Ayurveda is considered to be
the most ancient medicinal form. It mainly
developed during Vedic times; the origin can
be traced back to more than 5000 years.
Etymologically it is composed of two words
Ayur and Veda. Ayur means life and Veda means
science or knowledge. Hence, literally
Ayurveda means Science of Life. Ayurveda is
not only a medicinal system it is a way of
life, a philosophy. Life according to Ayurveda
is a combination of senses, mind, body and
soul. It deals not only with the physical
aspect but also spiritual health too. The laws
of the nature govern it. The ayurvedic
treatment not only cures a particular disease
but also goes deep into the root cause. The
concept of ayurveda is to promote health
rather than just treat disease. All the
remedies and suggestions are solely based on
nature. It cures a particular disease not just
from the physical aspect but it also takes the
mental, emotional and spiritual well being
into account. According to ayurveda the
structural aspect of every individual is made
up of five elements, namely: earth, water,
fire, air and space. The functional aspect of
the body is governed by three biological
humors. Traditional techniques and processes
are used to prepare the medicines at home,
while certain amount of mechanization is
inevitably used for large-scale production.
The beauty of the therapeutics is that they
contain the active principles in their natural
forms and their administration in prescribed
dozes does not cause any side effects to the
India is known worldwide for its ayurveda
treatment. There are various centers across
the country, which gives an authentic ayurveda
treatment. Kerala is the most famous
destination for ayurvedic treatment in India.
It attracts tourists not only from other parts
of India but also from different countries.
The treatment mainly comprises of powders,
tablets, decoctions, medicated oils etc.
prepared from natural herbs, plants and
minerals. Panch Karma therapy is also used as
a treatment in many diseases. Panchkarma is a
purifying therapy to enhance the metabolic
process through food and herbal medicines.
Panch Karma means five types of actions or
techniques or treatment. As the wastes are
eliminated from the body the person becomes
healthy. Ayur veda gives a complete look into
the lifestyle of a person. Like starting from
his personality to his daily food habits.
Ayurveda helps us in understanding each
individual at a very subtle personal level and
giving a detailed description about diet,
daily routine, life-style, actions and
activities to be followed. It's a science that
teaches how to live life in a true and natural
balance. Ayurveda aims at having a healthy and
happy society free from diseases. Two most
important aims of Ayurveda are: to maintain
the health of healthy people and to cure the
diseases of sick people.