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The Jungle and the Aroma of Meats: An Ecological Theme in Hindu Medicine (Indian Medical Tradition Series), (Second Edition)

By: Francis Zimmermann

Price: $9.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2011

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 102675

ISBN: 8120816188

Condition: New


The theory of humors, vital fluids whose proportions in the human body determine its health and temperament, is far from outdated. And what we sometimes think of as a modern concern with ecology and alternative medicine is really as old as the traditional medical techniques of the classical West of South Asia. It is to the latter that Francis Zimmermann turns his attention, in a remarkable evocation that combines Sanskrit studies and anthropology. He reconstructs and exposes the linkage between humors, persons, and soils in classical Hindu medicine. His work will interested those involved in t... View more info