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1.  SOME DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF A FEW STROPHANTHUS SPECIES 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):145-149.
Strophanthus (Family apocynaceae) contains glycosides which are comparable with cardiac glycosides of Digitalis but has less harmful physiological actions, S. kombe Oliver is officially used but some other species of this genus also contain glycosides and resemble the official one and thus often used as adulterants, This study shows distinguishing features of some strophanthus species.
PMCID: PMC3331192  PMID: 22556734
2.  EXTRACTION AND PHYSICO-CHEMICAL STUDIES OF DIASTASE-LIKE ENZYME FROM PIPER BETLE PETIOLES: PART 1 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):119-122.
Petioles of the plant piper betle-bengal variety have been subjected for extraction employing standard procedure and the crude extract obtained has been evaluated for its diastase like activity and other physico-chemical properties to investigate further its possible biological and pharmacological activities.
PMCID: PMC3331193  PMID: 22556729
3.  EFFECT OF CURCUMA CAESIA LEAVES ON RICE SEED GERMINATION AND SEEDLING ESTABLISHMENT 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):115-118.
The traditional use of Curcuma caesia leaves by farmers to stimulate rice seed germination is scientifically concirmed in this article.
PMCID: PMC3331194  PMID: 22556728
4.  EFFECT OF SHORT DURATION CAFFEINE TREATMENT ON THE JEJUNUM OF ADULT ALBINO RATS 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):110-114.
The effect of the short duration (21 days) of caffeine at two different doses (12 mg & 30 mg/kg body weight/day) on the activities of adenosine triphosphatases in jejunum was studied. The activity of Na+, K+ -dependent ATP-ase was reduced significantly in the upper jejunal mucosal and serosal layers of low an high dose groups. Such effect was observed only in the lower jejunal serosal layer while a marked reduction in the activity of Mg2+ATP –ase was seen in mucosal and serosal layers of the jejunum at both doses. There was a significant increase in the activities of Ca2+-dependent and HCO3-dependent ATP –ases in these regions of the lower jejunum.
PMCID: PMC3331195  PMID: 22556727
5.  CLINICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF AMLAPITTA AND PARINAMASULA 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):102-109.
AmlaPitta and ParinamaSula are two major diseases encountered by present day physicians. This article describes the clinical and demographic aspects of AmlaPitta and ParinamaSula.
PMCID: PMC3331196  PMID: 22556726
6.  CYCLEA PELTATA DIELS – A POSSIBLE SUBSTITUTE FOR CISSAMPELOS PAREIRA LINN 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):150-152.
Chromatographic studies have been carried out on cyclea peltata Diels and Cissampelos pareira Linn. The results substantiate that cyclea peltata Diels can be substituted for cissampelos pareira in ayurvedic formulations
PMCID: PMC3331197  PMID: 22556735
7.  IDENTITY OF MOLLUGO STRICTA roots: A POSTENTIAL ANTIFERTILITY DRUG FOR FUTURE 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):97-101.
The salient diagnostic pharmacognostical characters of the roots of Mollugo strica which sows promise as an antifertility drug for future have been studied. The young root is di-to-tri-arch, diarch conditions being most common. The cork cambium arises in the outermost layer of cortex forming 2-3 layers of cork cells on the outside and phelloderm towards the innerside. In the nature root, two concentric stellar rings are formed around the central was the inner one being continuous where as the outer one is discontinuous. The central core of wood also show delignificant in the advanced stages. Starch and calcium oxalate are absent. Ash values and fluorescence analysis are also determined.
PMCID: PMC3331198  PMID: 22556725
8.  CHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION OF BHUIAVALI (Phyllanthus niruri) 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):156-157.
The present article describes the chemical characteristics such as pH of aqueous extract, fluorescence, aqueous and alcoholic extractives, lignans and TLC profile of aqueous extract of Bhuiavli (Phyllanthus niruri).
PMCID: PMC3331199  PMID: 22556737
9.  A NOVEL AYURVEDIC ANTI DIABETIC MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):153-155.
Nagabhasma prepared according to the technique described in Rasaratnasamuccaya was found to have significant anti-diabetic action. Clinical studies confirmed this finding. The details of the study are presented in this article.
PMCID: PMC3331200  PMID: 22556736
10.  STANDARDIZATION AND BIOAVAILABILITY OF AYURVEDIC DRUG LAUHA BHASMA- PART –II COMPARATIVE BIOAVAILABILITY STUDIES 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):140-144.
