Best Audience: Beginning Herbalists and folks who want to learn more about Ayurveda and herbalists who want to learn how to apply Ayurvedic philosophy to their practice
This was the third of Yoga Will’s suggestions when I asked for a good set of introductory-to-Ayurveda titles. Of the three, Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family by Dr. Light Miller was my least favorite. The others offered a stronger grounding in Ayurvedic philosophy and practice.
With that said, though, I loved a lot about Light’s work. Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family by Dr. Light Miller offers those of us who have a solid background in herbalism, nutrition, and other similar therapies a lovely mapping of Ayurveda to those protocols. I also loved her section of ideas for using Ayurveda principles in treating for a variety of conditions. As a reference for mapping the doshas to herbs, essential oils, and other modalities and techniques, Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family is a good title to have on-hand.
If you’re looking for a deeper understanding of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family by Dr. Light Miller won’t provide what you want. If you’re new to Ayurveda and want to get started learning, this one can get you started. It’ll be particularly useful if you have very little experience with herbalism. Light offers some basic information on making your own herbal remedies using the recipes and blends she suggests.
The Bottom Line: Ayurvedic Remedies for the Whole Family by Dr. Light Miller has not earned a place on my bookshelf.
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