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ISBN:
Part 1: 9788173717024
Part 2: 9788173717031
Part 3: 9788173717048
Part 4: 9788173717055
Part 5: 9788173717062

About the Book

Ayurveda, with its base in medicinal plants and its origins in ancient Indian history, is recognized as one of the major systems of alternative and complementary medicine. Of particular significance has been the fact that the therapeutic values cited in the ancient texts and the oral tradition have been subjected to continuous interpretation and consolidation by scholars in the field. The concerns of medical botany, horticulture and the industry associated with these which have focused on the treatment of disease conditions have lent critical importance to the necessity for the accurate documentation and identification of such plants.

Indian Medicinal Plants, based on a treatise prepared by S Raghunatha Iyer, a scholar of both Sanskrit and ayurveda, aims to make an authoritative contribution to the field. The original work which drew on classical texts, current research as well as the oral medical knowledge of tribal groups has been updated by scholars associated with the Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakkal, India. This unique compendium offers profiles of 500 key species with detailed taxonomic information. One of the lead features of this compilation is the special technique used in the illustrations, both colour and line, which aims to achieve authenticity of texture, colour and form. The outline information includes distribution and the popular nomenclature in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu. The main texts present properties and uses in a format which cites ancient verse texts and ethno botanical sources.

This rare work in five volumes should be of special interest to practitioners of alternative medicine, students of ayurveda, the research community and industry associated with medical botany, pharmacologists, sociologists and medical herbalists. The compendium should also be of relevance to the fields of ethno botany and Sanskrit studies.

 

Foreword

In recent years interest in medicinal plants has increased considerably. Apart from the reliance on therapeutic values described in ancient texts and current interpretations by specialists in the field of ayurveda, laboratories in several countries have initiated analytical studies to scientifically determine the efficacy of better known medicinal plants in the treatment of diseases.

While descriptions of such plants have been available, sometimes in meticulous detail, it has not always been possible to authentically establish the identity of certain species. Some confusion has therefore prevailed and has led to a situation where the same plant might be known by different names, or where widely differing species share the same names. This has serious implications, and physicians and manufacturers of ayurvedic medicine have therefore had a critical interest in obtaining authentic descriptions of medicinal plants in currently valid taxonomic terms. They have likewise been interested in documenting the local-common names, the properties of specific parts which have medicinal value, and botanically accurate illustrations. As such a task would require the combined effort of Sanskrit scholars, systematic botanists and artists, attempts in that direction have been few and incomplete.

The late S Raghunatha Iyer, scion of a family known for its erudition in the old texts, a scholar in Sanskrit and disciple of the great Kottakkal School of ayurveda, undertook the above task, undaunted by the magnitude of the work involved. His treatise on 500 medicinal plants chosen by him perhaps at random, forms the nucleus of the present compendium.

P K Warrier, Managing Trustee of the Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, a renowned physician and scholar, together with V P K Nambiar, formerly systematic botanist at the Kerala Forest Research Institute and a specialist in the flora of the Western Ghats with a hereditary interest in herbal cures, and C Ramankutty, a learned physician of the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, undertook a thorough review of the work of Raghunatha Iyer. The result of their painstaking effort is this treatise in five volumes, the last of which includes the bibliography and index. They have taken the assistance of reputed subject specialists to supplement their authoritative knowledge of the subject.

The result of these endeavours is the presentation of this authoritative account of 500 medicinal plants, some of which are of common occurrence, some cultivated as vegetables and a few exotics. The treatise is interesting particularly for its contemporary understanding of therapeutic properties collected from various sources and more importantly from the Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, the treasure house of ayurvedic knowledge.

 

Contents Volume- I

 

1 Abelmoschus esculentus 1
2 Abelmoschus moschatus 4
3 Abies spectabilis 7
4 Abrus precatorius 10
5 Acacia caesia 17
6 Acacia catechu 19
7 Acacia leucophloea 23
8 Acacia nilotica 26
9 Acacia polyantha 30
10 Acacia sinuata 33
11 Acalypha indica 36
12 Achyranthes aspera 39
13 Aconitum heterophyllum 42
14 Aconitum napellus 47
15 Acorus calamus 51
16 Actiniopteris dichotoma 55
17 Adenanthera pavonina 58
18 Aegle marmelos 62
19 Aerva lanata 67
20 Agaricus campestris 70
21 Ageratum conyzoides 74
22 Alangium salvifolium 77
23 Albizia lebbeck 81
24 Albizia odoratissima 85
25 Allium cepa 88
26 Allium sativum 93
27 Allophylus serratus 99
28 Aloe barbadensis 103
29 Alpina galanga 106
30 Alstonia scholaris 111
31 Alstonia venenata 115
32 Alternanthera sessilis 118
33 Amaranthus spinosus 121
34 Ammania baccifera ssp. baccifera 125
35 Amomum subulatum 128
36 Amorphophallus paeoniifolius var. companulatus 132
37 Anacardium occidentale 137
38 Anacyclus pyrethrum 140
39 Anamirta cocculus 143
40 Ananas comosus 146
41 Andrographis paniculata 149
42 Anethum graveolens 153
43 Anisomeles malabarica 157
44 Annona squamosa 160
45 Anogeissus latifolia 163
46 Aphanamixis polystachya 167
47 Aquilaria agallocha 171
48 Arachis hypogaea 176
49 Areca catechu 180
50 Argemone mexican a 187
51 Argyreia nervosa 191
52 Aristolochia bracteolata 196
53 Aristolochia indica 199
54 Artemisia nilagirica 202
55 Artocarpus communis 207
56 Artocarpus heterophyllus 208
57 Artocarpus hirsutus 215
58 Asparagus racemosus 218
59 A verrhoa carambola 224
60 Azadirachta indica 227
61 Bacopa monnieri 235
62 Baliosperrnurn montanum 240
63 Bambusa arundinacea 244
64 Barringtonia acutangula 250
65 Basella alba var. rubra 253
66 Bauhinia variegata 256
67 Benincasa hispida 261
68 Beta vulgaris 265
69 Betula utilis 268
70 Biophytum sensitivum 271
71 Bixa orellana 274
72 Blumea lacera 278
73 Boerhaavia diffusa 281
74 Bombax ceiba 289
75 Borassus flabellifer 293
76 Boswellia serrata 297
77 Brassica juncea 301
78 Brassica oleracea var. capitata 306
79 Buchanania lanzan 309
80 Butea monosperma 314
81 Caesalpinia bonduc 320
82 Caesalpinia sappan 323
83 Cajanus cajan 326
84 Calamus rotang 330
85 Callicarpa macrophylla 334
86 Calophyllum inophyllum 338
87 Calotropis gigantea 341
88 Calycopteris floribunda 346
89 Camellia sinensis 349
90 Canavalia gladiata 352
91 Cannabis sativa 356
92 Canscora decussata 361
93 Canthium parviflorum 366
94 Capparis decidua 368
95 Capsicum annuum 375
96 Cardiospermum halicacabum 377
97 Careya arborea 380
98 Carica papaya 383
99 Carissa carandas 386
100 Carthamus tinctorus 390
  Appendix A 394
  Appendix B 403
  Index to Sanskrit terms 419

