Publications

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Book Chapter

D. Ananth Ram Sharma and Dr. Prathibha C. K., “Manibhadra Guda - Shodhana Rasayana in Psoriasis”, in Best Practices in Panchakarma by Group of Authers, Wardha: Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, 2018.

2015

Book Chapter

Anandaraman P. V., “Shodhaniya Siddhi”, Chaukhamba orientaliya , Varanasi , 2015.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Journal Article

R. Rajan, Robin, D. T., and M, V., “Biomedical waste management in Ayurveda hospitals - current practices & future prospectives.”, J Ayurveda Integr Med, 2018.[Abstract]


Biomedical 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 headings 'biomedical waste' and 'health care waste' for identification and classification. The terms 'biomedical waste management', 'health care waste management' alone and combined with 'Ayurveda' or 'Ayurvedic' for current practices and recent advances in the treatment of these wastes were used. We made a humble attempt to categorize the biomedical wastes from Ayurvedic hospitals as the available data about its grouping is very scarce. Proper biomedical waste management is the mainstay of hospital cleanliness, hospital hygiene and maintenance activities. Current disposal techniques adopted for Ayurveda biomedical wastes are - sewage/drains, incineration and land fill. But these methods are having some merits as well as demerits. Our review has identified a number of interesting areas for future research such as the logical application of bioremediation techniques in biomedical waste management and the usage of effective micro-organisms and solar energy in waste disposal.

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2017

Journal Article

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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2017

Journal Article

M. Menon and Shukla, A., “Understanding hypertension in the light of Ayurveda.”, J Ayurveda Integr Med, 2017.[Abstract]


Different theories have been proposed to explain hypertension from an Ayurvedic perspective, but there is no consensus amongst the experts. A better understanding of the applied physiology and etio-pathogenesis of hypertension in the light of Ayurvedic principles is being attempted to fill this gap. A detailed review of available Ayurvedic literature was carried out to understand the physiology of blood pressure and etio-pathogenesis of hypertension from the perspective of Ayurveda. Many parallels were drawn from the concepts such as Shad Kriyakala (six stages of Dosha imbalance) and Avarana of Doshas (occlusion in the normal functioning of the Doshas) to the modern pathogenesis of hypertension to gain a deeper understanding of it. Hypertension without specific symptoms in its mild and moderate stages cannot be considered as a disease in Ayurveda. It appears to be an early stage of pathogenesis and a risk factor for development of diseases affecting the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes etc. Improper food habits and modern sedentary lifestyle with or without genetic predisposition provokes and vitiates all the Tridoshas to trigger the pathogenesis of hypertension. It is proposed that hypertension is to be understood as the Prasara-Avastha which means spread of vitiated Doshas from their specific sites, specifically of Vyana Vata, Prana Vata, Sadhaka Pitta and Avalambaka Kapha along with Rakta in their disturbed states. The Avarana (occlusion of normal functioning) of Vata Dosha by Pitta and Kapha can be seen in the Rasa-Rakta Dhathus, which in turn hampers the functioning of the respective Srotas (micro-channels) of circulation.

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2017

Journal Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, john, D. J., Nampoodiri, D. V., and Mund, D. J. Shankar, “Spirituality -A Common Thread in Various System of medicine”, Ayurveda Journal of Health, 2017.

2017

Journal Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, Dash, D. Lopamudra, Mishra, D. Abhaya kum, and Mund, D. Jaya Shank, “An Ayurvedic View of Dietetic Rules as a Preventive & Curative Aspect to Manage the Life Style Disorder”, IJARR, vol. 2, no. 2, 2017.

2016

Journal Article

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “An Ayurvedic Approach to Alzheimers Disease”, Unique Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine, 2016.

2016

Journal Article

S. Rudolph, Prasanth, D., and Anandaraman P. V., “A Case Study on the Ayurvedic Management of Varicose Vein”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 41, 2016.[Abstract]


A condition, in which a vein becomes dilated, elongated and tortuous, this is said to be “Varicose”. There are primary as well as secondary causes of varicose veins. The superficial perforating as well as the deep veins are involved in varicose veins. The contemporary treatment for varicose veins includes ligation, ligation with stripping surgical treatments. But these treatments can cause reoccurrence of this disease. Ayurveda texts reveal Siravyadha (venesection) cures varicose veins. We hereby report a case of a 60 year old female with complaints of pain in the lower limbs from calf to the dorsum of the foot of both legs associated with dilated and tortuous veins in the anterior aspect of lower leg with discolouration. She was advised admission for ten days and was treated with internal medication, external treatments and Siravyadha (venesection). During the treatment all the signs and symptoms of varicosity reduced to a very high extend. More »»

2016

Journal Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, John, J., Shukla, A., Nampoodiri, V., and Mund, J. Shankar, “Basics of Manuscriptology”, Unique journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicines, vol. 4, no. 1, 2016.

2016

Journal Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, Kuriakose, E., Korede, R., and Mund, J., “Concept of Amalapitta in Kashyapa Samhita An Appraisal”, International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, 2016.

2016

Journal Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, G, D. Sreeja K., Mund, D. Jayashanka, and Nampoodiri, D. V., “Manuscriptology Relevance for Ayurveda”, International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, 2016.

2016

Journal Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, suresh, D. Suramya, Shukla, D. Akhilesh, Irshad, D. Haroon, and Mund, D. J. Shankar, “Concept of Vegadharana in View of Prevalence of Diseases in Females”, Global journal of research on medicinal plants & Indigenous Medicine, vol. 5, no. 4, 2016.

2016

Journal Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, Sures, D. Suramya, Shukla, D. Akhilesh, Irshad, D. H., and Mund, D. Jaya Shank, “Significance of Natural Sleep & Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Health”, International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, vol. 7897, pp. 2277-4343, 2016.

2015

Journal Article

M. Chandran, Irshad, H., and Mund, J. Shankar, “Concept of Tantrayukti with Special Emphasis on Pradesa Tantrayukti”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, pp. 253–258, 2015.[Abstract]


The effort to acquire knowledge is necessary for the growth and development of human culture. Every branch of knowledge in the course of its transmission from generation to generation acquires a unique mode of expression and evolves a specific methodology to explain the concept to the learner. In Ayurveda, a sound knowledge of this methodology i.e. “Tantrayukti” is a desideratum for the exposition of the subject and its understanding. While going through Samhita (ancient ayurvedic classics),it can be found that some points are only implicit or some are mentioned as a pointer and some may even raise doubts in the mind of the scholar. Here lies the importance of Tantrayukti, which are used for the construction of classical texts. One should interpret the Samhita with the help of these Tantrayukti to understand the science in an apparent way. Pradesa Tantrayukti is one among the 40 Tantrayukti explained by different Acharyas. It is widely used by our Acharyas while constructing the Samhita so that they can make it concise and precise. Even in the field of research, we are using the logic of Pradesa Tantrayukti knowingly or unknowingly. This review article highlights the importance of Tantryukti in exploring the Samhitas. Also, the paper stresses the utility of Pradesa Tantrayukti, in understanding the concepts in classical texts and applicability in research.

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2015

Journal Article

A. T. Manjusha, Irshad, H., Ramadas, P. V., and Mund, J. Shankar, “Nyaya and Its Relevance in Ayurveda”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine (GJRMI), vol. 4, pp. 247–252, 2015.[Abstract]


The simple metaphors used by the ancient people in the colloquial language later technically termed as Nyaya. Afterwards it is used as a tool to define many difficult concepts in a simplified manner even for the common people. Nyayas are widely accepted as an authorized tool to express
the ancient scientific principles. In Ayurvedic texts, mostly the commentators use Nyayas to make the learner understand the concepts in a better and apparent way. The understanding of Nyaya is very much necessary to get clear knowledge about the hidden concepts. The present review emphasizes on various Nyaya and its importance in understanding the basic principles of Ayurveda. Some of such important Nyayas used are - Kakadanta Pareeksha Nyaya, Go-Balivarda Nyaya, Go Dohana Nyaya etc-.

