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Ayurveda: The Healing Science of India


Ayurveda: Science of Self Healing

by Dr. Vasant Lad

175 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955004
For the first time a book is available which clearly explains the principles and practical applications of Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world. This beautifully illustrated text thoroughly explains history & philosophy, basic principles, diagnostic techniques, treatment, diet, medicinal usage of kitchen herbs & spices, first aid, food aid, food antidotes and much more.

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Ayurveda: Nature's Medicine

by David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade

368 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955950
Ayurveda, Natures Medicine is an excellent introduction to the full field of Ayurvedic Medicine from diet and herbs to yoga and massage. It has a notable emphasis on practical self-care and daily life regimens that makes it helpful for everyone seeking health and wholeness. The book is an excellent primer for students beginning in the field and who wish to have a firm foundation to understand the entire system.

Comprehensive Overviews:

Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide

by David Frawley

468 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955977
Ayurvedic Healing presents the Ayurvedic treatment of common diseases, covering over eighty different ailments from the common cold to cancer. It provides a full range of treatment methods including diet, herbs, oils, gems, mantra and meditation. The book also shows the appropriate life-style practices and daily health considerations for your unique mind-body type both as an aid to disease treatment and for disease prevention. This extraordinary book is a complete manual of Ayurvedic health care that offers the wisdom of this ancient system of mind-body medicine to the modern reader relative to our special health concerns today. The present edition is an expanded version of the original 1989 edition, covering additional diseases and adding new treatments.


Ayurveda and Marma Therapy

by David Frawley, Dr. Subhash Ranade and Dr. Avinash Lele


268 PP Paper Back
ISBN: 0940985594
This is the first book on marma therapy published in the West. It clearly describes the 107 main marma points in location, properties and usage. It explains in detail how to treat them with many methods including massage, aromas, herbs and yoga practices. Ayurveda and Marma Therapy is an essential reference guide for all students of Yoga, Ayurveda, massage or natural healing.

Ayurveda and Panchakarma

by Dr. Sunil Joshi

316 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955373
"This book will help answer many of the questions that Westerners often ask about Ayurveda" states Professor Kenneth Zysk, Ph.D. Ayurveda and Panchakarma is the study of Ayurvedic purification. The author, Dr. Sunil V. Joshi, began his clinical practice in 1981 in India, specializing in Panchakarma therapy. Since 1989, Dr. Joshi has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. giving lectures and teaching workshops on Ayurveda. A "Treasurehouse of wisdom is accessible to more people through this wonderful book", says Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Ayurveda and Diet:

Ayurvedic Guide to Diet and Weight Loss

408 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0910261296
This extraordinary book presents a time-tested, simple, and medically sensible approach to weight loss and maintenance. Viewing the body as a pattern of intelligence that is unique for each person, Ayurveda provides the key to establishing the body's natural state of balance. Besides being an extremely powerful and efficient path to weight loss, this tenet has applications for strengthening immunity, preventing disease, and achieving higher levels of well-being than we ever thought possible. Dr. Gerson has given us a very practical, deeply insightful resource that will serve as a guide for all readers interested in optimal health and weight control

Ayurvedic Zone Diet

by Dr. Dennis Thompson

201 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955853
Ayurvedic Zone Diet combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda for health and healing with a modern scientific approach to body typing physiology. By focusing on the three basic body types and their corresponding zones of physiological function, this book offers practical solutions for everything from chronic health problems and weight control to proper exercise and lifestyle management. It is essential reading for all who want to lose weight, stay young, and be healthy.

Ayurveda is the original holistic healing science and has been the basis of developments such as Acupuncture, Herbalism, Tibetan Medicine and an entire range of healing practices. Much of the available information on ayurveda has been published by Lotus Press. For details on many more titles open the PDF document at the top of this page.


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Cooking with Ayurveda :

The Ayurvedic Cookbook

by Amadea Morningstar and Urmila Desai

351 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955063
The Ayurvedic Cookbook gives a fresh new perspective on this ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 taste-tested recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition.

Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners

by Amadea Morningstar

395 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955144
Amadea Morningstar, co-author of the bestselling Ayurvedic Cookbook, received many requests for Western recipes that utilized Ayurvedic principles. Well, here it is! This is a "one of a kind" book that is sure to be a strong bestseller and represents a dramatic enhancement for people who want to practice Ayurvedic health practices in the West.

