is India's great national
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Ayurveda is a more than 6,000 year old comprehensive system of medicine
based on a holistic approach rooted in Vedic culture.
Ayurveda, from India, may be the world's oldest intact system of
healing, dating from between 3000 and 2000 BC.
"Prevention is better than
cure" - is the principle followed by Ayurveda. Ayurveda
in Sanskrit means "the science of Life". Ayurveda is a holistic
healing science which comprises of two words, Ayu and Veda. Ayu
means life and Veda means knowledge or science. So the literal
meaning of the word Ayurveda is the science of life.
As mentioned above Ayurveda is a science of life so to know more about
it, we must know what is life? Life according to Ayurveda is a
combination of senses, mind, body and soul. So it is clear from this
definition of life that Ayurveda is not only limited to body or physical
symptoms but also gives a comprehensive knowledge about spiritual,
mental and social health.
It is an ancient, unfailing system of treatment based on medicines
prepared from herbal plants found in abundance in India. Ayurveda is an
integral part of the people of India. This ancient knowledge system of
medicine has gained global acceptance especially for alternative ways of
preventive, curative and rejuvenate processes making life a more
pleasurable experience. This has a holistic approach and it helps
maintain the balance of the physiological systems and plays a vital role
in preventing diseases and revitalizing the entire life system body,
mind and soul.
Basic Principles of Ayurvedic Science :
According to the Ayurveda, some of the popular "health foods" of today
are not actually good for your health at all. Western "health food"
advocates generally prescribes the same kind of food for everyone.
However, according to the Ayurveda the con situation of your body
determines what food is good for you. There are five elements which
constitutes the bodily make up: air, fire, water, earth & eather.
Basically there are three kinds of people, depending on which elements
AIR People (Vata): Generally underweight, skinny, with
thin bone structure. Philosophical, loves traveling, emotional,
sentimental and artistic. Prone to rheumatic pains, heaviness, gas,
rough skin, weak digestion and nervousness.
FIRE People (Pitta): Moderate in weight, with strong
bone structure. Technical, sportive, intelligent, energetic, hard
working, tendency for leadership. Prone to allergies, skin diseases,
headache, acidity, etc.
WATER & EARTH People (Kapha): Generally overweight,
heavy, with thick bone structure. Business minded, very creative,
diplomatic, quick in money making, tactful. Prone to blood circulatory
disorders, heart diseases, muscular pains, mucus, etc.
According to Ayurveda, from
birth to death, doshas influence the health status and physical constitution
of a man, either positively or negatively. Doshas are the functional
intelligences within the body. As soon as life enters into the body, three
vital principles emerge which regulate and control the biological functions.