Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Ayurveda > Ayurveda > Sadrasa Nighantu (Abhindhana Ratnamala): A Compendium of Drugs Based on Taste)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Sadrasa Nighantu (Abhindhana Ratnamala):  A Compendium of Drugs Based on Taste)
Pages from the book
Sadrasa Nighantu (Abhindhana Ratnamala): A Compendium of Drugs Based on Taste)
Look Inside the Book
Description
Foreword

In Samhitas of Caraka, Susruta and Vagbhata, the subject matter of Dravyaguna is found in scattered form. Later on it was very much felt to arrange the information regarding drugs of these samhitas together in the form of Nighantus so that knowledge of drugs mentioned in these Sarnhitas may become easy to approach. That is why Nighantus on Sarnhitas viz.- Caraka, Susruta and ~tafiga Hrdaya were composed which have description of drugs of respective treatises. Today, Sausruta Nighantu and ~tafiga Nighantu are available and published however, there is no any definite information regarding Nighantu based on drugs of Caraka Samhira. These are known as Sarnhitottara Nighantu which prepared a plinth for writing books related to the subject of Dravyaguna. The purpose of writing Nighantu is to make the knowledge of Drugs readily available to the concerned as mentioned by Cakrapani Dutta in the beginning of his book Dravyaguna Sarngraha.

In due course of time, after Sausruta and Astariga Nighantu, many more Nighantus were written by different learned authors between 6th to 17th cent. A.D. Viz.-

Paryayaratnamala, Siddhasara Nighantu, Dhanwantari Nighantu, Indu Nighantu, Candranandana Nighantu, Candra Nighantu, Nimi Nighantu, Haramekhala Nighantu, Dravyaguna Sarngraha, Aruna Datta Nighantu, Vaspacandra Nighantu, Nighantusesa, Sodhala Nighantu, Madhava Dravyaguna, Siddha Mantra, Hrdaya Dipaka, Madanapala Nigha n tu, Kaiyadeo Nighantu, Bhava prakasa Nighantu, Raja Nighantu etc.

Names of more than two hundreds of books related to the subject of Dravyaguna are found in various references but majority of them are either not available or available with much difficulty or anyhow if available, they are found only in Sariskrt language without translation into a language suitable for majority of people. Therefore.. it is the need of time to explore these books and to translate them in a suitable language acceptable at global level.

The present work of Dr. Goli Penchala Prasad, one of my favourite disciple is praise worthy. He has tried his best to present -the subject matter of Abhidhana-Ratnarnala in English language.

The authorship and period of Abhidhana Ratnamala is not correctly known, however, it is a peculiar Nighantu in which drugs have been arranged in six major chapters according to their rasas.

The entire matter is described in Six major chapters - Swadu Skandha, Amladravya skandha, Lava na dravya skandha, Tiktadravya Skandha, Katudravya Skandha and Kasayadravya Skandha. This classified description provides a better approach to the students to guess the probable action of drugs.

As I have observed Dr. Goli Penchala Prasad, since his student life has been an enthusiastic person having a zeal to do something novel and beneficial for academicians.

He has not merely translated the book in English, has also given explainatory notes in todays scientific context which is really needed for any Ayurvedic text. At the end of this work, he has supplemented the book with glossary of Sariskrt terms and glossary of Botanical and English terms which add glory to this work.

I can imagine the untiring efforts of Dr. Prasad in the form of this work and extend my full appreciation and congratulations to him.

I hope this work will certainly help the undergraduate students, postgraduate students, researchers and teachers of Ayurveda and serve the purpose.

 

Introduction

Abhidana Ratnamala popularly known as Shadrasa Nighantu is a Nighantu (Dictionary) of Synonyms of Drugs of all origins. As the work is divided into Six Skandas (chap- ters) based on the principle taste of the drugs it is so called as Shadras Nighantu. The chapters and the number of drugs dealt origin wise are appended below.
1. Madhura Skanda (Sweet drugs)
2. Amla Skanda (Acidic drugs)
3. Lavana Skanda (Salty drugs)
4. Tikta Skanda (Bitter drugs)
5. Katu Skanda (Pungent drugs)
6. Kashaya Skanda (Astringent drugs).

Author had given synonyms for the parts of the trees viz. root, bark, seed, leaf etc. which are not normally included in other Nighantus.

This book is popular in Andhra Pradesh in particular and South India in general.

The Manuscripts are available in Telugu. Script and published in Telugu by three diferent publishers. Prof. P.V.Sharma transliterated this book ‘into Devanagari character by obtaining these manuscripts of Telugu and W8. published in Varanasi. Thus Prof. P. V.Sharma introduced the entire the Sanskrit knowing fraternity. The present English translation is takenup to present this unique work for wider acceptance. Author: Author of the work is unknown.

