For the first time, here is a detailed explanation and classification of herbs using the ancient system of Ayurveda. More than 270 herbs are listed, with 108 herbs explained in detail. Many of the most commonly used Western herbs will be found here, with a profound Ayurvedic perspective. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are introduced. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and index are also included.