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1.  ROLE OF TRIPHALA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PERIDONTAL DISEASE 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):120-127.
Ayurvedic literature contains a wealth of information on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases. This article discusses the use of triphala in the treatment of such diseases.
PMCID: PMC3331093  PMID: 22556832
2.  ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF THE LEAVES AND BARK OF DELONIX ELATA 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):141-143.
Delonix elata is known to be used for joint pains and in flatulence. It was accidentally observed that local people of some regions using the leaves and bark of Delonix elata in inflammation. There was n report on anti-inflammatory activity of Delonix elata. Antiinflammatory activity of the alcoholic extracts of the leaves and bark of Delonix elata was found to be significant.
PMCID: PMC3331094  PMID: 22556835
3.  CULTIVATION OF ALFALFA (MEDICAGO SATIVA L) 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):117-119.
Madicago sativa Linn, commonly known as ‘Alfalfa’, is a tonic plant rich in proteins, minerals, enzymes and vitamins, Bulk quantity of the whole plant is required in the pharmaceutical industries especially in homoecopathic pharmacies, Hence, there is a great need to cultivate this plant for sustained supply of the drug. Use of good and adequate phosphatecontaining farm yard manure, timely irrigation and appropriate spacing between plants results in good yield.
PMCID: PMC3331095  PMID: 22556831
4.  A REVIEW ON THE AYURVEDIC HERB TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS L. 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):144-150.
Gokhshura (Tribulus Linn) of Family Zygophyllaceae is an indigenous plant which has been mentioned in Ayurveda with several clinical properties. The plant finds use in one form or the other in various ayurvedic preparations and this has been made it necessary to review the various studies carried out in its chemistry as well as pharmacology.
PMCID: PMC3331096  PMID: 22556836
5.  FOLK CLAIMS FROM SUGALIS OF ANDHRA PRADESH FOR THE TREATMENT OF PARALYSIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):107-110.
During the course of ethnomedicinal investigations in Andhra Pradesh some interesting indigenous medicinal plants have been reported for the treatment of paralysis amongst sugalis. Firsthand information was gathered through persona interviews with local in habitats. Apart from this a note on the ethnography of the tribe is discussed.
PMCID: PMC3331097  PMID: 22556828
6.  THE EFFECT OF BHASMAS OF MAKSHIKA AND MAKSHIKA SATVA ON THE BLOOD PROFILE OF RABBITS 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):83-93.
Bhasmas of makshika and makshika satva were prepared according to Ayurvedic classics. These bhasmas are indicated for the treatment of pandu, kustha and as rasayana. An experimental study was done to see the effect these bhasmas on blood profile of rabbits. On haemoglobin percentage results are encouraging.
PMCID: PMC3331098  PMID: 22556825
7.  STANDARDISATION OF CIVANAR AMRITAM 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):100-106.
Civanar amirtam is a siddha herbo- mineral formulation prescribed for rheumatism, bronchial asthma, tuber culosis and leprosy. Of the nine ingredients which constitute the preparation, four are inorganic and the others are plant drugs, Attempts have been made to chemically analyse and to identify the presence of each ingredient in the medicine to lay down standards. The identification of various chemical constituents present in the plant drugs using TLC technique by comparison with authentic chemicals, along with the physico-chemical parameters and quantification of inorganic ions established the presence of each ingredient. The parameters presented can be considered viable for prescribing dependable standards to this preparation.
PMCID: PMC3331099  PMID: 22556827
8.  PLANT CONSERVATION IN TEMPLE YARDS OF ORISSA 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):94-99.
This paper is a brief survey of the role of temples and holy places in nurturing the surrounding flora and its habitat. Eightysix kinds of plants in temple yards and gardens of orissa have been enlisted where they are cultivated and preserved for different temple rituals. These plants are seen rarely in wild but are saved from extinction by their association with temple rituals and ceremonies.
PMCID: PMC3331100  PMID: 22556826
9.  EFFECT OF YASHADA BHASMA IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETES 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):114-116.
An experimental study was conducted top evaluate the effect of yashada bhasma in streptozotocin induced diabetes in albino rats. All the details are presented in this study.
PMCID: PMC3331101  PMID: 22556830
10.  STUDIES ON HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF VITEX LEUCOXYLON L. 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):128-134.
