While there are many books devoted to Ayurveda, very few have any in-depth basis in scientific studies. Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies provides a critical evaluation of literature, clinical trials, and biochemical and pharmacological studies that demonstrates how Ayurvedic Therapies are supported by scientific data. It is the first book to analyze and synthesize research that supports Ayurveda. The editor has carefully selected topics based on the availability of scientific studies and the prevalence of a disease. Providing a natural bridge from Ayurveda to Western medicine, the book facilitates the integration of these therapies by health care providers.