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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 (2017)
  • Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Alice Branton, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Dahryn Trivedi, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Gopal Nayak, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Michael Peter Ellis, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • James Jeffery Peoples, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • James Joseph Meuer, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Johanne Dodon, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • John Lawrence Griffin, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • John Suzuki, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Joseph Michael Foty, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Judy Weber, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Julia Grace McCammon, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Karen Brynes Allen, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Kathryn Regina Sweas, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Lezley Jo-Anne Wright, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Lisa A. Knoll, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Madeline E. Michaels, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Margaret Kweya Wahl, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Mark E. Stutheit, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Michelle Barnard, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Muriel Mae Ranger, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Paromvong Sinbandhit, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • V. J. Kris Elig, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Kalyan Kumar Sethi, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
  • Parthasarathi Panda, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
  • Snehasis Jana, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
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.

  • Ashwagandha,
  • Biofield Energy Healers,
  • The Trivedi Effect®,
  • Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment,
  • Biofield Energy Healing Treatment,
  • LC-MS,
  • Withanolides,
  • GC-MS
Publication Date
April 18, 2017
Citation Information
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. 1, No. 2, 2017, pp. 22-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20170102.11
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