Its popularity extended beyond the frontiers of India for more than a Thousand years is substantiated by its translation in Arabic, Tibetan and of course of some European languages. None of these are available now. Study of Astangahrdaya is considered indispensable for a through knowledge of Ayurveda. With the increasing interest these days for the study of classical texts of Ayurveda both within and outside India, a great need is felt for an English translation. This publication hopes to fulfill this necessity. The complete text is being presented in 3 Volumes viz.
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Uttara Tantra Sutra Sthana Sutra Sthana comprises of all the basic principles of Ayurveda, lifestyle guidelines, dietary regimen and seasonal regimen. Sharira Sthana In Sharira Sthana, there is a detailed description of human anatomy and physiology. Also, some parts of gynaecological topics and obstetrics are discussed here. We can also find the description of fetus development from the very first month till delivery. Sharira sthana also explains the caring guidelines and regimen which a pregnant mother should follow.
Nidana Sthana Nidana Sthana describes the diagnostic approaches in Ayurveda. The sign and symptoms, types, causes and parthenogenesis of a disease are explained very scientifically. Chikitsa Sthana In Chikitsa Sthana, we can find the detailed description of a disease, causes, sign and symptoms and their treatments.
Kalpa Sthana and Sidhhi Sthana Kalpa Sthana and Sidhhi Sthana are the collections of various medicinal formulations used for the treatment of a disease, especially by Panchakarma.
This section also deals with the details of problems and their management caused due to improper Panchakarma. Uttara Tantra In Uttara Tantra, there is a detailed description about eyes, ear, nose, throat and mouth. The diseases related to these organs and their treatment are also described.
These are the eight branches of Ayurveda. Perfect balance of three Doshas leads to health, imbalance in Tridosha leads to diseases. If you divide the body into three parts, the top part up to the chest is dominated by Kapha Dosha, between chest and umbilicus is dominated by Pitta, part below umbilicus is dominated by Vata. Similarly when the day is divided as morning, afternoon and night separately , the first part is dominated by Kapha, second part is dominated by Pitta and third part is dominated by Vata. While eating and during digestion, the first, second and third part are dominated by Kapha, Pitta and Vata respectively. A person with Vishama Agni will sometimes have high appetite, and sometimes, low appetite. A person with Teeksna Agni will have high digestion power and appetite.
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