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1.  MEDICINAL PLANTS 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):101-102.
PMCID: PMC3331541  PMID: 22557389
2.  AYURVEDIC WAY TO GET A SON OR A DAUGHTER AT WILL 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):98-100.
The author discusses in this paper the trajection called ‘Punsavana’ or Ayurvedic science in detail asserted by various authors of Ayurveda to have a son or a daughter at will.
PMCID: PMC3331542  PMID: 22557388
3.  CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF MEDHYA DRUGS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHOSIS (UNMADA) 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):77-81.
Clinical and experimental trial of different Ayurvedic drugs have been done by various authors on mental disorders and the reports have been encouraging. The present preliminary study has been undertaken to evaluate the clinical efficacy of a compound formulation containing five potent. Medhya in cases of Unmada i. e. Psychosis. The results were encouraging.
PMCID: PMC3331543  PMID: 22557384
4.  RESPONSE OF COMMIPHORA MUKUL (GUGGULU) ON MELATONIN INDUCED HYPOTHYROIDISM 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):85-90.
The results of this study indicate that melatonin induces hypothyroidism in mice within eight days. Simultaneous administration of melatonin and petroleum ether extract of Commiphora mukul brings about a significant improvement in thyroid structure and function. Further, melatonin induced hypothyroidism is although a little reversible yet it is normalized quickly after C. mukul treatment. These data suggest that C. mukul directly stimulates thyroid function probably through some enzymatic mechanisms.
PMCID: PMC3331544  PMID: 22557386
5.  ANTIFERTILITY, ABORTIFACIENT AND FERTILITY PROMOTING DRUGS FROM DANDAKARANYA 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):103-107.
In this article, 26 folKlore claims on Antifertility, Abortifacient and Fertility – promoting drugs gathered from the tribals of Dandakaranya during the Medico–Ethno–Botanical explorations undertaken by the authors are presented. suggesting scientific screening of these claims for establishing their validity and acceptability so as to make use of them, with modifications if any, in the National Family Welfare Programmes.
PMCID: PMC3331545  PMID: 22557390
7.  FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA - PART V 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):53-59.
In this concluding part of the study, the author explains the pathological investigation of urine and faeces. Also he throws some light on the fundamentals of Pharmacy relevant to pharmacology of Ayurveda.
PMCID: PMC3331547  PMID: 22557380
8.  SOME AYURVEDIC IMPORTANT PLANTS FROM DISTRICT KAMRUP (ASSAM) 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):108-115.
The authors while on ethnobotanical study tour to the district of Kamrup (Assam) collected the following medicinal plants from Ayurvedic point of view and studied other economic values which is presented in this paper.
PMCID: PMC3331548  PMID: 22557391
9.  ELEMENTS - MAN AND MEDICINE (ENVIRONMENT) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CARDIAC DISORDERS 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):91-97.
The details of Philosophical views of different schools of thought in relevance to Ayurveda have been discussed here. Also the author has thrown some light on the factors involved in the physiology and pathology of the human body with special reference to the Cardiac disorders. Inference has also been made to his earlier article – “Heart–its structures, Metabolism and Cardiac tonics” logical conclusion to it.
PMCID: PMC3331549  PMID: 22557387
10.  EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF ANTHELMINTIC AND PURGATIVE ACTIVITY OF MYRSINE AFRICANA FRUITS 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):82-84.
The aqueous and ethanolic extract of Myrsine africana fruits was evaluated for their anthelmintic activity against tape, hook, nodular and earthworms. The ethanolic extract was found to possess considerable lethal action against tape worms but it was not significant against the other helminths, Similarly ethereal, alcoholic and aqueous extracts of the fruits were tested for their purgative activity using albino rats. Tho ethanolic extract had marked purgative activity.
PMCID: PMC3331550  PMID: 22557385
11.  A PRELIMINARY STANDARD FOR NILAAVARAI CURNAM - A SIDDHA PREPARATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):67-71.
Nilavarai Curnam, a compound drug formulation in Siddha System of Medicine was analysed. The Microscopic methods of identifying their ingredients, Chemical analysis, Fluorescence, and Thin Layer Chromatographic studies of the drug have been reported here.
PMCID: PMC3331551  PMID: 22557382
12.  STUDIES ON SOME SOUTH INDIAN MARKET SAMPLES OF AYURVEDIC DRUGS-II 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(2):60-66.
This paper is the second in the series and deals with the ayurvedic drugs. 1) Vidari, 2) Nagakesara, 3) Priyangu, 1) Sathi and 5) Srngi. The S. Indian market samples are evaluated which will help in gainful exploitation of the species other than the accepted source, and also solve, to a certain extent the controversial drugs issue of these drugs.
PMCID: PMC3331552  PMID: 22557381
13.  PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF COMPOUND AYURVEDIC PREPARATIONS: Part C : Vettumaran Gutika(VTG) 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):11-18.