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2015

Journal Article

J. Shankar Mund, “Clinical aspect of Tridosha”, Glitters of Ayurveda, vol. 1, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

H. Irshad and Shukla, A., “Jalapana vidhi-Method of Drinking Water in Ayurveda”, Ayurveda Journal of Health, vol. XIII, no. 4, pp. 16-22, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “An overview of Spinal stenosis and its management”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, pp. 378 - 381, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

Mishra Abhaya Kumar, Remya, A., and Dr. Arun Mohanan, “Role of Greevabasti in Manyastambha (cervical spondylosis)”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 361 - 363, 2015.[Abstract]


Manyastambha is one of the Nanatmaja Vata vyadhi. It can be correlated with cervical spondylosis in modern medicine. Cervical spondylosis is a very common condition. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 adults will have some degree of cervical spondylosis. It usually occurs in people of age 50 or older. With the emergence of computer technology in recent years, many computer engineers also developed cervical spondylosis. It is a degenerative condition of cervical spine that most likely to be caused by age related changes in inter vertebral discs. It may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent pain or paraesthesia in upper limbs.
Compression of nerve roots occur when a disc prolapses laterally. The main symptoms of cervical spondylosis are pain in the neck radiating to shoulder, upper arms, hands and back of the head. Any movement may cause aggravation of pain, so patient try to hold the neck rigidly. There may be muscle wasting, numbness and loss of sensation in arms, hands and fingers. Greevabasti is a variety of external snehana. It is a procedure of applying heat to cervical region by retaining warm medicated oil within a specially formed frame on this area. It is a localized form of basti, which is indicated in painful conditions of cervical region like cervical spondylosis, Spondylolysthesis, Cervical IVDP etc. Commonly used medicated oils are Mahanarayana taila, Mahamasha taila, Karpasastyadi taila etc. Greevabasti is found to be an effective treatment in many cases of cervical spondylosis.

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2015

Journal Article

R. Divya, Mishra Abhaya Kumar, and Dr. Arun Mohanan, “Effect of modified Patrapinda sweda with egg yolk for instant pain relief in Katigraha”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 402 - 404, 2015.[Abstract]


Low back ache affects approximately 60-85% of adults during some point of their life. Katigraha which is correlated with Lumbar Spondylosis (LS) is a degenerative condition affecting the discs, vertebral bodies and associated joints of lumbar spine. It is a neurological as well as musculoskeletal disorder. According to Ayurveda, katipradesha is described as an important seat of vata. In katigraha, vata gets vitiated at its own region producing pain and numbness. So vatahara treatments like Patrapinda sweda which is a snigdha sweda has been in practice. The modification of same Patrapinda sweda by adding egg yolk has found to be much effective in relieving the pain of katigraha. Traditionally the extraction of oil from egg yolk is a practice and is an effective pain reliever. There is extensive use of this oil with other medicated oils for external application in almost all nervous diseases. In katigraha as the pain and numbness are due to nerve root compression, use of kukkudantataila is very much effective. The same practice is modified in making special Patrapinda potali for swedana in katigraha.

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2015

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R. Priya, K., U. Pillai, and Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “Effect of Gandharvahastadi eranda taila in Katigraha”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 352 - 354, 2015.[Abstract]


Katigraha is one of the Vatavyadhies which affects the normal function of lower limbs hampering the daily activities of a person. It is a neurological as well as musculoskeletal disorder. Among Ayurveda classics, Sharangdhara Samhita has considered Katigraha as a Nanatmaja Vatavyadhi. The cardinal features of Katigraha is pain and stiffness in low back region (Katipradesha) and restricted movement of the spine. Root cause of Katigraha is aggravated Vata and it may manifest with or without the association of Ama. Eranda is a preferred drug to treat Vata because most of the properties of Eranda is opposite to that of
Vata. Eranda pacifies Vata by its hot, unctuous, heavy and laxative properties. Eranda with its laxative property also helps to cure constipation by dislodging the encrusted matter. Eranda is the chief ingredient of Gandharvahastadi eranda tailam. The preparation contains 7 more ingredients with which it become more potent for pacifying Vata dosha. The medicine is administered internally in the dosage of 5mL with warm water or appropriate kwath before food. It’s an effective medicine for Katigraha.

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2015

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Dr. Rajeshwari P. N. and Shringi, M. K., “A comparative clinical study on the efficacy of Agni Karma & Eranda Taila yoga in Gridhrasi”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 12-16, 2015.[Abstract]


The method of Agnikarma is prevalent in our country since many centuries. Acharya Sushruta has preached, practiced and documented the details of Agnikarma which is followed by many renowned authorities till date. Most diseases of present day are due to altered life style.Gridhrasi (Sciatica) is one such disease which is gaining prevalence in the present scenario.Sciatica has a life time incidence rate of 13 – 40% and rare in ages below 20, at its peak in the 5th decade and reducing thereafter. Various treatment modalities have been mentioned by Ācharyas for Gridhrasi. Among them Agnikarma has been mentioned as superior. Pain is the main symptom of Gridhrasi and Agnikarma helps in painful conditions. As a part of conservative management Eranda Taila Yoga available in Bharatha Bhaishajya rathnakara is taken for the trial in the form of internal medication (paana) and enema (basti).

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2015

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Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., “A case report of an integrated approach in Distal Radio-Ulnar joint stiffness”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 71-73, 2015.[Abstract]


Wrist joint stiffness is the common ailment which we come across in our practice after cast removal. The diagnosis of the condition and providing suitable rehabilitation techniques at the earliest restores the normal status of joint. In this regard, a case of a young patient with Distal Radio-Ulnar Joint stiffness presenting with restriction of pronation and supination after cast removal was treated with an integrated approach of Ayurveda and Physiotherapy successfully and it is hereby reported here.

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2015

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D. .Durgalakshmi.S, “A Conceptual Review on Sheetapitta, Udarda & Kota”, Punarnava International Peer reviewed Ayurveda Journal., vol. 3, no. 2, 2015.[Abstract]


Sheetapitta, Udarda and Kota are commonly encountered ailment manifesting in skin in clinical practice. Review of Ayurvedic literatures shows that a lot of scattered information regarding the disease Sheetapitta,Udarda and Kota is available and only few references are mentioned in Charakasamhita, Sushruta samhita and Vagbhata. Along with Brihatrayee detailed review of Laghutrayee, Yogaratnakara, Baishajyaratnavali, Haritasamhita, Vangasenaetc, Ayurvedic literatures shows that a lot of scattered information regarding the disease Sheetapitta,Udarda and Kota is available. The knowledge of Sheetapitta,Udarda and Kota extensively compiled and analyzed from Ayurveda classics helps in better and complete understanding of this disease, hence aids in treatment. In this article, an attempt is made to compile information and discuss nidana panchaka in a
systematic way.

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2015

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D. .Durgalakshmi.S, “An Overview on Nidana Panchaka of Atisara(Diarrhoea)”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, vol. 3, no. 8, 2015.[Abstract]


Atisara (diarrhea) is quite a common problem of the present era, due to irregular and unhealthy habits relating to ahara and vihara, which leads to sarira and manavaigunyata (physical as well as psychological involvement).Although Atisara (diarrhea) is rarely dangerous, it can be recurrent and cause agony in life. The incidence of Atisara (diarrhea) is increasing day by day due to the influence of western food habits, inappropriate diet regimen and mental stress. Nidanapanchaka with emphasis on Samprapti of Atisara (diarrhea) as described in Ayurvedic literature is discussed here. By understanding the Nidanapanchaka with in-depth understanding of samprapti helps in planning specific preventive measures and management.

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2015

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D. .Durgalakshmi.S, “Critical Analysis on Arishta Vijnana”, IJRAP, 2015.[Abstract]


The subjective parameters of disease diagnosis and assesment are best told in oir ancient text and seem eternal in anytime. Though they didn't hav much objective aids thn, they had very accurate sense to observe, to asses an to give proper progonosis. Amongst them AristaVigyana(FataScience) is very unique and sometimes beyond normal perception. The article throws light on various aspects of understanding Arista a probable critical analysis, the rationality and probable understanding in present era as per allied healthsciences. For understanding Arista(fatal signs) adn perceiving Arista in a patient the physician should havecompete theoritical knowledge, sharo, senses, quicker thinking and vast experience. It includes all varities of Pareeksha (Examination), Prathyaksha (senseual perception), Yukti (logic) Anumana(inference) and every Pramanas(Various methods to attain knowledge).

