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. Dr. Vasant Lad, a leading authority in this field, has created an invaluable guide to treating common ailments and chronic problems with strategies tailored to your personal needs based on your dosha. Dr. 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. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Vasant Lad
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
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. The beautifully illustrated text thoroughly explains the following: History & Philosophy--Basic Principles Diagnostic Techniques--Treatment Diet--Medicinal Usage of Kitchen Herbs & Spices First Aid--Food Antidotes--And Much More. More than 50 concise charts, diagrams and tables are included, as well as a glossary and index in order to further clarify the text. 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. The Beautifully illustrated text thoroughly explains the following: History & Philosophy Basic Principles Diagnostic Techniques Treatment Diet Medicinal Usage of Kitchen Herbs & Spices First Aid Food Antidotes
When Susan Weis-Bohlen came across the Ayurvedic cleansing technique of panchakarma, she could not have imagined how the wisdom of Ayurveda would take shape in her life. What began as the release of damaging toxins and personal difficulties eventually grew into an impassioned vocation to guide others in their journeys towards a healthier state of mind, body, and spirit. Ayurveda Beginner's Guide offers newcomers a clear explanation of Ayurveda's holistic principles and gentle guidance for incorporating them into your daily life. Learn to keep your body healthy and whole with an accessible overview of Ayurvedic concepts, Introduce Ayurveda into your lifestyle gradually and practically with a 3-week plan for beginners, Identify your predominant mind-body types-vata, pitta, or kapha-and keep them balanced with step-by-step practices, recipes, and more, Choose from a wide range of Ayurvedic Techniques, Healing Recipes including kitcharis and soups, Lifestyle Practices like yoga and aromatherapy, Spiritual Rituals such as mindfulness and meditation, Seasonal Cleanses & Adjustments that restore and revitalize
"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.
Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, teaches that food plays an essential part in one's health and sense of well-being. Here is an authentic guide of the Ayurvedic approach to food and tasty vegetarian cooking. The recipes are formulated using herbs and spices to help balance constitution of each person. The effects of the foods on individual constitution are included with every recipe together with the medicinal properties of many of the foods. This is a cookbook and much more. The Chapters included in this book are on the principles of Ayurveda and individual constitution; maintaining one's health, digestion and constitutional balance; the importance of proper food combining for optimal well-being; setting up an Ayurvedic kitchen and planning menus inclusive of every member of your family; and more than 100 recipes of delicious Ayurvedic cuisine. Three more important sections are included-nearly three hundred simple remedies for everything from the common cold and skin problems to stabilizing blood sugar in diabeties, all using familiar household herbs, fruits and vegetables; a chart for determining your individual constitution; comprehensive food guide lines; and a listing of the qualities of foods and their effects on the doshas.
Ayurveda for Women
Author: Robert Svoboda
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Ayurveda for Women explores the landmark changes associated with the three stages of life--childhood, adulthood, and old age--and provides practical advice on issues central to women's lives including sleep, diet, beauty care, massage, relationships, childcare, and menopause.
Author: Frank John Ninivaggi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Describes the theories, principles, and practices of Ayurveda, a system of medicine from India that emphasizes physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being, exploring such topics as digestion, disease, nutrition, yoga, and consciousness.
Ayurveda is founded on the belief that true health is everyone’s birthright—and that each of us is a self-healing entity who can use nature’s abundance to restore and renew ourselves. Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom is a breakthrough book for yoga practitioners, spiritual seekers, and anyone ready to learn a “doable” approach to this time-tested art and science of health and well-being. Internationally renowned for her ability to make Ayurveda accessible and practical for Western audiences, Acharya Shunya presents a narrative-based guidebook that meticulously covers the how-to’s of morning and evening self-care, daily contemplations, self-massage and skin care, cooking (including recipes), beauty rituals, and more. “To rid ourselves of the suffering that afflicts the body, mind, and soul, what we need is an affirmative knowledge of life and how to live it in alignment with nature,” writes Acharya Shunya. Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom opens the gates to this profound knowledge.
