Overview for Controversial Herbal Drugs of Ayurveda
The book entitled "Controversial Herbal Drugs of Ayurveda" is aimed at certain herbal drugs used in Ayurvedic System of Medicine having doubtful botanical identity. Many of plant drugs documented in ancient Ayurvedic texts have controversial issues as regard their accurate botanical linkages. Proper identification of medicinal plants has significant impact on finished product and therapeutics.
Of the late there has been a spurt in research on herbal drugs used in Ayurveda.The use of herbal drugs used in Ayurvedic System of Medicine is not only limited to Dravyaguna but herbo-mineral formulations used in Rasa Shastra. Further there is ever expanding market of nutraceuticals, phytochemicals and phyto-pharmaceuticals owing origin to herbal drugs. Hence correct botanical identity of herbal drugs is of prime importance and relevance in scientific era.
This book entitled "Controversial Herbal Drugs of Ayurveda" is aimed at providing multidislinary information on habitat, botany, chemical constituents, traditional medicinal uses and pharmacological investigations on certain herbal drugs used in Ayurvedic System of Medicine. Ninety-five contributions on different aspects of certain herbal drugs used in Ayurvedic System of Medicine is the highlighting feature of the book.It is hoped that book will cater to the needs of people involved in the interdisciplinary field of herbal research and traditional medicine. The book will be of certain help to AYUSH professionals pursuing post graduation and doctorate studies in Dravyaguna.