Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) <p>The <strong>Journal of Ayurveda and holistic medicine (JAHM)</strong> is a peer-reviewed, monthly, open-access international online journal on Ayurveda and allied sciences led by the Atreya Ayurveda Foundation.</p> <p>JAHM, as an multi-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 progresses the Ayurvedic medical science or practice or that enlightens and enhances the knowledge base of the readers. All manuscripts contributed to JAHM are strictly reviewed by the editorial staff and evaluated by peer reviewers assigned by the editors. The JAHM will publish a peer-reviewed manuscript within four 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> Atreya Ayurveda Publications en-US Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) 2321-1563 <p>The author(s) will retain copyright and permit the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that permits others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the author and initial publication in this journal.</p> <p>The entire contents of the JAHM are protected under Indian and international copyrights. The Journal, however, allows free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute works in any online website for any non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also permits the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.</p> <p>In case of JAHM does not publish said work, the author(s) will be so notified and all rights assigned hereunder will be given back to the author(s).</p> <p>All accepted works should not be published anywhere without prior written permission from JAHM. The author(s) hereby declare that they are sole author(s) of the work, that all authors have contributed and agree with the content and conclusions of the work, that the work is original, and does not infringe upon any copyright, propriety, or personal right of any third party, and that no part of it nor any work has been submitted to another journal.</p> Different diagnostic modes used to check stability study of Gandhakadi Yoga (used in Thalassemia major as adjuvant treatment) for the assessment of baseline microbial profile. <p>Thalassemia major is a malignant type of genetic disorder and iron overload is the main complication of the disease which results due to frequent blood transfusions. <em>Gandhakadi Yoga </em>is one of the Herbo-mineral formulation mentioned which was used in clinical trial to treat Thalassemia major. <strong>Objective: </strong>In the present study, stability with respect to its microbial profile in different climate condition of <em>Gandhakadi Yoga Vati </em>was carried out. <strong>Methods</strong>: <em>Gandhakadi Yoga Vati </em>was stored in air tight plastic bag of 50 gm each with numbers given to each bag in room temperature, dark and dry place during different climatic condition. The drug was studied at different intervals for a period of 13 months from June 2022 to June 2023 for the assessment of mycological findings and presence of microorganisms by Wet mount preparation and Gram stain test respectively. <strong>Results </strong>and <strong>Conclusions</strong>: At the end of study, no contamination found in prepared drug at minimum humidity of 38% with 22°C temperature and at maximum humidity of 91% with 29°C temperature.</p> Naresh Chaudhary Copyright (c) 2023 Naresh Chaudhary 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 An Experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sphatika mentioned in Sushrutha Samhita in the purification of contaminated water w.s.r to Potash alum. <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Water is vital for the existence and maintenance of health of all the organisms on earth. There has been an exponential rise in global population while the supply of water has remained constant and its demand is increasing at an alarming rate. Around 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. However, around 1% of it is only suitable for human consumption. The water pollution is increasing rapidly, degrading the quality of water. Consumption of unsafe water is major cause of water borne diseases. Hence, it is very essential that water should be pure. For this need, the attempt has been made to evaluate the effectiveness of <em>Sphatika</em> (Potash alum) in the purification of contaminated water which is cost effective and simple technique.</p> <p><strong>Aims and Objectives:</strong> To carry out the experiment of<em> Jalaprasadana</em> using<em> Sphatika </em>to evaluate its efficacy on contaminated water.