Dr. Rajan Sankaran commends the systematic approach and persistence evident in Dr. Rupal Desai's new book, "Re-exploring Our Magnificent Plants". Formerly one of Sankaran's pupils she is now a colleague. Desai and her co-authors have diligently looked at the plant families to illuminate the common themes in the mental symptoms, physical general symptoms, physical particulars and pathologies. Fungi, Apocynaceae, Loganiaceae, Solanaceae, Compositae, Rubiaceae, Anacardiaceae, Liliaceae and Ranunculaceae are the families that are re-explored. The Compositae are further divided into groups like Injury Group (arnica, bellis, etc.), GIT& GUT Group (carduus, gnaphalium, etc.), Convulsion Group (cina, artemisia, etc.) Fever Group (eupatorium, guaco, etc) and so on. Each chapter examines members of the family individually then summarizes the common traits and offers an understanding of the family. There are a few pictures but they are insignificant. A repertory gleaned from the findings is offered in conclusion. While the homeopathic community waits with bated breath for offerings on the plant kingdom by Scholten, Sankaran, Hershoff, et al to roll off the presses, this helpful little book will add to our knowledge of the subject.
First time in the history of homoeopathy a systematic materia medica of PLANT REMEDIES AS PER THEIR FAMILIES. Plants form the biggest source of our materia medica and are the largest proved kingdom. But are not so frequently prescribed or used to their fullest as they are poorly proved and not so well presented in our literatures.
The essential features of the book "RE-EXPLORING OUR MAGNIFICENT PLANTS" are:
1. Most important 9 families with more than 100 plant remedies of materia medica studied with important information from botany & taxonomy.
-Families include: Fungi, Apocynaceae, Loganaceae, Solanaceae, Compositae, Rubiaceae, Anacardiaceae, Ranunculaceae, and Liliaceae.
2. Peculiar themes & a unique picture of the family are formed after exploring individual remedy of it from various sources and facts.
3. Lesser known remedies when studied in group become more meaningful. The complete portrait of the family makes it easy to identify them in practice.
4. Beautiful connections emerging between the botanical & homoeopathic side of these plants.
5. Colour photographs added to exemplify the main features of the plant morphology.
6. Repertory of the individual family also prepared.
7. FOR OPENMINDED PROGRESSIVE HOMOEOPATHS.
A separate booklet with 5 illustrative cases of 5 different plant families of this book is also available.