ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book offers a detailed explanation and classification of herbs,using the ancient system of Ayurveda. This fully developed and theoretically articulated medical system developed in India has proved itself effective for more than 5000 years as that country's classical healing tradition.
More than 270 herbs are listed, with 108herbs 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 asdetailed glossaries, appendices and index are included.
The term 'yoga' has many traditional meanings. In Ayurveda, the medical science of India, yoga refers to the ìright usageî and ìright combinationî of herbs. A special combination of substances designed to bring about a specific effect upon the body or mind is thus called a 'yoga.' This coordinated or integrated usage of herbs was based upon the ancient Ayurvedic science of herbal energetics. In this is a system for determining the qualities and powers of herbs according to the laws of nature, so that herbs can be used objectively and specifically according to individual conditions. A yogic usage of herbs implies such an harmonic application of the potencies of herbs.
In this book, for the first time, this Ayurvedic herbal science is applied to western herbs, as well as to a few major oriental herbs, both Indian and Chinese. It is the purpose of this book not to present Ayurveda in the distance, as something foreign or ancient, but to make it a practically applied system of herbalism.
"This book intends to promote natural systems of healing clearly shows that the Western system of medication may have to face a challenging task in times to come." - Sushil Soni, Swagat, April 1997
"This book serve, as a guide, to the citizens of the 21st century for leading a happy and helalty life by using the wisdom of the past seers and scientists who have done this great research in the modern scientific world." - Dr.J.N. Puri, National Herald, New Delhi, 27 Sep. 1997
"This Ayurvedic herbal science is applied to western herbs, as well as to a few major oriented herbs, both Indian and Chinese. This book presents Ayurveda as a practically applied system of herbalism." - "Dilip", Vol.27. No.2 April-June 2001
"This book is a fresh application of Ayurvedic medicine of greater practical value to Westerners but, in fact, ultimately advance the whole system of Western herbalism forward into greater effectiveness." - Michael. Tierra, Author, The Way of Herbs
"This book is a fresh application of Ayurvedic principles to Western herbs. As such it stands as a landmark in the development of Western herbology, allowing a deeper blending of Eastern and Western herbology." - Paul Bergner, East West Journal
"The Yoga of Herbs provides a fascinating and readable look at Ayurveda. This book acts as a key, unlocking the mysteries of Eastern philosophies and medical practices. One views the energies and action of American herbs with a fresh perspective after reading this valuable, timeless volume. Highly recommended." - Stephen Foster, Herbalist, Author
"At Last! A book on the ancient and fascinating system of Ayurvedic herbs... written for the Western student or practitioner or herbs." - Mark Blumenthai., Publisher, Herbal Gram, Official newsletter of the Herb Industry
"This book should promote the trend towards natural systems of healing now that the Western system is out of the reach of the common man." - Neena Bhandari, The Hindustan Times, 24 December, 1995