Ayurveda is the ancient Indian art and science of healing and rejuvenation through the use of natural herbs, roots and minerals. It is said that over 5000yrs ago. Nature revelaed the curative and therapeutic properties of each tree,plant, herb, root and flower to a great sage. Dhanwantari, as he sat in dep meditation in the midst of a forest.
Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to India and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words ayus, meaning ‘life’, and veda, meaning ‘related to knowledge’ or ‘science’. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia.
Ancient Rishis and sages continued to learn of the beneficial link between the vegetable, mineral and human worlds, and discovered that bodily health comes from cultivating a harmonious balance of Nature’s three subtle energies, or doshas: vata, pitta and kapha, which are present in all life and matter. The doshas have certain qualities or attributes which characterize their effects on the human body. The individual remains healthy as long as these elements are in a state of equilibrium but if this equilibrium is disturbed beyond a point, the body succumbs to disease and decay. Ayurveda provides rational means for the treatment of many internal diseases which are considered to be obstinate and incurable in other systems of medicine. Simultaneously it lays a great deal of emphasis upon the maintenance of positive health of an individual. It thus aims at both the prevention and cure of diseases. Ayurveda also studies basic human nature and natural urges like hunger, thirst, sleep, sex, etc and provides measures for a disciplined, disease-free life.
As per Indian heritage and science, “Ayurveda” is an Upa Veda of Atharva Veda which is one of four main vedas (Knowledge Systems).
The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India. The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era. Ayurvedic practitioners also claim to have identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases.
These two famous treaties of Ayurveda “Charaka Samhita” by Sage “Charaka”, which deals with prevention and treatment of disease, and “Sushruta Samhita” of Sage “Sushruta”, which deals with Ayurvedic surgical procedures. In the Ayurvedic system, the prevention of all types of disease has a prominent place in treatment, including restructuring a patient’s lifestyle to align with the course of nature and the four seasons to guarantee complete wellness.
Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) within the western world, where several of its methods, such as herbs, massage, and Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine, are applied on their own as a form of CAM treatment. However, such alternative therapy approaches are not unique to Ayurveda because they are also available under the systems of Unani Medicine, Greek Medicine, and Islamic Medicine.
Ayurveda is not just Yoga as exercise, Massage or complementary and Alternative Medicine as many of the people think. Ayurveda is “SCIENCE OF LIFE” knowledge for life.
Ayurveda is not just yoga as exercise, Massage or complementary and alternative medicine as many of the people think