The book discusses in detail physical properties of Pitta viz. Snigdhata, Usnata, Dravata, Amlata, Katuta etc. and the chemical properties - Pachan in terms of norms and abnorms.
The study has carried out the aims and objects of properties of Pitta, role of the properties of Pitta in health and disease condition and effects of unbalanced Pitta on different body systems in model Pitta disease. Vaidya Sharma is Ex-Associate Professor of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur.
About the Author:
Sudhindra Nath Sharma, M.Sc., FRHS, is a nature scientist with over four decades of varied experiences in the field of applied life sciences. Environmental protection, pest control operations, horticultural landscaping as well as the culture and cultivation of orchids, and other useful herbal flora of the Northeast Indian States have sustained his interest all along. After obtaining his M.Sc. degree from A.M.U. in 1951 he initially taught life sciences in Cotton College, Guwahati, and later at the Assam Agricultural College (now University), until 1959. Here he was closely associated with some research projects and published several papers and articles.
Thereafter, between 1960 and 1987, he served as a Senior Executive of the erstwhile Assam Oil Company/Burmah Oil Company Ltd., Digboi (Assam), which later became IOC Ltd. (Assam Oil Division) in 1981. Here he served in various departments like Marketing, Administration, Industrial Relations and Refinery Operations. Associated with the Horticultural and Orchid Societies of Digboi and Duliajan (Oil India) and the tea circles of the Upper Assam districts.
Widely travelled abroad between 1992 and 2001, he and his wife jointly acquired adequate knowledge in USA and the UK on the culture and propagation of orchids and some useful aromatic and medicinal plants of those countries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society of London, besides, he and his wife are also members of the Horticultural Societies of UK and India. He is presently working on another publication entitled-"Some Beautiful Orchids of Assam and other Northeast Indian States.