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The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

by Vasant Lad

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The ancient healing system of Ayurveda from India is based on the principles and practices developed over centuries by the sages and physicians who have researched them. The book lists alphabetically many simple health problems and how a home remedy can be made from herbs and spices already in the kitchen. The directions given to make teas, oils and medicated pastes are step-by-step and detailed, given throughout the book. As temporary cure until one gets to visit a physician, or home therapy as preventive care, this is a very good book to start.

These therapies include learning sensible eating habits, using the six tastes of food to bring about balance of the bodily systems, learning to stay rested and unstressed, yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. Instructions with diagrams are given for yoga postures and breathing techniques. There is also a section on how to use the healing properties of metals, gemstones, colors, and aromas.

An interesting questionnaire is provided for the reader to determine his/her mental and physiological type. Ayurveda being a spiritual healing system, the author describes in the very first chapter how each human being is connected with the universe. For the serious reader interested in this science, the author explains the Samkhya Philosophy of Creation, one of the systems of Indian Philosophy, from which Ayurveda originated. The concepts of why one gets sick and the need for healing are dealt with beautifully.

This book is full of authentic information on physical, mental and spiritual health and how to maintain good health in all levels. For the casual reader, the home remedies are spelled out for several health conditions. For the more involved reader, this is an excellent addition to one's library. ( )
  uma1 | Jan 15, 2012 |
My favorite book on Ayruvedic remedies. simple, practical solutions using common ingredients ( )
  EdinaMonsoon | Mar 28, 2007 |
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Based on the ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. A leading authority in this field, Dr. Vasant Lad first explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, exploring the physical and psychological characteristics of each of the three doshas, or mind-body types--vata, pitta, and kapha. Once you have determined which type or combination of types you are, Dr. Lad helps you to begin your journey to the ultimate "state of balance" and well-being.

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies is an invaluable guide to treating common ailments and chronic problems with strategies tailored to your personal needs based on your dosha. Dr. Lad explains why certain imbalances often result in illness and shows you how to restore your body to natural order. You'll learn which traditional Ayurvedic remedies--herbal teas and formulas, essential oils, meditation, yoga--offer relief from a variety of conditions, such as cold and flu symptoms, headaches, toothaches, sore throats, high cholesterol, vision problems, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Lad also shows you how to use diet and specific Ayurvedic techniques to prevent future illness and to promote body consciousness and healthy living.

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies enables us all to experience the benefits of Ayurveda's healing properties that have been refined over thousands of years. All of the herbs, foods, and oils Dr. Lad recommends can be found in local health food stores or through mail-order catalogs. Complete with an extensive glossary and resource list, this is the definitive guide to natural, safe, and effective remedies, everyday keys to a lifetime of vitality and well-being.

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