Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a branch of medicine originating from India that focuses on oral ingestion of herbs and other supplements for optimal health; similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine, these herbs are being validated scientifically for their historical claims.

This page features 7 unique references to scientific papers.

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Ayurveda is the branch of traditional medicine which was localized to India and nearby countries, and similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine in that the 'medicines' used traditionally conists of mostly herbs but also some other things that may be bioactive.

The term Ayurveda is derived from 'Ayus' (life) and 'Ved' (knowledge) as was to refer to accumulated knowledge and practise of sustaining and improving human life and the body.

The section devoted to herbs, alchemy, and chemistry is called Rasayan, and is what Ayurvedic supplementation belongs to.

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Some combination Therapries (blends of herbs) that have been used in Ayurveda include:

  • Siotone (Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Asparagus racemosus, Tribulus terrestris and shilajit)[1]

  • Trasina (Ashwagandha, Tinospora cordifolia, Eclipta alba, Holy Basil, Picrorrhiza kurroa, Shilajit)[2]

  • Liv-52 (Capparis spinosa, Cichorium intybus, Solanum nigrum, Terminalia arjuna, Cassia occidentalis, Tamarix gallica, Achillea millefolium) in a 4:4:2:2:1:1:1 ratio[3]

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations

References

  1. Bhattacharya SK, Bhattacharya A, Chakrabarti A Adaptogenic activity of Siotone, a polyherbal formulation of Ayurvedic rasayanas . Indian J Exp Biol. (2000)
  2. Bhattacharya SK, Satyan KS, Chakrabarti A Effect of Trasina, an Ayurvedic herbal formulation, on pancreatic islet superoxide dismutase activity in hyperglycaemic rats . Indian J Exp Biol. (1997)
  3. Jeyaprakash K, Chinnaswamy P Effect of spirulina and Liv-52 on cadmium induced toxicity in albino rats . Indian J Exp Biol. (2005)
  4. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  5. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  6. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  7. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

(Common misspellings for Ayurveda include ayerveda, ayurvada)

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