 

Contents Volume- II

 

1 Caryota urens 1
2 Cassia absus 3
3 Cassia auriculata 6
4 Cassia fistula 11
5 Cassia occidentalis 19
6 Cassia senna 23
7 Cassia tora 26
8 Catharanthus rose us 31
9 Catunaregum spinosa 33
10 Cayratia carnosa 37
11 Cedrus deodara 41
12 Ceiba pentandra 45
13 Celastrus paniculatus 47
14 Centella asiatica 52
15 Ceratophyllum demersum 56
16 Cerbera odollam 59
17 Chenopodium album 61
18 Chonemorpha fragrans 67
19 Cicer arietinum 70
20 Cichorium intybus 74
21 Cinchona officinalis 78
22 Cinnamomum camphora 81
23 Cinnamomum tamala 84
24 Cinnamomum verum 87
25 Citrullus colocynthis 91
26 Citrus aurantifolia 94
27 Citrus limon 97
28 Citrus medica 103
29 Citrus reticulata 108
30 Cissus quadrangularis 112
31 Cleome viscosa 116
32 Clerodendrum serratum 121
33 Clerodendrum viscosum 124
34 Clitoria ternatea 129
35 Coccinia grandis 133
36 Cocculus hirsutus 138
37 Cochlospermum religiosum 145
38 Cocus nucifera 146
39 Coffea arabica 155
40 Coix lacryma-jobi 157
41 Colocasia esculenta 160
42 Commiphora mukul 164
43 Commiphora myrrha 173
44 Contmiphora wightii 175
45 Copt is teeta 177
46 Cordia dichotoma 180
47 Coriandrum sativum 184
48 Coscinium fenestratum 191
49 Costus speciosus 201
50 Crataeva magna 202
51 Cressa cretica 206
52 Crinum asiaticum 209
53 Crocus sativus 212
54 Crotalaria retusa 218
55 Croton tiglium 223
56 Cucumis melo var utilissimus 227
57 Cucumis sativus 231
58 Cucumis trigonus 235
59 Cucurbita maxima 238
60 Cuminum cyminum 241
61 Curculigo orchioides 245
62 Curcuma amada 251
63 Curcuma aromatica 255
64 Curcuma longa 259
65 Cuscuta reflexa 262
66 Cyamopsis tetragonoloba 265
67 Cyathula prostrata 268
68 Cycas circinalis 272
69 Cyclea Peltata 277
70 Cymbopogon citratus 281
71 Cymbopogon martinii 285
72 Cynodon dactyl on 289
73 Cyperus esculentus 293
74 Cyperus rotundus 296
75 Dallergia sissoo 300
76 Datura mete I 305
77 Daucus carota var sativa 311
78 Delphinium denudatum 313
79 Dendrophthoe falcata 316
80 Desmodium gangeticum 319
81 Desmodium triflorum 323
82 Desmostachya bipinnata 326
83 Dichrostachys cinerea 330
84 Dioscorea alata 334
85 Diospyros malabarica 339
86 Diplocyclos palmatus 342
87 Drynaria quercifolia 345
88 Drypetes roxburghii 347
89 Eclipta prostrata 350
90 Elaeocarpus sphaericus 354
91 Elephantopus scaber 357
92 Elettaria cardamomum 360
93 Eleusine coracana 365
94 Embeliaribes 368
95 Emilia sonchifolia 372
96 Enicostemma axillare 374
97 Erythrina variegata 379
98 Eucalyptus globulus 382
99 Eupatorium triplinerve 385
100 Euphorbia antiquo rum 388
  Appendix A 390
  Appendix B 399
  Index to Sanskrit Terms 415

 

Contents Volume- III

 

