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1.  HORMONAL PROPERTIES OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS LINN. 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):106-113.
To evaluate antifertility mode of action of extracts of Juniperus communis Linn., its various extracts were investigated for estrogenic, antiestrogenic, progestagenic and antiprogestagenic properties in laboratory animals. Investigations reveal that the extract possessed only antiprogestational activity which accounts for its antifertility effect.
PMCID: PMC3331266  PMID: 22556519
2.  AYURVEDIC LITERATURE IN ORISSA – AN OVERVIEW 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):132-136.
The paper highlights the importance of ancient literature for the development of Ayurveda with special reference to their availability in regional languages. An attempt has been made here to examine briefly characteristics of about 600 palm leaf manuscripts available in Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneshwar. The relevance of the available material with reference to their potentiality for utilization has also been discussed.
PMCID: PMC3331267  PMID: 22556523
3.  FURTHER STUDIES ON THE CROSS AS AN AUSPICIOUS SYMBOL 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):126-131.
The author traces in this paper the antiquity of the cross which was looked upon as an auspicious and establishes that cross is a gift of the living to the dead for taking them to the heavenly abode.
PMCID: PMC3331268  PMID: 22556522
4.  PRELIMINARY CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF PHARMACOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF AQUEOUS EXTRACTS OF SYNADENIUM GLAUCESCENS 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):88-93.
A test system based on the use of ion exchanges, gel filtration on Sephadex and extraction with organic solvents is described. This system provides information on the stability, molecular size, charge, and polarity of the pharmacologically active compounds in the aqueous plant extracts. Knowledge of these properties permitted the development of an isolation method for a glucose present in the aqueous extracts of the leaves of S.galucescens, responsible for the inhibition of the electrically induced contractions of a quinea pig ileum.
PMCID: PMC3331269  PMID: 22556515
5.  ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND MAST CELL PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF FICUS RELIGIOSA 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):122-125.
The aqueous extract of bark of Ficus religiosa was prepared and investigated for its anti-inflammatory effect and for its protective effect on mast cells against degranulation. A significant anti-inflammatory effect was observed in both acute and chronic models of inflammation. The extract also protected mast cells from degranulation induced by various degranulatiors. The observed anti-inflammatory and mast cell protective effect may be responsible for the beneficial effect of Ficus religiosa in kumkum dermatitis and other inflammatory conditions.
PMCID: PMC3331270  PMID: 22556521
6.  THE CARAKA-TATTVAPRADIPIKA OF SIVADASA SENA 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):79-87.
In this article the author describes the salient features of Carakatattvapradipika, a commentary on the Caraka Samhita by Sivadasa sena and highlights his theory and practice of medicine.
PMCID: PMC3331271  PMID: 22556514
7.  EFFECTS OF BEKH-K-KARAFS (APIUM GRAVEOLENS LINN) ROOT ON CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTME 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):98-102.
Bekh-e-Karafs has been reported to be effective in a number of ailments in Unani system of medicine. The aqueous extract of the drug was screened for C.N.S. depressant, anti-convulsant and analgesic activities. The central depressant and analgesic activities of the drug were found to be significant while anti-convulsant activity was found to be insignificant. The results are reported here.
PMCID: PMC3331272  PMID: 22556517
8.  CLINICAL EVALUATION OF TERMINALIA BELERICA IN DIARRHOEA 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):94-97.
Terminalia belerica (behada) fruit has been evaluated as a promising agent against E. histolytica and a variety of bacteria associated with dysentery and diarrhoea. These in vitro studies were extended further for evaluating clinical efficacy among patients of acute and chronic cases of diarrhoea and dysentery. The Studies were carried out on 25 patients by five medical practitioners practicing at different clinics in the urban areas of Pune. The data was collected as per the protocol given to the concerned clinicians. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were critically followed. Record of patients’ history, clinical evaluations and investigations like stool, urine examination were carried out where necessary.
The maximum treatment period was 14 days and the dose was 150 mg. tablets of bioactive fraction three times a day. 11 out of 12 patients responded to therapy and required around twelve tablets for recovery. Seven patients having the presence of cyst of amoeba, E. coli etc. became negative at the end of treatment. Improvement started on second day. No side effects of any nature were observed.