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>Water samples were collected from the unused well. The water was taken in a glass bottle of 500ml; 1st group was used without any materials and treatment methods. Second group was subjected to filtration<em>.</em> Third group was added with<em> Sphatika</em> (potash alum) in the quantity of 10, 25 and 50 grams. Each of the samples were assessed after 6, 12 and 24 hrs; for the physical, chemical and microbial parameters and compared with the standard values.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> After adding of potash alum, the study showed significant increase in DO and Salinity; significant decrease in pH, Conductivity, TDS, Turbidity, TA, Carbonate and Bicarbonate. Bacterial colony count had shown depletion after adding of Potash alum.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Potash alum showed positive results in the purification of water. Potash alum is soluble in water; can be used as coagulating and flocculating agent and&nbsp; applied prior to sedimentation and filtration process to enhance the ability of a water treatment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Dr. Ranju Shah Copyright (c) 2023 Dr. Ranju Shah 2023-11-24 2023-11-24 11 10 A Preliminary Study on Vranaropana Karma (Wound Healing Action) Of Curcuma Longa Linn <p><strong>Background:</strong> Wound healing is a complex process of tissue repair that occurs in response to an injury. Plants and plant-derived elements are well explored in the treatment of various types of wounds. Curcumin is a natural polyphenolic substance that has been used since ancient times in Ayurveda for its healing properties, as it reduces inflammation and acts on the various healing stages of the wound. <strong>Materials &amp; Methods:</strong>&nbsp; Curcuma longa has been told in various mentions by our acharyas for its different actions on the body. It has been widely used in the wound management since ages due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and quick wound healing effect. This activity was elicited in comparison with Kamilosan (German remedy) in albino rats. <strong>Results: </strong>The present study emphasises on the effect of Curcuma longa L aiding in wound healing through quickening of formation of granulation tissue with complete laying of collagen. Massive proliferation of mature connective tissue was seen on 8<sup>th</sup> day. Complete healing with matured skin formation was observed on the 12<sup>th</sup> day. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> The study thus proves that curcuma longa has a very good effect on wound healing through various pharmacological actions making it more acceptable than any other topical drugs.</p> R Ramakrishna B Hemamalini Rajesh SWATHI SHARMA Vasudeva Vaidya Jyoti Mittal Copyright (c) 2023 Dr B R Ramakrishna, Mrs. Hemamalini Rajesh, SWATHI SHARMA, Dr Vasudeva Vaidya, Mrs. Jyoti Mittal 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 Efficacy of Vamana Karma with Madanaphaladi Yoga and Virechana Karma with Icchabhedi Rasa in Artava Kshaya VIS-À-VIS Oligo-Hypomenorrhea – A Randomized Clinical study <p><strong>ABSTRACT: </strong></p> <p><strong>Background: </strong><em>Artava Kshaya</em> is one of the menstrual disorders, characterized by <em>Yathochita Kaala Adarshanam, Alpartavata </em>&amp;<em> Yonivedana</em> which indicates delayed menstruation, scanty menstrual discharge both in amount and duration, associated with pain in lower abdomen or vagina. These features resemble the features of Oligo-hypomenorrhea in modern parlance.<em> Shodhana</em> plays an important role in correction of <em>Srotovaigunyata </em>&amp; maintains equilibrium of <em>Doshas</em> by purifying body. <strong>Objectives:</strong> To compare the efficacy of <em>Vamana Karma</em> and <em>Virechana Karma</em> in management of <em>Artava Kshaya</em>. <strong>Method and Materials:</strong> Randomized, open labelled, double arm clinical study. A minimum of 50 patients fulfilling the diagnostic and inclusion criteria were randomly selected for clinical study and they were assigned into 2 group i.e., Group A of <em>Vamana Karma</em> with <em>Madanaphaladi</em> <em>Yoga</em> and Group B of <em>Virechana Karma</em> with <em>Icchabhedi Rasa</em> each consisting of 25 patients. <strong>Results:</strong> <em>Vamana Karma</em> with <em>Madanaphaladi</em> <em>Yoga</em> showed clinically better results in terms of reduction in intermenstrual period, increased duration of menses, increased quantity of blood loss and reduced pain. So, improvement and more relief were observed in this group when compared to <em>Virechana</em> with <em>Icchabhedi Rasa</em>.