1 Euphorbia ligularia 1
2 Euphorbia thymifolia 6
3 Evolvulus alsinoides 11
4 Ferula asafoetida 13
5 Ficus arnottiana 17
6 Ficus benghalensis 20
7 Ficus hispida 27
8 Ficus microcarpa 31
9 Ficus racemosa 34
10 Ficus religiosa 38
11 II Flacourtia indica 43
12 Flacourtia jangomas 46
13 Foeniculum vulgare 50
14 Fritillaria roylei 54
15 Garcinia gummi-gutta 59
16 Garcinia morella 62
17 Gardenia gummifera 65
18 Garuga pinnata 69
19 Gentiana kurroo 72
20 Gloriosa superba 76
21 Glycosmis arborea 82
22 Glycyrrhiza glabra 84
23 Gmelina arborea 91
24 Gossypium arboreum 96
25 Gossypium herbaceum 101
26 Grewia tiliifolia 104
27 Gymnema sylvestre 107
28 Habenaria edgeworthii 110
29 Habenaria intermedia 114
30 Haldina cordifolia 117
31 Hedyotis corymbosa 120
32 Hedyotis herbacea 124
33 Helianthus annus 127
34 Helicteres isora 132
35 Heiiotropium indicum 136
36 Hemidesmus indicus 141
37 Hibiscus aculeatus 146
38 Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 149
39 Hiptage benghalensis 153
40 Holarrhena pubescens 156
41 Holoptelea integrifolia 162
42 Holostemma ada-kodien 167
43 Homonoia riparia 172
44 Hordeum vulgare 175
45 Hugonia mystax 183
46 Hydnocarpus laurifoiia 185
47 Hygrophila auriculata 191
48 Hygroryza aristata 197
49 Hyoscyamus niger 200
50 Ichnocarpus frutescens 203
51 Illicium verum 206
52 Indigofera tinctoria 210
53 Inula racemosa 214
54 Ipomoea batatas 218
55 Ipomoea mauritiana 222
56 Ipomoea nil 231
57 Ipomoea pes-caprae 233
58 Ipomoea sepiaria 237
59 Ixora coccinea 239
60 Jasminum angustifolium 242
61 Jasminum arborescens 244
62 Jasminum auriculatum 245
63 Jasminum grandiflorum 249
64 J asminum multiflorum 254
65 Jasminum sambac 259
66 Jatropha curcas 261
67 Juglans regia var kumaonia 264
68 Justicia beddomei 268
69 Justicia gendarussa 272
70 Kaempferia galanga 274
71 Kaempferia rotunda 279
72 Kalanchoe pinnata 282
73 Kyllinga nemoralis 285
74 Lablab purpureus 289
75 Lagenaria siceraria 292
76 Lannea coromandelica m 297
77 Lantana camara var aculeata 300
78 Lawsonia inermis 303
79 Leea indica 306
80 Lens culinaris 309
81 Lepidium sativum 313
82 Leucas aspera 316
83 Lilium polyphyllum 321
84 Limnophila aromatica 324
85 Limonia acidissima 327
86 Linum usitatissimum 333
87 Liquidamber orientalis 337
88 Lodoicea maldivica 341
89 Ludwigia octovalvis ssp sessiliflora 344
90 Luffa acutangula 347
91 Luffa cylindrica 350
92 Lycopersicon esculentum 354
93 Macrotyloma uniflorum 358
94 Madhuca longifolia 362
95 Malaxis acuminata 367
96 Malaxis muscifera 371
97 Mallotus philippensis 375
98 Mangifera indica 380
99 Manihot esculenta 391
100 Manilkara hexandra 393
  Appendix A 397
  Appedix B 406
  Index to Sanskrit Terms 422

 

Contents Volume- IV

 

