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Ayurveda is a health care system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine. The earliest literature on Indian medical practice appeared during the Vedic period in India, i.e., in the mid-second millennium BC. The Suśruta Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā, encyclopedias of medicine are among the foundational works of Ayurveda. Over the following centuries, ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. At an early period, Ayurveda adopted the physics of the "five elements"; Pṛthvī (earth), Jala (water), Agni (fire), Vāyu (air) and Ākāśa (Sky) — that compose the universe, including the human body. The Chyle or plasma (rasa dhātu), blood (rakta dhātu), flesh (māṃsa dhātu), fat (medha dhātu), bone (asthi dhātu), marrow (majja dhātu), and semen or female reproductive tissue (śukra dhātu) are held to be the seven primary constituent elements – saptadhātu of the body. Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elemental energies or humors (tridoshas): Vāyu vāta (air & space – "wind"), pitta (fire & water – "bile") and kapha (water & earth – "phlegm"). According to some sources Up to 80% of people in India used to use some form of traditional medicines, a category which includes Ayurveda.
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Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have used wrist pulse analysis for centuries. It is a non-invasive, novel, convenient, and highly successful disease diagnosis technique that analyses the pulse pattern from the patient’s wrist. During the wrist pulse diagnostic, the clinician uses three fingers to palpate the patient’s wrist to analy...
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The Sanskrit term ‘Vipaka’ (also spelled as vipaaka or vipAka) means specific transformation or effect after digestion of a substance. Detailed and in-depth description of the process of metabolism is the key component of Ayurveda physiology as well as pathology. Almost all the pathologies occurring in the human body are caused due to imbalance or...
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Ayurveda is an ancient system of healthcare and a way of life which deals with prevention and promotion of health of the healthy and treatment of various acute and chronic difficult to treat ailments. The knowledge of Ayurveda is precious but it somehow lost its charm in past due to lack of utilization of its propositions clinically. Relevance of A...
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Ayurveda is the science of life and aims at maintaining the health of Healthy individuals as well as treating the diseased ones. There are wide range of herbal and mineral drugs are used in Ayurvedic medicines.
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Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) is a well-known perennial, creeping herb of the Indian Ayurveda system; it contains numerous bioactive phytoconstituents implicated in the therapeutic management of several life-threatening diseases. This herb was used by Ancient Vedic scholars due to its pharmacological effect, especially as a nerve tonic and nootropic boo...
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This article provides a short account of my experiences in Ayurvedic Biology research and a brief discussion on issues, which in my view, as a basic researcher, are limiting a wider acceptance of ayurveda. Intense and unbiased interactions between basic scientists and ayurveda practitioner are greatly desired for its transformation from an experie...
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This article is about the unrecognized contribution of individualized technique of finger width technique of Ayurveda
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A SINGLE CASE STUDY ON JALODARA W.S.R. TO ASCITES WITH SECONDARY DEPRESSION. treated with Ayurveda treatment modalities which has resulted in encouraging improvement. European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical sciences, ISSN 2349-8870 Volume: 7 Issue: 1 501-503 Year: 2020
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In Ayurveda, Lauha (Iron) bhasma is primarily used to cure diseases related with iron deficiency in humans. It is produced from purified raw metallic iron using a combination of multi-step traditional preparation processes described in the Ayurveda literature. Here, we present results of structural investigation performed on the medicinal grade Lau...
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Jalaukavacharana is a procedure where leeches are used for treatment. It is explained in detail in Sushrutha Sam-hitha. Leech therapy is practiced extensively in Ayurveda centres. The standard operative procedure explained in Sushrutha Samhita is not practiced in Ayurveda centres due to practical difficulties. This survey study was carried out to k...
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Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine, is the first recorded medical science widely practiced in India since ancient times. As per Ayurveda, the drugs that help to improve and preserve intellect, i.e., Medha are termed as Medhya. Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.) is one among the four Medhya Rasayana (memory promotive drugs) mentioned by...
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Background: Gojihva or Gaozaban, an Ayurvedic cum Unani Medicinal plant described with various properties, including diuretic activity. Onosma bracteata Wall. is considered the official species of Gojihva in Ayurveda and is one of the species considered Unani Gaozaban. Materials and Methods: The plant was subjected to physicochemical evaluation, s...
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Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious hurdle seen in diabetic patients and major problem of visual impairment in developed nations. DR is essentially a microangiopathy affecting arterioles, venules, and capillaries of the retina. Recently, available treatments for DR have some obstacles; taking this into consideration best treatments f...
