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Authors: Jessica Vellela, BAMS, Prasanth Dharmarajan, PhD (Ayu)
Language: English, with original Devanagari, transliteration and translation
Print length: 459 pages
This 2-unit, comprehensive textbook prepares students for a career in Āyurvedic health care outside India.
I: Siddhānta (Core principles)
II: Śārīra (Study of the human body)
Core principles & the human body in Ayurveda covers the foundations of Ayurvedic theory based on the classical literature of Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Hrdaya and Bhava Prakasha. It is the most comprehensive English translation of classical Ayurvedic literature in one consolidated presentation. This textbook presents the complex, interwoven knowledge of Ayurveda in an organized, linear fashion that progressively builds on the student's understanding of the subject.
About the Authors
Jessica Vellela, BAMS, is the first American-born woman to complete the Bachelor of Āyurvedic Medicine & Surgery degree and practice independently in India. She is committed to making classical Āyurveda available to Western students and clients.
Prasanth Dharmarajan, PhD (Ayu) is a leader in Panchakarma in India today. As the Assistant Professor of the Panchakarma Department in the All-India Institute of Āyurveda, New Delhi, he is one of the country's most highly respected Vaidyas and has managed thousands of Panchakarma cases successfully.