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The Ayurvedic System of Medicine (2 Volumes)

by Kaviraj Nagendranath Sengupta

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The present work is an extensive treatise of Ayurvedic Medicine as occurring in Charaka, Susruta, Vegbhata and other authoritative Sanskrit works on Ayurveda. The set of 2 volumes will be an ideal reference book on Ayurveda. Apart from being a basic reference this book can be used by students and the practitioners of Ayurveda and the basic fundamentals of Ayurveda and its treatment. With growing interest in Indian medicine and traditional methods of treatment by natural mate-rials this book will be of interest to every one interested in Natural medicine as well.

Volume One contains a very descriptive and elaborate preface which traces the history and methods of treatment of Ayurveda from ancient times to the present day. The Introduction deals with the theory of health and diseases and general principles of Hindu Medicine. This has been extensively explained with citations from ancient texts. The introduction makes the reader understand the fundamental principles of Ayurvedic Medicine. The introduction also treats the different kinds of medicine and the fundamental principles towards the treatment of various diseases. The fourth section deals with different modes of administration of medicine. The next section gives a general treatment of weights and measures used in the preparation of medicines. The main body of the book deals with the detailed treatment of diseases and their treatment.

Volume Two contains the general methods of preparation of Ayurvedic medicines and selection of plants and other material for the preparation. The main body of the second volume is the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia. This section deals with manufacture and preparation of Ayurvedic drugs. The classification of the plants is an added attraction to this book and is based on Rendle classification of plants.

Contents:

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  1. Health
  2. Diagnosis of disease and the pulse
  3. Examination of the urine, eyes, tongue and mouth
  4. Arsta Laksana (Prognostications of death)
  5. Diseases--how to ascertain
  6. Fever
  7. Spleen
  8. Liver
  9. Jvaratisara (Fever with Diarrhoea)
  10. Atisara (Diarrhoea)
  11. Pravahika (Dysentery)
  12. Grahani (Diseases of the Intestine)
  13. Haemorrhoids or piles
  14. Agnimanda and Ajirna (Anorexia, loss of appetite and indigestion)
  15. Visucika (Cholera)
  16. Alasaka and Vilamvika (Tympanites)
  17. Krmi (Worms)
  18. Pandu and Kamala (Chlorosis, Anaemia and Jaundice)
  19. Raktapitta (Hemorrhage)
  20. Ksaya Kasa (Phthisis, Ulceration of the LUngs and consumption)
  21. Kasa Roga (Cough and Bronchitis)
  22. Hicca and Shasa-Roga (Hiccough and Asthma)
  23. Svarabheda (Hoarseness of voice)
  24. Arocaka (Disgust for food)
  25. Chhadari or Vamana (Vomiting and nausea)
  26. Trisna-Roga (Thirst)
  27. Murchha, Bhrama and Sanyasa (Swoons, vertigo and apoplexy)
  28. Madatyaya (Diseases of intoxication)
  29. Daha Roga (Burning of the skin)
  30. Unmada Roga (Insanity)
  31. Apasmara (Epilepsy)
  32. Vata Vyadhi (Diseases of the nervous system)
  33. Vata Rakta (Leprosy)
  34. Urustambha (Paraplegia)
  35. Amavata (Acute rheumatism)
  36. Sula (Colic)
  37. Udavartta and Anaha (Intestinal and other kinds of obstruction)
  38. Gulma Roga (Neurasthenic tumours)
  39. Hrdaya-Roga (Heart disease)
  40. Mutrakrichchra and Mutraghata (Strangury and retention of urine)
  41. Asmari (Calculus or stone)
  42. Prameha (Urinary troubles and diseases of the Urethra)
  43. Soma Roga (Diabetes)
  44. Sukra Taralya and Dhvayabhanga (Spermatorrhoea and impotence)
  45. Medo-Roga (Obesity)
  46. Karsya-Roga (Emaciation)
  47. Udara-Roga (Abdominal dropsy)
  48. Sotha-Roga (Oedema)
  49. Kosavrddhi Roga (Enlargement of the scrotum)
  50. Galaganda Roga (Bronchocele and enlargement of Thyroid glands
  51. Slipada (Elephantiasis)
  52. Vidradhi and Vrana (Abscess and Ulcer)
  53. Bhagandara (Fistula-in-ano)
  54. Phiranga Roga (Syphilis and Bubo)
  55. Kustha (Leprosy)
  56. Sitapitta (Urticaria)
  57. Amlapitta (Dyspepsia)
  58. Visarpa (Erysipelas and boils)
  59. Romanti and Vasanta (Measles and small-pox)
  60. Ksudra-Roga (Minor diseases)
  61. Mukha-Roga (Diseases of mouth)
  62. Karna-Roga (Diseases of the ear)
  63. Nasa-Roga (Diseases of nose)
  64. Netra-Roga (Diseases of the eye)
  65. Siro-Roga (Head-aches)
  66. Stri-Roga (Diseases of women)
  67. Garbhini-Roga (Treatment of pregnant women)
  68. Sutika-Roga (Diseases after delivery)
  69. Diseases of the breasts and the faults of milk
  70. Bala-Roga (Diseases of the children)
  71. Visa-Cikitsa (Poisons and their treatment)
  72. Jalamajjan Udvandhan-Cikitsa (Treatment of persons suffocated by drowning and hanging
  73. Sardi-Garmi (Heat-apoplexy)
  74. Atapa Vyapad (Sunstroke)
  75. Tattvonmada (Religious excitement)
  76. Tandava Tavyadhi (Chorea of St. Vitus's dance)
  77. Pharmacopoeia
  78. The methods of purifying minerals etc
  79. Various kinds of puta or methods of boiling, roasting, etc
  80. The different kinds of vessels or Yantras used in Hindu Pharmacy
  81. Technical names
  82. Preparation of sick-regimen
  83. Fevers born of wind
  84. Bile-born fevers
  85. Phlegm-born fevers
  86. Fevers born of wind and bile
  87. Fevers born of wind and Phlegm
  88. Fevers born of bile and Phlegm
  89. Acute fevers
  90. Fevers born of all the faults
  91. Ardent fevers
  92. The medicines of fevers born of all the faults
  93. Mature and intermittent fevers
  94. Enlargement of the spleen and the liver
  95. Fever with Diarrhoea
  96. Diarrhoea (Immature or acute Diarrhoea)
  97. Lienteric dysentry
  98. Piles
  99. Loss of appetite and indigestion
  100. Visucika
  101. Intestinal worms
  102. Chlorosis and Anaemia
  103. Blood-bile
  104. Phthisis
  105. Bronchitis
  106. Hiccup and Asthma
  107. Hoarseness of voice
  108. Disgust for food
  109. Vomiting
  110. Thirst
  111. Swoons, vertigo and apoplexy
  112. Alcoholism
  113. Burning of the skin
  114. Insanity
  115. Epilepsy
  116. Diseases of the nervous system
  117. Tubercular leprosy
  118. Paraplegia
  119. Acute rheumatism
  120. Sula (Pains)
  121. Diseases due to constipated wind
  122. Abdominal tumours
  123. Chest diseases
  124. Strangury and retention of urine
  125. Calculus
  126. Gonorrhoea
  127. Diabetes
  128. Liquidity of the semen and loss of virile power
  129. Obesity
  130. Abdominal dropsy
  131. Edoema or inflammation
  132. Hydrocele
  133. Bronchocele and Goitre
  134. Elephantiasis
  135. Deep-seated and other abscesses
  136. Fistula-in-ano
  137. Syphilis
  138. Leprosy and Leucoderma
  139. Urticria
  140. Sour-bile
  141. Erysipelas and mallgnant boils
  142. Small pox
  143. Minor skin-diseases
  144. Diseases of the mouth
  145. Diseases of the ear
  146. Diseases of the nose
  147. Diseases of the eye
  148. Headache
  149. Diseases of women
  150. Diseases of pregnancy
  151. Puerperal diseases
  152. Diseases of children
  153. Rasayana or tonic
  154. Vajikarana or the use of aphrodisiacs
  155. Totka treatment or the use of domestic medicines.
About the Author:

Kaviraj Nagendra Nath Sengupta was a leading practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine of his time. He has authored several books in Bengali and English.
 





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Title: The Ayurvedic System of Medicine (2 Volumes)
Author(s): Kaviraj Nagendranath Sengupta
ISBN: 8170305950
Year of Publication: 1999
Language: English
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