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2015

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P. K. Vineeth and Rajalakshmi, S., “Pharmaceutico – Analytical study of Malla Yoga W.S.R. to its Toxicity study in Rats”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 5, 2015.[Abstract]


Rasashastra is one of the subjects in Ayurveda which specially deals with minerals, herbal and herbo-mineral preparations along with their therapeutic uses and is known for its quick action and has been proved to be effective in treating various ailments. Malla Yoga is a preparation mentioned in Sidhabheshaja manimala Swasa adhikara 4/8, which contains Shodhita Shankha and Shoditha Malla as its main ingredients. This article points towards pharmaceutical study, physico-chemical study, analytical study and acute toxicity study of Malla yoga. The study was done for 14 days in Albino rats to find out the minimum therapeutic dose, maximum tolerated dose and median lethal dose
(LD50 value) and toxic effect in the organ system. Thus this paper highlights the importance of toxicity study of a drug before administration to prove its safety profile, acute toxicity and pharmaceutical study of Malla yoga and its efficacy to cure various disorders whose incidence has been increasing tremendously in the present world with begrimed surroundings.

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2015

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Dr. Preethi Mohan, “Review on anti ulcerogenic property of Kaidaryadi Kashayam- A traditional formulations ”, International journal of sciences and applied research, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Preparation Standardization And Clinical Evaluation of Ksharasutra”, Glitters of Ayurveda, Quarterly Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

Dr. Raiby P. Paul, Prasanth, D., and Rajashekar, K. N., “Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Janu Basti and Janu Pichu with Murivenna in Janu Sandhigata Vata Aamj”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 74-77, 2015.[Abstract]


Ayurveda literature considers Snehana & swedana are the prime modalities of chikista in vata vyadhi. Janu basti being an innovative procedure evolved from Shirobasti has been studied with various sneha yogas to conclude remarkable efficacy in the condition of Janu sandhigata vata relates with the disease Osteoarthritis. Even though Janu Pichu too advocates the same principle producing Sthanika Snehana & Swedana effect retaining the oil for stipulated time period, no study has been conducted yet to evaluate the efficacy of the same. So in the current study the main objective was to compare and evaluate the efficacy of Janu basti and Janu Pichu with Murivenna in Janu sandhigata vata. In the present study Janu basti showed significant result in relieving the symptoms of Janu sandhigata vata.

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2015

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B. N. Ashwini and K. Siva Balaji, “Ayurveda and ocular manifestations in aids w.s.r posterior outer retinal necrosis”, Journal of Biological & scientific Opinion (JBSO), vol. 3, 2015.[Abstract]


Ayurveda, said to be the ‘Scientific of life and longevity’, is the most holistic or comprehensive medical system from India. It has attributed preventive as well as curative aspects in various disorders. It not only aims in healing, but also comprises of basic measures to maintain a healthy living. It consists of eight branches, out of which shalakya Tantra is that branch, which deals with all the normal and abnormal conditions of the parts lying above clavicle i.e. Jathu Urdvagatha Bhagas, especially the sense organs. One sub division of this branch deals with the ‘eye’ starting from its development, affection and various therapeutic measures adopted for alleviating their pathological conditions. Posterior outer rental Necrosis (PORN) is a variant of necrotizing herpetic retinopathy seen in AIDS patients. The patients will loss his vision due to HIV Virus. So the article says about the how to analysis the symptoms of PORN under Ayurveda and its management due to which the vision will be protected.

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2015

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B. N. Ashwini and K. Siva Balaji, “Clinical evaluation of efficacy of Mahatriphaladya Ghrita in management of Dry Eye Syndrome (shushkakshipaka)”, IAMJ Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, 2015.[Abstract]


Background & Objectives: Shalakya Tantra is one of the branches of Astanga Ayurveda and Netra roga vigyana is its sub division. Shuhkakshipaka (Dry Eye Syndrome) is one of the Sarvagatha Netra rogas characterized by Gharsha (Irritation), Kunita (Photophobia), Avila Dashana (Blurred Vision), Toda (Pricking type of Pain), Daha (Burning Sensation) and Raktharji (Congestion). All these symptoms can be correlated to the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Objective of the management of dry eye syndrome (Shuhkakshipaka). Methods : 50 patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria Dry eye syndrome were randomly selected and subjected to the trail. Source of patients : patients were selected randomly from O.P.D. and I.P.D. of shalakya tantra, S.D.M. Ayurvedic college, Hassan. Clinical signs and symptoms were given with suitable scores according to their severity and assessment was based on relief after treatment . the results having P value less than>0.001 were considered as statistically significant in this study. Results:complete remission(100% relief) seen in 12% marked improvement in 32% Moderate improvemtn in 34 % , mild improvement was seen in 18 % patients. Interpretation & conclusion : Mahatiphaladya Ghrita showed significant result in relieving all the symptoms of Shuhkashipaka with maximum of 92 % and minimum of 36 %

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2015

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B. N. Ashwini and K., S., “Role of Trikatu Taila Nasya in the Management of Kaphaja shirashoola w.s.r. to Maxillary Sinusitis”, IAMJ journal, vol. 3, no. 1, 2015.[Abstract]


Shalkya tantra comprises the study of diseases affecting the organs situated above jatru (clavicle) and their treatment kaphaja sirasoola is one among the sirasoola mentioned in classics. Hence kaphaja sirasoola is taken as clinical study by administration of nasya under two groups and compare the effect. In the present clinical study patients were divided into 2 groups with 20 patients in each group. Group A patients were given Trikatu Taila nasya and Group B patients were given sarsapa taila nasya . the sarsapa taila nasya was given to compare the efficacy with that of trikatu taila.

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2015

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B. N. Ashwini, K., S., 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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2015

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C. James, ,, and , “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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2015

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S. Naveenaa, Sruthi, S., and B, S. Narayanan, “Microwave Characterization of Ecosand for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielded Construction”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 813-814, pp. 263-266, 2015.[Abstract]


Experimental study on microwave attenuation of ecosand is presented. Ecosand is a by-product of cement industry, and presents good alternative for natural river sand. Ecosand is a composite mixture, primarily containing silica and alumina. Microwave characterization provides good value enhancement for ecosand, encouraging its utilization in construction of EMI shielded buildings including safety vaults, server chambers and critical defense installations. Wave guide based studies on virgin ecosand and ecosand fly ash mixtures are conducted. Varying proportions of ecosand - flyash mixtures are considered. Reflected and transmitted power levels are measured. The preliminary results provide satisfactory EMI characteristics for a 60-40 ecosand-fly ash mixture. Further experiments on shielding effectiveness measurement of cement mortar composite, incorporating ecosand-fly ash mixture can provide effective conclusions on the microwave attenuation characteristics, and its subsequent utilization for EMI tolerant constructions.

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2015

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Anandaraman P. V., “A Conceptual Analysis On The Preparation And Administration Of Niruha Bast”, Ayurpharm Int J Ayur Alli Sci, vol. 4, 2015.[Abstract]


Basti chikitsa (medicated enema treatment) is considered to be the prime treatment modality among the Panchakarma (five-fold purificatory therapies) in Ayurveda. It is also considered as Ardhachikitsa (half of entire treatments). Niruhabasti (Medicated decoction enema) is one of the types of Bastikarma. In samhitas (Classical texts) there are different opinion about the method of preparation and administration. The present article is an attempt to analyse the principle behind, preparation and administration of Niruhabasti (Medicated decoction enema). More »»

2015

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Anandaraman P. V., “Understanding the Mode of Action of Bastikarma (Medicated Enema)”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal (AAMJ), vol. 1, no. 4, 2015.[Abstract]


Basti (medicated enema) is one among the most important Panchakarma therapies which is also considered as “Chikitsardha” (half of entire treatments). It is possessed with multidimensional action. It’s mode of action is more complex which makes it unique. Most of the people consider it as a simple enema procedure. The mode of action of Basti is very beautifully explained in our classics with various similies. The therapeutic effect of Basti can be only inferred with the efficacy of the procedure. The present article is an attempt to understand the possible mode of action of Basti in terms of Samhitas and modern science. Key words: Ayurveda, Basti, Panchakarma More »»

2015

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M. Rajagopala and Gopinathan, G., “Ayurvedic management of papilledema.”, Ayu, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 177-9, 2015.[Abstract]


<p>The term Shotha ordinarily means a swelling which may be because of inflammatory process in any part of the body or may be general, due to causes other than inflammatory. A diagnosed case of papilledema (Kapha-Pittaja Drishti Nadi Shotha) was treated on the lines of Shotha Chikitsa. The patient was given Dashamoola and Punarnavashtaka Kwatha internally and locally Nasya and Takradhara for 3 months. At the end of 3 months, papilledema completely regressed. Follow-up of the patient for more than 3 years, no recurrence has been reported.</p>

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2014

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Dr. Preethi Mohan, “A cross sectional study on presence of heavy metal content in Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa Linn.)”, International Journal of Research in Alternative Medicines, vol. 1, pp. 12–20, 2014.[Abstract]


