The jungle and the aroma of meats: an ecological theme in Hindu medicine
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
The jungle and the aroma of meats
Abstract: 

In classical Ayurvedic medicine, the jungle is the dry land of the Punjab and the Delhi Doab, an open vegetation of thorny shrubs. The polarity of dry lands and wet lands framed not only the whole Ayurvedic materia medica, but also the more general conception of a cosmic physiology governed by Agni (the sun) and Soma (the dispenser of the rain). Clearing the land and draining the body were two aspects of one and the same art of managing the transactions of all sorts of vital fluids, saps, juices, savors and humors. Medicine in the context of thought and practice associated with the jungle was, and still is in modern India, a kind of agriculture.

Author(s): 
Zimmermann, F.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Soc Sci Med
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Year: 
1988
Pages: 
197-215
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0277-9536
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 3175704

Turabian/Chicago Citation

F. Zimmermann. 1988. "The jungle and the aroma of meats: an ecological theme in Hindu medicine." Social Science & Medicine (1982) 27: 3: 197-215.

Wikipedia Citation

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