eSciPub Journals

Top Journals

Effect of wastewater irrigation of sweet sorghum on soil and plant

Research Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research Effect of wastewater irrigation of sweet sorghum on soil and plant  A.Almodares*1, Z. Beheshtian2 1 Biology Department, College of Sciences, University of Isfahan, Iran. 2 Former graduate student, Biology Department, College of Sciences, University of Isfahan. Iran. The experiment was conducted at Isfahan East Waste Water Treatment in 2011 growing season by using a randomized complete block design with three replications. The treatments were managed for irrigation: municipal water, untreated waste water and treated waste water. Results showed irrigation with untreated and treated waste water had significantly higher biomass (86.00 t/ha) than municipal water (66.00 t/ha). Highest ethanol yield (6540 l/ha) was obtained for sweet sorghum irrigated with raw waste water. Both pH and P was accumulated in the soil irrigated with untreated and treated waste water. At the end of growing season the amount of Cd, Pb and Ni were accumulated in these soils. The amount of measured heavy metals in sweet sorghum grain, leaf and stem were significantly higher in untreated waste water than both municipal water and treated waste water. Number of coliform in untreated waste water was significantly higher than treated and municipal water. The number of coliform in grain, leaf and stalk for surface non- sterilized was higher than surface sterilized but it was less than 100 MPN 100 ml-1. Based on the results, in order to produce bioethanol without accumulation of heavy metals in the soil, it is suggested to plant sweet sorghum and irrigated with treated waste water. Keywords: Bioethanol, Coliform, Heavy metal, Sweet sorghum, Wastewater ...

Bio-stimulant of seaweed source as an organic alimentative to Bellary onion

Research Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research Bio-stimulant of seaweed source as an organic alimentative to Bellary onion: Bulb yield and Pyruvic acid levels Kosalaraman Karthikeyan, Munisamy Shanmugam Research and Development Division, AquAgri Processing Private Limited, B5, SIPCOT Industrial Estate, Manamadurai, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu, India. The influence of bio-stimulant Aquasap powder derived from the red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii was applied at 0.2% through foliar application on bellary onion at the establishment, vegetative, bulb formation and bulb development stage. Bulb yield and quality parameters such as total soluble solid, moisture content, ash content, organic content, pyruvic acid content, physiological loss and rotting percentage were studied. The crop yield in terms of bulb in treated plant was 31.65% over control with no statistical significant in the content of pyruvic between treated and control plants. Keywords: Kappaphycus alvarezii, Onion, Bio-stimulant, Pyruvic acid, Organic nutrient, Aquasap powder ...

Shilajatu for improvement in quality of life in patients of diabetes mellitus

Research Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine EVALUATION OF SHILAJATU FOR IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS OF DIABETES MELLITUS Neha Lamba Ayurvedic Medical Officer, ESI Hospital, Jalandhar, Punjab As per WHO, in South-east Asia region alone 96 million people are estimated to be suffering from diabetes. Due to sedentary lifestyle and stress full nature of work, associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese, the number of diabetic patients is increasing. Diabetes is an important cause of blindness, kidney failure, lower limb amputation and other long-term consequences that impact on quality of life significantly. Continuous research is being done by scientists of various fields in order to achieve an effective cure of the disease and to improve quality of life. A great deal of work has also been done by Ayurvedic research scholars on various herbal and mineral drugs to find an effective treatment for diabetes generally reffered to as Prameha. Shilajatu is one such drug which has been described for the management of Prameha in Ayurveda texts. The present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Shilajatu in the improving the quality of life in patients of Prameha. Twenty two diabetic patients were selected for the study. The results were assessed in terms of symptomatic relief on the basis of scoring system, as per the Questionnaire on Quality of Life. Statistically highly significant improvement (p <0.001) was observed on physical domain. Statistically significant improvement was observed on psychological domain with p<0.001. In terms of Social Relationships Domain also, highly significant improvement, with p <0.001 was observed. Highly significant improvement was observed in overall quality of life statistically with p <0.001. The study revealed that Shilajatu can be used as a drug in the management of Prameha to improve the quality of life of ...

Review on Sharngadhara Samhita

Review Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Review on Sharngadhara Samhita Dr. Remya. A*, Dr. Divya Ravindran*, Dr. Aparna Sharma*, Dr. Anju Revi Kumar*, Dr. Abhaya kumar Mishra. M.D(Ayu), Ph.D**. *PG Scholars &**Associate Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kollam, Kerala. Bhaishajya kalpana is a very well developed sub-discipline of Ayurveda entirely devoted to drug formulations. Sharangadhara Samhitha is an epitome of Ayurvedic literature of medieval India. Since the drug manufacturing part is elaborately dealt in this, it is considered as an authentic text book of Bhaishajya Kalpana. It is one pioneering work, aptly included in the list of Laghutrayi, the other two being Bhavaprakasha & Madhava nidana. Acharya Sharngadhara, son of Damodara is considered as the author of this text. Except giving out his name as the author at the commencement of the text, he has not furnished any information about himself or his other works. Sharngadhara Samhita composed of 3 parts or khandas in which 32 chapters and 2600 verses are explained. This book is designed in a simple and easy language to serve as a handbook and thus it shines in the pure hearts of Scholars and Practitioners. Keywords: Bhaishajya kalpana, Sharangadhara Samhitha ...

Bharat with its medicine

Review Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Bharat with its medicine SHIVANI SANJEEV GAVANDE *Kayachikitsa department at Dr.J.J.Magdum Ayurved Medical College,Jaysingpur_Kolhapur,Maharashtra.416510 Bharat ,now known as India, by the world, is full of knowledge with advances since thousands of years. The nation has its own culture and healthy socio-economic life style since ancient time..This review article is concerned with its medical facilities that were available since ancient time in this continent. Ayurved is special boon to all the world by Bharat.Ayurved is not only the system of medicine but is a science of life…a direction to live healthy and long life. Keywords: Bharat,India,Ayurved,Hospitals,Tridosh ...

Effect of storage condition on seed quality and health in jute O-9897

Research Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research Effect of storage condition on seed quality and health in jute O-9897 S. M. A. Haque1*, I. Hossain2 and M. A. R. Khokon2 1. Senior Scientific Officer, Plant Pathology Department, Pest Management Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka-1207, 2. Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. The experiments were conducted in the laboratory of Plant Pathology Department, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute. The experiments were conducted during the period 15 January 2010 to 5 March 2012. Nine different types of containers viz. tin pot, plastic pot, poly bag, gunny bag, gunny bag lined with polythene, earthen pot, cloth bag, brown paper and IRRI poly bag, two level of moisture contents viz. farmers’ condition (13%) and recommended moisture condition (9.5%) by Bangladesh Gazette (2010) and seed treatment with Provax-200 and control (untreated) were used for the present study. Seeds were stored for 12 months and examined after 4. 8 and 12 months of storage. Among the nine containers, tin pot was found better in respect of moisture content, germination, mean germination time, vigour index and 1000- seed weight. Health condition of seeds was also superior compared to other containers. The poorest performance was observed in earthen pot regarding moisture content, germination, mean germination time, vigour index, 1000- seed weight and seed borne infection. The findings of the present study also reveal that recommended moisture content was better than farmers’ condition. Provax-200 treated seed also resulted better performance than non treated seed. So, Quality of jute seeds can be maintained by storage in tin pot with provax-200 treated and recommendation moisture content (9.5%). Keywords: Effect, storage container, seed quality and health ...