Thirty patients of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria completed a clinical trial of Azadirachta indica A Juss conducted in malaria endermic Tamalu & Orong villages of tribal pockets in Car-Nicobar District of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The decoction of bark of Azadirachta indica. A. Juss made out of 50 gm crude powder was given thrice a day for four consecutive days. The cure rate was 100 percent with mean fever & parasite clearance time of 42.4 17.5 & 37.6 13.6 h respectively. Recrudescence/reinfection rate was 01%. Palpable spleen on day 0 became non-palpable within 21 days. Following the treatment, percentage of h aemoglobin varied marginally with no remarkable change in total & differential leucocyte count. Azadirachta indica A. Juss besides being a potent & fast acting schizontocidal drug, also reported gametocytocidal action on P. falciparum.
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|Hetal R Dave, Ch. Srikrishna , Sudhaben N Vyas, Alankrutaben R Dave
Ayurveda has discussed the Shirahshula (headache) as the most common complaints among all type of Shiroroga. The 21st century full with stressful life, worry, tension, anxiety, fear, grief, creates many psychosomatic disorders. Tension headache is one of them which can be compared with Vatika Shirahshula .In Ayurvedic texts mental factors like Bashpa (tears), Shoka (grief), Bhaya (fear), Trasa (desire) have been attributed in its aetiopathogenesis1. Based on symptomatology Vatika Shirahshula can be correlated with tension type headache defined as a bi-temporal and occipital pain. The pain increases in the evening with giddiness, disturbed sleep and loss of memory. In this study total 25 patients of Vatika Shirahshula divided into two groups were treated with: 1) Dashamula kwatha Shirodhara for 30 minutes duration in the morning for 21 days, 2) Medhyarasayana formulation (Brahmi, Shankhapushpi, Jatamansi, Pippalimula) for one month. The patients were subjected to the evaluation of cardinal sign and symptoms of Vatika Shirahshula on the basis of scores according to their severity, frequency and duration before and after the treatment. Result shows that Shirodhara provide very good results in chief complaints, manasabhava, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (H.A.R.S), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (H.D.R.S), with quantitatively relief measured with GSR-biofeedback instrument. Medhyarasayana provide better relief in blurring of vision, stiffness of neck, phonophobia, memory loss, dhairya, krodha, mana, medha and smriti.
|Raj Brahmbhatt, HS Parikh, VS Chauhan, SG Karkera
The efficacy of a Herbo-Mineral proprietary formulation "Onergy", along with placebo controlled clinical trials was evaluated in male patients suffering from sexual dysfunction. Within two weeks, statistically significant improvement in libido was observed as compared to the results of placebo without any side effects.