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1.  TOXICITY OF SEMECARPUS ANACARDIUM EXTRACT 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):106-109.
Toxicity by oral route administration of S. anacardium extract with peanut oil was compared against the same extract emulsified with Tween-80 saline. The traditional way of administration with peanut oil was found to be safe and upto 25 mg/kg/day x9 days, increase in weight, RBCs & haemoglobin % was observed without mortality. Same dose with Tween-80 saline was found to have adverse effects regarding all the pharameters with 16.5% mortality. This study support Ayurvedic method of administration for efficacy without toxicity.
PMCID: PMC3331355  PMID: 22557639
2.  ETHNO BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF PILES BY BHOXAS OF UTTAR PRADESH 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):167-170.
The paper deals with some less known ethnomedicinal plats as well as animals which are use I the treatment of piles by the Bhoxa tribe of Uttar Pradesh.
PMCID: PMC3331356  PMID: 22557646
3.  ANTIPOISONOUS PROPERTY OF CANAVALIA VIROSA 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):103-105.
Canavalia virosa seed is applied on the wound after removing the seed coat. This sticks to the skin till the poison is completely removed and falls off which takes five to seven hours. There is complete relief of the poisoning in the case of Scorpion, Centipede., and the seeds which have been detected and studied here.
PMCID: PMC3331357  PMID: 22557638
4.  SOCIAL RESEARCH AND HEALTH CARE PLANNING IN SOUTH ASIA-PART 11 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):75-91.
The second part of the study addresses issues raised by the notion that planning in developing countries should integrated indigenous medical resources in state funded health service system. In this perspective the author analyses here the relationship between “alternative practices” of the world today.
PMCID: PMC3331358  PMID: 22557635
5.  AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF KUTAJARISHTA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AMOEBIASIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):100-102.
A study on Kutajarista’ was carried out and it was tested for anti-amoebic action which is presented in this paper.
PMCID: PMC3331359  PMID: 22557637
6.  ROLE OF AYURVEDA AND YOGA TO OVERCOME AGING 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):92-99.
The changes in the body with aging are various. They can be avoided by judicious use of the knowledge of Aha Vihara and Carya described in the Ayurvedic texts alongwith certain yogic practices with are minutely discussed here.
PMCID: PMC3331360  PMID: 22557636
7.  UNRECORDED TRADITIONAL MEDICINE -1* 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):110-112.
This communication reports the households remedies for the treatment of chronic fever, whooping –cough and carbuncle prevailed in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh in India.
PMCID: PMC3331361  PMID: 22557640
8.  SOME PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF PONGAMIA PINNATA LINN (KARANJA) 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):133-137.
Ste, bark of pongamia pinnata, a medicinal tree of importance in Ayurveda has been subjected to various pharmacological studies using the aqueous extract in different dose levels. The aqueous extract of bark exhibited significant CNS sedative and antipyretic effects in experimental animals. But there was no effect on cardiovascular system, through it showed antispasmodic effects on smooth muscle (invitro). These observations are presented here.
PMCID: PMC3331362  PMID: 22557644
9.  ATHARVA VEDIC VIEWS ON TUBERCULOSIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):I.
PMCID: PMC3331363  PMID: 22557647
10.  DEVELOPMENT OF A RURAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE MODEL BASED ON INDIAN INDIGENOUS SYSTEM OF MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):138-166.
Based on the principles of primary health care as outlined by WHO at the Alma Ata Conference in 1978, many voluntary organizations in India have been formulating, organizing and experimenting with the comprehensive rural community health Schemes. The goal is to indentify the felt needs at both individual and community levels and facilitate direct participation in decision making, develop suitable alternative, ecologically Sound indigenous models for socioeconomic well-being. In this context the Indian system of medicine has a useful and complementary role to play in the preventive and curative aspects of primary health care programmes. With the above objectives in mind the investigators undertook a brief survey of a “comprehensive rural health” project. The primary aim of this project is to develop a community health care model using innovative alternative methods using Indian indigenous system of medicine and participatory research techniques to improve rural health services of the surrounding under privileged villages. Many gaps exist in the assessment, however, a birds eye-view is presented here.
