Articles on Ayurveda
AYULAI VALARKKUM AYURVEDAM: B.L.D. Girija; Copies can be had from the author, Sanjeevani Ayurvedha Foundation, 63, Kamaraj Avenue, I Street, Adyar, Chennai-600020. Rs. 200.
THIS BOOK is a compilation of articles by the author on Ayurveda that appeared regularly in a weekly. In 64 crisp chapters, it deals with right from the concept, "What is Ayurveda?" Due details are furnished so that even a layman can understand them with ease.
Basically all the diseases are diagnosed on the imbalance of "Vatha", "Pithta" or "Khapha" or all the three taken together. When they are "balanced" the disease disappears in no time. The author assures excellent treatment for upper respiratory tract infection, obesity, heart diseases and vomiting, and recommends ghee and taking oil bath regularly for longevity of life. There are individual remedies taking into consideration the balance or imbalance mentioned above when the patient is a boy, girl, young or an aged person.
He enriches the book by furnishing the utilities of common household items like garlic, onion, asafoetida, pepper, cardamom, ginger, turmeric and cumin seeds which are of immense use for first-aid. Description is given on the methodology of "Pancha karma" treatment.
The presentation of the articles in lucid language promotes a sort of personal touch of the author. The list of books furnished at the end will be helpful for further reading.
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