CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction to Ayurveda 2. Origin of the Universe 3. Dosha (The Biological Humors) 4. Prakriti (The Body trait) 5. Dhatu, Upadhatu and Mala (The tissues and the excreta) 6. Srotas (The Microcirculatory Channels) 7. Agni & Ama (The Biological Fire & Undigested Elements) 8. Concept of Health and Disease 9. Mana and Buddhi (concept of Mind and Intellect) 10. Dinacharya & Ritucharya (Daily & Seasonal Regimen) 11. Principles of Diagnosis in Ayurveda 12. Principles of Treatment in Ayurveda 13. Concept of Marma 14. Principles of Dravyaguna 15. Healing Herbs 16. Panchakarma (The Ayurvedic Bio-purification Therapy) 17. Rasayana (The rejuvenation Therapy) 18. Vajikarana (The aphrodisiac therapy) 19. Primary Health care and home remedies
This book is a beginner's guide to Ayurveda, which is of immense value to students, health care professionals, Ayurveda practitioners and general public. This book presents a detailed description of principles of Ayurveda, which one can put into practice in day-to-day life to keep self and friends/family members healthy. One can get an insight of the Panchamahabhutas (Five universal elements), three Doshas, Prakriti or body constitutions, Daily regimen and Seasonal regimen, Ayurveda principles of diagnosis and treatment, pharmacology, dietetics, Ayurveda approach to mind, Panchakarma therapies or detoxification procedures through this book.