Monday, October 17, 2011

Towards Ayurvedic Biology




Professor Valiathan’s eloquent report begins with a historical and empathetic introduction to the healing science of Ayurveda in its natural setting. Against this background, several tenets and practices which need to be explored in terms of modern science, from molecular biology to nanotechnology, are indicated. These range from correlates of tridoshas to the possible connection between the preparation of bhasmas and their efficacy. Many specific departures are suggested; indeed, national research activity in some of these areas is beginning, spurred by Professor Valiathan’s efforts and the response of the Indian scientific community.


















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