Basavarajeeyam is a noble work of renowned Ayurvedic physician of Andhra Pradesh Shree Neelakanta Basavaraja Kottoru. Even now it is used as a handbook by the practitioners of South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. The book is complete in 25 prakaranas (chapters). The book gives due emphasis to the Nadi pareeksha-Pulse examination, Mutra pareeksha-Urine examination, Visha nidana-Poisoning and its remedies, Karma vipaka-effects of bad deeds of various diseases and Rasa shastric drugs. Several successful simple preparations of his experience are also quoted in Telugu verses.
On the whole, Basavarajeeyam is a large compendium of Ayurvedic patho-physiology and therapeutics on various diseases.
This voluminous book is translated into English in a simple and lucid way to the benefit of the Ayurvedic scholars and practitioners by distinguished writer Prof. M.S. Krishnamurthy. The appendices and foot notes given by the translator will help the enthusiast reader to locate exact point of interests and to get clear view of the principles and concepts.