ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is a comprehensive and practical guide to Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Importantly, it is one of the first books to categorize commonly used Western medicinal plants with Ayurvedic herbal energetics. It also focuses on traditional Ayurvedic herbs and formulas that are readily available. Other topics include Ayurvedic theory, the art of herbal formulation, medicine making, and home remedies.
This wonderful, practical book is one of the masterpieces of Ayurvedic herbology work. The author has put a lot of effort into this and his dedication, devotion, and commitment to Ayurveda and to his teacher is very beautiful. He has explained in simple but direct terms the Ayurvedic approach to health, herbal medicine, and materia medica. Plus, he has elaborated on Ayurvedic history and philosophy and of Ayurvedic principles, and concepts regarding the five elements, three doshas, and the subdoshas. He has wonderfully blended these philosophies into a direct application of herbology.
He has given a most practical approach of Ayurvedic herbology providing the action and classification of each herb including rasa, virya, vipaka and prabhav, and each botanical, Ayurvedic, and Sanskrit name.
He also covers the western concepts of herbology, including western pharmacological actions such as alternative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-pyretic, and diaphoretics. Additionally, he has presented these functions for Ayurvedic herbs.
"This book breathes the life of practical Ayurvedic principles, methodology, pharmaceutical and pharmacological actions." – DR. VASANT LAD
"... a comprehensive and detailed study not only of Ayurvedic herbology but of Ayurvedic medicine itself, excellent for all students of herbs and an important new contribution in the field." – DAVID FRAWLEY
"Ayurvedic Herbology is a well-written and valuable addition to the herbal library of any practitioner. Many unique herbs are included as well as the author’s personal experience with home remedies." - DR. MARC HALPERN