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Books - The History and Natural History of Ephedra as SOMA
Written by S. Mahdihassan   

Preface

Soma and the problem of its identification
Criteria for confirmation of Soma's identity
Forced asceticism and the need for a Soma like plant
Discovery of Ephedra by the Chinese ascetic
Soma as pacifier of hunger
Soma as energizer
Soma as antisomnolent
Soma compared with the coca plant
Evolution of Soma as panacea
Soma also named the Red
Deification of Soma
The word Soma
Names of ephedra still current
Glyptic evidence confirming ephedra as Soma
Development of Rasayana drugs
Bibliography
 

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