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1.  THE ORGAN KLOMA: A FRESH APPRAISAL 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):61-65.
The author discusses in this paper the much debated and controversial organ of Kloma in an objective manner and establishes its relevancy by interpreting various classical texts.
PMCID: PMC3331309  PMID: 22557676
2.  CONCEPT OF PRAMEHA/MADHUMEHA (CONTRADICTIONS AND COMPROMISES) 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):71-79.
Of all the misleading statements Caraka's categorical declaration that all pramehas if not treated ends up as Madhumeha stands formost. Outlining a common samprapti for all Mutratipravrittaja Rogas appears to be the basic misleading efforts. Extremely limited description at certain points only adds to the confusion. Untiring efforts of the enthusiastic scholars to prove that Madhumeha is synonymous with Diabetes Mellitus have failed to help. The present study undertakes to discuss these aspects in detail and endeavours to come out with some solutions without compromising much on the classical concepts.
PMCID: PMC3331310  PMID: 22557679
3.  CONTRIBUTION TO THE WOOD ANATOMY OF TINOSPORA SINENSIS (LOUR) MERRILL IN RELATION WITH T.CORDIFOLIA MIERS 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):80-85.
Morphologically Tincspora sinensis (Lour.) Merrill is differentiated from T. cordifolia Miers. Only by the tomentose leaves. The present anatomical study aids in differentiating pieces of woods of T. sinensis from those of T. cordifolia which is often mixed as adulterant or substitute for T. cordifolia in several Ayurvedic compound preparations.
PMCID: PMC3331311  PMID: 22557680
4.  YASADA BHASMA : AN EFFECTIVE HYPOGLYCAEMIC DRUG 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):69-70.
The bioevaluation of yasada bhasma was carried out on experimental animals and was found to be a very effective hypoglycaemic drug.
PMCID: PMC3331312  PMID: 22557678
5.  THE SEVEN THEORIES IDENTIFYING THE SOME PLANT 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):86-89.
The author attempts in this paper to identify the soma Plant by interpreting various texts and ascribes to seven theories in support of the study.
PMCID: PMC3331313  PMID: 22557681
6.  MALE SEXUAL DISORDERS IN INDIAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE- A HISTORICAL REVIEW 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):90-94.
The description of male sexual disorders by ancient authors of Indian medicine is praiseworthy. Effort has been made to describe the standard of approach with reference to certain books on Ayurveda and astrology. The development of administration of mineral medicines has added a new aspect in their treatment, but the description regarding their forms, etiopathogenesis, prognosis and the principle of treatment has remained unchanged. The opinions of various authors have been presented historically from vedic age up to the modern era. The present status of treatment and the role of Ayurveda in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions have been highlighted here.
PMCID: PMC3331314  PMID: 22557682
7.  ‘STUDIES ON TESTICULAR REGENERTIVE POTENTIAL OF NAGA BHASMA’ 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):95-98.
Naga Bhasma is used in various ailments and also as tonic in Ayurvedic practice. Mention has been made in Ayurvedic literature that this drug has regenerative action on testicular tissue. Therefore plan was made to study the regenerative capability on tests. It was observed that the test drug when given simultaneously with Cd cl2 showed marked prevention of toxic effects of Cd cl2 and when given alone after 36 hours of Cd cl2 administration, showed a notable regenerative potential on partially degenerated testes. It has showed specific regenerative effect on germinal epithelium of testes
PMCID: PMC3331315  PMID: 22557683
8.  ETHNO-MEDICO-BOT ANICAL STUDIES OF CHERIYA ARAYAN-AND VALIYA ARAYAN- (Aristolochia indica, Linn; Aristolochia tagala, Cham) 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):99-106.
This paper presents two important species of plants used by the Kanitribes of Agastyar hills of Trivandrum district of Kerala against snake-poison and insect bite.
PMCID: PMC3331316  PMID: 22557684
9.  STANDARDISATION OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINES-DASAMULAM KASAYAM* 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):54-60.
