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1.  ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF DODONAEA VISCOSE 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):152-156.
Dodonaea viscose, Linn is a widely grown plant of Nilgiris district of Tamil and is commonly used by the tribals of Nilgiris as a traditional medicine for done fracture and joint sprains. Since it is generally believed tat fractures are accompanied by either some degree of injury or inflammations, it was felt desirable to carry our anti inflammatory activity of Dodonaea viscose. Anti-inflammatory activity of the plant was carried out by carrageenin induced paw edema method in Wister albino rats.
PMCID: PMC3331069  PMID: 22556883
2.  EFFECT OF SIVANAAR AMIRTHAM AND AYAKKANTHA CHENDOORAM IN EXPERIMENTAL INFLAMMATION AND MAST CELL PROTECTION 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):157-159.
The Siddha Drugs Sivannar Amirthan (SA), Ayakkantha chendooram (AC) and their combinations were screened for their anti-inflammatory effect against carrageenin induced paw edema and for its protective effect on mast cellos against degranulation, A significant anti-inflammatory and mast cell protective effects were observed.
PMCID: PMC3331070  PMID: 22556884
3.  A PHARMACOGNOSTIC REPORT ON THE LEAF AND ROOT OF POLYSCIAS FRUTICOSA (L.) HARMS 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):165-172.
The major diagnostic characters and qualitative chemical and physical tests responsible for the pharmacognostic identity of the leaf and of root of Polyscias fruticosa (L) Harms have been reported. Literature survey showed the absence of any systematic pharmacognostic studies for this plant.
PMCID: PMC3331071  PMID: 22556886
4.  EFFICACY OF KSHARA SUTRA MAD FROM PAPAYA AND SNUHI LATEX IN THE TREATMENT OF FISTULA IN ANO 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):145-151.
Fistula in ano is treated conventionally, by using the surgical techniques like fistulectomy or fistulotomy. In this practice of surgery there are many complications like delayed healing and stenosis or incontinence. The period of convalescence is also long. But after the advent of ‘Kshara Sutra’ for the treatment of fistula in ano, the complications he reduced to negligible level. It has become a boon to the patients of fistula in ano. But still the quest is continuing to improve the efficacy of Kshara sutra , to make it more acceptable, of late Kshara sutra  is being prepared in different ways of changing materials used for preparation, One such modification of Kshara sutra  is preparing it by the use of latex expressed form the tender fruit of papaya. The advantages of this thread are low corrosiveness, less pain and speed cutting besides easy availability.
PMCID: PMC3331072  PMID: 22556882
5.  ANTI – INFLAMMATORY AND ANALGESIC PROPERTIES OF THE LEAVES OF TAMARINDUS INDICUS 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):120-126.
The ethanolic extract of the leaves of Tamarindus indicus was investigated for its anti inflammatory and analgesic actions. The anti inflammatory activity was studied using carrageenin induced hind paw edema in rats and analgesic activity using chemical writhing test and tail clip method in mice and tail flick method yin rats. Test drug exhibited significant dose dependent anti inflammatory and analgesic and analgesic actions and found to be not superior to that of acetyl acid.
PMCID: PMC3331073  PMID: 22556878
6.  SOME LESS KNOWN FOLK CLAIMS FROM CANDAKA TRIBALS OF ORISSA 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):106-111.
The present communication deals with a detailed account of usage of 40 species of plants in various ailments by the tribal people of chandaka forest area adjoining bhubaneswar, orissa. The author opines the importance of folk-lore claims in source of drugs trough this article.
PMCID: PMC3331074  PMID: 22556876
7.  PRELIMINAR PYTOCHEMICAL STUDY ON LEAVES AND STEMS OF BRACHYLEPIS NERVOSA WIGHT & ARNOT 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):112-119.
Brachylepis nervosa, Wight and Arnot, belongs to the family asclepiadaceae is indigenous to ills of the Nilgiris and distribution of which is restricted to Wellington and kothagiri. The present work summarises preliminary phytochemical characters of this plant.
PMCID: PMC3331075  PMID: 22556877
8.  ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF SOME TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):160-164.
The ethanol extract of roots, fruits and roots of solanum indicum and saccharum munja respectively and water soluble resin of commiphora myrrha were studied for antiinflammatory activity against carrageenin induced oedema in rats, the significant antiinflammatory activity were found in former two plants will slight anti inflammatory activity was observed in latter plant.
PMCID: PMC3331076  PMID: 22556885
9.  EUROPEAN CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH ON AYURVEDA - WORK OF J.FILLIOZAT, G.J. MEULENBELD, R.E. EMMERICK 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):95-105.
