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Dravyaguna Vijnana: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics in Ayurveda (Volume 1)

J.L.N. Sastry (Author) Jaikrishnadas Ayurveda Series
Synopsis There is no complete text in English on dravyaguna in accordance with CCIM syllabus. Earlier some attempts were made by H.V. Savnur and Moss in English. Still a comprehensive English text is in demand. With this background, the author has decided to prepare a unique text on fundamental concepts of dravyaguna as well as on drugs in English. This will be useful to the under graduate as well as the post-graduate students of Ayurveda. At the same time practitioners and teachers will also appreciate the references and subject matter. Karma chapter is discussed more elaborately with modern pharmacological actions. Several herbs screened for biological and pharmacological activities are mentioned with relevant references. Research works related to Rasa, Virya etc., are also quoted wherever relevant or necessary. The panchabhoutik aspects of Rasa, Guna, Virya etc., are discussed in respective chapters with scientific background. Overall, the text is meant for every one who is interested to learn about fundamental principles of dravyaguna in Ayurveda. One can not forget the dictuma good physician is a good pharmacologist too". It clearly indicates that a thorough knowledge in the science of drugs engenders excellent success in clinical practice to the physician.
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About the author

J.L.N. Sastry

Dr. J.L.N. Sastry hails from a traditional Ayurvedia family. He is born at Narasapuram (W.G. Dist., Andhra Pradesh) on 06-07-1965). He had School studies at Kakinada (E.G. Dist., A.P.) and passed B.A.M.S. in 1989 from Dr. N.R.S. Govt. Ayu. College, Vijayawada (A.P.) IN FIRST CLASS. He completed M.D. (Ay.) in Dravya Guna Speciality from Dr. B.R.K.R. Govt. Ayur. College, Hyderabad in 1998 October. He stood first in A.P.P.S.C. selection (January 1990) and worked as Med. Officer (Ayu.) for Govt. of A.P. in the Indianj Medicine & Homoeopathy Dept., (1992-99). Between 1998-99 he acted as Research Projects Coordinator at the Govt. Research Dept. of Ayurveda, Hyderabad. He stood first at the UPSC (1998) and joined as Medical Officer (Ay.) inj CGHS, Chennai in June 1999. The author is the recipient of two gold medals from Nagarjuna Univ. (A.P.) for the merit shown during B.A.M.S. (1988). The author presented several clinical and scientific papers at Regional, National and International seminars. He had more than 15 publications in standard journals and also published several articles in newspapers. Author also had given Radio-talks and given guest lectures at various prestigious institutes (both Ayurvedic & Modern Medicine). He published a book 40 Years of research in Ayurveda in A.P. (on behalf of grda, Hyderabad).

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Title Dravyaguna Vijnana: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics in Ayurveda (Volume 1)
Author J.L.N. Sastry
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2009
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788176370561
length xvi+440p., Tables; Figures; Index; 23cm.