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1.  CLINICAL STUDY OF AC-4-AN AYURVEDIC COMPOUND PREPARATION AS AN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):79-83.
In this paper the contraceptive effect of Ayush AC-4 an ayurvedic compound preparation is assessed. Totally 281 volunteers have been enrolled in the study. Tho menstrual cycles covered by the women ranged from 1-30. Tho result is moderately satisfactory. No toxic symptoms or severe aide-effects were noticed. The authors say that in tho light of the results obtained in this study, it may be desirable and feasible to make this compound preparation acceptablo like the other oral contraceptives
PMCID: PMC3336709  PMID: 22556958
2.  UTILITY OF AYURVEDIC DIETETICS IN THE MODERN WORLD 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):84-87.
The aspect of preventive medicine is mainly based upon the intake of competed food stuffs. Ayurveda is the pioneer system to give due place to this branch. The author discusses in this paper the human dietetics from tho view point of physical and social hygiene by deeply thinking of surrounding environmental and social conditions.
PMCID: PMC3336710  PMID: 22556959
3.  TIBETAN MEDICINE 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):61-70.
This paper explains Tibetan Medicine and its adherence to the tradition. The author has also analysed its historicalbackground and its relationship to Ayurveda.
PMCID: PMC3336711  PMID: 22556956
4.  NEED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEED ORCHARDS AND GERMPLASM BANKS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS* 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):98-99.
This paper stresses the need for developing seed orchards and germ plasm banks of medicinal plants at various eco-climatic zones of the country, as many of these valuable renewable resources are fast dwindling due to over exploitation and indiscriminate extraction from the forest and country side. It projects the possibility of increasing the export potential and generating employment opportunities in the rural areas of the country. Also it points out the need to take urjjont stops to salvage these valuable natural resources and conduct research studies on their properties and judicious utilization by the research Institutions, Universities and Pharmaceutical firms.
PMCID: PMC3336712  PMID: 22556962
5.  STUDIES ON SOME SOUTH INDIAN MARKET SAMPLES OF AYURVEDIC DRUGS - I* 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):71-78.
Many drugs are sold in the market which do not often correspond to the correspond to the established drugs used in the same formulations. The botanical identification, ayurvedic evaluation, chemical constituents of the drugs/plants sold under the names of Rasna, Bhunimba, Daru haridra, Murva, Bharngi, Sankhapupsi, Jivanti and Pasanabheda with relevanceto South Indian Crude Drug Markets are evaluated in this paper. The present attempt will aid in utilising the alternate drugs sold in the paper. The present attempt will aid in utilising the alternate drugs sold in the market gainfully instead of discarding them totally, thus enriching the ayurvedic materia-medica and also solve the controversial issue to certain extent.
PMCID: PMC3336713  PMID: 22556957
6.  CONSCIOUSNESS AND ITS PROFOUND ELEVATION WITH AYURVEDA AND YOGA 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):88-92.
The Ayu has its four components namely :- Body, Mind, Sense and Consciousness. Thus wo can say that Ayurveda means “A systematic complete valid knowlodge of life science including tho gross and Astral form of Body.” The whole object of Ayurveda and Yoga Centre round the knowledge of correlation among the four components and establishing a harmony among them forever”.
PMCID: PMC3336714  PMID: 22556960
7.  FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA PART - 1 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):100-104.
To provide some perspective and insight on Ayurveda, the Science of Life the late Vd. Navnitlal B. Pandya, a well known scholar of Ayurveda before his death had submitted this special paper which will be serialised in four parts in the journal.
PMCID: PMC3336715  PMID: 22556963
8.  URGINEA NAGARJUNAE HEMADRI ET SWAHARI A NEW SPECIES OF ULIACEAE FROM INDIA (A NEW PLANT DISCOVERY) 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):105-110.
