Journal of Ayurveda Physicians & Surgeons (JAPS) (EISSN 2394-6350) en-US Journal of Ayurveda Physicians & Surgeons (JAPS) (EISSN 2394-6350) 2394-6350 Yukti-An Original Concept of Charaka Gurdip Singh Copyright (c) 2019-04-12 2019-04-12 6 1 1 1 Efficacy of Gandhakadi Vati (Orally) and Nimba-Karanja Malahara (externally) on the Patients of Psoriasis (Ekakushtha) <p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p> <p>Eight patients of psoriasis (Ekakushtha) were treated with Gandhakadi Vati administered internally and simultaneously Nimba-Karanja Malahara applied externally for one month. The therapy provided significant relief in the signs and symptoms and complete remission to 12.5% patients, marked relief to 62.5% patients and moderate relief to 25.0% patients.</p> <p><strong>Key Words:</strong> Psoriasis, Ekakushtha, Gandhakadi Vati, Nimba-Karanja Malahara</p> Kalpana Dhuri Shah Gurdip Singh Behera BS Copyright (c) 2019-04-11 2019-04-11 6 1 11 14 A Comparative Study on Efficacy of Chopachini (Smilax glabra) and Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) on Erectile Dysfunction <p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p> <p>16 patients of Puyaretas (pyospermia) having the problem of erectile dysfunction were treated with Chopachini (Smilax glabra) and Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) in two separate groups to evaluate their effects specifically on erectile dysfunction. Chopachini provided significant relief in performance anxiety by 30.67%, ejaculation by 20.67% and orgasm of partner by 12.89%. While Sariva provided significant relief only in one symptom viz. post act exhaustion by 44.25%. It is concluded that both of these drugs have not shown potentiality to use them as main drugs for erectile dysfunction.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Key words:</strong> Erectile dysfunction, Sariva, Hemidesmus indicus, Chopachni, Smilax glabra</p> Ravishankar Shenoy Gurdip Singh Girish KJ Copyright (c) 2019-04-11 2019-04-11 6 1 14 16 Traditional Ashtavaidyan Ayurvedic Therapy in the Functional Improvement of Patients with Gouty Arthritis <p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p> <p>In this study, 30 patients of both the sexes having 20-60 years age, diagnosed on the basis of both objective and subjective parameters as of gouty arthritis were treated at IPD (21 days) and OPD levels (21 days). Initially the inpatients were subjected to modified Shastika-Shali-Pinda Sveda&nbsp; for 14 days followed by Abhyanga with Pinda Taila for next 7 days and simultaneously internal medicines comprising of Varunadi Kahaya (100 ml twice a day), Chandra-Prabha Gutika (1 tablet twice a day) and Kokilakshakam Toyam (1 liter/day for drinking in place of water) was given. Thereafter they were treated at OPD level and were asked to continue the same internal medicine along with daily application of Pinda Taila all over the body and Balaguluchyadi Taila over scalp for the next 21 days.</p> <p>The results of this study showed significant reduction in serum uric acid and significant improvement in functional parameters, evaluated by using the DAS-28 score, disability index, SF-36 (quality of life index) and global assessment of disease activity scale. The laboratory parameters used to evaluate the liver and kidney functions indicated that the prescribed treatment is safe.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Gouty arthritis, uric acid, Vatarakta, Shastika-Shali-Pinda Sveda, Varunadi Kashaya, Kokilakshaka, Pinda-Taila</p> Sudeesh Kumar S Ashtavaidyan ET Neelakandhan Mooss Navaneeth Krishnan N Smina PB PKS Nair Copyright (c) 2019-04-12 2019-04-12 6 1 7 10 Experimental Study to evaluate Protective Efficacy of Arjuna Kshira Paka on Induced Myocardial Infarction <p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p> <p>The protective effects of bark powder of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) was assessed against L-ISO Proternol HCL induced myocardial infarction in rats and the effects were assessed on biochemical parameters and histopathological and ECG findings. The ECG findings showed that the drug significantly checked the rise of heart rate in comparison to control group and there were less appearance of number of Q wave, ST segment elevation and T wave inversions as well as decrease in QRS complex voltage in comparison to control group. Histo-pathological findings indicate that the dug provided moderate protection to rats against L-ISO Proternol HCL included MI. On the basis of ECG and histopathological findings, it is concluded that Arjuna Ksheera Paak showed pro cardio protective effect in comparison to control group against the L-ISO Proternol HCL induced myocardial infarction.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>L-ISO Proternol HCL induced myocardial infarction, Arjuna, Terminalia arjuna, myocardial infarction</p> Vinod A Rasala Gurdip Singh Ravishankar B Copyright (c) 2019-04-11 2019-04-11 6 1 2 6 Standardization of Niruha Basti Retention with Reference to Height of Placing Enema-cane <p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p> <p>At present at most of the Ayurveda centers enema-cane is used to administer Niruha Basti wherein it is noted that generally it is retained for few minutes, though the prescribed maximum limit is 48 minutes in the texts. This may be the one of the reasons that the Basti therapy is not giving so much desired effects.</p> <p>Generally while the administration of the Basti, the enema cane is placed on the hook of the stand arbitrarily. It is the fact that speed of emptying of the Basti content depends upon the height of the cane at which it is placed i.e. the speed is increased with increase and decreased with decrease of the height of the cane, hence it is not uniform. As it is mentioned that the Niruha Basti should be administered in such a way so that its flow should neither be slow nor very fast. Therefore this study was carried out to standardize the height at which the retention time of the Basti is ideal.</p> <p>The results of this study showed that the ideal height of keeping the enema-cane containing 350 ml of Basti material for the patient of Madhyama Koshtha is five feet. The patient at this height can retain Basti for 26.38 minutes with range of 22.97 minutes to 29.79 minutes. It is well within the prescribed maximum limit of 48 minutes wherein the contents of basti along with Mala should come out.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>standardize of enema-cane height, ideal retention time, Niruha Basti</p> Asmalsha KB Muralidhar P Pujar Copyright (c) 2019-04-11 2019-04-11 6 1 9 12