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Publication Title: 
Pharmacognosy Reviews

Ayurveda is one of the traditional medicinal systems of Indian. The philosophy behind Ayurveda is preventing unnecessary suffering and living a long healthy life. Ayurveda involves the use of natural elements to eliminate the root cause of the disease by restoring balance, at the same time create a healthy life-style to prevent the recurrence of imbalance. Herbal medicines have existed world-wide with long recorded history and they were used in ancient Chinese, Greek, Egyptian and Indian medicine for various therapies purposes.

Author(s): 
Parasuraman, Subramani
Thing, Gan Siaw
Dhanaraj, Sokkalingam Arumugam
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine (TIM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) remain the most ancient yet living traditions. There has been increased global interest in traditional medicine. Efforts to monitor and regulate herbal drugs and traditional medicine are underway. China has been successful in promoting its therapies with more research and science-based approach, while Ayurveda still needs more extensive scientific research and evidence base.

Author(s): 
Patwardhan, Bhushan
Warude, Dnyaneshwar
Pushpangadan, P.
Bhatt, Narendra
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Amongst the mandates of United Nations, health of mankind is the thrust area of UN through World Health Organization (WHO). Planning and execution of policies for mainstreaming of traditional medicines (TRM) of respective countries along with conventional system of medicine (allopathy), first in the country of origin followed by the international arena, is the priority agenda of operations of WHO.

Author(s): 
Chaudhary, Anand
Singh, Neetu
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Amongst the mandates of United Nations, health of mankind is the thrust area of UN through World Health Organization (WHO). Planning and execution of policies for mainstreaming of traditional medicines (TRM) of respective countries along with conventional system of medicine (allopathy), first in the country of origin followed by the international arena, is the priority agenda of operations of WHO.

Author(s): 
Chaudhary, Anand
Singh, Neetu
Publication Title: 
The EPMA journal

This article reviews contemporary approaches for bridging Ayurveda with evidence-based medicine. In doing so, the author presents a pragmatic assessment of quality, methodology and extent of scientific research in Ayurvedic medicine. The article discusses the meaning of evidence and indicates the need to adopt epistemologically sensitive methods and rigorous experimentation using modern science. The author critically analyzes the status of Ayurvedic medicine based on personal observations, peer interactions and published research.

Author(s): 
Patwardhan, Bhushan
Publication Title: 
Pharmacognosy Reviews

Ayurveda is one of the traditional medicinal systems of Indian. The philosophy behind Ayurveda is preventing unnecessary suffering and living a long healthy life. Ayurveda involves the use of natural elements to eliminate the root cause of the disease by restoring balance, at the same time create a healthy life-style to prevent the recurrence of imbalance. Herbal medicines have existed world-wide with long recorded history and they were used in ancient Chinese, Greek, Egyptian and Indian medicine for various therapies purposes.

Author(s): 
Parasuraman, Subramani
Thing, Gan Siaw
Dhanaraj, Sokkalingam Arumugam
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Medicinal and dietary substances have been used for various purposes including nutritional from time immemorial. Various activities such as immunomodulator, bulk promoting, nutritional, etc. that enhance strength, immunity, bulk of the body resulted by the use of medicinal or dietary substances are termed in total as Balya in Ayurveda. The term Balya originally stands for all those actions that enhance the "Bala". The word "Bala" refers to the strength and ability of the body or part of the body to cope up with various physical stressors.

Author(s): 
Mahesh, T. S.
Shreevidya, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Stem Cells

Chemotherapy drugs and radiotherapy are highly toxic and both damage adjacent healthy cells. Side effects may be acute (occurring within few weeks after therapy), intermediate or late (occurring months or years after the therapy). Some important side effects of chemotherapy are: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mucositis, alopecia, constipation etc; whereas radiation therapy though administered locally, can produce systemic side effects such as fatigue, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, alteration in the taste, sleep disturbance, headache, anemia, dry skin, constipation etc.

Author(s): 
Metri, Kashinath
Bhargav, Hemant
Chowdhury, Praerna
Koka, Prasad S.
Publication Title: 
Pharmacognosy Reviews

Oral diseases continue to be a major health problem world-wide. Oral health is integral to general well-being and relates to the quality-of-life that extends beyond the functions of the craniofacial complex. The standard Western medicine has had only limited success in the prevention of periodontal disease and in the treatment of a variety of oral diseases. Hence, the search for alternative products continues and natural phytochemicals isolated from plants used in traditional medicine are considered to be good alternatives to synthetic chemicals.

Author(s): 
Torwane, Nilesh Arjun
Hongal, Sudhir
Goel, Pankaj
Chandrashekar, B. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of young pharmacists: JYP

Drug safety is a very basic and fundamental concept in medical practice. ADRs play an important role in assessing patient safety in any system of medicine. Pharmacovigilance study is thus significant to understand treatment outcomes. Current raised issue with respect to complementary and alternative system medicine (CAM) like Ayurveda is increased in number of safety reports along with report misinterpretation; this generates the negative impact on system.

Author(s): 
Ajanal, Manjunath
Nayak, Shradda
Prasad, Buduru Sreenivasa
Kadam, Avinash

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