More recent revelations about the side effects of allopathic drugs chemotherapeutics and antibiotics have scared many people all over the world and there is a concerted effort to find an alternative. Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, has perhaps an unenviable position in the field. Un-fortunately, because of the difficulty in understanding the language in which its original classics were composed, the knowledge of its fundamental principles and practices has remained inaccessible to scientists and research workers of the West and even to some Indians who are not acquainted with Sanskrit. The author has dealt with the fundamentals of Ayurveda in detail in a lucid and easily intelligible style. There is a great demand to know about Ayurveda in India and abroad. This book will effectively help the students and scholars of medicine in India and abroad.