|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."