This book is about how I perceived Ayurveda. The aim is to explain Ayurveda with an integrated perspective. As a subject of health, it should not be a masquerade forever. A candid presentation is the recent need of Ayurveda. The book is for the new generation who learn Ayurveda and is about how it should be looked at in the modem period. It is explained with the support of all the philosophies on which Ayurveda is based. The importance of mind body concept and the need of Photochemistry in Ayurveda syllabus also is emphasized.
Dr. K A Latheef is a senior Ayurvedic practitioner since 1986. He had graduated both in Botany and Ayurveda from Farook College, and Vaidyaratnam P. S Warier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal respectively, under the University of Calicut, Kerala.
Distasting the orthodox philosophical explanation of health and disease in Ayurveda he started learning it analytically. According to him the 5000 years old concepts in a medical syllabus deprived the rights of the so far scientifically educated students to know the developing health science. He debated on the need of exploring Ayurveda applying contemporary knowledge.
This book is a reflection of those experiences.