Friday, September 30, 2011

Commiphora mukul ,Guggul

  • as a binding agent only from modern perspective. Ayurveda mentions its use as anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, uterine tonic, anti-hypercholesterolemic and immodulatory
  • dose of the gum resin is from 5 to 50 grain used in placenta previa,amenorrhoea,dysmenorrhoea sore nipples,gonorrhea and ringworm
  • how it is purified for gynecological disorders and what is the anupana
  • purification of gum guggul (loban in unani medicine) - resin is soaked in water and left for some time . the supernatant water is decanted off. this process may be repeated once again. the vessel containing the dissolved resin is placed in the open and dried, that is the water is allowed to evaporate. drying may effected mechanically also.the resin to be employed will be in the form of an extract.
  • Guggulu is considered to be a binding agent, though they have not used this term.
    Acharya Sharangadhara mentions in Madhyama khanda 7/3....
    Kuryad Avahnisiddena kwachid Gugguluna vatim!!
    To prepare tablets without application of heat, Guggulu is added and tablets are advised to prepare. Here Guggulu acts as a binding agent only.
  • Lipid-lowering effects: Guggul (gum guggul) is a resin produced by the mukul mirth tree. Guggulipid is extracted from guggul using ethyl acetate. The preparation produced by extraction with petroleum ether is called a fraction A. Typical guggulipid preparations contain 2.5-5% of the plant sterols guggulsterones E and Z. These two components have been reported to exert effects on lipids.Several hypotheses have been advanced to explain these effects on lipids. Guggulsterones, particularly guggulsterone -pregnadiene-3,16-dione), have been reported to function as antagonists of the farsenoid X receptor (FXR) and the bile acid receptor (BAR), nuclear hormones which are involved with cholesterol metabolism and bile acid regulation. It has been reported that guggulsterone does not exert its lipid effects on mice lacking FXR. Other publications have proposed that guggul may inhibit lipogenic enzymes and HMG-Co A reductase in the liver. increase uptake of cholesterol by the liver via stimulation of LDL receptor binding. directly activate the thyroid gland and/or increase biliary and fecal excretion of cholesterol.
  • Antioxidant effects: Guggul extracts have been reported to possess antioxidant properties possibly mediating protection against myocardial necrosis
  • Platelet effects: Guggulipid has been found to inhibit platelet aggregation and increase fibrinolysis
  • Anti-inflammatory: the results of several studies suggest possible anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic activities of guggul. On a per-microgram basis, guggulipid appears to be significantly less potent than indomethacin or hydrocortisone. Possible effects on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) have recently been observed in a clinical trial.
  • Guggul has been a key component in ancient Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine. But has become so scarce because of its overuse in its two habitats in India where it is found — Gujarat and Rajasthan that the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has enlisted it in its Red Data List of endangered species.

    Guggul produces a resinous sap known as gum guggul. The extract of this gum, called gugulipid, guggulipid or guglipid, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Hindu medicine, for nearly 3,000 years in India. The active ingredient in the extract is the steroid guggulsterone, which acts as an antagonist of the farnesoid X receptor, once believed to result in decreased cholesterol synthesis in the liver. However, several studies have been published that indicate no overall reduction in total cholesterol occurs using various dosages of guggulsterone, and levels of low-density lipoprotein ("bad cholesterol") increased in many people.
  • Guggul is sought for its gummy resin, which is harvested from the plant's bark through the process of tapping. In India and Pakistan, guggul is cultivated commercially. The resin of the guggul plant, known as gum guggulu, has a fragrance similar to that of myrrh and is commonly used in incense and perfumes. It is the same product that was known in Hebrew, ancient Greek and Latin sources as bdellium.

    Guggul can be purchased in a loosely packed form called dhoop, an incense from India, which is burned over hot coals. This produces a fragrant, dense smoke. The burning coals which let out the smoke are then carried around to different rooms and held in all corners for a few seconds. This is said to drive away evil spirits as well as remove the evil eye from the home and its family members.

Friday, September 9, 2011

मयूर चन्द्रिका ,Peacock feather

Apart from being beneficial for Hichki. Researched of modern times have proved it to be effective against a very fatal condition. What is that? I'll post a link of research paper in reply soon & if nobody reaches to that answer..

