clotrimazole in the management of Karnasrava-Otomycosis. Almost equally highly significant results were obtained in both the groups.
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A Comparative Pharmaceutico-Pharmaco-Clinical Study of Formulations of Tulsi Pills, Tulsi Arka and Tulsi Aerosol on Tamakashwasa
Vimal R Joshi, BJ Pattagiri, PK Prajapati
April-June 2007, 28(2):23-26
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the air ways in which many cells play a role, particularly mast cells, eosinophils and T-lymphocytes.1. Tulsi is one among Shwasahara Mahakashaya described by Acharya Charaka2. Here an attempt has been made to observe the effect of the drug Tulsi by different formulations namely Vati, Arka and Aerosol. The study showed encouraging results in patients of Shwasa by Tulsi Aerosol followed by Vati and Arka.
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A Comparative Pharmaceutical and Analytical Study of Shirisharishta Prepared by Bark, Sapwood and Heartwood of Albizia Lebbeck Benth
Mundeep Jaiswal, PK Prajapati, BJ Patgiri, B Ravishankar, JK Dhar, KA Suri, NK Satti
April-June 2007, 28(2):38-46
Three batches of Shirisharishta were prepared by using Twak (bark), Kastha (sapwood) and Sara (heartwood) of Shirisha, following classical method and analyzed. The pharmaceutical analysis revealed that the Shirisharishta prepared by Sara (heartwood) showed earlier onset and completion, better fermentation, 17 % more yielding, pleasant aroma and more alcoholic than others. The average pH was observed 4.74, 4.56 and 4.45 respectively in Shirisharishta prepared by bark, sapwood and heartwood and alcohol percentage was observed 3.93, 3.64 and 4.96 respectively. The HPTLC analysis was carried out to develop a fingerprint profile for the formulation. HPLC analysis showed the presence of epigallocatechin gallate, piperine and curcumin in all the three samples but maximum of their presence of percentage in heartwood preparation of Shirisharishta.
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