LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR Spectroscopic Analysis of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract After Treatment with the Energy of Consciousness (The Trivedi Effect®)
European Journal of Biophysics
Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 27-37
Received: Feb. 6, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 18, 2017; Published: Mar. 9, 2017
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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Alice Branton, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Dahryn Trivedi, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Gopal Nayak, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Aileen Carol Lee, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Aksana Hancharuk, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Carola Marina Sand, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Debra Jane Schnitzer, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Rudina Thanasi, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Eileen Mary Meagher, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Faith Ann Pyka, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Gary Richard Gerber, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Johanna Catharina Stromsnas, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Judith Marian Shapiro, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Laura Nelson Streicher, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Lorraine Marie Hachfeld, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Matthew Charles Hornung, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Patricia M. Rowe, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Sally Jean Henderson, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Sheila Maureen Benson, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Shirley Theresa Holmlund, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Stephen P. Salters, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Parthasarathi Panda, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Snehasis Jana, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Abstract
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) root extract is very popular ancient herbal medicine. The current study was designed to investigate the impact of The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment on the structural characterization of the ashwagandha root extract using LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR spectroscopy. Ashwagandha root extract was divided into two parts – one part was control, without any Biofield Energy Healing Treatment, while another part was treated with the Biofield Energy Healing Treatment remotely by eighteen renowned Biofield Energy Healers and defined as the Biofield Energy Treated sample. The retention time of the phytoconstituents remained same in both the control and treated samples, whereas the peak area% at respective retention time was significantly altered. The peak area% of the treated sample at Rt of 5.35, 5.55, 5.94, 6.25, 6.63, 6.76, 7.92, 8.04, 8.60, 8.73, and 9.31 min were significantly reduced by 6.15% to 60.67% compared with the control sample at Rt of 5.43, 5.65, 5.95, 6.29, 6.76, 6.85, 8.03, 8.14, 8.68, 8.78, and 9.30 min. Consequently, the peak area% of the treated sample at Rt of 7.25, 7.30, 8.27, and 8.47 min were significantly increased by 26.32%, 7.99%, 16.93% and 7.97% compared with the control sample at Rt of 7.37, 7.41, 8.36, and 8.55 min, respectively. A total of 13 withanolides were proposed with their structure from the deduced molecular mass at m/z 470, 472, 488, 504, 782, and 991 through LC-MS, GC-MS, 1H and 13C NMR analysis of both the control and treated samples. Viscosa lactone B, 27-hydroxy withanolide A, (20S, 22R)-α, 6α-epoxy-β, 5β, 27-trihydroxy-1-oxowitha-24-enolide, (20S, 22R)-4β, 5β, 6α, 27-tetrahydroxy-1-oxo-with-2, 24-dienolide were proposed in the control and treated samples at Rt of 6.85 and 7.30 min, respectively. Dihydrowithanolide D was only identified in the control sample at Rt of 7.41 min, whereas withanoside IV or withanoside VI was only present in the Biofield Treated sample at Rt of 6.76 min. Withanolide A, withaferin A, withanone, withanolide D, ixocarpalactone A and withanolide sulfoxide were found in both the control and treated samples. These findings suggest that The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment could be beneficial for altering the concentration of the phytoconstituents in the ashwagandha root extract by modifying their intrinsic physicochemical properties, which might be helpful to improve the bioavailability of active constituents of W. somnifera extract that might provide better therapeutic response against inflammatory diseases, immunological disorders, stress, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, sexual disorders, aging and other chronic infections.
Keywords
Biofield Energy Healing Treatment, Biofield Energy Healers, Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment, The Trivedi Effect®, LC-MS, Retention Time, Withanolides, Withania somnifera, GC-MS, NMR
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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Aileen Carol Lee, Aksana Hancharuk, Carola Marina Sand, Debra Jane Schnitzer, Rudina Thanasi, Eileen Mary Meagher, Faith Ann Pyka, Gary Richard Gerber, Johanna Catharina Stromsnas, Judith Marian Shapiro, Laura Nelson Streicher, Lorraine Marie Hachfeld, Matthew Charles Hornung, Patricia M. Rowe, Sally Jean Henderson, Sheila Maureen Benson, Shirley Theresa Holmlund, Stephen P. Salters, Parthasarathi Panda, Snehasis Jana, LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR Spectroscopic Analysis of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract After Treatment with the Energy of Consciousness (The Trivedi Effect®), European Journal of Biophysics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 27-37. doi: 10.11648/j.ejb.20170502.11
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