Recently several allegations emerged that the Ayurvedic herbal products contain harmful levels of heavy metal contents that can cause deleterious effects in human beings. On the basis of this, researches were also done in India and abroad about the heavy metal contamination of raw drugs and plants showed heavy metals exceeding permissible limits. Heavy metals taken up in the study are non essential for plant physiology. Pollution can contaminate air, water and soil with heavy metals. Also the plants can absorb the heavy metals found in high amount to some extent. Punarnava is well known medicinal plant, used widely in Ayurvedic medicines. It is a common as well as non-cultivated plant growing widely in the agro-climatic conditions in Kerala. Here the study was designed as analytical cross sectional design and the objective was to analyse the presence of specified heavy metals i.e. lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium in various samples of punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa Linn.). Samples are collected in stratified random sampling method. Samples were collected in 3 groups A, B and C i.e. market samples, genuine samples and samples from polluted area. Again these groups are divided in to 3 i.e. highland, midland low lands according to the geographical peculiarities in the districts of Kerala. Collected samples were made in to coarse powder and finally analysed using atomic absorption spectro photometer (AAS). Results were analysed using the statistical tools. All the heavy metals analysed were within the permissible limits. Arsenic and mercury were below detectable range in 3 groups. Lead and cadmium in the third group i.e. Samples taken from polluted areas shows significant increase compared to the other 2 groups. Polluted samples for lead and cadmium taken from mid land show the high value.

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2014

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D. Prasanth, Masram, P., Dr. Raiby P. Paul, and Anup, T., “A Systemic Analysis on Psoriasis W.S.R to Ekakushta”, Pharma Science Monitor, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 333-347, 2014.[Abstract]


Psoriasis is one among the most common skin disorders encountered in clinical practice. It is a chronic disease that has substantial psychological and social impact on a patient’s life. Even though various treatment modalities are available in contemporary system of medicine including topical therapy, corticosteroids, cytotoxic drugs, photo chemotherapy. Most of these treatment modalities have serious limitations as they are only palliative. It is also important to note that they have considerable side effects when used for a longer period. Due to its invariable similarities in signs and symptoms, it is equated to Eka Kushtha in Ayurveda.. Here in, an effort is put forward to compile and analyze the various studies conducted at Gujarat Ayurved University in the management of Psoriasis. A total of 27 studies on Psoriasis were analyzed from Post Graduate and Post Doctoral level research works, which revalidated the impact of various Ayurvedic treatment modalities (viz. Shodhana and Shamana) in Psoriasis. It was analyzed that as a part of Shodhana, Virechana procedure was carried out extensively in studies, where as Shamana therapy maximum drugs presented with Vatakaphashamaka, Raktaprasadana, Vishaghna, Kushthaghna, Kandughna properties, which were opposite to the etiopathogenesis of Ekaskushta or Psoriasis. All the therapies carried out were found to be significantly effective and clinically safe without any adverse drug reactions.

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2014

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P. Dharmarajan, Dr. Raiby P. Paul, Thakar, A. B., Jani, S., and , “An analytical study on panchavalkala choorna-a poly herbal compound in the management of psoriasis”, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research, vol. 2, pp. 9-14, 2014.[Abstract]


Panchavalkala Choorna is a poly herbal compound made from the barks of five major drugs from the Ficus family. It is widely quoted as an effective remedy in various skin disorders explained under the wide spectrum of Kushta (skin disorders), mentioned in Ayurvedic classics. However, till date no published data is available on the analytical profile of this compound formulation. The present study was aimed to standardize and develop the pharmacognostical and phytochemical profile of Panchavalkala Choorna. The compund was prepared as per classical methods and analytical findings were systematically recorded. The samples were subjected to organoleptic analysis, physicochemical analysis and High performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) examination by optimizing the solvent systems. Pharmacognostical profile of Panchavalkala Choorna was established. Loss on drying, Specific gravity, Viscosity and Refractive index, Iodine value, Acid value and Saponification value of Panchavalkala Choorna were found within prescribed limits. HPTLC fingerprinting profile of ST revealed 6 spots at 254 nm and 4 spots at 366 nm. Two spots were merging in both the long and short UV, showing common characters in both the wavelengths

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2014

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Dr. Raiby P. Paul, Prasanth, D., Chugh, D., Thakar, A. B., and , “Pharmacognostical and Physico-Chemical Evaluation of Siddhartaka Choorna - A Poly Herbal Compound in the Management of Psoriasis”, International Journal Of Universal Pharmacy and Bio Sciences , vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 67-75, 2014.[Abstract]


Quality control and the standardization of herbal medicines involve several steps like standard source and quality of raw materials, good manufacturing practices and adequate analytical screening. These practices play a vital role in guaranteeing the quality and stability of herbal preparations. Siddhartaka yoga is a rarely used and prescribed Ayurvedic polyherbal formulation mentioned to be beneficial in all types of kushtha (skin disorders). Siddhartaka yoga consists of Trivrit (Operculina turpenthum), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Aragwadha (Cassia fistula) and ten other drugs. It was used as a trial drug for the clinical study in the management of dreadful autoimmune disease, Psoriasis. However, till date no published data is available on its analytical profile. Aim: To develop the pharmacognostical and phytochemical profile of Siddhartaka choorna.
Material and Methods: Siddhartaka choorna was prepared as per classical methods and analytical findings were systematically recorded. The samples were subjected to organoleptic analysis, physicochemical analysis and High performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) examination by optimizing the solvent systems. Results and Conclusions: Pharmacognostical profile of Siddhartaka choorna was established. Loss on drying, Specific gravity, Viscosity and Refractive index, Iodine value, Acid value and Saponification value of all prepared batches of Siddhartaka choorna were found within prescribed limits. HPTLC fingerprinting profile of Siddhartaka choorna revealed 4 spots at 254 nm and 6 spots at 366 nm. Two spots were merging in both the long and short UV, showing common characters in both the wavelengths.

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2014

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B. N. Ashwini and K. Siva Balaji, “Ayurvedic Approach on Sushakasipaka”, International Journal on Researches in Alternative Medicines, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

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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2014

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Dr. Delvin T. Robin, “The effect of a herbal drink with dietary modification in dyslipidaemia”, International Journal of Research in Alternative Medicines, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-30, 2014.[Abstract]


Dyslipidaemia has been gaining more and more attention in this era is due to its significant linkage with Cardiovascular diseases. Although dietary management is a key element to the reduction of elevated serum cholesterol, the usual tactic of restricting saturated fat and cholesterol intake is usually only moderate
effective. So to get a better result the drug therapy should be combined with dietary modification. The trial drug Kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) & Methika (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds, dried leaves of Perukah (Psidium guajava) is an Ayurvedic combination that has been commonly prescribed by a group of Ayurvedic
physicians and found to be effective. The present study is an attempt to evaluate the efficacy of an herbal drink with dietary modification in the management of dyslipidaemia. Study was undertaken in two levels, literary work and clinical study. Literary work consists of a concise review of literature from modern medicine
and Ayurvedic classics, about the disease, its management, and the drugs. Clinical study was a before and after quasy interventional experimental study. In which a sample of 30 patients were randomly selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Lab investigations were done and dietary modifications were
advised for one month. The lab investigations were repeated after the said period and the trial drug was administered for the next 30 days along with dietary modification. After that investigations were again repeated. The results obtained were analyzed statistically to assess the efficacy of the trial drug along with
dietary modification. The result of the study showed that the herbal drink with dietary modification is effective in reducing total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, Triglyceride, and VLDL cholesterol.

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2014

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Dr. Leena P. Nair and Suresh, S., “Anutva and Ekatva of Manas”, Concept of mind in Nyayavaisheshika and Ayurveda, Proceedings of National Seminar , 2014.

2013

Journal Article

B. Mrinal, Bandana, S., Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., Kumar, M. Sisir, and Sharma, S. K., “An aetiopathological study of Yuvan pidaka w.s.r. to Rakta and Shukra dusti and therapeutic trial of respective Shodhak drugs”, IAMJ, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 1-6, 2013.[Abstract]


Acharya Sushruta was the first and foremost to mention a whole group of skin diseases which have an adverse effect on the appearance and personality of an individual and having surgical or para surgical measures as its cure. He named these ailments as “kshudra roga”. Yuvan pidaka is one of them. Modern science believes that it is due to infection of certain organ, but the disease is no more a simple reaction to bacterial infection. It is complex nature of underlying stress, influencing of endocrine glands of the body, particularly the ovary and testis, race, age, nutritional status, temperature, excessive use of cosmetics also influence the aetiology to a greater extent. Present study for this subject has been carried out on 60 patients in two groups. Result in group B was satisfactory than group A. During the trial period no side effect was seen in any patient.

