Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Dr. JRK’s NIKU- ready to drink in just 2 minutes

Dr.JRK’s Nilavembu kudineer (Dr.JRK’s NIKU) is a sastric siddha drug known for its prophylactic as well as preventive activity against viral fever and associated pain. It has also been used as supportive drug for Dengue and Chikungunya.

Conventional method of preparation of Nilavembu Kudineer Churanam is a cumbersome process of heating, filtering etc. and will take up to 30 minutes.

Dr. JRK’s Research and Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Chennai introduces Dr.JRK’s NIKU (Nilavembu Kudineer Churanam) in all new ready to drink instant form with instant release technology which enables immediate release of the actives into the body. Relief from the symptoms can be perceived immediately.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU meets the needs of contemporary requirements of time and effort with high quality. Superior quality of Dr.JRK’s NIKU was proven by analytical study -High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC)*. The findings of HPTLC was also been re-confirmed by SEM analysis of the product*.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU- A new dimension in management of Diabetes**.

Dr. JRK’s Niku is proven to reduce the post-prandial blood sugar level in diabetic patients.
The study showed it effectively reduces alpha amylase and glucosidase activity required for the conversion sugar molecules to glucose in blood by 50% at 1mg/ml and 2mg/ml concentration.

Composition: -
Each 5gm contains extracts of
Andrographis paniculata               : 1 part (11.1%)
Vetiveria zizanioides                     : 1 part (11.1%)
Plectranthus vettiveroides             : 1 part (11.1%)
Santalum album                            : 1 part (11.1%)
Trichosanthes cucumerina            : 1 part (11.1%)
Cyperus rotundus                          : 1 part (11.1%)
Zingiber officinale                          : 1 part (11.1%)
Piper nigrum                                  : 1 part (11.1%)
Mollugo cerviana                           : 1 part (11.1%)

Usage instructions:

For viral fevers, Chikungunya and dengue:

Adults: add one sachet of powder to 60 ml of warm water and stir. Drink when it is warm.
Children: Add half sachet of powder to 30 ml of warm water and stir. Drink when it is warm.

Take twice a day for a minimum of 5 days

For Diabetes: Adults: add one sachet of powder to 60 ml of warm water and stir. Drink when it is warm. Drink regularly.

Reference

* Dr. Jrk’s Niku- The Right Fusion of Science, Simplicity and Tradition. Aruna. V*, Amruthavalli G V, Soundharya R & Gayathri R. Indian Journal of Medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISSN: ISSN: 2349-5340, August 2017;4(8),


** Candida for Developing Anti-Diabetics Drugs!. Priya R, Aruna V, Amruthavalli GV, Soundharya R, Gayathri R (2017). Journal of Diabetes Metabolism. 8: 753. doi:10.4172/2155-6156.1000753

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Benefits of using anti dandruff hair oils


Dandruff is a condition of the scalp in which white flakes appear all over the scalp. Dandruff is a very common condition affecting a large number of people.  It is marked by excessive and frequent itching and flaking of scalp skin cells. . Anti-hair dandruff oils are products that can be used safely to treat dandruff. Most anti-dandruff hair oils are made of natural products and ingredients and so help to get rid of dandruff in an effective manner.
Most anti-dandruff hair oils contain
  • Coconut Oil which is rich in vitamins and proteins. Coconut oil is a great moisturising and soothing agent. It has several anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help to keep dandruff at bay. Coconut oil penetrates deep into the hair follicles and strengthens the hair from the roots.
  • Herbs that possess anti dandruff property
Anti-dandruff hair oils have the following benefits:
  • Anti-dandruff hair oil contains natural products. These oils can be used safely without having to worry about any side effects on the hair. Since they are a leave on product, they tend to work on the scalp effectively for a longer period of time.
  • Anti-dandruff hair oils usually have anti-bacterial as well as anti-fungal properties that help to kill bacteria and fungi that cause dandruff. These properties also inhibit the growth of dandruff causing bacteria and fungi thus ensuring that the problems do not occur again.
  • Anti-dandruff hair oils keep the hair hydrated and moisturised and thus ensure healthy and shiny hair.
  • The use of anti-dandruff hair oils also helps to treat several scalp infections and problems and keeps the scalp clean and germ free.
  • Anti-dandruff hair oils can generally penetrate deep into the scalp and so strengthen the hair from the roots. This further prevents hair loss and also prevents hair from thinning down and becoming brittle.


