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Vaidya Cintamani: Bhesajottama Grantha, A Great Treatise of Best Recipes by Shri Vallabhacarya (Volume II)

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Vaidya Cintamani: Bhesajottama Grantha, A Great Treatise of Best Recipes by Shri Vallabhacarya (Volume II)
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Item Code: NAK405
Author: Prof. K. Rama Chandra Reddy
Publisher: Chaukhambha Orientalia
Language: Sanskrit Text With English Translation
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 9788176372985
Pages: 1038
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 10.0 inch X 7.5 inch
weight of the book: 1.7 kg
About the Book

Vaidya cintamani written by Vallabhacarya or Vallabhendra is an important great treatise of Ayurveda originated from Andhra Pradesh (South India). It is a famous book of Ayurveda, also fallowed in various parts of the country like Karnataka, Tamilnadu etc. states, apart from its popularity in Andhra Pradesh. Vaidya chintamani was written in 15th A.D. The author of this book i.e. Vallabhacarya or Vallabha or Vallabhendra was considered as a great Ayurveda Vaidya of his times in the history of Ayurveda. The author of Vaidya cintamani i.e. Vallabhacarya proved himself an eminent scholar of Ayurveda with having special expertise in Bhaisajya Sastra and it is proved by mentioning a large number of formulations for the purpose of curing various disease conditions.

Vaidya chintamani is a bilingual work and the contents was presented in Sanskrit and Telugu language. The script of the treatise is in Telugu, where as the language of the Slokas is in Sanskrit. This statement is strengthened by finding popularity of this book in Andhrapradesh.

This book is a great treatise of Ayurveda containing large information about different Ayurvedic dosage forms mentioned according to disease wise. The Etiological factors, Pathology, Diagnostic features, Nadi pariksa and Astastana pariksa are described elaborately. Very important and practically applicable Ayurvedic formulations are mentioned in this book in a large number, hence there is a urgent need to translate and publish this book.

Editing and translation of this immensely valuable text needed since long. In present work a faithful, simple, useful and update with appropriate modern technical terminology by editing and translating into English will facilitate in communicating the ideas of Ayurveda to the concerned persons present all over the world. Further it also fulfills the aim of the Author i.e. Shri Vallabhacharya as he was mentioned that this book is for the Lokahita (For the benefit of the people).

This comes from the Pen of an erudite scholar of Ayurveda i.e. is Prof. K. Rama Chandra Reddy who has devoted his life in study of the text intensively from various angles and has command over the languages including Telugu (As the book was basically written in Telugu) and also having expertise in Ayurvedic formulations.

 

Foreword

I feel immense pleasure to write foreword for the great South Indian treasure Vaidya Chintamani written by Vallabhacharya. The manuscript written about 15th Century in bilingual i.e. in Sanskrit and Telugu languages. The book is further edited and translated by Dr. K. Rama Chandra Reddy who belongs to South India and at present Professor in the Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, who is well versed in Telugu languages and in the subject matter of the book i.e. Nadi pariksa etc. Diagnostic methods, various diseases, Various types of preparations, Processing methods of Ayurvedic medicines and their ingredients.

The book is devided into 25 number of Vilasa. Further each Vilasa is devided in to different Prakarana. The total contents are described systematically on the basis of diseases and by incorporating Suddhiprakarana (Dealing with Bhaishajya Kalpana and Technical terminology), Visha chikitsa (Dealing with Agada tantra etc). I feel honoured in writing this foreword on a monumental work i.e. English translation of Vaidya Chintamani by Dr. Reddy. I wish, this work will definitely gain popularity among those interested in Ayurveda.

I congratulate Prof. K. Rama Chandra Reddy for bringing out this big volume of Vaidya Chintamani by editing and translating in to the English language for the benefit of Ayurvedic community. I bless him for his bright future.