Vettumaran Gutika produced moderate CNS depressant effect, prolonged pentobarbitone and diazepam induced sleep, produced initial depression followed by stimulation of SMA in mice. It did not effect SCR and CAR in rats, reserpine effects in mice and threshold of tail-flick response in rats. It failed to protect rats and mice aginst Electro, pentylenetetrazol and strychnine induced convulsions and did not supress carrageenin induced hind paw oedema in rats. It produced negative inotropic and chronotropic effects on frog heart and antispasmodic effect in rats colon and guinea piga against various spasmogens. It depressed rhythmicity of rabbit jejunum and produced mild cholinolytic effect and has no effect on rat vasdeferens and frog rectus abdominis muscle.
PMCID: PMC3331529  PMID: 22557370
14.  FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA - PART IV 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):1-5.
In this penultimatè part of the study the author explains the cosmic force and its function. Also he throws some light on Ayurvedic method of diagnosis.
PMCID: PMC3331530  PMID: 22557368
15.  SUPERSTITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PLANTS IN INDIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):42-44.
In this article, superstitions prevailing in India. attached to medicinal plants have been compiled. The author opines that there must be some rationale behind each of these superstitious practices which merits painstaking study to understand thm in the proper perspective.
PMCID: PMC3331531  PMID: 22557377
16.  NOVELTIES OF RAJANARAHARI - 4: IDENTIFICATION OF A NEW AYURVEDIC DRUG - KARI 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):6-10.
A new drug KARI is unravelled in Ayurveda; it is botanically identified and equated with Canthium parciflorum Lamk. The intricacies involved in, Ayurveda for arriving at the identification are discussed in detail; a brief botanical description with a plate of the herbarium specimen are provided.
PMCID: PMC3331532  PMID: 22557369
17.  PLANT RESOURCES FOR AYURVEDA: AN OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):45-47.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of health mainly based on plant drugs is of late, regaining the confidence of the people in India and abroad. Quite ironically, our vegetal wealth is getting more and more impoverished due to indiscriminate deforestation. This is ominous for Ayurveda and its enthusiasts. The article highlights the portends that this devastation holds for this science. Probably, the only lasting method of ensuring uninterrupted supplies of plant materials for Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals and the needy people in future is the conservation of whatever is left of nature.
PMCID: PMC3331533  PMID: 22557378
19.  LEUCORRHOEA AND MENORRHAGIA: TRIBAL MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):40-41.
In this article, the authors present information on 11 claims of folk–lore medicine on Leucorrhoea and Menorrhagia gathered from the tribals of Dandakaranya.
PMCID: PMC3331535  PMID: 22557376
20.  SELF - REALIZATION THROUGH THROUGH VEDANTA AND YOGA 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):31-36.
The seeker of ultimate truth needs the understanding of the practical side of Vedanta philosophy, the five Koshas or Sheaths beyond which the Atman, the Self remains. Through Vedanta and Yoga one can transcend these layers in a systematic manner to attain self realization – ultimate Reality.
PMCID: PMC3331536  PMID: 22557374
21.  MISKITARAMASHIA 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):27-30.
Miskitaramashia is a special single drug in Unani system of medicine and it has been identified as Lallemantia royleana (Wall) Benth. Of the family Labiacae. Its pharmacognostical characters hava also been reported here.
PMCID: PMC3331537  PMID: 22557373
22.  CLINICAL TRIAL OF ADHATODA VASICA SYRUP (VASA) IN THE PATIENTS OF NON-ULCER DYSPEPSIA (AMLAPITTA) 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):19-23.
The efficacy of Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) in the form of syrup against Non-ulcer Dyspepsia (Amiapitta) through a clinical trial is attempted here. This trial showed hopeful results. The drug has reduced the total and free HCL in the patients of hyperacidity and hyperchlorhydria.
PMCID: PMC3331538  PMID: 22557371
23.  ETHNO-BOTANY OF APAMA SILIQUOSA LAMK: (Kuravankanda Mooli - Tamil) 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):37-39.
The tribal community known as Kaani dwelling in the Papanasam forests of Tamilnadu attribute a variety of medicinal properties to a shrub called Kuravankanamooli. It is practically employed as an universal remedy in their life. The name Kuravankandamooli and the medicinal virtues atrributed to the plant are found to be new to the records of medicinal plants of Tamilnadu. This contribution presents information on the Botanical identity and the folklore medicinal claims of the plant.
PMCID: PMC3331539  PMID: 22557375
24.  DAMODARA'S AROGYACINTAMANI 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;3(1):24-26.
A short inventory of Damodara's Arogyacintamani is presented, together with some special features of the work; moreover its date is also established.
PMCID: PMC3331540  PMID: 22557372
25.  IMPACT OF HISTORICAL STUDIES ON THE NOMENCLATURE OF MEDICINAL AND ECONOMIC PLANTS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO CLOVE (LAVANGA) 
Ancient Science of Life  1983;2(4):227-232.
Clove is a familiar spice widely used in medicinal preparations. The author has unravelled here some of the little known fact of the spice. the origin and spread of this valuable medicinal plants is also discussed here with historical background.
PMCID: PMC3336757  PMID: 22556987

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