The Ayurvedic Spice of Life
Prashanti de Jager M.S.
Foreword by Dr. David Frawley
Publisher: Full Circle
ISBN: 978817621209 (0ut of print)
Excerpt of Foreword by Dr. David Frowley:
” If I had only a single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice Turmeric. There is little that it cannot do in the realm of healing and much that no other herb is able to accomplish. Turmeric has a broad spectrum of actions, mild but certain effects, and is beneficial for long-term and daily usage. Though it is a common spice, few people, including herbalists, know of its great value and are using it to the extent possible. It is a herb that one should get to know and live with. “
Turmeric has been a used as food and medicine for centuries in India. An Ayurvedic text dating back to 250 B.C. mentioned its use for relief from digestive disturbances related to spoiled food. Other south east asian cultures also use both fresh and ground turmeric for digestive health issues. Turmeric in India is used in cosmetic creams and lotions as a skin tonic.
This book talks about the tremendous benefits of Turmeric and how it is beneficial in preventing and curing a large number of diseases.
Prashanti de Jager studies and practices Ayurveda, Advaita and Yoga.
A pioneer of Organics and Biodynamics in India, he also teaches numerous courses in Ayurveda and Yoga across the world.