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2013

Journal Article

Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., Verma, A., B., P. B., and P., V. J., “Probiotics in Ayurveda”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal , vol. 1, no. 2, 2013.[Abstract]


In the present era one of the most important words attached with the products sold in the markets is Probiotics. Probiotics are those bacteria which are good for our body and health. There are several kinds of bacteria found in our intestines playing an important role in maintaining the health of body and intestines. These bacteria prevent the growth of harmful type of bacteria and several types of chemicals which are essential for body to maintain healthy state. In Ayurveda Takra is considered as the source of Probiotic. The present paper highlights each of these points as per Ayurvedic with suitable correlation and concludes as per Ayurvedic concepts.

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2013

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Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., Sarma, B., Baishya, M., and Verma, J. P., “Efficacy of Varunadi Kwath in the management of Kaphaja Ashmari(Vesical Phosphate Calculus) -A Clinical study”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal , vol. 1, no. 2, 2013.[Abstract]


One of the most common causes for calculi formation is urine infection which leads to calculi formation. When we see the symptoms and consistency of Kaphaja Ashmari mentioned in Ayurvedic texts it may be correlated with the phosphate calculus in modern medical science. In Ayurveda, kapha dosha in increased quantity has been accepted as the main reason for the formation of Mutrashmari. In the present clinical study, 30 patients of Kaphaja Mutrashmari, were treated with Varunadi Kwatha for 90 days and the effect of the drug on the signs and symptoms were evaluated. The trial compound has shown encouraging symptomatic relief in most of the clinical features with expulsion of calculi. During the trial periods the treated group had shown no side effects of the drug compound

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2013

Journal Article

Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., “Standardization and clinical evaluation of efficacy of Guggulu chitraka Kshara sutra in the management of Fistula in ano”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 4, 2013.[Abstract]


Bhagandar (fistula-in-ano) is explained as one among the eight major diseases in Ayurvedic texts. This disease is recurrent in nature which makes it more difficult for
treatment. So it produces inconvenience in routine life. Kshar Sutra has been proved as a big revolution in the treatment of fistula-in-ano. It is the need to do further researches to get more efficient Kshar Sutra. In the present research work Guggulu Chitraka Kshar Sutra has been taken for the study to standardise and evaluate its efficacy clinically. Fifteen patients of fistula-in-ano were selected from OPD/IPD of Shalya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. The study revealed that the effect of Guggulu Chitraka Kshar Sutra was efficient in reducing itching, pus discharge, tenderness and burning sensation and the rate of Unit Cutting Time was satisfactory. Accordingly the study was performed and the result has been statistically interpreted.

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2013

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Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., Veena, K., and Venkatesh, B. A., “Efficacy of Kadalikanda swarasa in the management of Mutrashmari (Urolithiasis)- A clinical study”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal , vol. 1, no. 5, 2013.[Abstract]


Ashmari (Urolithiasis) is one of the major causes of abdominal pain. It is one of the major problems in surgical practice and the problem of recurrence is always troublesome to the surgeons. The therapies which are available in different systems of medicine cannot avoid the pathogenesis of calculus. So, recurrence of calculus even after removal is becoming a great problem and constant efforts are being made to evolve an effective treatment as well as prevention of recurrence of the disease. The objective of present study was evaluatation of the efficacy of Kadalikanda swarasa in the management of Mutrashmari. Kadali kanda swarasa is described in Charaka samhitha in mootrakrichradhikara which is indicated in Kaphaja Moothrakrichra with kulatha yusha anupana.

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2013

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S. G. Sharath and Mishra, B. N., “Pramana of Jangha and Its Relation with the Height of Healthy Individual”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal (IAMJ), vol. 1, no. 5, 2013.[Abstract]


Pramana (Anthropometry) defines the concept of measurement of various biological entities. It bears an ample importance in medical applied science. Jangha (tibial length) is
described vividly in various classics as the region between Gulpha (ankle joint) and Janu Sandhi (Knee joint). The average measurement is noted as eighteen anguli (finger breadth) in length and circumference is of sixteen anguli (finger breadth). Based on this regional description, it clearly demarcates the presence and importance of two long bones as tibia and fibula, which are responsible for individualizing the height of a person. Both the lengths of the bones are reciprocally related to the height of the person. In modern literature Pramana Shareera is described under the headings anthropology, anthropometry, and stature which are useful in assessing height, age, race, and nationality. In fact, Pramana Shareera in view of Ayurveda deals with Ayu (longevity), Bala (strength), Ojas (immunity), Shareera (body). In classics, the relationship between length of Jangha (tibial length) and height of the person is not vividly described, though this bears an ample of importance in various pathologies. Hence an effort is initiated to identify the Pramana of Jangha (tibial length) & its relation with the height of the healthy individual.

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2013

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Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, Otta, S. P., and Tyagi, M., “A Pilot Study of Agni karma on Frozen Shoulder (Avabahuka)”, International Journal of Applied Ayurveda Research – IJAAR, 2013.[Abstract]


Frozen shoulder, also known as Periarthritis or Adhesive capsulitis causes a significant loss of motion this typically occurs in cycle of 3 stages, painful phase, stiff phase and thawing phase. In textual references of Ayurveda Frozen Shoulder is closely related to Avabahuka. In this condition, Vata is localized in the shoulder region, getting aggravated, dries up the bindings (liga- ments) of the shoulders, constricts the siras present there and causes Avabahuka. Modern medi- cial science plays very less role in the management of Frozen Shoulder. In Ayurveda various para-surgical procedures were mentioned for diseases of Vata and Kapha, in which Agni karma is one amongst them, that has been recommended in various musculoskeletal disorders. Hence a study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Agnikarma in Avabahuka. In this study mixture of Ghrita, Madhu and Guda were used for Agnikarma. It Ushan, Sukshma, Ashukari guna probably pacifies vitiated vata kapha dosha. In this clinical research 30 patients were ran- domly selected and divided into two groups i.e. trial and control group, treated with Agnikarma and Wax bath therapy respectively. Comparativel y more relief found in trial group.

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2013

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S. Surendran Nambiar, Unnikrishnan, P. Vishnu, and Shivaprasad, C., “Vyana Vata–The Mahajava”, International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, vol. 4, 2013.[Abstract]


Vyana Vata is described as Mahajava which is highly powerful. Therefore it keeps the Rasa Dhatu in circulation continuously and always throughout the life. Vyana Vata with its swift action performs all the functions in the body. All the three Doshas residing in Hrdaya contribute directly or indirectly to the functioning of the body; but vyana vata has a unique role in carrying out the functions throughout the body while residing in hrdaya. Any obstruction to vyana vata leads to a disease that affects the whole body. Vitiation of vyana vata hampers its functions as well as nutrition and movements of the body. Therefore treatment should aim at understanding vyana vata and to correct the root cause. The paper describes the physiological, pathological and treatment aspects of vyana vata in accordance with the contemporary view. The physiological aspect includes the location, functions and dependency of other sub types of Vata to Vyana Vata which is discussed along with its contemporary understanding. The pathological aspect deals with causes for vitiation and symptoms seen and the general line of treatment modality applied.

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2013

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy and S.P., O., “Effect of An Indigenous Compound in Lactation Deficiency”, e journal of Indian Medicine, vol. XXVI, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Preparation, Standardization & Application of Kshara Sutra in Anorectal Disorders, Renaissance”, Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group, vol. XI, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

K. Siva Balaji, Amaranth, H. K., and Ashwini, M. J., “Ayurvedic Approach on Computer Vision Syndrome ”, IAMJ Journal , 2013.[Abstract]


Computer vision Syndrome (CVS) is one among the lifestyle disorder in the present era. About 88% of people who use computers everyday suffer from this problem. CVS is a complex of ocular and visual problem due to near work which is experienced of ocular and visual problem due to near work which is experienced during the use of computer and television. Therefore, an Ayurvedic approach in understanding the samprapti and management thereafter is hypothesized for CVS.

