“How do I learn real Ayurveda?”
I have been asked over and over how do i learn real Ayurveda with so much conflicting information out there.
Here is a list of reference books for what is needed to know for just your normal person and not trying to become a Ayurvedic doctor.
The relevant portions of Charaka, Sushruta, Vagbhata, Sharangadhara, Bhavaprakasha, Madhavanidana, Yogaratnakara & Bhela Samhita are to much for your normal person to weed thru so the list below are books that are written putting those pieces together.
Swasthvritta Samucchya – Pt. Rajeshwardutt Shastri
Swasthya Vigyan – Dr. Bhaskar Govind Ghanekar
Swasthya Vigyan – Dr. Mukund Swaroop Verma
Ayurvediya Hitopdesa – Vd. Ranjeet Rai Desai
Ayurvediya Swasthvritta – Jahulkar
Swasthvirtta Vigyan – Dr. Ram Harsh Singh
Swasthvrittama – Dr. Brahmanand Tripathi
Swasthavrittama – Dr. Shiv Kumar Gaur
Again, I am going to add here that if you then read these, it does not make you an expert to then go give advise to anyone. Please do not. If your an Ayurvedic practitioner in the West and reading this, you should already comprehend what is in these books and if not, you should not be practicing. Let’s keep integrity in Ayurveda instead of destroying its chance of growing properly in the world.