Student Research Papers

The selected papers published on our website have been written by students of the California College of Ayurveda as a part of their required work toward graduation.

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A Perspective of the Ayurvedic Application to HIV By Lance Roehrig

The goal of this paper is not to prove viability of one herb, approach or method as a viable healing agent of HIV. Rather, the goal, like Ayurveda, is to show the extensive tools available to the HIV individual and in fact all individuals managing chronic disease.

Aging Gracefully With Ayurveda

By: Mori Leshem   The age of menopausal onset (perimenopause) differs from one woman to the next and also has wide variability based on where one lives in the world….

Allopathic & Ayurvedic Approaches to Leucoderma

By Rama D. Napolitani C.A.S Table of Contents  Introduction Modern Medicine and Leucoderma Ayurveda and Leucoderma Classical Ayurveda and Svitra Nidanam Purvarupa (earliest signs/symptoms) Rupa (clinical signs/symptoms) Samprapti (pathogenesis of…

An Ayurvedic Perspective on The Lunar Effect By Arlini Singh

 ya esa sodasa-kalah puroso bhagavan manomayo ‘nnamayo “mrtamayo deva-pitr-manusya-bhuta-pasu-paksi-sarispavirudham pranapy ayana-silavat sarvamaya iti varnayanti Translation Because the moon is full of all potentialities, it represents the influence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead….

Ashwagandha the World’s Healer

By: Katlyn Bosnich The desire for and use of more natural ways to bring health into the body as well as heal or help aid in the healing of current…

Aśvagandhā By Radhakrishna Gargé

 Table of Contents Acknowledgements…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Aśvagandhā – The Plant and its Distribution……………………………………………………………………………..5 Parts of the plant and their traditional therapeutic uses……………………………………………………………….6 Chemical Constituents of Aśvagandhā……………………………………………………………………………………..6 Energetics and Ayurvedic properties…

Ayurveda, Death & Dying by Renee Traub

 Introduction: The intent of this research paper is to look at death and dying from an Ayurvedic perspective, specifically to assist those in the hospice and end­of­life caregiving field in…

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The papers published on our website have been written by students of the California College of Ayurveda as a part of their required work toward graduation. Each paper is reviewed by College staff prior to publication. However, the papers have not gone through a standard peer-review process. For this reason, the information in each paper should not be construed as the final word on any subject nor should it be assumed that minor errors do not exist. These papers are not suitable to be cited in other research papers.