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Ayurveda & Healthcare

Here's a gold mine of 'healthy' resources on India's ancient medical system, herbal remedies and natural healing.
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What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda can be defined as a system, which uses the inherent principles of nature, to help maintain health in a person by keeping the individual's body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature. Here's a quick introduction to this ancient Hindu science.

The Best Books on Ayurveda
A selection of the top 5 books on Ayurveda that you should not miss reading.

The Complete Illustrated Guide To Ayurveda
'The Complete Illustrated Guide to Ayurveda' by Gopi Warrier and Deepika Gunawant is true to its name. Here's a short review of the book.

The Ayurveda Encyclopedia
The Ayurveda Encyclopedia by Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha, D.Sc. is a reliable and authoritative guide to the natural secrets of healing, prevention and longevity. Here's a short review of the book.

Tulsi: The Holy Basil
The 'tulsi' plant or Indian holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition. Tulsi is a venerated herb and has many medicinal properties.

15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Tulsi or the Holy Basil has amazing healing power. It can used as a herbal medicine in numerous ailments, including fever, common cold, coughs, sore throat, respiratory disorder, kidney stone, heart problem, stress, mouth infections, insect bites, skin disorders...and so on

Chyawanprash: Ancient Indian Elixir
Chyawanprash is a comprehensive herbal tonic with multiple health benefits, prepared according to an ancient Ayurvedic formula. Read about its history, origin and how it helps your body and mind.

Unholy Smoke - What Hindu Scriptures Say About Smoking
How religion, religious organizations and gurus can help in making the world tobacco-free, and a look at what the Hindu scriptures have to say about smoking.

Dabur's Herbal Garden
Get to know about the herbs and plants commonly used in Ayurveda, their medicinal use and home remedies from Dabur, India's premier producer of Ayurvedic medicine and foods.

Arya Vaidya Pharmacy
A company in Coimbatore promoting Ayurveda through education, research, treatment production and marketing of ayurvedic medicines

Ayurveda Books
A catalogue of books on Ayurveda & traditional medicine from Lotus Press

Ayurveda CD-ROM
A CD-ROM title 'The Ayurvedic Guide to Total Health' a comprehensive introduction to the science of Ayurveda. You can order online.

Ayurvedic Health Centre
An Ayurveda site offering consultancy, online shopping, reading material, online education, chat, free newsletter. The site is also open in French and Japanese.

Ayurveda Holistic Center
An Ayurveda centre founded by Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha and located in Bayville, Long Island, New York. Site contains books to order, articles, newsletters.

Ayurveda Rasashala
An organisation involved in diagnosis, treatment, education, research and manufacturing.

Ayurvedic Rasayanas
Ayurvedic alternative herbal remedies. "Balance your health in a natural way according to India's Vedic Medical System". Pages on fasting, diet, pills & paste, history and teachings.

Kerala Ayurveda Centre
The ancient science of health as practised in Kerala. Site contains info on the basic principles of Ayurveda, medicines and links to other sites.

Gems for Health
According to Vedic astrology, gemstones are related to various planets. They can produce a balancing effect to counter specific diseases, healing physical, mental and spiritual defects, based on astro-charts. Here's what you need to know about gem therapy.

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