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Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Acupuncture in Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alternative & Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Alternative and Complementary Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Alternative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Alternative Medicine Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Anales de Hidrología Médica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arteterapia. Papeles de arteterapia y educación artística para la inclusión social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Plant Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine     Open Access  
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Botanics : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cadernos de Naturologia e Terapias Complementares     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Herbal Medicines     Full-text available via subscription  
Chinese Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cognitive Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Complementary Therapies in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Deutsche Heilpraktiker-Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Erfahrungsheilkunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Fitoterapia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Forschende Komplementärmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Journal of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Traditional Medicine     Open Access  
Herba Polonica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovare Journal of Ayurvedic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Intas Polivet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Integrative Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Applied Research in Natural Products     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ipnosi     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Acupuncture and Herbs     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Asian Natural Products Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Dance Medicine & Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Fasting and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ginseng Research     Open Access  
Journal of Herbal Drugs (An International Journal on Medicinal Herbs)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Herbal Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of HerbMed Pharmacology     Open Access  
Journal of Integrative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Medicinally Active Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Natural Remedies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Médecine Palliative : Soins de Support - Accompagnement - Éthique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Medical Acupuncture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Medicines     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Lokman Hekim Tıp Tarihi ve Folklorik Tıp Dergisi     Open Access  
Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research     Open Access  
Natural solutions     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
OA Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Medicinal Plant     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Pharmacognosy     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Internacional de Acupuntura     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Plant and Soil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Synfacts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Traditional & Kampo Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Traditional Medicine Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion     Full-text available via subscription  
Yoga Mimamsa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Orthomolekulare Medizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal Cover AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda
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   ISSN (Print) 0974-8520 - ISSN (Online) 0976-9382
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  • Potential of Ayurveda - An eye opener

    • Authors: Mahesh Kumar Vyas
      Pages: 85 - 86
      Abstract: Mahesh Kumar Vyas
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):85-86

      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):85-86
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_192_17
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Ayurveda: Science of life, genetics, and epigenetics

    • Authors: Hari Sharma
      Pages: 87 - 91
      Abstract: Hari Sharma
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):87-91
      Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine originated in the ancient Vedic times of India. This body of knowledge is found in well-documented texts such as the Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita, and describes physiology and interrelated systems of the body, variations in human constitution, surgery, herbal use, and health-promoting recommendations. Ayurveda is translated as the “Science of Life;” Ayus = Life, and Veda = knowledge/science. The principles and treatment modalities have endured over time. For Ayurveda to be appreciated by Western medical researchers, this traditional system of medicine needs to be understood in terms of modern science. The current theories of physiology that support Ayurvedic approaches need to be explored. Herein, one approach of how the realm of epigenetics can help elucidate the mechanisms of Ayurveda has been described.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):87-91
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_220_16
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Salacia – The new multi-targeted approach in diabetics

    • Authors: Neera Vyas, Rakhi Mehra, Renu Makhija
      Pages: 92 - 97
      Abstract: Neera Vyas, Rakhi Mehra, Renu Makhija
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):92-97
      Salacia species plant has been used traditionally as an Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes mellitus. Studies over the past decades have shown its multi-targeted role in diabetics. In the present review article, various mechanisms of action of Salacia on diabetics are discussed in detail. Apart from the well-known action of decreasing postprandial glucose sugar by inhibiting α-glucosidase and α-pancreatic amylase, it also inhibits aldose reductase which otherwise results in microvascular complications. Importantly, its peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ agonist (such as thiazolidinediones, the insulin sensitizers) action increases the uptake of free fatty acid (FFA) and facilitates their storage in subcutaneous fat rather than the visceral fat. This reduces plasma FFA and insulin resistance. Furthermore, it increases the expression of and translocation to the cell surface of glucose transporter 1 and 4 receptors which result in glucose uptake by the liver and skeletal muscle and decreases plasma glucose levels. It also decreases inflammatory cytokines and increases adiponectin expression. Salacia as PPAR-α agonist (such as fibrates) has a role in the management of dyslipidemia. The activation of PPAR-α leads to the increased expression of lipoprotein lipase and apolipoprotein (Apo) A-V and decrease in hepatic Apo-C-III. These actions lower plasma triglycerides in chylomicrons and very low-density lipoprotein particles, thus liberating fatty acids, which are taken up and stored as fat in adipocytes. Salacia has been shown to suppress the overexpression of cardiac PPAR-α (similar to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers) and thereby preventing diabetic cardiomyopathy. It also suppresses the cardiac angiotensin II Type 1 receptors resulting in antihypertrophic and antifibrogenic effect.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):92-97
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_134_13
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Dhatakyadi Varti – An effective local treatment for Upapluta
           Yonivyapad (vulvovaginitis during pregnancy): A standard controlled
           randomized clinical trial

