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Upcoming Articles>> Volume 1 Issue 1, 2017

Integration of medical systems can improve healthcare – Possibilities and challenges
A Chauhan and DK Semwal
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
For the past thousands of years, the fight between disease and treatment is still going on. Human beings have shared a common goal of improving health for longevity. However, different medical systems around the world have developed their own approaches to achieve this goal. In these approaches, modern system of medicine emerged as an important system of medicine based on evidence and scientific validation. At the same time, the tradition medicinal systems (TMS) are undergoing through a proving-process in a completely new environment. In modern era, the attitude towards TMS is either to be modernized or disappeared. However, public preference is moving towards traditional medicine where science is not the starting point to decide the healthy living. It is also apparent that any healthcare model based on a single system of medicine is not sufficient to cope up with the healthcare demands. With existing modern medicinal system, the safety is the prime concern in developed countries whereas accessibility and cost are the major issues in developing countries. Therefore, integration of traditional and modern medical systems is need of the hour to serve mankind in a better way.

Case Report
Treating oligoasthenozoospermia through Ayurvedic management: A case study
S Gupta and S Singhai
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
Male infertility is concerned 30-40% infertility is associated with a male factor in which conditions viz. Oligozoospermia, the high viscosity of semen, low sperm motility, and low volume semen are generally noted. The possession of Shudha Shukara and normal Manobhavas status are essential for fertility. The sound health of the offspring is also determined by the Shuddha Shukra. Vajikarana is a particular branch of Ayurveda, which deals with such factors. The Vrishya drugs and articles which manage the Shukradushti and improve fertility are classified as Shukra Vriddhikar, Shukra Srutikara, Shukra Janak and Shukra Pravartak. Madhura Rasa, Guru, Snigdha Gunas, Sheeta Virya, Madhur Vipaka, Balya, Vrishya and Shukrala action of drugs provided a better improvement in sperm count and motility along with other sexual parameters. The patient was treated with Baladi Yapan Basti in the dose of 600ml with 3 days interval in 3 terms and Vajikaran Yoga in the dose of 5 gram thrice daily for a period of one month. The Ayurvedic management was found to be efficacious in the whole symptom of Oligoasthenozoospermia.

KEYWORDS: Male infertility; Oligoasthenozoospermia; Vajikaran Yoga; Yapan Basti

Case Report
Role of Phalatrikaadi kwatha in Amlapitta (gastritis)
Bhupinder Singh, Sanjay Kumar and Jaya Sakalani Kala
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
In the present era, Amlapitta is a common G.I.T. disorder affecting the normal lifestyle of approx. every individual with symptoms like sour eructations, nausea, heartburn, bloating etc. In modern science, according to the symptoms, it can be correlated with hyperacidity or GERD. In Ayurveda, Acharya Kashyap described this with the name shuktka. In this case, an effort was made to treat a 32-year-old male patient having symptoms Avipaka, Klama, Aruchi, Tiktamlaudgara, Hritadaha with Phalatrikaadi Kwatha described by Chakradatta in Amlapitta chikitsa. At the end of 45 days of treatment by Phalatrikaadi Kwatha patient got significant improvement in symptoms.

KEYWORDS: Amlapitta; GERD; Phalatrikaadi Kwatha, Gastritis, Ayurveda

Opinion Note
Officially authorized contemplation for non-compounded increments to higher educationalist at the entry level – Legacy towards legal thought
PR Joshi
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
The quality of education in AYUSH institutes has been a talk of the town in these days. There is illegitimate legacy standing with the aspects like M.D./ M.S./ Ph.D. on equal standards. In India, there is a lot of conspiracy for higher education relates to different states, thus, it is the suitable time to stand with higher educationalist for unanimous rules and regulations. In an attempt to improve the quality of teaching, it is necessary to promote and reward teachers who have desired qualifications which are a step higher than the essential qualifications. A small step in this direction can be awarding 5 non-compound increments to the candidates who have completed Ph.D. at the time of Joining. With context to higher education by means of including quality education, Ph.D. is already considered as a separate entity with leaving the question of essential and desirable education. Furthermore, UGC also has given a direction regarding 5 non-compounded increments to Ph.D. Herein, various angels of controversial decisions relate to experience and increments are discussed with Ph.D. faculty in Maharashtra State. Uttarakhand Ayurved University become the first university in India to follow the rules and regulations laid down by UGC which shows the commitment towards strong education system building as well as freedom era of Ayurvedic fraternity in India.

KEYWORDS: Ayurveda; UGC; Ph.D.; Increment; Quality of education

Research Article
Impact of Bhavana on Rasayana Churna mixed with or without Kupeelu (Strychnos nux-vomica Linn.) through physico-chemical and HPTLC studies
S. Y. Chaudhari, P. Verma, V. J. Shukla, R. Galib, B. J. Patgiri and P. K. Prajapati
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
Rasayana Churna is a polyherbal formulation comprising fine powders of Guduchi (Tinospora cardifolia Linn.), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestis Linn.) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis Linn.) in equal quantities. The concept of Bhavana (levigation) is well versed in Ayurvedic classics. It is expected that therapeutic efficacy of drug will be increased by levigating with its own juice or decoction. Kupeelu (Strychnos nux-vomica Linn.) is incorporated in this formulation due to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and adoptotic properties. In current work, Rasayana Churna and Bhavita Rasayana Churna each mixed with Kupeelu was evaluated for their organoleptic, physico-chemical and HPTLC analysis. Results obtained in physicochemical parameters of different samples are within limit mentioned by Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. HPTLC profile of all the samples of Rasayana Churna showed differentiation in the number of spots. Decreased number of spots in Bhavita Rasayana Churna, when compared with Rasayana Churna, suggest that other components may get absorbed after three Bhavana.

