This book offers a detailed explanation and classification of herbs, using the ancient system of Ayurveda. This fully developed and theoretically articulated medical system developed in India has proved itself effective for more than 5000 years as that country's classical healing tradition.
More than 270 herbs are listed, with 108herbs explained in detail. Included are many of the most commonly used western herbs with a profound Ayurvedic perspective. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are introduced. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and indexes are included.
- This book intends to promote natural systems of healing clearly shows that the Western system of medication may have to face a challenging task in times to come. - Sushil Soni, Swagat, April 1997
- This book serves, as a guide, to the citizens of the 21st century for leading a happy and healthy life by using the wisdom of the past seers and scientists who have done this great research in the modern scientific world.-Dr.J.N. Puri, National Herald, New Delhi, 27 Sep. 1997
- "This Ayurvedic herbal science is applied to western herbs, as well as to a few major oriented herbs, both Indian and Chinese. This book presents Ayurveda as a practically applied system of herbalism.-"Dilip", Vol.27. No.2 April-June 2001
- "This book is a fresh application of Ayurvedic medicine of greater practical value to Westerners but, in fact, ultimately advance the whole system of Western herbalism forward into greater effectiveness."-Michael. Tierra, Author, The Way of Herbs
- "This book is a fresh application of Ayurvedic principles to Western herbs. As such it stands as a landmark in the development of Western herbology, allowing a deeper blending of Eastern and Western herbology."-Paul Bergner, East-West Journal
- "The Yoga of Herbs provides a fascinating and readable look at Ayurveda. This book acts as a key, unlocking the mysteries of Eastern philosophies and medical practices. One views the energies and action of American herbs with a fresh perspective after reading this valuable, timeless volume. Highly recommended."-Stephen Foster, Herbalist, Author
- "At Last! A book on the ancient and fascinating system of Ayurvedic herbs... written for the Western student or practitioner or herbs."-Mark Blumenthal., Publisher, Herbal Gram, Official newsletter of the Herb Industry
- "This book should promote the trend towards natural systems of healing now that the Western system is out of the reach of the common man."-Neena Bhandari, The Hindustan Times, 24 December 1995
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Vedic Topics including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology,Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga, and Tantra, as well as translations and interpretations from the Vedas. Dr. Frawley has been given many awards for his work in India including the Veda Vyasa award by the International Institute of India Studies. He is a Jyotish Kovid through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, and is also the President of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, the American offshoot of the Indian council; He has a Doctorês degree in Chinese Medicine and has also been certified as an expert through the University of Poona for his knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is presently Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
Dr Vasant Dattatray Lad (born 1943) directs the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA) and is a member of the governing bodies of diverse Ayurvedic organizations and associations. He has written numerous books and articles on Ayurvedic medicine and teaches physicians, alternative-medicine practitioners, and lay people all over the world.
In 1968, Dr Vasant Lad received a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the University of Pune (India) and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) from the Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune in 1980.