This Dictionary provide clear and up-to-date definitions of the numerous term in a way which reflects their actual usage in current journals and texts, and have also given (where appropriate) former meanings, alternative meanings, and synonyms which from the currency of communication in modern ayurveda system of medicine.
This publication assemble a detailed, comprehensive and interlinked body of information ranging from the classical descriptive aspects of Ayurveda to current developments in related areas of pharmacology, biochemistry and other allied branches. The dictionary format is ideal for this purpose, offering a flexible, 'modular' approach to building up knowledge and updating specific areas of interest.
This dictionary also includes English equivalents of Ayurveda clinical conditions and diseases as well as Therapeutic guide to plants, according to clinical applications. This dictionary is first of its kind and will be serve as a practical guide and would be highly useful to the Students, Vaiday's Hakims, Practitioners and all those who are interested / working on traditional system of medicine (Ayurveda).
About the Author:
Dr. Ravindra Sharma (born January 21, 1970); M.Sc. (Botany), Ph.D. (Botany), F.N.R.S. (Fellow, International Society for Conservation of Natural Resources) is known as messiah of medicinal plants in Uttaranchal. Presently, he is working as President & Managing Director, Green Foundation (For health care, social equity & biodiversity conservation), a reputed Non-Government Organization (NGO), Dehradun.
He is handling various research projects (marketing of herbs) and has completed the Uttranchal State Report of NTFP markets. He has been actively associated with research and development (R&D) in the field of Cultivation & Domestication of medicinal herbs. He has contributed more than 30 research papers, general articles in national and international journals of repute.
He is the author of two popular and widely acclaimed books entitled "Aushadhiya avam Sugandhiya Paudhon ki Krishi Taknik" (Hindi Edition), won second prize under 'Rajbhasha Puruskar Yojana (2002), sponsored by Defense Research & Development. Organization, Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and "Medicinal Plants of India: An Encyclopedia" (2003). He is the member of several societies concerned with botanical or environmental research and development. He has extensively traveled to the remote areas of Himalaya and has been devoted to record the traditional heritage knowledge of the folk people, beside his concern in the biodiversity and sustainable use of plant resources in the North-West Himalaya.