Salient Features of Ayurveda

Salient Features of Ayurveda

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Author: S C Dhyani
Publisher: Chaukhambha Orientalia
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 100
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


People are gradually growing health-conscious and are eager to learn more and more about the ways and means to keep healthy and happy, and Ayurveda offers them certain easy and practical principles for a meaningful life and purposeful living.

W H O has recently recognised the significant role which the Traditional medicines can play in preserving and fortifying the health of the millions of peoples all over the world.

Ayurveda has been specifically appreciated for it's wholeistic approach to man and non-provocative application of medicines. Therefore, some people are in search of a book of this type which may give them general information about Aired and this book fulfils this need. It also reflect the specialities of Ayurveda like the Panchakarma, Rasayana, Vajeeka rana etc.


Some important principles of Ayurveda
Brilliant past and bright future
Descent and propagation of Ayurveda on earth
What is Ayurveda
The objective of Ayurveda
Nature of happy and unhappy life
Nature of good and bad life
Ayurvedic concept of health
Definition of health
Wholeistic approach to man
Evolution of man
The urges that are not to be restrained
The urges that should be held in restraint
Avoid over-indulgences
Avoidable men
Assossiable men
Strive in wholesome practices
important dietetic regulations
Code of right conduct
Ayurvedic concept of disease
What is Prajnaparadha
Initial and mental cycle of disease
Doshas-their psychic functions
diagram showing origin of disease
Origin of life
Life started with blue and green Algae
Evolution of life-evolution of Rasas
Doshas interlinked through Rasas
Three Rasa increase one Dosha
Division of a cell
Ayurvedic concept of conception
Signs of life
The eight censored persons
The symptoms of corpulence
The symptoms of Emaciation
Treatment of corpulence
Treatment of emaciation
Three pillars of health
About a physician
Ayurvedic concept of Resistance power
Seasonal variations and Doshik Vitiation
Ayurveda cares for total personality
Pharmacological cancepts
Taste thresholds
Qualities and actions af tastes
How the drug acts
Elective affinity of drugs
Mode of action Three kinds of Therapies
Aetio-pathogenesis of disease
Examination of the patient
Modern laboratory tests should be conducted
Six types of treatment
Some important therapies
Achara Rasayana
Some of the important single drugs
Diseases and Ayurvedic drugs