Ayurveda is the flawless ancient science of life; the word 'Ayur' literally means 'life' and 'veda',
the 'science' or 'knowledge'.
Ayurveda elucidates the do's and don'ts one has to follow, which favours the well-being of each individual
to lead a healthy, happy, comfortable life physically, mentally and socially.
Ayurveda also emphasis the adage, 'prevention is better than cure'.
There are four Vedas or treatises that form the basis of the Indian medical philosophy. These are the Rigveda,
the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Adharva Veda.
How did Ayurveda emerge?
Ayurveda emerged as a branch of Adharva Veda; it dates back to over five thousand years. It is said to have
originated from Lord Brahma (Creator of the Universe, according to Indian mythology) and descended to the earth
through various generations of gods and saints. This has been handed down to us by means of ancient venerable
scripts as palm leaf books, leather leaves, etc. The oldest works in Ayurveda still available are the Charaka
Samhita, Susrutha Samhita and Ashtanga Samgraha.
How does Ayurveda treat an ailment?
Ayurveda treatment is given not only to the ailments or the affected parts, but to the person as a whole.
This creates an environment for purifying the body naturally, which eliminates all toxic imbalances, enabling to
regain natural resistance from diseases and attain good health.
What is the treatment process of Ayurveda?
Ayurveda provides detailed instructions of daily regimen, seasonal regimen, food, sleep and sexual behavior so that
health can be optimized and illness healed. Ayurveda is grounded in metaphysics of the five elements, earth
(prithvi), water (jal), fire (agni), air (vayu) and ether or space (akash). Ayurveda stresses a balance of three
elemental energies or humors: vata, pitta and kapha.