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Ayurvedaraj Newsletter - Jan'08


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Welcome to the January issue of 'Ayurvedaraj Newsletter'.

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This month's article ' HIV/AIDS- An Ayurvedic Perspective' is contributed by - Dr. Rajesh Kalwadiya.

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 by Dr. Rajesh Kalwadiya

In Ayurveda a unique clinical entity was described about 3,000 years back during Samhita period which is identical in the etiological, clinical features and prognosis of dreaded disease HIV/AIDS.

Acharya Sushruta used has the term "VYAVAYA SOSHA" while narrating about the effects (Symptoms) of perverted sex indulgence in Sushruta Samhita.

AID/HIV in Ayurveda may be considered as Ojakshaya/ Kshaya, meaning the loss of Vital Energy. The symptoms, Signs and Causative factors (Nidan), and the Treatment Aspect has been described in many Ayurvedic Treaties like Charak Samhita, Bhavprakash, Vaidya Chintamani and Chakradatta etc.

Ojas is essence of our body. We do any activity under the influence of our inner or outer strength (Bala), Ojas is responsible for Bala both are so much intimately related that they are used as a synonyms. Ojas is said to resemble kapha when it functions physiologically, thus it contributes to our strength or Bala.

Bala described in Ayurvedic Classics are of two types:

Karya Shakti- The capacity to do Physical and Mental work.

Vyadhi Shamatva- Capacity to resist the diseases.

Out of these two, the latter here is more relevant and of two types (Mode of Action of Ojas):         Acharya Charak has described its Vyadhi Shamatva (Resistance to disease manifestation) in two ways-

Vyadhyutpadapratibandhakatwa- Capacity to prevent the onset of disease.5

Vyadhibalanirodhakatva- Capacity to restrain or withstand the strength (Severity) or Virulence of diseases.

Both of them together called Immunity against Disease and Resistance against death and decay. AIDS too fall in this category.

Ojas and Vyadhi Shamatva vary from person to person, depending on dehaprakriti (Body Constitution), Ahar-Vihar (Food and Activities) etc.

Ojas Kshaya (Decrease of Ojas) weakens the person thus opportunist infection finds there way in the body of that person.

A nutritious diet, Ayurvedic baseline therapy, timely allopathic treatment of Opportunistic Infections and regular counseling support appears to be an ideal combination in the management of HIV / AIDS patients.

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Article: 'GUDUCHI '

 by Dr. Anurag Dikshit; M.D. Ayurveda, Research Fellow, National Institute Of Ayurveda, Jaipur

Common name Guduchi, Giloy (H)

Sanskrit Guduchi, Amrita, Chakralakshana

Latin Tinospora cordifolia Caulis (Menispermaceae)

Guduchi is described as 'the one who protects the body against diseases'. It is one of the most versatile rejuvenating herbs; it promotes longevity hence called Vayastha. Sanskrit name Guduchi itself means the one which protects our body. Another Sanskrit name, 'Amrita' means that originating from 'divine nectar' as it is extremely useful in strengthening the immunity of body and keeping the functions of various organs of the body in harmony. This is a virile creeper that grows throughout the forests of India. Those growing up Neem trees are said to be the best as synergy between these two bitter plants enhances Guduchi's efficacy. Its therapeutic strength lies in its rejuvenating and strengthening properties while also detoxifying and cleansing the whole system, specifically via liver.

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Article: Panchakarmas the most natural way to clean the body

 By Dr.Anand.P.K.V.   M.D. (Ay), Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College, Thaikkattussery, Thrissur, Kerala

Nature has an inherent capacity to refine and regenerate by itself.  Human body is a miniature of nature.  If left to be driven by the inherent tendencies of the body, refinement and regeneration of the body will take place naturally for human beings also to their full extent of life, with a graceful and glorious living.   The present day life style has pulled the man a long way out of nature.  We often fail to identify and attend the warning signs during the stressful life. Consequently, the powers of nature in the body are masked by the products of unsafe activities. 

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Article: 'Guduchi Ghana Sattava' Capsules

 by  Maharshi Charak Ayurveda

The fresh green stems of thumb size are washed and cut into pieces. They are kept in water taken eight times overnight and mashed and mixed well.

The mixture is then decanted and water taken off. Resulting starch settles down.

Wash it repeatedly, and then dry the starch. This is Sattva of guduchi. It is Sweet and Bitter in taste and is of slightly a blackish tinge.

Dose: 0.5-2 gms.

Pack- 60 Caps

Price- (Including Shipping) $12.5 (Minimum purchase four packs)

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