[INDOLOGY] Ayurvedic query

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 17:14:32 UTC 2015

Dear friends,
It is gratifying that the posting has at least drawn some attention. Many
thanks! I cannot reply in some detail before 4th morning. I will send a pdf
or a xerox but that too I cannot do before 4.3. As for the authenticity of
the name, I had to depend on 'A dictionary of flowering plants in India',
Santapu-Henry, CSIR, ND, India, 1998, Medicinal Plants, S.K.Jain, NBT 1983
and  the Bhavaprakaa;sa of Bhaavami;sra.
So much for the present
Best wishes

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Dipak Bhattacharya <dipak.d2004 at gmail.com>

> <Is there anything in Ayurvedic medicine texts on the value of plant
> nectar as a medicinal material ?>
> ku.s.tha = saussurea lappa has been termed am.rta in the Atharvaveda. It
> is said to grow in heaven which was none other than the Kullu district in
> the Himachal Pradesh. According to the AV this was to be used as an
> anti-piretic drug. Its utility was forgotten later and is now used for
> indigestion by traditional physicians in the Himachal Pradesh..  The matter
> was brought to notice by me in 2005 -- Indische Kultur im Kontext
> Harrassowitz Verlag Wiesbaden:9-29.
> Will this be useful?
> Best
> DB
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM, James Hartzell <james.hartzell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> A colleague in agriculture has asked the following questions:
>> Is there anything in Ayurvedic medicine texts on the value of plant
>> nectar as a medicinal material ?
>> Is there anything in Ayurvedic texts on plants versus liver flukes of
>> cattle or bilharzia, the human equivalent, which the ancient Egyptians
>> suffered from?
>> Do any of the Ayurveda Pandits on the list have suggestions/information
>> on these?
>> Cheers
>> James Hartzell, PhD
>> Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC)
>> The University of Trento, Italy
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