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2013

Journal Article

B. Priyalatha, “Nomenclature and synonym based identification of classical drugs used in Ayurveda ”, Apta, pp. 5-8, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

S. Surendran Nambiar, Lakshmiprasad, J., and Shivaprasad, C., “The psychological and physical dimensions to Smriti”, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 3, 2013.[Abstract]


The concept of Smriti has been vividly explained in the classical text but not much work has been done to understand it. The paper will discuss the characteristics of memory and relate it with concept of Smriti as explained in the classical texts. The power of the mind to retain and reproduce what is learnt is called memory. Memory revolves around the concept of mind and other perspectives which is the karya (cause) to bring about the karana(karana) that is attainment of a good memory. Body and mind constantly interact with eachother. Thus an approach to understand smriti has to be done in two angles – the psychological and physical aspects. The psychological aspects like Atma, mana, buddhi and moksha. The physical aspects like the concepts on dosha, sara, prakruti, onset of diseases and in the treatment point of view. The paper attempts to explain the psychological and physical aspects of Smriti.

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2013

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Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (7)”, Indian Journal for History of Science, Indian National Science Academy, vol. 6, 2013.[Abstract]


This article presents an English translation of an interview with a practitioner of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), A. S. M*** N*** (1930 ~ ), in Kerala, India. The interviewee’s specialized field is traditional poison-healing (Viṣavaidya). The contents of the interview are: 1. History of the Family (1.1 Family Members, 1.2 Teachers, 1.3 Joint Family, 1.4 Elephant, 1.5 Father, 1.6 Tradition of the Veda), 2. Traditional Poison-healing (Viṣavaidya) (2.1 Textual Tradition, 2.2 Kōkkara Nampūtiriʼs Reformation, 2.3 Speciality of Treatments and Medicines in Kerala, 2.4 Treatment Methods, 2.5 Modern Medicine and Āyurveda, 2.6 Signs of Death, 2.7 Prevision, 2.8 Treatment fee, 2.9 Hydrophobia, 2.10 Mantra, 2.11 Features of Messengers (dūtalakṣaṇa), 2.12 Amtakalā and Viṣakalā), 3. Treatments for Elephants, and Bibliography.

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2013

Journal Article

D. James Chacko, “Importance of diet modification in autism”, Ayurpharm, IJAAS, vol. 1, pp. 159-162., 2013.

2012

Journal Article

S. Arawatti, Pragya, S., Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., Murthy, S., and Kushwaha, H. K., “Standardization and clinical evaluation of Nimba Ksharasutra in the management of Bhagandara (Fistula in ano)”, International Journal of Research in Ayurveda & Pharmacy, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 223-226, 2012.[Abstract]


Fistula-in-ano is one of the most common and notorious disease among all anorectal disorder. It is recurrent in nature which makes it more and more difficult for treatment. It produces inconveniences in routine life. It causes discomfort and pain that creates problem in day to day activities. Ksharsutra has been proved as a big revolution in the treatment of fistula in ano. It is the need of time to do further researches on ksharsutra to get more efficient ksharsutra. In the present research work prepared Nimba ksharsutra was standardized as mentioned by Proff. S. S. Handa. 40 diagnosed cases of fistula in ano were selected from the OPD/IPD of anorectal unit of shalyatantra department of National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur. Total patients were divided into two groups. The patients of Group A were treated with standard ksharsutra and the patients of Group B were treated with Nimba ksharsutra. Nimba ksharsutra showed better results in unit cutting time, pus discharge, burning sensation and itching.

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2012

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Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., K., B., Shringi, M. K., N., M. B., and Arawatti, S., “Comparative Clinical study of Jathyadi varti and Aragwadadi varti in the management of Nadi Vrana (Pilonidal sinus)”, International Research Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 135-138, 2012.[Abstract]


Nadi vrana (pilodnial sinus), a type of Dushta vrana, commonly seen in Sacro-coccygeal region, is a condition where in a blind tract os formed, with its opening in the skin or near the cleft at the top of buttocks and containing hair. Ayurveda advises the use of Varti(medicated wick) in the management of nadi vrana which is very safe,economical and effective, Hence, a comparitive clinical study was done using Jatyadi varti and Aragwadadi varti with 15 patients in each group and it was found that Jatyadi varti showed highly significant results.

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2012

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S. G. Sharath, “Variation In Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (Sublimis) - A Case Study”, Jnaana Srotas, vol. 7/8, no. 1-2/3-4, 2012.

2012

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Management of Dushta Vrana by Ancient Surgical Approach w.s.r. to Pseudo Epithelial Hyperplasia, Renaissance”, Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group, vol. X, 2012.

2012

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Para - Surgical Approach to Colloid Nodular Goiter W.S.R. to Galaganda, Renaissance”, Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group, vol. X, 2012.

2011

Journal Article

Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., A., S. S., K., H. R., A., V. B., and K., S. M., “Rujakara Marma – A conceptual review”, International Research Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 2, no. 12, pp. 47-48, 2011.[Abstract]


Marmas are part of a greate sacred physiology which maps the special sacred points just as the earth has its sacred sites and energy currents according to sacred geography. It is must to learn the sacred geography of your own body inorder to attune ourselves both to Earth and to the great cosmos. Rujakara Marmas are the vital points in the human body which are 8 in number as Manibandha, Gulpha, Kurchashira in the upper limb and Kurchashira in the lowe limb, each being two in number and cause sever ain when injured, hence the name "RUJAKARA", The present paper highlights each of these points anatomically as per Ayurvedic literature and their modern correlation and try to conclude as what they can be compared structurally in the modern terms. More »»

2011

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Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Bala Taila Pariseka – A Traditional Approach in Wound Healing”, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, vol. 10, 2011.[Abstract]


A clinical study of BalaTaila (sesame oil processed with Sida cordifolia and some other indigenous compound ) Pariseka (instillation) in wound healing was conducted on 30 patients and were divided into two groups of 15 each. Group I (trial group) treated by Bala Taila local application once daily & Group II (control group) treated by the cleaning with normal saline. Sterile dry gauze was used for dressing with an aim to assess the effectiveness of Bala Taila Parisheka in wound healing. Results exhibited that there is, reduction of pain (85%), swelling (80%), changes to normal colour (84.44%), reduction in discharge (82.92%), appearance of granulation (86.66%) and size of wound reduced to (79.41%). The result of Bala Taila was found statistically significant in the process of wound healing. More »»

2011

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Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, S.P., O., and K., P., “Efficacy of Agnikarma in the Management of Chronic Anal Fissure”, e Journal of Indian medicine, vol. XXIV, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Management of Pelvic Ring Fracture by Ayurvedic Medicament with special reference to Pubic Ramus Fractures (Butterfly Fracture)”, Renaissance Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group, vol. XII, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

D. E. Furst, Venkatraman, M. M., McGann, M., Ram Manohar P., Booth-LaForce, C., Sarin, R., Sekar, P. G., Raveendran, K. G., Mahapatra, A., and Gopinath, J., “Double-blind, randomized, controlled, pilot study comparing classic ayurvedic medicine, methotrexate, and their combination in rheumatoid arthritis”, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Impact Factor 1.245), vol. 17, pp. 185–192, 2011.[Abstract]


Objective: To compare classic Ayurveda, methotrexate (MTX), and their combination in a double-blind, randomized, double-dummy, pilot trial in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for 36 weeks. Methods: Forty-three seropositive RA patients by American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria with disease duration of less than 7 years were assigned to the following treatment groups: MTX plus Ayurvedic placebo (n = 14), Ayurveda plus MTXplacebo (n = 12), or Ayurveda plus MTX (n = 17). Outcomes included the Disease Activity Score (DAS28- CRP), ACR20/50/70, and Health Assessment Questionnaire Y Disability Index. All measures were obtained every 12 weeks for 36 weeks. Analyses included descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, χ 2, or Student t test. The unique features of this study included the development of placebos for each Ayurvedic pharmacological dosage form and individualization of Ayurvedic therapy. Results: All groups were comparable at baseline in demographics and disease characteristics. There were no statistically significant differences among the 3 groups on the efficacy measures. ACR20 results were MTX 86%, Ayurveda 100%, and combination 82%, and DAS28-CRP response were MTX j2.4, Ayurveda j1.7, and combination j2.4. Differences in adverse events among groups were also not statistically significant, although the MTX groups experienced more adverse event (MTX 174, Ayurveda 112, combination 176). No deaths occurred. Conclusions: In this first-ever, double-blind, randomized, placebocontrolled pilot study comparing Ayurveda, MTX, and their combination, all 3 treatments were approximately equivalent in efficacy, within the limits of a pilot study. Adverse events were numerically fewer in the Ayurveda-only group. This study demonstrates that double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized studies are possible when testing individualized classic Ayurvedic versus allopathic treatment in ways acceptable to western standards and to Ayurvedic physicians. It also justifies the need for larger studies.

