Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) <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> en-US <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> (Dr Vasant Patil) (Dr Vasant Patil) Sat, 16 Jul 2022 12:13:07 +0530 OJS 60 PHARMACEUTICO-ANALYTICAL STUDY OF PUNNAGA TAILA MALAHARA <p><em>Malahara kalpana</em> is a kind of preparation included under <em>Bahya Kalpana </em>(external application). The word <em>‘Malahara’</em> because it removes <em>mala</em> (impurities) from <em>vrana </em>(wounds)<em>, vidradhi </em>(abscess)<em>, tvak vikaras </em>(skin diseases) etc. It has properties such as <em>ropana </em>(wound healing), <em>snehana </em>(oleation) and <em>varnya </em>(complexion enhancer) depending on the drugs used in its preparation. The drug <em>Punnaga </em>(<em>Calophyllum inophyllum</em>) in <em>taila</em> form has been exclusively used in folklore medicine in various disorders especially skin diseases such as <em>vyanga</em> (hyperpigmentation) etc <sup>[1]</sup>. <em>Punnaga </em>has <em>sheeta-veerya. </em>and is <em>kapha</em>-<em>pitta hara</em>. It is mentioned in <em>varnya dashemāni</em> in <em>Charaka Samhita </em><sup>[2]</sup>. <sup>&nbsp;</sup><em>Acharya Sushruta </em>has categorized it under <em>Elādigana</em> and is said to be <em>varna prasādana</em><sup> [3]</sup>, the use of these <em>Elādigana</em> in treating <em>vyanga </em>has been carried out and fair results has been obtained in research area <sup>[4]</sup>. Oil extracted from <em>Punnaga</em> is used topically in wounds, certain skin allergies, psoriasis, acne, dermatoses (diseases of skin) and for cosmetic purposes to cure dermal problems <sup>[5], [6]</sup>. A take home topical applicant feasible to common man is the need of the hour. Taking all this into consideration, here <em>Punnaga taila</em> is obtained in <em>Malahara</em> form because of its ease in application, better penetration, better retention and <em>Malaharas</em> basic property of enhanced action on application.&nbsp;Since globalization expects pharmaceutical standardization, an attempt is made in this present study to elucidate and unfold the mystery of the use of <em>Punnaga taila</em> in the folklore by accessing the Pharmaceutico-analytical study on the <em>Malahara</em> prepared by it.</p> RAVIPRASAD HEGDE Copyright (c) 2022 RAVIPRASAD HEGDE Sat, 16 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0530 Preliminary Pharmaceutico-Analytical study of Ashwagandhadi Syrup – A Poly Herbal Formulation <p><strong>Background:</strong> <em>Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)</em> is one of the important and popular herb in Ayurvedic classics known for <em>Balya</em> and <em>Rasayana</em> effect. Owing to its multiple therapeutic benefits present study has been undertaken to formulate as health promoter supplement into Syrup dosage form by taking <em>Ashwagandha</em> as main ingredient along with the addition of other herbs like <em>Guduchi</em> (<em>Tinospora</em> <em>cordifolia</em>) which possess hepatoprotective activity, <em>Shunti</em> (<em>Zingiber officinale)</em> with immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effect and <em>Sariva</em>(<em>Hemidesmus</em> <em>indicus</em>) with <em>Deepana</em> and <em>Vishahara</em> action. <strong>Aim: </strong>To prepare <em>Ashwagandhadi</em> Syrup as per the general method of preparation of Syrup. <strong>Materials and Methods:</strong><em> Ashwagandhadi</em> Syrup was prepared as per adopted general method of preparation of Syrup. <strong>Result</strong>: Final yield of <em>Ashwagandhadi </em>Syrup was 420ml with 33.33% loss. Temperature maintained between 90-100<sup>0</sup> C throughout the preparation. Total time duration taken for <em>Ashwagandhadi </em>Syrup was 1 hr 40 min. Preliminary physico-chemical study&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;revealed observed values of pH 5.78, Viscosity 1.231mili Poise, Specific Gravity 1.6 and Total solids 48.21% . Final product had acceptable product characteristics.</p> Adiga Nitheesh B S, Nayana S Pai, Padyana Subrahmanya Copyright (c) 2022 Adiga Nitheesh B S, Nayana S Pai, Padyana Subrahmanya Sat, 16 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0530 A PRELIMINARY PHARMACEUTICO ANALYTICAL STUDY OF ARKA TAILA AND ITS MODIFICATION AS MALAHARA <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;Skin diseases are the most common type of diseases which is seen in almost all the ages. They have a very large impact on the human population. As these diseases are known as <em>Kushta Rogas</em> in Ayurveda, they are considered to be one of the eight major diseases in Ayurvedic classics. <em>Arka Taila</em> is a unique formulation mentioned in the <em>Sharangadhara Samhita</em> which is indicated for <em>Pama, Vicharchika </em>and<em> Kacchu.</em> In the present study, an attempt was made to modify <em>Arka Taila</em> into <em>Arka Taila Malahara</em> which is an ointment preparation and pharmaceutico-analytical study was carried out for both <em>Arka Taila</em> and <em>Arka Taila Malahara</em>.