A new species of Urginea Steinhill. located in Andhra Pradaah and Tamilnadu (India), namely Urginea negarjunae Hemadri et Swaharl which produces the thickest scape coupled with the largest and closely arranged flowers and nonreflexed tepals among all the Indian species so far recorded under Urginea Steinhill, is described with illustrations. Chromosomal study revealed that the new taxon is not a polyploid; its 2n = 20
PMCID: PMC3336716  PMID: 22556964
9.  EVOLUTION OF EPHEDRA AS THE SOMA OF RIGVEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(2):93-97.
In Rigveda Soma is an evergreen plant, with thousand stalks yellow hued bestowing auspicious energy. Resembling yellow fibres of hemp ephedra was rained in Chlnoso Ho-Ma, Yellow-hemp. It was Sanskritized as Soma. Being an energizer-cum-euphoriant its juice was consumed thrice daily. Finally it became a drug of longevity, rejuvenation and resurrection even god Soma. As drug it was substituted by Rasayana promisiig rejuvenation but also salvation. Soma with Water and Fire constitutes the proto-cosmology of Rigveda.
PMCID: PMC3336717  PMID: 22556961
10.  AYURVEDA AND MODERN HEALTH EDUCATION 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):47-52.
Ayurveda is prevention in itself. It is not necessary for Ayurveda to develop a comprehensive structure of preventive approaches as it is found in modern health education. On the other hand has Ayurveda not modernized its preventive principles according to the present living and working conditions of the people. It is so far not understood as integral part of the socio-economic development of the country. This has saved Ayurveda to become part of the highly structured and bureaucratic form of health care and health education- at the expense of not being consulted by others when working on a social health oriented development strategy.
PMCID: PMC3336697  PMID: 22556952
11.  CLINICAL EVALUATION OF MEDHYA RASAYANA COMPOUND IN CASES OF NON-DEPRESSIVE ANXIETY NEUROSIS 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):11-16.
The data emerging out of the clinical trial indicated significant clinical relief and favourable shift of grades of the clinical components of anxiety namely nervousness, palpitation, insomnia, irritability, lack of concentration etc. Following Medhya Rasayana therapy. The elements of underlying depression as measured by a depression scale were also found reduced. The patients reported an increasing feeling of well being and showed a tendency of gain in body weight besides corrections of pulse rate and blood pressure.
PMCID: PMC3336698  PMID: 22556946
12.  YOGA AND AYURVEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):I.
PMCID: PMC3336699  PMID: 22556955
13.  AYURVEDA IN PERSPECTIVE 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):1-6.
Unlike the other systems of medicine, Ayurveda is a knowledge that should be learnt and preserved by each and every human being. Besides presenting some of the basic theories of Ayurveda the negligence shown in understanding the significance of this system, the inadequate resource allocation an down right disregard by the Government in its development is exposed.
PMCID: PMC3336700  PMID: 22556944
14.  SOCIAL MEDICINE: CONCEPT OF AYUVEDA 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):35-40.
Even though most of the aspects of medicine are thoroughly described in Ayurveda, proper division of the branches is needed as in the other systems of medicine. This paper gives the significance of the individual study of aspects on social medicine in this system and attempts to distinguish some of the contexts from the classics meant for this study
PMCID: PMC3336701  PMID: 22556950
15.  OBSERVATIONS ON TEPHROSIA PURPUREA (L.) PERS. GROWING IN AND AROUND GAUHAT (ASSAM) 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):54-56.
Observations on Tephrosia purpurea (L.) pers. Which is known as Sarapunkha in Ayurveda, growing in and around Gauhati (Assam) has been systematically discussed in this paper. The Ethno-botanical records of the plant are also described here.
PMCID: PMC3336702  PMID: 22556953
16.  PRESERVATION OF DRUGS 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):41-46.
In this article the factors likely to cause spoilage of the drugs of the Indian systems of medicine are reviewed. Methods for the prevention of spoilage are discussed. The results of a limited study carried out on the stability of a few selected drug preparations representing the main dosage forms are also presented
PMCID: PMC3336703  PMID: 22556951
17.  RESEARCH IN PROGRESS 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):58.
PMCID: PMC3336704  PMID: 22556954
18.  AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO CLINICAL MEDICINE (PART-I) 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):29-34.
