The Study of plant-life and medicine is closely related. Its genesis may be traced in various verses of the Rg-veda which culminated in the monumental treatises of Charaka and Susruta.
These ancient works record innumerable applications of herbs as medicines in as much it deals exhaustively with their application in diseases and the preparation of drugs. In the present book the author had tried to trace the origin of some of the most important drug plants and their uses in different maladies.
A special drug plant called ‘Soma’ its description from ancient Hindu books is also studied.