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1.  STANDARDISATION OF SIDDHA DRUGS 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):53-60.
Siddha system is the ancient Dravidian system of medicine presently practiced predominantly in South India. In practice, generally the plants used are often in the compound form to which either herbs, metals, minerals and animals products are added. This paper attempts to describe the need for standardizing the drugs since the efficacy of medicines depends on their genuineness, indicating the methodology to be adopted for standardization.
PMCID: PMC3336489  PMID: 22556676
2.  ANTINOCICEPTIVE, ANTI CONVULSANT AND ANTI INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITIES OF ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):39-41.
The alcoholic extract of the bark of Zizyphus jujuba possesses antinociceptive, anticonvulsand and anti-inflammatory activities. The CNS depressant activity of the plant might be responsible, to some extent for these activities.
PMCID: PMC3336490  PMID: 22556673
3.  DHATWAGNI VYAPARA IN CARCINOGENESIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):61-67.
Dosha Dhatu Sammurchana is the basis of all pathogenisis. The state of Agni also should be considered in the pathogenisis. This will explain the disease at the cellular level in the parlances of Ayurveda. In cancer, enormous research is going on to understand the molecular and cellular level of Carcinogenisis, to formulate a cure for this disease. In Ayurveda with the help of various explanations can be made in the context of cancer. An effort is made in this paper in this regard which will definitely carve new ways in the field of cancer research.
PMCID: PMC3336491  PMID: 22556677
4.  THE ORIGIN OF YOGIC CLEANSINGS 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):117-121.
Many purificatory practices are described in Hathayoga. The erudite author tries in this article to trace the origin of these Satkarmas.
PMCID: PMC3336492  PMID: 22556688
5.  EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON ARTEMISIA VULGARIS – A POSSIBLE ANTIFERTILITY DRUG 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):10-15.
The effect of alcoholic extract of the aerial parts of Artemisia vulgaris Linn on estrous cycle and implantation, in female albino rats, was studied. The drug induced an irregular estrous cycle with random disappearance of estrous phase and increase in the number of metestrus phases within the estrous cycle, observed for the total test period of 18 days. It exhibited 80% anti-implantation activity without showing any gross malformations in pups delivered, possibly due to its non-toxic nature even at the high dose of 3000 mg/kg p.o. These facts suggest the drug to possess some antifertility effect.
PMCID: PMC3336493  PMID: 22556669
6.  SURVEY OF WILD PLANTS OF CHHINDWARA DISTRICT, MADHYA PRADESH 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):82-85.
The present note includes 29 wild plants of Chhindwara District which are used as food by Gond and Bharia tribes of the District.
PMCID: PMC3336494  PMID: 22556681
7.  CONCEPT OF IMMUNOLOGY IN AYURVEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):2-9.
The concept of immunology in Ayurveda is discussed in this article.
PMCID: PMC3336495  PMID: 22556668
8.  STANDARDISATION OF KARPURASAVA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):49-52.
Asavas and aristhas are medicines prepared by fermentation. In some medicines alcohol produced by fermentation is distilled and added to the powdered drugs for a fixed period, filtered and the filtrate is used as medicines.
Karpurasava is prepared by distilling the alcohol. The quantity of alcohol in the distillate was 9.87% by the textual method while it was 5.77% by glass distillation apparatus. The alcohol content in Karpurasava was 8.7%.
PMCID: PMC3336496  PMID: 22556675
9.  ANXIOLYTIC ACTIVITY OF OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):108-111.
The anxiolytic activity of Ocimum sanctum leaf extract was studied in mice. O.sanctum leaf extract produced significant anxiolytic activity in plus – maze and open field behaviour test models. The effect was compared with diazepam, a standard antianxiety drug.
PMCID: PMC3336497  PMID: 22556686
10.  MEDICO – BOTANICAL SURVEY OF PLANS IN KANJAMALAI HILLS OF SALEM, TAMIL NADU 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):112-116.
