CASE REPORT | Feb. 11, 2022
Multiple Filiform Warts Treated with Thuja Occidentalis: A Case Report
Dr. Ranjit Sonny
Page no 24-27
A middle-aged male having multiple warts on the face was treated with homoeopathic medicine Thuja occidentalis (Thuja-occ.) prescribed in different potencies. The medicine was culled on the basis of symptom similarity. Patient was followed at regular interval. All warts on face vanished in ten months of treatment. Skin became as unsullied as nothing transpired ever.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Feb. 13, 2022
Formulation and Evaluation of Herbal Hair Gel
Ramakrishna S, Gopikrishna U. V
Page no 28-32
Hair is an imperative part of human body. Due to use of various chemicals and synthetic compounds it usually causes destructive effects. A variety of herbal plants are used to promote hair growth as well as prevent hair loss. The present work is done by formulating hair gel using Guar gum and Jatamansi. Guar gum hydrates the hair by sealing in the moisture, Jatamansi shown to have the hair growth promoting activity. The gel was formulated in two steps, firstly extraction of the powdered rhizome of Nardostachys jatamansi was carried out by using alcohol by reflux condensation. Secondly Guar gum powder is triturated with water until gel consistency is obtained. Then the jatamansi extract was incorporated to this obtained gel. The jatamansi extract contains carbohydrates, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins. The formulation was evaluated for varies physical parameters like pH, viscosity, spreadability, homogeneity, stability studies, skin irritation and washability.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Feb. 19, 2022
Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity and Cytotoxicity of Extracts of Endophytic Bacteria Isolated from Solanum torvum Sw (Solanaceae)
NGOULE Charles Christian, NGENE Jean Pierre, LADOH-YEMEDA Christelle Flora, YINYANG Jacques, KIDIK POUKA Catherine, HEUDEU NGOFANKI Estelle Laurelle, AZO’O Jeanne Nicaise, ETAME-LOE Gisèle
Page no 33-37
The study aimed at evaluating the antibacterial and cytotoxic potential of endophytic bacteria extracts isolated from Solanum torvum Sw (Solanaceae), a plant traditionally used in the treatment of many pathologies such as diarrheal diseases. Isolation of endophytic bacteria was done on supplemented and non-supplemented nutrient media. The extracts of these endophytes were obtained after fermentation in Muller Hinton Broth (MHB). An antibacterial screening of the extracts was carried out on 04 bacterial strains (Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella flexneri, Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium). The strains having demonstrated activity were retained for the determination of the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC). The cytotoxicity tests of the extracts were carried out on healthy macrophage cells (Raw 264.7) and healthy kidney cells (Vero). A total of 41 isolates of endophytic bacteria were isolated from S. torvum. The antibacterial screening made it possible to retain 08 extracts which demonstrated antibacterial activity on the S. aureus and S. flexneri strains with MICs ranging from 100 to 200 μg/ml. All extracts exhibited weak cytotoxic activity except for one extract. Extracts of endophytic bacteria isolated from S. torvum showed antibacterial activity and low cytotoxicity on the pathogenic strains tested. This study shows that the endophytic bacteria of S. torvum are a source of antibacterial compounds to be explored to enrich the therapeutic arsenal against bacterial infections.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Feb. 26, 2022
Vipassana Meditation on Psychosocial Problems among Adults with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome
Thenmozhi P, Abirami R, Ammu B, S. D. Sandhiya Devi
Page no 38-42
Alcohol dependence has been showing a rising trend all over the world including India. Alcohol consumption has health and social consequences via intoxication, alcohol dependence and other biochemical effects of alcohol. Exposure and desensitization, thought-monitoring, relaxation, and acceptance, have all been suggested as potential active ingredients of mindfulness training which could help an individual to find new ways to behave by changing their thought process. Hence the present study was conducted with the aim to determine the effectiveness of vipassana meditation on psychosocial problems among adults with alcohol dependence syndrome. Pre-experimental research design was adapted with 30 participants who met the inclusion criteria was selected by convenience sampling technique. The demographic questionnaire was completed at the beginning of the study. Pre-test assessment on psychosocial problems was assessed using checklist. Vispasana meditation was administered to the participants for 10 days and post-test was conducted at the tenth day using same tool. The data were tabulated and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Paired t test reveals that the administration of vipassana meditation was found to be effective in reducing the level of psychosocial problems of alcohol dependence symptoms among adults. The study findings concluded that vipassana meditation has great impact on reduction of psychosocial problems. The finding motivates to do more research in order to provide comprehensive care to the alcohol dependent related psychosocial problems.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Feb. 28, 2022
A Study to Compare the Efficacy of Kati Basti with Different Oils (Prasarani Oil and Moorchita Tila Oil) in Sciatica (Gridrashi)
Dr. Chandra Prakash Verma, Dr. Sushanta Kumar Sahoo
Page no 43-46
Sciatica is a painful ailment caused by the pathology of the sciatic nerve or the sciatic nerve root. Pain and paresthesia in the sciatic nerve distribution or a lumbosacral nerve root are common in patients with this condition. A herniated disc with nerve root compression is the most common cause of sciatica; however lumbar stenoses and (less frequently) tumors are also probable causes. In general, 5 to 10 percent of people with low back pain have sciatica, but the lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to range from 49% to 70%. Gridhrasi having the same symptomatology as sciatica described in ayurvedic classics under vata vyadhi, is a condition in which pain, stiffness, gripping, and pulsations begin in the buttocks [gluteal region] and progress to the posterior aspect of the Kati (pelvis and lumbosacral regions), Uru (thigh), Jaanu (behind the knee), Jangha (leg), and Pada (foot). Among different modalities of treatment described in Ayurveda, Kati Basti is the most popular and commonly practiced one. In the present study an effort has been made to treat 30 patients of Gridhrasi with Kati Basti with Prasarini Taila and Tila taila separately in two groups. The treatment was given 48 minute long daily for seven days. The assessment was done by analyzing the changes in clinical signs and symptoms before and after treatment. The majority of patients (93.33 percent) improved after treatment. In this study, kati basti with prasarini taila outperformed moorchita tila taila in terms of reducing Gridhrasi or sciatica signs and symptoms. The snehana property of oil and medications in Prasarini taila was helpful in the relief of gridhrasi, as well as the swedana impact of Kati Basti.