"Floral Medicine in Ayurveda" - is a unique work which deals with different dimensions of flowers. Flower is one of the useful parts of the plant and mainly used as food and medicine. Different texts of Ayurveda narrate the utility of flower in various diseases. Flower is used as simile to narrate various anatomical, physiological and pathological aspects of Ayurveda. Various flowers are used to purify different minerals and metals. There are some unique formulations of flower viz Gudakanda (gulkand), Arka, Gandhadruti and so on. in traditional practice also flowers are used to prepare different edible items viz floral curry, floral sugar candy, floral juice, floral Bhakshya kalapana and soon. Ancient jain literature gave much more emphasis on floral medicine. In this text honest effort has been made to explain the health promoting, diseases preventing and disease eradicating aspects of flower. Flower used as a tool to narrate different body structures, functions and it also used to explain the features of different diseases. Flower is used as medicine in single form and also in different formulations. Thus in this text complete description regarding multiple facets of flower along with utility are explored.
Dr. Arhanth Kumar. A. is an upcoming Ayurvedic scholar belonging to Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state. He did his B.A.M.S. from K.V.G. Ayurveda Medical College, sullia. He completed his M.D. (Ayu) in Ayurveda Siddhanta from Govt. Ayurveda medical college, Mysore. He did his M.S. in Counseling and psychotherapy and certificate course on principals of clinical pharmacology. He is well versed in the field of literary research, counseling and psychotherapy, yoga and Ayurveda. He presented many scientific papers at various national and international seminars. He published many articles in national and international indexed journals. He is experienced in the field of translation, edition, original writing and critical analysis of Ayurvedic texts. He delivered many lectures at All India Radio related to different areas of Ayurveda. He is actively involved in various awareness and research programmes of Ayurveda. He contributed articles to many e books and well versed in the technology of framing e books. At present he is working as Assistant Professor in the Depatment of Samhita and Siddhanta, S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka state.
Dr. Shreevathsa basically from shimoga district, Karnataka state. He is Professor and Head, P.G. studies in Department of Ayurveda Siddhanta, Govt. Ayurveda medical college, Mysore. He completed his B.A.M.S. from Govt. Ayurveda medical college, Mysore in 1996 with rank. He completed his M.D. (Ayu) from I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar in 2000. He is double gold medalist and "Rotary Pandit Ayurvedic Education Awardee". He completed P.G. Diploma in Yoga and Vidwat (P) level in Karnatic music. He is practicing Yoga chikitsa, Naadachikitsa and Ayurveda Chikitsa. He participated in various National and International seminars as resource person. He published and authored more than 9books. Text book on Manasa Praakruti, Yoga sadhana, Ayurveda ellarigagi, Putti keliddu Doctor heliddu are some his famous works.
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