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1.  THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS TO ANCIENT INDIAN MEDICINE PART I: (With special reference to Caraka Samhita) 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):69-75.
This paper attempts to explore the possibilities of establishing independent innovative theoretical foundations of ancient Indian medicine, by showing that the inner demands of the very content of the discipline made it imperative for the physicians to create their own epistemology and methodology.
PMCID: PMC3331379  PMID: 22557591
3.  TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE MAKING – ITS MARK ON THE WORLD 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):90-98.
This paper discusses the traditional Chinese medicine and its wide utility in eradicating malaria, treating hemorrhoids and kidney stones, and simple and safe method of cataract extraction perfected by the Chinese physicians.
PMCID: PMC3331381  PMID: 22557594
4.  PLANTS OF RAMAYANA* 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):76-84.
The article presents a list of plants mentioned in Ramayana one of the two great epics of this country which has been compiled and the probable equivalent botanical names have been fixed. This study will be useful to the botanists, palaeo – botanists, ethonobotanists, foresters, naturalists and environmentalists as well.
PMCID: PMC3331382  PMID: 22557592
6.  EPHEDRA, THE OLDEST MEDICINAL PLANT WITH THE HISTORY OF AN UNINTERRUPTED USE 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):105-109.
Ephedra was a source of anti-fatigue drink. In later period it became a drink of immortality and longevity. The use of Soma as the first drink of a newly born child is mentioned in Rigveda. The author identifies the Soma of Rigveda with the Ephedra and established its use in ancient Rome and also highlights here its continuity among Zorostrains.
PMCID: PMC3331384  PMID: 22557597
7.  ETHNO-MEDICAL STUDIES OF PATALKOT AND TAMIYA (DISTT. CHHINDWARA) M. P. – PLANTS USED AS TONIC 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):119-121.
An ethno-medical survey was conducted in the tribal pockets of Tamiya and Petalkot of Madhya Pradesh wherein “Bharia” and “Gond” tribes inhabit. This paper presents 22 medicinal plants belonging to 17 families, used as tonic medicine among them.
PMCID: PMC3331385  PMID: 22557600
8.  TRANSLATION ARTICLE: SARALAM 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):116-118.
PMCID: PMC3331386  PMID: 22557599
9.  ENERGY MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):85-89.
Energy medicine is the most comprehensive concept introduced in medical diagnostics and therapy to account for a whole range of phenomena and methods available to help an individual proceed from sickness to health. The modern medical theories do not account for, much less accept many traditional therapies due to deep suspicion that the older methods are not scientific. However, the Holistic Health groups around the world have now created an environment for therapies which work at subtle energy inputs, at the cellular and molecular levels. Moreover, there are other – as yet unexplainable – energy fields which are being utilized to rebalance the Body-Mind-Spirit triad in an individual. A brief introduction is provided to these subtle energy inputs and methods of manipulation of the vital forces in the sick. Many ancient health technologies such as Yoga, Ayurveda, Acupuncture etc have proposed and work under different energy movement in the body. These are all Energy Medical Systems whose efficacy is beyond any doubt in therapeutics. Thus, Energy Medicine forms a broad based system and its introduction is important to widen the scope and content of medical therapy so that optimal treatment of the sick is possible.
PMCID: PMC3331387  PMID: 22557593
10.  CONSTITUTIONAL STUDY OF CANCER PATIENTS – ITS PROGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC SCOPE 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):110-115.
28 patients undergoing treatment for Cancer and 57 normal adults are studied for their Prakriti (constitution and temperature) to find out whether there is any difference in the prakriti pattern of Cancer patients when compared with that of normal volunteers. Pitta dominance is found in the prakriti pattern of Cancer patients followed by Kapha dominance. The prognostic therapeutic utility and scope of the knowledge of prakriti patterns are also discussed in this paper.
