Sapta Panchamula (Seven groups of medicinal plants having five roots in each).
The knowledge of medicinal plants for use in the form of diet and drug is very useful. The materia medica and pharmacology are the basis of knowledge of drugs for the purpose of therapeutics. Charaka has said that real expert of medicinal plants is well versed in their use besides their names and forms. In this book presentation regarding individual plants includes its botanical name, family name, vernacular names, sanskrit name, classical name, botanical description of medicinal plants, habit, habitat, origin, chemical constituents, pharmacodynamics,
therapeutic uses and doses. In addition to this information this is also given that the plants have been enumerated in which other groups also by Charaka, Sushruta and Vagbhata. In this way, all the possible knowledge about medicinal plants has been collected.