    • Authors: Nilofar Mohamad Shafi Shaikh, Laxmipriya Dei, Shilpa Donga
      Pages: 98 - 104
      Abstract: Nilofar Mohamad Shafi Shaikh, Laxmipriya Dei, Shilpa Donga
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):98-104
      Background: Pregnant women are more prone to vulvovaginitis which is a great challenge for obstetricians today. In Ayurveda, Upapluta Yonivyapad described by Acharya Charaka, Sharangadhara, and both Vagbhata can be compared to vulvovaginitis during pregnancy. Aims: The present study aimed to evaluate efficacy of Dhatakyadi Varti in the management of Upapluta Yonivyapad (vulvovaginitis during pregnancy). Materials and Methods: A total of 80 female patients in the age group of 19–40 years were registered and divided into two groups. In Group A (n = 46), Dhatakyadi Varti was inserted intravaginally, and in Group B (n = 34), Clingen vaginal suppository was inserted intravaginally once at bed time for 14 days. The effect of therapy was assessed on the basis of relief in subjective and objective criteria, i.e., vaginal smear test. Results: In subjective parameters, such as Yoni Srava, Yoni Kandu, Yoni Vedana, Yoni Daha and Yoni Daurgandhya, better result was observed in trial Group A receiving Dhatakyadi Varti. Highly significant relief (P < 0.001) was observed in fungal infection, and significant relief (P = 0.005) was observed in Gram - negative bacterial infection and pus cells in Group A. In Group A, 34.88* patients had complete remission, marked improvement was found in 34.88* cases, and only 2.32* patients remained unchanged, while in Group B, 33.33* patients reported complete remission, marked improvement was found in 10* cases, and 20* patients remained unchanged. Conclusion: It was concluded from the clinical trial that Dhatakyadi Varti is highly effective in reducing subjective and objective variables of Upapluta Yonivyapad and can be introduced as a safe herbal therapy of vaginal discharge during pregnancy.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):98-104
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_54_15
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Clinical evaluation of efficacy of Alambushadi Ghana Vati and Vaitarana
           Basti in the management of Amavata with special reference to rheumatoid
           arthritis

