Effectiveness of Ginger Water with Honey on Weight Loss among Obese Women
Reshmi V, Priyanka G
Page Numbers : 181-184
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i10.002
Obesity is a global epidemic .it has been linked to many chronic disease such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction. A body mass index (BMI) is calculated using the person’s weight in pounds and height in inches using the BMI formula. Classification for overweight is a BMI range from 25-29.9 and greater 30 is considered obese. According to the BMI system, currently a worldwide estimation of 937 millions overweight adults and 396 million obese adults. Aims: The present study aim to reduce the weight used in ginger water with honey. The research design for study as the quasi experimental which is used to a study to assess the effectiveness of ginger water with honey on weight loss among obese women at community area (mappedu village). Result and discussion: The study shows that weight loss as shows statistically non significant at demographic variables and shows that age ,types of family, education socioeconomic status, religion, occupation the pretest mean score of weight loss score was 75.71 with standard deviation 2.06 and the post test means score of weight loss was 70.03 with standard deviation 2.32. This clearly infers that ginger water with honey administered to obese women resulted in a significant reduction in the level of weight loss among obese women.
Original Research Article
Nov. 14, 2020
Evaluation of the wound healing potential of an ointement formulated with Chromoleana odorata (L.) R. M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae)
Ngene Jean Pierre, Ladoh-Yemeda Christelle Flora, Ngoule Charles Christian, Yingyang Jacques, Ekorong Dang Estelle, Etamè-Loé Gisèle
Page Numbers : 177-180
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i10.001
Chromoleana odorata is an invasive plant traditionally used for the treatment of many diseases in Cameroon in both humans and animals. The objective of this study was to evaluate the healing potential of a watery ointment extract from the C. odorata leaves on a model of excision wound in Wistar strain rat. Phytochemical screening was evaluated using standard procedures. A 5% ointment (CO-5%) aqeuous extract with simple excipients (Vaseline and water) was formulated and evaluated for wound healing testing. Chemical screening showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, terpenoids and anthraquinones in the extract. The application of the ointment alone to the wounds caused a complete healing in rats on the 16th day. Under similar conditions, the reference ointment allowed complete healing after 21 days. These results confirm the therapeutic efficacy of this plant in traditional wound care.
Oct. 30, 2020
Role of Indian herbs against COVID-19: A Review
Himesh Soni, Sarvesh Sharma, Jitender K Malik
Page Numbers : 169-176
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i09.001
An eruption of pneumonia in December, 2019 in Wuhan, China, has now been gritty to be caused by a novel corona virus. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona-virus (SARS-CoV) named is allotted for this novel threads. The disease has spread more than 185 countries and regions, with more than 2.05 million confirmed cases and more than 1, 34,354 deaths as of April 16, 2020. The pandemic is enduring to spread inspite of worldwide efforts. The SS-RNA virus from the enveloped corona virus family caused SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) which is life threatening viral infection. Ayurveda has "effort towards enhancing the immunity against host of infections. The world has been relying on the Ayurvedic system of medicine from past era. As the field of alternative medicine expands enormous fame in the wake of COVID-19, the antique practice of Ayurveda with India as its land of origin can put on the role of calm yet prevailing armed forces in the fight against the corona virus. The present review spotlight on the various Ayurvedic principle with reference to the herbs as well herbo-mineral aliments which boost our immunity and taken as nutraceutical to prevent against SARS.
Sept. 30, 2020
Role of Ayush in India's Battle with COVID 19 Pandemic: A Review
The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic is unique and unprecedented in several aspects and has challenged health care systems. It is a worldwide epidemic that creates panic all over the world. So this is a very critical time. This the time to mainstreaming the AYUSH systems to transform Indian healthcare and demonstrate the potential of AYUSH systems in addressing the challenge and restoring health. In India, the world's oldest existing health care system originated. Therefore, it is carefully watched by the world community for how it handles the crisis using its resources. Ayurveda has enough potential and possibilities to be employed both for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Charaka Samhita, an essential classical textbook of Ayurveda, describes Janpadiwansa (epidemic) management and defines immunity as the ability to prevent disease. Through Yoga, Meditation, Aasana, Pranayama, we can strengthen our immune system, including our Pranavaha Srotas, our respiratory system. The clapping sound is a kind of Marma therapy & Music therapy. Various Rasayana medicines are used for rejuvenation & improving immunity in Ayurveda. Rising tolls of COVID-19 positive cases and deaths possibly raise anxiety and stress, while depressive and loneliness feelings are likely due to mandatory social distancing measures. Ayurvedic herbs i.e., Ashwagandha, Guduchi, Yasthimadhu, Pippali proved to be beneficial to help fight against the virus. Several steps for mental health are described, which have a potential role in engaging the community in creating a more positive, healthy environment.
