Scholars International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (SIJTCM)
Sch Int J Tradit Complement Med.
Dr. Dilip Kr. Goswami
Scholars Middle East Publisher
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“Scholars International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine” ISSN 2616-8634 (Print) & ISSN 2617-3891 (Online) is a Monthly, peer reviewed, open access, Journal published by published by “Scholars Middle East Publishers”, Dubai, UAE. This Journal publishes Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Mini-Reviews, Short Communications, Case Reports and Case Series, Essays within the whole traditional medical systems.
Scope of Journal
The scopes of “Scholars International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine” includes all the areas of research activities and findings in all fields of Traditional & Alternative Medical Sciences like Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Therapy, Music therapy, Traditional Chinese medicine, Holistic therapy, Acupuncture, Yoga, Unani, etc.
Dr. Dilip Kr. Goswami
Associate Professor Dept. of Agada Tantra and Vidhi Ayurveda Govt. Ayurvedic College Jalukbari, Guwahati – 781014 Kamrup (Assam), India Email: email@example.com
Dr. Khaled Nabih Rashed
National Research Centre, Pharmacognosy Department, Dokki, Giza , Egypt
Dr. Sandeep Madhukar Lahange
Assistant Professor Department of Sharir Rachana National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Dr Jithesh M
Associate Professor Department of Kayachikitsa & PG Studies in Manas roga Vaidyaratnam PS Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal Kerala, India
Dr. Kalpana Patni
Asst. Professor, State Ayurvedic College and Hospital. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Dr. Roshanak Ghods
Assistant Professor Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran & School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Dr Madhavi Seetha
Associate Professor & H.O.D Panchakarma M.S.M. Institute of Ayurveda , B.P.S. Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana-131305 , India
Assistant professor, Department of Shalakya, Tantra, MSM Institute of Ayurveda, Bhagat Phool Singh women university, Khanpur kalan, Sonepat, Haryana, India
Dr Guruprasad K
Associate Professor Dept of Swasthavritta, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College and Hospital, Nazarathpet, Chennai Tamilnadu, India
Dr. Udaya Ganesh B
Assistant Professor, Dept of Panchakarma, SJS Ayurveda College and Hospital, Nazarathpet, Chennai, India
Dr Rajendra H.M
Associate Professor Sri Jayendra saraswathi Ayurveda College & Hospital, Nazarathpet, Chennai – 600123, Tamilnadu, India
A Clinical Trial on the Effecacy of Sadvindu Taila Nasya on Sirashool W.S.R to Frontal Sinuisitis
Dr. Sushanta Kumar Sahoo, Dr. Jayanti Sahoo
Page Numbers : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i03.004
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i03.004
Sinusitis one of the most troublesome diseases disturbing the usual daily activities. It is manifested by severe headache, nasal discharge, sneezing etc which creates a great problem. For its management analgesics, nasal decongestants & finally curettage of the sinus to remove the fluid deposit is adopted in modern medical science. However in Ayurveda Nasya & Dhumapan is best applied in this connection. A clinical trial was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of Sadvindu Taila nasal drop in the management of frontal sinusitis. For this purpose total 40 patients of frontal sinusitis were collected from the OPD & IPD of Gangasheel Ayurvedic medical college, Bareilly(UP) as per the selection criteria. They were divided into two groups i.e. trial group & control group (consisting of 20 patients each) to whom the nasal drop Sadvindu Taila & Otrivin (Xylometazoline hydrochloride) nasal drop was given respectively. The trial drug was given in the prescribed dose for 7 days under Nasya & Dhumapana procedure. The control drug, in normal way only nasal instillation. After 7 days evaluation was done depending on the subjective & objective parameters. For statistical evaluation, mean ± SD, paired t-test was calculated. It was observed that the trial drug is very much effective in decreasing Headache, sneezing, nasal discharge & other allergic manifestation. Radiological the fluid level also decreased. Though the drug is better effective but it is not accepted by all the patients as it causes severe irritation in nasal mucosa. With the total study it can be concluded that the trial drug Sadvindu Taila has a great scope in the management of sinusitis, especially frontal sinusitis. Further studies are required to establish the drug more scientifically.
