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CONTENTS:- I. Ayurveda philosophy: Introduction: 1. Ayurveda an ancient science of life. 2. Introduction to principles of Ayurveda. 3. Principles of Ayurveda. 4. Triguna. 5. Tridosa. 6. The seven tissues (Dhatus). 7. Waste products (Three Malas). 8. Prakrti (human constitution). 9. Marma Vijnana. 10. Healthy life. 11. Rasayana. 12. Vajikarana. 13. Dietetics and Ayurveda. 14. Types of diet in Ayurveda. II. Ayurveda diet: 1. Evolvement of life. 2. Pancamahabhutas. 3. Trigunas (Omnisubstances). 4. Tridosa (three energies/humors). 5. Saptadhatu (seven tissues). 6. Agni (fire) and Ama. 7. Vyadhi (disease) and Cikitsa (treatment). 8. Dietetics and Ayurveda. 9. Ahara Pacana Digestion. 10. Jala (water). 11. Dugdha (milk). 12. Yavagu (gruels). 13. Diet. 14. Samsarjana karma. 15. Some food articles. 16. Diet, mind and Yoga. 17. Food as medicine (treatment of diseases/disorders by food articles). 18. Ahara food concept in Ayurveda Samhita quotes. 19. Prakrti (human constitution). 20. Seasons. 21. Common dietic constituents as mentioned in Ayurvedic texts Dhanya Varga (SIMBI). III. Ayurvedic beauty: 1. Svasthavrtta (healthy life style). 2. Skin and skin care in Ayurveda. 3. Ayurveda soundarya. 4. Hairs. 5. Beauty in Ayurveda. 6. Diet and discipline in skin care and cure. 7. Skin cure and care - a Pancabhautika approach. 8. Care of complexion. 9. Skin care. 10. Medicinal herbs for skin care and cure. 11. Ayurveda products indicated for skin care (skin diseases). 12. Traditional products useful in skin problems. 13. Some common skin disorders their treatment. 14. Herbal formulations. IV. Ayurvedic herbs: 1. Introduction to Dravyaguna-sastra. 2. Properties (guna) of the..3. Six tastes (rasa). 4. Virya, vipaka and Prabhava. 5. Karma. 6. Anupana - media of intake - (Vehicle). 7. Times of administration of medicines and dosage. 8. Spices and condiments. 9. Some important herbs. 10. Useful Ayurvedic herbs. 11. Pancakasaya. 12. Some methods of herbal Ayurvedic preparations. V. Ayurvedic minerals: 1. Introduction and history of Rasasastra. 2. Classification of substances according to rasasastra. 3. Some important minerals. 4. Some precious and semi-precious stones. 5. Important methods of preparations of Rasausadhi (mineral medicines). VI. Ayurvedic diagnosis: 1. Tridosa vikrti. 2. Dosagati. 3. Vrddhi and Ksaya. 4. Prakupita Dosanam Karmani. 5. Dhatu-mala Vrddhi Laksanani. 6. Diseases. 7. Rogi Pariksavidhi. 8. Roganama Utpatti Vibhaga. 9. Roganam karanani. 10. Janmabala pravrtta vyadhi. 11. Vegavrodha. 12. Srotodusti. 13. Agni. 14. Agnimandya. 15. Aharaja karanani. 16. AMA. 17. Samprapti. 18. Roga pratikarksamata. Immune system. VII. Ayurvedic treatment: 1. Agnimandya. 2. Amavata. 3. Amlapitta. 4. Arsa (Piles / Hemorrhoids). 5. Daha. 6. Grahani. 7. Hrdroga. 8. Kamala. 9. Kasa. 10. Malavshtambha. 11. Medoroga. 12. Mutrakrchra. 13. Panduroga. 14. Prameha. 15. Pratisyaya. 16. Sirahsula. 17. Sotha. 18. Svasa. 19. Vatavyadhi. 20. Unmada. VIII. Ayurveda pancakarma: 21. Introduction. 2. Snehana and svedana. 3. Pancakarma and you. 4. Vamana. 5. Virecana. 6. Basti. 7. Nasya. 8. Raktamoksana. 9. Allied karma. 10. Diseases and Pancakarma. 11. Preparation of oils and medicines. 12. Ancient methods and modifications. 13. Questions and answers. IX. Child health care in Ayurveda: 1. Embryology. 2. Care of the new born baby (Navajata Paricarya). 3. Health care of child (prenatal, postnatal and food). 4. Health tips. 5. kalpani (Pediatric preparations). 6. Food as medicine. 7. Treatment of diseases. X. Ayurveda Virilization: 1. The first quarter of the chapter on virilification. 2. The second quarter of the chapter on virilification. 3. The third quarter of the chapter on virilification. 4. The fourth quarter of the chapter on virilification. XI. Ayurvedic rejuvenation: 1. The first quarter of the chapter on vitalization. 2. Brahmarasayana - first quarter. 3. Brahmarasayana second quarter. 4. Glossary of diseases with their modern equivalents. 5. Glossary of botanical terms. 6. Glossary of terms used in Pancakarma. Bibliography.
To know about Ayurveda is useful for every person. It is a total science for happy life. Knowledge of Ayurveda helps a person to maintain useful balance of body & mind. Ultimately it is soul i.e. Atman who enjoys it. Ayureda is described by great sages in eight branches known s Astanga Ayurveda. However there are many sub-branches and information is vast. It is difficult to include all information in a volume, we have tried to highlight many facets of Ayurveda in this volume. It is a first step to get inforation about basic principles of Ayurveda Philosophy. It is described in simple and lucid Language in the section on Ayurveda Philosophy Pancamahabhuta (five great elements), Tridosa (three energies), Saptadhatu (seven body tissues) Trimala (three waste products), Triguna (three omnisubstances) Agni (conversion energy-digestive fire), ama (incomplete digested food particles), Prakrti (body, mind constitution), daily and seasonal regimen.