 

Contents

 

  Indo-Romanic Equivalents of Devanagari Alphabets I
  (Translation of Symbols)  
  Abbrevations II
  ELEVENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 24 Sula Prakaranam 1
Chapter - 25 Anaha (Distension of abdomen due to obstruction to passage of urine and stools) Prakaranam 43
Chapter - 26 Gulam (Abdominal lump) Prakaranam 53
Chapter - 27 Hrdroga (Heart disease) Prakaranam 83
Chapter - 28 Udararoga (Diseases of abdomen) Prakaranam 95
Chapter - 29 Andavrddhi (Hydrocele) Prakaranam 119
Chapter - 30 Medoroga (Obesity) Prakaranam 136
  TWELFTH VILASA  
Chapter - 31 Vatarakta (Gout) Prakaranam 144
Chapter - 32 Urustambha (Stiffness in thigh muscles) Prakaranam 169
Chapter - 33 Amavata (Rheumatism) Prakaranam 180
Chapter - 34 Sitapitta (Urticaria) Prakaranam 202
Chapter - 35 Amlapitta (Hyperacidity) Prakaranam 207
  THIRTEENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 36 Agnimandhya-Ajirna (Digestive impairment- Dyspepsia) roga prakarnam 227
  FOURTEENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 37 Arsa Roga (Piles) Parakaranam 262
Chapter - 38 Krmi Roga (Worm infestation) Prakaranam 290
  FIFTEENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 39 Trsna (Thirst) Parakaranam 303
Chapter - 40 Daha (Burning sensation) Roga Prakaranam 314
Chapter - 41 Murccha (Syncope) Prakranam 324
Chapter - 42 Madatyaya (Alcoholism) Roga Prakaranam 330
Chapter - 43 Unmada Roga (Mania) Prakaranam 335
Chapter - 44 Apasmara (Epilepsy) Roga Prakaranam 349
  SIXTEENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 45 Kusta Roga (Diseases of skin) Prakarnam 359
  SEVENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 46 Visarpa (Erysepales) Roga Prakaranam 425
Chapter - 47 Vishota (Blister) Prakaranam 443
Chapter - 48 Masurika (Chicken pox) Roga Prakaranam 451
Chapter - 49 Galaganda (Goiter) Prakaranam 466
Chapter - 50 Gandamala (Lymphadenitis) Prakaranam 473
Chapter - 51 Granthi (Cyst) Roga Prakaranam 481
Chapter - 52 Arbuda (Tumor) Roga Prakaranam 485
Chapter - 53 Slipada (Filariasis) Roga Prakaranam 489
Chapter - 54 Antravidradhi Prakaranam 497
  EIGHTEENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 55 Vrana (Ulcer) Roga Prakaranam 506
Chapter - 56 Agnidagdha Vrana [Ulcer caused by the contact of excessive heat] Prakaranam 520
Chapter - 57 Agantuka Vrana Prakaranam 525
Chapter - 58 Nadivrana (Ulcer with Sinus) Prakaranam 536
Chapter - 59 Bhagandara (Fistula-in Ano) Roga Prakaranam 541
Chapter - 60 Upadamsa Roga (Penile & Vinereal diseases) Prakaranam 553
Chapter - 61 Sukha dosa Roga (Diseases of Penis) Prakaranam 565
  NINETEENTH VILASA  
Chapter - 62 Ksudra Roga (Minor diseases) Prakaranam 571
Chapter - 63 Snayu Roga (Infestation of a thread like parasite/ Guinea worm on the skin of the extremities) Prakaranam 599
  TWENTIETH VILASA  
Chapter - 64 Mukha Roga (Diseases of mouth) Prakaranam 606
Chapter - 65 Karna Roga Prakaranam 633
  TWENTY FIRST VILASA  
Chapter - 66 Nasa Roga (Diseases of the Nose) Prakaranam 647
Chapter - 67 Siro Roga Prakaranam 668
  TWENTY SECOND VILASA  
Chapter - 68 Netra Roga (Eye diseases) Prakaranam 691
  TWENTY THIRD VILASA  
Chapter - 69 Suddhi Prakaranam 742
  TWENTY FOURTH VILASA  
Chapter - 70 Visa (Poison) Cikitsa Prakaranam 881
  TWENTY FIFTH VILASA  
Chapter - 71 Yantra Prakaranam 890
Chapter - 72 Mana (Weights and Measurements) Prakaranam 914
Chapter - 73 Paribhasa (Glossary of Technical Terms) Prakaranam 920
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