The book is written for the people who are interested in simple remedies to cure common diseases. The treatments described in this book are based on the authors' observations and clinical experiences for many years. The preparations described here are from the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Ayurveda is a science based on ancient Indian philosophy. It can appropriately be called 'The Science of Living'. Ayurveda traces its etymology to Ayush, meaning 'life', and Veda, which originates from vid or knowledge. Popularly speaking, Ayurveda can be defined as a medical science which helps the human body to keep fit, while providing cures from indigenous plants, animal products and minerals for ailments. Thus, being essentially a science of healing, it concentrates on what is required to lead a healthy, normal life. It deals not only with what is to be done when one falls ill, but also with what should be done to maintain one's health and vigour. Ayurveda contains details about body care and the various foods and drinks which promote health.
Ayurveda is based on scientific principles of diagnosis and treatment. It differs from conventional medicine in the basic principles of investigation and assigning causes to processes rather than specific areas of physiology. This book comprises time-tested concepts of regulated diet and a healthy lifestyle, supported with remedies and treatments based on Ayurveda that are safe, effective and affordable.