PMCID: PMC3331364  PMID: 22557645
11.  AN ASPECT OF THE FIVE SOULS OF INDIAN PHYSIOLOGY 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):113-116.
In this paper the author discusses five souls viz, prana, Apana, Udana, Samana and vyana of Indian physiology. Also aims to show that the last named two souls were unknown to Galen.
PMCID: PMC3331365  PMID: 22557641
12.  EFFECT OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANT PREPARATIONS OF ADIPOSE TISSUE METABOLISM 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):117-124.
Powder in fine suspension, water and alcoholic extract preparations of Cyperus Rotundus (Mustak), Iris versicolor (Haimavati) and Holoptelai integrifolia (Chirubilva) were used in adipose cell suspension and also administered orally to evaluate the effect of these plant preparations on adipose tissue metabolism in rats. The result, showed that the preparations from these medicinal plants exhibited lipolytic action to mobilize fat from adipose tissues in rats and consequently helped in the reduction of obesity.
PMCID: PMC3331366  PMID: 22557642
13.  COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HERBAL AGENTS USED FOR FUMIGTATION IN RELATIONS TO FORMULATION* 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(2):125-132.
The study assess some herbal agents used for fumigations as listed in Ayurvedic literature for various applications. Here coarse powder of 19 freshly collected and dried herbal agents were used for fumigating a room of about 594 cu .ft. volume. Air samples were collected using Nutrient Agar plates just before , 15 minutes and 45 minutes after fumigation from both ground and top. Assessment of the agent was done by means of colony counts after incubation of air samples . In relation to Formaline (disinfection by 100%) all the herbal agents have reduced the microbial colony counts in air samples considerably. Five agents were markedly effective in destroying micro-organisms in ground samples while the rest have disinfected significantly the top samples. Potent disinfection was seen with “Devadāru” and in line “Apamārga” stands second while “Sarsapa” has reduced aeroganic micro-organisms.
PMCID: PMC3331367  PMID: 22557643
14.  EFFECT OF VEGAVIDHARNA (URINE VITHHOLDING) ON NEUROHUMORS: (AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY) 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):55-59.
In the present study an attempt has been made to measure the changes occurring in levels of some neuro-humors, such as catecholamines, serotonin (5-HT) and acetylcholine in blood and urine, after distension of urinary bladder caused by suppression of urine urge. Distenision of urinary bladder was produced by withholding the urine rabbits and observations were made at hourly intervals. Canges observed in the levels of these neurohumors reveal that withholding of urine is a stressful situation. Inference has been drawn that suppression of urine urge (vegavidharana) acts as a stressful situation and thus the study validates the role of vegavidharan in aetiology of diseases.
PMCID: PMC3331341  PMID: 22557631
15.  PRE AND POST-IMPLANTATION CHANGES IN THE UTEUS OF RATS: RESPONSE TO MORINGA OLEIFERA LAM. EXTRACT 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):49-54.
Aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera Lam. (root) has been studies on pre and post-implementation stages of the uterus of rats so as to elucidate its antifertility mode of action. Results on the biochemical estimation in the uterus of control pregnant rats at different stages of pregnancy revealed a successive increase in the total proteins, glycogen content and the activity or acid and alkaline phosphatase from day 2 to 5 post-coitum. When aqueous extract of M. oleifera Lam. Was administered, there was a significant reduction in all these biochemical constituents when compared to their respective control groups. The role of these biochemical transformations has been discussed in relation to anti-implantation action of the extract.
PMCID: PMC3331342  PMID: 22557630
16.  ‘AROGYAPPACHA’ (TRICHOPUS ZEYLANICUS gaerin), THE ‘GINSENG’ OF KANI TRIBES OF AGASHYAR HILLS (KERALA) FOR EVER GREEN HEALH AND VITALITY 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):13-16.
‘Arogyappacha’ (Trichopus zeylanicus) found endemic to Agastyar hills of Kerala is used by the local ‘kani’ tribe as a health food for getting instant stamina, ever green health and vitality. The tonic effect of this plants is comparable to that of the famous health food/drug ‘Ginseng’. A critical survey of the Ayurveda classics, suggests that the ‘Arogyappacha’ may be the divine ‘Varahi’described by sushruta. Chemical and Pharmacological evaluation of the plant have been initiated.
