Category Archives: Dravyaguna

Jayanti veda (Tridax procumbens) – Unnoticed Medicinal plant

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Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo bilobaThe ginkgo is a living fossil, recognisably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Ginkgo is believed to have nootropic properties, and is mainly used as memory[42] and concentrationenhancer, and antivertigo agent. Ginkgo has been studied as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Of the many conflicting research results, ginkgo extract may have three effects on the human body: improvement in blood flow (including microcirculation in small capillaries) to most tissues and organs, protection against oxidative cell damage from free radicals, and blockage of many of the effects of platelet-activating factor (platelet aggregation, blood clotting)[56] that have been related to the development of a number of cardiovascular, renal, respiratory and central nervous system disorders. Ginkgolides, especially ginkgolide B, are potent antagonists against platelet-activating factor, and thus may be useful in protection and prevention of thrombus, endotoxic shock, and from myocardial ischeamia.[57] Ginkgo can be used for intermittent claudication.

Following a government report that the herbal ingredient Ginkgo biloba causes cancer in lab animals, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prohibit its use in foods and dietary supplements. CSPI noted that the FDA should give the industry a reasonable time to comply with such a directive and then seize whatever products remain on shelves to protect consumers. [read more] Very funny – For more information, visit http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/LT_rpts/TR578_508.pdf, www.cspinet.organd www.crnusa.org.

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Int. Workshop Med Plants

International training workshop on conservation & sustainable use of medicinal plants including documentation, assessment & promotion of local health traditions

  • EVENT ON: 2-7 October 2012
  • AT – IAIM, Bangalore,

Dhataki-Woodfordia fruticosa

Dhataki [Woodfordia fruticosa] is common in Sri Lanka, South Konkan and on the Ghats and ascends the Himalayas to 1500 m, but is rarer in South India. Dhataki (Fire Flame Bush) is a spreading, leafy shrub, small in size but very conspicuous on dry, rocky hillsides from December to May, when the masses of little fiery bells give a bright touch of color to the drab terrain.  It is a deciduous shrub, usually with a much-fluted stem. The grey bark is exceedingly thin and peels off in flakes. When in flower the bush appears twiggy and formless but entirely swathed in red. This is because the small flowers grow singly or in groups all the way along the branches and side twigs, and it is at this time that the leaves fall. [Read More]

Asthi Srunkhala

Asthi Srunkhala [Cissus-quadrangularis]

Cissus quadrangularis [1] has a long leaf less stem with fleshy, glabrous, much contracted at the nodes, quadrangular, tendril climber. Young branches are winged, broadly ovate leaves, denticulate and glabrous, truncate or cuneate at the base. Some aerial roots arising from the nodes grow downwards and strike the soil. Small greenish flowers in shortly peduncled cymes with spreading umbellate branches. It is probably native to India or Sri Lanka, but is also found in AfricaArabia, and Southeast Asia. It has been imported to Brazil and the southern United States [5]. . . . . . . . .

A special case study with Asthisrunkhala Taila in Osteoporosis

In 1998, when I am working with ALNRaoAyurvedicMedicalCollege, Koppa, Mr. A. Ramesh Rao, Chairman sent a patient to me. When I examined it is diagnosed case of Osteopenia and the patient is under contemporary treatment for more than 1 year. Osteopenia symptoms include Back pain along with pricking pain in long bones. I apply Ayurveda principles – as Vatahara and Asthiposhana and preapare the Asthisrunkhala + Bala taila for Matravasti. The 40ml of Matravasti is added with 1gm of Shankha Bhasma for 15 days. The result is astonishing apart from the symptomatic relief the BMD is normal at the 16th day. Later on several cases were treated on the same basis.  [Read more]

Dr.KSR Prasad Presentations

Ayurmitra Dr.KSR Prasad at http://www.technoayurveda.com 

On request all Presentations and Papers by Ayurmitra Dr. KSR Prasad is pooled here. Follow Technoayurveda Ayurmitra Dr.KSR Prasad on Slideshare

