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  1. 1. Amruta Bindu +¨ÉÞiÉ Ë¤ÉnÖù @ÈÚßä}Ú ¸M¥Úß Volume 1, Issue 10 & 11 email:- June & July 2001 Editor in Chief : Dr. G.B. Patil, A.B.Vajpayee Gov- ernment is captivat- ing the traditional Editorial Principal sciences in to the Editor: streamline of the Dr. K. Siva Rama Prasad, Indian society. In Reader in Kayachikitsa that process re- PGARC, DGMAMC cently they an- nounce that any INSIDE THIS I SSUE University includes the Astrology ØA single solution for multiple problems courses will get funds from UGC. This made many intellects ØTaruna Amavata - to debate in pro and cant’s. Many scholars are opposing and Juvenile of course few are very happy for this step taken forward. Rheumatoid Arthritis Out of Indian origin curriculum the Ayurvedic Course ØSexotronics- 5 is said to be protecting the culture and heritage of India apart ØDGM Campus NEWS from the Philosophy. In this back drop we the faculty of ØWomen’s Page Ayurvedist have to think further in this aspect. Continued in Page -8 SR ØBook Review OR SR Dear readers, Now the Amruta Bindu is reaching all over the India Ayurvedic institutions, PG centers and physicians along with six foreign nations. We wish to regularize the mailing of the Newsletter “Amruta Bindu”. If you wish to have it regularly please furnish the information below. You may get it either by post or email. If you wish to have by email please send a mail to Name (in block letters) Address (in block letters) Telephone number Email address Signature E.B : Dr.R.K.Gachhinamath, Dr. R.R. Joshi, Dr. C.M.Sarangamath, Dr. U.V.Purad, Dr.AK.Panda, Dr. S.H.Doddamani, Published by: Publication division, PGARC, DGM Ayurvedic Medical College, Gadag,Karnataka -582103 Office Assistance: Smt. P.K. Belawadi, Sri. M.K.Joshi, Printed at Bhandage Offset PrinterJune & July 2001 Amruta Bindu
  2. 2. D.G. Melmalagi Ayurvedic Medical CollegePost Graduate scholars of 2000 admissionhave registered their dissertation topics to DGM Campus NEWSRajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, a common disorder of variable severity. Per-Bangalore. The title and need for the study is sistent Erectile dysfunction occurs in 5% ofstated as under. 40 years old, increasing to 15% in 70 years1) To evaluate the efficacy of Patoladi com- old. At any time, about 1 in 10 men over thepound and yoga basti in kitibha kushta (with age of 30 years are suffering from Erectilespecial reference to psoriasis) by Yasmeen problem, especially related to the metabolicA. Phaniband diseases like diabetes mellitus. Human is so beauty conscious even The management of Erectile dysfunc-though any grave disease persists along with tion is still a challenge to modern medicine inthe skin problem. He certainly inclines his at- spite of vast advancement in imaging tech-tention towards skin only. Such skin problem nology and clinical research. Ayurveda offerseven though not much troubles some cer- some hope to this growing challenge in formtainly drags his attention towards the skin only. of vajikarana, the science deals with sexualKitibha kushta (psoriasis) is a common health and good progeny.chronic non-infectious disease, 3) An evaluation of the efficacy ofcharacterised by well-defined slightly raised Phalatrikadiyoga in kaamala (jaundice) bydry erythmatous papulae with silvery scales Gangadhar. S. Hadimaniand typical extensor distribution. The esti- The liver diseases have remained amated prevalence in India is 1.5% to 3.5% in challenge to the medical profession and manythe general population. It has a bi-modal peak of them may lead to irreversible changes.of incidence at 16-22 years and 57-60 years According to Ayurveda defined as a diseasealong with female predominance in the in which colour of conjunctive and skinyounger age group. The social stigma of this changes to deep yellowish along with symp-disease is due to the cosmetic deformity it toms of loss of appetite weakness, fever andcan cause. Patient having such disease hides deep coloured urination. Kaamala is diseasetheir early lesions thereby delays in treatment. of Pitta disorder and liver is the important site2) Evaluation of the efficacy of Narashimha of Pitta especially the Ranjakapitta. The inci-yoga in Klaibya