1 Maranta arundinacea 1
2 Marsilea quadrifolia 5
3 Melia azedarach 10
4 Mentha arvensis 15
5 Merremia emarginata 18
6 Merremia tridentata ssp tridentata 22
7 Mesua nagassarium 27
8 Michelia cham pac a 3
9 Mimosa pudica 36
10 Mimusops elengi 40
11 Mitragyna parvifolia 45
12 Momordica charantia 48
13 Monochoria vaginalis 52
14 Morinda pubescens 56
15 Moringa oleifera 59
16 Morus alba 65
17 Mucuna pruriens 68
18 Mukia maderaspatana 73
19 Murraya koenigii 75
20 Musa paradisiac a 78
21 Mussaenda frondosa 86
22 Myristica fragrans 90
23 Myristica malabarica 96
24 Myxopyrum serratulum 98
25 Naravelia zeylanica 100
26 Nardostachys grandiflora 104
27 Naregamia alata 108
28 Nelumbo nucifera 110
29 Neolamarckia cadamba 120
30 Neptunia oleracea 124
31 Nerium oleander 126
32 Nervilia aragoana 131
33 Nicotiana tabacum 134
34 Nigella sativa 139
35 Nilgirianthus ciliatus 142
36 Nyctanthes arbor-tristis 149
37 Nymphaea nouchali 153
38 Ocimum americanum 157
39 Ocimum basilicum 160
40 Ocimum kilimandscharicum 164
41 Ocimum tenuiflorum 168
42 Operculina turpethum 172
43 Ophiorrhiza mungos 180
44 Orchis latifolia 183
45 Oroxylum indicum 186
46 Orthosiphon thymiflorus 191
47 Oryza sativa 193
48 Ougeinia oojeinensis 199
49 Oxalis corniculata 202
50 Pandanus odoratissimus 206
51 Panicum sumatrense 211
52 Papaver somniferum 214
53 Parmelia perlata 223
54 Paspalum scrobiculatum 226
55 Pedalium murex 230
56 Pentapetes phoenicea 233
57 Pergularia daemia 236
58 Phoenix dactylifera 240
59 Phoenix pusilla 244
60 Phyla nodiflora 248
61 Phyllanthus amarus 252
62 Phyllanthus emblica 256
63 Phyllanthus reticulatus 264
64 Physalis minima 266
65 Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora 269
66 Pinus roxburghii 273
67 Piper bet Ie 279
68 Piper brachystachyum 284
69 Piper cubeba 287
70 Piper longum 290
71 Piper nigrum 297
72 Pistacia chinensis ssp integerrima 304
73 Pisum sativum 308
74 Plantago ovata 312
75 Plectranthus amboinicus 315
76 Plectranthus vettiveroides 318
77 Plumbago indica 321
78 Plume ria rubra 329
79 Polyalthia longifolia 330
80 Polygonatum cirrhifolium 333
81 Polygonatum verticillatum 336
82 Pongamia pinnata 339
83 Portulaca ole race a 345
84 Premna corymbosa 348
85 Prunus cerasoides 353
86 Prunus domestica 356
87 Prunus dulcis 363
88 Pseudarthria viscida 366
89 Psidium guajava 371
90 Psoralea corylifolia 374
91 Pterocarpus marsupium 381
92 Pterocarpus santalinus 384
93 Pterospermum canescens 388
94 Pueraria tube rosa 391
95 Punica granatum 396
96 Quercus infectoria 403
97 Raphanus sativus 407
98 Rauvolfia serpentina 409
99 Rhaphidophora laciniata 413
100 Rhinacanthus nasuta 417
  Appendix A 418
  Appendix B 427
  Index to Sanskrit terms 443

 

Contents Volume- V

 

1 Ricinus communis 1
2 Rosa centifolia 8
3 Rotula aquatica 13
4 Rubia cordifolia 17
5 Ruta chalepensis 22
6 Saccharum arundinaceum 26
7 Saccharum officinarum 31
8 Saccharum spontaneum 44
9 Salacia reticulata 47
10 Salvadora persica var wightiana 49
11 Samadera indica 55
12 Santalum album 57
13 Sapindus laurifolia 63
14 Saraca asoca 66
15 Sarcostemma acidum 73
16 Sarcostigma kleinii 76
17 Saussurea lappa 80
18 Schleichera oleosa 84
19 Schrebera swietenioides 88
20 Scindapsus officinal is 92
21 Securinegaleucopyrus 96
22 Semecarpus anacardium 98
23 Sesiunum indicum 104
24 Sesbania grandiflora 117
25 Setaria italica 121
26 Shorea robusta 124
27 Sida cordata 129
28 Sida rhombifolia 132
29 Sida rhombifolia ssp retusa 135
30 Sida spinosa 141
31 Smilax china 143
32 Solanum anguivi 151
33 Solanum melongena 157
34 Solanum nigrum 160
35 Solanum surattense 164
36 Solanum tuberosum 170
37 Solena amplexicaulis 173
38 Spennacoce hispida 177
39 Sphaeranthus indicus 180
40 Spondias pinnata 186
41 Sterculia foetida 190
42 Stereospennum colais 192
43 Streblus a~eer 198
44 Strychnos nux-vomica 202
45 Strychnos potatorum 207
46 Swertia chirayita 212
47 Symplocos cochinchinensis ssp laurina 215
48 Syzygium aromaticum 221
49 Syzygium cumini 225
50 Syzygium jambos 229
51 Tabemaemontana divaricata 232
52 Tamarindus indica 235
53 Taraxacum officinale 243
54 Tectona grandis 245
55 Tephrosia purpurea 249
56 Terminalia arjuna 253
57 Tenninalia bellirica 258
58 Terminalia chebula 263
59 Tenninalia crenulata 275
60 Terminalia paniculata 277
61 Thespesia populnea 281
62 Tinospora cordifolia 283
63 Toddalia asiatica 291
64 Toona ciliata 294
65 Trachyspermum roxburghianum 299
66 Tragia involucrata 304
67 Trapa natans var bispinosa 308
68 Tribulus terrestris 311
69 Trichodesma indicum 316
70 Trichosanthes cucumerina 320
71 Trichosanthes lobata 323
72 Trichosanthes tricuspidata 328
73 Trigonella foenum-graecum 331
74 Triticum aestivum 335
75 Tylophora indica 339
76 Uvaria narum 342
77 Valeriana jatamansi 345
78 Vateria indica 349
79 Ventilago maderaspatana 352
80 Vernonia anthelmintic a 355
81 Vernonia cinerea 358
82 Vetiveria zizanioides 361
83 Vigna mungo 367
84 Vigna pilosa 370
85 Vigna radiata 374
86 Vigna radiata var sublobata 378
87 Vigna unguiculata ssp cylindrica 382
88 Vitex negundo 387
89 Vitex trifolia 392
90 Vitis vinifera 396
91 Wedelia chinensis 404
92 Withania somnifera 409
93 Woodfordia fruticosa 412
94 Wrightia tinctoria 417
95 Zanonia indica 420
96 Zanthoxylum armatum 423
97 Zea mays 427
98 Zingiber officinale 431
99 Ziziphus mauritiana 439
100 Ziziphus oenoplia 445
  Appendix A 448
  Appendix B 457
  Bibliography 473
  Families with corresponding Sanskrit terms 481

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Ayurveda, with its base in medicinal plants and its origins in ancient Indian history, is recognized as one of the major systems of alternative and complementary medicine. Of particular significance has been the fact that the therapeutic values cited in the ancient texts and the oral tradition have been subjected to continuous interpretation and consolidation by scholars in the field. The concerns of medical botany, horticulture and the industry associated with these which have focused on the treatment of disease conditions have lent critical importance to the necessity for the accurate documentation and identification of such plants.

