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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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NATURE'S MEDICINE : AYURVEDA
The Six Tastes

Ayurveda recognizes six tastes in food and herbs. These are sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent. Each is composed of two elements. Sweet is composed of earth and water; salty of water and fire; sour of earth and fire; pungent of fire and air; bitter of air and ether; and astringent of earth and air. 

Sweet is sweet or pleasant in taste as in most foods; sugars, starches, carbohydrates, dairy, nuts, meat. It is strengthening and nourishing and has a tonic, demulcent and laxative effect. Salty is as in table salt. It has a stimulant, demulcent, laxative and sedative effect. Sour is as in sour fruit, pickles or vinegar. 

It has a stimulant, expectorant and laxative effect. Pungent is as in spices like pepper, mustard, ginger or cinnamon. Its properties are stimulant, diaphoretic, decongestant, analgesic and diuretic. Bitter is as in bitters like gentian, golden seal. Its action is cleansing, detoxifying, alterative and diuretic.

 

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About Nature's Medicine : Ayurveda
Nature's Medicine...Pg1
Nature's Medicine....Pg2
Nature's Medicine...Pg3
Self Healing-Pg1
Self Healing-Pg2
Active And Passive...Pg1
Active And Passive...Pg2
Background-Pg1
Background-Pg2

Background-Pg3

The Biological Humors...Pg1
The Biological Humors....Pg2
The Biological Humors....Pg3
The Constitutional Types..Pg1
The Constitutional Types...Pg2
The Constitutional Types...Pg3
The Constitutional Types...Pg4
The Constitutional Types...Pg5
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg1
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg2
The Six Tastes. Pg1
The Six Tastes. Pg2
Ayurvedic Treatment..Pg1
Pancha Karma
Ayurvedic Massage...
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg3
Ayurvedic Preparations
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg1
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg2
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