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 +[[Ayurveda Dharma]] is distributed [[copyleft]] via this [[GNU Free Documentation License]] (FDL) and/or under [[Creative Commons License]] Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States
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 +Return to the list of [[Ayurvedic herbs]] or of Ayurvedic Consultations [[CLN301]]
  
 +See Ayurveda Herbal Materia Medica [[Master Herbalist Certification]] [[Course Code]]
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 +[[HRB301]]
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 +Regarding the meaning of the word [[herb]] -- The definition of an herb has vastly broader boundaries than popularly surmised: [[culinary herbs]], [[medicinal plants]], any plant that lives its life-cycle within 12 inches of the forest floor, etc.
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 +Regarding the importance of herbs in medicine -- The [[historical evidence]] shows that the numbers and kinds of [[written records]] document the role of plants as central to [[healing practices]]. The fact that kings, emperors ​ (particularlly [[Emperor Asoka]]), and the like officially supported cultivation of herbs is important. The fact of [[compendia]] ([[materia medica]]) being created and reprinted for centuries in many cultures further shows the medical importance of plant materials. The fact that all kinds of early practitioners used herbs as an integral part of their healing practices is also telling. While it is true the [[minerals]] came to be unduly relied upon with the advent of the [[alchemy]] ([[rasa shastra]]) practices, it is true that awareness of plant materials — [[active principles]],​ etc. — helped to rejuvenate the medical status of plants. Further, legal developments focusing upon the negative [[side effects]] of [[mercury]],​ etc. helped guide medical practitioners to use more plant materials. ​
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 +The [[regulation of the practice of medicine]] had dramatic negative impact upon the use of plant drugs. The status of crude plant drugs has never recaptured its original place in medicine but public pressure is helping to change the role of plant / crude drugs in medicine.
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 +[[Medical herbalism]] is practiced, largely, in an [[ethno-centric]] manner. This means that a tradition-based use of herbs predominates over a theory-based usage scheme. The interesting thing about both [[Indo]]-[[Tibetan]] [[Ayurvedic medicine]] and [[Traditional Chinese Medicine]] ([[TCM]]) is that these two venerable time-tested systems from Asia are both tradition-based ([[empirical]]) and theory-based ([[Ayurvedic medicine herbal theory]] and [[Chinese medicine herbal theory]]).
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 +The challenge for [[Western Ayurvedic practitioners]] and [[Western Chinese medicine practitioners]] is to over-come this blind following of only tradition by coming to know local Materia Medica (meaning locally-grown herbs) in an Ayurvedic or TCM way. In other words, we must be able to know and use local herbal medicines according to a universal theory -- Ayurveda and/or TCM.  ​
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 +For an excellent introduction to two major points in this regard, please listen to these excellent [[PodCasts]] ([[MP3]] streaming broadcast):
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 +[[The Myths of Orientalism Romanticism and Golden Ageism in Chinese Medicine]]
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 +In this webcast, renowned experienced Western TCM practitioner and author [[Bob Flaws]], [[Dipl. Ac.]] ([[LA.c]]) & [[Dipl.C.H.]],​ [[FNAAOM]] describes [[three pervasive myths held by Western students and practitioners of Chinese medicine]] and their effects on understanding and practicing of [[Chinese medicine]].
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 +http://​www.bluepoppy.com/​podcast/​sound/​bflaws_mythchinesemed.m3u
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 +http://​www.bluepoppy.com/​cfwebstorefb/​index.cfm?​fuseaction=feature.display&​feature_id=1489
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 +[[Bob Flaws on How to Pick a Style of Oriental Medicine which Matches Ones Own Best Skills]]
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 +In this podcast, [[Bob Flaws]] discusses the various styles of Oriental medicine (as opposed to just Chinese medicine) and advocates choosing the style of medicine that best fits one’s own inherent intellectual and physical skills. From Bob’s point of view, choosing the right style of Oriental medicine is important for getting the best [[therapeutic results]] and being the most comfortable in one’s profession. In other words, when it comes to practicing [[Oriental medicine]], one size does not fit all.
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 +http://​www.bluepoppy.com/​podcast/​sound/​styles.m3u
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 +http://​www.bluepoppy.com/​cfwebstorefb/​index.cfm?​fuseaction=feature.display&​feature_id=1577
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 +Both Ayurveda ([[Indian and Tibetan forms]]) and [[Traditional Chinese Medicine]] use herbs singly, in groups ([[Ayurvedic herbal formulas]] and [[Chinese herbal formulas]]),​ fresh, and prepared for their [[energetic effects]] as well as for their physical and chemical properties.
