Ayurvedic clinical foundation is based on thorough knowledge of it. Srotas (channels) are the Channels that convey the body elements, which are undergoing metabolic processes, sub serve the purpose of circulation. The vitiation, depletion and maintenance of existed bodily structures are never possible without Srotas. The Srotas are that channels by which conduction of the respective nutrients to their respective destinations is possible. After that only that specific organ gets the pacification or depletion. Hence any organ cannot be maintained or can’t get vitiated without Srotas so there is a need to study the fundamental and applied aspect of Srotas in order to understand Ayurvedic biology and disease processes in depth.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Biology, Srotas, inner transport system.
Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma), a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It is one which can be managed with easily in its early stages and with great difficulty in its later stages. The present study is done with the intention to understand the disease principle and evaluate the efficacy, merits & demerits of drug in comparison of Sringyadi churna. Total of 40 patients, equally divided in two groups i.e. Trial & Control, both group patients were given Sunthyadi Churna and Sringyadi Churna respectively, 3gm thrice daily after food and parameters (subjective & objective) were observed. Sunthyadi Churna helps in the management of Tamaka shwasa by removing the Srothorodha, reduction of Kapha accumulation there by maintains normal free flow of Prana Vayu for long time. Sringyadi Churna has immediate effect on various symptoms of Tamaka Shwasa but not a long lasting relief like that of Sunthyadi Churna.
Yastimadhu Ghrita, an Ayurvedic formulation described in Sushruta Samhita has been tried to relieve pain over 15 patients having wound caused by surgery or trauma (Su. Su. 5/42). The present medicine was prepared by following procedure described in classical texts.
Analytical study and laboratory investigations were done to prove its safety & efficacy. The duration of treatment ranges from 7-10 days which depends on its severity, chronicity & other factors related to the wound. Periodic assessment of the patients included in the study was done on every 3rd day, 5h day, 7th day, and 9th day.
The clinical assessment of the effects of trial drug on wound particularly in reducing pain, improvement of healing and regaining of functional ability was about 97.11%, 100% and 87.8% by 9th day, culminating all other inflammatory conditions. Thus the clinical result of YastimadhuGhrita in a therapeutic dose is found to be efficacious in reducing pain with promotion of healing. The assessment result of both the groups has been statistically analysed through unpaired t- test and p value and it is proved that the local application of Yastimadhu Ghrita in traumatic wound is clinically more effective to reduce pain that that of dressing only. In support of the study it can be stated that Yastimadhu Ghrita is a complete medical approach for trauma care and pain management.
This descriptive study was conducted to describe the patient satisfaction towards outpatient department services of gynaecology in Chaudhary Brahma Prakash Ayurveda Charak Sansthan hospital, Khera dabur Najafgarh New Delhi. The study population was respondents aged 18 years and above, sample size was 80. The data was collected by self-administered questionnaire regarding patient satisfaction. And data’s were analysed by graphs and percentage analysis. The result showed that overall satisfaction was 90.05%. The patients were most satisfied with courtesy (94.52%) while least satisfied with convenience (87.32%).Item wise the satisfaction was poor in case of waiting time in pharmacy section to get the prescribed drugs and from the clear signage and direction, while satisfaction was higher from the opportunity given by the doctor to patients to ask about their illness. Based on the result of the study an improvement is needed in few of the items of waiting time in pharmacy section and for proper signage and direction. So improvement in those areas is suggested.
Keywords Satisfaction, outpatient department, convenience, physical facilities, courtesy, quality of care
Ayurveda believes that every individual is a unique phenomenon and is indivisible from the cosmos. The five basic elements of this universe are manifested into three biological organizations known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. At the time of fertilization, Vata, Pitta and Kapha determine by their permutation and combinations the constitution of an individual, which is called ‘Prakriti’. This ‘Prakriti’ is the first creation of cosmos and is in itself a unique phenomenon. The knowledge of Prakriti helps in understanding the health and disease state of an individual and facilitates in promotive and curative aspects. Several studies are undergoing involving association of Prakriti with genotypes and chronic diseases. Prakriti if screened at an early stage of life can enable prevention of various chronic diseases via implementation of diet, lifestyle and habitual changes.
Tectona grandis is a tall tree from south-east Asia and is widely cultivated for its durable wood and is the source of a high quality hardwood known as teak. The timber is used for ship decking, flooring, furniture and construction. Several Phyto-constituents like alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, steroids, flavonoids, proteins have been isolated from different parts of the plant. Teak has traditionally been used in Southeast Asia for medicine, commonly for its astringent and diuretic properties, against swelling and in Gynecological disorders. Its traditional use for diabetes has been supported by laboratory tests in which extracts of the bark have been shown to lower insulin resistance in mice. Here is an effort to review the details of the drug such as morphology, distribution, ethno botanical claims and pharmacological activities.
Skin disorders cause greater difficulties to the sufferers both psychologically and physically. Mostly by the approach of other members of the society as well as family members towards the patient. All these factors contribute negatively in successful management of the condition. Ayurvedic science included all the skin disorders under the heading of kusta, which is considered as grave and difficult to manage ( astamahagadas). Apart from the classical method of managing the condition using different shodana( purificatory) procedure many shamana yogas explained in classics proves to safe, effective and more compatable treatment in current scenario. This study also aims to evaluate the efficacy of one of such a classical preparation using standard scientific study protocol.
Key words: Vicharchika, Nava kashaya, Eczema, Kushta, Skin disorders.