Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing
Usha Lad, Vasant Lad 240 pages $15.95
The Ayurvedic Press
Pb 351pp 150x225 mm
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.
This 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
individual’s constitution. This is a cookbook and much, much more.
This is a useful cookbook for anyone interested in ayurveda, including easy to follow
recipes, and a good introduction to the importance of diet in ayurveda.
The first section is a basic introduction to individual constitutions and the role of
food and digestion in ayurveda. The second part has recipes, menu suggestions, and a
chapter on the properties of some common foods.
About the Authors
Mrs Usha Lad has worked with her husband and helped him in his
great career and contributions to Ayurveds. Dr. Vasant Lad a native of India,
he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He
was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine
for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) degree
from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from
Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Dr. Lad’s academic and practical training include the
study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery, as well as traditional Ayurveda.
Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of
Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of
the Ayurvedic Institute. Dr. Lad is the author of several books and is respected
throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda.
Review by Kavita
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
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
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