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Ayurvedic Herbal Summary: The 80-20 Rule

It is best to use the 80-20 Rule when studying Ayurveda and when working with patients.  If you are not familiar with this key law of success. then please read here about this maxim.

When diagnosing patients and formulating their Herbal prescription, you must eliminate the unnecessary.  elimination is about time management, or rather about not managing time. This is achieved applying the 80/20 rule to focus only on those tasks (or those Herbs) that contribute the majority of benefit. There's a difference between efficiency and effectiveness and people should choose to be effective.

Here is the summary:

5 parts 1st Herb dosha prakruti pratyanika: (prakruti or genetic-karmic constitutional affinities).(See Prakruti Herbs)

4 parts   2nd Herb vikruti pratyanika: (affinities for the doshic disturbance)

1-2 parts   3rd Herb rakta dhatu / liver blood (Site of tejasenergy – Site of anger):

2-3 parts   4th Herb asthi dhatu / bone tissue:

2-3 parts   5th Herb reproductive (Site of ojasimmunity, patience, energy – Sex [or Brahmacharya] – 3rd of the “Four Pillars of Life”):

1-2 parts   6th Herb kidneys (Site of ojasimmunity, Stick-to-it-iveness – Site of fear):

1-3 parts   7th Herb heart (Site of ojasenergy – Site of Joy):

1-3 parts   7th Herb lungs (Site of prana/Qi – Site of grief):

2 parts   8th Herb nidra (sleep – The Mother of All Healing – 1st of the “Four Pillars of Life”):

3 parts   9th Herb manas-majja (Site of prana vayu, sadhaka pitta, tarpaka kapha  – meditation [or dhyana [[samadhi and prajna] – 4th of the “Four Pillars of Life”):

3 parts   10th Herb agni / stomach (Site of kapha, pitta, and vatafood - 2nd of the “Four Pillars of Life”):

31 tablespoons = 93 teaspoons /

3 teaspoons per day with meals = 31 days supply.

80-20_rule_of_ayurvedic_herbology.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/26 18:10 (external edit)