Tips for Searching

The advanced search provides search on the Ayurvedic formulations," _ & " diseases, ingredients, plants used etc. Here is a basic help that would be " _ & " conducive in performing the search.The search text has to be written in the text" _ & " box provided on the search page. If there is any ambiguity in the exact word then " _ & "it can be searched for from the Help file made for Advance Query
"At its simplest, a query can be just a word or a phrase. But with the tips " _ & " on this page, you can expand the focus of your query to give you more complete results."
  • "Look for words with the same prefix. For example, in the query text box type " _ & "tur* to find turmeric, turnip, century, and so on."
  • "Search with the keyword NEAR, rather than " _ & " AND,for words close to each other. For example, both of these " _ & " queries, wound and healing and wound near " _ & " healing , look for the words wound and healing" _ & " on the same page. But with NEAR, the returned pages are " _ & " ranked in order of proximity: The closer together the words are, the higher" _ & " the rank of that page."
  • "Refine your queries with the AND NOT keywords " _ & " to exclude certain text from your search. For example, if you want to find " _ & " all instances of turmeric but not wound healing, write the following" _ & " query: turmeric AND NOT wound healing"
  • "Add the OR keyword to find all instances of either one word " _ & " or another, for example: turmeric OR wound healing "
  • "If a search has to be made where all formulations which have the word "_ & " Curcuma in them but not Curcuma longa then the search text should " _ & " be ‘Curcuma AND NOT longa’. This would return pages that have plants like " _ & " Curcuma amada or Curcuma zedoaria or any plant that has the genus as " _ & " Curcuma but there would be no pages with the plant Curcuma longa since " _ & " a NOT operator has been used "
  • " Put quotation marks around keywords. For instance, if you type " _ & " the following query: ""wound near healing"" This will literally look for the complete phrase " _ & " wound near healing. But if you type the same query without the " _ & " quotation marks: wound near healing. This searches all documents for the words wound " _ & " and healing."