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Essentials of Dravyaguna: Name and Form of Designated Plants / Shekhar, Karnam Chandra
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Essentials of Dravyaguna: Name and Form of Designated Plants
Shekhar, Karnam Chandra
 
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  Book ID : 43171
  ISBN-10 : 81-7637-372-9 / 8176373729
  ISBN-13 : 978-81-7637-372-2 / 9788176373722
  Place of Publication : Varanasi
  Year of Publication : 2016
  Edition : (First Edition)
  Langauage : English
  452p., 158 Col. Illus., 23 cm.
   
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CONTENTS:-
1. Asclepidiaceae (Latex, coronal lobe, stigmal disc and follicle)
2. Acanthaceae (Bilabiate flowers, Copious bracts, Capsule and Jaculators)
3. Amaranthaceae (Scarious bracts, dry and scaly perianth)
4. Nyctaginaceae (Unequal pair of leaves, swollen nodes and bright coloured bracts)
5. Labiatae (Verticillaster inflorescence, bilabiate flowers and gynobasic style)
6. Solanaceae (Gamopetalous / funnel shaped corolla, persistent calyx, 5 stamens)
7. Verbenaceae (Squarish stem, 4 celled ovary, simple terminal style and drupe)
8. Euphorbiaceae (Unisexual flower, 3 styles & tri-locular ovary)
9. Santalaceae (Semi parasite, tetra/penta merous flower & I chambered ovary)
10. Compositae [Asteraceae] (Capitulum inflorescence and Involucre of bracts)
11. Convolvulaceae (Polysepalous, gamopetalous and ovary on a disc)
12. Menispermaceae (Weak plants, double whorl of seplas and petals, moon shaped seeds)
13. Apocynaceae (Latex, Syncarpous carpel, free stamens and one style)
14. Liliaceae (Trimerous flowers, radical leaf, 6, tepals in two whorls and 6, stamens)
15. Piperaceae (Absence of perianth, aromatic leaves and Spike / spadix inflorescence)
16. Zingiberaceae (Ligule, large petaloid staminodium, single stamen and Distichous leaves)
17. Moraceae (Cauducous stipules, Latex and Hypanthodium)
18. Cyperaceae (Grass like herbs, tristichous leaf and spike/spikeletinflorescence)
19. Combretaceae (4-5 merous flowers, Inferior ovary and one seeded fruit)
20. Bignoniaceae (Winged seeds, compound leaves and Capsule)
21. Poaceae [Graminae] (Hollow cylindrical stem, ligule, spikelet and caryopsis)
22. Anaeardiaceae (shrubs/trees, pentamerous flowers and drupe with stony endocarp/nut)
23. Moringaceae (Bi / tripinnate leaf, pentamerous flower, androphore and winged seeds)
24. Meliaceae (Axillary panicle inflorescence and monoadelphous stamens/staminal tube)
25. Fumeriaceae (Herbs with watery sap, zygomorphic flowers and distinctive Androecium)
26. Rutaceae (Obdiplostamenous stamens, disc and gland dotted leaves)
27. Amaryllidaceae (Herbs, radical leaves and umbellate/solitary flower on scape inflorescence)
28. Araceae (Herbs/ Climbing shrubs, Spadix inflorescence)
29. Rubiaceae (Simple leaves, interpetiolar stipules and bicarpellary ovary)
30. Myrtaceae (Aromatic trees/shrubs, gland dotted leaves, epigynous flowers)
31. Cucurbitaceae (Climbers, synandrous/syngenesious stamens and Pepo)
32. Malvaceae (Pentamerous flowers with epicalyx, monoadelphous stamens & mucilage)
33. Umbelliferae (Simple/compound umbel, Fistular stem, Cremocarp)
34. Ranunculaceae (Herbs/Climbing shrubs, acrid juice and cymose inflorescence)
35. Capparidaceae (Gynophore/ Androgynophore, bisexual flower and bicarpellary ovary)
36. Zygophyllaceae (Capsule/ schizocarp, Ten anthers and nectary disc)
37. Plumbaginaceae (Simple leaves, chalk glands and pentamerous flowers)
38. Myrsinaceae (Trees/ shrubs, gland dotted leaves and Tetra/ pentamerous flowers)
39. Symplocaceae (Small flowers, united stamens and inferior ovary)
40. Lytheraceae (Opposite/ verticillate phyllotaxy, perigynous flowers and free stamens)
41. Velerianaceae (Asymmetric flowers, one fertile carpel, inferior ovary)
42. Guttiferae (Exstipulate leaves, scaly bud, Actinomorphic flower and compound ovary)
43. Bombacaceae (Tall trees, Thick stem, showy flower and cotton containing fruit)
44. Punicaceae (Small trees/ shrubs, tetragonal young branch, Berry/ Balausta)
45. Berberidaceae (4-6 sepals, 4-6-9 petals, superior ovary)
46. Celestraceae (Woody vines/ shrubs/ trees, 3-5 sepals, petals and stamens)
47. Burseraceae (Trees/ shrubs, aromatic bark, swollen leaf base, resin)
48. Magnoliaceae (Trees/shrubs, big stipule, showy flower, trimerous perianth)
49. Cruciferae (Herbs, cauline leaves, cruciform corolla, Tetradynamous stamens)
50. Lauraceae (Trees/ shrubs, lauroide type leaves, I carpel)
51. Leguminosae (Compound leaves, legume)
(a) Papilionaceae (Papilinaceous corolla, unipinnate leaf)
(b) Caesalpinieae (Uni/ bipinnate leaf, imbricate aestivation)
(c) Mimosaceae (Delicate leaves, valvate aestivation)
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About the Book :