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Nardostachys jatamansi has long been used to prepare Medhya Rasayana in traditional Indian Ayurveda medicine to treat neurological disorders and enhance memory. Jatamansinol from the N. jatamansi against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) showed that it could be a multitargeted drug against AD. Drosophila is an ideal model organism for studying a progressive...
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A high incidence of dementia (60–80%) and a high rate of memory loss are two of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which affects the elderly. Researchers have recommended that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Indian medicines can be used to prevent and cure AD. Several studies have linked neuroinflammation linked to amyloid...
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Background: Ashvattha is a very useful drug that is mainly used in wound and skin disorders. Its external applications are most useful in Ayurveda practices. Ashvattha is also mentioned in religious books like Bhagavad Geeta as well as in Buddhist literature. Material and method: Ashvattha, (Ficus religiosa Linn. , Moraceae), has been well document...
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For the last fifty years, Dengue has been one of the most common mosquito-borne arboviral infections which has spread over the tropical and subtropical world. Divya-Denguenil-Vati (DNV) has been formulated by blending five specific herbs for effective resolution of Dengue fever. In the present study, we aimed to identify, develop, validate, and sta...
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Fatty Liver, one of the most common liver diseases worldwide, usually emerges due to lipid accumulation , mostly triglycerides in hepatocytes. Fat exists in the liver naturally, but if it surpasses 5e10% of the liver's total weight, it can result in fatty liver. In this case, report effect of Ayurveda intervention in grade II fatty liver is reporte...
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The use of Carnatic music therapy for human disease management has been experimented in the clinical scenario using only a few ragas such as Ananda Bhairavi, Shankarabharanam, Neelambari, Kalyani and Thodi, a few to name. However there exist numerous ragas still unexplored for their therapeutic benefits. Carnatic music therapy prescriptions should...
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This paper aims at giving an overview of hospitals in India from ancient to modern times. My personal expertise relates especially to the colonial period spanning from the 18th to 20th centuries. Thus for the periods before, I have to rely on other scholars’ expertise. However, I will start by introducing a classical medical text, the CarakaSaṃhitā...
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Frontiers of disease biology started recognizing the importance of systems and network medicine approach for managing chronic disease like diabetes. Polyherbal preparations like Ayurveda formulations are known to exert a multicomponent-multitargeted mode of action that makes them an ideal tool for delineating new biological insights into this syste...
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Mantras are special powerful sounds, usually root sounds of the Sanskrit language and considered as the legendary language of the gods. Those primal sounds are called sacred seed syllables, seed or Bija Mantras. According to the Vedic system, all creation proceeds through sound, as sound is the sense quality belonging to ether, the origin of all th...
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MAHONIA NEPALENSIS DC. SYN. BERBERIS NAPAULENSIS DC. NOVEL USES AND ITS ETHNOMEDICINAL VALUES
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THIS BOOK IS PREPARED FOR BAMS ENTRANCE PREPARING STUDENTS OF NEPAL. THIS BOOK IS BEST SELLER BOOK IN MARKET. THIS BOOK COVER 20 MARKS OF QUESTION PORTION OF AYURVEDA.
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Human-animal relationship dates back to the Harappan Civilization as evident by the cave arts. Since then, animals have been used as a source of food, draft-power, skin, games and recreation. Sheep and goat were the first domesticated animals in the Indian subcontinent. Cattle gained more importance during the Vedic period leading to initiation of...
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Conservation of Plant Biodiversity Gyan Chand Kr Morya, Sachi Verma, Awanish Pandey, Vinita, HS Mishra Department of Dravya Guna, Lalit Hari State P.G. Ayurveda College & Hospital, Pilibhit, U.P., IndiaPlants are a major resource base for the traditional medicine and herbal industry. In fact, vegetation provides livelihood and health security to a...
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ABSTRACT ON IMPROVED CULTIVATION METHOD FOR GAULTHERIA FRAGRANTISSIMA WALL AND NOVEL USES OF MAHONIA NEPALENSIS DC. : AN EXTRAPHARMACOPIAL PLANT OF AYURVEDA
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Current study is carried out to find out the combined effect of certain classical Panchakarma treatment like Kati Basti, Dashamoola Basti in a case of chronic low back pain. A female patient aged 52years was admitted in the I.P.D. of Panchakarma dept. of NIA Jaipur, presented with the complaints of low back pain with difficulty in sitting and stand...