with special reference to Erec- dence of this kaamala is through out the globetile dysfunction (E.D) by Sant Mangesh and in all ethnic groups. A prevalence of up toVaijanath 5 to 15% has been formed in normal popula- Human beings have an inborn capac- tion of tropical country.ity to enjoy sex in personally and socially ac- The current status of the managementceptable way. But it is not correct to assume of the jaundice in modern medicine is unsat-a uniform pattern of sexual behaviour com- isfactory, with only limited approved treat-mon to all people; in fact the range and diver- ments which achieves response rate of onlysity of human sexuality are its more remark- 30 to 40% within the first year of features. The limbic system in the brain The herbal remedies become the increasinglycontrols the sex drive. There is a wide varia- popular, and reports of these drugs reducetion in the frequency of sexual intercourse the hepatotoxicity.depending upon the needs and desire of indi- 4) Evaluation of efficacy of Vyaghriharitakividual. Rasayana in the management of vataja kasa Male sexual dysfunction may be mani- with special reference to tropical pulmonaryfested in various ways such as loss of de- eosinophilia- by Srinivasa Reddysire, inability to obtain or maintain an erec- Every living being is depending upontion, premature ejaculation and absence of air for their survival. Importance of this is notemission or inability to achieve orgasm. It is forgotten by even vedic literature. But inJune & July 2001 2 Amruta Bindu
  3. 3. present era the life style of man become dis- 5) The evaluation of the efficacy of Nagaraiturbed due to environmental pollution, which churna in Pravahika with special reference toconsists mainly air, because of urbanisation amoebic dysentery- by B.G.Swamiand development of industries. They provide India being a tropical country sufferstoo many facilities to man kind goes as prov- from many endemic disorders. One amongerb too much good is for bad becoming vic- them is amoebic dysentery. About 10 percenttim for almost all physical and mental disor- of world’s population is infected with Entam-ders. Respiratory disorders are one among oeba histolytica. Amoebiasis is the 3rd mostthem which accounts for up to one third of common cause of death from parasitic infes-deaths in most countries and a major propor- tations. Every person will suffer from this dis-tion of visits to the doctor and time away from ease many times in his or her life either ac-work or school. tively or passively. Pravahika (Amoebiasis) is Vataja kasa is one presented with re- such a disease, which may appear as an in-peated bouts of cough, pain in the chest and dividual disease or a complication. In thehead, general debility. This vataja kasa ex- present era due to stress and strain, changedplained in Ayurvedic literature co-related food habits and altered routines, we see lotsclosely with tropical pulmonary eosinophilia of people being afflicted with indigestion, whichin clinical symptoms such as repeated outs can lead to various disorders, among themof cough, wheeze, chest pain etc. these one is Pravahika. Present study - Amoebicsymptoms may continue for week or month colitis or amoebic dysentery is concentratedwith remission and recurrence. only on amoebic dysentery in comparison with Pravahika. “REISHI” A single solution for multiple problemsMany countries have their traditional medi- miraculous healing power intrudes in the hu-cines around the world and diseases are man cells and helps to remove the toxins ac-cured through herbs for thousands of years cumulated there.successfully. India was exemplary and fore- It removes chronic fatigue and re-most in curing the diseases through herbs duces pressure there by gives peace for mind.and herbo-mineral compounds i.e. Ayurveda. It removes excess fats from body and a boonChinese and Japanese are giving priority to for people with heart diseases. It preventsthis type of herbal treatment too. strokes and blood clot- Reishi - is a mushroom out of 38,000 ting. It also removes thevarieties, a superior quality. Many mush- allergic conditions androoms are not good for eating and out of only rheumatism.200 varieties have the medicinal properties Active ingredients:in them. Reishi is one out of six powerful Polysaccharidesmushrooms, which have medicinal proper- Triterpenoidsties to relive diseases and to prevent the dis- Organic Germaniumeases. It is a unique Adenosinenutrient, which is ca- Ganoderic Essencepable of increasing the Amino acidspower of resistance of Vitamins and mineralshuman body and giving Proteinsthem a long life. The FibreJune & July 2001 3 Amruta Bindu