PMCID: PMC3331388  PMID: 22557598
11.  A NEW RECEIPT FOR LIVER INJURY 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(2):99-103.
A new receipe consisting of Phyllanthus fraternus Webster, Eclipta alba and curcumin was prepared. The efficacy of this preparation was tested in carbontetrachloride (CCl4) induced fatty liver model in rats. This preparation was able to normalize the level of lipids accumulating in liver due to CCl4 injury and it was also able to bring down elevated levels of serum bilirubin. Further, the decreased levels of serum triglycerides, pre B-lipoproteins and cholesterol in CCl4 liver injured rats was raised after treatment with new preparation. Further, the decreased level of liver glycogen was also normalized. From these results, it can be inferred that the new receipe is able to offer protection against the liver injury caused by CCl4 injection.
PMCID: PMC3331389  PMID: 22557595
12.  “TRADITIONAL MEDICINE” IN INDIA * DECLINE AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):6-11.
From the time of colonial rule in India and the beginnings of Westernization and modernization processes, other-than-modern medical practices have been forced into retreat. The new, internationally professed aspiration of comprehensive health care (PHC) under the global target of “Health for all by 2000 A.D.” has revived interest also in the traditional medical practices, which is a confession of the failure of the modern model of health care in 3rd world contexts.
The new role assigned to traditional medicine is questionable in view of unchanged development patterns. The need is for a new type of health care research, in which people themselves participate in and direct research, planning and action towards an improvement of their living and health care conditions.
PMCID: PMC3331368  PMID: 22557581
13.  IN PURSUIT OF NEW HERBAL SOURCES FOR INDIAN MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):39-44.
Due to destruction of forest wealth and natural flora the sources of herbal medicine are becoming increasingly rare. So, it is high time to discover alternative sources of such drugs among plant species that are already available in large numbers. As a first installment of the series the medicinal properties of a few members of the family Phytolaccaceae are discussed here.
PMCID: PMC3331369  PMID: 22557586
14.  PSYCHIATRY AND AYURVEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):I.
PMCID: PMC3331370  PMID: 22557590
15.  SOME CORRELATION BETWEEN ONSET OF SPECIFIC DISEASES AND INDICATION SYSTEM IN SKIN AND LINES OF HUMAN PALM 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):17-20.
There are various lacuna and voids in clinical studies of glandular disorders and its warning or indication system in the study of palms of human beings. This paper presents for the first time, a datum and several observations made on the conditions of skin, colour mounts, lines etc. of human palms. Studies reveal that palms of both hands play a diagnostic role in medical emergency. The colour, temperature of the skin of hands at times yield more information of impending shock than either pulse of the blood pressure. This unique method of observations was in vogue in Hindu system of Medicine, since time immemorial. Ayurveda correctly depicts the study of human health from various disciplines – “Hasta raysa” and Hasta “Kundili”.
“Human hand is a unique organ from which an extraordinary amount of clinical information can be derived”.
PMCID: PMC3331371  PMID: 22557583
16.  EFFECT OF HERBAL COMPOUND ON MATURITY ONSET DIABETES 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):12-16.
The clinical study conducted to evaluate the ant diabetes effect of a herbal compound drug consisting two herbs is presented here.
PMCID: PMC3331372  PMID: 22557582
17.  PRESENT STATUS OF RESEARCH ON GENUS: MIMOSA 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):21-29.
The research work done on different species of the genus Mimosa have been reviewed with special reference to Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biological activities.
PMCID: PMC3331373  PMID: 22557584
18.  EXPERIMENTAL MODEL FOR THE STUDY OF ANTIDIABETIC EFFECT OF AYURVEDIC METALLIC PREPARATIONS 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):49-54.
To Substantiate the claims of Ayurvedic classics, animal experimentation with modern technology has been carried out in this paper. Various methods have been described for induction diabetes Mellitus or any other disease. Now it is the duty of an Ayurvedist to select the suitable method on the guidelines of Ayurvedic aetiology to produce a condition stimulating to Prameha (Madhumeha) and the best suitable method (Folin-Wu) for estimating the sugar content of blood is adopted. Besides this one must do experiment in all species and should confirm the finding by clinical evaluation. Side by side toxicity studies are also necessary.