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 +There is an irony of historical interest: When in England the legal practitioners of medicine tried to squeeze out competition in the marketplace (unlicensed herbalists, etc.) that their obvious greed was "​rewarded"​ by the legalization of their quack competitors. The practice of [[herbalism]] is legal in England even today. ​ (See http://​www.pukkaherbs.com)
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 +Return to [[AYR220]] Course Readings or [[HRB108]] [[HRB301]] Course Readings
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 +Primary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: ​
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: http://​www.ayurveda-florida.com/​articles_ayurvedic_medicine_diet_lifestyle_dhanvantari_ayurveda_center_ayurveda_education_programs/​some_words_about_herbs.htm
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 +http://​oneearthherbs.squarespace.com/​downloads/​BestOfTheBestHerbs.pdf
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 +[[Alan Keith Tillotson]],​ Ph. D., A.H.G., D.Ay,  (Author), Nai-shing Hu Tillotson, O.M.D., L.Ac., [[One Earth Herbal Sourcebook]]:​ Everything You Need to Know About Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatments]],​ Burlingame, California: Kensington, 2001. [[ISBN 1575666170]] ​ Paperback: 596 pages.  ​
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​1575666170/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​1575666170}}
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 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Sources: ​
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Sources: ​
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 +[[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[BAMS]], [[MAsc]] - [[Anisha Durve]], [[L.Ac]], [[DOM]] - [[Ayurvedic Institute Herb Seminar 1999-06-18-24]],​ [[Ayurvedic Institute]],​ 1999
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 +[[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[BAMS]], [[MAsc]], [[Ayurvedic Institute Herb Seminars]], [[Ayurvedic Institute]],​ 1994-2002: http://​www.Ayurveda.com
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 +[[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[BAMS]], [[MAsc]], [[Ayurvedic Institute Gurukula Notes]], [[Ayurvedic Institute]],​ 1994-2006
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 +[[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[BAMS]], [[MAsc]], [[Ayurvedic Institute Ayurvedic Studies Program Notes]], 1994-2006
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Vaidya]] [[Gogte]], [[Ayurvedic Pharmacology and Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants]], [[Dravyagunavignan]],​ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 2001: p.
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​8172761929/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​8172761929}}
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Dan Bensky]], Steven Clavey, Erich Stoger, Andrew Gamble]], [[Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition ]], Eastland Press, 2004: p.
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0939616424/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​0939616424}}
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 1]], [[Ayurvedic Press]], 2002: p., paragraph
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 +http://​www.ayurveda.com/​ayurvedic_press and http://​www.ayurveda.com/​ayurvedic_press/​textbook1_of_ayurveda.html
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​1883725070/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​1883725070}}
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies]], Three Rivers Press, 1999: p., paragraph
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0609802860/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​0609802860}}
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies]]:​ An Anthology of Essential Reading from Ayurveda Today, [[Ayurvedic Press]], 2005: p.
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 +http://​www.ayurveda.com/​ayurvedic_press and http://​www.ayurveda.com/​ayurvedic_press/​ayurvedic_perspectives.html
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​1883725127/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​1883725127}}
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Sebastian Pole]], LicOHM AyurHC, [[Ayurvedic Medicine The Principles of Traditional Practice]], [[Churchill Livingstone]],​ 2006: p.
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​044310090X/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​044310090X}}
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[BAMS]], [[David Frawley]], [[Yoga of Herbs, Second Revised and Enlarged Edition]], [[Lotus Press]], 2001: p.
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 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0941524248/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
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 +{{amazon>​0941524248}}
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Michael Dick]], [[Ayurvedic Practitioner Handouts]], [[Herbal Handbook]], [[Dhanvantari Ayurveda Center]], 2001.  ​
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 +http://​www.Ayurveda-Florida.com
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Subhuti Dharmananda]],​ [[Ph.D]], [[ITM Herb and Herb Formula Articles]], [[Institute for Traditional Medicine]], 2009.  ​
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 +http://​www.itmonline.org
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Roger Wicke]], [[Ph.D]], [[Traditional Chinese Herbal Sciences Self-Study Reference TCM Herbal Tutor]], [[Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute]],​ RMH-Publications Trust, 2005.  ​
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 +http://​www.rmhiherbal.org
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 +Adapted from [[Fair Use]] Source: [[Bob Flaws]], [[LA.c]], [[Blue Poppy Herb and Herb Formula Articles]], [[Blue Poppy Press]], Blue Poppy Enterprises,​ 2009.  ​
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 +http://​www.bluepoppy.com
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 +Primary Original Source: The [[Tripitaka]] of [[Sutra]], [[Shastra]] and [[Vinaya]] [[Dharma]] teachings (as found in the scripture storehouse of the Indian [[Sanskrit]] - [[Siddham]],​ [[Chinese]],​ [[Tibetan]] and [[Japanese]] traditions of the [[Nalanda Tradition]] of ancient [[Nalanda University]]) of [[Shakyamuni Buddha]], and his [[Arya]] [[Sagely]] [[Bodhisattva]] [[Bhikshu]] [[Monk]] and [[Upasaka]] disciples.
