A Comprehensive Physical, Spectroscopic, and Thermal Characterization of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract Treated with the Energy of Consciousness (The Trivedi Effect®)
International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 5-14
Received: Feb. 6, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 18, 2017; Published: Mar. 7, 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
Cathryn Dawn Nykvist, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Celine Lavelle, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Daniel Paul Przybylski, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Dianne Heather Vincent, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Dorothy Felger, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Douglas Jay Konersman, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Elizabeth Ann Feeney, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Jay Anthony Prague, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Joanne Lydia Starodub, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Karan Rasdan, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Karen Mie Strassman, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Leonid Soboleff, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Maire Anne Mayne, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Mary M. Keesee, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Padmanabha Narayana Pillai, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Pamela Clarkson Ansley, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Ronald David Schmitz, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Sharyn Marie Sodomora, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Kalyan Kumar Sethi, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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 possesses a broad range of pharmacological activities. The aim of current study was to explore the impact of The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment (Biofield Energy Healing Treatment) on the physical, spectroscopic, and thermal properties of ashwagandha root extract using PXRD, PSD, FT-IR, UV-vis spectroscopy, TGA, and DSC analysis. Ashwagandha root extract was divided into two parts. One part was denoted as the control, while the other part was defined as The Trivedi Effect® - Biofield Energy Treated sample, which received The Trivedi Effect® Treatment remotely from eighteen renowned Biofield Energy Healers. The PXRD analysis exhibited that both the control and The Trivedi Effect® - Biofield Energy Treated samples were amorphous in nature. The particle size values at d10 and d50 of the treated sample were decreased by 4.66% and 6.02% and at d90 slightly increased by 0.99% compared with the control sample. The average surface area of the treated (0.130 m2/g) sample was increased by 4.84% compared with the control (0.124 m2/g) sample. The FT-IR results suggested that the force constant of O-H (stretching), and C-O (stretching) functional groups of the treated sample were reduced compared with the control sample. The UV-vis analysis revealed that the wavelength for the maximum absorbance of the control and treated samples were at 205.4 nm and 205.6 nm, respectively. The TGA thermograms exhibited three steps of the degradation process, and the total weight loss of the treated (86.45%) sample was increased by 1.44% compared with the control (85.22%) sample. The DSC analysis revealed that melting point of the treated (201.67°C) sample was reduced by 0.87% compared with the control (203.43°C) sample. The latent heat of fusion of the treated (6.77 J/g) sample was significantly decreased by 21.82% compared to the control (8.67 J/g) sample. Hence, the treated sample would be more advantageous for the better therapeutic responses compared to the control sample. These findings suggest that The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment might have the astounding capacity to enhance the solubility, dissolution, absorption, and bioavailability of ashwagandha root extract in various forms of pharmaceutical/nutraceutical formulations by modifying its particle size and surface area. Thus, The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treated ashwagandha root extract might provide better therapeutic response against inflammatory diseases, immunological disorders, stress, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, sexual disorders, aging and other chronic infections.
Keywords
Withania somnifera, Biofield Energy Healing Treatment, Biofield Energy Healers, Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment, The Trivedi Effect®, PXRD, Particle Size, TGA, DSC
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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Cathryn Dawn Nykvist, Celine Lavelle, Daniel Paul Przybylski, Dianne Heather Vincent, Dorothy Felger, Douglas Jay Konersman, Elizabeth Ann Feeney, Jay Anthony Prague, Joanne Lydia Starodub, Karan Rasdan, Karen Mie Strassman, Leonid Soboleff, Maire Anne Mayne, Mary M. Keesee, Padmanabha Narayana Pillai, Pamela Clarkson Ansley, Ronald David Schmitz, Sharyn Marie Sodomora, Kalyan Kumar Sethi, Parthasarathi Panda, Snehasis Jana, A Comprehensive Physical, Spectroscopic, and Thermal Characterization of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract Treated with the Energy of Consciousness (The Trivedi Effect®), International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 5-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbmr.20170501.12
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