KEYWORDS: Ayurveda; Chromatograph; HPTLC; Physicochemical analysis; Rasayana Churna

Review Article
Role of Ayurvedic herbal adaptogens and anabolics in sports medicine
Rahul Dutt Karra and Nishteswar Karra
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
During the post-Vedic era, several medical compilations (Samhitas) were written and documented Ayurvedic therapeutics on the more scientific basis. Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita (1000 B C) are considered as the prime treatises which described eight branches of Ayurveda (Ashtanga Ayurveda) in their entirety. Charaka has classified the drugs basing on their pharmacological activities and one of the groups known as Brihmaaneeya (to increase the bulkiness or weight of the body) consists of drugs which act as anabolic. In recent researches, some of the drugs mentioned in ayurvedic classics have shown anabolic activity. Rasayana(which promote immunity) and Vajeekarana (Drugs which present virility and useful in infertility)drugs may act as anabolics. Anabolics play a vital role in sports medicine and help to improve vim, vigor, and vitality. The present review analyses the activities reported on certain herbal drugs of Ayurvedic materia-medica and suggests a formulation for improving the performance of athletes.

KEYWORDS: Ayurveda, Anabolics, Adaptogens, antioxidant, antifatigue

Short Review
Ayurveda, genetics and genomics: An integrative approach to traditional and basic sciences
Harkiran Nehra
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
We are well aware of the fact that allopathic medicine is effectively curing and handling acute diseases whereas Ayurveda has gained prominence in its ability in the management of the diseases which cannot be cured or handled by allopathic medicines. Ayurveda is “Science of Life” and “Knowledge of Longevity”, and with the basis of genomics, genetics, and epigenetics, etc, it is important we understand the bridge between Ayurveda and these Basic Sciences. The theory of Tridosha is the basis of Prakriti-based medicine which offers treatment by way of ahara (diet), vihara (lifestyle) and aushadhi (medication) whereas genetic, epigenetic and genomic factors influence the drug response to form the basis of personalized medicine. As we know, Beejabhagavayava is the most fundamental entity which can be grossly compared to a gene and is responsible for expression of a particular trait in an individual. With this information, we can find the genotypic and phenotypic basis of Ayurveda and correlate it with basic sciences. If we can establish the connection between these two sciences, we can revolutionize the concept of “Personalized Medicine”. It provides an integrative global approach in the advancement of Ayurveda and creating novel approach in treating patients. So, our main aim is to establish a relation between this Prakriti and Beejabhagavayava using the concepts of Genetics, Genomics, and Epigenetics from Basic Sciences.

KEYWORDS: Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics, Tridosha, Beejabhagavayava, Personalized Medicine

Research Article
Antimicrobial evaluation of Svarasa Bhavita Guduchi Churna (levigated powder of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers with its juice)
Rohit Sharma, R. Galib and P. K. Prajapati
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
Guduchi is a widely practiced herb having huge therapeutic attributes. Earlier studies have reported its potent antimicrobial credentials. Guduchi Churnakriya (levigating its Churna with own extracted juice) is an unexplored and unique Ayurvedic formulation, developed by the pharmaceutical process of Bhavana. No published reports are available on antimicrobial profile of Guduchi Churnakriya; present study was therefore attempted to ascertain its antimicrobial potential of Svarasa Bhavita Guduchi Churna (SBGC). Recommended microbial strain like; S. typhi, E. coli, P. aeruginosa and S. aureus were used for antimicrobial evaluation. Test sample was prepared by adopting classical guidelines. Minimum Inhibitory concentration (MIC) was compared with standard anti-bacterial drugs. Microbial contamination analysis was also conducted. SBGC was found to be highly active against four bacterial species at 250 µg/ml concentration. For Staphylococcus aureus strain, SBGC showed better MIC on comparison to Ampicillin. For Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi strains, SBGC showed similar MIC as that of Ampicillin. No microbial load was detected within the sample. The results also validate the traditional uses of Guduchi in various skin ailments and infectious disorders.

KEYWORDS: Antimicrobial activity; Guduchi; Bhavana; Svarasa; Churna; Tinospora cordifolia

Case Study
A single case study to determine the efficacy of Hingwadi Churna and Rasna-Dashmula Kwatha in Amavata w.s.r. to rheumatoid arthritis
Archana Negi, Punita Pandey, Shweta Shukla and Deshraj Singh
Ayurscientifica 1 (1): 000-000, 2017
Increasing prevalence rate of Amavata or Rheumatoid arthritis is a grave issue of concern in Modern era. The disease is cumbersome as young aged people are mostly affected by this. Due to progressive, chronic nature of disease it affects the quality of life of patients and decreases their productivity at work. Thus, it also affects national economy badly so the disease draws a major attention to scholars for research work. The article is about the case study of single patient of Amavata (rheumatoid arthritis) registered from the O.P.D., P.G. Department of Kayachikitsa, Rishikul Campus Haridwar. The present study is aimed at finding effective treatment of Amavata. The drugs selected for managing the patient of Amavata are Hingwadi Churna and Rasna Dashmula Kwatha. In this clinical study the patient got significant improvement and no complications were found during and after the clinical study.

KEYWORDS: Amavata; Rheumatoid arthritis; Hingwadi Churna; Rasna Dashmula Kwatha; Chronic