  4. 4. Taruna Amavata (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis)Symptoms fever). Polyarticular JRA often begins in larger Some symptoms are common to all joints (such as the knee or hip) but may alsoforms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), start in smaller joints, such as the hands andbut each form also has unique symptoms. wrists. It affects the same joints in the sameSymptoms common to all 3 forms of juvenile way on both sides of the body (symmetric).rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) include: Arthritis in the spine, neck, and jaw are more1. Joint pain and swelling that comes and common in this type of JRA. Children who goes. have arthritis in the jaw (temporomandibular2. Joint stiffness that is worse in the morn- joint) may have jaw growth abnormalities that ing, at the end of the day, and after peri- could lead to eating problems. Small bumps ods of inactivity (young children may be under the skin (rheumatoid nodules) in cranky, may not want to move, or may not pressure areas, such as the elbow or back of want to use a particular joint). heel, are common in children with RF-positive3. Often unpredictable changes in symp- polyarticular JRA. Growth problems may also toms; from periods with no symptoms (re- be seen in the affected part of the body (such mission) to severe flare-ups. as different leg lengths if one knee joint is Symptoms in children may be seen affected).as irritability, refusal to walk, or protection orguarding of a joint. You might notice your childlimping or avoiding the use of a certain joint.Symptoms of pauciarticular JRAPauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (1to 4 joints affected) often affects only 1 largejoint at first, most commonly the knee. Thistype of JRA is common in the knees, ankles,and elbows and sometimes affects the jaw(temporomandibular joint), fingers, wrists, andneck. The hip is usually not affected.Symptoms are limited to joint swelling andpain and do not usually involve whole-body Symptoms of systemic JRAsymptoms (systemic symptoms, such as Systemic JRA is characterized byweakness, tiredness, fever). Symptoms do whole-body symptoms and fever spikesnot occur in the same joints on both sides of (103.0 °F (39.44 °C) to 106.0 °F (41.11 °C))the body (asymmetric). Inflammation of the one to two times daily. A spotty, flat, sometimeseye (iritis, iridocyclitis, or uveitis) is common faint red or pink rash may occur with the pauciarticular JRA. It often doesn’t cause It may occur over the torso, face, palms, solessymptoms and may only be detectable of feet, and armpits. The rash often comesthrough an eye exam, which should be done and goes, and may appear late in the day orseveral times per year in children with this in the early morning. It may also be broughttype of JRA. on by warm baths or by rubbing or scratchingSymptoms of polyarticular JRA the skin. Weakness, tiredness, abdominal or chest pain, and mild loss of appetite may also Polyarticular JRA (5 or more joints occur. There may be increasing early morningaffected) may have mild or no whole-body stiffness, with increasing number of jointssymptoms (such as weakness, tiredness, or affected over time.June & July 2001 4 Amruta Bindu