    • Authors: Prashant Sasane, Udai Raj Saroj, Ram Kishor Joshi
      Pages: 105 - 112
      Abstract: Prashant Sasane, Udai Raj Saroj, Ram Kishor Joshi
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):105-112
      The clinical presentation of Amavata closely mimics with the special variety of rheumatologic disorders called rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The Ayurvedic approach toward the treatment of Amavata is the need of present era as no system is successful in providing the complete cure to this disease. Amavata is a challenging and a burning problem of medical science. Prevalence of RA is approximately 0.8* of the population. Due to wide spectrum of disease, much prevalence in the society, and lack of effective medicine, the disease had been chosen for the study. The aim of the research was to study the efficacy of Alambushadi Ghana Vati and Vaitarana Basti in the management of Amavata (RA). It was a single-center, randomized, open-clinical study. In the present study, 30 clinically diagnosed patients of Amavata were selected and randomly divided into two groups by lottery method. Alambushadi Ghana Vati was given in dose of two tablets (each 500 mg) three times in a day with lukewarm water after meal for 30 days, while Vaitarana Basti on alternate day (15 Basti) had been given simultaneously in the second group along with drug of first group. Statistical analysis was done using InStat GraphPad 3 Software. Wilcoxon matched pairs signed ranks test was used for the analysis of nonparametric data, while paired t-test was used for parametric data analysis and Mann–Whitney test and unpaired t-test were used for intergroup comparison. Statistically highly significant (HS) improvement was found in erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and HS results were found in symptoms of Amavata when the Vaitarana Basti was used along with Alambushadi Ghana Vati. With excellent relief in 20* patients, significant relief in 60* patients, moderate relief in 13.33* patients, whereas mild relief in 6.66* patients. On comparing the effect of two therapies, it can be concluded that Group B (Alambushadi Ghana Vati and Vaitarana Basti) provided better relief than Group A (Alambushadi Ghana Vati) in most of the sign and symptom of the disease at significant level.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):105-112
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_91_15
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Role of Virechana and Ashwatha Phala Churna in the management of Ksheena
           Shukra (oligozoospermia): A pilot study

    • Authors: Jitendra Nathabhai Varsakiya, Mandip Goyal, Anup Thakar, Bhupesh Patel
      Pages: 113 - 119
      Abstract: Jitendra Nathabhai Varsakiya, Mandip Goyal, Anup Thakar, Bhupesh Patel
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):113-119
      Background: Infertility is the inability of a sexually active, noncontracepting couple to achieve spontaneous pregnancy in 1 year. Low sperm count (oligozoospermia) is one of the main causes of male infertility and is correlated with Ksheena Shukra (oligozoospermia). Shodhana procedures are to be performed before the administration of Vajikarana drugs, especially Virechana karma has been indicated in the cases of Shukra Dushti. The fruit of Ashwatha (Ficus religiosa Linn.) has been indicated in premature ejaculation and low sperm count. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Virechana and Ashwatha Phala Churna in the management of Ksheena Shukra (oligozoospermia). Materials and Methods: Eligible male participants between the age of 21 and 50 years, with sperm count
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):113-119
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_71_15
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • A comparative study of Shilajatu and Asanadi Ghana Vati in the management
           of Madhumeha w.s.r. to type-2 diabetes mellitus

    • Authors: Vandana Gupta, Bipin Bihari Keshari, SK Tiwari, K H. H. V. S. S Narasimha Murthy
      Pages: 120 - 124
      Abstract: Vandana Gupta, Bipin Bihari Keshari, SK Tiwari, K H. H. V. S. S Narasimha Murthy
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):120-124
      Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is becoming an alarming problem for society nowadays causing impediment in normal life. Diabetes and its complications impose a major burden upon health-care facilities. Materials and Methods: In this study, 90 patients of Madhumeha (type-2 diabetes mellitus) were registered and randomly divided into two groups. Out of 90 registered patients, 80 patients completed the treatment. In Group A, cap. Shilajatu (500 mg twice daily) was given for 3 months and in Group B, Asanadi Ghana Vati (2 Vati twice daily) was given for 3 months. Aim: An attempt was made to evaluate and compare the efficacy of Shilajatu and Asanadi Ghana Vati in the management of type-2 diabetes mellitus. The efficacy of therapy was assessed on the basis of improvement in sign and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, blood sugar level, and glycosylated hemoglobin Results: Statistically significant improvement was observed in sign and symptoms as well as on blood sugar level in both groups after the completion of treatment. Conclusion: Shilajatu and Asanadi Ghana Vati seem to be effective and completely safe for the management of Madhumeha (type-2 diabetes mellitus).
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):120-124
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_211_15
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Adjuvant effect of Chakshushya Rasayana with beta-blocker eye drops in the
           management of progressive glaucomatous optic neuropathy: An open-label
           randomized controlled trial

