If I had only a single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice turmeric. There is little that it cannot do in the realm of healing and much that no other herb is able to accomplish. Turmeric has a broad spectrum of actions, mild but certain effects, and is beneficial for long term and daily usage. Though it is a common spice, few people, including herbalists know of its great value and are using it to the extent possible. It is an herb that one should get to know and live with. "Turmeric, the Ayurvedic Spice of Life", should be part of the library of every herbalist or anyone interested in plants and spices. Turmeric is indeed the spice of life. It carries the energy of life to our entire being and connects us to the beneficent forces of this conscious universe in which we live. It is also perhaps the most useful, and certainly the most commonly used Ayurvedic herb. Turmeric is a good place to start studying and using Ayurveda and a good herb with which to take a new lease on life. Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) Author, Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization, Ayurvedic Healing
I Wanted to Like It
By Writer Designer - January 21, 2012
This book is a great idea and written with charm and real passion for the spice's healing capabilities. It's not very well edited - there are lots of typos and passages in awkward English, and thus it has the feel of a self-published book (I don't know if it is, but many traditionally published books these days seem to have that feel, anyway!), but I don't mind that so much.
The problem is, although it goes into extraordinary detail, it lacks focus, which seems strange, since of course it's purely focused on turmeric. But it's not focused in terms of what it offers its readership. Is it written for scientists? Healthcare workers? Is it for people who want to self-medicate? Is it for historians? Philosophers? People in India? The UK? America? It has a bit for everyone. One could say "it's for all of them," but it's not exhaustive enough for that - it doesn't really address the needs of people who want to use turmeric. It's more a random inclusion of things... read more
A must have herbal book
By Irena - January 3, 2011
A must have guide book for the practicing herbalist, clinician and for home and family awareness. Turmeric is an herb to know, love and use and this book clearly provides a great pathway for greater understanding of the plants 1000's of years of use in a fun and inviting way that will have you laughing and learning at the same time!. Invaluable.... read more
Fantastic info on Turmeric
By me - January 3, 2011
This a fantastic, in-depth study on Turmeric and the amazing health benefits it provides. This is a must-read for anyone interested in herbal medicine or Ayurveda.
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