The first finished research of Asian scientific Alchemy, this booklet describes using herbo-mineral-metal dependent medicinal drugs as utilized in a number of the world's oldest therapeutic traditions. It deals an in depth exploration of Âyurvedic medicinal purification practices that search to reinforce the healing strength of fabrics, metals and gem stones, in addition to supplying a concise evaluation of conventional and sleek apparatus and techniques utilized in the manufacture of those medicines.

The author's specific and engaging account of the hidden alchemical arts additionally explains many of the ancient history at the back of the on-going quest among Asian alchemists for immortality.

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Also, most of the people will locate this ebook a desirable research of background and a cultural trip beneficial of the main skilled vintage tourist. i've got completely loved vacationing via time whereas interpreting this e-book and suggest it to everybody attracted to the undying wisdom of alchemy. Vaidya Ātreya Smith Director of numerous faculties for Āyurveda in Europe, and writer of six books on Āyurvedic medication ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS the writer want to expand his appreciation to the subsequent humans, with no whom this ebook couldn't were written. My honest thank you visit: David Blackwell, Douglas Whyte, Udaya Dandunnage, Don Gunasena Ranatunga, Priyanta Senanayake, Siddharth Hooda, Steve Hubball, Andrew Kirk, Andrew Foss, Thomas Kirschner, Philip Lawrence, Alex Florshultz, Dr Ghanashyam Marda, Peter Hochmeier, Sebastian Hirsch, Heiner Fruehauf, Andrew and Laura Shakeshaft, Danny Cavanagh, Wynn Werner, Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Mueller, Jane Adams, Andrew and Sara pass, Mangesh Tembhurne, Dr Yamini Bhusan, Wendy Graham, Fred Hecktil and Biopharm (UK), Kate Andrew, Dr Pranit Ambulkar, Takao Yamamoto, Kavirāja H. S. Sharma, Donna Nunn, Sebastian Pole, Dominik and Dagmar Wujastyk and the entire employees at Mansuva medical institution (Colombo) and their manufacturing unit facility in Dompe (Sri Lanka 2004–2005). With distinct because of: Dr Janaki Perera, Dr Rukman Jayasinghe, Dr Mauroof Athique, Dr Venkata Narayana Joshi, Ātreya Smith, Tamotsu Sato, Dr Ben Hatai, Dr Partap Chauhan, Dr Claudia Welch, Dr Robert Svoboda, Dr Palitha Serasinghe, Dr Gamage Jayawardhane, Dr Arambepola Gishanti, Dr Chandralatha Samarasekera, Philip Weeks, Salim Khan, Dr Tasnim Munshi, Dr Kamal Serasinghe and Jessica Kingsley (Singing Dragon). DISCLAIMER the fabric during this e-book is meant to be reference paintings simply; it isn't meant for use to regard, diagnose or prescribe. the knowledge contained herein mustn't ever be thought of an alternative choice to expert suggestions or consultations with a duly authorized healthcare professional. creation Sri Lanka 1 creation I woke up round 5am to the sounds of within sight job on the neighborhood mosque; Fajar (dawn prayer) used to be round five. forty five. even though it used to be nonetheless darkish outdoor, the cacophony of the early morning site visitors used to be starting to be louder and possible closer. site visitors in Colombo by no means truly sleeps; it simply grows a bit extra subdued within the early hours, as though taking a breath prior to beginning a renewed roar of horns, clattering and shouting. All of this hustle and bustle is intermixed with Buddhist chants, on PA structures performed at ear-splitting volumes, including to the history day-by-day chaos. It most likely all sounds insufferable, yet after every week you stop to listen to any of it. within the dim gentle of the room I searched round for my wrist watch and peered bleary-eyed on the dial. convinced, simply previous 5am, so a bit time to organize myself for the trauma of the arriving day. Even at this hour the air temperature was once uncomfortably scorching and oppressive, yet used to be fairly simply limbering up for the excessive warmth of noon.

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