</p> Priyanka Bhadargade Padmavati Venkatesh Kulkarni Anita Halagatti Copyright (c) 2023 Priyanka Bhadargade, Padmavati Venkatesh Kulkarni , Anita Halagatti 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 A REVIEW ON VISHWADI DWADASHANGA KWATH:AN AYURVEDIC POLYHERBAL FIRMULATION FOR VATAVIKARA <p>Background – Vata is the governing factor in the maintenance of equilibrium in the body. It is responsible for all types of movements in the human body as well as all types of reflexes carried out by Vata dosha. It is the only moving dosha among the three and it carries Pitta and Kapha all over the body along with it. In Ayurveda classics, most of the joint pain-related conditions have been explained under the heading of Vatavyadhi. eighty Nanatmaja Vata Vikara mentioned in Ayurveda classics. Vishwadi Dwadashanga Kwath is mentioned in one of the Vatahara Yoga in Gada Nigra. Aim and objectives – 1. To explore the mode of action of Vishwadi Dwadashanga Kwath in the management of Vatavikara. 2. To be aware of medicinal properties and encourage the use of Vishwadi Dwadashanga Kwath in the management of Vatavikara. Material and methods - For this study, Ayurveda Samhitas, authentic publications, the internet, and modern medical literature have been reviewed. Discussion – The ingredients of this kwath include Madhura-tikta rasa, Katu Vipaka, Ushna Virya, etc. On the overall effect of the Vishwadi Dwadashanga Kwath, it has been found that the drug has the properties of Vata-Kaphahara, Ushna Virya, Shothahara, Vedanasthapana which helps in the pacification of aggravated Vata and subside the pain. They all combinedly help in balancing the aggravated Vata dosha. All these above powerful ingredients in combination can give excellent results to control symptoms of Vatavyadhi’s. Conclusion - It is concluded that Vishwadi Dwadashanga Kwath can be used as an effective Ayurvedic medicine for Vatavyadi such as - Ekangavata, Sarvangavata, Katigraha, Gridhrasi, Avabahuka, Vishvachi etc.</p> Archana Verma Copyright (c) 2023 archana verma 99 archana 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 A Critical Review on Kalyana Leha with special reference to delayed Speech <p>Parent’s great concern is the children’s speech development. If a child delays to speak then it’s a big worry to the parents. If speech delay is not properly handled it will affect other aspects of their development like social and academic growth. Ayurveda being life science gives importance to speech &amp; its related disorders. There is no medicinal treatment to treat such condition in modern science. Speech therapy is a helpful hand for people suffering from delayed speech but the result may vary from one therapist to another. Hence there is need of drugs or formulations which enhance or accelerate in the treatment modality of such cases. In Ayurveda, Kalyana leha is well known for treating disorders related to speech. Hence an attempt is made in this study to evaluate and understand the mode of action of drugs present in Kalyana leha with special reference to speech delay.</p> Dr Ashwini Jeerankalagi Dr Rajshekar Hiremath Dr Shilpa Hiremath Copyright (c) 2023 Dr Ashwini Jeerankalagi, Dr Rajshekar Hiremath, Dr Shilpa Hiremath 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 APEX HERBS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VARICOSE VEIN - A BOON TO CONTEMPORARY TREATMENT <p><strong><u>Abstract: </u></strong></p> <p>Varicose veins is condition comprising of enlarged &amp; twisted veins located in the lower extremities thereby causing disfigurement &amp; disability. It is prevalent in nearly 40 percent of the population, incidence of occurrence being more in females rather than males. Hereditary, obesity, old age, pregnancy, standing for prolong time act as the contributing factors for disease manifestation. Patients with varicose veins may present from asymptomatic to significant symptoms If left untreated, it may&nbsp; lead to complications such as bleeding veins, eczema, skin discoloration, venous ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis .</p> <p>A lot of nonsurgical and surgical interventions are available. Nevertheless in the absence of proper care, relapse of symptoms may occur. In order to overcome these hitches, it is mandatory to seek alternatives such as herbal drugs.</p> <p><em>Ayurveda</em> herbs possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antimicrobial activities. It depicts membrane stabilising effects, increases the synthesis of collagen in tendons and muscles thereby improving skeletal muscle adaptation, increases physiological energy status, relieves fatigue and provides strength thereby rendering efficient management of varicose veins.