Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) 2022-11-29T19:50:20+0530 Dr Vasant Patil Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>Journal of Ayurveda and holistic medicine (JAHM)</strong> is a peer-reviewed, open-access international online journal on Ayurveda and allied sciences led by the Atreya Ayurveda Foundation.</p> <p>JAHM as an Inter-disciplinary Journal for Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Medicinal Plants Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, etc. sciences, aims to inquire into the relationships between Ayurveda, bio-medicine and other alternative systems of medicines.</p> <p>The JAHM will consider any original contribution that advances Ayurvedic medical science or practice, or that enlightens and enhance the knowledge base of the journal's readers. All manuscripts contributed to JAHM are strictly scrutinized by the editorial staff and evaluated by peer reviewers assigned by the editors. The JAHM will publish a peer-reviewed manuscript within 4 weeks of receipt.</p> <p><strong>SCOPE OF JAHM</strong></p> <p>JAHM encourages and publishes critical aspects of intellectual and scientific communication amongst contemporary health knowledge systems keeping Ayurveda at the center.</p> <p>Articles explaining and exploring principles of Ayurveda,</p> <p>Articles encouraging the evidence-based clinical practice of Ayurveda</p> <p>Articles promoting the research culture amongst the Ayurveda fraternity</p> <p>Provide a common platform for publication of research in Ayurveda</p> <p>Promote research culture among students of Ayurveda</p> <p>JAHM also appreciates researches that attempt to design new instruments to simplify the Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, quality control of Ayurvedic drugs and clinical practice of Ayurveda.</p> <p><strong>The content of JAHM will focus on three broad themes:</strong></p> <p>Theoretical Research: Fundamental Concepts, History, and Literary studies related to Ayurveda, Yoga, modern medicine and science.</p> <p>Experimental Research: Research on Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, phytochemistry, Drug Discovery &amp; Development in herbal, herbo-mineral and mineral formulations.</p> <p>Clinical Research: clinical trials, case reports, case series, cohort and case-control studies, epidemiological and public health studies.</p> GHRITA KALPANA – CURRENT ISSUES AND POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES 2022-10-09T11:06:23+0530 Sruthi Sankar P Poongattukuzhiyil <p>Ghrita-kalpana has an inevitable role among Ayurveda treatment modalities. Ghrita used in ancient times was produced from cattle raised organically. Authors of Ayurveda had mentioned the attributes of ghrita based on the dairy practices of those times. Ghrita-kalpana used in current practice may not be equivalent to that explained in classic texts of Ayurveda. Nowadays cattle are kept away from their natural habitat and fed on artificial feeds. The quality of milk and milk products from such cattle have become a matter of concern. Apart from this bioaccumulation/biomagnification of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones, pesticides etc. from fortified cattle feeds, increased rate of adulteration, mixing of various milks together, addition of coloring agents, different methods of preparation are some factors affecting the safety of ghrita. &nbsp;In case of unavailability of genuine bovine products other alternatives for ghrita need to be explored. One such alternative for ghrita was mentioned in the text <em>BhojanaKutuhalam</em>. Among the six-yoga explained, one yoga is devoid of any bovine content. Hence, this yoga was selected and prepared in the kitchen of Panchakarma department of VPSV Ayurveda college hospital, Kottakkal. HPTLC was done at CMPR and QC laboratory, Kottakkal. Phytochemical analysis was done at R and D Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal. The findings even though inconclusive may be a first step in the direction of exploring possible alternatives for ghrita.