The author of this Book had tried for the first time to carry on clinical and experimental work on the medicinal plants since 1965, in the Department of Dravyaguna, Institute of Medical Sciences, B.H.U. The book is the outcome of those steps in the fields of 'Dravya-prayog'. The plant named 'Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) has been under application on human beings since Vedic era, as a blood purifier. In the present book, 'Non-healing Diabetic Foot Ulcer' has been made the target of clinical and experimental trial. The plant has been chosen for non-healing diabetic foot ulcer in 1978 and also for other blood diseases, looking at the pitiable condition of the patients.
The entire study has been divided into following sub-heading :
- Literary compilation on Manjishtha from Vedic period to present updated published work on it
- External and internal Morphology of the plant
- Phytochemical work including chromatography works on Manjishtha
- Clinical and experimental work on Manjishtha with consistant scientific approach.
It has been proved that the plant 'Manjishtha provides 80% success rate in healing and curing of non-healing diabetic foot, ulcer with gangrene. The amputation of dead parts of the body is not required because it is healed and cured by the drug Manjishtha.