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Different extracts from the stem bark of Berberis asiatica L. , a plant traditionally used to hasten the process of wound healing, and the alkaloid fractions derived from the commonly used aqueous extract, were tested for their putative antimicrobial activity against a battery of microorganisms by disk diffusion and agar dilution methods. The activity of… (More)
A careful scrutiny of the ancient literature reveals the varied well thought of and time tested measures at population control through local and oral contraceptives, abortifacients and other methods of antifertility and birth controls. This has been based on the wise knowledge of the physiology of conception, healthy methods of fertilization and conception,… (More)
Helminthiasia in Children needs priority in the consideration of Child health as most of the Indian conditions are vulnerable to this problem. There are also some indigenous drugs used to combat this situation. The authors have made a clinical trial using the Indian drugs and the observations are recoded here.
This study was undertaken to determine possible antifertility properties of the stalk of the betel plant, Piper betle, which is extensively cultivated in warm moist parts of India for its leaves. The thin stalks were dried, powdered, and extracted with alcohol; the residue was used in the study and named betel leaf stalk extract (BLSE). It was macerated… (More)
An indigenous drug compound powder of Talish patra mixed with Garika (red ochre) was studied for its antifertility effect experimentally. 50 female rats were divided in 2 groups. The Talish patra (the leaves of Taxus buccata Linn.) and red ochre, 100 mg each, mixed with 2 cc distilled water was fed to fertility-tested albino rats on the first day of… (More)
In this sample study the authors report the efficacy of an Ayurvedic compound drug administered in Children under 2 years age suffering from non specific infantile diarrhoea.