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Editorial – October 2019

Editorial – October 2019

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Discussion in favour and contrary to vegetarianism is not a new topic. Anthropological development highlights the reliance on non-vegetarians by hunter-gatherer societies among primitive men. Almost all great civilizations also developed along the river sides, rivers being a rich source of fishes and water for irrigation purposes. Virtually, cultural influences on attitudes and ideas towards foods are established facts. Being a vegetarian or non-vegetarian is matter of preference. There is no compulsion of eating specific types of food in Vedas, except when required according to conditions. Sacrifices are still in practice in India, specifically among worshippers of Shakti (Goddess Durga and Kali) in Bihar, Bengal etc. where meats are taken by followers as Prasad. Even Manu Smriti allows e...
Clinical Evaluation of Chandyadi Lepa for Dandruff

Clinical Evaluation of Chandyadi Lepa for Dandruff

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Professor (Dr.) Sandeep N. Mannopantar, Dept. of RS & BK, Bapuji Ayurvedic Medical College, Challkere   Dandruff is a common problem affecting around 50% of population, prevalent in age-groups of 14-50 years old. Flakes, itching, hair fall etc. are common symptoms. Suffering people usually get embarrassed in social environment due to this. High relative humidity of scalp hairs with sebum provides suitable conditions for the development of colony of Malassezia species, main culprits of dandruff. It was observed during study that patients with severe cases of dandruff prefer to modern medications. However, Ayurveda is having options with least side-effects. Ayurveda considers symptoms due to vata and khapha. Chandyadi lepa is one of Ayurvedic formulations which gives result in ...
Birthday Wishes To Founder Editor Of ARMARC- Honourable Aroor Ramesh Rao

Birthday Wishes To Founder Editor Of ARMARC- Honourable Aroor Ramesh Rao

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‘Fame and glory, power and managing capacity, spiritual splendor, nourishment and other means of subsistence belongs to those who know divinity as simple and one’, a quote of Atharvaveda qualifies immaculately for the founder editor of ARMARC, Honourable Aroor Ramesh Rao. Born on 14th October 1929 in Brahmin family of first mayor of Udupi (Karnataka, India), Late Shri Aroor Lakshminarayana Rao, he acquired charity and working for poor and society as innate characteristic. All-time support from his wife, Reputable Aroor Shantha Rao strengthened his ideas of almsgiving. She was born on 23rd October 1936. The whole ARMARC family offer Best wishes of Their Birthdays. We pray god for their healthier lives for coming years. Incredible contributions of both of them make the people of Koppa
Chemical Analysis of Induppukana Churna

Chemical Analysis of Induppukana Churna

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Dr. Akhila Vinod, PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Dr. Aby Mathew Jose, PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Anushree, H.S., Research Assistant, Quality Control Lab., ALNRMAMC, Koppa Professor (Dr.) Dinesh Kumar Mishra, HOD, Dept. of RS & BK, ALNRMAMC, Koppa   Quality assessments of drugs are based on chemical and biological analysis. They are important for safety and efficacy determination of any drug. Many of Ayurvedic formulations have been evaluated chemically but chemical analysis of Induppukana Churna was not found. However, it is important drug, prescribed in Agnimandya (suppression of digestion). It is herbo-mineral preparation containing Saindhava lavana, Ajmoda, Pippali and Haritaki. Ash values, extractive values and pH are estimated as Physico-chemical parameters whereas water...
Editorial- September

Editorial- September

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Technological advancement has shaped the world in present forms of luxurious life for greater chunk of population. Still an alarming and perturbing condition about hunger was published on official website of World Health Organization (WHO) on 15th July of 2019. Report revealed 821.6 million people without having enough to eat in 2018 worldwide, a slight increase from previous year of 811 million people. The report further mentioned that 62.55% people belonged to Asia while 31.17% people were from Africa. A goal of sustainable development of zero hunger index of 2030 is set by WHO. It’s challenging to combat such a demon of hunger. Governments of countries falling behind in world hunger index, need to advance with better technological and scientific support to improve the conditions. Educat
Bidens pilosa Linn.

Bidens pilosa Linn.

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Prof. K.S.Sanjay                               Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha Botanical Source: Leaves of Bidens pilosa Linn. from family Asteraceae. Geographical Source: This plant is found throughout India up to height 4,500 feet in wasteland, garden etc. Morphology: It is annual or perennial plant with stem up to 180 cm in height. Leaves are 1-pinnately compound with 3-7 lobes. Leaf blades are 2.5-8 x 1-4 cm in size, ovate to lanceolate in shape with serrate margin, usually ciliate. Bases are truncate to cuneate. Heads are in corymbs or single. Ray florets are white. Disc florets are with yellowish corollas. Inner achenes are blackish, 4-angled. Microscopy: Leaf: The transverse section of leaves shows single layered epidermal cells (upper and lower) traversed by trichomes. In mesophyl
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

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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...