In Ayurveda, the science of herbal medicine is known as Dravya Guna Shastra or the “science of the attributes of substances”. Unfortunately, this science has been unavailable to the vast majority of Westerns as a result of language, terminology and culture. This textbook is a bridge for the Western doctor, herbalist, practitioner, or therapist to the ancient science of herbal medicines in Ayurveda. It’s one of three textbooks that form a series on the important subjects of Ayurvedic diagnosis & pathology, Ayurvedic treatments and Ayurvedic medicines. This textbook is the results of 13 years of clinical research and 10 years of teaching experience in Ayurvedic herbal therapies. The textbook includes 115 herbal monographs that provide an explanation for in detail the herb in step with Ayurveda. Additionally there are 45 herbal formulas indicated by disorders – Every adjusted for the reason for the disorder in step with vata, pitta, or kapha dosha. Every monograph has a color photo of the medicinal plant and space to make personal notes. This textbook is used by various schools in Italy, Holland, Switzerland, France and the us since 2009.
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