CONTENTS:- 1. Preface 2. List of Plants Discussed 3. List of Figures 4. List of Coloured Plates 5. Chapter 1: Basics of Ayurveda a. Introduction b. Origin and Development of Ayurveda c. Fundamentals of Ayurveda 6. Chapter 2: Description and Discussion on Plants 7. Figures 8. Appendices a. Appendix-1: Classical Ayurvedic Formulas b. Appendix-2: Modern Ayurvedic Formulas c. Appendix-3: Addresses of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Concerns d. Appendix-4: Glossary of Medical Terms 9. Bibliography 10. Index of Botanical Names 11. Index of Common Names
The book Ayurvedic Drug Plants contains information on more than 225 common plants, which are used frequently in ayurvedic system of medicine. These plants are arranged under their ayurvedic names of popular names. Each plant has been provided its common names in different languages to make their identification locally easier in various parts of the country. Besides, the description for each plant with its distribution notes, information on parts used and medicinal uses is given. The experiences of tribal people or of those, who are residing in the interior parts of the country, are discussed under folk uses of the plants. Plant nomenclature is updated to avoid any doubt in plant species, leading a wrong identification of the plant. Wherever available. the latest information on chemical constitutes of each plant species is also provided. Appendices on Classical Ayurvedic Formulas and some Modern Ayurvedic Formulas, which are mostly used in ayurvedic system of medicine, are given along with the appendix on the Addresses of Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals Concerns, from where the ayurvedic proprietary medicines could be purchased. Besides, an appendix on Glossary of Medical Terms is also appended to enhance the knowledge of general people about the common medical terms.
This is hoped that this book will be useful for research workers interested in carrying out the researches in the field of ayurveda or medicinal uses of the plants, medical students, the students of botany and the persons engaged in pharmaceutical concerns. Besides, this book will be equally useful for the general laymen interested in knowing the mystery of plant world, particularly their uses in the field of medicine.