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Rasayana: Ayurvedic Herbs for Longevity and Rejuvenation

Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

By: Harbans Singh Puri (Author)

368 pages, 6 b/w photos, 60 b/w illustrations, 45 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Oct 2002 | #210562 | ISBN: 0415284899
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About this book

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, Rasayana: Ayurvedic Herbs for Longevity and Rejuvenation 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.


Contents

1. Introduction
2. What are Rasayana?
3. Tridosha
4. Rasayana Preparations
5. Aak (Calotropis spp.)
6. Akrakara (Anacyclus pyrethrum)
7. Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica)
8. Anantmul (Hemidesmus indicus)
9. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
10. Badam (Prunus amygdalus)
11. Bala (Sida spp.)
12. Banslochan
13. Bhalatak (Semecarpus anacardium)
14. Bhringraj (Eclipta prostrata)
15. Bhuiamla (Phyllanthus spp.)
16. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
17. Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)
18. Chuara (Phoenix dactylifera)
19. Draksha (Vitis vinifera)
20. Gaduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
21. Gokshru (Tribulus terrestris)
22. Guggal (Commiphora wightii)
23. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
24. Hing (Ferula foetida)
25. Jaiphal and Javitri (Myristica fragrans)
26. Kabab Chini (Piper cubeba)
27. Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)
28. Kawanch (Mucuna pruriens)
29. Keshar (Crocus sativus)
30. Kikar (Acacia nilotica)
31. Kuchla (Strychnos nux vomica)
32. Kulanjan (Alpinia galanga)
33. Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurrooa)
34. Kuth (Saussurea laooa)
35. Malakangani (Celastrus paniculatus)
36. Mandukparni (Centella asiatica)
37. Mundi (Sphaeranthus indicus)
38. Musli (Curculigo orchioides)
39. Neem (Azadirachta indica)
40. Peepali (Piper longum)
41. Punernava (Boerhavia diffus)
42. Pushkarmul (Inula racemosa)
43. Salai Guggal (Boswellia serrata)
44. Salep (Orchis latifolia)
45. Semal Musli (Bombax ceiba)
46. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricanulis)
47. Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus)
48. Som Ras (Amanita muscaria)
49. Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
50. Talamkhana (Hygrophila spinosa)
51. Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
52. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
53. Vata Vriksh (Ficus spp.)
54. Vatsnabh (Aconitum spp.)
55. Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
56. Vidari Kand (Pueraria tuberosa)
57. Vidhara (Argyreia speciosa)
58. Some Rasayana formulations


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