</p> 2022-11-20T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2022 Sruthi Sankar P Poongattukuzhiyil SYSTEMIC REVIEW ON EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT NIRUHA BASTI’S IN GRIDHRASI (SCIATICA) 2022-11-29T19:50:20+0530 Dr.Nikhita Kalburgi Madhuri Rodd Vasant Patil <p><em><strong>Background:</strong> Gridhrasi </em>(Sciatica) is the most complex and prominent diseases among 80 types of <em>Nanatmaja Vyadhi</em>’s. <em>Gridhrasi</em> is a painful condition in which a person cannot sit or walk properly, which interferes with their normal activities. Even though so much research was conducted on this disease, the search for a better intervention is still relevant. In the past, different studies are carried out at various centers across the country to evaluate the clinical efficacy of various <em>Basti</em> preparations in <em>Gridhrasi</em>. Present review is an effort to analyse the efficacy of different Basti combinations in treatment of <em>Gridhrasi</em>. <strong>Objective</strong>: To review the articles published on <em>Gridhrasi</em> for setting guidelines for further research and improving the healthcare practice. <strong>Methods and materials:</strong> The articles are screened from Google Scholar and PubMed. Google Scholar from 2015 to 2022 and PubMed from 2014 to 2022 were searched using a strategy designed to optimize the retrieval of CTs, Case Series, and Case Reports. The search terms used were Gridhrasi, Vaitarana Basti, Erandamuladi Niruha Basti, Vrishyadi Niruha Basti, Panchatiktaka Ksheera Basti, Mustadi Yapana Basti. <strong>Results</strong>: For this purpose, 80 articles were screened and extracted 15 articles on different combinations of Basti. Out of 15 reviewed articles, 14 were clinical trials, and one was a randomized controlled trial. And 5 were single arm studies, 8 were double arm studies, 2 were observational studies. <strong>Conclusion</strong>: The review depicts that most of the studies lack the use of standard scales for the assessment of efficacy. We suggest standardization of procedures with standard parameters like the <em>Basti mixing method</em>, method of Basti administration etc.</p> 2022-12-02T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2022 Dr.Nikhita Kalburgi, Madhuri Rodd, Vasant Patil SYSTEMIC REVIEW ON THE ROLE OF UTTARA BASTI KARMA IN FEMALE INTERILITY 2022-11-19T22:11:37+0530 Priyanka Bhadargade Vasant C. Patil Akshata L. Nayak Jasmine Gujarati Shruti Naik Madhuri M. Rodd <p>Infertility is a medical condition that can cause psychological physical, mental, spiritual and medical detriments to the patient. The unique quality of this medical condition involves affecting both the patient and the patient’s partner as a couple. The financial burden of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) and its failure rate create consequence like marital duress, abandonment, loss of social status and also the treatment options are painful, uncomfortable and expensive. Panchakarma plays an important role in treating female infertility and Uttara Basti is highlighted for the treatment of infertility in our classics and is well practiced with substantial results. To meet the global demand of this burning issue there is need for evidence-based treatment protocol. Present review is an effort to understand the efficacy of<em> Uttara Basti</em> in female infertility according to evidence based clinical trials. Ayurvedic treatment modalities can bypass the surgical management to avoid the related burden to provide fruitful outcome in such conditions. We have screened 84 articles of PUBMED and GOOGLE SCHOLAR and extracted 16 articles and reviewed here.</p> 2022-11-20T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2022 Priyanka Bhadargade, Vasant C. Patil, Akshata L. Nayak, Jasmine Gujarati, Shruti Naik, Madhuri M. Rodd MANAGEMENT OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS THROUGH AYURVEDA: A CASE REPORT 2022-10-13T10:14:17+0530 rashmi kathait Dr. Ajai Kumar Pandey <p><strong>Background: </strong>Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disorders of joints that substantial influence on both the patient's quality of life and financial well-being. It begins in the 3<sup>th</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup> decades of life, due to influence of environmental and genetic factors. However, despite the fact that OA normally advances slowly, the presence of pain causes considerable damage even before joint loss occurs. This case study aimed to successfully manage <em>Jānu Sandhigatavāta </em>by utilizing <em>Āyurvedic</em> formulations. <strong>Aim: </strong>The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of <em>Āyurvedic </em>therapeutics in <em>Sandhigatavāta</em>. <strong>Material and methods:</strong> It is a single case study of a 60 years old female patient diagnosed on the basis of revised American college of rheumatology) 2016 criteria as case of Osteoarthritis (<em>Sandhigatavāta</em>) associated with <em>Sandhiśūla</em> (pain), <em>Sparśasahyatā</em> (tenderness), <em>Sandhisphuṭana</em> (crepitus), <em>Sandhigraha</em> (stiffness) difficulty while walking since 1 year. There was a significant joint space reduction with osteophytes in X‑ray of left knee joint. She