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Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing

Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing

by Usha Lad

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Product ID:14628

Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

8120820231 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 254

Binding

Paperback

Usha Lad

Author: Usha Lad
Vasant Lad/
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 254
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120820231

Description

Ayurveda the ancient healing art of India, teaches that food plays an essential part in one's health and sense of well being. Here is an authentic guide of the Ayurvedic approach to food and tasty vegetarian cooking. The recipes are formulated using herbs and spices to help balance the constitution of each person. The effects of the foods on individual constitution are included with every recipe together with the medicinal properties of many of the foods. This is a cookbook and much more.

Included in this book are chapters on:

The principles of Ayurveda and individual constitution
Maintaining one’s health, digestion and constitutional balance
The importance of proper food combining for optimal well-being
Setting up an Ayurvedic kitchen and planning menus inclusive of every member of your family
More than 100 recipes of delicious Ayurvedic cuisine

And these important sections for even more benefits from Ayurveda:

Nearly 300 simple remedies for everything from the common cold and skin problems to stabilizing blood sugar in diabetics, all using familiar household herbs, fruits and vegetables!
A chart for determining your individual constitution
Comprehensive food guidelines for basic constitutional types
A listing of the qualities of foods and their affects on the doshas.

Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

AN INTRODUCTION TOAYURVEDIC COOKING

CHAPTER 1: YOUR INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUTION

The Elements
Tridosha-Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Prakruti and Vikruti
Determining Your Constitution

CHAPTER 2: FACTORS THAT AFFECT OUR HEALTH
The Doshas
Improper Eating Habits
Time of Day and time of Season
Getting the Right Amount of Exercise
Choosing a Balanced Lifestyle
Relationships and Emotions
Meditation and Well-Being

CHAPTER 3: TASTE AND DIGESTION
Qualities of Food
The Concepts of Rasa, Virya, Vipakaand Prabhav
Agni, The Digestive Fire
The Process of Digestion

CHAPTER 4: FOOD COMBINING

CHAPTER 5: SETTING UP AN AYURVEDIC KITCHEN AND PANTRY

CHAPTER 6: MENU PLANNING

CHAPTER 7: RECIPES
Helpful Hints about Ayurvedic Cooking
Soups
Kitcharis
Mainly Rice Dishes
Vegetables
Raitas
Pickles and Chutneys
Breads
Sweets
Beverages
Extras

CHAPTER 8: FOODS FOR HEALING
Fruits
Vegetables
Household Herbs

APPENDIX
Determining Your Constitution
Food Guidelines for Basic Constitutional Types
Qualities of Food Substances

Glossary

Bibliography For Further Reading in Ayurveda

Index

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