Recent years have seen a tremendous advance in the knowledge and practice of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, not only in India, but worldwide. Once considered with disdain, the exciting discoveries being pioneered by leading research scientists are proving that Ayurveda-with its emphasis on health as well as disease-is probably the world's most holistic health system. As allopathic drugs extract a heavy toll in costs and side effects, more and more people worldwide are turning to complementary medical systems like Ayurveda.
The book elaborates on the central tenets of Ayurveda and the various benefits of Ayurvedic therapies. Conditions ranging from a minor stuffy nose to the potentially fatal brain stroke are all dealt with in simple, scientific and lucid language in this easy-to-follow self-help guide.