Ayurveda is the world’s oldest known medical science, originating in India over 5,000 years ago. ‘Ayu’ means life, and ‘veda’ means knowledge,so literally, it means the science of life. Ayurveda describes the natural make-up of the world and the living beings within it. It explains how each individual is a unique composition of physical and mental elements. It then specifies the practices necessary for people to keep themselves in harmony—internally and with their environment.
In many ways, Ayurveda is like an instruction manual of natural living for human beings. It provides a systematic approach to health that includes a proper diet, exercise and seasonal daily practices that lead to healthy living.
Ayurveda also provides treatments for physical and psychological ailments. These include herbal medicines. The treatments are all-natural, and have no side effects. Further, because Ayurveda treats the root cause of the illness rather than the symptoms, it provides long lasting effects rather than temporarily relief. All ingredients used are found in their natural habitats, and are prepared in non-polluting ways.