Overview for Parasitology in Ayurveda
This book makes a conceptual study of Krimi and Krimi Roga as discussed in ancient Indian tradition—the Ayurveda. Presenting a detailed account of Krimi available in Vedic and Ayurvedic literature, it discusses at length the etiology, habitat, morphological characters and clinical features of various Krimis. It also deals with the diagnostics of Krimi Roga, along with the principles of its treatment.
Finally, it reflects on a comparative understanding of different Krimis described in Ayurveda in the light of contemporary parasitology and microbiology.
This book Parasitology in Ayurveda presents a lucid account of the historical background and concepts of Krmi and Krmi Roga in ancient Indian Traditions, besides the authors own research findings throwing a critical and creative light on this important topic. The conceptual part includes chapters on historical background and vedic literature, concept of krmi in Ayurveda, modern literature on parasites, aetiopathogenesis and diagnostics of Krmi Roga, principles of treatment and prognosis of Krmi Roga. The microbiological part reflects the authors own studies and observations on Krmi and Krmi Roga reflecting on a comparative understanding of different Kmis described in Ayurveda in the light of contemporary Parasitology and Microbiology. As such this book contains useful and readable information on this important discipline of Ayurveda which could be of great interest for scholars, researchers and practitioners of Ayurveda today.
A.C. Kar (Author)
Dr. A.C. Kar was born on 18th july. 1966 and did his M.D. and Ph.D. in Roga Nidam and Vikriti Vigyan from Faculty of Ayurveda. Institute of Medical Sciences. Banaras Hindu University. He had provided his services as Senior Resident in Faculty of Ayurveda from 1996-1999 and worked in various capacities in Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science (CCRAS), Vew Delhi form 1999-2007.He had been apponited in july 2010. He had been appointed as Head of Department in January 2008 and in January 2011.