PMCID: PMC3331273  PMID: 22556516
9.  EFFECT OF PALATABLE GUAR GUM FORMULATION ON SERUM LIPIDS 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):103-105.
This clinical study reports that the ingestion of 15 gm of Guar gum daily for a period of one moth decreased the total serum cholesterol level by 9.4% and triglyceride level by 4%.
PMCID: PMC3331274  PMID: 22556518
10.  A NEW QUANTUM MECHANICAL THEORY OF EVOLUTION OF UNIVERSE AND LIFE 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):74-78.
Based upon the principles of ancient science of Life, which admits both consciousness and matter, a new Quantum Mechanical theory of evolution of universe and life is propounded. The theory advocates: Right from the time, the evolution of universe takes place, life also starts evolving energies and ethereal – consciousness (subtler and real) in anti-electrons, as the complimentary partners. The material body acquires electrons for cordoning of atomic nuclei and displaying its manifestation, in the three spatial dimensions in scale of time. The ethereal consciousness acquires anti electrons for gaining necessary energy for superimposing itself over any of the manifested bodies of equivalent electronic energy and deriving the bliss of materialization. The theory is based upon the solid foundation of the ancient science (ethereal consciousness) laid down by the ancient seekers of knowledge like Kapila and Caraka who interpret many of the riddles of modern science on the frontiers of various disciplines of knowledge.
PMCID: PMC3331275  PMID: 22556513
11.  MEDICINAL PLANT WEALTH OF KRISHNA DISTRICT (ANDHRA PRADESH) – A PRELIMINARY SURVEY 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):137-140.
A preliminary survey of medicinal plants conducted in the surrounding forest region of the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh is reported in this paper.
PMCID: PMC3331276  PMID: 22556524
12.  RELATION BETWEEN FOSA AND PRAKRTI 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(2):114-121.
This paper discusses the significance of prakrti pariksa which has a key role to play in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in Ayurvedic System which is embodied by tridosa theory.
PMCID: PMC3331277  PMID: 22556520
13.  AROGYA VARDHII BATI AND ANAND BHAIRAVA RAS, TWO AMOEBICIDAL AYURVEDIC DRUGS 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):56-58.
Two ayurvedic preparations Arogya Vardhini Bati (AVB) and Anand Bhairava Ras (ABR) were found to cure intestinal amoebiasis of rat and hepatic amoebiasis of golden hamster. Both AVB and ABR were found to be amoebicidal against trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytic at 500 μg/ml in vitro and cured caecal amoebiasis of rat at 200 mg/kg/dose/5 dyas, in vivo.
PMCID: PMC3331254  PMID: 22556509
14.  ELEMENTOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):6-20.
This article reviews the available literature on medical elementology in relation to epidemiology and also discusses its research potentialities for development.
PMCID: PMC3331255  PMID: 22556502
15.  THE SYMBOLS OF LIFE OR PERSONALITY 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):59-60.
The symbolism of human personality is discussed in this paper.
PMCID: PMC3331256  PMID: 22556510
16.  MEDICAL REVIVALISM AND THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT IN BRITISH INDIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):1-5.
The author discusses here the efforts made to revive Ayurveda in the twentieth century by the protagonists of Ayurveda during the national movement and appraises how far political support and State patronage did good for the recrudescence of Ayurveda.
PMCID: PMC3331257  PMID: 22556501
17.  EFFICACY OF AYURVEDIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: A STUDY IN A COMMUNITY 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):21-31.
This study is aimed at evaluating the efficacy of the Ayurvedic system, especially for chronic diseases. Assessment of the subjective relief feed back was done on the lines as suggested in Caraka Samhita, one of the oldest classical Ayurvedic texts. An inter-disciplinary research work involving ancient medical learning and hi-tech modern electronic data processing unit evaluate the efficacy of the Ayurvedic treatment in a closed community. 80 percent of the respondents were in the relief range of 75% to 100%, while overall relief in terms of regaining positive health in addition to attending complaint relief is over 70% in all diseases groups, as reported by the respondents in this Programme.
PMCID: PMC3331258  PMID: 22556503
18.  YOGA AND RESEARCH – PLEA FOR A NEW APPROACH 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):40-44.
This article reviews the research work conducted in the field of Yoga and projects a new method.