Author: Pratima Raichur, Mariam Cohn
Ayurveda has become the most prevalent and respected holistic discipline in America today. Popularized by bestsellers such as Deepak Chopra's Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, its principles of working in harmony with nature and treating the mind, body and spirit as a whole have been wholeheartedly embraced by millions. Absolute Beauty applies Ayurveda's principles to create a truly unique approach to skin care. Unlike other beauty books, which concentrate solely on creating superficial beauty through makeup or drugs like Retin-A, it helps readers achieve the kind of radiance that comes from within a beauty that is so luminous, so vital, that it transcends age, fashion and physical flaws. The book includes: a self-test to help readers determine their exact skin type, customized skin-care regimens; a consumer's guide to the dizzying array of so-called natural products available; remedies for common skin problems; important nutrition information; instructions for detoxifying the body; and a discussion of the spiritual side of Ayurveda to show how it can help readers achieve tranquility and the resulting inner glow.
The Ayurvedic Cookbook
Author: Gita Ramesh
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
In Ayurveda, every human being is a unique combination of five elements provided to us by Mother Nature; Water, Earth, Fire, Air and Ether. In Ayurveda there are three primary life forces in the body or three biological humours. These are called Vata, Pi
This unique compendium is a testament to the relevance of Ayurveda in our modern world. Applying time-honored insights from this ancient science, it establishes an approach to disease management that is free from unwanted side effects. This book has arisen from Vasant Lad's decades of clinical and classroom experience. By elucidating the fundamental imbalances behind a range of diseases, these articles guide practitioners towards addressing causes, alleviating symptoms and eliminating the conditions that allow a disease to reoccur. They will inspire valuable insights in the hearts of those wishing to manage these diseases that are so prevalent in our current age.
Now featuring new research and the most current information on the science of happiness, this book presents an outline of the nine choices happy people consistently make. Also included are tools for self-assessment to allow readers to measure happiness-and to find out what might be holding them back from having more of it. Insightful, intimate, and inspiring, How We Choose to Be Happy lets readers learn by example, and take substantial steps toward joining the ranks of the extremely happy.
Author: Robert E. Suoboda
Publisher: Lotus Press
Dr. Svoboda's original work on the constitutional types in Ayurveda has been considered a classic for many years. His new revision and expansion of the subject comes after much further research and practical experience. Dr. Vasant Lad points out: "The healing science of Ayurveda is based totally upon the knowledge of "prakriti," the individual constitution. If every individual knows his own constitution, then one can understand, for instance, what is a good diet and style of life for oneself. One man's food is another man's poison. Therefore, to make one's life healthy, happy and balanced, the knowledge of constitution is absolutely necessary."
The Yoga of Herbs
Author: Vasant Lad, David Frawley
Publisher: Lotus Press
It is 1870 and railway workers and their families have flocked to the wild and inhospitable moorland known as Batty Green to build a viaduct on the Midland Railway Company’s ambitious new Leeds to Carlisle Line. Among them are three very different women – tough widow Molly, honest and God-fearing Mary Pratt, and Helen Parker, downtrodden by her husband and seeking a better life. When tragedy strikes, the lives of the three women are bound together, and each is forced to confront the secrets and calamities that threaten to tear their families apart.
Author: Miriam Kasin Hospodar
Written with the support of the Maharishi Ayur-Veda Institute, this comprehensive cookbook shows how to incorporate the timeless principles of Ayurveda into the twenty-first-century kitchen. A result of Miriam Kasin Hospodar's twenty-year culinary journey, Heaven's Banquet draws from a rich palette of international cuisines and shows how to match your diet to your mind-body type for maximum health and well-being. The more than 700 recipes included here range from Thai Corn Fritters and Asian-Cajun Eggplant Gumbo to West African Avocado Mousse and Mocha-Spice Cake with Coffee Cream Frosting. Readers will discover the most effective methods of preparing food, the benefits of eating seasonally for individual types, and how to create a diet for the entire family. There are special sections on how to lose weight and control sugar sensitivity, a questionnaire to help determine mind-body type, and essential ingredients for a well-stocked Ayurvedic kitchen. Fully illustrated, and written for everyone from the beginner cook to the experienced chef, Heaven's Banquet shows how to use food to tap into your body's intelligence and create lifelong health.