Literature on Ayurveda

 

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        There is voluminous amounts of literature on Ayurveda, of a wide range of denominations and depths, in Sanskrit, all Indian languages and English. The more important and/or useful among them are listed here.

4  PRIME SOURCE TEXTS

Jalpakalpatharu, the complete text of Caraka Samhita, ed. Kaviraja Gangadhara, with commentary, 1880-81, Calcutta.

Caraka Samhita, complete text with Chkrapani’s commentary, ed. Harinatha Visarada, 1892, Calcutta.

Caraka Samhita, (Agnivesha Samhita as revised by Caraka and Drdhabala; commentary by Chakrapani), ed. Vaidya Jadavaji Trikamji Acharya, 1941, Nirnyasagar Press, Bombay.

Caraka Samhita, ed. Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society (with English, Hindi and Gujarathi translations), 1949, Jamnagar.

Caraka Samhita, a scientific synopsis, P. Ray and H.N. Gupta, 1980, INSA, New Delhi.

Charaka Samhita (Ayurvedadipika and Kalpataru Commentary), Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Charaka Samhita (in English), Dash and Sharma, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Susruta Samhita, with commentary by Dalhanacharya, ed. Jadav Trichumji Acharya, 1915, Bombay.

Susruta Samhita, with commentary by Dalhana and Chakrapanidatta, ed. Vijayaratna Sen and Nisikanta Sen, 1901, Calcutta.

Susrata Samhita, with commentary Nibandhasamgraha, by Dalhana, ed. Nripendranath Sengupta and Balai Chandra Sengupta, 1938, Calcutta.

Susrata Samhita, English tanslation, Kunjalal Bhisagranta, 1963, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Susruta Samhita with Dalhana’s commentary, ed. N. Sengupta, 1959, C.K. Sen & Co., Calcutta.

Susruta Samhita, a scientific synopsis, P. Ray, H.N. Gupta and M Roy, 1980, INSA, New Delhi.

Astangahridaya (with commentary in English), K.R.S. Murthy, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Sarangadhara Samhita, K.R.S. Murthy, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

A Source of Book of Indian Medicine: an anthology, K.H.Krishna Murthy, 1991, B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi.

4 MATERIA MEDICAE

Bhavaprakasha nighantu, K.C. Chunekar and G.S. Pandey, 1984, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Materia Medica of Ayurveda, B. Dash, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Indian Medicinal Plants, K.R. Kirtikar and B.D. Basu, 4 vols., 1935, Allahabad.

Kirthikar and Basu’s illustrated medicinal plants, Mhasker, K.S., Blatter, E. and Cain, J.K. 2000. 3rd ed., 11 vols. Sri Satguru Publishers, Delhi.

Pharmacographica Indica, W. Dymock, C.J. Warden and D. Hooper, 1890, 3 vols., Bishen Singh Mahendrapal Singh, Dehra Dun.

Indian Materia Medica, K.M. Nadkarni, 2 vols, 3rd ed., A.K. Nadkarni, 1954, Popular Prakashan, Bombay.

Glossary of vegetable drugs in Brihatreyi, T.B. Singh and K.C. Chunekar, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Vastugunadeepika (in Telugu), Y. Jagga Rao, Y. Narasimha Rao, Y. Seetharamaiah, and Y. Krishna Murthy, ed. 6, 1933, Sri Rama Mudraksharasala, Rajahmundry.

Dravya vignana shashtra, (in Kannada), L. Ashwathanarayana, 1960, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Mysore.

Ayurvedic drugs and their plant sources, V.V. Sivarajan and Indira Balachandran, 1994, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi.

Materia Medica of the Hindoos with glossary of Indian Medicinal plants, G. King, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Compendium of Indian Medicinal plants, ed. R.P. Rastogi, C.S.I.R., P.I.D., (1990 onwards), vol. 1-3, New Delhi.

Introduction to Dravyaguna, P.V. Sharma, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Directory of Crude Drugs and Aromatic Plants, Dealers, Producers and Exporters in India, 1993, CIMAP (CSIR), Lucknow.

Dictionary of Indian Medicinal Plants, Anonymous, 1993, Central Institute for Medicinal and

Aromatic Plants, Lucknow.

Some controversial drugs in Indian medicine, Vaidya, B. 1982. Chaukambika, Varanasi.

4 AYURVEDIC FORMULARIES

Bhaishajya Ratnavali, B.S. Sastri, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Yogaratnakara, Lakshmipathi Sastri, 1955, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

The Ayurvedic Formulary of India, Anonymous, 1978, Government of India, Delhi.

4 AYURVEDIC ANATOMY

Indian Osteology, A.F.R. Hoerinkle, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

4 AYURVEDIC PAEDIATRICS

Kashyapa Samhita, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

4 CLINICAL METHODS AND PATHOLOGY

Clinical Methods in Ayurveda, K.R.S. Murthy, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Doctrine of Pathology in Ayurveda, K.R.S. Murthy, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Madhava Nidana (in English), K.R.S. Murthy, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

4 SURGICAL AND PARASURGICAL TRADITION

Anal Fistula and Kshar Sutra, S.N. Pathak, 1992, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Ancient Indian Surgery Series, G.D. Singhal, 1992, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Surgical Ethics in Ayurveda, G.D. Singhal, 1992, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

4 SPECIAL THERAPEUTICS

Introduction to Kayachikitsa, C. Dwarakanath, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Panchakarma: Therapy and Recent Advances, R.H. Singh, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

4 THE SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF AYURVEDA

An Essay on the Antiquity of Hindu Medicine, Royal, J.F., Bishen Singh, Mahendrapal Singh, Dehra Dun.

Ayurveda of Hindu System of Medicine, Jyotirmitra, 1992, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Ayurvedic Medicine, its Past and Present, Shivsharma, 1992, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

4 CURRENT RESEARCH TRENDS IN AYURVEDA

Encyclopedia of Indian Medicine, S.K.R. Rao, 3 vols, 1992, Popular Book Depot, Bombay.

History of Indian Medicine, G.N. Mukhodhayaya, 3 vols, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Indian Medicine, Julius Jolly, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Interpretation of Ancient Hindu Medicine, G.G. Chakrabarthy, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Introduction to Ayurveda, L.D. Dwivedi and L.V. Guru, 1992, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Luminaries of Indian Medicine, K.R.S. Murthy, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Salient Features of Ayurveda, S.L. Dhyani, Chowkambha, Varanasi.

Synopsis of Ayurveda, R.D. Lele, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay.

Indian Medicinal Plants, P.S. Varier, 1994, Orient Longman Ltd., Channai.

Ayurveda parichaya (Introduction to Ayurveda, in Kannada), Sathyanarayana Bhat and C. Kameswara Rao, 1993, Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Government of Karnataka. pp 53.