A Textbook Of Swasthavritta

A Textbook Of Swasthavritta

Item Code: IDF073
Author: Dr.Subhash Ranade
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Language: English
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 8170842706
Pages: 470
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.7"
Weight 780 gm

About the Authors :

Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade was formerly Principal of Ashtang Ayurveda College, Pune, India and is the author of more than 92 books on Ayurveda, which have been published in German, Polish, Italian, English, and many Indian languages. He has the honour of being visiting Professor to all the colleges of Ayurveda in USA and other Institutes like Sewa Akademie in German, Ateneo Veda Vyasa in Italy, Foundation of Health in Poland and Ayurveda International Diffusing Association of Japan. Since 1981, he has visited and has conducted hundreds of Ayurveda courses for medical practitioners in Europe, U.S.A. and Japan.

Dr. Rajendra Deshpande is an Ayurvedic consultant and Head of Department of Ayurvedic Physiology at Ayurvedic College, Nigdi, Pune. He has done double post graduation (MD) in the subjects of Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Physiology. He has given many radio and television interviews on various topics of Ayurveda and has contributed many articles in various Journals. He has written many books on Ayurveda in Marathi, English and German Languages. He has visited Switzerland, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain for Ayurvedic propagation.

Dr. Rajkumar B. Bobade is an Asst. Professor at Ayurvedic College & Research Centre, Nigdi, Pune and has been teaching Preventive & Social Medicine (Swasthavritta) for the last ten years.


We are happy to present the standard text book on Swasthavritta, which w ill be useful for the students of second B.A.M.S as well as to the enthusiastic readers of Ayurveda. We have taken great care that all the topics mentioned as per the syllabus of CCIM have been covered in this book.

There are two theory papers of 1 00 marks each - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each paper contains two sections again 1 and 2.

In Paper 1 - section 1, we have described personal hygiene which covers mainly Ayurvedic aspect of prevention of disease dealing with daily and seasonal regimen and diet. Proper references and Sanskrit shlokas have been given for the benefit of the students while explaining all concepts of Ayurveda. In section 2, we have given the detail description of modern aspect of prevention of disease and social medicine containing chapters on Water, Light, Toilets, Vaccinations and Communicable diseases.

In Paper 2 - section 1, all aspects of Yoga have been described in this section, while section 2 - deals with Naturopathy.

Today it has been widely accepted that majority of the diseases are created not because of exogenous causes like bacteria and viruses but due to weak immune system of the host. Fast food, fast life style, improper and polluted air, water and food as well as stress are some of the important causes that lead to weak the immune system. Major 'diseases that affect the population such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, peptic ulcers and heart diseases are now labeled as Life style disorders. Therefore these days the modern medical doctors are also advising their patients regarding life style, diet and exercises. Wellness is the new concept of fitness and health in all Western countries which includes physical, psychological, emotional and social fitness. This is exactly what Ayurveda has advised since thousands of years through Swasthavritta.

This is the first text book on this subject written in English language and hence will be useful to all students of English medium as well as for all foreign readers.

We hope that like all our other text books published by Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthana, Delhi, students will welcome this book also and hence we wish all of them success in their journey of healthy life.



First Paper

1. Introduction to Swasthavritta 1
2. Daily Regimen 15
3. Ninght Regimen 39
4. Seasonal Regimen 53
5. Ethical Regimen 64
6. Prevention of Diseases 74
7. Food 86
8. Quantity and Quality of Food for Nutrition 123
9. Examination of Food 147
10. Type of Food 150
11. Air 164
12. Land 179
13. Water 184
14. Light 213
15. Waste Material 215
16. Toilet 227
17. Disposal of Corpse (Dead Body) 234
18. Industrial Hygiene 238
19. School Health 242
20. Trade Harmful for Social Health and their Effects 244
21. Epidemic and Contagions Diseases 246
22. Immunity 256
23 Hospital 260
Second Paper  
1. Yoga and Ayurveda 267
2. Yogasanas 278
3. Yogic Diet 302
4. Pranayama 308
5. Yogic Shuddhi-kriyas 317
6. Kundalini Yoga 324
7. Yoga and Peace of Mind 334
8. Naturopathy 337
9. Air and Space 342
10. Hydrotherapy 344
11. Steam Bath 347
12. External Bath 353
13. Mud Treatment 355
14. Sunlight 357
15. Massage 359
16. Natural Food 362
17. Fasting 364
18. Utility of Naturopathy in Some Specific Disease 367
19. Primary Health Care 370
20. Health Administration in India 375
21. Family Welfare Schema 378
22. Programs of National Importance 383
23. Mother and Child Welfare Programs 412
24. International Health Organizations 440
25. Health Statistics 451

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