Learning Dravyaguna is a fundamental step in understanding Ayurveda. Many books are written on this subject by various authors. Dravyagunna is studied mainly under three heads viz. Namarupavijnana, Yoga vijnana and Samyogavijnan. Namarupavijnana deals with name and form of the medicinal plants that are essential for the identification and authentication of a drug and its utility in the therapeutics there of. This book is therefore, describes the most essential aspects. It includes synonyms of the plants from the most popular texicons written on Dravyaguna. It focuses on the synonyms describing the morphology. The annotations help to understand the complexity and ambiguity of the synonyms. Meanwhile, the identification of a plant's family is explained with the help of key characters along with the differentiating factors in order to rule out the allied families. This book uses the right botanical terms such as Regma, Balausta, Stolonetc. Floral characters are highlighted to prove the importance in the process of identification. Clues at the end of each plant help to understand the etymological derivation of the botanical name along with other significant facts related to that plant. Essentials of Dravyaguna Vol-1 incorporatesonly the name and form of very important medicinal plants falling under 51 angiosperm families. There by, it becomes the first essential part of Dravyaguna.


About the Author :

He did his post-graduation in the subject of Dravyaguna and conferred with the award of Ayurveda vachaspathi from the university of Pune. His father Late. Dr. Karnamsomasundar Rao was a physician and served the society to the best of his ability Karnam Chandrashekhar worked as a faculty of Dravyaguba in various colleges across India. His teaching style is appreciated greatly by the students. Presently, he is working as the Professor in the P.G. Department of Dravyaguna in V.Y.D.S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Khurja, Uttar Pradesh and a reviewer of Journal of Indian System of Medicine. He authored many articles and presented papers in various seminars. He worked as the faculty for the training programme conducted for the foreign delegates. His radio talk on medicinal plant was appreciated by the listeners. He received the appreciation from the higher authority for the departmental developmental. He has a skill of constructing medicinal gardens by blending the modern and traditional methods. He utilizes grafting techniques, root division techniques, Terrarium, Bonsai methods etc. in constructing the medicinal gardens. His techniques of the cut flower preservation and in-vitro preservation of infloresences have fetched the attractions. He participated in many plant exhibitions, workshops and CMEs. He worked as the examiner of Dravyaguna in RGUHS. Karnataka, DMIHS, Maharasthra and CSMJ, Utter Pradesh. He also worked as aconvenor, Research cell of MGAMC of Wardha.

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