Friday, 8 September 2017

Monsoon Season and Human Suffering



Every year Monsoon brings not only the seasonal rains but also distinct seasonal diseases. Viral fever is one of the diseases and it comes every year with different intensity. This year also, we have been facing Influenza in states like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab and Dengue fever in states like Kerala and Tamilnadu. Damage is severe and death toll have been increasing till today.

Fever

“Feeling hot” or sweaty does not necessarily mean fever. Fever is diagnosed only when a body temperature of over 38o C has been recorded and shivering occurs with a rapid rise in body temperature.

Influenza and its types

Influenza is an acute systemic viral infection that primarily affects the respiratory tract. Mortality is greater in the elderly those with medical co-morbidities and pregnant women.  

Management and Prevention of Influenza

  • Spreads mainly through the droplet mode like coughing and sneezing and touching of infected serous fluids.
  • We may prevent the disease through frequent hand washing, avoiding the sick patients and wearing face masks.
  • Managing with proper anti-viral drugs under the careful supervision of Physician.
  • Prevention relies on seasonal vaccination of elderly and people with respiratory problem or immune compromise.
  • The vaccine composition changes every year to cover the “Predicted” seasonal strains but vaccination may fail when a new pandemic strain emerges.

     Avian influenza

Avian influenza caused by the transmission of avian influenza A virus (H5N1) to human. Most cases have a history of contact with sick poultry and person- to- person spread. Infections with H5N1 viruses have been severe with enteric features and respiratory failure. Vaccination against seasonal ‘fiu’ does not adequately protect against avian influenza.

    Swine flu

In this case, influenza virus transmitted from pigs to humans. Re-assortment of swine, avian and human influenza strains can occur in pigs.

Dengue

Dengue is a mosquito born disease caused by dengue virus which is usually self-limiting in most cases. However, in some people it can present with the life threatening complications such as Dengue haemorrhagic fever and Dengue shock syndrome. Dengue is not contagious and does not spread by physical contact.

What to do

  • Follow complete blood count
  • Watch for dehydration and take necessary steps for rehydration.
  • Watch for the warning signs including the platelet count and increasing haematocrit.
  • Watch for defervescence (indicating the beginning of critical phase)
  • Prevent spread of dengue within the house.

Treatment in Siddha System - Guidelines followed by Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS)

  • Nilavembu kudineer
  • Papaya leaf juice
  • Adathodai kudineer.
Treatment and taking drugs are strictly as per the recommendation of physicians only.


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Dr.JRK’s NIKU- Trend setter in traditional medicine


Dr.JRK’s Nilavembu kudineer (Dr.JRK’s NIKU) is a sastric siddha drug known for its prophylactic as well as preventive activity against viral fever and associated pain. It has also been used as supportive drug for Dengue and Chikungunya.

Conventional method of preparation of NIKU is a cumbersome process of hulling, heating, filtering etc. and will take upto 30 minutes.

Dr. JRK’s Research and Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Chennai introduces Nilavembu Kudineer Churanam (Niku) in all new ready to drink instant form with instant release technology which enables immediate release of the actives into the body.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU meets the needs of contemporary requirements of time and effort with high quality. It is a combination of 9 therapeutically important herbs such as Andrographis paniculata, Vetiveria zizanioides, Plectranthus vettiveroides, Santalum album, Trichosanthes cucumerina, Cyperus rotundus, Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum and Mollugo cerviana.

Superior quality of NIKU was proven by analytical study -High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC). The findings of HPTLC was also been re-confirmed by SEM analysis of the product.

Dr.JRK’s NIKU- A new dimension in management of Diabetes.

Dr. JRK’s Niku is proven to reduce the post-prandial blood sugar level in diabetic patients.
The study showed it effectively reduces alpha amylase and glucosidase activity required for the conversion sugar molecules to glucose in blood by 50% at 1mg/ml and 2mg/ml concentration.


Thus, Dr.JRK’s Niku can be taken as a supportive drug for viral fever, dengue, chikungunya and in management of Diabetes.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Nilavembu Kudineer - Bitter medicine for better health




Nilavembu kudineer is one of the widely used traditional siddha kudineer preparations promoted by the government of Tamilnadu for its preventive, Prophylactic and immune boosting properties. It is used as a supportive drug for viral fever and pain and also used as a preventive and supportive drug for dengue and chikungunya.

