The Bhavaprakasa of Bhavamisra; 2 Volumes (Sanskrit text with English translation, notes, appendices and index)
Murthy, K.R. Srikantha
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Book ID : 6745
ISBN-10 : 81-218-0034-X / 812180034X
ISBN-13 : 978-81-218-0034-1 / 9788121800341
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : Sanskrit & English
738p+xi, 884p., App., Index, 25 cm. (Krishnadas Ayurveda Series No. 45)
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Purva Khanda including Nighantu Bhaga. Vol.2: Madhya and Uttara Khanda.
Bhavaprakasa written by Bhava Misra is a more contemporary authoritative text on Ayurveda and is widely referenced and utilized by students, teachers and physicians of Ayurveda ever since it was written around 1550 AD. Bhava Misra was the son of Lataka Misra and lived in Benares. The Bhavaprakasa is comprehensive, dealing with basic principles, causes, symptoms, and treatment of all diseases. It describes about 500 drugs belonging to vegetable, mineral and animal kingdoms. This wide spectrum of naturally-derived medicinal drugs (Nighantu Bhaga) is considered by many to be the seminal contribution of this text since in incorporates many new drugs unknown--or at least unmentioned--at the time of Charaka and Sushruta. In the treatment of diseases both kasthausadhas (plant drugs) and rasausadhas (metallic and mineral drugs) have been prescribed. This two-volume text systematically deals with the origin of Indian medicine, cosmology and anatomy, embryology, physiology, pathology, medicine, disease of children, botanical therapeutics, dietetics, tonics, and elixirs to promote longevity. He clarified many of the obtuse and disputed views of ancient writers in lucid language and literary style He is the first to mention medical drugs of countries, other than India, and is the first to give a description of syphilis in Ayurvedic literature.