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Dictionary of Tibetan Materia Medica

by Pasang Yonten Arya, Yonten Gyatso

  • ISBN: 9788120815674, 812081567X
  • Year of Publication: 1998
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 332
  • Language: Tibetan & English
  • Regular price ₹ 1,195.00

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    Dictionary of Tibetan Materia Medica is the first diictionary of its kind.

    All the entries are arranged in Tibetan alphabetical order which will

    enablethe readers to find the names of medicinal ingredients easily. In

    this English version the translator and editor, Dr. Yonten Gyatso, has

    given Latin names of almost all the medicines. Most of the materials are

    compliled from Sel gon sel phrem, the most famous text on Tibetan

    pharmacopoeia, and from Rin chen khruns dpe, one of the oldest and most

    reliable texts. Therefore, for the non-Tibetan readers this dictionary

    presents materials from the above texts which are translated for the first

    time into English. This dictionary, with its many special features, will be

    of immense use and value for students, research scholars, doctors and

    pharmacologists of Tibetan medicine, and for ethno-botanists.


    About the Author(s)

    DR. PASANG YONTEN ARYA is lecturer in Tibetan medicine at the Central

    Institute of Buddhist Philosophy in Ladakh. He founded a study group for

    Tibetan medicine and Yuthok Institute of Tibetan Medicine in Italy. He has

    written many articles and books on Tibetan medicine and astrology in

    Tibetan, English and Italian.