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The Roots of Ayurveda : selections from Sankskrit medical writings

Author: D Wujastyk
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics (New Delhi, India)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The writings selected for this volume are taken from Sanskrit medical texts written by the first Ayurvedic physicians, who lived between the fifth century b.c. and the fourteenth century a.d. Here readers will find wide-ranging and fascinating advice on the benefits of garlic therapy, prayers for protection against malevolent disease deities, surgical techniques, exercise regimens, the treatment of poisons, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Wujastyk
ISBN: 0140448241 9780140448245
OCLC Number: 49872366
Description: xlviii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Caraka's Compendium --
Suśruta's Compendium --
The uses of garlic (from the Bower Manuscript) --
Kaśyapa's Compendium --
Vāgbhaṭa's Heart of medicine --
Śārṅgadhara's Compendium.
Series Title: Penguin classics (New Delhi, India)
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Dominik Wujastyk.
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The writings selected for this volume are taken from Sanskrit medical texts written by the first Ayurvedic physicians, who lived between the fifth century b.c. and the fourteenth century a.d. Here readers will find wide-ranging and fascinating advice on the benefits of garlic therapy, prayers for protection against malevolent disease deities, surgical techniques, exercise regimens, the treatment of poisons, the interpretation of dreams, and more.

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