This paper is the adaptation of a talk given by the author at the University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka) on 29 September 1998 on three European scholars who have made a signal contribution to philological studies of Ayurveda.
PMCID: PMC3331077  PMID: 22556875
10.  ON THE ANTIFEEDANT AND ANTHELLMINTIC POTENTIAL OF ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE L. 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):134-144.
The antifeedant and anthelmintic activities of crude extracts of the shells of Anacardium occidentale were studied by comparing it's activity with the activity of Azadirachta indica A Juss (Kernel), a commercial standard. The test extracts of A. occidentale in petroleum ether, dichloromethane: methanol showed better activities compared to A. Indica. To Study the anthelmintic activity, the addition of piperine to the formulation significantly enhances the activity. The phytochemical investigation of test extracts showed the presence of phenols namely cordol, cardanol and anacardic acid by TLC studies. The most potent extracts are non toxic to mice.
PMCID: PMC3331078  PMID: 22556881
11.  MANAGEMENT OF TAMAKASHVSA (BRONCHIAL ASTHMA) WITH PUSHKARAMOOLADI CHOORNA 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):130-133.
Pushkaramooladi choorna was tried clinically in Tamaka shvasa  (Bronchial asthma) for a period of 45 days in concecutive 3 followups. The clinical, labortary and pulmonary function tests carried out show significant antiasthmatic effect.
PMCID: PMC3331079  PMID: 22556880
12.  EFFECT OF SHODHANA ON THE TOXICITY OF ABRUS PRECATORIUS 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(2):127-129.
Seeds of Gunja (Abrus precatorius Linn) are reported to be poisonous due to the presence of a toxic protein ‘abrin and an alkaloid hypaphorine. Te seeds after subjecting to the process of shodhana, find use in a number of Ayurvedic preparations. HPLC studies revealed that the process of shodhana resulted in depletion of more toxic alkaloid hypaphorine and protein abrin.
PMCID: PMC3331080  PMID: 22556879
13.  CHEMISTRY AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL FROM ANISOMELES INDICA (L) 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):41-45.
The percentage composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil obtained from the flowers of Anisomeles indica (L) are described in this paper.
PMCID: PMC3331056  PMID: 22556867
14.  A SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD TO ESTIMATE PIPERINE IN PIPER SPECIES 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):84-87.
A Simple, rapid and economical procedure for estimation of piperine by UV Spectrophotometer in different piper species was developed and is described. The method is based on method is based on the identification of piperine by TLC and on the ultra violet absorbance maxima in alcohol at 328 nm.
PMCID: PMC3331057  PMID: 22556874
15.  PHARMACOGNOSY OF LEAVES OF WRIGHTIA TINCTORIA R. BR. 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):78-83.
Wrightia tinctora is a tree widely used by the peoples of Tamil Nadu as a traditional medicine for pain and inflammations. Latex form the plant especially from leaves is directly applied on inflammation. This plant is very closely related to other species of Wrightia and hence pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies of Wrightia tinctoria leaves were carried out.
PMCID: PMC3331058  PMID: 22556873
16.  ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION OF THE LEAF EXTRACT OF JATROPHA TANJORENSIS (E&R) 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):50-51.
The ethalonic extract of the leaves of Jatropha tanjorensis Ellis & Saroja was tested for antimicrobial activities against gram positive – Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, staphylococcus aureus, gram negative E. coli and mycobacterium pheli
PMCID: PMC3331059  PMID: 22556869
17.  EFFECT OF BIOCHANIN – A AGAINST FILARIAL VECTOR 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):19-23.
A successful attempt of using sodium salt of a water- insoluble larvicide, as an alternative to the use of solutions of such larvicides in acetone and water, for the larvicidal studies is made, in the present study biochanin – A an isoflavone isolated from the flowers of Dalbergia sissoides (grah) when assessed for larvicidal study as its sodium salt on the fourth instar larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus (Sa) showed significant larvicidal activity [LC 50 308.238ppm, LC90 1889.926 ppm].
PMCID: PMC3331060  PMID: 22556863
18.  PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF CARDIPRO ON CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):64-77.