  1. Ayurveda Atyayika Chikitsa
  2. Avenues for Research & updates in Ayurveda
  3. Opportunities & Obstacles in Ayurveda
  4. Unveiled Scientific Facts of Ayurveda
  5. Chikitsa Interpretation of Agni
  6. Clinical importance of Pittadhara Kala
  7. Ambrosia for Youthful Longevity
  8. Vajikarana & Sexology
  9. Rasaaushadhi In Geriatric / Aphrodisiac Practice
  10. Vajikarana – The Ancient Semen Farming, (Eugenics) / Sexology
  11. Application of Vajikarana & Rasayana in clinical practice -2009
  12. Science and technologies of Samsodhana karma
  13. Validation of Vasti for futurity
  14. Aushadha Sevana (Applied Medicinal Intake)
  15. Ayurveda Today for Managing Tomorrow
  16. Ayurveda Nutriceuticals in Genitourinary Tract disorders or Mirror
  17. Excellence of Rasaaushadhi In Ayurveda Practice1
  18. Excellence of Rasaaushadhi In Ayurveda Practice2
  19. Madhumeha (Diabetes) Management
  20. Impotency – A Birds Eye View
  21. AETIOPATHOLOGY OF MADHUMEHA
  22. Bhutagni in Liver 
  23. Impregnable mind in somatic pathology
  24. Management of Pranavaha srotas Diseases “Ayurvedic Pulmonology”
  25. Anaemia Control through Ayurveda
  26. Conceptual study of Mootravaha Srotas
  27. Beautake- A Symposia on cosmetology
  28. Gender Specific diseases of Ayurveda W.S.R. to Male Erectile Dysfunction
  29. Abhyanga – An external Oilation therapy – (MASSAGE)
  30. ROLE OF AYURVEDIC SYSTEM OF MEDICINE IN AIDS
  31. APPRAISAL OF VAMANA – AN ENDOTOXIN EXPULSION THERAPY
  32. Vamana – A scientific approach
  33. Dhanyamla Bahiparimarjana
  34. Scenario of Panchakarma standardization
  35. Rakta Pittam
  36. Identifying and managing “Manyasthambha” (Cervical spondylarthritis)
  37. Uttara Vasti in Male – A scientific approach
  38. Moordhni Taila chikitsa
  39. Introduction to Kshudra Kusta (11) & Vicharchika with its management
  40. Terminology of Kayachikitsa
  41. VASTI IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF BODY KATI VASTI AND UROVASTI
  42. Jara Shastra::A study of Dhatupaka
  43. Avrutavata and its Chikitsa
  44. Issues of Neuro ageing -Text
  45. Issues of Neuro ageing -PPT
  46. Encrypted Ayurveda to Decrypted Evidence-txt
  47. Phytonomy-Plant Anatomy
  48. Wow Breast Oh Bra 4 U
  49. Pumsavana – Choice of child 
  50. Clean off Madhumeha vis-à-vis Diabetes with Sadabahar  / Vinca rosea
  51. Queen of Herbs – ASPARAGUS (Shatavari) as Multi target Drug

Astrology – Jyotisham / Others

  1. Vaidya Jyotisham – AstroMedicine
  2. Quest for Key in Astro-Medicine
  3. Astrology Utility in Patient Care
  4. Result of Quest
  5. The Message form Water
  6. yoga templets 

Periodical Publication
Amruta Bindu Issue-01 Issue-02  Issue-03 Issue-04 Issue-05 Issue-06&07 Issue-08 & 09   Issue-10 & 11 (10&11mirror)
Amrita Chikitsa Vani – Jan 2009 – Feb2009

Queen of Herbs – Shatavari

Asparagus racemosus Willd (Liliaceae) known as ‘Shatavari’ in Ayurveda has the earliest mention of the use of plant in medicine is found in the Rigveda which was written between 4500 and 1600 BC. Shatavari means “who possesses a hundred husbands or acceptable to many”. In Ayurveda this amazing herb is known as the “Queen of Herbs” because it promotes love and devotion. [36]. Shatavari is the main Ayurvedic remunerative tonic for the female, as is Withania (Aswagandha) for the male. Shatavari is however, used for sexual debility and infertility in both sexes. It is also used for menopausal symptoms and to increase lactation [37].

Shatavari is a medicine for long time invited by the western population as food, produces odorous urine from asparagus was a universal human characteristic. White asparagus, known asspargel, is cultivated by denying the plants light while they are being grown. Less bitter than the green variety, it is very popular in the Netherlands, France, Belgiumand Germany where 57,000 tones (61% of consumer demands) are produced annually.[23] Purple asparagus differs from its green and white counterparts, having high sugar and low fiber levels. Purple asparagus was originally developed inItalyand commercialized under the variety name Violetto d’Albenga [24]. Asparagus is grown extensively prefers a loose, light, deep, sandy soil; the depth should be 3 ft, the plants are grown in equidistant rows 3 to 4 ft. apart. It is used even in veterinary medicine. A trial on broilers express, Hb, total serum protein, albumin and globulin revealed significant (P< 0.01) with the use of SRP (shatavari root powder) [32]. Asparagus gonoclados Baker, an important medicinal plant belonging to the family Liliaceae (sensu lato) is a substitute of Shatavari. Presence of Shatavarin IV in the alcohol and aqueous extracts is reported in this species for the first time. [35].

Asparagus racemosus (Asparagaceae) is an important medicinal plant of tropical and subtropical India. Its medicinal usage has been reported in the Indian and British Pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha. It is a well known Ayurvedic Rasayana which prevents ageing, increase longevity, impart immunity, improve mental function, vigor and add vitality to the body. It is also used in nervous disorders, dyspepsia, tumors, inflammation, neuropathy and hepatopathy. [1] The plant finds use in about 64 Ayurvedic formulations  . . . . [Read more]