10 Best Books on Ayurveda to Read in 2021

Ayurvedic Medicine

In this article, I am going to discuss the 10 best books on Ayurveda that will enhance your knowledge of Ayurveda up to the next level. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced, if you study these books, you will feel that you have become a pro in Ayurveda.

“Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.”

Christy Turlington

Generally, to cure with herbs and grass is meant Ayurveda only. But it is not like that. Ayurveda has a broad history and field. It is also a kind of subject that we study in colleges and institutes nowadays.

Ayurveda is made of two words that are “Ayu + Veda” where ‘Ayu’ means ‘the life’ and ‘Veda’ means ‘to know.  So, Ayurveda means ‘to know the art of life. The principle of Ayurveda is to save the health of healthy people and reduce the sickness of sick people.

There are thousands of books that explain Ayurveda but every book does not worth it. Few books are only a wastage of time. But some books are very important to understand Ayurveda. I have mentioned the 10 best books on Ayurveda below that need to be studied.

So, let’s start

10 Best Books on Ayurveda

Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing

AuthorVasant Lad

This book comes under the top 50 books in Ayurveda Medicine and Energy Healing books. It is called an ideal book for beginners who are the novice in Ayurveda. This book will teach you about real health. You will be introduced through this informative book to several ayurvedic medicines that will boost your health and stamina.

If you are going to just start your journey in Ayurveda, you should start with it.

Ayurveda, Nature’s Medicine

AuthorDavid Dr. Frawley, Subhash Dr. Ranade

It is another the best book for Ayurveda. The author has presented well-organized information about Ayurveda. You will get very clear concepts of Ayurveda through this book that will help you to understand the science of Ayurveda.

The author has introduced lots of herbs in this book that are able to cure major diseases and also boost health. If you want to explore Ayurveda, you must go for it.


AuthorSahara Rose Ketabi

This book ranks at 11th position in Ayurveda Medicine at Amazon Bestsellers list. The author has described the benefits of many herbs like Tulsi, Shatavari, and Ashwagandha, etc. She also describes the importance of tongue scrape, pranayama, ashtanga, etc. with respect to our health. This book will help you to understand Ayurveda deeply. Truly, it is a comprehensive note on Ayurveda that will boost your knowledge up to the next level.

Eat, Feel, Fresh: A Contemporary Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook

AuthorSahara Rose Ketabi

Sahara’s this book ranks at 10th position in Ayurveda Medicine, 16th position in Holistic Medicine, and 32nd position in Natural food cocking at Amazon Best Sellers list. This is one of the best books that will teach you how and what you should eat.

Sahara has described many recipes through this book that are good for a plant-based diet. If you want to increase your health status, you should follow this book.

Ayurveda and the Mind

AuthorDr. David Frawley
Publication1997 (1st Edition)

This book ranks at 50th position in Ayurveda Medicine at Amazon Best Sellers list. If you have no idea about Ayurveda then don’t go for it. This book is best for those who know a little bit about Ayurveda. If you read any one book from the above-mentioned books, then you can go for it. Mr. David has made it very informative and insightful that is its peculiarity. We can say that it is a spiritual way for the common man.

The Chopra Centre: Herbal Handbook

AuthorDeepak Chopra & David Simon

This book introduces you to the nutritional value as well as the healing benefits of all herbs. If you are a beginner and are not familiar with herbs, you don’t need to go anywhere. This only book can master you in that field.

Mr. Deepak and David tried to mention all possible ways to understand Ayurveda easily. You should not put it down if you want to be a master of Ayurveda.

Modern Ayurveda

AuthorAli Cramer

As its name suggests, it is compatible with modern times. After many experiments continuously, the author has mentioned many principles of Ayurveda in this book. The book gives you insight into how to integrate your daily life that is very beneficial for human beings. Except for comprehensive details on Ayurveda, the author made it very easy to understand language, informative, and very insightful.

Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide

AuthorSusan Weis-Bohlen

If we talk about its popularity, this book ranks at 10th position in Ayurveda Medicine, at 16th position in Holistic Medicine, and at 17th position in Yoga on the Amazon Best Sellers list.

The author has tried to explain the basics of Ayurveda after experimenting with her life. After many experiments and research, she wrote this informative book, which is now available to us.

What to Eat for How You Feel

AuthorDivya Alter

This book ranks at 22nd position in Ayurveda Medicine, at 37th position in Vegetarian Cooking, and 50th position in Whole Foods Diets on Amazon Best Sellers list.

This is one of the best Ayurvedic cookbooks that will teach you the ancient art of delicious healthy cooking to the twenty-first century with flavors adapted for the contemporary Western palate. It is a well-written and well-organized book that you should follow.

The Ayurvedic Cookbook

AuthorAmadea Morningstar, Urmila Desai
Publication1992 (1st Edition)

“The Ayurvedic Cookbook” has an insightful introduction to Ayurveda that goes straight to the most useful and most important concepts. The author has described hundreds of recipes that are very helpful for our health. These recipes are not only healthy but delicious and easy to make. If you are a health-conscious person, you must follow it.


Charaka is known as the father of Ayurveda. He wrote “Charak Samhita” that is an encyclopedia of Ayurveda.

Dhanvantari is traditionally regarded as the founder of Ayurveda.

Sushruta (known as the father of Indian Medicine and the father of Plastic Surgery) was the first surgeon of India. Along with India, he was also the first surgeon in the world.

India is the best place to learn Ayurveda where Ayurveda has been practiced since ancient times. Along with India, Ayurveda is also dominated in Nepal. There are some other countries as Bhutan, Japan, Shri Lanka, Bangladesh etc. where Ayurveda exists.

The answer to this question is very complicated because in the USA neither every Ayurvedic product is banned nor approved. There are few products that are approved and few products are banned.

Yes, major Ayurvedic medicines are banned in Europe. Only a few medicines are not banned there.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is the best Ayurvedic doctor in India. He is also a CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India.

Yes, Ayurveda has the ability to eliminate the disease from its roots. Its only drawback is that it takes a long time to come into effect.

It totally depends upon the types of courses you want to learn. If you want to learn only the basics of Ayurveda, it usually takes 3 to 6 months.

Ayurvedic doctors are also called Vaidya. The term Vaidya is a Sanskrit word that means a doctor or traditional physician.

Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the day of Dhanvantri Jayanti i.e. Dhanteras.

There are many Ayurvedic companies in India that are good. But the 10 best companies are as follows-

  1. Vopec Pharma
  2. Dabur India Ltd
  3. Vicco Laboratories
  4. Patanjali Ayurveda
  5. Himalaya Wellness
  6. Navayur Herbals
  7. Elzac Herbals
  8. Kama Ayurveda
  9. Sanat Products Ltd
  10. Baidyanath


Today Ayurveda is expanding very fast all over the world. Not only India but many parts of the world are accepting Ayurveda as the new science of medicine. While almost all countries are starting to take Ayurveda seriously, you should also be familiar with Ayurveda. You have to start by yourself. For this, the books mentioned above can be very helpful for you.

So, now you have known the 10 best books that are very crucial to enhance the knowledge in Ayurveda. You should follow these books as these books give you a chance to understand the art of living.

These books are quite informative and insightful. These are also well-organized books. The authors have tried their best to present everything accurately. You will also be familiar with several homemade remedies that are good for your health through this book.

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