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Search for books, DVDs, Historical Collection, Course Reserves, and more.. Bastyr University Library is one of the top academic and research collections focusing on natural health and traditional medicines - explore it today!
Different searches can produce different search results - you can try both these approaches to ensure you don't miss anything:
Use the Advanced Search with the Boolean operator "OR"
e.g. Ayurveda OR Ayurvedic
Truncating the search term by replacing the ending of the word with (*)
e.g. Ayurved* Adding the asterix tells the catalog to search for Ayurved-ic and Ayurved-a etc
Ayurveda includes many facets, including philosophy, herbal medicine, nutrition, massage and cleansing. Depending on the area of Ayurveda that you are focusing on, these terms could be part of your search
Keywords can be tricky to use as the spellings of various principles and texts can vary when they are transliterated in to English. In this case, you may find the library catalog's subject headings helpful:
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- Early works to 1800
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- India
Remember to change the drop down menu to "Subject" when using these search terms!
Browsing is a great way to discover resources on your topic. Here are three areas with resources on various aspects of Ayurveda.
General books: R603 - R609
Ayurvedic herbs: R180
Ayurvedic cookbooks: TX124.5
Selected Overview Texts
Ayurvedic Medicine by Sebastian Pole
Call Number: R605 .P5 2006
Publication Date: 2012
Ayurvedic Healing by David Frawley; Gayle Frawley (Illustrator); B. L. Vashta (Foreword by)
Call Number: R605 .F7 1989
Publication Date: 1989
Ayurveda, the Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Lad; Angela Werneke (Illustrator)
Call Number: R605 .L26 1984
Publication Date: 1993
Ayurveda by Robert Svoboda
Call Number: R605 .S79 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Search Tip: Dr David Frawely, Dr Robert Svoboda and Dr Vasant Lad have authored many texts of different aspects of Ayrvedic Medicine - try searching the library catalog using their names to see find more by these authors.
Ayurvea Key Texts and Translations
Ayurveda Medicine draws on three central texts, the senior triad:
These texts are available in translation from the original Sanskrit, some sample of the BU Library holdings are below; searching for these texts can be tricky as the English spelling isn't standard, for example Astangahrdaya shows as As?t?a¯nga hrdayam in the catalog!