The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook

The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook

Forty Natural Prescriptions for Perfect Health

By David Md Simon; Deepak Md Chopra

Harmony, Paperback, 9780609803905, 272pp.

Publication Date: December 5, 2000


People around the world are increasingly working with their own bodies to restore balance. They're using medicinals found in nature to avoid the side effects of antibiotics and turning to traditions that have passed the test of time. The oldest medical system of all is Ayurveda, which dates back 5,000 years to its origins in India. In The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook, Deepak Chopra, M.D., and David Simon, M.D., draw on the forty most important herbs of Ayurveda, from aloe and amrit to ginger and winter cherry, to create a practical, popular reference book that shows how to strengthen immunity, rejuvenate the body, boost energy, and detoxify the system.

Each listing in The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook contains botanical information, scientific research, instructions on using the herb, a line drawing, precautions, and most important, the specific ailments each herb is best suited to remedy, including those involving digestion, mind and emotions, women's and men's health matters, metabolism, pain, arthritis and inflammation, circulation, and many more.

About the Author

DEEPAK CHOPRA, M.D., is the author of  How to Know God; Perfect Health; Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; and many other bestselling books, videos, and audiotapes.

DAVID SIMON, M.D., is medical director of the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

Praise For The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook

"Readable, referenced, and balanced -- an excellent introduction to Ayurvedic herbs."
-- Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D., author of Alternative Medicine: What Works

"This handy volume . . . tells readers what they need to know about the folklore and science supporting the use of these important remedies at the Chopra Center for Well Being. Well referenced and up-to-date."
-- Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D., dean and professor, Purdue University

"Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon have created a masterpiece that is a deeper exploration of herbal medicines. It will serve both individuals in their personal path to well being as well as members of the professional health care community. This book is a practical guide for perfect health."
-- Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician