416p., 82 B/W Illus., Tables, App., Index, 24 cm. (Mohandas Indological Series No. 12)
CONTENTS:- 1. Ayuskamiya (On Longevity). 2. Dincarya (On Daily Regimen). 3. Ritucrya (On Seasonal Regimen). 4. Roganutpadaniya (On Prevntive Medicines). 5. Dravyadravya Vigyana (On Science of Herbs). 6. Annasvarupa Vigyaniyam (On Science of Cereals). 7. Annaraksa (On Proper Use of Cereals). 8. Matrasitiya (On Appropriate amount of eatables). 9. Dravyadi Vigyaniya (On Knowledge of substances). 10. Rasabhediya (On Classification of tastes). 11. Dosadivigyaniya (On Knowledge of dosas, etc.). 12. Dosabhediya (On Classification of dosas, etc.). 13. Dosopakramaniyam (Treatment of the dosas). 14. Dvividhopakramaniya (Two kinds of treatments). 15. Sodhanadigana Sangraha (On Groups of herbs for purificatory therapies, etc.). 16. Snehvidhi (On Oleation therapy). 17. Svedavidhi (Sudation therapy). 18. Vamana Virecana Vidhi (Emesis and purgation therapy). 19. Bastividhi (Enema Therapy). 20. Nasyavidhi (Nasal Medication). 21. Dhumpanavidhi (Smoke Therapy). 22. Gandusadi vidhi (On Mouth gargles and another). 23. Ascotaa Anjana Vidhi (Eye-drops, anjana therapy, etc.). 24. Tarpana Putapaka Vidhi (Eye-drops, anjana therapy, etc.). 25. Yantra Vidhi (Usage of blunt instruments and appliances). 26. Sastra Vidhi (Usage of sharp instruments). 27. Siravyadh Vidhi (Process of Venesection). 28. Salyaharana Vidhi (Removal of foreign bodies). 29. Sastrakarma Vidhi (On Procedure of surgical operation). 30. Ksaragnikarma Vidhi (On Process of cauterization).
The Sutra Sthan section is the preliminary chapter of the wrok. It present the basis principles of Ayurveda. It stresses on the daily and seasonal regimens and highlights the major herbs and their usage. It also presents narrative on the methods of principle therapies applied by Ayurveda. One commanding the Sutra Sthana of Astanga Hrdayma could claim a clear and firm grasp of the Ayurvedic fundamentals.