Phytochemical Investigations of Certain Medicinal Plants Used in Ayurveda
Pandey, V.N. & et. al. (Eds.)
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Book ID : 7323
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Language : English
xlvi, 355p., 27 Plts., Col. Ills., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
The description of each plant drug begins with a headline of its Sanskrit Name, followed by its botanical name alongwith the name of the family. The Ayurvedic description consists of Prayaya (Synonym), Vargikarana (Classification), Gunakarma (Pharmacodynamics viz., Rasa, Guna, Virya, Vipaka and Prabhava as described in the Ayurvedic text. The original Slokas depicting the properties of the drug have been reproduced from authentic texts in Devanagiri. the Ghatak (ingredients of the formulations) have also been provided, if available. The Chemistry of each plant has been described in two or more paragraphs for the sake of clarity. The first para depicts the investigations/studies carried out by the research workers of the Council in bold letters with the names of the Unit/Institution concerned (abbreviations are used). In the second para important phytochemical findings of workers other than that of Council have been described. At the end of each plant a list of references, as far as possible has been given to facilitate the readers for detailed information. These references have been numbered sequentially in the order of their citation in the text. The common references for Ayurvedic and other descriptions which pertain to almost every plant have been given at the end of the monograph.