Vitex leucoxylon is known to possess anti inflammatory activity. It was accidentally observed that local people of some regions use the leaves of vitex leucoxylon in jaundice and other liver ailments. There was no report of pharma-cological screening on liver. Hepatoprotective activity of the alcoholic extract of the leaves of vitex leucoxylon was found to be effective in protecting the liver from hepatotoxic substances.
PMCID: PMC3331102  PMID: 22556833
11.  AN IMPROVED METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF ANNABHEDI SINDURAM 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):135-140.
Ayurvedic bhasmas are still prepared by the age old methods using earthen pots and cow dung cakes. It is a laborious and costly method consuming a lot of time. This paper deals with a modern method of preparation using electric Bunsen. It is a convenient, and cheap method consuming less time. Chemical analysis of the samples prepared by the both methods did not show much difference.
PMCID: PMC3331103  PMID: 22556834
12.  STUDIES ON SOME RECOMMENDED AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR CONTACT DERMATITIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(2):111-113.
A number of plant drugs are used in topical application meant for medical and cosmetic purposes. Many of such recommended drugs have been reported to cause contact dermatitis which fact is well supported by clinical studies. To find out the role of these plant drugs in the etiology of contact dermatitis, clinical studies of 34 such herbal drugs were carried out.
PMCID: PMC3331104  PMID: 22556829
13.  EFFECT OF TRANSPLANTING TIME ON INCIDENCE OF ALTERNATARIA LEAF BLIGHT IN SOLANUM KHASIANUM CLARK 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):52-55.
Solanum khasi Clark is a shrub which yields solasodine, a steroidal alkaloid. Transplating of seedlings of S. khasianum during November was found to be favourable for development of Alternaria leaf blight followed by transplanting in December, January and February. This paper presents the findings of the investigation.
PMCID: PMC3331081  PMID: 22556822
14.  LIVER FUNCTION ENZYMES AT THE LD50 LEVEL OF THE WATER AND METHANOL EXTRACTS OF STREBULUS ASPERON MICE 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):41-46.
The LD50 of the water and methanolic extractable portion of S. asper was 230mgm/kgm body weight and 200 mgm/kgm body weight respectively. Mice treated with Saw1 and SaM1 portion of S. asper showed an increase in GOT,GPT acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and β-glucuronidase in the liver after 24hrs of drug treatment, the increase being ore in SaM1 treated group. The enzyme activity slowly recovered at 48 and 72 hrs. But were not reaching the corresponding control values after 72 hrs.
PMCID: PMC3331082  PMID: 22556820
15.  HYPOGLYCAEMIC ACTION OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA IN NORMAL AND DIABETIC MICE 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):32-35.
the hypoglycemic effect of the ethanolic extract of Momordica charantia (cucurbitaceae) was investigated in both normal and streptozotocin – induced diabetic mice. The ethanolic extract of Unriped fruits of M. charantia (800mg/kg) reduced the blood glucose of normal mice from 172 ±3 to 136 ± 5 mg/100ml 4 hours after intrapertitoneal administration (P<0.001), and also significantly lowered the blood glucose of streptoxotocin induced diabetic mice from 686± 60 to 407± 35 mg/100ml under similar conditions (p<0.01). The possible mechanism of hypoglycemic action of M.Charantia is due to the increased glucose uptake in liver cells because it markedly lowers the blood glucose levels in streptozotocin induced diabetic mice.
PMCID: PMC3331083  PMID: 22556818
16.  EFFECTS OF AYURVEDIC TREATMENT ON AMOEBIC COLITIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):28-31.
This is a report of the clinical trial done on some patients of amoebic colitis with the Ayurvedic medicines like AMRATAKA (Spondias pinnata Linn f Kurz) and PARNAVEEJA (Bryophyllum pinnatum Lam. Kurz) and Dasamoola Ksheera Paka vasti in the department of Kayachikitsa, Institute of medical sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
PMCID: PMC3331084  PMID: 22556817
17.  Pharmacological screening of the essential oil of pavonia oderata willd. 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):23-27.
Essential oil obtained from the rhizomes of pavonia odorata willd has been found to posses a number of interesting pharmacological actions on various parameters. The essential oil produced fall in blood pressure of anaesthethized dog and caused cardiac inhibition in frog's isolated heart. The essential oil caused relaxation of the rabbit's intestine and had no effect on rectus abdominus muscle of frog, but reduced the spasmogenic effect of acetylcholine and potassium.
