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Materia Medica of Ayurveda - Madanapala's Nighantu

by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

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This book is the translation of the original work Madanapala Nighantu by a king Madanapala. The work has been translated by the reputed scholar Vaidya Bhagwan Dash. It is one of the rare works of Ayurveda which are not available today in any other language other than Sanskrit. The publication of this text was therefore essential for the benefit of readers looking for original work. Over 500 ingredients which have medicinal properties have been described in the book.

The detailed information has been provided with respect to description of the various elements and products present in the nature like the edible fruits and vegetables, cereals, meat, different liquids like water, milk and urine with their medicinal properties. It tells us about the innumerable curative properties which mother nature has in store and how to use them for the benefit for our health and have a better life, free from diseases and ailments. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, each being classified into various categories depending upon

Table of Contents:

1. Abhayadi Varga includes description of 165 drugs
2. Sunthyadi Varga 39 drugs
3. Karpuradi Varga 84 aromatic ingredients
4. Suvanadi Varga 44 metals and minerals
5. Vatadi Varga 50 ingredients
6. Phala Varga 56 edible fruits
7. Saka Varga 56 plants used as vegetables
8. Paniyadi Varga liguids like water, milk, alcohol and urine
9. Iksukadi Varga sugar-cane, products of sugar-cane juice and honey
10 Dhanya Varga cerals, corns and pulses
11. Dhanyaktannadi Varga food preparations
12. Mamsa Varga birds and animals meat
13. Misraka Varga anupana (post-prandial drinks) and other regimens

This is one of the finest materia medica texts published on Ayurveda. The author presents the text in an objective, clear and poetical way and has a profound control and knowledge of the deeper meanings and text. Any student of Ayurveda or herbalist curious to learn more about the beautiful poetical medical system of Ayurveda, would find this book a true delight. Vaidya Das provides the reader with adequate information and a deep reflection and the inside of this great science called Ayurveda.

 





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Title: Materia Medica of Ayurveda - Madanapala's Nighantu
Author(s): Vaidya Bhagwan Dash
ISBN: 9788131905197
Year of Publication: 2008
Format: Hard Cover
Language: English
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Review by Martin Gluckman: Monday 28 June, 2004
I was in Kathmandu one Friday evening and found my self in the rather famous bookstore known as Pilgrims which is a feast for any Indological book lover!

I was looking for a rare book on Ayurvedic herbs which I had seen there some weeks back and could not find it again but I stumbled upon this book and with such glee and delight I opened and turned it's pages.

This book is an epic materia medica and for anyone interested in going deep into Ayurveda and it's beautiful understanding of all substances (from rain to wind to gold to various plants, minerals and metals), then this is the book to start. It's filled with many chapters detailing each kind of substance. It even has some recipes from the very ancient times it was written which are fit for a king and to bring health to those who are in need of it.

I highly reccomend this and all of Vaidya Bhagvan Dash's books to any student of the Science of Life - Ayurveda.

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