399 pages, 7.50 x 9.50"
Ayurvedic Medicine Principles of Traditional Practice
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Part 1 presents a history of Ayurveda and the development of its materia medica; basic principles (the five primoridal elements, the universal constitutents, the three humors, the three dosas, the seven supportive tissues, the channels, ayurvedic anatomy, disease etiology and pathology); ayurvedic herbal pharmacology and pharmacy; ayurvedic therapy and treatment (diagnosis, principles, understanding the disease process, treatment strategies, formula building, case studies); and the scientific basis of Ayurveda Part 2 presents the plant profiles, herb sourcing, and traditional formulas, and Part 3 contains useful appendices with tables, glossaries, resources, plant name indexes, and transliteration and pronunciation notes. The text follows the core curriculum standards presented by the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and the European Herbal Practitioners Association in relation to study of the ayuvedic materia medica and pharmacology.