After analyzing the Lauha Bhasma samples qualitatively and quantitatively, in-vivo studies on healthy adult male rabbits were carried out. Randomly selected anaemic rabbits were divided into different groups and three variants of Lauha Bhasma and ferrous sulphate sample were administered to each group. The effect of each formulation was monitored by measuring the haemoglobin (Hb) content spectrophotometrically (cyanomethaemoglobin method). Increase in the haemoglobin content was found to be significant in case of the ayurvedic formulations as compared to the ferrous sulphate sample.
PMCID: PMC3331201  PMID: 22556733
11.  AN IN VITRO STUDY ON THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECT OF SELECT HETEROCYCLIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):137-139.
In vitro antimicrobial activity of seventeen heterocyclic nitrogen compounds {2-substituted pyrido [1,2-a] pyrimidin -4-oxo-1 [4]-3-Carbonitriles and ethyl 5-amino-3-(substituted) - pyrazole-3-Carboxylates} was tested against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and candida albicans strains, Antimicrobial activity was measured using standard two -fold serial dilution method and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values are determined, The MIC of pyrazoles and pyrido[1,2 -a] pyrimidines are found to be 25 μg/ml to 50 μg/ml against E. Coli and 50 μg/ml against B.subtilis respectively. Both pyrazole and pyrido [1,2-a] Pyrimidines are found to be totally ineffective against C. albicans.
PMCID: PMC3331202  PMID: 22556732
12.  STANDARDIZATION AND BIOAVAILABILILTY OF AYURVEDIC DRUG LAUHA BHASMA PART-1 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL EVALUATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):129-136.
Lauha Bhasma, an ayurvedic drug, is widely used in iron deficiency anaemia, this ancient drug is claimed to be better absorbed gastrointestinally, and is also claimed to be devoid of the usual side effects associated with administration of the allopathic iron preparations, Physical and chemical methods of standardization required for any quality preparation, is not found in the ayurvedic and the modern literatures for Lauha Bhasma. Thus an approach has been made to standardize Lauha Bhasma. For the purpose of analysis, samples of all the three commonly available variants of Lauha Bhasma were considered. Qualitative analysis indicates the presence of iron both in the ferric and the ferrous forms, A simple spectrophotometric method has been used for simultaneous determination of ferric ferrous and the total iron content in a single aliquot.
PMCID: PMC3331203  PMID: 22556731
13.  POST OPERATIVE WOUND HEALING WITH KSHAARASUTRA – A NEW APPROACH IN HIGH ANAL FISTULA 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(2):123-128.
The article reports partial fistulotomy with Ksharasutra application. This integrated technique proved to be better than conventional Ksharasutra application.
PMCID: PMC3331204  PMID: 22556730
14.  SWITRA AND ITS TREATMENT IN VEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):71-74.
This article reports some reference to Switra (vitiligo) and its treatment from the Veda.
PMCID: PMC3331180  PMID: 22556723
15.  Comparative study of Inula Racemosa and Saussurea Lappa on the glucose level in Albino rats 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):62-70.
Inula racemosa and Saussurea lappa have been used in ayurvedic system for the management of diabetes. The result of this communication concludes that I. racemosa reduces the blood glucose earlier as compared to S. lappa. Maximum response in case of I. racemosa is noted between 2 to 4 hours after drug administration while for S. lappa while for S. lappa, it is 4 to 8 hours. S. lappa can be used as substitute for I. racemosa for the management of diabetes, but it should not be taken for granted that this substitution should be applicable to all other systems, where I. racemosa has been recommended as a drug of choice.
PMCID: PMC3331181  PMID: 22556722
16.  CONSTITUTIONAL STUDY OF PATIENTS OF DIABETES MELLITUS VIS-À-VIS MADHUMEHA 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):35-42.
With the changing life style and sedentary habits of the modern era, incidence of diabetes mellitus is increasing throughout the world. The present study was launched to investigate the constitutional and socioeconomic features of diabetic patients and their clinical significance.
PMCID: PMC3331182  PMID: 22556719
17.  RAPID MULTIPLICATION OF WEDELIA CHINENSIS (OSBECK) MERR – A VALUABLE MEDICINAL HERB 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):75-78.
