I've been dabbling in everything Ayurvedic since 2011 when I purchased my first book on the oldest known healing system. I discovered I was inherently following much of this wisdom, which drew me in even further. Here are a few of my favourites.
The first of many Ayurvedic books is "Ayurveda. The Science of Self-Healing". By Dr. Vasant Lad; Practitioner and Professor of Ayurvedic Medicine for over 40 years
Referred to as Lad's little maroon Ayurvedic book. In it, he explains the history and philosophy of Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world. With more than 50 concise charts, diagrams and tables that further clarify the text;
Basic principles, diet, treatment, medicinal usage of kitchen herbs and spices, food antidotes, and much more Ayurvedic wisdom.
Next on my list of favourites is "The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well." by Kate O'Donnell; a nationally certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.
What I love about Kate's book is how it's easily laid out, with a great introduction to Ayurveda, with seasonal sections for recipes and routines by season.
The appendix is chalk full of how to's: dinacharya, seasonal cleansing, Seasonal shopping lists, cooking tables and a recipe index by symptoms.
The latest to my collection, written by M.D. Paul Dugliss, who practices Internal medicine, titled "Ayurveda. The Power to Heal" provides an understanding of the vast potential we hold for creating health from within. Healing is the power inherent within each of us, hidden deep in the essence of our being. Ayurveda loosely translated means "the truth of life". Dugliss book provides a modern framework for understanding the profundity of this ancient medicine.
Share in the comments any of your favourite Ayurvedic books.