Author: Chandra Chakraberty
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175361271
This well-researched book provides, alphabetically arranged, list of drugs used in Hindu medicine and describes their medical value together with their European and Hindu names.
Materia Medica, literally means medical material. A branch of Ayurveda, Hindu materia medica fell into discuses with the wide popularity of European medicine in India. The author, an authority on Aired, and well-versed in European medical science makes a comparative study of Hindu medicine, and proves that various substances which are used in Hindu medicine have greater efficacy; and hence, carry more medical value in the treatment of diseases than European medicine.