Ayurveda

The Indian Art of Natural Medicine and Life Extension
By (author) Birgit Heyn
Ayurveda
The Indian Art of Natural Medicine and Life Extension
By (author) Birgit Heyn

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Pages : 176

Book Size : 5.38 x 8.25

ISBN-13 : 9780892813339

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : April 01, 1990

Format : Paperback Book

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian "science of longevity," is a holistic healing system that balances health and well-being through consistent attention to natural lifestyle, good eating habits, and the healing power of herbs. The author explains how sunlight, air, and water, together with animal, vegetable, and mineral substances stimulate the body's natural immunity and healing capacity.
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About Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian "science of longevity," is a holistic healing system that restores internal balance, health, and a sense of well-being through consistent attention to natural lifestyle, good eating habits, and the healing power of herbs. The author explains how sunlight, heat, air, and water, together with animal, vegetable, and mineral substances are applied in therapy to stimulate the body's natural immunity and healing capacity. One of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, Ayurveda emphasizes health education and the vital relationship between humankind and medicinal plants.
Table of Contents

Table of content

Ayurveda:
India's Art of Natural Medicine

Preface

1. The Green Power of Ayuveda
2. I Have It On the Tip of My Tongue
3. The Deep Well-Spring of the Past
4. The Shaping of the Future
5. Creation as an On-Going Event
6. The Building Blocks of Existence
7. The Key of Life
8. The Power of the Wind
9. The Power of Fire
10. The Power of Cohesion
11. The Restoration of Harmony
12. The Interior of the Body
13. The Biological Fire
14. We Are What we Eat
15. What Does the Universe Taste Like?
16. Parallels in the West
17. Plants and Tastes
18. The Sweet Life
19. When We Turn Sour
20. The Salt of Life
21. A Bit of 'Bite'
22. The Bitter Truth
23. Astringency
24. The Healer Within
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary of Sanskrit Words
Index of English Plant Names
Medical Index

Author Bio
Birgit Heyn is a Viennese pharmacist who became disenchanted with conventional medicine and the over-dependency of patients upon synthetic drugs. She studied Ayurveda during a period of many years with several Indian teachers and at the Hindu University of Benares. This book is a synthesis of her studies and continued research, providing an excellent overview of both the science and philosophy of Indian natural healing.
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"A valuable and admirable attempt to contribute to the growing interest in the fascinating system of Ayurveda."
HerbalGram 

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