About Ayurveda

The word “Veda” means knowledge. The progression of the Indian art of healing and living a vigorous life comes from the four vedas namely: Riga veda, Sama veda, Yajurveda and Aratha veda. Ayurveda attained a state of reverence and is classified as one of Upavedas; a subsection attached to the Arthava veda. The Arthva-veda not only covers the magical spells and the mystic sciences but also the Ayurveda that deals with the illness, injuries, fertility, stability and healthiness.

Ayurveda is considered as one of the oldest of the traditional systems of medicine excepted globally. The junction of rich knowledge from Ayurveda and mother nature can lead to new avenues in herbal drug discovery processes.

The lack of understanding of alterations and comparisons between the theoretical doctrine of Ayurvedic traditional system is major obstacle towards their conjunction, apart from the other obstructions in the discovery of plant-based medicines. Our aim is to highlight the age-old history and the basic principles of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda for Great Health

Ayurveda believes that whole universe is composed of five elements Akash, Vayu, Agni, Jal and Prithvi. The three humors: – Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosa are collectively called as “Tridoshas” which controls the basic psychological functions of human body.

Human body consist of Saptdhatus(seven tissues) Rasa (tissue fluids), Rakta( blood), Mamsa( muscles), Meda( fat and connective tissues), Asthi( bones), Majja (Marrow), Shukar (Semen). Three malas (waste products of body viz Purisha (faces) Mutra (urine) and Sweda (sweet).

In recent decades, Ayurveda has experienced a substantial change in its pattern and a scientific change in attitude of researches, towards its applications has occurred.

Meditation, yoga, aroma gems, diet, herbs, astrology, colour, surgery etc. are used in inclusive manner in treating patients. Treating significant and sensitive spots on the body called Marma is described in Ayurveda massages, workouts and yoga are recommended.

If we can help individuals to connect with nature it will benefit people to get rid of all kind of ailments.

Ultimately, we want to see everyone taking action to restore nature. Feeling a part of mother nature and Ancient traditional Ayurveda sciences can help mankind all over the universe to prevent and cure illness. Ultimately, we want to guide everyone about scientific knowledge about Ayurvedic science so as to keep mankind in a healthy state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.

History Of Ayurveda

The knowledge of Ayurveda is created by three surviving texts of Charaka, Shushrutu and Vaghbata written by Rishi Charak, Rishi Shushrutu and Vaghbata. In 1st century AD, charak samhita was written, in 4th century AD Shushrutu samhita was written and in 5th century AD Vaghbata complied third set of major texts called Ashtanga Hridaya and Ashtanga Sangraha.

Charaka’s School of Physicians and Shushrutu School of Surgeons became the foundation of Ayurveda and aided to organize and methodically categorize the branches of medicine and surgery. Sixteen major supplements (Nighantus) were written in the ensuring years- Dhanvantari, Bahavaprakasha, raja and Shaligram to name a few- that helped to refine the practice of Ayurveda. New preparations were added and unproductive ones were discarded. Expansion of application, identification of new illness and finding substitute treatments seemed to have been an evolving process. Close to 3000 plants those were used in therapeutic treatments and narrowing symptoms were identified in these supplements.

Dridhabala in 4th century revised the Charaka Samita. The manuscripts of Sushrata Samhita were reviewed and complemented by Nagarjuna in 6th century. They developed eight branches/ divisions of Ayurveda:

  • Kaya Chikitsa
  • Shalakya tantra
  • Agada tantra
  • Bhuta Vidya
  • Kaumarya Bhritta
  • Rasayana
  • Vagitarana

Ayurveda is attributed to Dhanvantri, the physician to the Gods of Hindy mythology who received it from Brahama. Its earliest concepts were set out in the portion of Vedas known as Arathaveda.

British physicians travelled to India to observe rhinoplasty being performed using Indian methods and the reports on their rhino plasty methods were published in Gentleman’s magazine in 1794. Instruments described in Shushrutu Samhita were further modified in Europe. Joseph Constentine Carpso studied plastic surgery methods in India for 20 yrs and in 1815 was able to perform the first major rhinoplasty surgery in the western world using the ‘Indian’ method of nose reconstruction. In 1840 Brett published an article about this practice. During this period, the practice of Ayurveda was not accepted by British Indian Government rather was in favour of modern medicines. Ayurveda became the part of Indian National Health Care System in state hospitals and used Ayurveda for treating various fatal diseases. Many researches are going on for better results and Ayurvedic traditional practice is becoming first choice of treatment for educated and health lover people. Ayurveda in the existing universal tendency proposes a diverse approach towards globalization, making it marginal and adjustable in the universal situation.