From the Publisher
The science of
Ayurved is considered an Upanga (subpart) of
Atharva Veda when it was written in text form. But
600 B.C. was the beginning of most creative period
of this Ancient Indian Medicine as stated by Dr.
P. Kutumbiah. It was in this period that a galaxy
of medical teachers and stalwarts like Atreya the
physician and Sushrut the surgeon made it a
leading science of healthcare in the world and
sowed the seeds of scientific temper. Keen
observations, discussions, experiments,
documentation and putting them into practice for
the betterment of the human race was the order of
those times and went on up to 200 A.D. Though it
gradually declined after that, so many concepts,
postulations and remedies are relevant and useful
in health care of today.
explains them in an inquisitive manner which can
be appreciated by a modern practitioner. It serves
as a foundation material explained in an explicit
way. Every statement is supported with reference
from classical text of Samhitas. Clinical subjects
are discussed more elaborately. They are described
in modern scientific perspective without losing
the fabric of Ayurvedic concepts. This is also
useful for an ISM practitioner as a reference
book. Any medical person who wants to have a
holistic picture of the science of Ayurved will
welcome this book.
Nagral belongs to the first batch of
integrated medical graduates of Maharashtra and is
a strong proponent of integrated medicine. During
graduation she received training at Podar, J. J.
& St. George Hospitals. She was on teaching
faculty of Podar Medical College for sometime and
then opted for family practice where she excelled
and has worked in many medico-social endeavours.
Reproductive health and family welfare is her
speciality and has taken part in many clinical
studies and trials. She is a member of Intersystem
Biomedica Ethics Committee.
Because of her
scholastic abilities in both the sciences with
proficiency in Sanskrit she can deal with the
subject and reveal the concepts and contents of
the Samhitas in a simplistic and intelligible
manner and present an unbiased picture.