Overview for Dhanvantari-Nighantu (Sanskrit Text with English Translation)
Dhanwantri Nighantu, when it was composed, is still to be traced. However, it can be said with certainty that Dhanwantri Nighantu is principle text of Ayurveda as far as description of medicinal plants is concerned. The plant have been arranged in distinct seven groups. Medicinal plants mentioned in seven groups have been discussed with respect to synonyms, Ayurvedic pharmacology and action on three biological homours, actions and therapeutics. A complete chapter has been devoted to study of metals. While carrying out English translation of the ancient text, include botanical names and natural order along with principle Sanskrit name of the medicinal plant. Same is applicable to description of metals and drugs of animal origin. Modern equivalent of disease pattern described in Ayurveda have been mentioned for reader's benefit. Hope this work will be useful for Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers. This book in no way can replace other scholarly publications on Dhanwantri Nighantu but will be useful addition to old literature.
Amritpal Singh (Editor)
Dr. Amrit Pal Singh (born 1971) is a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Medicinal Botany and Certificate in Phytochemical Techniques. He holds an honorary masterâ€™s degree in Alternative medicine. He is perusing his MD (Dravyaguna) on basis of thesis â€˜Efficiacy of Standardised Herbal Extracts in Type-1 Diabetes-An Experimental Studyâ€™. He was involved in clinical trials on psoriasis, leucoderma and diabetes mellitus with herbal extracts in the Ayurvedic Wing of Sohana Eye Institute, Mohali. He has published several papers in national and international journals and is author of several books related to Ayurveda, Medicinal plants and Ethomedicine. He is action member of various herbal societies and organizations. He is actively serving in editorial board of research journals related to Ayurveda and Phytotherapy. He is associated in the capacity of herbal consultant with reputed pharmaceutical companies. He has attended various national scientific conferences on medicinal plants and presented papers.