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2011

Journal Article

D. E. Furst, Venkatraman, M. M., Swamy, B. G. Krishna, McGann, M., Booth-LaForce, C., Ram Manohar P., Sarin, R., Mahapatra, A., and Kumar, P. R. Krishna, “Well controlled, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of classical Ayurvedic treatment are possible in rheumatoid arthritis”, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Impact Factor 10.337), vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 392–393, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (5)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 4, pp. 11–33, 2011.[Abstract]


This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), Nī*** Nampūtiri (1945~2006) in Kerala, India. The interviewee’s specialized field is traditional psychiatry (bhūtavidyā) in Āyurveda. The contents of the interview are: 1. Background and History of the Family; 2. The Four limbs of Treatment and the Society; 3. Textual Tradition; 4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Diseases; 5. ‘Wandering Lunatics’; 6. The body and the Mind; 7. Understanding of the Mind.

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2010

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Histopathological Changes During Jalauka Avacharana – A Curative Approach, Renaissance”, Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group, vol. VIII, 2010.

2010

Journal Article

Ram Manohar P., “Evidence and clinical research for Ayurveda from India”, European Journal of Integrative Medicine (Impact Factor 0.777), vol. 2, pp. 170-171, 2010.

2010

Journal Article

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (4)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 3, pp. 23–52, 2010.[Abstract]


This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda), Astavaidya, V. C. Na*** Namputiri (1929~) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. Background and education, 2. History of the family and Astavaidyas, 3. The legacy of Vahata (Vagbhata), 4. Medical texts and manuscripts, 5. Special treatments, Rasayana, 6. Sanskrit and Malayalam literature.

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2009

Journal Article

J. Shankar Mund and Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Role of nasya on tension headache”, Scientific Journal of Panchakarma, 2009.

2009

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Clinical Study on the Management of Fracture with Abha-Guggulu”, Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, vol. XXX , 2009.

2009

Journal Article

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (3)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 25-51, 2009.[Abstract]


This article presents an English translation of an interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), paediatrician, G*** Vaidyar (1935~) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are: 1. Tradition of the family and the manufacturing of medicines; 2. Medical texts and manuscripts; 3. Methods of learning Āyurveda; 4. Modern Āyurveda; 5. Diseases in Kerala; 6. The future of Āyurveda.

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2009

Journal Article

Ram Manohar P., Reshmi, P., and S., R., “Mustard and its uses in Ayurveda”, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, NISCAIR, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 400-404, 2009.[Abstract]


Mustard is a condiment that has been used for culinary, religious and cultural purposes by humanity since time immemorial. Mustard has figured prominently in the Indian tradition and its medicinal properties have been systematically evaluated and documented in the classical Ayurvedic texts. The paper attempts to carefully review the ancient and contemporary uses of mustard as food and medicine with reference to the Ayurvedic tradition. It will give an outline of the varieties of mustard described in the ancient Ayurvedic writings, comparing Ayurvedic and modern medical information regarding their properties and applications for health as well as other ways in which mustard has been used for betterment of human life.

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2008

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Role of Karpura Ghrita in the Management of Wound”, Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, vol. XXIX, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (2)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 1, pp. 141–163 , 2008.[Abstract]


This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), Aṣṭavaidya , Nā*** Mūssŭ (1936~2007) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. Background and History of the Family, 2. Education and Textual Traditions, 3. Royal Physician, 4. Aṣṭavaidya and 5. Basic Education.

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2008

Journal Article

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (1)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, 2008.[Abstract]


This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional poison- therapy (visavaidya), V*** S*** Namputiri (1917~ ) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. Background and present circumstances, 2. Textual traditions, 3. Traditional medicines, 4. Treatments, 5. Mantra and reading omens and 6. The canon of visavaidya. More »»

2006

Journal Article

Ram Manohar P., “The potential of coconut in manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines”, Indian Coconut Journal, Coconut Development Board, 2006.

2005

Journal Article

J. Shankar Mund, “Effect of Nasya in Urdwa jatrugatah rogas”, Scientific journal of Panchakarma, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Role of Vishnukranta on Sandhigata vata”, Sachitra Ayurveda, National Journal of Ayurveda and Health, vol. 11, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Role of Nasya in Urdhwajatrugata Rogas”, Scientific journal of panchakarma, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Ram Manohar P., “Coconut in Ayurveda”, Indian Coconut Journal, Coconut Development Board, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Ram Manohar P., R., K. S. B., E., S., B., V., M., S., and Sehgal, A., “Management of Fistula in Ano in Ancient Greek and Ayurvedic medicine - a historical Analysis”, Indian Journal for History of Science, Indian National Science Academy, 2005.[Abstract]


There is a general belief that the Ayurvedic approach to management of fistula in ano, especially the method of caustic ligature, is similar to that of Greek medicine and has no relevance in the history of world medicine or the advancements made in modern surgery. This article attempts to bring to limelight the uniqueness of the method of caustic ligature expounded in the classical Ayurvedic texts and also emphasizes the fact that the surgical interventions described by Susruta are comparable with modern surgical methods now in use. In fact, there is evidence that the ancient method of caustic ligature is superior to modern seton thread as well as other surgical procedures. More »»

2003

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Management of Katigraha By Ghritatailadi Yoga”, Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, vol. XXIV, 2003.

2002

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Management of Female Infertility by Phalaghrita”, Ancient Science of Life, vol. XXII, 2002.

2001

Journal Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Management of Butterfly Fracture of Pubic Ramus”, Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, vol. XXII, 2001.

1997

Journal Article

Ram Manohar P., “Whither Ayurveda”, Arya Vaidyan, Arya Vaidya Sala, 1997.

Publication Type: Magazine Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Magazine Article

Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Aharam-AYURVEDATHIL”, Amritadarshanam-2017, 2017.

2013

Magazine Article

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, Sreedevi, S., and P., O. S., “Updating Dinacharya and Ritucharya in Current Lifestyle”, Ayurveda And All, 2013.[Abstract]


Ayurveda advocated swastha vritha, by laying down due emphasizes on certain rule - do’s and don’ts – dinacharya (daily routine including ratri charya) – right from, arising from bed in the morning up to falling asleep at night These must be properly co-ordinated with the changing seasons meant by ritu charya (seasonal regiment).

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2013

Magazine Article

K. V. Dhanya, “Narayaneeyam vaidyadrishtiyil”, Amritakshari, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

K. V. Dhanya, “Narayaneeyam vaidhyadrishtiyil”, Viswavedi, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

Anandaraman P. V., “Rasayana - Transmutation of Life - An Ayurveda Approach or Adding Life To Life”, Samvit- Campus Magazine, no. 4, p. 3, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

D. S. S. G, “Sadyapranahara Marma and its Anatomical Relevance”, Magazine IAMJ, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

D. J. Chacko, “preconception - an integrated approach with Ayurveda”, Ayurpharm, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 315 – 321, 2013.

2012

Magazine Article

K. V. Dhanya, “Amithavannam Ayurvedathil”, Viswavedi Magazine, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

K. V. Dhanya, “Prasavasrushusha Ayurvedathil”, Viswavedi Magazine, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

K. V. Dhanya, “An approach to Hyper tension”, Amritakshari, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

K. V. Dhanya, “Upavasathinte vazhikal ”, Viswavedi Magazine, 2012.

2011

Magazine Article

K. V. Dhanya, “Tulasi mahathmyam”, Viswavedi Magazine, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Anandaraman P. V., “Kashayavum Preservativukalum”, ayurarogyam- arogya Masika., 2011.

2010

Magazine Article

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Role of Rasnadi Taila Nasya on Manasa bhava causing Tention headache”, 2010.

2009

Magazine Article

Anandaraman P. V., “End to an ordeal”, Ayurveda and Health Tourism (English and German), 2009.

2009

Magazine Article

Anandaraman P. V., “Eat Right”, Ayurveda and Health Tourism (English and German), 2009.

2009

Magazine Article

Anandaraman P. V., “Watch your Food”, Ayurveda and Health Tourism (English and German), 2009.

2009

Magazine Article

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Concept of Kamala (Jaundice-A Case Study)”, 2009.

2008

Magazine Article

J. Shankar Mund, “PancaVayava vakya to Siddhanta- A Journey by an Ayurveda Scholar”, SSCASR Annual magazine, 2008.

2007

Magazine Article

J. Shankar Mund, “Sristi Utpatti & Tridosha”, SSCASR Annual magazine, 2007.

2007

Magazine Article

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “A Comparative Study of Nasya with Rasnadi taila & Samana with Danti pravala yoga”, Management of Vatikashirasula, 2007.

