About Ayurveda : History and Facts

The word “ayurveda” is Sanskrit, meaning knowledge of life and longevity. According to modern Ayurvedic sources, the origins of Ayurveda have been traced to around 6,000 BCE. The first recorded forms of Ayurveda as medical texts evolved from the Vedas.The origins of Ayurveda are also found in Atharvaveda. There are three principal early texts on Ayurveda, the Charaka Samhita, the Sushruta Samhita and the Bhela Samhita. The Sushruta Samhita is based on an original from the 6th century BCE.

Ayurveda is a form of medicinal practice that has originated in India and it is considered to be the oldest healing branch of science which internally purifies and restores balance though changes in your diet, herbs and meditation.

Ayurveda believe every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth.Ayurveda also names three elemental bodily humors, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that a balance of the doshas results in health.We’re all made up of a unique combination of these three forces. This unique combination is determined at the moment of conception, and is your own personal blueprint, or prakriti (nature).

Ayurveda incorporates use of only natural ingredients like spices, herbs, ghee, molasses, honey, minerals, rock salt, oils, ashes, homemade alcohol etc.

To cure, Ayurveda follows eight methods to recover which is known as ‘Astavidha Rogi Pareeksha’. The factors of treatment are- Naadi (pulse), Shabda (voice), Mala (stool), Mutra (Urine), Sparsha (touch), Jivvha (tongue), Drik (vision) and Aakriti (body type).

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