The general status of clinical approach regarding the applications of clinical methodology has been reviewed under the spectacles of author's points. Also the subject of MANAHPARIKSANA has been critically analysed through the lenses of CARAKA and CAKRAPANIDATTA and its utility in present day clinical practices has been underlined. An appeal has been projected to the fellow Ayur-dists to shed of prejudices and hypocritical practices with an information and promise from our side to join hands
PMCID: PMC3336705  PMID: 22556949
19.  CERTAIN CONCEPTS OF “PRAMEHA” (DIABETES) IN AYURVEDA (INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANCIENT INDIAN AND MODERN THOUGHTS 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):17-22.
Prameha (Diabetes) which has been a global problem is well described in the ancient Indian classics life the Vedas and the Ayurvedic works which ensued the Vedic period. In the present work, the authors have tried to focus the narrations on pramehas in Vedic literature with special reference to the “Kauchika Soothra” of Atharva Veda. A new hypothesis comparing the actions of pittatejas which is set free by the pitta dharakala with the actions of the hormones like insulin and glucagon is also discussed. The aetiopathogenesis of pramehas as described by the Ayurvedic authors with a glance to the therapeutic measures is also included in the study
PMCID: PMC3336706  PMID: 22556947
20.  SOME NOTES ON BRAHMADEVA'S ACTIVITY AS A COMMENTATOR 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):7-10.
Among the works utilized by Daihana for the composition of his Nibandhasamgraha on the Susrutasamhita figures a tippana by Brahmadeva, only known from quotations by a number of commentators on various ayurvedic texts. As it was assumed by P.K. Gode that Brahmadeva also wrote a commentary on Vrnda's Siddhayoga, the available evidence on Brahmadeva's activity as a commentator is collected and critically examined in this article. The conclusion is reached that the quotations from Brahmadeva in the Vyakhyakusumavali on the siddhayoga derive for the greater part from his commentary on the Susrutasamhita. The consequences with regard to Brahmadeva's chronological position and his identity are summarily described.
PMCID: PMC3336707  PMID: 22556945
21.  IN VITRO STUDIES ON THYROGENIC EFFECT OF COMMIPHORA MUKUL (GUGGULU) 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;2(1):23-28.
The results of this study has revealed a significant increase in I131 uptake of cultivated thyroid gland in the media containing petroleum ether extract of Commiphora mukul. Besides, T3 resin uptake, protein bound iodine as well as free thyroxine index in the media are also observed to be significantly (P 0.001) increased. When explants are cultivated in the media containing melatonin, there is significant depression in thyroid I131 uptake and media T3 resin uptake, protein bound iodine as well as free thyroxine index. Further, the inhibitory action of melatonin has been antagonized when similar explants are cultivated in the media containing melatonin and P.E. extract of c. mukul together thus, C. mukul may be useful in the management of hypothyroidism and its associated disorders like, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis etc
PMCID: PMC3336708  PMID: 22556948
23.  EFFICACY OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;1(4):192-199.
Since the founding of People's Republic of China, the country, made some therapeutic progress in the field of cardiovascular diseases by traditional Chinese medicine. Here the author introduces some of the major progress made in recent years
PMCID: PMC3336685  PMID: 22556489
24.  IDENTIFICATION AND CULTIVATION OF MEDICINAL PLANTS MENTIONED IN AYURVEDIC CLASSICS* 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;1(4):224-228.
The author deals with some of the general aspects of the identifcation and cultivation of medicinal plants as well as the collection and preservation of their raw products mentioned in ancient classical Ayurvedic texts
PMCID: PMC3336686  PMID: 22556496
25.  CHINESE ORIGIN OF THE WORDS CANE AND SUGAR CANDY IN ENGLISH AND OF KHAND IN HINDUSTANI 
Ancient Science of Life  1982;1(4):239.
Cane and Candy are traceable to two Chinese words both pronounced Kan. One word means Cane or pole when Kan finally became cane in English. The other word Kan means sweet. Then there is the Chinese word Dih which means Drops when Kan-Dih became Candy and means Sweet Drops. Sugar crystals would be like sand in size. Candy of the size of drops. While Misri of small stones, the term Kan-Dih entered Arabic as Qan-D and Sanskrit as Khan - Da and Hindustan as Khan–D.
PMCID: PMC3336687  PMID: 22556499

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