Study of the Consciousness Energy Healing Treated Ashwagandha Root Extract by LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR Spectroscopy

Journal: American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry PDF  

Published: 18-Apr-17 Volume: 3 Issue: 2 Pages: 14-23

DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20170302.13 ISSN: Not Available

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. Study of the Consciousness Energy Healing Treated Ashwagandha Root Extract by LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR Spectroscopy. American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017, pp. 14-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20170302.13

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Abstract

Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) contains many biologically active constituents used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the impact of Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment (The Trivedi Effect®) on the characteristic properties 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 treatment), while another part was treated with the Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment remotely by twenty renowned Biofield Energy Healers and defined as the Biofield Energy Treated sample. LC-MS data revealed that the retention time of the phytoconstituents remained same in the control and Biofield Energy Treated samples, whereas the peak area% i.e. the relative amount of the phytoconstituents was significantly altered. The peak area% at Rt of 5.1, 5.7, 6.4, 6.6, 6.9, 7.1, 7.4, 7.8, 7.9, 8.0, 8.2, 8.5, and 8.9 minutes of the treated sample were increased in the range of 0.92% to 14.67% compared to the control sample. On the contrary, the peak area% of the treated sample at Rt of 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 6.8, 8.1, 8.4, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, and 9.2 minutes were decreased by 1.59% to 36.69% with respect to the control sample. A total of 14 withanolides such as sitoindoside IX, dihydrowithanolide D, withanolide A, withaferin A, ixocarpalactone A, withanolide S, withanolide sulfoxide, etc. were proposed with their structure from the molecular mass at m/z 605, 489, 473, 471, 505, and 992 at retention times of 6.9, 7.1, 7.9, 8.2, 8.5, and 9.3 minutes with the help of LC-MS, GC-MS and NMR data of both the control and Biofield Energy Treated samples. Consequently, the mass peak intensities of the treated sample were significantly changed in the range of -36.67% to 106% compared with the control sample at the same retention time. These findings suggest that Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment could be advantageous 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 ashwagandha extract that might provide better therapeutic response against inflammatory diseases, immunological disorders, arthritis, stress, cancer, diabetes, sexual disorders, aging, and other chronic infections.

Conclusion

The LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR study on W. somnifera root extract concluded that The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment has the significant effect on the peak area% i.e. the relative concentration of the phytoconstituents without affecting their structural properties. The LC-MS data revealed that the retention time (Rt) of the phytoconstituents remained same in the control and Biofield Energy Treated samples, whereas the peak area% i.e. the relative amount of the phytoconstituents was significantly altered. The peak area% at Rt of 5.1, 5.7, 6.4, 6.6, 6.9, 7.1, 7.4, 7.8, 7.9, 8.0, 8.2, 8.5, and 8.9 minutes of the Biofield Energy Treated sample were increased in the range of 0.92% to 14.67% compared to the control sample. In the contrary, the peak area % of the Biofield Energy Treated sample at Rt of 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 6.8, 8.1, 8.4, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, and 9.2 minutes were decreased by 1.59% to 36.69% with respect to the control sample. A total of 14 withanolides such as sitoindoside IX, dihydrowithanolide D, withanolide A, withaferin A, ixocarpalactone A, withanolide S, withanolide sulfoxide, etc. were proposed with their structure from the molecular mass at m/z 605, 489, 473, 471, 505, and 992 at retention times of 6.9, 7.1, 7.9, 8.2, 8.5, and 9.3 minutes with the help of LC-MS, GC-MS and NMR data of both the control and Biofield Energy Treated samples. The peak area% of the Biofield Energy Treated sample was altered significantly in the range of -36.69% to 14.67% compared with the control sample. Similarly, the mass peak intensities of the Biofield Energy Treated sample were significantly changed in the range of -36.67% to 106% compared with the control sample at the same retention time. The Biofield Energy Healing Treatment could be valuable 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 its phytoconstituents. Thus, Biofield Energy Treated W. somnifera root extract might provide better therapeutic response against various diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and septic shock; stress-related disorders like sleep disorder, insomnia, depression, anxiety, 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, irritability, worthlessness, indecisiveness, frustration, chronic fatigue, obsessive/compulsive behavior and panic attacks; inflammatory diseases and immunological disorders like Lupus, Hashimoto Thyroiditis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Type 1 Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic peptic ulcers, Tuberculosis, Chronic active hepatitis, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), Graves’ Disease, Addison Disease, Crohn's disease, Pernicious and Sjogren Syndrome, Aplastic Anemia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Chronic periodontitis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic sinusitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Vasculitis, Atherosclerosis, Dermatitis, Diverticulitis, Alopecia Areata, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, Scleroderma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Vitiligo; aging-related diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cataracts, osteoporosis, hearing loss, hypertension, glaucoma, Parkinson’s Disease, Prion Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Spinal muscular atrophy, Friedreich’s Ataxia and Lewy Body Disease, chronic infections and much more.