PMCID: PMC3331259  PMID: 22556506
19.  HEALTH EDUCATION THROUGH NON – FORMAL EDUCATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):32-35.
The non-availability of health care in the rural area leads to the problems like infant mortality, infectious disease deaths and malnutrition. Rural health can be promoted both at preventive and promotive levels through non-formal education.
PMCID: PMC3331260  PMID: 22556504
20.  UV – INDUCED SYNTHESIS OF AMINO ACIDS FROM AQUEOUS STERILIZED SOLUTION OF AMMONIUM FORMATE AND AMMONIA UNDER HETROGENEOUS CONDITIONS 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):61-63.
Irradiation of sterilized aqueous solution of ammonium formate and ammonia with UV light in the presence and or absence of certain inorganic sensitizers for 25 hrs. gave six ninhydrin positive products in appreciable amounts. Out of the six products observed fiver were characterized as lysine, serine, glutemic acid, n-amino butyric acid and leucine. The sensitizing effect of additives on ammonium formate was observed in the order; uranium oxide > ammonium formate > ferric oxide > arsenic oxide.
PMCID: PMC3331261  PMID: 22556511
21.  AN EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE FOR BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: CLINICAL DEMONSTRATION AND PRELIMINARY TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):45-51.
This clinical paper reports the investigations conducted on a traditional African anti-asthmatic formulations and evaluates its toxicological and phyto-chemical effects.
PMCID: PMC3331262  PMID: 22556507
22.  HYPOLIPIDAEMIC EFFECTS OF MEDICAGO SATIVA SEED EXTRACTS (50% EtOH) IN RABBITS UNDER EXPERIMENTAL CONDITIONS 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):52-55.
Increased serum cholesterol and LDL cholesterol were reduced by 38 – 41.7% and 48 – 53.3% respectively when fed with alfalfa seed extract from the beginning or in established hyperlipidaemic model. LDL-cholesterol lowering was maximum (64.4%) in a model fed with alfalfa meals without cholesterol. An increase in HDL- cholesterol total cholesterol is suggestive of beneficial role since it is associated with low incidence of atherosclerosis. Possible mechanism of lipid lowering activity of Medicago sativa seed extract is worked out.
PMCID: PMC3331263  PMID: 22556508
23.  AN INTRODUCTION TO ABHINAVA CHINTAMANI AN AYURVEDA TREATISE FROM ORISSA 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):64-69.
A synopsis of the Sanskrit text, Abhinava Chintamani is presented in this paper. Attention is paid to highlight the novel features of this text composed in 18th Century A. D. by Mahamati Cakrapani Das of Orissa.
PMCID: PMC3331264  PMID: 22556512
24.  STUDIES ON AYURVEDIC TABLETS – PART I DISINTEGRATION TIME AS A PRELIMINARY TOOL FOR STANDARDISATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;10(1):36-39.
The ayurvedic pharmacy needs to be established on the basis of modern quality standards. A study on ayurvedic Guti-Vati (tablets) was undertaken with this view, revealed that most of the tablets conform to the I P standards for hardness and DT. A few of the tablets showed curious responses similar to that of enteric coated and slow release tablets commonly used in modern medicine.
A systematic supporting study is essential so as to establish relationship of such responses to the nature of ingredients and their relevance with the indications and therapeutic utility described in Ayurvedic texts.
PMCID: PMC3331265  PMID: 22556505
25.  A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE IMMUNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF BREAST MILK AND COW'S MILK - II 
Ancient Science of Life  1990;9(4):209-211.
This comparative study depicts the levels of immunoglobulins such as IgA and IgG in human breast milk samples with those of cow's milk samples. Immunoglobulins A and G were estimated by the method of Radial Immunodiffusion (RID). Experimental analysis showed that the level of Immunoglobulin A in breast milk samples were found to contain no traces of this antibody. IgG content in cow's milk (16.6 mg/dl) was higher than that of human milk (6.0mg/dl). It is clear that human milk is rich source of IgA, Early exposure through breast feeding is therefore obviously desirable.
PMCID: PMC3331330  PMID: 22557700

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