</p> <p>The purpose of this article was to review different herbs which are effective in efficient management of varicose vein disease thereby enlisting top 20 herbs , sorted as a result of extensive literary research done from classics and various online and offline databases.</p> <p>Key words: varicose veins, <em>siragranthi</em>, herbs, management.</p> Dr Poonam Dang Dr Sakshi Badyal Dr. Puneet Dhawan Dr. H.S Tiwari Copyright (c) 2023 Dr Poonam Dang, Dr Sakshi Badyal, Dr. Puneet Dhawan, Dr. H.S Tiwari 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 the Role of Panchakarma in medarogas with reference to Dyslipidemia- A Review Article. <p>Dyslipidemia is an abnormality in the circulating plasma lipids due to overproduction or deficiency of lipoproteins or both. It has been recognised as an independent risk factor for the development of Cardio vascular diseases globally. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) surveillance project reported a prevalence of dyslipidemia of 37.5% among adults aged between 15 to 64 years, with an even higher prevalence of dyslipidemia (62%) among young male industrial workers. It remains asymptomatic and undetected until lipid parameters are test to rule out other complication like myocardial infarction, obesity etc.</p> <p>There is no direct reference for dyslipidemia in Ayurveda. It is correlated with <em>medorogas</em> caused due to improper formation or over nourishment of <em>medo dhatu</em>.&nbsp; Ayurveda focus on the treatment of correcting <em>agni </em>and ensuring proper nourishment of tissues further normalising the lipid parameters. Treatment modalities include <em>nidana parivarjana, sodhana, samana chiktsa</em> along with wholesome diet.</p> Dr.Radhika Ketkar Copyright (c) 2023 Dr.Radhika Ketkar 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 Genetics in Ayurveda: Unravelling Ancient wisdom through the lens of modern genetics. <p>This article explores the fascinating correlations between <em>Ayurveda,</em> the ancient system of medicine, and modern genetics, shedding light on the concept of genetic engineering within the context of this ancient healing tradition. <em>Ayurveda's</em> holistic view of human constitution, emphasizing the <em>Doshas</em> and individual uniqueness, aligns with modern genetic variations. The notion of <em>Beejadosha </em>and <em>Beejabhaga</em> reflects the role of genetic inheritance, while <em>Ayurvedic </em>principles of lifestyle and environment resonate with epigenetic influences on gene expression. Furthermore, the integration of <em>Ayurvedic</em> herbal medicine and dietetics with modern genetic research offers promising avenues for personalized medicine. This study presents a convergence of ancient wisdom and contemporary science, paving the way for a healthier and balanced future.</p> Ayushi patel Copyright (c) 2023 Ayushi patel 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10 EFFECT OF JALAUKAVACHARANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ANJANANAMIKA W.S.R. TO INTERNAL HORDEOLUM, A CASE STUDY. <p>A Internal hordeolum is an acute, common bacterial infection of the eyelid. Patients with this condition often present to their primary care provider with painful, erythematous inflammation of the eyelid. This activity illustrates the evaluation and treatment of hordeolum and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in managing patients with this condition. According to Ayurvedic point of view we can compare signs &amp; symptoms of internal hordeolum with <em>Anjananamika</em>. Since <em>Anjananamika</em> is a disorder of the eyelids which is caused by vitiated blood, bloodletting<sup>[1]</sup> should be a good option for instant relief when treatment is concerned. Bloodletting from the swelling should be done by administering leech to <em>Anjananamika</em>. <em>Raktmokshana</em> is one of the parasurgical, detoxification strategies of Panchakarma. It is the course of removing of vitiated <em>doshas</em> collected in the body. <em>Jalaukavacharan</em> is sort of <em>Raktmokshana</em> which is drilled internationally and&nbsp; in India since antiquated occasions to treat. <em>Jalaukavacharan</em> is a powerful blood filtration treatment which has property to deal the aggravation, enlarging, redness and restore sensation promptly and in which little amount of blood eliminated to normalize vitiated <em>Pitta</em>, <em>Kapha</em> and <em>Rakta dosha</em> of many blood borne sicknesses.</p> Dr. Saurabh Kailas Shinde saurabh Copyright (c) 2023 Dr. Saurabh Kailas Shinde saurabh 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 11 10