Ayurvedic Books

Excellent Books on Ayurveda

This is a list of books that I recommend for studying Ayurveda.

* indicates an excellent book to begin with
By Vasant Lad (B.A.M.S.) [The Ayurvedic Institute: www.ayurveda.com]
Textbook of Ayurveda: Vol 1: Fundamental Principles [The Ayurvedic Press, 2001]
Textbook of Ayurveda, Vol 2: Clinical Assessment [The Ayurvedic Press, 2006]
* The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies [Harmony Books, 1998]
Secrets of the Pulse [The Ayurvedic Press, 1996]
* Science of Self-Healing [Sunstone Press, 1984]
By Robert Svoboda (B.A.M.S.) [www.drsvoboda.com]
* Prakruti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution, 2nd Ed. [Lotus Press, 1998]
Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity [Penguin, 1992]
* Ayurveda for Women [Healing Arts Press, 2000]
By David Frawley (D.O.M.) [American Institute of Vedic Studies: www.vedanet.com]
Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Ed. [Lotus Press, 2000]
Ayurvedic Healing Correspondence Course
* Yoga and Ayurveda [Lotus Press, 1999]
Yoga and Ayurveda Advanced Correspondence Course
Ayurveda and the Mind [Lotus Press, 1996]
Ayurveda and Marma Therapy [Lotus Press, 2003]
By Swamini Mayatitananda (formerly Maya Tiwari) [Wise Earth School of Ayurveda: www.wisearth.org]
* Ayurveda: A Life of Balance [Healing Arts Press, 1995]
Ayurveda: Secrets of Healing [Lotus Press, 1995]
Ayurveda: A Path of Practice (for women) [Ballantine Books, 2000]
By Other Authors
The Ayurveda Encyclopedia by Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha [AHC Press, 1998]
Ayurveda and Panchakarma by Sunil V. Joshi (B.A.M.S.) [Lotus Press, 1997]
Ayurvedic Medicine by Sebastian Pole [Churchill Livingstone, 2006]
The Language of Ayurveda by Nicolai Bachman [Trafford/Sanskrit Sounds, 2006]
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing, 2nd Ed. by Usha and Vasant Lad [The Ayurvedic Press, 1997]
* The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar [Lotus Press, 1990]

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