Indian Medicinal Plants, based on a treatise prepared by S Raghunatha Iyer, a scholar of both Sanskrit and ayurveda, aims to make an authoritative contribution to the field. The original work which drew on classical texts, current research as well as the oral medical knowledge of tribal groups has been updated by scholars associated with the Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakkal, India. This unique compendium offers profiles of 500 key species with detailed taxonomic information. One of the lead features of this compilation is the special technique used in the illustrations, both colour and line, which aims to achieve authenticity of texture, colour and form. The outline information includes distribution and the popular nomenclature in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu. The main texts present properties and uses in a format which cites ancient verse texts and ethno botanical sources.

This rare work in five volumes should be of special interest to practitioners of alternative medicine, students of ayurveda, the research community and industry associated with medical botany, pharmacologists, sociologists and medical herbalists. The compendium should also be of relevance to the fields of ethno botany and Sanskrit studies.

 

Foreword

In recent years interest in medicinal plants has increased considerably. Apart from the reliance on therapeutic values described in ancient texts and current interpretations by specialists in the field of ayurveda, laboratories in several countries have initiated analytical studies to scientifically determine the efficacy of better known medicinal plants in the treatment of diseases.

While descriptions of such plants have been available, sometimes in meticulous detail, it has not always been possible to authentically establish the identity of certain species. Some confusion has therefore prevailed and has led to a situation where the same plant might be known by different names, or where widely differing species share the same names. This has serious implications, and physicians and manufacturers of ayurvedic medicine have therefore had a critical interest in obtaining authentic descriptions of medicinal plants in currently valid taxonomic terms. They have likewise been interested in documenting the local-common names, the properties of specific parts which have medicinal value, and botanically accurate illustrations. As such a task would require the combined effort of Sanskrit scholars, systematic botanists and artists, attempts in that direction have been few and incomplete.

The late S Raghunatha Iyer, scion of a family known for its erudition in the old texts, a scholar in Sanskrit and disciple of the great Kottakkal School of ayurveda, undertook the above task, undaunted by the magnitude of the work involved. His treatise on 500 medicinal plants chosen by him perhaps at random, forms the nucleus of the present compendium.

P K Warrier, Managing Trustee of the Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, a renowned physician and scholar, together with V P K Nambiar, formerly systematic botanist at the Kerala Forest Research Institute and a specialist in the flora of the Western Ghats with a hereditary interest in herbal cures, and C Ramankutty, a learned physician of the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, undertook a thorough review of the work of Raghunatha Iyer. The result of their painstaking effort is this treatise in five volumes, the last of which includes the bibliography and index. They have taken the assistance of reputed subject specialists to supplement their authoritative knowledge of the subject.

The result of these endeavours is the presentation of this authoritative account of 500 medicinal plants, some of which are of common occurrence, some cultivated as vegetables and a few exotics. The treatise is interesting particularly for its contemporary understanding of therapeutic properties collected from various sources and more importantly from the Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, the treasure house of ayurvedic knowledge.

 

Contents Volume- I

 

1 Abelmoschus esculentus 1
2 Abelmoschus moschatus 4
3 Abies spectabilis 7
4 Abrus precatorius 10
5 Acacia caesia 17
6 Acacia catechu 19
7 Acacia leucophloea 23
8 Acacia nilotica 26
9 Acacia polyantha 30
10 Acacia sinuata 33
11 Acalypha indica 36
12 Achyranthes aspera 39
13 Aconitum heterophyllum 42
14 Aconitum napellus 47
15 Acorus calamus 51
16 Actiniopteris dichotoma 55
17 Adenanthera pavonina 58
18 Aegle marmelos 62
19 Aerva lanata 67
20 Agaricus campestris 70
21 Ageratum conyzoides 74
22 Alangium salvifolium 77
23 Albizia lebbeck 81
24 Albizia odoratissima 85
25 Allium cepa 88
26 Allium sativum 93
27 Allophylus serratus 99
28 Aloe barbadensis 103
29 Alpina galanga 106
30 Alstonia scholaris 111
31 Alstonia venenata 115
32 Alternanthera sessilis 118
33 Amaranthus spinosus 121
34 Ammania baccifera ssp. baccifera 125
35 Amomum subulatum 128
36 Amorphophallus paeoniifolius var. companulatus 132
37 Anacardium occidentale 137
38 Anacyclus pyrethrum 140
39 Anamirta cocculus 143
40 Ananas comosus 146
41 Andrographis paniculata 149
42 Anethum graveolens 153
43 Anisomeles malabarica 157
44 Annona squamosa 160
45 Anogeissus latifolia 163
46 Aphanamixis polystachya 167
47 Aquilaria agallocha 171
48 Arachis hypogaea 176
49 Areca catechu 180
50 Argemone mexican a 187
51 Argyreia nervosa 191
52 Aristolochia bracteolata 196
53 Aristolochia indica 199
54 Artemisia nilagirica 202
55 Artocarpus communis 207
56 Artocarpus heterophyllus 208
57 Artocarpus hirsutus 215
58 Asparagus racemosus 218
59 A verrhoa carambola 224
60 Azadirachta indica 227
61 Bacopa monnieri 235
62 Baliosperrnurn montanum 240
63 Bambusa arundinacea 244
64 Barringtonia acutangula 250
65 Basella alba var. rubra 253
66 Bauhinia variegata 256
67 Benincasa hispida 261
68 Beta vulgaris 265
69 Betula utilis 268
70 Biophytum sensitivum 271
71 Bixa orellana 274
72 Blumea lacera 278
73 Boerhaavia diffusa 281
74 Bombax ceiba 289
75 Borassus flabellifer 293
76 Boswellia serrata 297
77 Brassica juncea 301
78 Brassica oleracea var. capitata 306
79 Buchanania lanzan 309
80 Butea monosperma 314
81 Caesalpinia bonduc 320
82 Caesalpinia sappan 323
83 Cajanus cajan 326
84 Calamus rotang 330
85 Callicarpa macrophylla 334
86 Calophyllum inophyllum 338
87 Calotropis gigantea 341
88 Calycopteris floribunda 346
89 Camellia sinensis 349
90 Canavalia gladiata 352
91 Cannabis sativa 356
92 Canscora decussata 361
93 Canthium parviflorum 366
94 Capparis decidua 368
95 Capsicum annuum 375
96 Cardiospermum halicacabum 377
97 Careya arborea 380
98 Carica papaya 383
99 Carissa carandas 386
100 Carthamus tinctorus 390
  Appendix A 394
  Appendix B 403
  Index to Sanskrit terms 419

