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Concepts of Health and Disease in Ayurveda

Premvati Tewari (Author) Haridas Ayurveda Series

The book ‘concepts of health and disease in ayurveda’ written by a well known author Prof. P.V. Tewari is a comprehensive book dealing with all the aspects of health and disease i.e. philosophy of ayurveda, components of body involved in health and disease, method of diagnosis with preventive, protective and curative (both sodhana i.e. evacuative and samana i.e. pacificative) treatments with an eye to provide sufficient knowledge for practical application of pancakarma. The therapies not falling strictly within the ambit of sodhana or samana cikitsa are appended; probable mode of action of all therapies is also discussed. Topics specially preventive and protective care of mother and child though dealt elaborately in classics, yet not specifically emphasized by later authors, have been dealt in detail. Some other topics particularly related to women have also been discussed. In the book efforts have been made to present the views of different authors giving relevant reference in footnote with the aim that readers besides knowing difference of open ions of the authors can consult the treatises themselves without exhausting their energy in searching the topics scattered at number of places and make their own openions. It is hoped that the book will prove to be beneficial not only to students but teachers and researchers also.



1. Basic Philosophy of Ayurveda

2. Components of body involved in health and disease

3. Psychosomatic Constitution

4. Manifestation of III health i.e. disease

5. Diagnosis of diseases

6. Promotion of health and prevention of disorders

7. Basics of treatment

8. Samsodhana cikitsa (Pancakarma)

9. Samsamana cikitsa (pacificative treatment)

10. Bibliography

11. Appendices

I. Special Therapies Dhumapana (smoking)

Gandusa and Kawala dharana (mouthful retention and gargle)

Pratisarana (Rubbing)

Face-applications Head-applications of oil

Seka (fomentation/irrigation) and Ascyotana (eye-drops)

Equivalent weights of Metric system of weights

Ingredients of Group of Drugs 427

Flora of the Book


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About the author

Premvati Tewari

Dr. P.V. Tewari A. M. B.S., Ph.D., born to freedom fighters Shri Rama Shankar Tewari awarded Tamrapatra by late PM Smt. Indira Gandhi and Mrs. Rama Devi Tewari having lost her life during 42 movement; a throughout meritorious student has been serving ayurveda for the last 55 years in different capacities at SAC Lucknow and BHU. During her tenture at BHU served as Professor for 20 years, headed department of Prasuti Tantra for 28 years, Dean Faculty of Ayurveda twice, Director WHO research centre and coordinator faculty of ayurveda and ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals.

As a dedicated research worker has guided 53 D. Ay, M/MD Ay. and 21 Ph.D., thesis, published 258 scientific papers, a prolific writer has published 15 books, contributed 5 chapters and edited journals. She has also been associated with almost all important committees of universities and institutes of ayurveda and also Ministry of Health, Govt. of India. She has received many awards, citations and honours.

Even at this age she is serving, gratis, suffering humanity as additional Medical Suptd. and senior consultant Mata Anandmayee Hospital, as vice President of Mata Anandmayee Kanyapeeth a gurukul for girls and is continuing her teaching as Chikitsaka Guru of RAV and serving Ma Saraswati through books.

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Bibliographic information

Title Concepts of Health and Disease in Ayurveda
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.07.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381301104
length xiv+480p., Illustrations; 23cm.