Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment on Withania somnifera Root Extract and Its Effects on the Physical, Spectroscopic, Thermal and Behavioral Properties

Journal: American Journal of Chemical Engineering PDF  

Published: 09-May-17 Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Pages: 17-26

DOI: 10.11648/j.ajche.20170502.12 ISSN: 2330-8605 (Print) 2330-8613 (Online)

Authors: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Michael Peter Ellis, James Jeffery Peoples, James Joseph Meuer, Johanne Dodon, John Lawrence Griffin, John Suzuki, Joseph Michael Foty, Judy Weber, Julia Grace McCammon, Karen Brynes Allen, Kathryn Regina Sweas, Lezley Jo-Anne Wright, Lisa A. Knoll, Madeline E. Michaels, Margaret Kweya Wahl, Mark E. Stutheit, Michelle Barnard, Muriel Mae Ranger, Paromvong Sinbandhit, V. J. Kris Elig, Kalyan Kumar Sethi, Parthasarathi Panda, Snehasis Jana

Citation: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Michael Peter Ellis, James Jeffery Peoples, James Joseph Meuer, Johanne Dodon, John Lawrence Griffin, John Suzuki, Joseph Michael Foty, Judy Weber, Julia Grace McCammon, Karen Brynes Allen, Kathryn Regina Sweas, Lezley Jo-Anne Wright, Lisa A. Knoll, Madeline E. Michaels, Margaret Kweya Wahl, Mark E. Stutheit, Michelle Barnard, Muriel Mae Ranger, Paromvong Sinbandhit, V. J. Kris Elig, Kalyan Kumar Sethi, Parthasarathi Panda, Snehasis Jana. Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment on Withania somnifera Root Extract and Its Effects on the Physical, Spectroscopic, Thermal and Behavioral Properties. American Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 17-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ajche.20170502.12

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Abstract

Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) is useful as an herbal medicine and nutraceuticals for the prevention and treatment of anxiety, insomnia, tuberculosis, tumors, menstrual problems, etc. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the influence of The Trivedi Effect® - Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment 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 demonstrated 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 decreased significantly by 18.88%, 8.60%, and 4.00%, respectively compared with the control sample. Similarly, the surface area of the treated sample was significantly increased by 102.63% compared to the control sample. FT-IR results suggest that there was a small impact of Biofield Energy Treatment on ashwagandha root extract at the atomic level to reduce the force constant of O-H (str.) bond. UV-vis analysis revealed that the wavelength for the maximum absorbance of the control and treated samples were at 207.4 and 207.7 nm, respectively. TGA revealed the three steps of thermal degradation steps and the total weight loss was decreased by 0.13% in the treated sample compared with the control sample. Consequently, the maximum thermal degradation temperature at 272.73°C and 393.14°C for two broad peaks in treated sample was increased by 1.13% and 0.85%, respectively compared to the control the sample (269.68°C and 389.83°C). DSC analysis indicated that the evaporation temperature and latent heat of vaporization was increased by 1.35% and 5.52%, respectively in the treated sample compared with the control sample. The current findings suggested that The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment might have the astounding capacity to enhance the solubility, absorption, dissolution, bioavailability and thermal stability of ashwagandha root extract in various form of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical formulation by modifying its particle size and surface area. Thus, the treated ashwagandha root extract might provide better therapeutic response against inflammatory diseases, immunological disorders, arthritis, sexual disorders, stress, cancer, diabetes, ageing, and other chronic infections.

Conclusion

The study revealed that The Trivedi Effect® - Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment (Biofield Energy Healing Treatment) has the significant effect on the particle size, surface area and thermal stability of the ashwagandha root extract. PXRD analysis demonstrated 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 decreased significantly by 18.88%, 8.60%, and 4.00%, respectively compared with the control sample. Similarly, the surface area of the treated sample was significantly increased by 102.63% compared to the control sample. FT-IR results suggest that there was a little impact of Biofield Energy Treatment on ashwagandha root extract at the atomic level to reduce the force constant of O-H (str.) bond. TGA revealed the three steps of thermal degradation steps and the total weight loss was decreased by 0.13% in the treated sample compared with the control sample. Consequently, the maximum thermal degradation temperature for two broad peaks in the treated sample was increased by 1.13% and 0.85% compared to the control the sample. DSC analysis indicated that the evaporation temperature and latent heat of vaporization were increased by 1.35% and 5.52%, respectively in the treated sample compared with the control sample. The overall thermal analysis indicated that the treated sample was thermally more stable as compared to the control sample. In summary, The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treated ashwagandha root extract could have better solubility, absorption, dissolution, bioavailability, and long-term storage stability compared with the control sample and could be suitable for any pharmaceutical and nutraceutical formulation which might be providing better therapeutic response against various diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and septic shock, stress-related disorders like sleep disorder, anxiety, insomnia, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), mental restlessness (mind chattering), low libido, brain frog, impotency, lack of motivation, mood swings, confusion, fear of the future, migraines, headaches, forgetfulness, overwhelm, loneliness, indecisiveness, worthlessness, frustration, irritability, chronic fatigue, obsessive/compulsive behavior and panic attacks; immunological and inflammatory diseases disorders like Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Hashimoto Thyroiditis, Type 1 Diabetes, Chronic peptic ulcers, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Chronic active hepatitis, Celiac Disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), Addison Disease, Graves’ Disease, Crohn's disease, Pernicious and Aplastic Anemia, Sjogren Syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic periodontitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic sinusitis, Atherosclerosis, Diverticulitis, Vasculitis, Dermatitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Psoriasis, Alopecia Areata, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Vitiligo; aging-related diseases like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, dementia, cataracts, osteoporosis, diabetes, glaucoma, hypertension, hearing loss, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Prion Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Spinal muscular atrophy, Friedreich’s Ataxia and Lewy Body Disease, chronic infections, and many more.