 

Contents Volume- II

 

1 Caryota urens 1
2 Cassia absus 3
3 Cassia auriculata 6
4 Cassia fistula 11
5 Cassia occidentalis 19
6 Cassia senna 23
7 Cassia tora 26
8 Catharanthus rose us 31
9 Catunaregum spinosa 33
10 Cayratia carnosa 37
11 Cedrus deodara 41
12 Ceiba pentandra 45
13 Celastrus paniculatus 47
14 Centella asiatica 52
15 Ceratophyllum demersum 56
16 Cerbera odollam 59
17 Chenopodium album 61
18 Chonemorpha fragrans 67
19 Cicer arietinum 70
20 Cichorium intybus 74
21 Cinchona officinalis 78
22 Cinnamomum camphora 81
23 Cinnamomum tamala 84
24 Cinnamomum verum 87
25 Citrullus colocynthis 91
26 Citrus aurantifolia 94
27 Citrus limon 97
28 Citrus medica 103
29 Citrus reticulata 108
30 Cissus quadrangularis 112
31 Cleome viscosa 116
32 Clerodendrum serratum 121
33 Clerodendrum viscosum 124
34 Clitoria ternatea 129
35 Coccinia grandis 133
36 Cocculus hirsutus 138
37 Cochlospermum religiosum 145
38 Cocus nucifera 146
39 Coffea arabica 155
40 Coix lacryma-jobi 157
41 Colocasia esculenta 160
42 Commiphora mukul 164
43 Commiphora myrrha 173
44 Contmiphora wightii 175
45 Copt is teeta 177
46 Cordia dichotoma 180
47 Coriandrum sativum 184
48 Coscinium fenestratum 191
49 Costus speciosus 201
50 Crataeva magna 202
51 Cressa cretica 206
52 Crinum asiaticum 209
53 Crocus sativus 212
54 Crotalaria retusa 218
55 Croton tiglium 223
56 Cucumis melo var utilissimus 227
57 Cucumis sativus 231
58 Cucumis trigonus 235
59 Cucurbita maxima 238
60 Cuminum cyminum 241
61 Curculigo orchioides 245
62 Curcuma amada 251
63 Curcuma aromatica 255
64 Curcuma longa 259
65 Cuscuta reflexa 262
66 Cyamopsis tetragonoloba 265
67 Cyathula prostrata 268
68 Cycas circinalis 272
69 Cyclea Peltata 277
70 Cymbopogon citratus 281
71 Cymbopogon martinii 285
72 Cynodon dactyl on 289
73 Cyperus esculentus 293
74 Cyperus rotundus 296
75 Dallergia sissoo 300
76 Datura mete I 305
77 Daucus carota var sativa 311
78 Delphinium denudatum 313
79 Dendrophthoe falcata 316
80 Desmodium gangeticum 319
81 Desmodium triflorum 323
82 Desmostachya bipinnata 326
83 Dichrostachys cinerea 330
84 Dioscorea alata 334
85 Diospyros malabarica 339
86 Diplocyclos palmatus 342
87 Drynaria quercifolia 345
88 Drypetes roxburghii 347
89 Eclipta prostrata 350
90 Elaeocarpus sphaericus 354
91 Elephantopus scaber 357
92 Elettaria cardamomum 360
93 Eleusine coracana 365
94 Embeliaribes 368
95 Emilia sonchifolia 372
96 Enicostemma axillare 374
97 Erythrina variegata 379
98 Eucalyptus globulus 382
99 Eupatorium triplinerve 385
100 Euphorbia antiquo rum 388
  Appendix A 390
  Appendix B 399
  Index to Sanskrit Terms 415

 

Contents Volume- III

 