Ayurvedic Herbalism:

The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

by David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

288 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0941524248
For the first time, here is a detailed explanation and classification of herbs, using the ancient system of Ayurveda. More than 270 herbs are listed, with 108 herbs explained in detail. Included are many of the most commonly used western herbs with a profound Ayurvedic perspective. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are introduced. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and index are included.


Ayurvedic Remedies Software CD Rom for Windows

by Steve Blake, ND

Compact Disc
ISBN: 0940985241
This is an incredible resource for anyone interested in having instant access to information on herbs and other remedies used in the Ayurvedic tradition. The program details more than 360 Ayurvedic remedies and includes thousands of unique conditions, actions, organ systems and constituents allowing the user to acquire virtually any desired information instantly by lookup by a variety of means. There are also numerous photos of herbs incorporated in the program. Requires Win 98, Win 2000, Win NT 4.0 or higher, Win Me, or Win XP Hard disk space 60 MB. CD Rom Drive required for installation.

More Books on Ayurveda:

Awakening Nature's Healing Intelligence

Ayurveda and Aromatherapy

Ayurveda & Life Impressions Bodywork

Ayurveda and the Mind

Ayurveda Revolutionized

Ayurveda: Secrets of Healing

Ayurvedic Beauty Care

Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy

Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family

Lost Secrets of Ayurvedic Acupuncture

Neem: The Ultimate Herb

Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution

Secrets of Ayurvedic Massage

Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda

Yoga & Ayurveda

Yoga for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Guide to Your Asana Practice

Books on Ayurveda Available as E-Books on Google Play:

Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution, Svoboda  Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
Ayurvedic Healing:  A Comprehensive Guide, Frawley Ayurvedic Healing:  A Comprehensive Guide
Ayurveda: Life Impressions Bodywork, Van Howton Ayurveda: Life Impressions Bodywork

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Stiles  Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family, Miller Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family
Ayurveda and Marma Therapy, Frawley,Ranade, Lele  Ayurveda and Marma Therapy
Ayurveda and the Mind, Frawley Ayurveda and the Mind
Ayurveda and Panchakarma, Joshi Ayurveda and Panchakarma
Ayurveda: Forever Wellbeing, Doherty   Ayurveda Forever Wellbeing
Ayurveda: Quick Reference Handbook,  Kshirsagar  Ayurveda: Quick Reference Handbook
Ayurveda Revolutionized, Tarabilda  Ayurveda Revolutionized
Ayurveda: Science of Self Healing, Lad  Ayurveda: Science of Self Healing
Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine, Frawley, Ranade  Ayurveda: Nature's Medicine
Ayurveda: La Ciencia de Curarse Uno Mismo, Lad (Spanish)  Ayurveda: la Ciencia de Curarse Uno Mismo

Ayurvedic Astrology, Frawley  Ayurvedic Astrology
Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, Morningstar  Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners
Ayurvedic Curative Cuisine for Everyone, Miller Ayurvedic Curative Cuisine for Everyone
Ayurvedic Guide to Diet and Weight Loss, Gerson  Ayurvedic Guide to Diet and Weight Loss
Ayurvedic Herbology: East & West, Dass  Ayurvedic Herbology: East and West
Ayurvedic Massage Therapy, Ranade & Rawat   Ayurvedic Massage Therapy
Ayurvedic Spa, Sachs & Sachs   Ayurvedic Spa
Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis, Kacera   Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Stiles  Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Enchanting Beauty, Kshirsagar  Enchanting Beauty
Neem: The Ultimate Herb, Conrick  Neem: The Ultimate Herb
Neti: Healing Secrets of Yoga and Ayurveda, Frawley  Neti: Healing Secrets of Yoga and Ayurveda
Sattwa Café, Doherty Sattwa Cafe
Secrets of Ayurvedic Massage, Atreya   Secrets of Ayurvedic Massage
Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda, Frawley  Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda
Sun, Moon and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda, Vidal  Sun, Moon and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda
Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, Khalsa and Tierra   Way of Ayurvedic Herbs
Yoga of Herbs: Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, Frawley & Lad  The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine