5 Ayurvedic Books you Must Read

April 23rd is observed as the World Book Day to encourage book reading, copyright, and publishing. This day also marks the contribution of authors who have spearheaded the social and cultural progress of humanity. Particularly in Ayurveda, authors have gone beyond ‘the three doshas’ or ‘kitchen recipes’ to explain how you can live in harmony with yourself and nature. It takes a lot of research and practical experience to simplify the vast, scientific, and ancient knowledge of Ayurveda and make it relevant in today’s times.

 

If you’re new to Ayurveda books and are looking for something digestible to read, here are five great books for you:

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Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert Svoboda

Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution is a wonderful daily reference for deep thinkers and philosophers. Written by Dr. Robert Svoboda, this original attempt covers all the constitution types in Ayurveda. What makes this book a classic is the easy and in-depth explanation of the basic concepts. Read this book to understand your prakriti or inner constitution and shape your lifestyle accordingly.

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Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide by Dr. Vasant Lad

For the nurturers and healers, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide is a detailed introduction to Ayurveda. The author, Dr. Vasant Lad, uses numerous charts and diagrams to explain the principles and practical uses of the ancient healing theory. This unputdownable book covers most of the aspects of Ayurveda. Buy this book if you are a self-healer and are looking for practical home remedies for common ailments.

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The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar

Are you looking for a brief introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition? The Ayurvedic Cookbook charts out Ayurvedic principles you can implement in your daily cooking. Amadea Morningstar, the author, has included over 250 easy and delicious recipes that help balance each dosha. This fantastic resource discusses the concept of food as a medicine and gives clear dietary guidance in each recipe. Refer to this book for an Ayurvedic approach in your diet.

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The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine by David Frawley

If you want to deepen your understanding of herbs and their effects, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing is your ready reckoner. The renowned author David Frawley discusses how you can use botanicals to heal your constitution. The book also includes herb names in English, Chinese, Latin, and Sanskrit. Read this if you want to explore all the aspects of herbalism.

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Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science by Dr. Claudia Welch

Directed towards the modern woman, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life is a brilliant read for those women who want to improve their hormonal health. The author, Dr. Claudia Welch, elucidates simple lifestyle changes using key Ayurvedic principles. This well-crafted book is a perfect blend of science, oriental medicine, nutrition, and sound advice. Read it if you want to switch from allopathy to Eastern medical approach to balance your hormones.

 

The above books enable you to know more about Ayurveda. Do write to us if you have any book recommendation on World Book Day. Use the Coupon Code “BEAMRUTAMAWESOME” on all your purchases above Rs. 5000 and SAVE Rs. 999. Shop now!!

References:

http://everydayayurveda.org/ayurveda-books-2/

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