1 Euphorbia ligularia 1
2 Euphorbia thymifolia 6
3 Evolvulus alsinoides 11
4 Ferula asafoetida 13
5 Ficus arnottiana 17
6 Ficus benghalensis 20
7 Ficus hispida 27
8 Ficus microcarpa 31
9 Ficus racemosa 34
10 Ficus religiosa 38
11 II Flacourtia indica 43
12 Flacourtia jangomas 46
13 Foeniculum vulgare 50
14 Fritillaria roylei 54
15 Garcinia gummi-gutta 59
16 Garcinia morella 62
17 Gardenia gummifera 65
18 Garuga pinnata 69
19 Gentiana kurroo 72
20 Gloriosa superba 76
21 Glycosmis arborea 82
22 Glycyrrhiza glabra 84
23 Gmelina arborea 91
24 Gossypium arboreum 96
25 Gossypium herbaceum 101
26 Grewia tiliifolia 104
27 Gymnema sylvestre 107
28 Habenaria edgeworthii 110
29 Habenaria intermedia 114
30 Haldina cordifolia 117
31 Hedyotis corymbosa 120
32 Hedyotis herbacea 124
33 Helianthus annus 127
34 Helicteres isora 132
35 Heiiotropium indicum 136
36 Hemidesmus indicus 141
37 Hibiscus aculeatus 146
38 Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 149
39 Hiptage benghalensis 153
40 Holarrhena pubescens 156
41 Holoptelea integrifolia 162
42 Holostemma ada-kodien 167
43 Homonoia riparia 172
44 Hordeum vulgare 175
45 Hugonia mystax 183
46 Hydnocarpus laurifoiia 185
47 Hygrophila auriculata 191
48 Hygroryza aristata 197
49 Hyoscyamus niger 200
50 Ichnocarpus frutescens 203
51 Illicium verum 206
52 Indigofera tinctoria 210
53 Inula racemosa 214
54 Ipomoea batatas 218
55 Ipomoea mauritiana 222
56 Ipomoea nil 231
57 Ipomoea pes-caprae 233
58 Ipomoea sepiaria 237
59 Ixora coccinea 239
60 Jasminum angustifolium 242
61 Jasminum arborescens 244
62 Jasminum auriculatum 245
63 Jasminum grandiflorum 249
64 J asminum multiflorum 254
65 Jasminum sambac 259
66 Jatropha curcas 261
67 Juglans regia var kumaonia 264
68 Justicia beddomei 268
69 Justicia gendarussa 272
70 Kaempferia galanga 274
71 Kaempferia rotunda 279
72 Kalanchoe pinnata 282
73 Kyllinga nemoralis 285
74 Lablab purpureus 289
75 Lagenaria siceraria 292
76 Lannea coromandelica m 297
77 Lantana camara var aculeata 300
78 Lawsonia inermis 303
79 Leea indica 306
80 Lens culinaris 309
81 Lepidium sativum 313
82 Leucas aspera 316
83 Lilium polyphyllum 321
84 Limnophila aromatica 324
85 Limonia acidissima 327
86 Linum usitatissimum 333
87 Liquidamber orientalis 337
88 Lodoicea maldivica 341
89 Ludwigia octovalvis ssp sessiliflora 344
90 Luffa acutangula 347
91 Luffa cylindrica 350
92 Lycopersicon esculentum 354
93 Macrotyloma uniflorum 358
94 Madhuca longifolia 362
95 Malaxis acuminata 367
96 Malaxis muscifera 371
97 Mallotus philippensis 375
98 Mangifera indica 380
99 Manihot esculenta 391
100 Manilkara hexandra 393
  Appendix A 397
  Appedix B 406
  Index to Sanskrit Terms 422

 

Contents Volume- IV

 

1 Maranta arundinacea 1
2 Marsilea quadrifolia 5
3 Melia azedarach 10
4 Mentha arvensis 15
5 Merremia emarginata 18
6 Merremia tridentata ssp tridentata 22
7 Mesua nagassarium 27
8 Michelia cham pac a 3
9 Mimosa pudica 36
10 Mimusops elengi 40
11 Mitragyna parvifolia 45
12 Momordica charantia 48
13 Monochoria vaginalis 52
14 Morinda pubescens 56
15 Moringa oleifera 59
16 Morus alba 65
17 Mucuna pruriens 68
18 Mukia maderaspatana 73
19 Murraya koenigii 75
20 Musa paradisiac a 78
21 Mussaenda frondosa 86
22 Myristica fragrans 90
23 Myristica malabarica 96
24 Myxopyrum serratulum 98
25 Naravelia zeylanica 100
26 Nardostachys grandiflora 104
27 Naregamia alata 108
28 Nelumbo nucifera 110
29 Neolamarckia cadamba 120
30 Neptunia oleracea 124
31 Nerium oleander 126
32 Nervilia aragoana 131
33 Nicotiana tabacum 134
34 Nigella sativa 139
35 Nilgirianthus ciliatus 142
36 Nyctanthes arbor-tristis 149
37 Nymphaea nouchali 153
38 Ocimum americanum 157
39 Ocimum basilicum 160
40 Ocimum kilimandscharicum 164
41 Ocimum tenuiflorum 168
42 Operculina turpethum 172
43 Ophiorrhiza mungos 180
44 Orchis latifolia 183
45 Oroxylum indicum 186
46 Orthosiphon thymiflorus 191
47 Oryza sativa 193
48 Ougeinia oojeinensis 199
49 Oxalis corniculata 202
50 Pandanus odoratissimus 206
51 Panicum sumatrense 211
52 Papaver somniferum 214
53 Parmelia perlata 223
54 Paspalum scrobiculatum 226
55 Pedalium murex 230
56 Pentapetes phoenicea 233
57 Pergularia daemia 236
58 Phoenix dactylifera 240
59 Phoenix pusilla 244
60 Phyla nodiflora 248
61 Phyllanthus amarus 252
62 Phyllanthus emblica 256
63 Phyllanthus reticulatus 264
64 Physalis minima 266
65 Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora 269
66 Pinus roxburghii 273
67 Piper bet Ie 279
68 Piper brachystachyum 284
69 Piper cubeba 287
70 Piper longum 290
71 Piper nigrum 297
72 Pistacia chinensis ssp integerrima 304
73 Pisum sativum 308
74 Plantago ovata 312
75 Plectranthus amboinicus 315
76 Plectranthus vettiveroides 318
77 Plumbago indica 321
78 Plume ria rubra 329
79 Polyalthia longifolia 330
80 Polygonatum cirrhifolium 333
81 Polygonatum verticillatum 336
82 Pongamia pinnata 339
83 Portulaca ole race a 345
84 Premna corymbosa 348
85 Prunus cerasoides 353
86 Prunus domestica 356
87 Prunus dulcis 363
88 Pseudarthria viscida 366
89 Psidium guajava 371
90 Psoralea corylifolia 374
91 Pterocarpus marsupium 381
92 Pterocarpus santalinus 384
93 Pterospermum canescens 388
94 Pueraria tube rosa 391
95 Punica granatum 396
96 Quercus infectoria 403
97 Raphanus sativus 407
98 Rauvolfia serpentina 409
99 Rhaphidophora laciniata 413
100 Rhinacanthus nasuta 417
  Appendix A 418
  Appendix B 427
  Index to Sanskrit terms 443