PMCID: PMC3331343  PMID: 22557622
17.  SOME ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS OF KORAPUT DISTRICT ORISSA 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):60-67.
The paper presents the ethnomedicinal use of 35 plants by the tribals of Koraput district to cure 25 diseases they suffer from. Apart from this, a note on the vegetation pattern, tribal population and geography of the district is given here.
PMCID: PMC3331344  PMID: 22557632
18.  CLINICAL EVALUATION OF SAHACHARADI AND NIRGUNDI TAILAS IN SAISAVEEYAVATA (POLIOMYELITIS) 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):25-29.
A research trial was conducted at in-patient level to compare the efficacy of Sahacharadi taila with that of Nirgundi taila in Saisaveeyavata (Poliomyelitis). Forty cases were selected for the trial and grouped into two at random and treated with Sahacharadi taila and Nirgundi taila respectively. Results in both groups were highly encouraging and statistically significant. The study also revealed that 25% of patients had undergone Polio vaccination and it was not helpful to prevent the disease.
PMCID: PMC3331345  PMID: 22557625
19.  SOCIAL RESEARCH AND HEALTH CARE PLANNING IN SOUTH ASIA - PART 1 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):1-12.
This paper discuses the social research and health care planning systems of South Asia. Also, the Author attempts to indicate the scope and nature of this work done in this territory to identity elements relevant to health care planning.
PMCID: PMC3331346  PMID: 22557621
20.  PREPARATION OF “777 OIL” USED FOR PSORIASIS IN SIDDHA MEDICINE BY MODIFIED METHOD 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):17-19.
“777 oil” a coded drug of Siddha system of medicine was prepared and analyzed in the paper. The drug showed 3.62, 13.57 and 266.9 Iodine value, acid number and saponification number respectively. The bark which was one of the ingredients in the drug was possessing 0.63% nitrogen in the acid soluble portion. The bark also exhibited proeolytic activity and the optimum pH was 4.
PMCID: PMC3331347  PMID: 22557623
21.  THE PORTRAIT OF A MEDIEVAL ALCHEMIST WITH SYMBOLS OF ELEMENTS IMITATING CREATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):44-48.
This paper depicts e paraphernalia of an alchemist who believed in imitating creation and generating a soul thereby. The magic wands of creation are a compass and a triangular carpenter's square. They can produce the dual natured soul Ruh or Spirit symbolized as Cock and Nafs of “the soul” as snake: The real creative energy by nature is ultrasonic energy, characterizing the word of command of the creator. Ultrasonic energy can be produced by fiddle which is depicted also as such a producer. Thus all the elements necessary to imitate creation have been depicted here.
PMCID: PMC3331348  PMID: 22557629
22.  MANTRA AND YANTRA IN INDIAN MEDICINE AND ALCHEMY 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):20-24.
This paper was presented at the International Workshop on mantras and ritual diagrams in Hinduism, held in Paris, 21-22 June1984. The complete text in French, which appeared in the Journal asiatique 1986, p.203, is based upon an analysis of Ayurvedc literature from ancient times down to the present and of numerous Sanskrit sources concerning he specialized sciences: alchemy and latrochemisry, veterinary medicine as well as agricultural and horticulture techniques.
PMCID: PMC3331349  PMID: 22557624
23.  FLAVOURING AGENTS IN PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):38-40.
This paper deals with the various aspects of commonly used flavouring agents for the preparation of medicaments.
PMCID: PMC3331350  PMID: 22557627
24.  PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON THE IMMUNOPOTENTIATING ACTION OF SOME AYURVEDIC PREPARATIONS 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):41-43.
Ten healthy controls, 9 Rheumatoid Arthritis patients and 5 cancer patients were studied for T and B cells in peripheral circulation. T cell count in cancer patients showed a slight enhancement after receiving Ayurvedic Treatment; but the B cell count remained the same. In Rheumatoid Arthritis patients no significant change was noticed either in T cell or cell count.
PMCID: PMC3331351  PMID: 22557628
25.  ATHISTAULYAM (OBESITY) 
Ancient Science of Life  1988;8(1):I.
PMCID: PMC3331352  PMID: 22557634

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