This is a painstaing, extensive and comprehensive work first of its kind in the field of its kinds in the field of Indian medicine scince; specially dealing with basic subject of nomanclature of drugs from vegetable origin, as the outcome of years long thinking, collation of data, scrutiny of material and recording of observations that make the contribution unique and pioneering in the era of studies of medicinal plants with special, reference to indigenous medicine, the immense source of herbal drugs, medicinal potentials and treasure of knowledge with background of rich heritage of glorious ancient India. Thus.
The treatise covering vast nature and extents to nomanclature of plant drugs in Indian schools of medicine has become substantial and valuable contribution leading to encyclopedic work paving the avenues of exhaustive studies for achieving the big task on the lines adopted in visualizing the preliminary efforts and materializing the frame work for interesting and fundamental discilpline of plant nomenclature evolved in Ayurveda with multimensional approach which stands significantly in scientific field, taking note of concept applied ideology and systematic organization of herbal drugs nomenclature showing the great achievement made by Indian arts and sciences.
The present contribution embodies the introductory text dealing with various aspects relevant to the subject, and the material on drug terminology in enumerated form in the classified pattern based on model groups with code numbers, in relevance to various factors, elements and basic considerations carrying importance from multiangled views in coining and application of plants manes accounted for main and allied base groups worked out covering almost herbal drugs in medicinal text specially material-medica, by location of entries in very large number reaching to 25,000 (in total) approximately consisting-terms of principal drugs, synonymous terms, citation of references, names of plant drugs and botanical names, key words, codes subjects and allied information incorporated in large material presented in concised manner and systematic form as reference manual.
About the Author:
Gyanendra Pandey is Professor of History at the University of Delhi.