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 +These [[Good and Wise Advisors]] ([[Kaliyanamitra]]) [[Dharma Master]] teachers include [[Arya]] [[Venerable]]s [[Monk Doctors]] [[Nagarjuna]] ([[Sushruta Samhita]]), [[Ashvaghosha]],​ [[Aryasura]],​ [[Aryadeva]],​ [[Jian Zhen Shr]] and other lay healers such as [[Shen Nong]] - a [[transformation body]] of ([[Bhaisajya Raja Bodhisattva]],​ [[Jivaka]], [[Charaka]] ([[Caraka Samhita]]), [[Vagbhata]] ([[Astanga Hridayam]]),​ [[Zhang Zhongjing]],​ [[Hua Tuo]], [[Wang Shuhe]], [[Huangfu Mi]], [[Ge Hong]], [[Tao Hongjing]], [[Chao Yuanfang]], [[Sun Simiao]], [[Wang Tao]], [[Qian Yi]], [[Liu Wansu]], [[Zhang Zihe]], [[Li Dongyuan]] / Li Gao, [[Zhu Danxi]], [[Li Shizhen]], [[Wang Kentang]], [[Wang Youxing]], [[Zhang Jingyue]], [[Ye Tianshi]], [[Wang Qingren]], [[Wu Shangxian]],​ [[Vasant Lad]], and Dharma Healers such as [[Kumarajiva]],​ [[Shantideva]],​ [[Chandrakirti]],​ [[Chandragomin]],​ [[Vasubandhu]],​ [[Asanga]], [[Hui Neng]], [[Atisha]], [[Kamalashila]],​ [[Dharmarakshita]],​ [[Tsong Khapa]], [[Thogme Zangpo]], [[Patanjali]],​ [[Sushruta]],​ [[Charaka]],​ [[Vagbhata]],​ [[Nichiren]],​ [[Hsu Yun]], [[Hsuan Hua]], [[Shen Kai]], [[Tenzin Gyatso]], [[Kyabje Zopa]], [[Ajahn Chah]], and other [[modern day masters]]. ​ We consider them to be in accord with [[Tripitaka Master]] [[Hsuan Hua]]’s "​[[Seven Guidelines for Recognizing Genuine Teachers]]"​
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 +[[Nalanda Online University]]'​s teachings are based especially on the [[Dharma Flower]] [[Lotus Sutra]], the [[Avatamsaka Sutra]], the [[Shurangama Sutra]], the [[Ksitigarbha Sutra]], the [[Bhaisajya Guru Sutra]], the [[Dharani Sutra]], the [[Vajra Sutra]], the [[Prajna Paramita Hridayam]] [[Heart Sutra]], and their commentaries ([[shastras]]) by the above [[Arya]] [[Tripitakacharya]] [[Dharma Masters]]. In respect ([[bhakti]]),​ we say "​[[Om]] [[Namo]]"​ to them all for their often [[selfless]] ([[no self]]) and [[anonymous contributions]] to [[Ayurveda]] and [[Chinese Medicine]].
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 +• The [[Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute]] is currently the only educational program in the world to offer such an extensive collection of organized Ayurvedic [[clinical research]] of patient [[case studies]] (over 1500 hours worth of consultation audio recordings).
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 +http://​www.Nalanda-University.com ​ |  http://​www.BhaisajyaGuru.com
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 +[[Ayurveda Dharma]] is distributed via this [[GNU Free Documentation License]] (FDL) and/or under [[Creative Commons License]] Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States: http://​creativecommons.org/​licenses/​by-sa/​3.0/​us/​legalcode. ​ Since words create our reality (see [[prajna]]),​ there are certain words to avoid: Please see also: [[Words to Avoid]]
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 +[[Medicine Buddha Mantra]]: [[Om]] [[Namo]] [[Bhagavate]] [[Bhaisajya]] [[Guru]] [[Vaidurya]] [[Prabaha]] [[Rajaya]] [[Tathagataya]] [[Arhate]] [[Samyamsambodhi]] [[Tadyata]] [[Om]] [[Bhaisajye]] Bhaisajye [[Bhaisajya]] [[Samudgate]] [[Svaha]]!
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 +[[Medicine King Bodhisattva]] [[Jeweled Ax Mantra]] 16 (Line 64 of the [[Great Compassion Mantra]] of [[Avalokiteshvara]]): ​
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 +[[Syi lu seng e mu chywe ye Nan Wei la ye Wei la ye Sa wa he]].
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