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This work deals with indigenous materia medica, pharmacology and therapeutics of Ayurveda, with special reference to drug obtained from vegetable origin or the plant drugs belonging to Indian medical science. It is the first work of its kind, fulfilling the need and demand in India and abroad. The work is in English language supported with Sanskrit text (with proper reference/contexts).
This work has been presented in three parts, enumerating more than 500 drugs, forming three volumes: first (A-J), second (K-N) and third (P-Y), brought out during the period from 1998 to 2001.
The work covers all the relevant aspects of drugs generally dealt in the sphere of Dravyaguna Vijnana of Indian Materia Medica. Being the first volume, its section I deals the classification (gana, varga etc.) of drugs and main section II entirely covers individual drugs which are to continue in further volumes. The glossary of technical and medical terms related to drugs and Dravyaguna Vijnana is given; and the indices of botanical and Sanskrit names along with other lists have been provided.
The subject matter drugs and topics as required in the subject course of Dravyaguna Vijnana under curriculum of Central Council of Indian Medicine and other studies needs have been kept in view.
The work is useful as a text book of Dravyaguna course book (for graduate as well as postgraduate), reference book for higher studies (doctoral and research etc.) and handbook of plant drugs used in Indian medicine, for research workers, scientists, physicians, teachers, pharmacists, manufacturers, research and educational institutions libraries, botanical researchers, medicinal plants scientists, multidisciplinary scientific researchers of herbal drugs, medical and pharmaceutical institutions, pharmacies, hospitals, universities, Ayurvedic institutions and all the laymen interested in Ayurveda and drugs.
About the Author:
Prof. (Dr.) Gyanendra Pandey Triple Postgraduate, PH.D., F.R.A.S. (Lond.) etc., Asstt. Director (Ayurveda), Retd., CCRAS, Govt of India, (Ministry of Health & F.W.), Expert of Ayurveda, Herbals & Indology (Oriental Studies), Specialist clinician (Incl. Panchakarma Therapy)- Medicobotanist (Floral Survey: Arid/seacoastsalpines) R.& D Consultant (Pharmaceuticals - cosmetics, Drug farming), Herbal Veterinarian (MUskdeer research, CBSG, IUCN).
International Recognition 37 Books Author (Excl. 400 papers). Various awards-honours- appreciations-felicitations. Formerly: Ayurvedic College, Gurukul Kangri, University, Hardwar, Uttaranchal, Ex. Sr. Officer/research scientist/Sectional/Project (s) - Institutional head (Officer-in-charge: Survey of medicinalplants project, Gurukul Kangri, Hardwar/S.M.P.U., Govt. Ayurvedic college, Gwalior, M.P. (RRI/Central Research Institute of Ayurveda; India Institute of Ayurveda for Drug research (R.R.I. Tarikhet), Ranikhet, Uttaranchal;, Regional research Institute (Ayurveda), Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh); Medico-Ethnobotanical, Expedition to Sikkim etc.
Participant in National and International Seminars etc; Visited South-East Asian region. Project head Ex. Drugs Standardistion Unit, I.I.A.D.R. (CCRAS, Govt of India), Tarikhet (Ranikhet), Uttaranchal; Special Invitee/Expert-Single Drug Identification Sub-committee, Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Committee, Ministry of Health & F.W., I.S.M., Govt. of India. Books Presentation/Release/Honour- H.E. the president of India, Rastrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Special Invitee/Expert-Uttaranchal Pharmacopoeia Programme, Uttaranchal health Systems development Project (UHSDP), Directorate of Medical & Health Services, Govt. of Uttaranchal.
Senior Professor, H.O.D. & Sr. Specialist Physician Uttaranchal Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital (Recognised by CCIM, Govt of India - Approved by Govt. of Uttaranchal - Affiliated with HNB Garwhal University), 17, Old Mussoorie Road, Rajpur, Dehradun, Uttaranchal.