 

Contents Volume- V

 

1 Ricinus communis 1
2 Rosa centifolia 8
3 Rotula aquatica 13
4 Rubia cordifolia 17
5 Ruta chalepensis 22
6 Saccharum arundinaceum 26
7 Saccharum officinarum 31
8 Saccharum spontaneum 44
9 Salacia reticulata 47
10 Salvadora persica var wightiana 49
11 Samadera indica 55
12 Santalum album 57
13 Sapindus laurifolia 63
14 Saraca asoca 66
15 Sarcostemma acidum 73
16 Sarcostigma kleinii 76
17 Saussurea lappa 80
18 Schleichera oleosa 84
19 Schrebera swietenioides 88
20 Scindapsus officinal is 92
21 Securinegaleucopyrus 96
22 Semecarpus anacardium 98
23 Sesiunum indicum 104
24 Sesbania grandiflora 117
25 Setaria italica 121
26 Shorea robusta 124
27 Sida cordata 129
28 Sida rhombifolia 132
29 Sida rhombifolia ssp retusa 135
30 Sida spinosa 141
31 Smilax china 143
32 Solanum anguivi 151
33 Solanum melongena 157
34 Solanum nigrum 160
35 Solanum surattense 164
36 Solanum tuberosum 170
37 Solena amplexicaulis 173
38 Spennacoce hispida 177
39 Sphaeranthus indicus 180
40 Spondias pinnata 186
41 Sterculia foetida 190
42 Stereospennum colais 192
43 Streblus a~eer 198
44 Strychnos nux-vomica 202
45 Strychnos potatorum 207
46 Swertia chirayita 212
47 Symplocos cochinchinensis ssp laurina 215
48 Syzygium aromaticum 221
49 Syzygium cumini 225
50 Syzygium jambos 229
51 Tabemaemontana divaricata 232
52 Tamarindus indica 235
53 Taraxacum officinale 243
54 Tectona grandis 245
55 Tephrosia purpurea 249
56 Terminalia arjuna 253
57 Tenninalia bellirica 258
58 Terminalia chebula 263
59 Tenninalia crenulata 275
60 Terminalia paniculata 277
61 Thespesia populnea 281
62 Tinospora cordifolia 283
63 Toddalia asiatica 291
64 Toona ciliata 294
65 Trachyspermum roxburghianum 299
66 Tragia involucrata 304
67 Trapa natans var bispinosa 308
68 Tribulus terrestris 311
69 Trichodesma indicum 316
70 Trichosanthes cucumerina 320
71 Trichosanthes lobata 323
72 Trichosanthes tricuspidata 328
73 Trigonella foenum-graecum 331
74 Triticum aestivum 335
75 Tylophora indica 339
76 Uvaria narum 342
77 Valeriana jatamansi 345
78 Vateria indica 349
79 Ventilago maderaspatana 352
80 Vernonia anthelmintic a 355
81 Vernonia cinerea 358
82 Vetiveria zizanioides 361
83 Vigna mungo 367
84 Vigna pilosa 370
85 Vigna radiata 374
86 Vigna radiata var sublobata 378
87 Vigna unguiculata ssp cylindrica 382
88 Vitex negundo 387
89 Vitex trifolia 392
90 Vitis vinifera 396
91 Wedelia chinensis 404
92 Withania somnifera 409
93 Woodfordia fruticosa 412
94 Wrightia tinctoria 417
95 Zanonia indica 420
96 Zanthoxylum armatum 423
97 Zea mays 427
98 Zingiber officinale 431
99 Ziziphus mauritiana 439
100 Ziziphus oenoplia 445
  Appendix A 448
  Appendix B 457
  Bibliography 473
  Families with corresponding Sanskrit terms 481

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