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Learning Dravyaguna is a fundamental step in understanding Ayurveda. Many books are written on this subject by various authors. Dravyagunna is studied mainly under three heads viz. Namarupavijnana, Yoga vijnana and Samyogavijnan. Namarupavijnana deals with name and form of the medicinal plants that are essential for the identification and authentication of a drug and its utility in the therapeutics there of. This book is therefore, describes the most essential aspects. It includes synonyms of the plants from the most popular texicons written on Dravyaguna. It focuses on the synonyms describing the morphology. The annotations help to understand the complexity and ambiguity of the synonyms. Meanwhile, the identification of a plant's family is explained with the help of key characters along with the differentiating factors in order to rule out the allied families. This book uses the right botanical terms such as Regma, Balausta, Stolonetc. Floral characters are highlighted to prove the importance in the process of identification. Clues at the end of each plant help to understand the etymological derivation of the botanical name along with other significant facts related to that plant. Essentials of Dravyaguna Vol-1 incorporatesonly the name and form of very important medicinal plants falling under 51 angiosperm families. There by, it becomes the first essential part of Dravyaguna.


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