This book is an introduction to Ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine that had been practiced in the Indian subcontinent for several centuries. It seeks to acquaint the reader, without too many technical details, with the evolution of Ayurveda from its religious moorings to one based on reason and examination. It also discusses the strong influences of Buddhist thought on the development of Ayurvedic practices. The instruments and techniques used as well as the training methods for aspiring practitioners are discussed.
Dr MS Valiathan is the author of the popular Legacy series also published by Universities Press. He is at present the National Research Professor at Manipal University.
Evolution of Healing
Medicine in Buddhist India
Basic concepts of Ayurveda
Healthy Living (Swasthavrittha)
Food and Drinks
Training in Medicine & Surgery
Rejuvenation & Enhancement of Sexual Potency
An Ayurvedic View of Life
New Sprouts on an Age-old Tree
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