The Principles of Traditional Practice
editore: Churchill Livingstone
This book aims to bring the unique theories and traditions of Ayurveda alive so that they are accessible to the complementary health practitioner of today. This book offers a clear, accessible and yet detailed guide to ayurvedic herbalism. It encompasses a brief history of herbalism in India, a discussion of principles, treatment strategies as well as traditional Ayurvedic pharmacy and pharmacology. The theoretical chapters complement the core of the book that includes over 100 plant profiles of Ayurvedic herbs and 50 traditional formulas. It is a clinical manual as well as a reference book which relates classical ayurvedic teachings to modern phytotherapy as well as specific bio-medical conditions.