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  6. 6. Dr.K.Siva Rama Prasad Sexotronics- 5 (.....Continued From previous issue ) Drugs; Vihar - Environment and activities.Indian contribution to Sexology It involves all the measures, drugs and India is known as a holy-land and In- non-drugs, taken to ensure a healthy sex life.dians, as having deep interest in spiritual It takes into consideration life styles andknowledge. In truth, since ancient times, In- behaviour patterns, which are conducive todians have considered both sensual pleasure such a life. Certain novel pharmaco-dynamicand spiritual awareness as essential for hu- concepts have been elaborated in this ‘ beings. In some areas they said with For example, olfactory inputs, which stimu-out enjoying the sex and familial life style one late or depress sexual desire, have been de-can not attain Moksha i.e. enlightenment. Hin- scribed. Certain neurotransmitter precursordus recognize four goals for the complete, e.g. L-dopa-containing M. Pruriens, havedevelopment of any man or woman: been described as enhancing sexual arousal.Dharma - concerning moral and ideal needs The modes of action of certain plants, miner-Artha - concerning material needs als and animal products have been specifiedKama - concerning physical needs as working at different levels of the sexual re-Moksha Eternal salvation sponse - enhancing the strength of erection,Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are to- delaying ejaculation, inducing vaginal contrac-gether considered the very foundation of life. tion etc. These concepts and even currentThe Sanskrit term ‘kama’ in a wide sense re- practices need to be scientifically evaluated,fers to all the desires of a human being. It myth and reality identified by a multi-disciplin-denotes love as well as lust. Kama refers to ary, the means to get physical and mental VATSYAYANA (A.D. 300 TO A.D. 400)pleasure, the basis for mating, marriage and Vatsyayana was the author of Kamaprogeny. In ancient India, many treatises were Sutra, the earliest available text on erotica. Inwritten on kama, describing the ways and this treatise, he dealt boldly and scientificallymeans of deriving maximum enjoyment from with matters related to sex. He defused kamasex. The authors of these works were munis as the enjoyment of appropriate objects byand rishis that are worshiped sages. They the five senses - hearing, feeling, seeing, tast-knew that kama was an instinct and it was ing and smelling - assisted by the mind to-not possible to suppress it. They accepted gether with the soul. The Kama Sutra de-that the correct practice of kama made both scribes in detail the act of kissing and em-men and women happy. bracing, love bites, nail marks, postures, etc.VAJIKARAN It also contains information about special ap- Ayurveda covered the subject of pliances and methods and uses of aphrodi-“Vajikarana” in depth. Vajikarana is one of the siacs’, to increase sexual enjoyment, whicheight major specialties of Ayurveda (it is the was based on pure medical science. Theancient science dealing with medicine). spirit and method in which, Vatsyayana ap-Vajikarana is a process or a drug, which make proached the subject of sex is astonishinglya man sexually as strong as a horse and is modem. Havelock Ellis, on studying the con-able to copulate for long and frequently with tents of Kama Sutra, said, “Vatsyayana is onemany wives and partners. There are various of the greatest authorities on sexology. He hasmeans by which, Vajikarana could be discussed sex not only as a human instinctachieved are Ahaara - Diet; Aushadha - but also as an art’. .....Continued in Page -8June & July 2001 6 Amruta Bindu
  7. 7. Female infertilityWomen’s Page by Mrs.Valli Sree Prasad & Meenakshi S. Byali In this issue of Women’s page I wish Ajawain (Ptychotis ajowan),to highlight the recipes for female infertility. Amalaki (Emblica officianlis)They are collected from various texts based Aswagandha (Withania somnifetra)on the author’s experience. Some looks ra- Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)tional and some needs research. Draksha (Vites vinfera)1. Pipplai (Piper longum) Sonthi (Zingiber Haridra (Curcuma longa) officinale) Maricha (Piper nigrum) with Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) Nagakesara (Mesua Hingu (Asafoetida) ferrea) in equal Kakoli (Gymnema balsamicum) parts make in to Kshirakakoli (Gymneme lactiferum) fine powder. 5 Vidari (Ipomoea digitata) gms daily with Kusta (Saussurea lappa) Cow’s Ghee if Manjista (Rubia cordifolia) Raktachandana (Ptrocarpus santalinus) taken, ladies Swetachandana (Santalum album) who have any Utpala (Nymphaea pubescens) problem with Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) uterus will be 5. Kramuka (Areca catechu), rectified and get Nagakesara(Mesua ferrea), in equal quan- the pregnancy. tities powdered 2. From the first and consumed day of menstruation 3gms daily with o n e has to take the powder of Cow’s Ghee. It cer- Gajagokshura (Hygrophila spinosa) 5gms tainly gives preg- with Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) leaves juice nancy. 