    • Authors: KS Dhiman, Veeranagouda S Adhoor, Riju Agarwal, Amit J Mehta
      Pages: 125 - 134
      Abstract: KS Dhiman, Veeranagouda S Adhoor, Riju Agarwal, Amit J Mehta
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):125-134
      Introduction: Primary open angle glaucoma is an insidious and chronic vision-threatening eye ailment due to neuro-retino-optic nerve degeneration, which may be due to the raised intraocular pressure (IOP) or due to independent factors. Management of glaucoma is mainly concentrated on lowering IOP that requires lifetime topical medication, different ocular medicaments for lowering of IOP, and surgical interventions, but it has its own limitations to control the progression of glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON), and this is the reason behind the use of alternative neuroprotective adjuvants. Aim: To evaluate the neuroprotective effect of Ayurvedic line of management of progressive GON. Materials and Methods: Ingredients of trial drug Vara Fort powder (Chakshushya Rasayana) were procured from the Institute Pharmacy, except Swarnamakshika Bhasma, which was purchased from Dhootapapeshwar Pharmaceuticals. The patients fulfilling inclusion criteria, attending outpatient and inpatient departments, irrespective of their sex, race, religion, occupation, etc., were selected and divided into two groups with open-labeled randomization. In Group A, in addition to betaxolol (0.1*) or timolol (0.5*) (non-iobrim), Chakshushya Rasayana 6 g/day orally with Triphala Ghrita and honey along with Koshtha-Shuddhi(body-microchannel clearing treatment) protocol was tried. Nasya (oleation through nasal route) with Jeevantyadi Taila and Tarpana (eye satiation) with Go-Ghrita were also performed. In Group B (control), brimonidine (iobrim) 0.2* eye drop was used for 3 months. Results: Significant improvement was observed in subjective parameters in Group A such as blurred vision, frequent change of presbyopic glasses, and delayed dark adaptation. Conclusion: Chakshushya Rasayana, if administered in a systematic approach along with a modern topical betaxolol or timolol eye drops, has a definite role in improving the lost retinal sensitivity as much as up to 12 dB in 3 months duration.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):125-134
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_30_16
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Simultaneous determination of vasicine and vasicinone by high-performance
           liquid chromatography in roots of eight Sida species

    • Authors: MD Subramanya, Sandeep R Pai, Gireesh M Ankad, Harsha V Hegde, Subarna Roy, SL Hoti
      Pages: 135 - 139
      Abstract: MD Subramanya, Sandeep R Pai, Gireesh M Ankad, Harsha V Hegde, Subarna Roy, SL Hoti
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):135-139
      Introduction: Sida L. is a medicinally important genus widely used in conventional systems of medicine in India. Aim: The present study aims toward simultaneous determination of two bioactive compounds vasicine and vasicinone in root extracts of eight Sida spp. from Western Ghats, India. Materials and Methods: Determination of vasicine and vasicinone was undertaken in methanolic root extracts (10* w/v) of Sida acuta, Sida cordata, Sida cordifolia, Sida rhombifolia, Sida spinosa, Sida indica, Sida retusa and Sida mysorensis by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method. The standards were prepared with the concentration of mg/mL. Data were expressed as mean values of three reading and relative standard deviations. The separation was achieved on a Waters, Nova-Pack, C18 (250 mm × 4.6 mm, 5 μ) column, with acetonitrile - 0.1 M phosphate buffer-glacial acetic acid (15: 85: 1, v/v/v) as solvent system at a flow-rate of 1.0 mL/min. The effluent was monitored using ultraviolet detection at a wavelength of 300 nm. Results: Both calibration curves of standard showed good linear regression (R2 > 0.994). The limit of detection and the limit of quantification for vasicine was 0.110 and 0.333 μg/mL and for vasicinone was 0.059 and 0.179 μg/mL respectively. The vasicine content was highest in S. cordifolia (9.891 ± 0.495 μg/100 mg) and vasicinone content was rich in S. cordata (33.013 ± 1.651 μg/100 mg.) The content of vasicinone was higher than vasicine. Conclusion: HPLC method provides simple, accurate, and reproducible quantitative analysis for simultaneous determination of vasicine and vasicinone. Among the selected Sida species, S. cordifolia and S. cordata were found to be rich in the vasicine and vasicinone contents, respectively.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):135-139
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_49_16
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Evaluation of analgesic and antipyretic activities of Mahanimba (Melia
           azedarach Linn.) leaf and root powder