About 35 plants are enumerated for their medicinal uses in curing diseases like anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, asthma, malaria, snake bites, diabetes, etc. Their family, binominal local name and part of the plant used with the ailment for which administered are tabulated.
PMCID: PMC3336498  PMID: 22556687
11.  PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF FRACTION OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT ON CARBON TETRACHLORIDE INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):71-76.
The hepatoprotective activity of a fraction of the leaf extract of A.indica against carbon tetrachloride : liquid paraffin (1:1) induced liver damage in rats at doses of 100 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg was evaluated. A significant dose dependent hepatoprotective activity was evidenced by lowering of the elevated levels of glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT), acid phosphatase (ACP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in the serum of CCl4 : liquid paraffin (1:1) treated rats.
PMCID: PMC3336499  PMID: 22556679
12.  THE ROLE OF GANDHKA JARANA IN THE PREPARATION OF SAMGUNA AND SADAGUNA RASA SINDURA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):99-107.
Rasa sindura, is a famous and prestigious Ayurvedic Preparation, prepared by Kupipakwa method through Baluka Yantra system of healing. It is supposed as a toxic drug due to presence of Mercury. Therefore, it needs experimental proves and such type of experimental study shows that there are no toxic effects in therapeutic doses. Gamdhaka Jarana process reduces the unwanted effects, along with potentiating its diseases curing capacity.
PMCID: PMC3336500  PMID: 22556685
13.  REVERSIBLE OESTROUS CYCLE DISTURBING ACTIVITY OF THE EXTRACT OF BUPLEURUM MARGINATUM 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):42-48.
Effect of ethanolic extract of Buplerum marginatum has been studied on the periodicity of oestrous cycle in adult rats. It is found that the extract at a dose of 50 mg/kg/day when given for 10 days caused significant increase in the duration of metaestrus phase of the oestrous cycle. Other longer durations of treatment also caused similar changes. Percent increase in the duration of metastrus phase at 10,20 and 30 days has found to be identical. No significant effect on body weight was recorded during and after the treatment with extract. Irregularlity in the oestrous cycle of treatment with extract. Irregularity in the oestrous cycle of treated rats resumed to normal after discontinuation of treatment, however, the period of recovery depended on the dose administrated.
PMCID: PMC3336501  PMID: 22556674
14.  ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OIL OF LEONOTIS NEPETAEFOLIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):68-70.
The essential oil of Leonotis nepetaefolia (Family – Labiatae) was tested for its antibacterial activity against both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria and found to be moderately active excepting Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The essential oil also was found to be inhibitory to dermatophytic fungi and suppressive to other aerial fungi. Hence the oil may be quite useful in skin infection due to dermatophytes even with secondary bacterial infections.
PMCID: PMC3336502  PMID: 22556678
15.  FOLKLORIC PLANT REMEDIES FOR STINGS OF INSECTS FROM THE TRIBALS OF THRISSUR DISTRICT, KERALA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):86-87.
The authors conducted survey of medicinal plants used by the tribal of Thrissur district. The investigation revealed several plant remedies to escape from the attack of insects and flies which are described in this paper. These could be used as soft common remedies in our households also.
PMCID: PMC3336503  PMID: 22556682
16.  EVALUATION OF CERTAIN SIDDHA DRUGS IN THE TREATMENT OF CANDIDIASIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):16-20.
Search for naturally occurring compounds with antifungal activity has become quite intense due to the side effects of synthetic fungicides and the development of pathogens against such fungicides. Hence screening of various Siddha drugs for their antifungal activity against various strains of Candida albicans was considered worthwhile. Seven such Siddha drugs were screened for their antifungal activity against fourteen strains of Candida albicans. The results indicate that the drugs Nandhi mezhugu, Vaan mezhugu, Erasa Kenthi mezhugu and Parangi pattai choornam possessed significant antifungal activity against various strains of C.albicans.