Original Research Article
March 28, 2020
Subclinical Hypo and Hyperthyroidism is Prevalent both in Pakistani and Afghani Population of Quetta City-Pakistan
Ruquia Abdul Wahid, Mahrukh Naseem, Asmatullah Kakar, Zafarullah, Nayab Khan, Muhammad Irfan Masood
Page Numbers : 55-61
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i03.003
The thyroid gland is a major endocrine gland. Subclinical hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are common health issue particularly in the developing and if remain untreated can manifest serious health consequences. The aim of this study was to figure out the current situation of subclinical thyroid disease in the Pakistani and Afghan refugees living in Quetta city. For this purpose different public sector hospitals were visited on regular bases from October 2018 to October 2019 to find out the prevalence of this disease. Subclinical hypo and hyperthyroid patients of both the nationalities age among 20-70 years were enrolled. Furthermore, the prevalence of clinical sign and symptoms related to thyroidal dysfunction, the physical activities of the patients, use of iodized/non-iodized salt, feeding habit was also recorded. To confirm the status of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism the thyroid functional test (TFT) was performed by using Radio Immuno Assay (RIA). Our data showed that the prevalence of Thyroidism was higher in females than males both in Pakistani and Afghani patients. The overall prevalence of euthyroid was (21.66%), hypothyroidism (45.83%) and hyperthyroid (32.52%), thus the prevalence of hypothyroidism was found to be higher than hyperthyroidism and this prevalence was high in the patients among 20-45 years of age. Furthermore, the prevalence data related to clinical sign showed that weight gain (82.12%), cold intolerance (79.60%) and anxiety (74.34%) was more common in hypothyroid patients whereas, weight loss (84.23%), goiter (79.13%) and increase heart rate (78.51%) were the common issues in hyperthyroid patients.
March 7, 2020
A Critical Review of Netra Sharir of Ayurveda in the Modern Perspective
Dr. Mula Ram Suthar, Dr. Rakesh Roushan
Page Numbers : 46-54
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i03.002
The Indian system of Ayurvedic medicine has described three basic physiological constituents of human body, viz., dosha, dhatu and mala. Acharya Sushruta was a great surgeon in ancient India known today as the “Father of Shalya Tantra (Surgery)” for inventing and developing surgical procedures. Acharya Sushruta has elaborately described the defining characteristic of Shalakya tantra. It comprises of the disease of shalakya tantra as narrated by king of Videha (the author of Nimi Tantra). Acharya Sushruta first ever has described the anatomy of eye in relation to their shape, size of various anatomical components. Acharya Sushruta has also described the Netra roga in a very systematic manner. In the Uttara tantram, Sushruta recites an elaborated classification of eye disease complete with signs, symptoms, prognosis and medically surgical interventions. In the foetus, the parts of eye are originated from akasha, vayu, agni, apa and prithvi mahabhuta. Acharya Sushruta has described all anatomical structures of the eye in terms of madala, patala, sandhis, peshi, marma, sira and Dristi. Susruta delineated fine anatomical divisions mandala of eye. Different Acharyas have their own view in the utpatti (origin) of Netra during garbhawastha kala. Increased demand of Ayurveda science in the present society is required to understand the depth of Ayurvedic principle in an easy mode. Hence an effort has been made to ascertain and establish the knowledge regarding anatomical structure of netra sharir.
Original Research Article
March 6, 2020
Characterization and Physico-Chemical Property of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) Leave Oil
Rabi R.A, Abdulmumin Y, Abdulmumin T.M
Page Numbers : 39-45
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i03.001
Natural products, such as plants extract, either as pure compounds or as standardized extracts, provide unlimited opportunities for new drug discoveries. The research is aimed to investigate the physicochemical properties and characterization of Eucalyptus camaldulensis leaves oil. The physicochemical were evaluated using the standard procedure and the oil was fund to be light yellow color having camphor like smell. The pH of the oil at 22oC was found to be 4.62 while the % oil yield, Optical activity, Refractive index at 27°C, Specific gravity at 27°C, were found to be 49.5±1.021, +34.2°, 1.4384 and 0.812 respectively. The absolute and kinematic viscosity of the leaves oil were 102.30 and 88.20 respectively and the Total acid number (TAN) in mg KOH/g, Iodine number and saponification number were 1.67, 109 and 110.00 respectively. GC-MS revealed the presence of 16 compounds representing 86.96 % of the total oil. The major component was 1,8-cineole (49.08 %), Eucalyptol (34.42) followed by α-pinene (23.90 %), while L-pinocarveol (8.98 %) and globulol (2.71) were the least components. Also α-terpineol, myrtenol, camphene and ciscarveol were present in the oil. The result revealed that Eucalyptus camaldulensis leave oil consist mostly of oxygenated monoterpenes that could be very useful for human, animals and industries, also the oil met the FOA/WHO standard of oils. Therefore, these essential oils could be considered as promising substances for development of new drugs. Hence it potential for medicinal and pharmacological uses.