  •  sir, mayur pichha bhasma very good effective in hicough and vomiting, but sir what is its use in fatal condition.
  • मयूर चन्द्रिका में जो सुनहरा रंग दिखाई पड़ता है,उसमे अति न्यून अंश में स्वर्ण का भाग रहता है तथा मयूर चन्द्रिका में ताम्र का भाग विशेष होता है,इसी कारण इसका चमत्कारिक प्रभाव होता है
  •  I use Mayurpichha bhasma in Chhardi.
    I know the usage of it as said by , but one more thing though out of context wanna like to share abt this strange features is that it gave a STRANGE-DISEASE to world renouned scientist CHARLES DARWIN with a complex psychosomatic condition that debiliated him till the end of his life, says COLP. The orderly pattern of a peacock's feathers, colors all that disturbed him deeply perhaps he was on wrong track of EVOLUTION theories. Darwin's theorizing about evolution injured his health because he saw too many conflicts in his theories...This all happened because of PEACOCK FEATURES...Thanx SIR..You uploaded such a woderful creation of god that even YOGI KRISHNA also loved this undiscoverable art of creator
  • I use this ausadh in my clinical practice 4 d managment of Hiccough of unknown etiology
  • Hope you remember that in MoolChand, allopathic people use to come for this, seeking remedy for post operative nausea & hiccoughs.... This was most sought after medicine if all are failed in Post-operative nausea.. Worked well in most of the cases
  • Here is a link to abstract of research on PEACOCK FEATHER in better management of snake bites:
  • The reference is a research article and result is about the use of this feather in snake bite. Ayurveda have so many medicine having animal sources as ingredients. All these medicines are governed by the forest and wild life laws. Our saints always recomond the natural collection of these items. Everyone is aware about the fact that losing the feathers is natural process.
    GREED can leads to any ex
  • yes i remember in moolchand also and in my day to day practice when we use mayurpichh bhasam it works wonder.
  • Hinduon main jo 16 sanskaar bataye gaye hain unme se Garbhadhaan ke baad punsavan ka varnan hai.... Basically it was for foetal well being & there were additions made by Ayurvedacharyas....
    "Garbhadhaan Punsavanam Seemanto jaatkarm cha, Naamkiiyaa Nishkramane annaashanam wapanakriyaa Karnavedho Brataadesho Vedaarambhakriyaavidhih Keshaantam snaanmuddaho Vivaahagniparigrahah Tretaagnishangrahacheti Sanskaaraa Shodasha smritaah"
    1. Grabhaadhan: Conception.
    2. Punsavana: Foetus protection.
    3. Simanta: Satisfying wishes of the pregnant Mother.
    4. Jaat-Karmaa: Child Birth.
    5. Naamkarma: Naming Child.
    6. Nishkramana: Taking the child outdoors.
    7. Annaprashana: Giving the child solid food.
    8. Mundan or Choula: Hair cutting.
    9. Karnavedh: Ear piercing .
    10. Yagyopaveet: Sacred thread wearing.
    11. Vedarambh: Study of Vedas and Scriptures
    12. Samaavartana: Completing education .
    13. Vivaah: Marriage.
    14. Sarvasanskaar: Preparing for Renouncing.
    15. Sanyas (Awasthadhyan): Renouncing.
    16. Antyeshti: Last rite or funeral ends at Kapaal kriya
All informations are the views of various vaidyas posted comments on face book group 'ayurveda today and forever'

Saturday, September 3, 2011

शिग्रु, शोभांजन,drumstick, Moringa oleifera

  • Science says that it is also useful in some type of cancers, growth, tumores etc... but ayurveda says it is kafa vata shamaka and ushana .very good in vata roga . but it pitta vardhaka.
  •  root paste is also used in treatment of worms, rheumatism and headaches
  • संधिशुल और आमवात का तो यह दुश्मन है और विद्रधि, अर्बुद,ग्रंथि पर भी ब्रह्मोस के सामन घातक है
  • yes....for Shula cases used in PatraPotali swedana..
  •  it has anti typhoidal activity......
  • Recent research: Indian scientists have discovered an even more tantalising application of Moringa oleifera, the drumstick plant "murunga", liquid extracted from its leaves can prevent lethal radiation damage to living tissues. The discovery by radiobiologists at the Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal, raises fresh hopes that compounds from medicinal plants might emerge a major source of natural drugs that could prevent the harmful effects of radiation damage to living tissues. The drumstick might one day find use in improving the efficiency of cancer treatment with radiation because it can reduce the severe side-effects of radiotherapy. Radiation damage to normal tissues in the body lead to the adverse effects associated with radiotherapy.
    Researchers in Japan and elsewhere has shown that Moringa Oleffera extracts has antitumour and anti- inflammatory agents.
  • The main constituents of Moringa plant are : deic, palmitic and stearic acid, saponins, glycoside, gum, protein Vitamins: A (8855 IU per 100g), B1, B2, B3, C Minerals: calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, The leaves, flowers and pods areused as significant sources of vitamins A, B and C, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, folic acid, pyridoxine, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and alpha-tocopherol (Dahot, 1988).
  •  Excellent to improve Hb% in a week or 10 days.2 spoons of fresh leaves juice added with 1 spoon Madhu to be taken on empty stomach.Practically experienced in many patients.Trust worthy.Can be tried confidently........
  • A compound found in the flowers and roots is pterygospermin which has powerful antibiotic and fungicidal effects
  • The root bark even contains two alkaloids: moringine and moringinine.
  • tikshana and ushana guna with kafa shamana gives drastic improvment in Hb% .
  • as symptoms of low Hb can be compare with "Kafo udara"
  • The seeds are oleaginous and yield a valuable oil commercially known as “oil of Ben”
    or “Ben oil”. It is stable and is suitable for cosmotological uses.
  •  Phytoconstituents present: Moringa oleifera Alkaloids, saponins, tannins, phenols are said to have anti-typhoidal actions...Have any idea about other researches ?
  • if we see the guna karma of this plant : seems to be work in dhatu agni madta. but need to be research on this topic 
  • .besides above activities, other research papers show that a)its root and bark aqueous extracts showed anti implantation activity. extract showed antipyretic activity and dried leaves extract showed wound healing activity.. activity.. activity of its crude extract.. .