Stem-cuttings of Wedelia chinensis (Osbeck.) Merr. Were treated with different concentrations of IBA and GA. The results indicate that 100 ppm IBA treatment greatly enhances root production and quick establishment of the stem-cuttings.
PMCID: PMC3331183  PMID: 22556724
18.  THE CORE OF THE PSEUDOSTEM OF MUSA IN THE TREATMENT OF URINARY STONES 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):2-6.
Ayurveda recommends many simple herbs in the treatment of urological afflictions like urolithiasis. Seventyone patients diagnosed to be suffering from urolithiasis were treated with juice of the core of the pseudostem of Musa Paradisiaca and Musa sapientum. A significant segment of them passed out calculi of varying size after consuming the drug for two weeks. Recurrence of stone formation was also prevented by the treatment, The author concludes that the plant material is quite effective in curing urolithiasis, especially of the calcium oxalate variety.
PMCID: PMC3331184  PMID: 22556713
19.  ANTIPYRETIC ACTIVITY OF TBR-002, A HERBAL FORMULATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):7-14.
The antipyretic activity of a herbal formulation, TBR-002 was compared with that of andrographis paniculata, andrographis elongate and paracetamol in yeast-induced pyrexia in male albino rats, TBR-oo2 was found to be effective at an oral dose of 100 mg/kg in the inhibition if pyrexia. Its efficacy was almost comparable to that of paracetamol as well as andrographis elongate, the antipyretic activity of andrographis paniculata, the well known antipyretic herb, was found to be less than that of the above drugs.
PMCID: PMC3331185  PMID: 22556714
20.  SACRED TULSI (OCIMUM SANCTUM L.) IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND PHARMACOLOGY 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):53-61.
Scared Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum L.) of family Lamiaceae is a wonder ayurvedic herb which is known for its tremendous medicinal properties both in traditional folklore as well as pharmacological system of medicines. Every part of the plant finds its use in one form or the other. Keeping in view the importance of the plant, an attempt has been made to review the various studies carried out in traditional system of medicine as well as modern pharmacological investigations.
PMCID: PMC3331186  PMID: 22556721
21.  PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY ON THE LEAVES OF ALSTONIA SCHOLARIS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):30-34.
Many diseases are being spread in the word by micro organisms. This necessitates the development of cost effective and easily available antimicrobial medicines. Plants have generally been source of alkaloids, steroids, terpenoids, carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, glycosides and various pigments. The chemical exploitation of varieties of indigenous plants is therefore likely to offer a cost effective treatment for many diseases leading to the development of the nation and welfare of the society. The present communication reports that hydrocarbons, triterpenes and phytosterols present in Alstonia scholaris, are responsible for its medicinal value.
PMCID: PMC3331187  PMID: 22556718
22.  DETECTION AND ESTIMATION OF CURCUMBA LONGA IN AYURVEDIC PREPARATIONS 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):43-52.
Methods were evolved for the detection of Curcuma longa in ayurvedic preparations. A simple method was also found out for the estimation of Curcuma longa in Vachalasunyadhi Taila using the formula –a = b/.32. Where a is the actual weight of Curcuma longa in Vilupatra Tailam and b is the weight obtained from graph of concentration of Curcuma longa VS OD. The methods evolved are so simple that it does not require any sophisticated instruments and hence it can be carried out in any quality control lab.
PMCID: PMC3331188  PMID: 22556720
23.  SOME COMMENTS ON DIABETES AND HERBAL THERAPY 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):27-29.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease recognized as a malady of aged people and the young. As the contemporary civilization is advanced more people in civilized world are suffering from diabetes mellitus due to irrational dietary habits. Though the disease was known since long effective treatment was scarce. There is no effective treatment for its radical cure but the preventive measures can be resorted to. However, ayurvedic system has been successful in controlling the disease by medicines and sound advice on dietetics.
PMCID: PMC3331189  PMID: 22556717
24.  RUDRAKSHA THERAPY FOR PERFECT HEALTH 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):21-26.
The article describes briefly the salient features of Rudraksha therapy.
PMCID: PMC3331190  PMID: 22556716
25.  FOLK MEDICINE OF RAYALASEEMA REGION, ANDHRA PRADESH: I DENTAL PROTECTORS 
Ancient Science of Life  1995;15(1):15-20.
The paper deals with the folklore use of twentyone plant species occurring in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh for curing dental aliments.
PMCID: PMC3331191  PMID: 22556715

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