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Illustrated Dravyaguna Vijnana: Knowledge on vedic herbs, Controversial & ignored medicinal plants (Volume V)

J.L.N. Sastry (Author)

This is the final/fifth volume of dravyagunvijnana series written by the author.  This volume covers Vedic herbs, controversial herbs and ignored medicinal plants. The subject matter in each chapter is arranged in English alphabetical order for herbs. About 700 Vedic herbs, 60 controversial herbs and 200 ignored herbs are dealt in this volume. A glossary of Sanskrit terms and their meanings is provided at the end of the text. Index on Sanskrit terms and Botanical terms is provided separately to give facilitate the requirements of the readers. The book will help the policy makers and teachers to understand the current requirements of dravyaguna. This volume will enable the PG and Ph.D. scholars for selecting herbs for their dissertation/thesis topics. This work will change the conventional thinking on the number of herbs used in the ancient ayurvedic texts. The illustrations and botanical descriptions presented in this volume provides identification of the herbs.

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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 Illustrated Dravyaguna Vijnana: Knowledge on vedic herbs, Controversial & ignored medicinal plants (Volume V)
Author J.L.N. Sastry
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788176371056
length vii+362., Tables; Plates; Figures; Biblography; Index; 23cm.