vi, 173p., 23 cm. (Chaukhambha Sanskrit Bhawan Series No. 55)
As a first attempt of an authentic dictionary of Ayurvedic terms used in classic texts and their commentaries, the present manual fills a real gap felt by many students of Indian medicine as well as lay readers. It provides the readers not with a mere superficial enumeration of Ayurvedic terms and their English equivalents, but offers them precise and authentic definitions and explanations. Those terms include ones related to pharmaceutical processes, herbs and herb-groups, diagnosis of diseases, physiological functions, weight and measurements and the like. This dictionary serves as a ready connect between the worlds of Ayurveda and the English knowing people.