This book is the translation of the original work "Madanapala Nighantu" by a king Madanapala. The work has been translated by the reputed scholar Vaidya Bhagwan Dash. It is one of the rare works of Ayurveda which are not available today in any other language other than Sanskrit. The publication of this text was therefore essential for the benefit of readers looking for original work. Over 500 ingredients which have medicinal properties have been described in the book. A detailed information has been provided with respect to description of the various elements and products present in the nature like the edible fruits and vegetables, cereals, meat, different liquids like water, milk and urine with their medicinal properties.
It tells us about the innumerable curative properties which mother nature has in store and how to use them for the benefit for our health and have a better life, free from diseases and ailments. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, each being classified into various categories depending upon the source.