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Pregnancy a physiological phenomenon of the life of every woman may convert into an irreversible curse if not taken care of. Ayurveda advocates dietary and behavioral regimen for a pregnant woman which is known as Garbhini Paricharya. Acharya Sushruta a father of surgery has mentioned the preventive aspects in relation to avoid complications due to...
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The ancient text of Ayurveda has described many diseases elaborately and they can be found even today. Kushtha is one of the most commonly affected diseases of humankind. Kushtha has been described in detail in terms of its Eti-opathogenesis, Symptomatology, complication and management. As far as the chronicity of the disease is concerned, Kushtha...
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Ayurveda is a science of life and more than just a medical system. Ayurveda has taken the foremost place in the management of crippling diseases. Prameha can be compared with Diabetes mellitus- II due to its clinical appearance. The disease was chosen for the study due to much prevalence in society and the lack of effective medicine.
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Objectives: Embelia ribes Burm. (E. ribes, Myrsinaceae), also known as Vidanga in Ayurveda, has been shown to have significant therapeutic benefits on several disorders, and its main chemical bioactive constituent, embelin, has the therapeutic potential to be converted into innovative drugs, which is why it has recently received considerable inter...
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Aachaaryas have mentioned various types of diseases of different Srotasasincluding MootravahaSrotasa and many of the diseases are having much resemblance to descriptions of modern diseases like Mootraaghaata with BPH, Ashmari with urinary stone, Mootrakrichchhra with UTI etc. The present era is so fast developing and updating to cope with the medic...
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To sum up it is a science of healthy living by preventing and \or curing diseasesHERBO-MINERAL is collection of the principals of life that took birth with world itself It is believed that these principals were discovered by ‘brahna’, the creator of this world and compiled into a large volume this original work came to be called as ‘ayurveda’
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The word ‘Agnimandya’ in itself signifies the state of the inadequate process of digestion on ingested food. In Ayurveda, there is a concept called Ama, which is considered the main reason for the majority of the diseases. Ama is a toxic substance formed due to Ajirna. This Ama is circulated all over the body through minute channels and gets lodged...
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Burning feet syndrome is characterized by a sensation of burning and heaviness in the feet and lower extremities, which is a common disorder frequently encountered by general practitioners. According to Ayurveda, this condition is akin to Padadaha. Padadaha means burning in feet, it is association of Pitta and Rakta in which Vata aggregates due to...
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The Raktamokshana (bloodletting) therapy of Ayurveda is a popular para surgical procedure as well as sanshodhan (purification) therapy in various diseases caused by vitiated pitta dosha and impure rakta dhaatu. As per Ayurveda, bloodletting is beneficial in Raktaja-Pittaja diseases, cellulitis, inflammatory swelling, wound healing, abscess, posther...
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Ayurvediya Panchakarma : Dr. Sanjay Gupta As per latest NCISM syllabus covering ayurveda, modern and physiotherapy. Download the sample PDFs for quick reference.
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Introduction: Sciatica is a medical condition which results from the sciatic nerve, or sciatic nerve root pathology. Viddha Karma is a para surgical procedure which removes the accumulated Doshas in the human body via a pricking procedure. This case report highlights the effect of the dry needle pricking procedure on sciatica.Clinical presentation-...
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Panchakarma Sangrah : Dr. Manoj Shamkuwar Third Edition 2022 with updated facts and figures. Covers Ayurveda, Modern and Physiotherapy. As per the NCISM Syllabus. Download the sample PDF from the link.
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The current topic AN APPROACH OF AYURVEDA TOWARDS THE CONCEPT OF IMMUNITY (VYADHIKSHAMATVA) was presented as e poster at the 48th Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society held in BHU. It emphasizes the scientific purview of Ayurveda towards this branch of Science and its unanimous theoretical and practical approach. The pharmacological and no...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Kasa is one of the pathological conditions explained in many contexts in Ayurveda texts. Kasa may develop as an independent disease, a lakshana associative to other disease or as Upadrava of a disease. Understanding and differentiating the Kasa is most important to treat the condition effectively. Aim: The aim of the pres...
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The most ancient indigenous medical system is Ayurveda which originate from Veda. It is holistic care which define health is the balance of body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda includes rejuvenation, regeneration, reversible of age and diseases and self-realization through Panchakkarma (detoxification), herbs, minerals, diets, exercises, yoga, pranayama...