    • Authors: Shweta Vekariya, K Nishteswar, Bhupesh R Patel, Mukesh Nariya
      Pages: 140 - 144
      Abstract: Shweta Vekariya, K Nishteswar, Bhupesh R Patel, Mukesh Nariya
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):140-144
      Introduction: Mahanimba (Melia azedarach Linn.) is a deciduous tree of family Meliaceae and its root is mainly used in painful condition such as Gridhrasi (sciatica) in Ayurveda. Ethnomedicinal claims indicate that its leaves are used to treat fever, but its medicinal activities have not been proven by research. Aim: This study was aimed to evaluate the potential analgesic and antipyretic activities of M. azedarach L. leaf powder (MLP) and M. azedarach L. root powder (MRP). Materials and Methods: The root and leaves of M. azedarach were made into powder using guidelines mentioned in the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. The analgesic activity of the test drugs was evaluated against acetic acid-induced writhing test in mice and radiant heat-induced pain in albino rats, and antipyretic activity was evaluated against Brewer's yeast-induced pyrexia using Charles Foster rats. Results: In acetic acid induced writhing in mice, the test drugs MRP (1.3mg/kg) exhibit insignificant reduction in writhing reflex while MLP (1.3mg/kg) did not show any significant effect in comparison to the control group. MRP showed mild-to-moderate insignificant increase in latency of withdrawal response at 60 (26.74*) and 120 min (27.25*), while MLP did not show central analgesic effect in radiant heat model in rats. MRP showed a significant reduction in rectal temperature after 3 and 6 h, while MLP-treated group showed significant reduction after 6 h. Conclusion: MRP has mild-to-moderate peripheral and central analgesic effects, while MLP has not shown significant analgesic effects in both the experimental models. MRP has more pronounced antipyretic effect compared to MLP.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):140-144
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_69_15
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Evaluation of glucose utilization capacity of bioactivity-guided fractions
           of Barleria prionitis Linn and Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit in isolated rat
           hemidiaphragm

    • Authors: Azmath Unnisa Begum, Sama Venkatesh, Jaya Prakash, Ravi Alvala
      Pages: 145 - 150
      Abstract: Azmath Unnisa Begum, Sama Venkatesh, Jaya Prakash, Ravi Alvala
      AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):145-150
      Introduction: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease characterized by high blood glucose levels due to absolute or relative circulating insulin levels. Plants represent a major potential source of drugs for treating diabetes. The study of plants having antidiabetic activity may give a new approach in the treatment of DM. Aim: This study was aimed to investigate the glucose utilization capacity of bioactivity-guided fractions of Barleria prionitis and Hyptis suaveolens. Materials and Methods: The dried coarse powdered plant material was extracted in aqueous ethanol by cold maceration; further, ethanolic extracts were fractionated using solvents of varying polarity and were investigated in isolated rat hemidiaphragm using 0.1* and 0.2* concentrations of plant extracts. Results: The tested fractions of both plants showed significant and dose-dependent increased glucose uptake capacity and was found to be maximum with petroleum ether and aqueous ethanolic extracts of both plants; 0.2* concentration of both plant extracts is superior in activity when compared to 0.1* of the test extracts. H. suaveolens has produced more glucose utilization capacity when compared to B. prionitis. Conclusion: The activity of H. suaveolens is comparable to standard insulin (P < 0.01). Both the plant materials have some extra pancreatic mechanism like glucose uptake by peripheral tissue.
      Citation: AYU (An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda) 2016 37(2):145-150
      PubDate: Tue,7 Nov 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_198_15
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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