Question asked in Ayurveda1 What is Ojas? How do we define it? Where can we find references in the Granthas?What are clinical correlations/research for it that can be measured?What are clinical correlations/research for it that can be measured?By Bhaswati Bhattacharya · Cornell UniversityFollowing
Answer added in Ayurveda8 Does anybody have suggestions for herbs used to treat frost bite and diabetic foot syndrome?By Saumendu Deb Roy · Gauhati UniversityBhaswati Bhattacharya · Cornell UniversityTreat the symptom acutely with herbs that return heat to the periphery, but also work with the underlying samprapti of vyana vayu disturbance. Vata mu... [more]Treat the symptom acutely with herbs that return heat to the periphery, but also work with the underlying samprapti of vyana vayu disturbance. Vata must be brought down with lifestyle, and the diet must be corrected as per the patients' prakriti and current vikriti. Agni must be restored to the proper locations in the gut, then the flow of fire and air can be modulated. Else, raising the fire in the periphery without balancing the center will make the person exhausted, esp if they have high levels of aam (which many do). There are so many techniques for doing this, and it depends on the patient's preferences, lifestyle, and sadhaka pitta for connecting with and following your suggestions. THEN, those herbs such as tulsi, tej pata, can be modulated. Of course, for vyana vayu you will want to give whatever herbs you choose **after meals** as per Charaka Samhita, Ch.30, Chikitsa Sthanam, slokas 296-312. Good Luck!Following
Article: Elucidating the nanomaterialistic basis for ayurvedic bhasmas using physicochemical experimentation.Bhaswati Bhattacharya[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The validity of herbometallic bhasmas described in Ayurveda is nowhere acknowledged by biomedical science. To unravel the knowledge of bhasmas, an algorithm integrating ayurveda- and science-based experiments needs to connect the basic science of rasa shastra, the study of herbometallic medicines in ayurveda, to clinical data.Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 02/2011; 7(1):66-7. · 4.22 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The implications of biodiversity loss for the global environment have been widely discussed, but only recently has attention been paid to its direct and serious effects on human health. Biodiversity loss affects the spread of human diseases, causes a loss of medical models, diminishes the supplies of raw materials for drug discovery and biotechnology, and threatens food production and water quality.Biodiversity and Human Health brings together leading thinkers on the global environment and biomedicine to explore the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity. Based on a two-day conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, the book opens a dialogue among experts from the fields of public health, biology, epidemiology, botany, ecology, demography, and pharmacology on this vital but often neglected concern.Contributors discuss the uses and significance of biodiversity to the practice of medicine today, and develop strategies for conservation of these critical resources. Topics examined include: the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss emerging infectious diseases and the loss of biodiversity the significance and use of both prescription and herbal biodiversity-derived remedies indigenous and local peoples and their health care systems sustainable use of biodiversity for medicine an agenda for the future In addition to the editors, contributors include Anthony Artuso, Byron Bailey, Jensa Bell, Bhaswati Bhattacharya, Michael Boyd, Mary S. Campbell, Eric Chivian, Paul Cox, Gordon Cragg, Andrew Dobson, Kate Duffy-Mazan, Robert Engelman, Paul Epstein, Alexandra S. Fairfield, John Grupenhoff, Daniel Janzen, Catherine A. Laughin, Katy Moran, Robert McCaleb, Thomas Mays, David Newman, Charles Peters, Walter Reid, and John Vandermeer.The book provides a common framework for physicians and biomedical researchers who wish to learn more about environmental concerns, and for members of the environmental community who desire a greater understanding of biomedical issues.Bibliovault OAI Repository, the University of Chicago Press.
Dr. Bhattacharya trained in pharmacology & neuroscience (UPenn/Columbia PhD work) then studied epidemiology/biostatistics (MPH, Harvard). Then she completed an MD (Rush U Chicago), trained in clinical family medicine (Columbia), preventive medicine (Mt.Sinai), nutrition (Columbia Teachers College/IIN), and ayurveda (gurukula AVP(CBE)) and Sai Ayurveda (Miami). Her research focuses on elucidating authentic ayurvedic clinical practice to the modern medical world, and evolving Ayurvedic education.