The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

Guide to the use of herbs from Ayurvedic perspective. How to balance your constitution and practice self-healing.

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By James (Santa Barbara, Antarctica) · ★★★★★ · June 07, 2011
During the era of Lord Buddha the land now known as India was adorned with lush gardens and parks, ponds of lotus flowers bristling with swelling buds, palaces and pleasure pavilions.

On Spring evenings these throbbed with song and dance as mango anointed breezes pierced the hearts of young ladie... ...more
By John (Kraków, Poland) · July 31, 2012
I read only the first half, the part with theory, examples, and principles. I skipped the last part about specific herbs and their details: that part seems to me to be more for practitioners or people diving deeper than basic familiarity. I was only looking for a one-hit introduction, not anythin... ...more
By Rah~ri (The United States) · February 13, 2008
Ok.
When i don't sleep i get hit with crazy cravings.
No, not for chocolate cake or whatever it is normal people crave? but for things like a certain melody.
For a song or for crashing Waves
or some name will pop into my head
that i have to check out right away?
Like that dude Aldous Huxley???
Or To... ...more
By Michael (Cambridge, MA) · ★★★☆☆ · August 09, 2013
While I've glanced through it many a time, I never really sat down and read this cover to cover before but I'm glad I finally did.

Definitely one of the first places to go on a journey of exploring herbs and Ayurveda. Some of it feels a bit dated but not badly, but there are other books I feel cov... ...more
By Jory (Montréal, QC, Canada) · ★★★★★ · September 02, 2014
The Yoga of Herbs is an excellent quick reference guide to many ayurvedic plants, and is a trusty companion to the Samhitas. Ayurvedic explorers will be delighted by the simplicity of this book. ...more
By Akm (Bangladesh) · October 08, 2014
I think the book will help me a lot to improve my thinking about various types of diseases and to remove the diseases of our people.
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By Arnis (Riga, 25, Latvia) · ★★★★★ · July 14, 2014
Excelent book. ...more
By Peter (Glen Alpine, NC) · ★★★★★ · February 27, 2008
My introduction to the concepts of ayurveda. I haven't explored other texts yet, but I thought this one was really good and has significantly shaped my understanding of how herbs work. The focus on primarily western herbs is helpful to one with any background in western herbalism, giving the read... ...more
By David (Chicago, IL) · March 26, 2007
The first quarter of the book offers a simple and helpful overview of Ayervedic tradition and framework. The rest is a straightforward reference and classification of primarily Western Herbs broken down into their Ayervedic properties.

Lesson Learned: One goal of life is to cultivate the potentia... ...more
By Dave/Maggie (Roswell, GA) · ★★★★☆ · July 29, 2011
Interesting -- and not what I'm used to. Although the underlying theory shares certain assumptions with traditional Chinese medicine and pre-Enlightenment European herbalism, the conclusions and practices differ from both. Moreover, it's nothing at all like Hillbilly or Amerind folk-medicine; bot... ...more