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The Divine Science of Life

This unique one-of-a-kind book is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Ayurveda, and discusses the practical use of therapies such as diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, and herbal remedies. The book also includes detailed information on Ayurvedic pharmacology and pharmacy, clinical methods and examinations, and general treatment protocols. Plus, a helpful section provides a comprehensive materia medica of 50 Indian herbs that include botanical descriptions, traditional Ayurvedic knowledge, constituent data and the latest medical research, as well as clinical indications, formulations, and dosages.

Hardbound, 392 Pages

Published: September 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3410-8


  • Part One: Theory and Practice of Ayurveda

    1. Foundation

    2. Theory

    3. Constitution and Consciousness

    4. The Physical Body

    5. Ayurvedic Living

    6. Pharmacology and Pharmacy

    7. Food and Drink

    8. Pathology and Disease

    9. Clinical Methodology and Case History

    10. Clinical Examination

    11. Treatment of Disease

    Part Two: Ayurvedic Materia medica

    Appendix 1. Dietary and Lifestyle Regimens

    Appendix 2. Ayurvedic Formulations

    Appendix 3. Glossary of Ayurvedic Herbs, Minerals and Animal Products

    Appendix 4. Ayurvedic Weights and Measures

    Appendix 5. Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms

    Appendix 6. Ayurvedic Resources

    Bibliography and References



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