In a project on the analysis and standardization of Ayurvedic medicines, a chemical methodology for Dasamulam Kasayam for the comparison of market samples with a laboratory sample of Dasamulam Kasayam, and recording of characteristics like colour, consistency, smell, taste acidity, density, water soluble content and ash content. Adsorption of the Kasayam on silicagel, followed by extraction with selected solvents (petroleum ether, CHCL3, EtOAc and EtOH) as well as TLC pattern of each extract, together with the TLC pattern of total crude aglycones formed by the acid hydrolysis of the ethanol extract are experimentally determined. Market samples are compared with the reference sample using the same physical and chemical characteristics.
PMCID: PMC3331317  PMID: 22557675
10.  ANTI-FERTILITY EFFECTS OF SOME PLANTS USED BY THE STREET HERBAL VENDORS FOR BIRTH CONTROL 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):66-68.
The Herbal Vendors are the descendants of ancient mobile tribal medicine men. Now –a –days they sell crude Herbal Drugs on the streets of India. They have knowledge of medicinal plants – a skill which inherited from their forefathers. Also they are aware of the medicinal value of certain locally growing plants which are administered and control fertility and, do help family planning.
PMCID: PMC3331318  PMID: 22557677
11.  INDIA'S COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS SCHEME: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(2):40-53.
The author discusses in this paper India's massive Community Health workers scheme launched in 1977, and analyses its merits and demerits minutely here.
PMCID: PMC3331319  PMID: 22557674
12.  THE TRIDOSHA DOCTRINE TRACED TO BREATH AS SOUL 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):25.
The author traces in this paper the clue of the Tridosha Doctrine consisting of Air, water and heat. Breath contains all the three. Probably the Tridosha doctrine arose while considering breath as soul.
PMCID: PMC3331300  PMID: 22557670
13.  AYURVEDA: AN INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW-PART II 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):1-6.
In the second part of the study the author discusses disease, drug and Ayurvedic theory and practice briefly.
PMCID: PMC3331301  PMID: 22557665
14.  FOLK – MEDICINE FOR DIABETES FROM RAYALASEEMA OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):31-35.
The paper deals with the folk-lore use of 26 antidiabetic plant species occurring in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The methods of preparation and dose of administration of crude drugs as suggested by tribal and non – tribal herbalists are recorded in the study. Also the known chemical constituents(s) of these plants are included in the communication.
PMCID: PMC3331302  PMID: 22557673
15.  STUDIES ON THE STANDARDISATION OF MAHALAKSADI TAILA 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):28-30.
Malaksadi taila was prepared as per Ayurvedic formulary and was analysed. The specific gravity, saponification number, iodine number and acid number were 0.915, 199, 102 and 2 respectively. The drug resolved into two spots in the solvent n-butanol, acetic acid, water (75:15:10). The visible spectrum showed two peaks at 420-30 nm and 660 nm.
PMCID: PMC3331303  PMID: 22557672
16.  ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN PLANNING STRATEGIES OF “AIDS”: CONTROL IN INDIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):11-17.
“AIDS” is a new clinical entity identified around 1980. There is a marked increase in the incidence of the disease in the USA. Since our country has a lot of interaction around the world, including the areas of occurrence of the disease and also that the risk factors and high risk group exist in our country there is a scare about the syndrome.
PMCID: PMC3331304  PMID: 22557667
17.  ON LEHAS (LINCTUS FORMULATIONS) 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):18-19.
The author renders here an English translation to Lehdhyaya of the Kasyapa-samhita, Suthrasthana, 1-6.
PMCID: PMC3331305  PMID: 22557668
18.  PLANTAIN OR EDIBLE BANANA (MUSA X PARADISICA VAR – SAPIEMTUM) SOME LESSER KNOWN FOLK USES IN INDIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):20-24.
Plantain Or edible banana (Musa X paradisiacal var. Sapientum), an important commercial fruit item of the tropics, is known in India since time immemorial. Apart from its use as a valuable food item, banana fruits and the different part of plant find diverse uses in various folk practices, customs, religious rituals and medicine among the villagers and tribal communities of the country which are oral in tradition. A study conducted on various medicinal applications of banana has shown that they are very effective and can be used by all as simple and safe home remedy for treating a number of common ailments which are reported here.
