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MADANPAL NIGHANTU (LEXICON): A REVIEW ON ITS PERIOD AND AUTHOR

Dr. Deepak Verma*, Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Dr. Rajesh Chandra Mishra, Dr. Megha Shukla

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Ayurveda, the ancient traditional science is the treasure of India. The great sages like Caraka and Sushruta have elaborated various available herbs in their respective periods in their texts. The categorization of available herbs into Ganas or Mahakashaya depending on their chief action/drug has immensely contributed in clinical field. The texts have served the foundational reference to many lexicon. These lexicons i.e. Ashtang nighantu, Dhanwantari nighantu, Raj nighantu, Bhavpraksh nighantu are simplified texts exclusively for the study of plants and its medicinal properties and the codify plant names by grouping synonyms of one plant together. This article emphasizes mainly on discussion of the period of this lexicon, the writer and distinctive feature of Madanpal Nighantu.

Keywords: Madanapala Nighantu, Madana - Vinod, Sushruta, lexicon.


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