Ayurveda Unravelled

Author

Sharadini Dahanukar, Urmila Thatte

Publisher

National Book Trust, India

Edition

Not Available

Date

1996

Keyword

Ayurveda, herbal, remedies

Abstract

The name, Ayurveda, conjures up images of long-haired sages, dispensing herbal 'cure-all' remedies. Surrounded in mystery, this science elicits different reactions-from romantic revivalism to west-oriented rejection, from complete acceptance to total rebuttal. What is this science? This book unravels the mysteries of the dusha-dhatu-mala concepts which form the basis of Ayurveda. The fundamental principles have been so explained that almost magically the doshas become the governing council of the body, the dhatus (tissue) constitute the ruled and mala, their products. Simple herbal remedies are suggested that can be kept at home to treat illness during childhood, adulthood and old age. Sharadini Dahanukar (Dr) is Professor of Pharmacology, Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay. She has done extensive extensive research in Ayurveda. One of her Marathi books, Phulva, has been awarded by the Maharashtra government. Urmila Thatte (Dr) is Associate Professor of Pharmarmacology, Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay. A keen student of clinical pharmacolgy and Ayurveda, she has many articles to her credit in both national and international journals.