PMCID: PMC3331306  PMID: 22557669
19.  GEMS AND THEIR MEDICINAL VALUES 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):26-27.
The medicinal uses of nine major gems (Navrtna) are enumerated here.
PMCID: PMC3331307  PMID: 22557671
20.  THE KALPA METHOD OF THERAPY IN CHRONIC DISEASES 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;9(1):7-10.
In chronic diseases, the Kalpa method of therapy prescribed in Ayurveda for revitalization and overall improvement of health is discussed in this paper. Also reports here that clinical trial of Agrogyavardhini Kalpa in chronic GIT disease confirms the efficacy of Kalps therapy in boosting the general health of the patient as reflected by its nutritional status etc. Clinical symptoms also improve and thus moving that the Arogyavardhini exerts multi dimensional influence on the disease.
PMCID: PMC3331308  PMID: 22557666
21.  ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITY OF NIGELLA SATIVA 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;8(3-4):262-266.
An extract of Smilax china, Hemidesmus indicus and Nigella Sativa on the ratio 3:2:1, prepared by boiling in water and concentrated could completely cure cases of oral canger diagnosed by modern methods. Cytotoxic studies with the three components showed activity in Nigella sativa at a concentration of 25 microgram equivalent of the dry powder against Dalton's lymphoma ascites cells. Animal experiments indicated the retarded growth of ascites as compared to the controls with a longivity of 90%.
PMCID: PMC3336718  PMID: 22557660
22.  STUDIES ON MRTASANJIVANI SURA 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;8(3-4):220-222.
Mrtasanjivani sura was prepared according to the formulary in an earthen pot and in a glass vessel. The drug fermented in glass vessel was distilled using glass joint distillation apparatus and that fermented in earthen pot was distilled by baka yantra method. The alcohol content in the finished medicine in the glass distilled and baka yantra methods were 3.44% and 4.70% respectively. The medicine of each container was acidic in nature.
PMCID: PMC3336719  PMID: 22557653
23.  THE SYMBOLS OF CREATIVE ENERGY IN THE LITERATURE ON MYSTICSM AND ON ALCHEMY 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;8(3-4):191-195.
Alchemy as art tries to imitate creation such as spontaneous generation. The magic wands of creation, of Chinese origin, would be a compass and a triangular carpenter's square. Creation is represented by the dual-natured soul, comprising of the spirit (Ruh) and “the” soul (Nafs). The ultimate source is creative energy which emanates form the Divine word of command. Creative energy, in its non-manifest form, would be ultrasonic energy, which can be represented by a humming sourd. This would be sympolized by the humming sound. This would be symbolized by the humming sound of bees represent creative energy and in fig 3 the fiddle, as direct producers of a humming sound.
PMCID: PMC3336720  PMID: 22557649
24.  A PRELIMINARY STANDARD FOR ‘SURADARULEPA CHURNA’- AN AYURVEDIC PREPARATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;8(3-4):293-297.
SURADARU LEPA CHURNA’-A Compound drug formulation in Ayurvedic system of medicine was analysed. The proximate chemical analysis, the microscopic method of identifying their ingredients, flourescese study and thin layer chromatographic studies of the drug have been reported in this paper.
PMCID: PMC3336721  PMID: 22557664
25.  ADAPTOGENIC ACTIVITY OF SEEDS OF TRICHOPUS ZEYLANICUS GAERTN, THE GINSENG OF KERALA 
Ancient Science of Life  1989;8(3-4):212-219.
The alchoholic extract of seeds of Trichopus zeylanicus showed a potent adaptogenic or antistress properties against a variety of stresses in both rats an dmice. The extract increased the swimming performance of normal and adrenalectomized mice. Significantly; prevented a variety of stress and chemical induced ulcerations in rats and also prevented milk-induced leucocytosis in mice. The extract further reduced the gastric secretary clume, PH and acid output in pylorusligated rat stomach. No mortalitiy was observed upto a dose of 3 g/kg per oral in mice. The study indicated that trichopus zeylanicus seeds induce a state of nonspecific increased resistance against a variety of stress induced biological changes in animals.
PMCID: PMC3336722  PMID: 22557652

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