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The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  303 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Based on the ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. A leading authority in this field, Dr. Vasant Lad first explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, explorin ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 6th 1999 by Harmony (first published March 11th 1998)
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One week ago, I attended the Ayurvedic workshop, where I learned the basic concept of Ayurveda, the characteristics of my dosha, pitta, and how to take care of my body, mind and spirit.
This book was just the right book for reviewing the things that I learned in the workshop.

According to this book, a pitta type like me should refrain from eating hot spicy dishes, sour, and fermented foods when out of balance. For a pitta type, summer is the most difficult time, so it is important to keep cool. On
The book was not what I expected. I was looking for something more accessible to Western readers. For example Tulsi tea, how, why, when to drink it. Or turmeric. But no, these ingredients are not listed in the index. Instead the author uses compounded herbs by the compound names. So you won't find amla (amalaki) but you will find amla within Triphala nor will you find amalaki in the index, to point you to the page containing triphala. Also many remedies call for a compound mixture that you will ...more
Cat Bennett
Really love this book! Ayurveda is an ancient Indian form of natural healing and health maintenance and is considered the sister science of yoga. So much great advice and excellent remedies here by a leading practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Vasant Lad. This is our go-to health book in our family.
Elise Blair
My first book on the subject and was very happy with it. I feel like it gave me a lot of fun information. Very easy flow to the reading. I read it in like 2 days, would have been one if I had the time. Will buy his cookbook next.
If I could give a book more than 5 stars, this would be the one. If there is one book on holistic healing that you are going to buy that is so simple yet so comprehensive and profound, pick this one up.
Katharine Ott
"Ayurveda is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature." Our local medical powerhouse, the Cleveland Clinic, offers specialists trained in this 5000 year-old tradition, and when the Plain Dealer ran an introductory article, my interest was piqued. "The underlying assumption of Ayurveda is that each individual has the power to heal himself or herself."

More than half of the book is taken up by "Illnesses and Remedies, A to Z," which supplies recipes for oral concoctions, yoga and
Prasanna Devi
A very good, practically applicable knowledge of Ayurveda !
Really good book, Explains why and has simple home remedies.
This is a book that you can never truly finish reading as you will need to refer back to it over and over again. If you are looking for more natural remedies to cure ailments and/or just live a generally more healthy lifestyle then this is the book for you.
Gunjan Dhir
Quite informative many facts i came to know about our body functioning.
Ambra Chicandfrog
This is my first book on this subject and it proved to be a valid introduction. It doesn't go deep in Ayurveda and some thesis are just thrown there with too much semplicity, sounding a little silly sometimes. In any case, if its scope is to make the reader curious about Ayurveda... it won.
Sabrina Tang
Great book. This book helps me alot. It works.
Jan 01, 2009 Mary added it
I love thumbing through this book anytime I have an illness or I am sick. Packed with herbal home remedies it can be life changing to take one's health into your own hands. Try a ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass tea for a cold, or carrot juice for beautiful skin. Have fun and be creative!
There are 3 mind-body types- vata, pitta, and kapha. This book offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments. Very important, must have book!
Kate Lumsden
Great easy reference for common and less common ailments and easy ways to heal them at home. Also first 1/3 of book is a nice intro to Ayurveda.
Another must-have for home-remedy-Ayurveda folks. Really comprehensive and has never steered me in the wrong direction!
Again, this book is good for an introduction to ayurveda, but if you've read a lot about it it doesn't offer anything new.
Mike Wall
This is an excellent book for someone new to Ayurveda and also serves as a great reference manual for common ailments.
Sherry Grimes-jenkins
Great book teaches a lot about your dosha and how to care for your body. Handing it down to the kid.
One of my all time favorite books! So helpful and interesting. It's like my bible.
I love how this book provides easy practical applications to everyday conditions.
Mar 12, 2008 Diane rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Diane by: Nupur Tara
This one is one I look at often whenever I have any health issues.
Jan 26, 2015 Leah rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This is one of those books you refer to again and again.
This is my go to book for illness. it has never failed me.
Jaya Rachel
i am constantly using this as a reference.
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An Indo-American Ayurvedic Physician, Vasant Lad brought a wealth of classroom and practical experience in Ayurveda to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Sur ...more
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