was advised <em>Sahacarādi taila</em> for local <em>Abhyaṅga</em> (massage) and <em>Trayodaśāṅga guggulu</em> for internal use, along with knee cap and knee strengthening exercise. During the course of study, not dietary interventions were enforced. <strong>Results: </strong>Relief in Sandhiśūla (pain), <em>Sparśasahyatā</em> (tenderness), <em>Sandhisphuṭana</em> (crepitus), <em>Sandhigraha</em> (stiffness) were assessed at three-week, six-week, and nine-week intervals throughout therapy. The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index, the visual analogue pain scale, and range of motion were also measured and reported significant changes. In terms of clinical alleviation, the patient received satisfactory results. The clinical symptoms such as <em>Sandhiśotha </em>had alleviate from grade 4 to 1;<em> Sandhiśūla and Sparśasahyatā </em>from grade 3 to grade 0; <em>Sandhisphuṭana </em>grade 2 to 1; <em>Sandhistambha </em>Grade 2 to1. <strong>Conclusion</strong>: Patients having knee osteoarthritis can benefit with current <em>Āyurvedic </em>approach combined with knee strengthening exercises and the use of a knee cap.</p> 2022-11-20T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2022 rashmi kathait; Dr. Ajai Kumar Pandey ROLE OF MILD PURGATION IN PANCHAKARMA ANARHA ROGI- A CASE STUDY ON ECZEMA 2022-11-19T22:19:37+0530 Priyanka Bhadargade Padmavati Venkatesh <p><em>Panchakarma</em> is bio-purificatory therapy that detoxifies body by removing toxins from the cellular level. This requires lots of assessment of patient as well as disease before subjecting to <em>Panchakarma</em>. Proper assessment of patient helps in easy evacuation of <em>Dosha</em> and minimizes complications during and after <em>Shodhana</em>. Administration of Panchakarma procedure in a subject unfit for procedure may results in serious complications. <em>Vicharchika</em>&nbsp;– a type of&nbsp;<em>Kshudrakustha</em> is often correlated to eczema based on its clinical presentations. No satisfactory treatment is available in contemporary medical practice except antihistamines and topical steroids. <em>Vicharchika</em>&nbsp;is effectively treated on <em>Ayurvedic</em> concepts by <em>Shodhana</em> and&nbsp;<em>Shamana Aoushadhis</em>. A patient approached the outpatient department of <em>Panchakarma</em> with chief complaints of oedema, erythematous skin lesions with intense pruritus and exudation at extensor surface of the right leg, calf and foot. This was <em>Bahudoshavastha</em> with demand of <em>Shodhana</em> as per assessment of <em>Rogapareeksha</em>. <em>Rogi</em> (patient) was <em>Krisha</em>, <em>Vata Prakruti</em>, <em>Ruksha Shariri</em> where <em>Shodhana</em> is contraindicated. After consideration of all factors, patient was treated with&nbsp;<em>Nitya Virechana</em>, <em>Abhyanga</em>, <em>Parishekha</em>&nbsp;and <em>Lepa Chikitsa</em>. A remarkable improvement in symptoms was observed in a span of one and half months.</p> 2022-11-20T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2022 Priyanka Bhadargade, Padmavati Venkatesh POOGATRIM BASTI (MEDICATED ENEMA) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ADOLESCENT OBESITY: A SINGLE CASE STUDY. 2022-10-29T13:22:12+0530 Dr. Surya KP Surya Dr Ashvini Kumar M Dr ashvini Dr Lohith BA lohith <p>In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other work stuffs like web surfing, driving, walking. All of this speed takes a major toll on the health. Poor diet and sedentary behaviour have led to an increase in <em>Obesity</em> and lifestyle related disease and a huge rise in chronic medical conditions. In Ayurveda, <em>Obesity</em> falls under the heading of <em>Santarpana</em> rogas and the line of treatment should be to pacify vitiated <em>Kapha,Medas,Agni </em>and<em> Vata</em>. Among all the therapeutic procedures ,<em>Vamana</em> and <em>Virechana</em> require few hours to produce <em>sodhana</em> whereas <em>Niruha basti</em> takes only few minutes which substantiates its superiority over other <em>sodhanas</em>. A single case study was done to prove the efficacy of <em>Poogatrim basti</em> in the management of <em>Obesity</em>. <em>Pooga</em> being the main ingredient exhibiting <em>lekhana</em> property shows remarkable changes in terms of overall weight reduction and anthropometrical measurements of the subject.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>KEYWORDS</strong><strong> :-&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Obesity, Poogatrim basti, pooga, lekhana</em></strong></p> 2022-11-20T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Surya KP Surya, Dr Ashvini Kumar M Dr ashvini, Dr Lohith BA lohith