This book contains all the ingredients for a healthy life. "...the most comprehensive, clear and user friendly resource book on Ayurveda available today. Swami Tirtha has done us all a great service by compiling this thorough and reliable reference... provides western medical translations and a valuable glossary."
For families, medical and holistic practitioners, pharmacists and professors.
Discover the secrets of natural healing through stress-reduction techniques, personalised health programs, purposeful career, deepening spirituality, herbs, nutrition, aromas, yoga, meditation, music, colours, massage, and more. The most complete and in-depth book on Ayurvedic with photographs of 85 major Ayurvedic herbs, and 89 photographs of Ayurvedic hatha yoga for general health, pregnancy, and seniors. This book is destined to become your major source for natural, effective, and inexpensive holistic therapies. Simply written for beginners, yet thorough and in-depth for medical and holistic practitioners and pharmacists.
The Ayurvedic Encyclopedia is a wonderful reference for those familiar with or just starting Ayurvedic medicine. Starting with the fundamentals and history, the encyclopedia guides you step by step to better health through the ancient practices of ayurvedic science.
The author not only focuses on herbs, but all aspects of ayurvedic practices including nutrition, the mind, meditation, music, gems, color and lifestyle. He focuses on specific illnesses and diseases by body system. There is a wonderful reference for herbs which include pictures Hindu, Latin and English common plant names. He also addresses therapeutics of foods to include energetics, indications, elements and more.
Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha is the founder of The Ayurveda Holistic Center in Bayville New York. He is certified in Ayurvedic medicine and Vedic Astrology from the American Institute of Vedic Studies and has studied with ayurvedic doctors in India.
This 600 page encyclopedia was written at the request of his students and has become one of the best resources for ayurvedic information I have used. It is straight forward, no frills and easy to follow even if you are new to the concepts and practices.
"...encyclopedia is exactly what this book is. The appendix is a book in itself..I took an eight-week course on Ayurveda and the course text book was not even close to being as comprehensive as the Ayurveda Encyclopedia. ..you definitely need this book. The depth and mass of information available here will undoubtedly teach you something new on this ancient healing system." - Alternative Healthcare Management - March 1999