PMCID: PMC3331374  PMID: 22557588
19.  MEDICINAL PLANT WEALTH OF ANDHRA PRADESH – Part II 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):55-64.
In this second part of the study an alphabetical checklist of 211 medicinal plants not covered in the enumeration together with a bibliography is presented here.
PMCID: PMC3331375  PMID: 22557589
20.  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE IN ANCIENT INDIA: AN APPRAISAL 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):1-5.
The ancient Indians were the custodians of a highly evolved civilization with great awareness on the decisive importance as well as the vulnerability of man's natural environment. The ancient Indians sages and Rishis had considered human environment from the point of view of physical, chemical, biological and social process that influences directly or indirectly the health and well – being of the human kind. Their approach towards life was very comprehensive, highly integrated with the environment and, therefore, was ecologically sound and sustainable. It was aimed at promoting a peaceful coexistence with all the living organisms as well as a fuller harmony with the physical environment. The ancient masters tactfully implemented much of their value oriented teachings through certain rituals, taboos and totems and made the people to observe it as spiritual duty; the violation of which was feared an antispiritual. This approach had its astonishing impact and the people accepted these value oriented practices as a way of life and which in course of time became traditions for ages ensuring peaceful coexistence of human kind with other living organisms as well as with the physical environment. But with the advent of modern civilization most of these value oriented traditions are being either lost or discarded. The disappearance or disregard for such time tested environmental conservation or preservation oriented traditions had begun to show its detrimental effect on the life supporting system.
PMCID: PMC3331376  PMID: 22557580
21.  ‘ANTIANDROGENIC PROPERTIES OF NEEM SEED OIL (AZADIRACHTA INDICA) IN MALE RAT AND RABBI’ 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):30-38.
Azadirachta indica (Neem) seed oil brings about a significant diminution in spermatozoan motility and density. It leads to reduction of fertility rate in rats and rabbits. The body weight of the animals remain unaffected but the weights of reproductive oranges declined. Reduction of cauda epididymal protein, sialic acid, acid phosphatase and seminal vesicular fructose concentration in rats and rabbits could bedue to antiandrogenic action of the seed oil as confirmed with the help of bioassay techniques. Histopathology of testis revealed arrest of spermatogenesis and sever degenerative changes in the cauda epididymis.
PMCID: PMC3331377  PMID: 22557585
22.  CATHA EDULIS (KHAT), A SEX DEPRESSANT, EUPHORIANT IN HISTORY 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;7(1):45-48.
This article traces the history of the Khat which is an intoxicant and also a sexual depressant. The author establishes that its origion is Abyssinia and it is brought to Arabia where it is commonly used even by Muslims. If Khat is consumed in excess it may impair the health but moderate quantity is beneficial.
PMCID: PMC3331378  PMID: 22557587
23.  SALT IN AYURVEDA I 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;6(4):217-237.
In basic Ayurveda texts, Susruta, Caraka and Vagbhata, some quite specific Salts (Lavanam) have been described and their properties and actions are enumerated. By comparing those accounts with the present methods of preparation, conclusions have been made and evidently spurious methods are pointed out. The reported properties of Saindhava, Samudra, Vida, Sauvarcha, Romaka, Audbhida, Gutika, the Katu Group, Krsna and Pamsuja Lavanas are discussed in terms of their chemical constituents here and, thus, the authors establish its inter-connections.
PMCID: PMC3331422  PMID: 22557573
24.  TWIN BRAIN AND ARDHANAREESHWARA: AN INTERESTING COMPARISON 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;6(4):252-254.
This article is a scientific interpretation of Vedic, Upanishadic, Tantric and Puranic conceptions of Cakras & ‘Ardhanareeshwara’ in the light of modern neuro psychological research. It also attempts to make striking similarities between the ‘twin brain’ and the concept of ‘Ardhanareeshwara’ and to show how the Ancient Indian sages conceptualized this ‘two in one’, brain reality long ago what neurosciences are just trying to understand now.
PMCID: PMC3331423  PMID: 22557577
25.  JALAUKAVACHARANAM OR APPLICATION OF LEECHES 
Ancient Science of Life  1987;6(4):I.
PMCID: PMC3331424  PMID: 22557579

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