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A Hand Book on the Plant Sources of Indigenous Drugs

Authors : Ansary, P. Y
ISBN : 81-7089-320-8
Published Year : 2005
Pages : pp.xxviii+318



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A concise and in-depth presentation of 611 Ayurvedic drugs, under Sanskrit heading. Description includes common Sanskrit synonyms used in Ayurvedic formulations, updated Botanical nomenclature, Family, Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu names of scientifically accepted source plants, Parts used, the details of Regionally used alternatives, Substitutes mentioned by Ayurvedic classical texts, Adulterants commonly met with in the market and Purification methods of toxic plants or plant parts. Discusses all vegetable drugs that come under Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine (B. A. M. S Ayurvedacharya) and Master of Doctor (Ayurveda) (M. D (Ay) (Ayurveda Vachaspathi) syllabus prescribed by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and important Ayurvedic formulations commercially manufactured by Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals. Substitutes of the drugs from classical texts help to select therapeutically effective alternatives for extinct and exotic medicinal plants and subsequently to control adulteration found in the market.

The book is designed to be a compact one for the students, teachers, practitioners and pharmaceutical men of Ayurveda, Botanists, Agriculturists, Foresters, Ethno medicine experts and the scientists engaged in the research of Medicinal Plants.