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Costus speciosus (Koenig) Smith

Costus speciosus (Koenig) Smith

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It is a perennial plant with stems up to 3 meters in length. Leaves are oblong to ovate-lanceolate in shape, 15-20 x 6-12 cm in size. Inflorescence is terminal, ellipsoid with bright red leathery bract. Calyx is red while corolla is white. Labellum is white and trumpet-shaped. Stamen is white with orange-yellow base. Capsules are red and globose. Seeds are black, glossy, 3mm across. Rhizome is used as anti-inflammatory in gout, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis etc. It is also used as astringent, purgative, anthelmintic, antifungal etc.      
Clinical Evaluation of Madhvasava in Constipation (Vibandha)

Clinical Evaluation of Madhvasava in Constipation (Vibandha)

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Professor (Dr.) Vikas Vallabha Kasture, HOD, Dept. of RS & BK, MES Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Ghanekunt, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India   Constipation is a common problem observed across the globe. Its vitiated condition is associated with number of diseases and numbers of physiological alterations or medicaments give rise to constipation. It affects the life-style. Many of medicines are prescribed by physicians for constipation which may work through smoothening effects of intestine or by increasing peristalsis movement or by irritation of intestine or by increasing the mass of bolus. Drugs with individual effects are present in Ayurveda, still a combined effect is matter of better relief. Madhvasava, a formulation mentioned for diabetes in Charaka Chikitsasthana 6/41-44, is a...
EDITORIAL- AUGUST

EDITORIAL- AUGUST

Editorial
JAMA Pediatrics online on 29th July 2019 revealed that the trend of prescribing drugs of cold and cough is decreasing in USA. Such declining trend of use came in light of recommendation of American Academy of Pediatrics to avoid cold and cough medicines in children younger to 4 years. The suggestions are for Acetaminophen and saline nasal spray. USFDA on 2nd August 2008 published on its website that children below 2 years should not be given any drugs for cold and cough. Recommendations came after observations and researches for frequent use of codeine or hydrocodone among children for cold and cough. Alteration in visuo-motor coordination was well noted side-effect. However, USFDA suggests to use antihistamines in controlled way, still antihistamines are allowed. Recent researches show th...
Review for Application of Nanotechnology in Ayurveda

Review for Application of Nanotechnology in Ayurveda

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Anushree H.S., Research Assistant, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Professor (Dr.) Milind Hukkeri, ALNRMAMC, Koppa     Abstract: The science and technology handling the particles for innovative medicines has attracted the world in last few decades. Indian government’s idea to apply the technology is appreciating approach. Ayurveda discloses the already existing practices of nanotechnology with options of improvement. Increased surface area, enhanced bioavailability, rapid onset of therapeutic actions with reduced doses are expected with this technology. A detailed structure-based study of compounds from existing formulations as well as inventions of new formulations with basic formulations are having greater options of researches in this field. Minute understanding of nanotechnology have