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The Beginner’s Guide to Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Ancient Healing for Modern Life

Fair Winds Jul. 2023. 192p. ISBN 9780760382059. pap. $26.99. REF
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Ayurvedic practice is based on elements of space, air, fire, water, and earth and three doshas (fundamental regulatory principles of the body): Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant Weis-Bohlen (Seasonal Self-Care Rituals) found healing through connecting with Ayurvedic foods, lifestyle, and apothecary additions. Here she writes for beginning practitioners seeking life balance, harmony, and solutions to common ailments, including sleep disturbances, acid reflux, weight gain or loss, headaches, and back pain. Occasional recipes (licorice tea; allergy-reduction smoothies; face wash) and sidebars (marma pressure points; therapy; hydrating foods) add interest, and notes on yoga poses and online sources for supplies are useful.
VERDICT Of interest to readers looking for natural or alternative-medicine ways to improve overall health.
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