Ayurvedic Books

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:]

  • 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]

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By Robert Svoboda (B.A.M.S.) []

  • * Prakruti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution, 2nd Ed. [Lotus Press, 1998]
  • Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity [Penguin, 1992]
  • * Ayurveda for Women [Healing Arts Press, 2000]

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By David Frawley (D.O.M.) [American Institute of Vedic Studies:]

  • 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:]

  • * 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]

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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]

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  • 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]