The Roots of Ayurveda: Selections from Sanskrit Medical Writings (Penguin Classics)

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Ayurveda, the ancient art of healing, has been practised in India for over 1000 years and survives today as a living medical tradition whose principles are at the heart of many of the complementary therapies now used in the West. This "science of longevity" has parallels with Buddhist thought and advocates a life of moderation through which the three humours of the body will be brought into balance. The practical advice offered in this text ranges from the benefits of garlic therapy to prayers for protection against malevolent disease deities, and from the effects and treatments of poisons to the interpretation of dreams.

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Dominik Wujastyk is Associate Curator for South Asian Collections at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He is also Honorary Lecturer at University College, London. He has taught Sanskrit grammar and literature, and the history of classical Indian medicine and science.

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Book Description Penguin Books India/Penguin Classics, 1999. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Selections from the Ayurvedic Classics A distillation of ancient Indian medical wisdom This volume brings together selections from the Sanskrit classics of the Ayurveda physicians Caraka, Susruta, Kasyapa, Vagabhata and Sarngadhara who lived between the mid-first millennium BC and the fourteenth century AD. The constituents and systems of the physical body; the purifying nature of garlic therapy; the varieties of Soma juice and how they help rejuvenation; the danger to kings from a variety of poisons including that of the Snake Maiden; rhinoplasty and other kinds of surgical operations; the circumstances leading to the loss of an embryo?these are among the aspects of esoteric and common interest which are described in detail here. The translations which are from the oldest extant writings of the physicians rather than later commentaries, are in standard modern English. But care has been taken not to transpose English medical terms onto the Ayurvedic concepts. Dominik Wujastyk?s authentic, critical and reader-friendly renderings of original Sanskrit medical texts offer us a glimpse into Ayurveda as a complete, scientific and living medical tradition. Printed Pages: 400. Bookseller Inventory # 22904

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