Dictionary of Tibetan Materia Medica


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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.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 11 × 12 cm
Book Author

Pasang Yonten Arya, Yonten Gyatso

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