Nilavembu Kudineer is a blend of 9 medicinal herbs such as Andrographis paniculata, Vetiveria zizanioides, Plectranthus vettiveroides, Santalum album, Trichosanthes cucumerina, Cyperus rotundus, Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum and Mollugo cerviana. 

Nilavembu or Andrographis is the key ingredient of Nilavembu Kudineer. The phyto-compound andrographolides in Nilavembu is found to increase the immunity and trigger cells to fight against infections.
Nilavembu is also proven to possess blood purifying activity, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-microbial activity.

The other 8 herbs are also equally important and have proven benefits such as:

  • Vetiveria zizanioides possess cooling properties and provides hydration in high fever and inflammation.
  • Plectranthus vettiveroides possess anti-inflammatory activities. Lowers the body temperature.
  • Santalum album possess anti-pyretic effect. Its bitter and cooling properties reduces body temperature in fever.
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina is proven to possess anti-inflammatory, larvicidal effects.
  • Cyperus rotundus is known to control systemic inflammations and reduce fever. And it also contains anti-oxidant effect.
  • Zingiber officinale is reported to possess antipyretic, analgesic, anti-arthritic, and anti-inflammatory activities.
  • The immunomodulatory effect of Piper nigrum prevents the disease occurrence
  • Mollugo cerviana helps in digestion and proper elimination of bowels to complete the body cleansing

Nilavembu is known as King of bitter. Thus, with all the benefits along with the bitter taste, Nilavembu kudineer can be called as a ‘Bitter medicine for better health”.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Melanin - the natural protector of skin

 Skin pigment or Melanin does not just provide the skin colour but also it protects the skin from harmful UV rays. If melanin pigment is lost due to any infection, injury or due to auto immune diseases like vitiligo, the skin becomes extremely sensitive. The skin cells being devoid of melanin and continually exposed to sun/UV rays, get damaged and may lead to skin cancer.

Vitiligo- What and Why?

Vitiligo is an auto immune disorder that causes loss of melanin pigment in skin resulting into uneven white patches. It is a progressive disorder in which the pigment cells of skin get damaged, lose their functional ability of melanin formation and also fail to transfer the melanin content from basal layer of skin to the upper layer which results in vitiligenous patches. Vitiligo problem can only be controlled and never cured completely.

Treat Vitiligo naturally-

  • Psoralea corylifolia or babchi- It contains Psoralen which on absorption of sun light activates the damaged melanocytes (pigment producing skin cells) resulting in production of melanin.
  • Wrightia tinctoria or Vetpalai - Augments healing properties of skin.
  • Indigofera tinctoria- Acts as anti-oxidant and contain natural pigment indigo.
  • Piper longum or long pepper- Induces multiplication of pigment cells and also helps in the melanin transfer from the basal layer of the skin to the uppermost layer.
  •  Ointments and oils containing all these herbs can help in the formation of melanin.
  • But vitiligo being an autoimmune disorder topical therapy alone may not be highly effective and so oral medication is also required.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Skin lightening effect of Curcuma zedoaria and Aloe vera

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin problem which occurs due to excess deposition of melanin on skin. The pigmentation process involves various steps such as enzyme activity, conversion of biomolecules, transfer of melanin pigment to skin cells etc. Therefore, the efficacy of any product meant for treating hyperpigmentation can be studied at any or all of these steps.

Eve fresh cream contains extracts of Curcuma zedoaria and Aloe vera which are well known for their benefits on skin. Also in vitro studies showed combination of extracts of Curcuma zedoaria and Aloe vera
  • ·         Reduces tyrosinase enzyme activity which is the key enzyme involved in melanin pigment production
  • ·         Retards the melanin formation in melanocyte cells and also
  • ·         Blocks the transfer of melanin from the basal layer to the upper layer of skin

And the effect of this extract combination in reducing skin pigmentation was further confirmed by Clinical study using 30 human volunteers (14% reduction in melanin within 3 weeks).

 Hyperpigmentation worsens during summer due to excess sun exposure which can be avoided with the regular use of Eve fresh cream.