Sept. 24, 2020
Mutation in hprt1 Gene or HPRT Deficiency May be a Restricting Progeny of Favipiravir in Covid-19
Muhammad Torequl Islam
Page Numbers : 162-164
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i08.001
Favipiravir (FPV), a pyrazine carboxamide derivative (6-fluoro-3-hydroxy-2-pyrazinecarboxamide) is a broad-spectrum anti-viral drug which acts against many species of Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Caliciviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Picornaviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Togaviridae groups. According to the WHO, FPV may be a new hope for the treatment severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and for this it has undergone for a number of clinical trials. However, human hypoxanthine guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) is believed to play a key role in its physiological activation process, therefore, the patients having Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome, Lesch–Nyhan syndrome, myocardial ischemia, hyperuricemia, anemia, and phosphoribosyl diphosphate (PRPP) synthetase superactivity due to deficiency to this enzyme might be a limiting factor for the effectiveness of this drug in these types of patients.
Original Research Article
July 28, 2020
Comparison on Phytochemical and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Ocimum sanctum Linn Grown in Different Locations of Sri Lanka
H. R. D. Fonseka, L. D. A. M. Arawwawala, W. M. S. S. K. Kulathunga
Page Numbers : 157-161
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i07.005
Objectives: To compare the phyto-chemical and physico-chemcial differences between green leaves monotype (MT1) and purple leaves monotypes (MT2) of Ocimum sanctum Linn grown in selected provinces of Sri Lanka. Methods: Essential oil was extracted by hydro-distillation using Clevenger type apparatus and analyzed by Gas Chromatography technique. Physico-chemical investigations were done according to WHO guidelines. Results: Highest amount of essential oil content was present for both MT1 and MT2 of O. sanctum collected from Southern Province. Moreover, methyl eugenol was present in O. sanctum in a range of 0.2 – 66% and compared to the MT1 methyl eugenol content was higher in MT2 of O. sanctum collected from all selected provinces. The highest percentage of eugenol was contained in MT2 of O. sanctum and there is no significant dependency of the location. Further, it is very interesting to note that percentages of germacrene- D and β-elemene were both higher in MT2 of O. sanctum in WP and SP respectively. However, there was no significant difference in terms of total ash or water soluble ash or acid insoluble ash between MT1 and MT2 collected from four provinces of Sri Lanka. Conclusion: Overall results revealed that MT2 of O. sanctum collected from SP is more versatile in terms of oil content and chemical constituents.
July 25, 2020
Nigella sativa: A Traditional Remedy for the Prevention of Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases
Mohammad Asadul Habib, Monia Afroze, Mohammad Farhan Islam, Mohammad Sajid, Akibul Islam Chowdhury, Nadim Ahmed
Page Numbers : 149-156
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i07.004
For decades, Nigella sativa has been used as herbal medicine. Thymoquinone is a main ingredient isolated from Nigella sativa and has wide range of pharmacological activities, such as protection from oxidative stress, inflammation and infections. This is also suggested that most of the therapeutic effects of Nigella sativa are because of the presence of thymoquinone that's the most bioactive constituent of the Nigella sativa. The crude and thymoquinone extracted from its seeds and oil are effective against non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, etc.) and communicable diseases (malaria, AIDS, hepatitis C virus, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections etc.). The literature studies were preliminary and scanty; however the results revealed that Nigella sativa (black seed) plants have a possible therapeutic impact for wide range diseases. Such results are encouraging for the incorporation of those plants in treatment of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.