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Month: June 2018

June -2018: Herbal Profile: Indian Rhododendron

June -2018: Herbal Profile: Indian Rhododendron

Herbal Drug Profile
Authors: Dr. Sanjaya K.S., Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha Botanical Source: Leaves of Melastoma malabathricum Linn. from family Melastomataceae. Geographical Source: It is found throughout India up to 6000 feet except desert. Morphology: It is a strigose or villose shrub with short dense appressed hairs on stems and leaves. Flowers are terminal, solitary clustered, mauve-purple in colour. Sepals and petals are equal in number (pentamerous). Stamens are with purple anthers. Fruits are 0.25 inch in size, pulpy within, short-ovoid. Seeds are many, minutely punctate. Macroscopy: Leaves are 4-13.5 x 1.5-3.5 cm in size, puberulous, adaxially densely strigose. They are usually with 5-prominent nerves. The dorsal surface is light in colour. The odour is characteristic while the taste is sour, astrin...
May- 2018: Herbal Profile: Gandhapuura

May- 2018: Herbal Profile: Gandhapuura

Herbal Drug Profile
Authors: Dr. Sanjaya K.S., Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha Botanical Source: Leaves of Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. from family Ericaceae. Geographical Source: It is found at above height of 5,000 feet on Himalaya, Nilgiri hills and Western Ghat. Morphology: It is a large stout shrub with thin, shining, light brown bark. Wood is light brown in colour. Leaves are 3 x 1.5 inches in size, lanceolate elliptic or elliptic-oblong to ovate in shape. Flowers are white in axillary racemes. Ovary is pubescent. Capsules are small, pubescent, deep purple-blue in colour. Microscopy: The transverse section of leaf is dorsi-ventral. Upper and lower epidermis cover the leaf. In midrib portion, epidermis is followed by collenchymatous hypodermis. Collateral vascular bundles are present in center. In lamina...
June -2018: Formulation: Hutabhugadi Churna

June -2018: Formulation: Hutabhugadi Churna

Formulation Profile
Authors: Dr. Milind Hukkeri, Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha (Ref: Sahastrayoga: Churnaprakarana: 22) Ingredients: Each 1 part of Chitraka (Hutabhuga), Ajmoda, Sandhava lavana, Pippali and Maricha; 5 parts of Haritaki. Method of Preparation: Fine powder of ingredient drugs are made by passing the powder through sieve number 85. They are mixed well to make homogenous blend and thereafter, passed through sieve number 85. The mixture is stored in amber colored, air-tight bottle to avoid moisture, light reaction and other contaminations. Analytical Parameters Organoleptic characters 1. Colour : Greenish-brown 2. Odour : Characteristic aromatic 3. Taste : Salty, astringent, pungent Physico-chemical parameters Foreign matter : 4.15% Loss on drying at 105°C : 13.59% Total ash : 1.24% Acid
May- 2018- Formulation: Karpuradi Churna

May- 2018- Formulation: Karpuradi Churna

Formulation Profile
Authors: Prof. M.H. Hukkeri, Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha (Ref: Sahastrayoga: Churnaprakarana: 9) Ingredients: Each 1 part of Karpura, Twak, Takkola, Jatiphala, Jatidala; 2 parts of Lavanga; 3 parts of Nagakeshara; 4 parts of Maricha; 5 parts of Pippali; 6 parts of Shunthi and 25 parts of sugar. Method of Preparation: Fine powder of ingredient drugs are made by passing the powder through sieve number 85. They are mixed well to make homogenous blend and thereafter, passed through sieve number 85. The mixture is stored in amber colored, air-tight bottle to avoid moisture, light reaction and other contaminations. Analytical Parameters Organoleptic characters 1. Colour : Green 2. Odour : Characteristic aromatic 3. Taste : Aromatic Physico-chemical parameters Foreign matter : 0.85% Loss...
International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

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On 11 December 2014, United Nations publicly declared 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131. Yoga is physical and mental practices to keep our body, mind and soul pure and healthy. The etymology of word 'Yoga' itself denotes the unification of body, mind and soul to achieve the greater level of spiritualism.  
Editorial: June 2018

Editorial: June 2018

Editorial
     Jurisprudence or legal theory is philosophical aspects of law consisting of collection of rules to regulate the conduct or behaviour of citizens of any nation. The realization of such enforced rules started with understanding of responsibilities and apprehension of civilized society. Religion played an important role to frame code of conducts. Religious texts of Sanatana Dharma being older and literary rich in nature have contributed vastly in enrichment of theories of law.       A classical concept is well known as Aachaara or fixed rule of conduct in life. It is basis of customary laws mentioned in Vedas and other Hindu religious texts and still exercised by the people in India. It is well related with Dharmashastrokta (mentioned in religious texts) code of conduct. Religious comma