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Author Puri, Harbans Singh.

Title Rasayana : ayurvedic herbs for longevity and rejuvenation / H.S. Puri
Published London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 352 pages) : illustrations
Series Traditional herbal medicines for modern times ; v. 2
Traditional herbal medicines for modern times ; v. 2
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction -- chapter 2 What are Rasayana? -- chapter Administration of herbs -- chapter For mental diseases -- chapter 3 Tridosha -- chapter 4 Rasayana preparations -- chapter 5 Aak (Calotropis spp.) -- chapter In inflammations -- chapter 6 Akrakara (Anacyclus pyrethrum) -- chapter Ayurvedic preparation -- chapter 7 Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica) -- chapter In stomach troubles -- chapter Antioxidant effect -- chapter As a nutritive tonic -- chapter References -- chapter 8 Anantmul (Hemidesmus indicus) -- chapter 9 Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) -- chapter During pregnancy -- chapter 10 Badam (Prunus amygdalus) -- chapter Almond oil -- chapter 11 Bala (Sida spp.) -- chapter Anti-inflammatory activity -- chapter Toxicology -- chapter 12 Banslochan -- chapter References -- chapter 13 Bhalatak (Semecarpus anacardium) -- chapter 14 Bhringraj (Eclipta prostrata) -- chapter As a Rasayana -- chapter Cardiovascular effect -- chapter Chemical studies -- chapter 15 Bhuiamla (Phyllanthus spp.) -- chapter In jaundice -- chapter Anti-nociceptive activity -- chapter 16 Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) -- chapter 17 Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) -- chapter For liver problems -- chapter Hormonal effect -- chapter 18 Chuara (Phoenix dactylifera) -- chapter As a general tonic -- chapter Ayurvedic preparation -- chapter 19 Draksha (Vitis vinifera) -- chapter 20 Gaduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) -- chapter Diuretic effect -- chapter 21 Gokshru (Tribulus terrestris) -- chapter Toxicological studies -- chapter 22 Guggal (Commiphora wightii) -- chapter For digestive problems -- chapter 23 Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) -- chapter As a laxative -- chapter References -- chapter 24 Hing (Ferula foetida) -- chapter 25 Jaiphal and Javitri (Myristica fragrans) -- chapter Effects on digestive system -- chapter 26 Kabab Chini (Piper cubeba) -- chapter For chronic syphilis -- chapter References -- chapter 27 Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) -- chapter Effect on the liver -- chapter Immunostimulant property -- chapter 28 Kawanch (Mucuna pruriens) -- chapter Antidote to Mucuna poisoning -- chapter Toxicological studies -- chapter 29 Keshar (Crocus sativus) -- chapter In gynaecological practices -- chapter Ayurvedic preparation -- chapter 30 Kikar (Acacia nilotica) -- chapter For urinogenital diseases -- chapter For diarrhoea and dysentery -- chapter 31 Kuchla (Strychnos nux vomica) -- chapter As a general stimulant -- chapter 32 Kulanjan (Alpinia galanga) -- chapter Anabolic effects -- chapter 33 Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurrooa) -- chapter In vitiligo -- chapter 34 Kuth (Saussurea Spp.) -- chapter As an anti-inflammatory agent -- chapter 35 Malakangani (Celastrus paniculatus) -- chapter 36 Mandukparni (Centella asiatica) -- chapter For sterility -- chapter Anti-cancer studies -- chapter 37 Mundi (Sphaeranthus indicus) -- chapter As a Rasayana -- chapter 38 Musli (Curculigo orchioides) -- chapter 39 Neem (Azadirachta indica) -- chapter Anti-microbial activity -- chapter Immunomodulator property -- chapter 40 Peepali (Piper longum) -- chapter In muscular weakness -- chapter 41 Punernava (Boerhavia diffusa) -- chapter For bronchial troubles -- chapter In sexual inadequacy -- chapter 42 Pushkarmul (Inula racemosa) -- chapter In diabetes -- chapter 43 Salai Guggal (Boswellia serrata) -- chapter As an anti-inflammatory agent -- chapter In hyperlipidaemia -- chapter 44 Salep (Orchis latifolia) -- chapter 45 Semal Musli (Bombax ceiba) -- chapter Chemical studies -- chapter 46 Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) -- chapter For high blood pressure -- chapter References -- chapter 47 Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus) -- chapter For leucorrhoea -- chapter 48 Som Ras (Amanita muscaria) -- chapter 49 Sonth (Zingiber officinale) -- chapter For lowering cholesterol -- chapter References -- chapter 50 Talamkhana (Hygrophila spinosa) -- chapter 51 Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) -- chapter As a general tonic -- chapter Anaphrodisiac effect -- chapter 52 Vacha (Acorus calamus) -- chapter As a mental tonic -- chapter In gastropathy -- chapter Toxicological studies -- chapter 53 Vata Vriksh (Ficus spp.) -- chapter As a tonic for the nervous system -- chapter Anti-tumour activity -- chapter 54 Vatsnabh (Aconitum spp.) -- chapter 55 Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) -- chapter 56 Vidari Kand (Pueraria tuberosa) -- chapter For excessive menstruation -- chapter 57 Vidhara (Argyreia speciosa) -- chapter References -- chapter 58 Some Rasayana formulations -- chapter Madanoday Modak -- chapter Mukta Panchamrit Rasayana -- chapter Swapanmehntak -- chapter Ashree Forte (Aimil pharmacy) -- chapter Fortege (Alarsin) -- chapter Mast (Herba Indica) -- chapter Mucuna Forte (Deesons) -- chapter Spy (Yogi Pharmacy) -- chapter 10 tex forte (Himalaya Drug) -- chapter Vysex (Ban Pharm)
Summary Until relatively recently, much of the information on India's research into their medicinal plants has remained within India, mainly published within Indian journals. However, today the field of Ayurveda is expanding, with the integration of herbs and minerals discovered in other countries and the strengthening of academic knowledge networks worldwide. Focusing on Rasayana, the least understood branch of Ayurveda, this volume provides detailed information on the plants used in various polyherbal, polymineral Rasayana preparations and describes their therapeutic benefits for numerous disorders. It is a comprehensive reference suitable for anyone involved in medicinal and aromatic plant research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Plants, Medicinal.
Medicine, Ayurvedic.
Phytotherapy.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Medicine, Ayurvedic.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Herbal Medications.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Medicine, Ayurvedic.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203216563
128018048X
9780203216569
9781280180484