Abhidhana Manjari of Bhishagarya

M. S. Krishnamurthy, Chaukhambha Orientalia, 2012, x, 222 p, ISBN : 9788176372558, $35.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Abhidhana Manjari of Bhishagarya

The book is complete in 4 Vargas namely:-
1. Madanadi Gana Varga
2. Shooka dhanyadi Varga
3. Drava Dravyadi Vijnaneeya Varga (Toyadi Varga) and
4. Sankeerna Varga

The present book ‘Abhidhana Manjari’ is unique in its presentations, specially, with respect to the synonyms of various herbal drugs, mineral drugs, animal originated products, body parts etc. the author of the book Acharya Bhishagarya self declares that the text denotes the synonyms for the drugs and substances mentioned in Ashtanga Hridaya and such other texts of Ayurveda.

Other then multiple synonyms of a single drugs, the common synonymous words of several drugs are also codified here. Dwayarthaka, Trayarthaka, Chaturarthaka dravyas are the uniqueness of this text. Here and definitions are also given to clear the less explained subjects.

Manaparibhasha explained with much empha size on the nature of the drugs is the speciality of this text.

Botanical names and families quoted in the text by the author eases the reader to identify the drugs properly.


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