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Vasant Lad, Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Three Rivers Press, 1999

Ayurvedic Home Remedies

By Ayurvedic Doctor Vasant Lad - Three Rivers Press (1999) - Paperback - 336 pages - ISBN 0609802860

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 Ayurvedic herbs, foods, and Ayurvedic oils Dr. Lad recommends can be found in local health food stores or through mail-order catalogs (see Banyan Botanicals, Pukka Herbs and Bazaar of India). 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.

Book Details

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (April 6, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10 ISBN 0609802860

ISBN-13 ISBN 978-0609802861

Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.2 x 1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

   

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Lad, a leading expert in the field and founder of the Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque, NM), demystifies this ancient healing tradition from India. He provides handy self-analysis charts to determine one's constitutional type and describes down-to-earth Ayurvedic home remedies and routines for over 120 health conditions. A helpful resource list and glossary increase his book's value. (LJ 3/1/98) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist Lad, director of an Ayurvedic educational institute (the Ayurvedic Institute) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, refers to Ayurveda as “the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature.” This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide can be considered the Ayurvedic counterpart to a conventional home medical handbook. Parts 1 and 2 present the philosophy, principles, and therapies of this 5,000-year-old Indian medical system. The therapies include diet, herbs, exercise and yoga, oil massage, breathing techniques, meditation, and such adjuncts as sound, color, and aromatherapy. Part 3, fully one-half of the guide, is an encyclopedia of remedies organized in an AZ format by symptom or condition; see references provide adequate access to the more than 100 common ailments. Numerous sidebars throughout the text provide additional information or precautions. The guide closes with line drawings of yoga postures, a glossary, resources, and further reading.

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