About The "Material of The Book: As already said the drugs are categorized according to the principle taste of the drug. Synonyms only have been given. As usual few of the synonyms indicate the properties and the morphology too. It is difficult to find the botanical identity of few drugs

. However, the translator has provided the vernacular names, from which the botanical identity can be assessed when the drug with that vernacular name is identified.

It is well known that two three different drugs have the same synonym. When these synonyms are given for a drug, confusion prevails to which drug the synonym is given. There are few instances in this text and has been highlighted for easy reference to the readers.

 

Contents

 

Introduction    
Gajanana stavam   1
Dhanvamtari stavam   1
Pratiina   1
Chapter I : Svadhurasa skandhah - The sweet division 2
Chapter II : Amlarasa skandhah - The Sour division 31
Chapter III : Lavanarasa skandhah - The Salt division 40
Chapter IV : Tiktarasa skandhah - The Bitter division 43
Chapter V : Katurasa skandha~ - The Pungent division 82
Chapter VI : Kasayarasa skandha~ - The Astringent division 105
Glossary of sanskrit terms   143
Glossary of Botanical and English terms   185
Sample Pages


Sadrasa Nighantu (Abhindhana Ratnamala): A Compendium of Drugs Based on Taste)

Item Code:
NAD549
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2009
ISBN:
9788170803034
Size:
8.5 inch x 5.0 inch
Pages:
197
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 165 gms
Price:
$20.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Sadrasa Nighantu (Abhindhana Ratnamala):  A Compendium of Drugs Based on Taste)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 7471 times since 17th Dec, 2018
Foreword

In Samhitas of Caraka, Susruta and Vagbhata, the subject matter of Dravyaguna is found in scattered form. Later on it was very much felt to arrange the information regarding drugs of these samhitas together in the form of Nighantus so that knowledge of drugs mentioned in these Sarnhitas may become easy to approach. That is why Nighantus on Sarnhitas viz.- Caraka, Susruta and ~tafiga Hrdaya were composed which have description of drugs of respective treatises. Today, Sausruta Nighantu and ~tafiga Nighantu are available and published however, there is no any definite information regarding Nighantu based on drugs of Caraka Samhira. These are known as Sarnhitottara Nighantu which prepared a plinth for writing books related to the subject of Dravyaguna. The purpose of writing Nighantu is to make the knowledge of Drugs readily available to the concerned as mentioned by Cakrapani Dutta in the beginning of his book Dravyaguna Sarngraha.

In due course of time, after Sausruta and Astariga Nighantu, many more Nighantus were written by different learned authors between 6th to 17th cent. A.D. Viz.-

Paryayaratnamala, Siddhasara Nighantu, Dhanwantari Nighantu, Indu Nighantu, Candranandana Nighantu, Candra Nighantu, Nimi Nighantu, Haramekhala Nighantu, Dravyaguna Sarngraha, Aruna Datta Nighantu, Vaspacandra Nighantu, Nighantusesa, Sodhala Nighantu, Madhava Dravyaguna, Siddha Mantra, Hrdaya Dipaka, Madanapala Nigha n tu, Kaiyadeo Nighantu, Bhava prakasa Nighantu, Raja Nighantu etc.

Names of more than two hundreds of books related to the subject of Dravyaguna are found in various references but majority of them are either not available or available with much difficulty or anyhow if available, they are found only in Sariskrt language without translation into a language suitable for majority of people. Therefore.. it is the need of time to explore these books and to translate them in a suitable language acceptable at global level.

The present work of Dr. Goli Penchala Prasad, one of my favourite disciple is praise worthy. He has tried his best to present -the subject matter of Abhidhana-Ratnarnala in English language.

The authorship and period of Abhidhana Ratnamala is not correctly known, however, it is a peculiar Nighantu in which drugs have been arranged in six major chapters according to their rasas.

The entire matter is described in Six major chapters - Swadu Skandha, Amladravya skandha, Lava na dravya skandha, Tiktadravya Skandha, Katudravya Skandha and Kasayadravya Skandha. This classified description provides a better approach to the students to guess the probable action of drugs.

As I have observed Dr. Goli Penchala Prasad, since his student life has been an enthusiastic person having a zeal to do something novel and beneficial for academicians.

He has not merely translated the book in English, has also given explainatory notes in todays scientific context which is really needed for any Ayurvedic text. At the end of this work, he has supplemented the book with glossary of Sariskrt terms and glossary of Botanical and English terms which add glory to this work.

I can imagine the untiring efforts of Dr. Prasad in the form of this work and extend my full appreciation and congratulations to him.

I hope this work will certainly help the undergraduate students, postgraduate students, researchers and teachers of Ayurveda and serve the purpose.