Publication Type: Journal

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Journal

Mishra Abhaya Kumar and Ramesh, N. V., “Multidimensional action of Trikatu”. 2016.

2016

Journal

Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “Preservatives and their use in Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics ”. 2016.

2016

Journal

Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “An overview in modification of Ayurvedic dosage form”. 2016.

2016

Journal

Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “Neutraceuticals – an ayurvedic perspective ”. 2016.

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Conference Proceedings

D. Devipriya Soman, “An observational study on the practice of rasayana in Neurodegenerative condition”, PRAJNANAM 2015. National Seminar on Neuro-Degenerative Disorders, held at Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kollam, 2015.

2014

Conference Proceedings

H. Irshad, “Satvavajaya Chikitsa-Its role in Ayurveda”, Proceedings of National seminar on Concept of Mind in Nyaya-Vaisheshika and Ayurveda . Department of Nyaya, Government Sanskrit College, Thiruvananthapuram , pp. 118-122, 2014.

2014

Conference Proceedings

D. Devipriya Soman, “Affordable Ayurveda – A practical approach”, SAHACHARA 2014 . Kerala Government Ayurveda Graduate Medical Officers Federation, Thiruvananthapuram., 2014.

2014

Conference Proceedings

D. Devipriya Soman, “Na swedayetatisthoola- A Conceptual analysis”, ANVIKSHIKI 2014, National Seminar on Obesity . Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram, 2014.

2013

Conference Proceedings

Ram Manohar P., “Defining Ayurveda as a whole medical system: Examples of clinical encounters in real life situations”, Forschende Komplementarmedizin (Impact Factor 1.28), vol. 20(S3). p. 4, 2013.[Abstract]


Clinical research on Ayurveda has more than often eval- uated single herbs, formulations or component therapies to comply with reductionistic research designs. On the other hand, complex forms of in- dividualised and multimodal Ayurvedic treatments combining pharmaco- logical and non-pharmacological interventions are administered in real life situations, especially in India, where Ayurveda has a long history and tradition of clinical practice. There is a need to look at the gap between clinical research and clinical practice in the field of Ayurveda to design and develop research methodologies that are rigorous but flexible enough to accommodate the complexity of Ayurveda.
Methods: Observational studies and clinical trials conducted at AVC, a 100 bed Ayurvedic hospital in India on more than 1000 patients (AMRA Trial on Rheumatoid Arthritis, RUDRA Observational Studies on Osteo- arthritis, Diabetes, Bronchial Asthma, Cervical Spondylosis and Lumbar Spondylosis), have generated data on outcomes of complex Ayurvedic clinical interventions. These diseases have also been studied with con- ventional research designs and data is accessible from published research providing the opportunity to characterise the complexity of Ayurvedic treatments administered in clinical practice vis a vis those administered in clinical research by comparing research designs, outcome measures and treatment outcomes. Results: The complexity of Ayurvedic clinical interventions in actual clinical practice could be delineated highlighting the approaches to in- dividualisation of treatments as well as the iterative and recursive nature of its therapies. Ayurvedic nosology differs from modern classification of diseases implicating the need for specific strategies in setting inclusion/ exclusion criteria and defining treatment outcome measures. A compar- ative study of Ayurvedic interventions in rheumatoid arthritis revealed variations in treatment outcomes based on differences in research design, diagnostic protocols and outcome measures. The implications were found to be same for other diseases.
Conclusion: Conventional research demands modification of Ayurvedic treatment protocols to fit into the study designs. As a result, Ayurveda is evaluated in research settings using treatment protocols that differs from actual practices, pointing out the relevance of modifying research designs to accommodate the whole medical system (WMS) features of Ayurveda with examples that identify the gaps between research and practice in Ayurveda.

Defining Ayurveda as a whole medical system: Examples of clinical encounters in real life situations (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257581457_Defining_Ayurveda_as_... [accessed Mar 24, 2016].

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2011

Conference Proceedings

Dr. Leena P. Nair, “Comprehensive Study on Madhyashareera W.S.R to Body Mass Index ( BMI)”, D- Space of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. 2011.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2013

Conference Paper

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Standardization & clinical Evaluation of Ksharasutra”, in National Seminar on Medicinal Plant, Pharmacognosy unit, Govt. Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, At - Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, 2013.

2013

Conference Paper

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Avavahuka – A Clinical Perspective”, in APTA, Ayurveda Bhawan, P.B. no 93, Angamaly – 683572., XVIII /2A, 2013.

2013

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Panchakarma in Shalakya Tantra”, in CME program on Netra chikitsa , Sreedhareeyam Ayurveda Research and development institute, Koothattukulam, 2013.

2012

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Pada Nimajjana – Innovative technique in the treatment of Vipadika”, in National Seminar on Skin Diseases, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “National Research institute for Panchakarma, Cheruthuruthy”, in National Research institute for Panchakarma, Cheruthuruthy, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Introduction to Panchakarma and Shdvidhopakrama”, in Training program on Panchakarma for medical officers of ISM, Institute of Management in Government, Cochin, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Demonstartion of Pindasweda”, in World ayurveda Congress at Bhopal, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Principle and Practice of Vamana”, presented at the 12/2012, National Research institute for Panchakarma, Cheruthuruthy, 2012.

2011

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Madhumeha in Elderly”, in CME in Geriatrics, KLE Ayurveda College, Belgaum, Karnataka, 2011.

2011

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Rasayana in Geriatric Practice”, in CME in Geriatrics, KLE Ayurveda College, Belgaum, Karnataka, 2011.

2011

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Panchakarma In Netraroga”, in CME program on Netra chikitsa, Sreedhareeyam Ayurveda Research and development institute, Koothattukulam, 2011.

2011

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Prama and Research”, in ROTP for teachers of Basic Principles,, 2011.

2010

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Recent Updates in Panchakarma”, in Ayush Doctors Training Program, DGm Ayurveda College, Gadag, Karnataka, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Cosmetology in Ayurveda”, in CME on Cosmetology, AMAI Kollam District, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Clinical Practice of Panchakarma”, in Ayush Doctors Training program, KLE Ayurveda College, Belgaum, Karnataka, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Panchakarma In Netraroga”, in CME for Ayurveda medical officers at Sreedhareeyam , Ayurveda Research and development institute, Koothattukulam, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Common Skin Disorders in clinical Practice”, in CME on Skin Disorders, AMAI Alappuzha Dist, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

Anandaraman P. V., “Anantham Ayurvedam”, in Introduction to Dealers and Retailers of Amrita Life, Amrita School of Ayurveda, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Mental Health &Ayurveda ”, in 4th World Ayurveda Congress&Arogya Expo, 2010.

2001

Conference Paper

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Ancient Surgical Approach to Thyroid Disorders With Reference To Galaganda – A Conceptual Report”, in National Academy of Ayurveda (RAV), Rastriya Ayurveda Vidyapeetha, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi, 2001.

2000

Conference Paper

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Role of Shodhana On Tamakaswasa(Bronchial Asthma) ”, in International Seminar on Ayurveda & Traditional Medicine, Jamnagar, 2000.

1999

Conference Paper

Dr. Ratnaprava Mishra, “Standardisation of Ayurvedic formulation and its importance”, in National Seminar on Resent Advances in Kayachikitsa, IPGAE&R at SVSP Hospital,Calcutta, 1999.

Publication Type: Book

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2013

Book

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, Concept of Bhagna - A Comprehensive Review on Fracture – 2nd Edition. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing German, 2013.

2012

Book

Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., Hibare, R. K., and Shringi, M. K., Scientific Re-establishment of Rujakara Marma using Algometer (with Reference to Pain threshold points). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012, p. 80.[Abstract]


Rujakara Marmas are one among the classifications of Marma and they are 8 in number. Any injury to these Marmas exhibits pain as the main symptom. Hence there is a need for early management. The lack of aptness in the description provoked for the present work. Identification of Marma according to the site based on underlying anatomical structures and understanding the concept with scientific interpretation were the first step to throw light over this topic.

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2006

Book

Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, Concept of Bhagna - A Comprehensive Review On Fracture. Patiala, Punjab: Priyadarshinee Publication, Zohra Printers, 2006.

Publication Type: Newspaper Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2009

Newspaper Article

B. Priyalatha, “Chitraka - Takra prayoga in Arshoroga ”, ARMARC, 2009.

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