Ayurveda: The Indian Art of Natural Medicine and Life Extension

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By Birgit Heyn

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Birgit Heyn

Birgit Heyn
Birgit Heyn is a Viennese pharmacist who became disenchanted with conventional medicine and the over-dependency of patients upon synthetic drugs. She studied Ayurveda during a period of many years with several Indian teachers and at the Hindu University of Benares. This book is a synthesis More...



Ayurveda, the ancient Indian "science of longevity," is a holistic healing system that restores internal balance, health, and a sense of well-being through consistent attention to natural lifestyle, good eating habits, and the healing power of herbs. The author explains how sunlight, heat, air, and water, together with animal, vegetable, and mineral substances are applied in therapy to stimulate the body's natural immunity and healing capacity. One of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, Ayurveda emphasizes health education and the vital relationship between humankind and medicinal plants.
"A valuable and admirable attempt to contribute to the growing interest in the fascinating system of Ayurveda."