PMCID: PMC3336504  PMID: 22556670
17.  IDENTIFICATION OF PSYCHOSOMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE BASIS OF TRIDOSHA NADIPARIKSHA AND NEUROHUMORS 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):21-34.
The constitution of a man is considered to determine his susceptibility to different diseases, the pattern of their presentation, the general course, complications and the over all prognosis. Accordingly it also determines the individual response to the therapy given.
PMCID: PMC3336505  PMID: 22556671
18.  SAPONIFICATION EQUIVALENT OF DASAMULA TAILA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):88-90.
Saponification equivalent values of Dasamula taila are very useful for the technical and analytical work. It gives the mean molecular weight of the glycerides and acids present in Dasamula Taila. Saponification equivalent values of Dasamula taila are reported in different packings.
PMCID: PMC3336506  PMID: 22556683
19.  A SIMPLE METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF CAFFEINE CONTENT IN TEA SAMPLES 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):35-38.
The present communication describes a simple and modified colorimetric procedure for the estimation of caffeine content in both commercial and locally available tea samples. Comparative data of caffeine content in different brands of tea samples are shown here. The present method is no doubt an improvised procedure for estimating directly caffeine content from the tea extracts. A possible explanation to account for the variability in caffeine content in different samples is offered.
PMCID: PMC3336507  PMID: 22556672
20.  ANTIULCER AND CYTOPROTECTIVE ACTION OF WEDELIA CALENDULACEA LESS 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):77-81.
The gastric antiulcer and ulcer healing effect of the ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the dried leaves of Wedelia calendulacea. Less was found to be significant. The effect of the aqueous extract was observed to be more pronounced in comparison with that of the ethanolic extract.
PMCID: PMC3336508  PMID: 22556680
21.  TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AIDS 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;14(1-2):91-98.
Some secondary metabolites of herbs and certain products of traditional systems of medicine as possible sources of anti-AIDS drug potentials are presented and discussed.
PMCID: PMC3336509  PMID: 22556684
22.  ROLE OF NADI PARIKSA IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF UDAR ROGA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;13(3-4):248-252.
In clinical medicine no physical sign is more revealing than the Nadi Parkisa. The term “Nadi” has been used in several contexts in Ayurvedic classes but gradually this term has been restricted to the Nadi Parkisa i.e. radial pulse examination. Importance of Nadi Pariksa as a diagnostic measure in systemic diseases including cardio-vascular system, G.I.T. diseases (Udar Roga) and Manas Roga is described in Ayurvedic literature. In modern medical science the pulse examination has been given much stress but it is limited to only C.V.S. Nadi is the foremost among the Astasthana Pariksa described in medieval texts on Ayurveda as the main points of general examination of a patient. In Ayurveda Nadi Pariksa is described in Udar Roga and other Vyadhis also. The present paper describes the variations of Nadi in some importants Udar Roga.
PMCID: PMC3336510  PMID: 22556655
23.  ON THE VARIATION OF ALKALOIDAL CONTENTS OF FUMARIA INDICA AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF LIFE SPAN 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;13(3-4):271-273.
The concentration of alkaloidal constituents of Fumaria indica at different stages of its life span were estimated. The total alkaloid content was found maximum between 21 – 40 days whereas a mark able variations in the concentrations of pure individual alkaloids at different stages were observed.
PMCID: PMC3336511  PMID: 22556660
24.  PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE SRI CHAKRA 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;13(3-4):205-212.
The author presents in this article an explanation for the beneficial psychic effects caused by the worship of Sri Chakra.
PMCID: PMC3336512  PMID: 22556648
25.  MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY TRIBALS OF PANCHMAHALS DISTRICT, GUJARAT 
Ancient Science of Life  1994;13(3-4):253-258.
An ethnobotanical survey was conduction in 20 tribal villages of Panchamahals district of Gujarat, inhabited by various tribal groups. The present communication records 36 plant species belongings to 34 genera and 27 families used by them in the treatment of various diseases and ailments.
PMCID: PMC3336513  PMID: 22556656

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