Dr. James Chacko currently serves as Professor in the department of Kayachikitsa, Amrita School of Ayurveda. He pursued his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) in 2002 from RGUHS, Bangalore and M.D. (Kayachikitsa) in 2006 from RGUHS, Bangalore. He started his teaching career from Nangeli Ayurveda Medical College, Kothamangalam in the year 2006 (October) as an Assistant Professor.

In October 2011, Dr. James completed his Ph.D. from the department of Kayachikitsa, Tilak Ayurveda Mahavidhyalaya, Pune. He is a recognised guide for PG and PhD students in Kayachikitsa at Amrita School of Ayurveda. He has also presented a scientific paper in Global Autisam Seminar held at Bangalore in 2011 and has also authored various national and international publications.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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K. K Kumar and James, C., “Thuvaraka Rasayana Regimen in Psoriasis Vulgaris - A Case Report”, J Ayurveda Integr Med, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 41-44, 2019.[Abstract]

Psoriasis 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 has anecdotal accounts of success in the management of psoriasis in the actual clinical practice even though it lacks the evidence-based medical dermatology research data. It observed that the physicians adopt several treatment protocols for the cure of this disease in clinical practice, which was not rigorously evaluating in research settings. This paper/report is one of on the 'Thuvaraka rasayana' is one such component that could improve treatment outcomes in Psoriasis. A pre and post test case report selected of a 36-year-old lady patient who diagnosed as having stable psoriasis vulgaris for last seven years. She was administered with internal and external therapies along with Shodhana therapies (bio-cleansing procedures) and then followed by intake of Thuvaraka rasayana. The total duration of the treatment was 43 days, and the Study subject assessed before treatment, after treatment and on follow-up for improvement using PASI scoring, and histo-pathological study. All the symptoms observed in the beginning were found considerably reduced, and the severity also found mild. On the follow-up, it concluded that the lesions disappeared completely and the skin set back to its normal texture. Even though psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where recurrence rate found more Shodhana therapy and Thuvaraka rasayana have a definite role

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Ram Manohar P., Sorokin, O., James, C., and Nampoothiri, V., “An Exploratory Clinical Study to Determine the Utility of Heart Rate Variability Analysis in the Assessment of Dosha Imbalance”, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, p. -, 2017.[Abstract]

Abstract The present study is a comparison of the data of spectral analysis of heart rate variability with clinical evaluation of pathological state of doshas. The calculated cardiointervalography values are combined into three integral indexes, which according to the authors' opinion reflect the influence on heart rhythm of vata, pitta and kapha, the regulation systems of the body known as doshas in Ayurveda. Seven gross dosha imbalances were assessed to test the agreement between the two methods in this study. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) spectral data was collected from 42 participants to make the comparison with the clinical assessment of dosha imbalance. Clinical method of dosha assessment and method of calculating integral indexes by cardiointervalography data showed substantial agreement by Kappa coefficient statistic (k = 0.78) in assessment of gross dosha imbalance. The results of the data generated from this pilot study warrant further studies to rigorously validate the algorithms of \{HRV\} analysis in understanding dosha imbalance in Ayurvedic clinical practice and research settings.

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C. James, Sivabalaji,, and Ashwini, “Preliminary analytical study of Rasnasapthakam kashayam - An Ayurvedic polyherbal formulation”, International Journal of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products(IJMPNP), vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 4-7, 2015.[Abstract]

Rasnasapthakam kasayam is purely a polyherbal product commonly used for the management of sandhigata vata .It’s a decoction prepared out of seven herbs having water soluble active ingredients namely Rasna(Alpinia galanga wil) Amrutha (Tinospora cordifolia.Willd) Aragwadha assia fistula Linn) Devadaru (Cedrus deodara roxb ) Trikantak (Tribulus terrestris ) Eranda ( Ricinus communis Linn) Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa Linn). Lack of standardization of poly-herbal formulations creates difficulty in validation of the efficacy and maintaining quality of the product. Hence an attempt has been made to study Rasnasapthakam kasayam by analyzing through qualitative and quantative physiochemical parameters and to develop fingerprints of High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC). Four major peaks with RF values 0.22, 0.48, 0.54 and 0.77 were found in HPTLC graph. The data obtained in the present study will help to maintain the quality of the formulation.

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Ashwini B. N., K. Siva Balaji, James, C., and , “A case report on Age Related Macular Degeneration and its ayurveda management”, Journal of AYUSH, vol. 4, no. 2, 2015.[Abstract]

Eyes are one of the most important organs of the body. In the modern era of computer science, social networking and life in highly polluted environment, maintaining the health of the eyes is indeed a big challenge. Ayurveda provides natural and cost effective ways of maintaining the health of the eyes. This article says about the ayurvedic management done in ocular disease, i.e., macular degeneration. The macular degeneration is a condition which leads to vision loss, where the contempory science has no curative treatment in which Ayurveda gives an effective management.

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C. James, “Clinical evaluation of virechana and Nisha loha in the Management of Pandu roga w.s.r. To Iron deficiency Anaemia”, International Journal of Research in Alternative Medicines, vol. 1, no. 1, 2014.[Abstract]

Pandu roga (Anaemia) is one of the commonest and most prevalent diseases known to humans. It is a multifactorial disease involving multiple facet, different srotus, dhatus and ojas, hence require a multi-dimensional treatment modality in the form of Shodhana and Shamana. The cardinal feature of Pandu is Pandutha, which causes for the impairment of the colour and the complexion of the person. Though the pandu correlated with Iron Deficiency Anaemia, it is not merely deficiency of a mineral but various factors are involved in the absorption, conversion, utilisatiion where liver plays a major role. Therefore classical sneha panoktha
virechana has been evaluated as its treatment modality along with Nisha Loha, which is a drug having Loha bhasma as its major ingredient. 50 patients of pandu roga of different age and sex have been selected for the present study among which 25 patients were given Dadimadi ghrutha snehapana and Trivruth churna
virechana followed by Nisha Loha and 15 patients were given Nisha Loha without shodhana

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