Yogaratnakara is greatly important treatise of Ayurveda originating from Andhra Pradesh (Southern India). The language of the shloka in the book is in Sanskrit. Since it is a famous book in Ayurvedic Literature and its prime importance, it is listed under the authoritative book list of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act for the formulations mentioned in the book.
The name ‘Yogaratnakara’ was given because it mentions gem-like formulations in large number for curing various conditions. The formulations mentioned in the book are in accordance with the diseases. The author of Yogaratnakara described a number of efficacious formulations, therapeutic procedures, dietetics and non-dietetics for the purpose of curing various disease conditions. The etiological factors, pathology, diagnostic features, nadi pariksha, etc. testing procedures are described elaborately in the book.
This edition contains all the shlokas that have been missed or omitted from other English editions of Yogaratnakara. This work is intended to facilitate the communication of ideas of Ayurveda and the innumerable formulations and other components to readers of this great treatise. With an increase in the global demand for Ayurveda based medicines and treatments, a book of this nature is paramount in ensuring the right knowledge is spread among the people.