Evaluation of the Physico-chemical, Thermal and Behavioral Properties of Ashwagandha Root Extract: Effects of Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment
International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 41-51
Received: Mar. 14, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 4, 2017; Published: May 10, 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
Ariadne Esmene Afaganis, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Barbara Marie Bader, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Brian A. Weekes, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Daphne Luisa Dumas, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Denise Marie Fiedler, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Dennille Mellesia Smith, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Desi Pano, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Donna Felice Galla, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Donna Maria Alija, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Elaine Barbara Mullins, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Elaine M. Scorza, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Ellia O'Donnell, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Fabio Massimo Paciucci, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Frances Goodman Warlick, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Haddon Norman Salt, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Inthirani Arul, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Jacqueline Y. Andrews, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
James Jay McLeran, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
James Stephen Burnett, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Jean Caroline White, Trivedi Global, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, USA
Parthasarathi Panda, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Kalyan Kumar Sethi, 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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Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) root extract has a broad range of pharmacological activities due to the presence of many biologically active metabolites. The current study was designed to evaluate the influence of The Trivedi Effect® - Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment (Biofield Energy Healing) on the physical, spectroscopic, thermal and behavioral 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 control without any Biofield Energy Treatment and another part was treated with the Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment remotely by twenty renowned Biofield Energy Healers and defined as Biofield Energy Treated sample. The PXRD analysis exhibited that both the control and treated samples were amorphous in nature. The particle size values at d10, d50, and d90 of the treated sample were increased significantly by 8.69%, 7.32%, and 6.50%, respectively compared with the control sample. Similarly, the surface area of the treated sample was significantly decreased by 12.69% compared to the control sample. The FT-IR analysis indicated no significant alteration of the force constant for the functional groups in the treated sample compared to the control sample. The UV-vis analysis revealed that the wavelength for the maximum absorbance of the control and treated samples were at 207.5 and 205.2 nm, respectively. The TGA revealed the two major thermal degradation steps and the total weight loss was decreased by 0.86% in the treated sample compared with the control sample. Consequently, the maximum thermal degradation temperature at 273.53°C and 389.39°C for two broad peaks in treated sample was increased by 0.78% and 0.31%, respectively compared to the control the sample (271.40°C and 388.48°C). The DSC analysis indicated that the evaporation temperature was significantly increased by 10.95% in the Biofield Energy Treated sample with a 5.34% reduced the latent heat of vaporization compared with the control sample. The overall thermal analysis indicated that the treated sample was thermally more stable as compared to the control sample. The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment might lead to have better powder flowability and long-term storage stability compared with the control sample. Thus, the treated ashwagandha root extract might provide better therapeutic response against inflammatory diseases, immunological disorders, stress, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, sexual disorders, ageing, and other chronic infections.
Keywords
Withania somnifera, The Trivedi Effect®, Biofield Energy Healing Treatment, Consciousness Energy Healing, PXRD, Particle Size, TGA, DSC
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Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Ariadne Esmene Afaganis, Barbara Marie Bader, Brian A. Weekes, Daphne Luisa Dumas, Denise Marie Fiedler, Dennille Mellesia Smith, Desi Pano, Donna Felice Galla, Donna Maria Alija, Elaine Barbara Mullins, Elaine M. Scorza, Ellia O'Donnell, Fabio Massimo Paciucci, Frances Goodman Warlick, Haddon Norman Salt, Inthirani Arul, Jacqueline Y. Andrews, James Jay McLeran, James Stephen Burnett, Jean Caroline White, Parthasarathi Panda, Kalyan Kumar Sethi, Snehasis Jana, Evaluation of the Physico-chemical, Thermal and Behavioral Properties of Ashwagandha Root Extract: Effects of Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment, International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2017, pp. 41-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpc.20170303.13
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