CARDIPRO is a polyhedral anti-oxidant and cardiotonic formulation recommended to be used in various cardiovascular disturbances, effect of CARDIPRO on different in vitro and in vivo cardiovascular responses were studied. CARDIPRO produced hypotensive effect in dogs and rabbits. The effect was blocked by prior atropinization, CARDIPRO also potentiated and prolonged the beta receptor mediated hypotensive action of adrenaline in dogs. CARDIPRO was found to produce peripheral vasodilation in perfused frog blood vessels, CARDIPRO exerted positive ionotrpic and negative chronotropic effects on perfused amphibian and mammalian heart (isolated and in situ) it also produced transient positive ionotrpic effect on hypodynamic frog hert. CARDIPRO enhanced the amplitude of contractive response of isolated rat auricle. CARDIPRO did not produce an per se effect on electrocardiogram of rabbits, CARDIPRO enhanced both basal and maximum coronary perfusion flow in isolated perfused rabbi hert. The cardiotonic properly of CARDIPRO along with its peripheral and coronary vasodiating effects may greatly help in management of carediovascular diseases.
PMCID: PMC3331061  PMID: 22556872
19.  TRIBAL MEDICINE OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):58-63.
The study undertaken during 1994 – 1997 in Andhra Pradesh, India regarding folklore medicinal aspects, resulted in comparative account of the medicinal practices of different tribes. The information is given in brief to give an idea of their therapeutic knowledge and the use of various herbs.
PMCID: PMC3331062  PMID: 22556871
20.  CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF CUVACAK KUTORI MATTIRAI 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):24-28.
Cuvacak kutori (mattiral) is an important herbal medicine prescribed for bronchial asthma in siddha system of medicine. In order to evolve pharmacopoeial standards, the medicine was prepared in laboratory scale and chemically analysed. Analytical data along with the tlc pattern can be used for fixing standards.
PMCID: PMC3331063  PMID: 22556864
21.  CLINICAL EVALUATION OF DHATRILAUHA IN PARINAMASULA 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):3-18.
Parinamashoola is a very common clinical problem in our day to day practice. Its clinical picture is very much similar to non ulcer dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease. Dhatrilauha is herbomineral compound drug. Which is being used in Ayurveda for same. The present study was planned to assess the efficacy of Dhatrilauha on scientific parameters in this study total number of cases were taken into account and divided in to trial and control group in control group a modern proved drug ranitidine is taken to compare the results this study produced very promising results of trial drug.
PMCID: PMC3331064  PMID: 22556862
22.  THE EFFECT OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF ORTHOSIPHON THYMIFLORUS ON ISOLATED SKELETAL MUSCLES 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):46-49.
Effects of an aqueous extract of orthosiphon thymiflorus on acetyl choline induces contraction on isolated frog rectus abdominis muscle were studies. The aqueous extract of orthosiphon thymiflorus produced significant inhibitory effect on the dose response curve of acetyl choline. It is concluded that the aqueous extract of orthosiphon thymiflorus  may exert an inhibitory effect on the skeletal muscle contraction and may be due to inhibition of the effect of acetylcholine at the receptor site.
PMCID: PMC3331065  PMID: 22556868
23.  PHARMACOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON AGLAIA ROXBURGHIANA (W. &.A) MIQ. VAR. BEDDOMEI LEAVES 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):52-57.
Aglaia roxburghiana is a traditional remedy for a variety of diseases. The ethanolic extract of the leaves was screened for related activities were upon it exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity in rats in acute and chronic models. There was no acute toxicity in mice upto 2g/kg. The extract protected the mast cell deregulation by compound 48/80 and inhibited histamine induced contractions in guinea pig ileum. The data obtained in this study suggest that the extract ma act by stabilizing mast cells ad blocking histamine receptors.
PMCID: PMC3331066  PMID: 22556870
24.  ANTI – INFLAMMATORY AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE ROOT, BARK AND LEAVES OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):29-34.
Azadirachta indica is a plant of varied uses in Ayurveda since ancient times and is highly extolled by expert physicians and as well as practitioners of folk medicines. Almost every part of the tree has long been used in folklore and traditional systems of medicine for the treatment of a variety of human ailments. The 50% acetone extract of the root, bark and leaves of A. indica sowed marked anti- inflammatory activity in carrageenan induced edema in rats, Antimicrobial activity was also tested.
PMCID: PMC3331067  PMID: 22556865
25.  STANDARDISATION OF ELADICHOORNAM 
Ancient Science of Life  1998;18(1):35-40.
This paper deals with the standardisation of Eladhi choornam . It is a compound preparation of 6 ingredients along with sugar, viz 1. Nagakesara, 2. Maricham, 3. Twak, 4. Ela, 5. Sunti, 6. Pippali. Chromatographic technique was used for the detection of the ingredients. Different solvent systems were developed for each ingredients and spots were visualized in Iodine vapours. Presence of spots with identical Rf values in the single drugs and finished product indicate the presence of the single drugs in the finished product the parameters evolved in this stud can be considered viable for this preparation.
PMCID: PMC3331068  PMID: 22556866

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