10ml in the night. If seven nights after the 6. Nagakesara menstruation the recipe is taken it is cer- churna with Cow’s tain to get children. Ghee alone can3. On the first day of menstruation collect a give pregnancy if tender leaf of Kimsuka (Butea frondosa) taken immediately finely crushed in Cow’s milk. Drink the milk after menstruation with an ambition of getting children and for- for first three days. nicate with husband. The lady who wishes This procedure has to be followed for to have children will certainly achieve it. three consecutive periods. Along with4. A combination of below said drugs pow- this recipe Cow’s milk has to be con- dered in equal quantities. All the powder sumed as much as possible. cooked in Cow’s Milk finally added to Cow’s 7. Loha bhasma, Suvarna Bhasma and Ghee and preserved. If Ghee is added it may Tamra bhasma in equal quantities thor- get fungus, so it is better to make in a oughly mixed and consumed in the dose Ghritapaka. So, it can be for many days. This of 100mg twice daily. This recipe to be recipe is for both male and female. Both can started from first day of menstruation for have daily one teaspoon full of this consecutive seven days. This enhances “Manjistadyaghritam” for getting children. the function of uterus and makes a lady The combination is as follows - to have children.June & July 2001 7 Amruta Bindu
  8. 8. All about Ayurveda today AyurmedlinE 2001 January to June A handbook for the students and practitionersSalient features: Number of Pages 800 Arthritis - cover story Price: Rs.170/- and Postage: Rs.30/- GMP 2000 - Bio diversity Bill D.D. for Rs.200/- to be drawn on the Ayurvedic cardiology name of Principal, 30 physicians share their experiences DGM Ayurvedic Medical College, Gadag, Exhaustive and comprehensive drug index 70 classical explorations Karnataka, India. Symposium - Clinical application of Contact address: Panchabhoota and Tridosha theories Sales counter, Publication Division, Clinical trial reports DGM Ayurvedic Medical College, Gadag, Compleate drug Index Karnataka, India. Sexotronics Continued From Page -6 Send Articles, Collections and Clippings KOKKOKA (A.D. 1000 TO A.D. 1200) Editor, Amruta Bindu Kokkoka composed the, Ratirahasya’Editorial Continued From Page -1 describing, a.,four fold classification of women, The good old traditional Ayurveda is erogenous zones and days when women areto bring back for the common man’s use. It more easily aroused. He wrote about the threemay take little time. But in that process it is divisions of males and females and nine typesnecessary to make Ayurvedic scholar famil- of coitus based on the size of the sex organ.iar to all other allied sciences along with regular PADMASHRI (A.D. 1000)practice in Ayurveda curriculum. Ayurveda Padmashri was a Buddhist monk. Hiscurriculum already incorporates Yoga, Nature work ‘Nagara-Sarvasvam’ dealt with ‘sanket’, meaning gestures, which play an importantcure and Modern pharmacology as teaching role in expressing love, as well as other topics.and examination subjects. It is necessary to JYOTIRISA OR KAVISEKHARA (A.D. 1300)include even Astrology as a subject concern Jyotirisa is the author of “Panchsayaka”.with traditional treasure and have a specific This work mentions ingredients for cosmeticbranch as Medical Astrology. The research is aphrodisiacs, helpful for increased sexual plea-necessary in Medical Astrology and to shoul- sure. It names some medicines for specificder the responsibility of protecting traditional cosmetic treatment such as lifting of saggingsciences. We hope government offers more breasts. It also deals with topics such as men-funds for the Ayurvedic branch in this regard. struation, impregnation and sterility. From: Book-Post Printed Matter Dr.K.Siva Rama Prasad Editor TO, Amruta Bindu Publication Division, Postgraduation and Research Center DGM Ayurvedic Medical College Kalasapur Road, Gadag - 582 103 Karnataka, India.June & July 2001 8 Amruta Bindu