Ayurveda Books: Recommended Reading

One of the most common requests I get from people, is what are the Ayurveda books that I recommend to others. Below is a list of my favorite Ayurveda books broken down as cookbooks, books for beginners, and advanced studies books for Ayurvedic Practitioners.

Ayurvedic Cookbooks

  1. Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha Lad & Dr. Vasant Lad
  2. Eat Taste Heal: An Ayurvedic Guidebook and Cookbook for Modern Living by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan
  3. The Essential Ayurvedic Cookbook by Lois A. Leonhardi
  4. Easy Ayurveda Cookbook by Rockridge Press
  5. The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar with Urmila Desai
  6. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well by Kate O’Donnell
  7. Heaven’s Banquet: The Maharishi Ayur-Veda Cookbook by Miriam Kasin Hospodar
  8. Living Ahimsa Diet: Nourishing Love & Life by Maya Tiwari
  9. Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease by Bharat B. Aggarwal
  10. Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi

Ayurvedic Beauty & Skincare

  1. Ayurvedic Beauty Care: Ageless Techniques to Invoke Natural Beauty by Melanie Sachs
  2. Ayurveda & Aromatherapy: The Earth Essential Guide to Ancient Wisdom and Modern Healing by Light & Bryan Miller
  3. Absolute Beauty: Radiant Skin and Inner Harmony Through the Ancient Secrets of Ayurveda by Pratima Raichur

Ayurveda Books for Beginners

  1. Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
  2. Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
  3. An Elementary Textbook of Ayurveda by Frank John Ninivaggi
  4. Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley
  5. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Based on the Timeless Wisdom of India's 5,000-year-old Medical System by Vasant Lad
  6. Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness by David Frawley
  7. Ayurveda for Women by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda

Advanced Studies of Ayurveda (recommended for Ayurvedic Practitioners)

  1. Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide by David Frawley
  2. The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine by David Frawley & Vasant Lad
  3. Ayurveda Secrets of Healing: The Complete Ayurvedic Guide to Healing Through Pancha Karma Seasonal Therapies, Diet, Herbal Remedies and Memory by Maya Tiwari
  4. Ayurveda and Marma Therapy: Energy Points in Yogic Healing by David Frawley, Subhash Ranade & Avinash Lele
  5. Secrets of the Pulse: The Ancient Art of Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis by Vasant Lad
  6. Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies by Vasant Lad
  7. Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis by Walter 'Shantree' Kacera
  8. Ayurveda & Panchakarma: The Science of Healing & Rejuvenation by Sunil V. Joshi
  9. The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage by John Douillard
  10. Ayurvedic Spa: Treatments for Large and Small Spas As Well As Home Care to Help Everyone Become Healthy, Happy, and Inspired by Melanie and Robert Sachs
  11. Seven Systems of Indian Philosophy by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
  12. Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to your Asana Practice by David Frawley and Sandra Summerfield Kozak
  13. Practice of Ayurveda by Swami Sivananda
  14. Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles by Vasant Lad
  15. Textbook of Ayurveda: A Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment by Vasant Lad
  16. Textbook of Ayurveda: General Principles of Management and Treatment by Vasant Lad