Shells in Ayurveda, addendum re crabs
vishalagarwal at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 10 23:28:33 UTC 1999
Dr. Allen Thrasher wrote:
I will be looking at Watt's old publications on
economic products of India and books on Aryurvedic materia medica.
VA writes: An old Ayurvedic Materia Medica is the 'Nighantu' of Dhanvantari
(not to be confused with the Vedic Thesaurus). Refere also relevant sections
of Varahamihira's Brhatsamhita, Arhtasastra etc. For a modern publication,
following is the reference (I think it is a pertty good reference):
Author: Nadkarni, Krishnarao Mangeshrao, 1864-
Title: Indian materia medica. With Ayurvedic, Unani-tibbi, Siddha,
allopathic, homeopathic, naturopathic & home remedies.
Edition: 3d ed. rev. & enl. by A. K. Nadkarni. Foreword by Sir R. N.
Published: Bombay, Popular Book Depot <1955?>
Description: 2 v. 22 cm.
Subjects, Library of Congress :
Materia medica, Vegetable.
y of Congress :
Contributors: Nadkarni, A. K.
Notes: First published, 1908, under title: Indian plants and drugs.
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