Feb. 26, 2020
Concept of Hair Problems and its Treatment in Ayurveda
Hair plays a vital role in enhancing the personality of a human. As the hair is the first noticeable part of beauty for women as well as men. The scalp and hair conditions also have more psychological impact on human societies. Even minor changes in hairs like greying of hair, early hair fall affect the self-confidence and self-esteem of an individual. Acharya Charka considered Hair as Mala (Waste product) of Asthi Dhatu (Bone), while Sharngdhara thinks it as a Updhathu (tissue) of Asthi. Various Ayurvedic Jagran is described in different Classics for the disease of Hairs like Khalitya (Hair loss), Palitya (Premature Greying of Hairs) Indralupta (Alopecia areata) and Darunaka (Dandruff) etc. Like other disorders of body disbalance of Vatta, Pitta and Kapha are also involves in the aetiopathogenesis. Keshya (Hair tonic) Keshya-Samjanana (Hair revitalizer) and Keshya-Ranjana (Natural hair restoring agent) are used to treat hair fall and pre-mature greying of hair. The greying of hair and wrinkle on the face are the two important cardinal features of aging. Classical Ayurvedic Chikitsasutra (treatment guideline) advocated the Poshana (nourishment) of Dhatu for the normal growth of Updhatu and Mala. Similarly, the treatment of Mula (Origin) of Srotas (micro and marco channels of body) is also considered in the treatment. Indian Gooseberry, false Daisy, true indigo, iron-containing compounds and other herbs are used as Rasayana (rejuvenator), Panchkarama, Snehana and Vasti Chikitsa to treat hair disorders.
Original Research Article
Feb. 16, 2020
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Calotropis Gigantea and Infrared Therapy on Knee Pain among Elderly People
Dr. Bhuvaneswari G, Kadirvelu Divya, Kavya K Nair, Mohana, Mukundhan Kumar
Page Numbers : 23-26
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i02.002
Ageing is a natural phenomenon that is experienced by all living organisms. Healthy geriatric population makes major contribution to the health and development of the country. Musculoskeletal pain is a major health problem among geriatric population according to the survey under taken in both developing and developed countries. Knee and low back pain are the most frequent complaints among this population. Most of the geriatric population is troubled by chronic knee pain that has a main effect on their quality of life. The objectives of the study is to assess the pre and post-test level of pain on elderly client with knee joint pain, to determine the effectiveness of Calotropis gigantea and infrared therapy on knee joint pain among elderly people and to associate between the post-test level pain on intervention for knee joint pain among elderly client. 25 samples were selected by purposive sampling technique. Demographic variables was collected by interview method followed by assessed the level of knee joint pain among elderly people. The data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result shows that there is a positive result of Calotropis gigantea and infrared rays for knee joint pain among elderly people.
Feb. 16, 2020
A Comprehensive Review on Botanicals as Anti-ulcer Therapeutics: Prospective Avenues of Biocompatible Drug Discovery
Prabhakar Singh Tiwari, Jitender K Malik
Page Numbers : 27-32
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i02.003
Peptic ulcer is a frequent disease of the Gastro Intestinal tract. It is mostly an inflamed break in the skin or the mucus membrane lining the alimentary tract. When there is a disturbance of the normal equilibrium caused by either enhanced aggression or diminished mucosal resistance ulceration occurs. Divergent to trendy belief, ulcer is not caused by spicy food but instead is most usually due to either an infection or long term use of medications. A combination of drugs like antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors is standard treatment of the peptic ulcer. However these drugs are expensive and are probable to produce more side effects when compared to herbal medicines Nevertheless, many studies revealed that Botanicals and their phytoceuticals can efficiently treat peptic ulcer in humans and a range of animal models. In the present review, attempts have been made to recognize about some of the common Indian medicinal plants which may be used in treatment or prevention of peptic ulcers.