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Mahesh T.S.,Alvas Ayurveda Medical College | Shreevidya M.,Alvas Ayurveda Medical College
Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine | Year: 2014

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. This term Bala refers to various body components and functions as per the science of Ayurveda. Even in the presence of modern scientific knowledge regarding body strength, Ayurveda concepts add varied dimensions to provide detailed explanation of Balya term. The balya action is critically analyzed and discussed in this review.

Sathyajith R.,Alvas Ayurveda Medical College | Krishnamurthy M.S.,Alvas Ayurveda Medical College | Shimi Ben C.J.,Alvas Ayurveda Medical College | Trimurthy S.K.,Alvas Ayurveda Medical College
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy | Year: 2014

The use of fermented products as food and drinks using various raw materials for both intoxicating and therapeutic purpose has been in practice since time immemorial. In due course of time, it was absorbed into Ayurveda and the Acharyas developed the procedure called sandhana kalpana. Shortage of the genuine raw materials is an arising problem in the pharmaceutical industry in the present era. So it is very important to choose medicines containing lesser number of ingredients which are having good clinical efficacy, from the innumerable formulations told in Ayurveda. Pharmaceutical study includes pharmaceutical preparation of kharjoorasava and documenting the steps involved in the procedure. Analytical study emphasized on developing analytical standards of the final product using various chemical analyses. In clinical Study 30 patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected randomly and medicine was given for 28 days at the dosage of 25 ml. Follow up was taken on 56th day of commencement of the treatment. After treatment, the trial drug showed significant action on pandu roga, with the symptoms like Panduta, Dourbalya, Hridspandana, Bhrama, Shunakshikuta, Rukshata, Swasa, Aruchi, Pindikodweshtana, Jwara and decreased Hb levels.

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