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Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants: Dravyagunavignyan

 
Vaidya Vishnu Mahadev Gogte (Author) The Mohandas Indological Series
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The in depth knowledge of the subject of Drayagunavignyan (Ayurvedic Pharnacology) of Vaidya V.M. Gogte made the Marathi edition extremely useful, for around two decades, as a refercence textbook to students of Ayurveda. Recognising the emerging global importance of traditional medicine and with a view to propagate the unique, comprehensive and sound concepts and teachings of  the author, the Academic Team of Bhavan's SPARC undertook  the translation of his work.

This book contains the fundamentals of Ayurdic Pharmacology and properties and uses of medicinal plants. The first of this volume, in 284 pages, deals lucidly with the basic principles and concepts of Ayurveda and Dravyagunavignyan. The remaining parts comprise of details and sketches of 368 medicinal plants alongwith their names, habitat, botanical description. Properties, phermacology, formulations, dosages, medications etc.

The present volume by Vaidya. V.M. Gogte is a timely reminder to all pharmacologist and physicians that the men of renaissance lead us to intelligent correlation between ancient intuitive insights and modern discoveries of science. All the scientists, physicians, vaidyas and students intersted "green medicine" will find a great friend, philosopher and guide in the form of this textbook for datamining for new remedies and new uses. Many golden nuggets await the industrious, persisitent and seeking minds.

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Vaidya Vishnu Mahadev Gogte

Vaidya Vishnu Mahadev Gogte (1910-1987). The author had the good fortune to be born as a son of Vaidya Mahadev Hari Gogte, in a long family tradition of Ayurveda. He had academic experience, as a teacher in Ayurveda, of over five decades. He lived in areas where tribal medicine abounds and enriched himself by the field experience of extensive tracks in the hills, with experts on medicinal plants. Hence he had a cumulative experience and health-wisdom of half-a-century, which he shared with the world, through this textbook. Besides, he held important public positions in Ayurveda Seva Sangh, Maharashtra State Vaidya Mandal, Sarvajanik Vachanalaya (Public Library), Spring Lecture Series, Maharashtra Science Congress, Municipality, Homeguard, Civil Defence etc. His inspiring presence at the Conference organized on "Selected Medicinal Plants" by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's SPARC and CHEMEXCIL, led to very fruitful and practical dialogue. This later led to major publication, which has put India on the global map of useful medicinal plants. Vaidya Gogte also gave lectures on Ayurveda and Dravyagunavignyan in Europe, which were very erudite and appreciated. He was closely associated with many of his contemporary eminent vaidyas, ethnobotanists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, forest officers, Adivasi leaders, doctors etc. He, with an unmatched modesty, gave credit to many of his colleagues for the Textbook of Ayurvedic Pharmacology.

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Title Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants: Dravyagunavignyan
Author Vaidya Vishnu Mahadev Gogte
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2017
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788189798505
length xxii+841p., Tables; Figures; References; Appendices; Glossary; Index; 25cm.