Bronchial Spasm

Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits are used in Ayurveda for mental diseases, epilepsy, asthma, hypertension, arthritis and liver diseases. Sequential petroleum ether (PE), benzene (BE), chloroform (CE), acetone (AE) and ethanol (EE) extracts (50-200 or 200 mg/kg, ip, or 200 mg/kg, po) of dried Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits, pretreatment time 30-45 min, showed significant antiinflammatory action against both acute and sub-acute models, analgesic, barbiturate-hypnosis potentiation and antiulcerogenic activities in rats.

Author(s): 
Singh, R. K.
Acharya, S. B.
Bhattacharya, S. K.
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits are used in Ayurveda for mental diseases, epilepsy, asthma, hypertension, arthritis and liver diseases. Sequential petroleum ether (PE), benzene (BE), chloroform (CE), acetone (AE) and ethanol (EE) extracts (50-200 or 200 mg/kg, ip, or 200 mg/kg, po) of dried Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits, pretreatment time 30-45 min, showed significant antiinflammatory action against both acute and sub-acute models, analgesic, barbiturate-hypnosis potentiation and antiulcerogenic activities in rats.

Author(s): 
Singh, R. K.
Acharya, S. B.
Bhattacharya, S. K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

The widely known tree Abies pindrow (Talisapatra) (family: Pinaceae), famous for its diverse clinical uses in Ayurvedic medicines, was investigated to rationalise some of the ancient claims. The petroleum ether (PE), benzene (BE), chloroform (CE), acetone (AE) and ethanol (EE) extracts of A. pindrow leaf were found to have mast cell stabilizing action in rats. The EE, AE and BE extracts offered bronchoprotection against histamine challenge in guinea-pigs. The BE, CE and PE extracts had protective role in aspirin-induced ulcer in rats.

Author(s): 
Singh, R. K.
Bhattacharya, S. K.
Acharya, S. B.
Publication Title: 
Iranian Biomedical Journal

BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. The available treatment options have major limitations owing to low efficacy, associated adverse events and compliance issues. Therefore, the health burden of bronchial asthma is increasing globally at an alarming rate, providing a strong impetus for the development of new therapeutics. Myrica sapida is known traditionally in Ayurveda to possess anti-asthmatic activity. Hence, the present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the bronchodilator and anti-anaphylactic activity of the stem bark of Myrica sapida.

Author(s): 
Patel, Kalpana G.
Bhalodia, Payal N.
Patel, Ankita D.
Patel, Kirti V.
Gandhi, Tejal R.
Publication Title: 
Fortschritte Der Medizin

The pathophysiology of anaphylactic and anaphylactoid shock states suggests that the rapidly initiated, intensive therapeutic measures to be taken must involve: breathing (ventilation) of (with) 100% oxygen, continuous or semi-continuous sympathicomimetic therapy (epinephrine, isoprenalin, orciprenalin) avoiding excessive single doses, rapid intensive volume substitution, control of metabolic acidosis, bronchospasmolytic therapy, in case of laryngospasm intubation, if not possible coniotomy or transtracheal punction.

Author(s): 
Pavek, K.
Wegmann, A.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Yiqi Pingchuan Granule in treating acute attack of asthma due to qi deficiency and cold syndrome. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. A total of 80 patients with an acute attack of asthma were included. They were allocated into two groups randomly in a ratio of three to one. Sixty patients in the treatment group received Yiqi Pingchuan Granule and 20 patients in the control group received Ruyi Dingchuan Pill. Patients in both groups were treated for 7 days.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Ying
Zhang, Rui-ming
Chang, Jing
Li, Ting-Qian
Chi, Huan-hai
Mao, Bing
Chen, Guang-yuan
Tang, Wen-Fu
Wang, Lei
Huang, Su-zhen
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