As a first attempt of an authentic dictionary of Ayurvedic terms used in classic texts and their commentaries the present manual fills a real gap felt by many students of Indian medicine as well as lay readers. It provides the readers not with a mere superficial enumeration of Ayurvedic terms and their English equivalents but offers them precise and authentic definitions and explanations.
These terms include ones related to pharmaceutical processes, herbs and herb-groups, diagnosis of diseases, physiological functions, weight and measurements and the like.
This dictionary serves as a ready connect between the worlds of Ayurveda and the English knowing people.
About the Author:
Dr. Kanjiv Lochan has obtained a Ph.D in history of Ayurveda and related science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has authored a scholarly work 'Medicines of Early India.