Prof. Dr. P.H. Kulkarni is a well known Ayurvedic Physician and
Research Guide in Ayurveda, University of Pune. He is the Founder
Director of Institute of Indian Medicine/Ayurveda Academy, Poona
and is the editor of seven Medical Journals including 'Deerghayu
International'. Author of more than twenty five books related to
Ayurveda. He worked as Patron, President, Secretary, treasurer of
many Ayurvedic, Medical and Social Organisations at national and
international level. Dr. Kulkarni has established several Ayurvedic
Centers around the world and traveled extensively for propagation,
education and research of many national and international awards
including Pax Mundi Fellowship (Dag Hammarkjold Awards
Committee) for Profesional Excellence & Life Time achievement award.
To know about Ayurveda is useful for every person. It is a total science for happy
life. Knowledge of Ayurveda helps a person to maintain useful balance of body & mind.
Ultimately it is soul i.e. ATMAN who enjoys it.
Ayurveda is described by great sages in eight branches known as Astanga Ayurveda.
However there are many sub-branches and information is vast. It is difficult to include
all information in a volume, we have tried to highlight many facets of Ayurveda in this volume.
It is a first step to get information about basic principles of AYurveda philosophy.
It is described in simple and lucid language in the section on Ayurveda Philosophy
Pancamahabhuta (five great elements), Tridosa (three energies), Saptadhatu (seven biody tissues)
Trimala (three waste products), Triguna (three omnisubstances Agni (conversion energy-digestive fire), Ama (incomplete digested food particles)
Prakrti (body, mind constitution), daily and seasonal regimen.
Principles of Ayurvedic diet-food are described in great details. Information about
research is also refered for explaination of principles. Food is required for maintainance
of life. Food is also used to control or cure diseases. Information about this aspect is useful in everyday life.
The section about Soundaryam, — beauty is useful for everyone. Information about
care, cure of skin is dealt with various aspects. Plants. food articles. and simple measures
will keep skin at healthy level for a long time.
Herbs, plants are integral part of Ayurveda. Plants are useful for keeping all organs
of the body at healthy level and if necessary acts as curing agent. Nature. action of plants
is described as well as preparations of plants. mode of administration, dose of product and
Anupana i.e. vehicle is described in the section of Herbs.
Minerals, metals, gems are used to correct pathalogical changes at various levels
in the body, precise information will be a guide for the reader.
According to Ayurveda increase or decrease of functional level of Dosas is pathalogical.
It leads to various symptoms. Various methods of examination of patient like Astavidha
pariksa (eight fold examination are narrated alongwith concept of Ama & various disease
process. Charts of differential diagnosis of some important symptoms will give an idea of
a disease at a glance.
In section dedicated to Treatment information about diseases are given in all details.
Like causes, disease process, classification, Treatment which includes various types of products
such as tablets. powders, Asvas, Aristas, Paficakarma, suitable & harmful food articles, and
advise about Vihar 1.€. ACTIVITIES.
Information according to Caraka Samhita related to Rasayana (Vitalisation) &
Vajikarana (Virilification / aphrodisiac) is compiled together for maintanance of complete
health for all.
Information about diseases of child & their treatment are given with all details in
a separate section.
Now, start reading pages after pages and each time you will find some useful clues.
tips to maintain your body & mind at supet level of health for many years. Ayurveda
is a path of happiness for you and all around you!
For this volume, I have extensively used my earlier published works on Ayurveda.
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