Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies

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Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies is a book published in Jamalpur (India) by the philosopher and social reformer Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar[note 1] aka Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (1921–1990).[note 2] The volume (with 150 pages in the last edition of 2004) was originally published in Bengali with the name of Yaogik Cikitsa. Dedicated to the late Sarat Chandra Bose was released for the first time on 1957.[note 3]

Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies
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"Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies": the front cover of the 2004 edition[2][1]
Author Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Language English
Subject Medicine, Natural remedies, Naturopathy
Publisher Ananda Marga Publications[1]
Publication date 1957 (first ed.) 2004 (last ed.) (IND)
Media type print
Pages 150 (on 2004 ed.)
ISBN 81-7252-178-2
Location in Sarkarverse
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Contents

The book contains 41 chapters, each corresponding to the name of a different disease and presenting various Yaogika methods of treating the various illnesses. As stated by the author in the preface, the purpose of the book "is to let people cure themselves by practising the Ásanas and Mudras.." describing "along with the Ásanas and Mudrás, a list of some free or inexpensive and easily-available, but proven and useful remedies, as well as the methods of their application..".[3]

According to the author "The object of the art of healing is to cure a patient, both physically and mentally. So the question is not the advocacy of any particular school of medical science, but rather the welfare of the patient".[3] According to Sarkar diseases can be cured through natural methods: yogic exercise using water, proper diet, herbal remedies, sunlight and air. Some of the herbal recipes included in the book are quoted on scientific journals.[4]

Another version (completely revisited) of the same book has been published on 2011 with a different title. This new volume, titled "Natural medicine",[5] is much different from the original one and has been greatly expanded with many more pages (214) and informations like drawings, additional explanations (particularly for the asanas and for the herbals remedies) and coloured diagrams.

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ Giani Zail Singh, seventh president of India has said about Sarkar: "Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar was one of the greatest modern philosophers of India. (Inayatullah, 2002).
  2. ^ Between 1955 and 1990 the author wrote in English, Bengali and Hindi. He wrote in the name "Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar" when treating sociology, economics, philology and various other subjects, and in the name ""Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti"" when focusing on spiritual topics. Many of his books he gave as dictations; others were compiled from his discourses, some of them in small pocket-books.
  3. ^ On Kárttikii Púrńimá, i.e. the wikipedia:full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Kárttika (October–November).

Citations

Sources

  • Diver, Steve (1999) "Farming the Future: Sarkar's Unique Contributions to Agriculture." retrieved 31 December 2012 
  • Inayatullah, Sohail; Fitzgerlad, Jennifer (1999), Prabhat Ranjain Sarkar's Theories of Individual & Social Transformation, Maleny: Gurukula Press 
  • Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (1957), Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies, Jamalpur: Ananda Marga-Ananda Printers, ISBN 81-7252-178-2 
  • Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2011), Natural Medicine, Kolkata: Ananda Marga Publications, ISBN 978-81-7252-278-0 
  • Verma, S K; Jain, Vartika; Katewa, S S (Dec. 2009), "Blood pressure lowering, fibrinolysis enhancing and antioxidant activities of Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)", Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics 46: 503 
  • "Ananda Marga Publications" retrieved 31 December 2012