Overview for Sahasrayogam: Text with English Translation
'Saharsayogam' is enjoying the status of Ayurvedic Practical Prescriber among Kerala Ayurvedic Physicians. The public of Kerala also keeps this book with them and considers it as the book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies. 'Sahasrayogam' means one thousand formulations, and on a rough estimate it appears that the number of formulations vary from 700 to 1200 in various versions. It also appears that some more formulations have been added periodically to the original text based on their practical experiences, which resulted in the increase of total number of formulations. The formulations described in the book consist of different Kalpanas like Kashaya (Decoction), Taila (Medicated oil), Ghrita (Medicated Ghee), Choorna (Powder), Asava, Arishta (Fermented liquid), Vati, Gutika (Pill) and Lehya (Linctus). Besides the poly herbal formulations, single drug recipes are also indicated for the treatment of different diseases. In addition to the classical formulations some of the traditionally useful simple herbal recipes are also included in this book.
K Nishteswar (Author)
K. Nishteswar, currently working as a Professor at Govt. Ayurvedic College, Vijaywada has obtained his Postgraduate degree from Gujrat Aurveda University and Ph.D. form university of Pune. He also completed the Diploma In AIDS from IGNOU. He served as a Cinical Registrar (Gujrat Ayurveda University), Research Assistant (CCRAS) and completed 26 years of Govt. Service in field of teaching and received State Best Teacher Award from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh during 2001. He was awarded several Gold and silver medals in recognition of his merit and his theses on various topics like Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardio-vascular Disorders have won awards at the national Theses Competitions. He was conferred with D.Sc, and D.Litt. by International University of Complementary Medicines, Colombo for his contributions to the field of Alternative Medicines. He also delivered Keynote lectures and guest lectures in several National and International seminars. So far he has written more than 40 books in English, Hindi and Telugu on various subjects of Ayurveda and published approximately 80 papers in various standard journals. To popularize Ayurveda among lay people and bring in awareness about the indigenous system of India, he has written some books and also delivered series of Radio talks.
R Vidyanath (Author)
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