 

Introduction

Abhidana Ratnamala popularly known as Shadrasa Nighantu is a Nighantu (Dictionary) of Synonyms of Drugs of all origins. As the work is divided into Six Skandas (chap- ters) based on the principle taste of the drugs it is so called as Shadras Nighantu. The chapters and the number of drugs dealt origin wise are appended below.
1. Madhura Skanda (Sweet drugs)
2. Amla Skanda (Acidic drugs)
3. Lavana Skanda (Salty drugs)
4. Tikta Skanda (Bitter drugs)
5. Katu Skanda (Pungent drugs)
6. Kashaya Skanda (Astringent drugs).

Author had given synonyms for the parts of the trees viz. root, bark, seed, leaf etc. which are not normally included in other Nighantus.

This book is popular in Andhra Pradesh in particular and South India in general.

The Manuscripts are available in Telugu. Script and published in Telugu by three diferent publishers. Prof. P.V.Sharma transliterated this book ‘into Devanagari character by obtaining these manuscripts of Telugu and W8. published in Varanasi. Thus Prof. P. V.Sharma introduced the entire the Sanskrit knowing fraternity. The present English translation is takenup to present this unique work for wider acceptance. Author: Author of the work is unknown.

About The "Material of The Book: As already said the drugs are categorized according to the principle taste of the drug. Synonyms only have been given. As usual few of the synonyms indicate the properties and the morphology too. It is difficult to find the botanical identity of few drugs

. However, the translator has provided the vernacular names, from which the botanical identity can be assessed when the drug with that vernacular name is identified.

It is well known that two three different drugs have the same synonym. When these synonyms are given for a drug, confusion prevails to which drug the synonym is given. There are few instances in this text and has been highlighted for easy reference to the readers.

 

Contents

 

Introduction    
Gajanana stavam   1
Dhanvamtari stavam   1
Pratiina   1
Chapter I : Svadhurasa skandhah - The sweet division 2
Chapter II : Amlarasa skandhah - The Sour division 31
Chapter III : Lavanarasa skandhah - The Salt division 40
Chapter IV : Tiktarasa skandhah - The Bitter division 43
Chapter V : Katurasa skandha~ - The Pungent division 82
Chapter VI : Kasayarasa skandha~ - The Astringent division 105
Glossary of sanskrit terms   143
Glossary of Botanical and English terms   185
Sample Pages


Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Sadrasa Nighantu (Abhindhana Ratnamala): A Compendium of Drugs Based... (Ayurveda | Books)

Rasayana Nighantu
Item Code: NAV605
$47.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Raj Nighantu (Abhidha nacu damani)
Item Code: NAV251
$43.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bavaprakasa Nighantu: Indian Materia Medica of Sri Bhavamisra
Item Code: NAJ186
$47.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Raj Nighantu
Item Code: NAD893
$77.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dhanvantari-Nighantu (Sanskrit Text with English Translation)
by Dr. Amritpal Singh
HARDCOVER (Edition: 2008)
Chaukhambha Orientalia
Item Code: NAQ723
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Madanpala Nighantu
by Dr. Amritpal Singh
PAPERBACK (Edition: 2019)
Chaukhambha Orientalia
Item Code: NAP828
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Madanapal Nighantu (Illustrated)
by Dr. J.L.N. Sastry
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Chaukhambha Orientalia
Item Code: NAI326
$67.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Astanga Nighantu
Item Code: NAH782
$21.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
An Introduction to Nighantu Of Ayurveda
Item Code: IDI918
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dhanvantari-Nighantu (Two Volumes)
by Dr. S. D. Kamat
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Chaukhambha Publshing House
Item Code: NAD479
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Rec'd. It is very very good. Thank you!
Usha, USA
Order a rare set of books generally not available. Received in great shape, a bit late, I am sure Exotic India team worked hard to obtain a copy. Thanks a lot for effort to support Indians World over!
Vivek Sathe
Shiva came today.  More wonderful  in person than the images  indicate.  Fast turn around is a bonus. Happy trail to you.
Henry, USA
Namaskaram. Thank you so much for my beautiful Durga Mata who is now present and emanating loving and vibrant energy in my home sweet home and beyond its walls.   High quality statue with intricate detail by design. Carved with love. I love it.   Durga herself lives in all of us.   Sathyam. Shivam. Sundaram.
Rekha, Chicago
People at Exotic India are Very helpful and Supportive. They have superb collection of everything related to INDIA.
Daksha, USA
I just wanted to let you know that the book arrived safely today, very well packaged. Thanks so much for your help. It is exactly what I needed! I will definitely order again from Exotic India with full confidence. Wishing you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year.
Susan, USA
Thank you guys! I got the book! Your relentless effort to set this order right is much appreciated!!
Utpal, USA
You guys always provide the best customer care. Thank you so much for this.
Devin, USA
On the 4th of January I received the ordered Peacock Bell Lamps in excellent condition. Thank you very much. 
Alexander, Moscow
Gracias por todo, Parvati es preciosa, ya le he recibido.
Joan Carlos, Spain
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India