PMCID: PMC3331085  PMID: 22556816
18.  STUDIES ON SOME UMBELLIFEROUS HERBS 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):47-51.
Experimental evidences are offered in this article for the popular medicinal use of some umbelliferous herbs.
PMCID: PMC3331086  PMID: 22556821
19.  TREATMENT OF SICKLE CELL DISORDERS BY AYURVEDIC MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):15-22.
‘Yogaraj and Laxadi guguly’ are two Ayurvedic medicine has been tried clinically on 12 patients for the maintenance of haemoglobine level and prevention of repeated blood transfusion in sicklecell disorders, the duration of treatment was 3 month. Pathological investigations were conducted periodically during the administration of medicine. The patients were examined clinically every month to note the effect of reducing fever, weakness, enlargement of spleen and liver which are statistically significant. The Hb gm% was gradually increased in the treated patient which is also statistically significant, But not required since 1 yr. from the date of research. Thus the study proves that the administration of indigenous medicine with folic acid is beneficial in restoring the blood Hb gm% than that of only folic acid.
PMCID: PMC3331087  PMID: 22556815
20.  TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND BIOPIRACY 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):67-71.
This article discusses some aspects of the much-debated biopiracy of traditional medical knowledge.
PMCID: PMC3331088  PMID: 22556824
21.  EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE ANALGESIC PROPERTY OF ECLIPTA ALBA (L) HASSK. 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):36-40.
A narcotic or a non-narcotic analgesic that would not cause respiratory depression and addiction in may be used as an alternative to morphine. In Ayurveda a large number of indigenous drugs have been mentioned possessing the analgesic properties e.g Guggul, Erand, Rasna, Bhringaraja, Methika, palandu and prasikayavani. Total alcoholic extracts of Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba) was undertaken to study the analgesic activity in albino rats and albino mice by using different standard experimental models.
PMCID: PMC3331089  PMID: 22556819
22.  ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICACY OF A POLYHERBAL FORMULATION YOUTHEN ON REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF MALE RATS 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):56-66.
YOUTHEN is a polyherbal formulation. The present was designed to establish the effect of YOUTHEN on androgenic and reproductive parameters of male albino rats. YOUTHEN at lower dose stimulated the haemopoietic function significantly. Higher dose of YOUTHEN significantly enhanced the sperm count, forward motility index and metabolic activity of tech spermatozoa of the experimental animals as compared to that of the control rats with marked improvement in sexual behaviour. The weight of accessory sex glands were increased on YOUTHEN treated rats. Concentrations of total protein and phosphomonoesterases were significantly higher, while the concentration of cholesterol in testicular tissues was lower in YOUTHEN treated rats as compared to placebo control group. The results of the present experiment lead to conclude that YOUTHEN increased the libido as well as the quality and quantity of spermatozoa in laboratory animals. The effects of YOUTHEN on haemopoietic system and on the primary and accessory sex organs suggest that the product may have androgenic effect.
PMCID: PMC3331090  PMID: 22556823
23.  SOME MEDICINAL ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN INDIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):10-14.
Ethnobotanical Studies were carried out in some parts of Ahdhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to identify orchids reported to have medicinal properties and to study their botanical distribution. This has resulted in the recording of 9 orchids used by the local population.
PMCID: PMC3331091  PMID: 22556814
24.  THE EFFECT OF ABHA GUGGULU IN THE CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF FRACTURES 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;17(1):3-9.
Abha Guggulu an Ayurvedic medicine was tried clinically on 15 patients having simple fractures. The duration of the treatment varied from 13 to 40 days, depending on several factors, Radiological tests were conducted periodically during the administration of the medicine. The patients were examined clinically every day to assess the effect of the medicine on the healing process, the medicine was found to bring about significant anti-inflammatory effects, relief in symptoms and positive aspects of improvement in blood picture ultimately culminating in the healing of fractures. Thus this medicine is recommended for the treatment of simple fractures.
PMCID: PMC3331092  PMID: 22556813
25.  PLANTS FROM THE TRADITIONAL MEDICAL SYSTEM OF THE NILGIRI TRIBES 
Ancient Science of Life  1997;16(4):360-365.
This study highlights the medico-ethono botanical information interviewed from Nilgin tribes. The results of this study brought forth 41 medicinal applications involving 34 plants that have been found incorporated into their traditional therapeutic relam of herbal cure for various common ailments the observations are discussed in the light of cross-cltural perspective among nilgiri abongies.
PMCID: PMC3331168  PMID: 22556812

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