</p> TARIKA S BANGERA Copyright (c) 2022 TARIKA S BANGERA Sat, 16 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0530 PRELIMINARY PHARMACEUTICO -ANALYTICAL STUDY OF DRONAPUSHPYADI GRANULES <p><strong>Background<em>– </em></strong><em>Dronapushpi(Leucas cephalotes) </em>is an herb that has been used in fresh juice form for various disorders like asthma , cough, fever , cold , bleeding disorders, etc .<em>Tulasi(Ocimum sanctum)</em> and <em>Putiha(Mentha piperita)</em>are also a&nbsp; popularly used drugs in the form of fresh juice &nbsp;for illness such as fever, cold and cough. <em>Conversion of formulation into more suitable form is essential for modern era with additional benefits of palatability and dosage is always essential</em>. In present study an attempt is made to prepare a polyherbal formulation&nbsp; which includes<em>Dronapushpi</em> as a main ingredient adding<em>Tulasi,PutihaKhanda sharkara &amp; Trikatu [Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali(Piper longum)] </em>which are mainly having <em>kaphavatahara </em>action . Granule preparation known as <em>khanda</em>preparation in Bhaishajya, which is prepared out of <em>kwatha.</em> It is palatable by patients of all age groups &amp; has an easy method of administration. The assimilation of granules starts from oral cavity, which effectively helps in the action against upper respiratory infection. Pharmaceutical standardization of this formulation is not established yet, which is first step towards research on the formulation. <strong><em>Materials &amp;Methods</em></strong>- Granules was prepared as per general method of granule preparation.The attempt is made in the present article to assess its pharmaceutical and analytical aspect while processing the drug<em> dronapushpyadi granules</em>. Preliminary analytical study carried out to set the basic quality of formulation.<strong> Results – </strong>The final yield granules was 1500g&nbsp; and the total duration taken was 2 hour 20 minutes. Further details are explained in full paper.</p> Dr. Swapna Kumary Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Swapna Kumary Sat, 16 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0530 MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF ARECA CATECHU - A REVIEW <p>A.catechu is commonly grown abundantly in coastal Karnataka. The seed of the plant areca is part of various ayurveda medicinal formulations indicated in different diseases. Also chewing betel nut along with betel leaf is not only mentioned in Ayurveda but also it is a part of Indian tradition which is named as tambula sevana which helps in digestion of food. There are different folklore practices related to this tree, where its different parts are used as medicine for burn wounds, to avoid abortion etc. The efficacy of these practices has been proven through various studies and also research has explored newer uses of this tree, like the arecoline found in seed is found to be efficacious in AD.</p> <p>Hence this review aims at compiling the proven medicinal benefits of different parts of the tree with an aim to aid further researches to benefit medical practices, as the drug is available abundantly.</p> Rohini Purohit Copyright (c) 2022 Rohini Purohit Sat, 16 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0530 YOGA AS A LIFE STYLE PRESCRIPTION FOR THE PRAKRTI SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS TO PREVENT DISORDERS, LEAD HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE- A CONCEPTUAL STUDY. <p>Since the inception of this world and the creation of human beings, it has been observed that every individual is different. The difference is with physical structure, physiological functions,desires, likes and dislikes, Intellectual levels, and even in quantum of happiness. Ayurveda the ancient science of life has explained this individual trait as Prakruti. Ayurveda explained the differences in the personality is because of the expressions of doshas as Vata, Pitta &amp; Kapha, mixed like VataPitta and balanced.The Prakrt I plays an important role in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Ayurveda prescribes a specific lifestyle for the specific Prakruti persons to prevent the ailments. The lifestyle is inclusive of proper Food, Activities, and Thoughts.</p> <p>Yoga the one more Indian system which describes art of living for Happiness also maintains health as a by-product.. Recent research publications give the authenticity that, Yoga becomes a lifestyle prescription for the psychosomatic disorders.</p> <p>The concept of lifestyle is derived from Samanya and Vishesha Siddhanta. Here the concept is to involve yoga practices such as proper Ahara, Vihara &amp; Vichara for the specific Prakruti individuals to prevent disorders and live happily throughout life.</p> <p>In this conceptual study, the effort has been made to define and categorize all yoga practices (Ahara, Vihara&amp; Vichara) for the specific Prakruti</p> Vasudeva Vaidya, DR Ramesh Mavathur, DR BR Ramakrishna Basavapatna Copyright (c) 2022 Vasudeva Vaidya, DR Ramesh Mavathur, DR BR Ramakrishna Basavapatna Sat, 16 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0530