This book written by Dr Lalit Nagar is a book which will help the Ayurvedic students to learn the Dravyaguna in a unique way. This book has many new things like the classification of 104 medicinal plants (mentioned in CCIM syllabus part A) according to their rasapanchaka.
Dr Lalit Nagar MD (Ayu), presently is pursuing PhD from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Dr. Nagar holds M.D. degree in Dravyaguna from the apex centre of Ayurvedic learning and training National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, DSRRAU Jodhpur and awarded Gold medal. His core area of interest is Fundamental Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine, Research Methodology of Ayurvedic Herbs, Checking adulteration in Ayurvedic herbs. sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants Resources. Author has many publications in national and international journals
I am very happy to come out with a hand book on Dravyaguna by name "Dravyaguna Made Easy Dravyaguna is the main branch of Ayurveda deals with the knowledge of the dravya on the basis of nama (nomenclature), rupa (morphology) and guna (properties), it is more a pharmacotherapeutics.
The RASAPANCHAKA is a unique theory where properties of the drug are used to explain their pharmacological effect in the body. The pharmacological actions exhibited by rasapanchakan.egunaparabhava, is almost identical to the properties existing in the human body system.
In this book I have tried to strictly follow the UG syllabus and book is divided in to Part A. B&C Part A consist of chapters from the major plants listed in the UG syllabus the most important chapter in it is the division of the plants as per the rasa of the plants which helps the student for the better understanding of its pharmacological actions and therapeutic uses. Part B consist of chapters from the list of minor plants. Part C consist of important shlokas and botanical terminologies which is given for the case of the students to understand the morphol- ogy of the plants.
"Dravyaguna Made easy" book will make the subject more interesting and practical. Students will feel more confident about the subject.
I have great pleasure to write a foreword for "Dravyaguna Made easy" written by Dr. Lalit Nagar Dravyaguna, one of the core subject of Ayurveda is being simplified for the case of UG PG and for the enthusiasts of Ayurveda.
The author's effort are applaudable in presenting the intense work oriented "Dravyaguna
Made easy" which encompasses charts related to various dimensions of Dravyaguna. This
book is very useful for UG PG & even for the students who are preparing for various entrance
test like PG entrance or Medical officer entrance tests.
I heartily congratulate the author for bringing out a very useful book on Dravyaguna and wish him all the success.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
Acupuncture & Acupressure (201)
Gem Therapy (22)
Original Texts (232)
Therapy & Treatment (142)
Tibetan Healing (133)
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